Promotional Exam Procedures and Guidelines Quiz

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What is the minimum notice period for posting the minimum requirements for a promotional exam?

60 days prior to the exam date

What must eligible candidates submit in order to request to test for a promotional exam?

A written request along with proof of meeting qualifications

What uniform attire is required for candidates on the day of the promotional exam?

Class A uniform without hat

Who has the authority to deem the necessity of administering promotional exams?

The District Chief or his/her designee

According to the text, who has the final say in all promotions?

The Fire Chief

What determines the length of the Candidate list and the duration of the list?

The position being tested for

According to the text, who has the right to review his or her completed examination?

The examinee

What is the maximum number of ranked Candidates to be selected for Three Vacancies?

5

What is the deadline for emailing and posting the final exam results?

45 days from the completion of the exam procedure

According to the text, who determines the methods and procedures for ranking Candidates?

The Fire Chief

According to the text, who is eligible for special accommodations during the exam?

Candidates with physical, mental, or specific learning disabilities

According to the text, what happens to the exam questions and answer sheets after the exam?

They are exempt from public records requests

How long do candidates have for the written portion of the exam?

3 hours

What percentage is considered a passing score for the written test?

70%

When can candidates challenge the written test questions?

Within 21 days of receiving test results

How long after receiving test results can candidates grieve a question under the District’s Policy and Procedure?

21 days

When is access to the exams for review not granted?

After 90 days

What items are allowed in the exam room in a clear 8”x11” bag?

Test booklet

What is the Fire Chief's discretion regarding the written test?

Throw out and redo the written test if more than 10% of the questions are deemed invalid

What do reviewers offer during the scenario and/or oral review portion?

Subjective evaluation

What happens if candidates have reviewed their exams?

They cannot sit for any promotional exams until the test has been changed

When are results of the exam received?

Within 2 weeks

What is the size limit for personal items allowed in the exam room?

8”x11”

What is the maximum score for the written test?

100

Study Notes

Promotional Exam Procedures Summary

  • Candidates must notify the exam proctor if they will be late or they will not be allowed to sit for the exam
  • Personal items allowed in a clear 8”x11” bag, while restricted materials include various electronic devices and personal defense items
  • Each candidate receives an answer sheet, test booklet, and pencil for the exam
  • Candidates are given a maximum of 3 hours for the written portion of the exam
  • Results of the exam are received within 2 weeks
  • The written test is scored out of 100, with 70% considered a passing score
  • The Fire Chief has discretion to throw out and redo the written test if more than 10% of the questions are deemed invalid
  • The scenario and/or oral review portion is subjective; reviewers do not offer answers or guidance to the candidate
  • Candidates can challenge the written test questions within 21 days of receiving test results
  • If unsatisfied with the decision, candidates can grieve the question under the District’s Policy and Procedure
  • Candidates are not allowed to review the content of the scenario and/or oral portion, but they can review the transcribed notes
  • Access to the exams for review is not granted after 90 days, and candidates who have reviewed their exams cannot sit for any promotional exams until the test has been changed

Prepare for your promotional exam with this summary of procedures and guidelines. Understand the rules for personal items, time limits, and scoring. Learn about challenging questions and the review process. Ensure you are fully informed and ready to succeed in your promotional exam.

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