Civil Service Commission Announces the Conduct of Fire Officer Examination on March 2, 2014


ANNOUNCEMENT

The CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION announces the conduct of the

FIRE OFFICER EXAMINATION

to  establish  a  register  of  eligibles  from  which  certification  and  appointment  to second level ranks in the Bureau of Fire Protection and other functionally related positions shall be made, provided said eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the said positions.

The eligibility resulting from passing the Fire Officer Examination shall be called Fire  Officer  Eligibility,  and  considered  appropriate  for  appointment  to second level ranks in the fire protection service and functionally related positions only, except for ranks under the Philippine National Police.

Date of Examination: March 2, 2014

Period of Filing of Application: December 16, 2013 to January 16, 2014

I.  SCOPE OF THE EXAMINATION

General Ability (25%):  Verbal, Analytical, Numerical

Specialized Area (75%):
Fire Suppression (30%)
Pre-Fire Planning  
Firefighting Techniques and Procedures  
Tools and Equipment and Apparatus 
Fire Safety and Prevention (20%)
 Fire Code of the Philippines  
Fire Safety Related Codes, NFPA Laws and other BFP issuances (Building Code, Electrical Code)
                                BFP Citizens Charter, SOP/MC’s on Fire Safety Inspection
Fire Investigation (15%)
 The Law on Arson in the Philippines (RPC)  
Constitutional Rights of the Accused  
Prima Facie Evidence of Arson  
Rules of Court  
Procedure and Techniques  
Identification, Preservation and Handling of Evidence
                                                Other Related Procedure and Techniques  
SOP’s on Fire and Arson Investigation
 Administrative Matters (10%)
 RA 6975 and its IRR  
RA 9263 and its IRR  
RA 9592 and its IRR  
CSC Rules and Regulations and Qualification Standards
                                BFP Memo Circulars and SOP’s on Administrative Matters

II.  TESTING CENTERS

1. Quezon City
7. Cagayan de Oro City
2. San Fernando City, La Union 
8. Cebu City
3. Legazpi City 
9. Zamboanga City
 4. Iloilo City 
10. Butuan City
 5. Davao City 
11. Baguio City
 6. City of San Fernando, Pampanga
12. Tuguegarao, Cagayan

III.  PASSING GRADE

To pass the test, an examinee should get a rating of at least 80.00.

IV.  ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Applicants  are  advised  to  check  carefully  whether  they  meet  the admission  requirements  stated  below.  Only  those  who meet  the admission  requirements  should  apply  for  the  examination,  otherwise, their applications shall be disapproved, and the admission fees paid shall be forfeited.

1.  Must be a Filipino citizen;
2.  Must be of good moral character;
3.  Must be mentally and physically fit;
4.  Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or of disgraceful or immoral conduct, or  dishonesty,  or  examination  irregularity,  or drunkenness, or addiction to drugs;
5.  Must not have  been  dishonorably  discharged  from  military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government;

Note:

Applicants with pending  administrative  and/or  criminal  case  may  take  the examination and will be conferred the eligibility if they pass the same. However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found guilty of grave offenses, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision
and  pursuant  to  Section  52  (a)  of  the  Revised  Rules on  Administrative  Cases  in  the Civil Service.

V.  APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

1.  Fully accomplished  Application  Form  (CS  Form  No. 100, Revised November 2012).  The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the form should be left blank. These shall be accomplished in the presence and upon instruction of the CSC Processor / Authorized Administering Officer.

2.  Four (4) copies of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:
a.  Philippine Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
b.  Colored, with white background
c.  Taken within three (3) months prior to filing ofapplication
d.  Printed on good quality photo paper
e.  In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face  occupying  at  least  80%  of  the  picture  and  with the  name  tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm belowthe chin)
f.  In bare face (with no eyeglasses or any accessories that may cover the facial features)
g.  Showing left and right ears
h.  Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
i.  With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open
j.  With full and handwritten (not computer-generated) name tag in the format:   First  Name,  Middle  Initial,  Last  Name,  and  Extension
Name (if any) and signature over printed name

3.  Original  and  photocopy  of  any  valid ID  containing  applicant’s  clear picture, date of birth, signature, and signature of the authorized head of  the  issuing  agency  such  as  Driver’s  License,  SSSID,  GSIS ID, Philhealth  ID,  current  Company/Office  ID,  current  School  ID,  Postal
ID,  BIR  ID,  Barangay  ID,  Voter’s  ID,  Valid  Passport,  or  Police Clearance.
Name tag approx. 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin
Shot  must  be from  shoulder level  up,  with head  and  face occupying  at least  80%  of the picture
IDs with lacking information, particularly the applicant’s date of birth, SHOULD be supported by  a  Birth  Certificate  authenticated/issued  by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or the Local Civil Registrar (LCR).

In  case  the  above-cited  valid  IDs  do  not  contain  all  the required  information,  the  applicant  should  present  another  valid  ID containing the particular missing information.

4.  Examination fee of Seven Hundred Pesos (Php 700.00).

VI.  WHERE TO GET AND FILE APPLICATION FORMS

Application  forms  are  available  at  any  CSC  Regional and  Field Offices.  The  same  may  be  downloaded  from  the  CSC  website  through the link,  http://excell.csc.gov.ph/cscweb/form_page.html

Applications  may  be  filed  at  any  of  the  following  CSC  Regional Offices,  and  at  the  nearest  CSC  Provincial/Field  Offices  within  their jurisdiction. CSC National Capital Region

25 Kaliraya Street
1100 Quezon City

CSC Regional Office No. 10
Vamenta Blvd. Carmen
Cagayan De Oro City

CSC Regional Office No. 1
San Fernando City
La Union

CSC Regional Office No. 7
Sudlon, Lahug
Cebu City 6000

CSC Regional Office No. 5
Rawis, Legazpi City

CSC Regional Office No. 2
Tuguegarao, Cagayan

CSC Regional Office No. 6
Iloilo City

CSC Regional Office No. 9
Cabatangan, Zamboanga City

CSC Regional Office No. 11
Ecoland  Drive,  Ecoland
Subdivision, Matina,
Davao City

CSC  Regional  Office  No.  14
(CAR), Baguio City

CSC Regional Office No. 15
(CARAGA), Butuan City

CSC Regional Office No. 3
City  of  San  Fernando,
Pampanga

Failure to take the scheduled examination will mean forfeiture of your examination fee.

VII.  EXAMINATION PERMITS

The Application Receipt shall serve as the Examination Permit. For school  assignments,  qualified  applicants  may  use  the  Online  Notice  of School  Assignment  (ONSA) to  get  a  print-out  of  their  Notice  of  School Assignment. The ONSA shall be available at least two (2) weeks before the examination. To use this system, examinees should log on to the CSC website  and  go  to  the  Examination  Announcement  webpage,  or  type  the following  path: http://webapp.csc.gov.ph/ExamAssign/ExamAssign.htm in the address bar of their browser.

If  applicants  still  do  not  know  their  school  assignment  or  cannot access the  Online Notice of School Assignment one (1) week before the examination  day,  they  should  inquire  from  the  CSC  Regional/Field  Office where they filed their application.

VIII.  WHAT TO BRING ON EXAMINATION DAY

1. Notice of Assignment/Application Receipt
2.  Lead pencil/s (No. 1 or 2) and eraser/s
3.  Ball Pen (Blue or Black)
4.  The same valid ID Card presented during the filing of application (i.e.  Driver’s  License,  SSS  ID,  Philhealth  ID, current  Office  ID, GSIS  ID  Card,  Postal  ID,  BIR  ID,  Barangay  ID,  Voter’s  ID,
Valid Passport, or Police Clearance)

Important Reminders

  No Valid ID, No Examination
• All personal belongings including cellular phones,calculators, and all other  electronic  gadgets,  books,  and  printed  materials  must be surrendered to the Room Examiners. Firearms, if any, mustalso be surrendered  to  the  security  guard/designated  firearm  custodian  at the entrance gate of the testing center.
• Proper  attire  should  be  worn  on  Examination  Day.  NOT  IN SLEEVELESS  SHIRT/BLOUSE,  OR  IN  SHORT  PANTS,  OR  IN SLIPPERS.

The Civil Service Commission uses a highly reliable system to detect cheats.

Any  form  of  cheating  in  any  civil  service  examination  shall  be
considered  a  violation  of  Republic  Act  9416, and  any  person  found guilty shall be administratively and criminally liable.

All  examinees  are  required  to  return  their  Test  Booklets.

Failure to do so shall be a ground for administrative and criminal actions against examinees concerned.

The forms of cheating are, as follows:
1. Use of crib sheets or “codigo” containing codesin any form (written on any material or in digital form);
2. Impersonation;
3. Employing a “poste” or a person inside or outside of the examination room  who  may  or  may  not  be  an  examinee  but  who  provide examinees with answers;
4. Collusion of whatever nature between examinees  and examination personnel;
5. Examinee number switching;
6. Possession and/or use of fake Certificate of Eligibility; and
7. Such other acts of similar nature which facilitate the passing of the examination

Date Issued:  December 12, 2013    


Reference: Civil Service Commission website
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