Full Job Description
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division
ONLINE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (E&E) CLAIM
EXAMINATION TITLE: CORRECTION OFFICER II
Promotional Examination Date: October 23, 2020
Deadline for Online E&E Claim Submission: October 30, 2020 at 11:59pm
This is the ONLINE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE CLAIM for Correction Officer II scheduled for October 23, 2020. There is no separate fee for filing this claim.
ONLY ONLINE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE CLAIMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. SUBMITTING AN E&E CLAIM IN A WAY OTHER THAN THROUGH THE ONLINE CLAIM PROCESS WILL RESULT IN A FAILED E&E COMPONENT.
ONLY ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS WHO HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION AND PAYMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CIVIL SERVICE CORRECTION OFFICER II EXAM SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 MUST COMPLETE THIS ONLINE CLAIM.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
SUMMARY OF THE ONLINE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (E&E) CLAIM PROCESS:
YOU WILL RATE YOURSELF: In this examination component you will rate your own education, training, and work experience against a standard schedule. You will do so by filling out this Online Education & Experience (E&E) Claim. A standard schedule is a list of all types and levels of education, training, work experience, licensure, and other credentials which demonstrate your qualifications for the examination title and for which you may receive credit toward your overall final examination score. Everything that will receive credit is included in this Online E&E Claim. Each section of the standard schedule is preceded by specific instructions. The amount of credit that corresponds to each item on the schedule will receive has been determined in advance and is displayed in parentheses next to each response. Please be aware that to receive E&E credit, applicants must take and pass all other examination components as stated in the examination posting.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE E&E CLAIM WITHOUT READING ALL OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS. OTHERWISE, YOU COULD RECEIVE A LOWER SCORE THAN YOU DESERVE. YOU MAY SAVE AND EXIT THE ONLINE E&E CLAIM AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WISH UP UNTIL THE STATUTORY DEADLINE. ALL CLAIMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE 11:59 PM ON THE DEADLINE DATE. YOU MAY PRINT YOUR COMPLETED CLAIM FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
THIS IS AN EXAMINATION COMPONENT: Complete your Online E&E Claim on your own and to the best of your ability. Accurate completion of the education and experience claim is a scored weighted examination component. In order to ensure that no one receives any type of unfair advantage in the claim process, be advised that we are unable to provide individualized assistance to any applicant. Positions in the Correction Officer II classification require the ability to read and understand instructions and take necessary steps to remember and implement them. Failure to follow any instructions in regards to this examination component is cause for disqualification.
PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS and NO EMAIL INQUIRIES. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Please carefully read and follow these instructions. They differ from the instructions for other examinations that you may have taken. Please be thorough.
PREPARING & SAVING YOUR CLAIM: HRD recommends that applicants download and print a copy of the Online E&E Claim to work with offline before attempting to complete the online form. Printed copies of your E&E claim submitted to the HRD office are not considered an officially submitted claim. As mentioned above, the Online E&E Claim provides you with the ability to save your work at any point and exit the claim. Up to the statutory deadline of 11:59pm, 7 calendar days after the written examination date, you will be able to sign-in, complete, and submit your Online E&E Claim. Please be aware that once it is submitted, you will not be able to alter your Online E&E Claim. After submission, your Online E&E Claim will be saved in your online user account and you will have access to download or print a copy at any time. Written requests for modification of a submitted claim, must be emailed to email@example.com on or before the deadline date, and will be added to your record for this exam component.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: The Human Resources Division (HRD) requires the submission of supporting documentation for all claims submitted in your Online E&E Claim. Please attach electronic copies of this documentation (such as official college transcripts, copies of licenses, etc.) to the Online E&E Claim or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by OCTOBER 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
EXPERIENCE CLAIM SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: Work experience claims must be supported with a current Employment Verification Form or by a letter on official letterhead with original signature of the appointing authority or his/her designee. Applicants can download and print a copy of the Employment Verification Form from HRD's website at www.mass.gov/civilservice. The appointing authority must provide starting and ending dates at each grade level and indicate whether this was full-time or part-time employment (including any "provisional" or "temporary after certification" time), dates and reasons for any breaks in service, as well as any other related data. All experience applying to each category on the letter from the appointing authority must be totaled by number of hours in each category or it will not be credited. Listing PART-TIME work in SHIFTS will not be accepted as appropriate verification. Any experience claim that is not accompanied by supporting documentation and totaled within each category on the letter from the appointing authority will be removed from your E&E claim score.
EDUCATION CLAIM SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: All education claims must be supported by official transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities. Copies of diplomas and unofficial transcripts WILL NOT be accepted as proof of an earned degree. Grade reports are not transcripts, and will not be accepted as supporting documentation for education claims. Any education claim that is not accompanied by supporting documentation will be removed from your E&E Claim score.
ATTACH DOCUMENTS TO THIS ONLINE E&E CLAIM: All supporting documents are to be sent as electronic copies attached to the Online E&E Claim. This office will also accept electronic documents via email to email@example.com. Should the issue of authenticity arise with the electronic documents at any time during the review process or during the life of a resulting eligible list, applicants must submit original supporting documentation to HRD.
APPEAL RIGHTS: Once you receive your examination score, you will have 17 calendar days from the mailing of your score to file an appeal of the scoring of your Online E&E Claim by statute. No new type of credit can be claimed once you submit your Online E&E Claim.
CLAIM AUDITS: During the life of the resulting eligible list, be prepared to provide copies of all supporting documentation submitted as part of this examination component to HRD or the appointing authority upon request.
Closing date and time
10/30/2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
100 Cambridge Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02114