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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Fire Promotional Process

Registration to Participate in the 2022 Promotional Process:

Civil Service Commission Rules and Policies, Rule 22, “Eligibility List – Promotion,” letter (a) states:

“Promotion shall be based on a cumulative process that may include a written examination and an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities. Promotion shall be open to all employees who have served at least two (2) full years in the Classified Service of the respective Department. Eligibility for promotion will start on the anniversary date one (1) day after having served one (1) year or more in the next lower position in a non-probationary status, however, a person shall only be entitled to take a promotional exam if that person has served at least one (1) year or more in the next lower position in a non-probationary status.”

To apply for the 2022 Promotional Process, please submit a completed application on the city’s NEOGOV career portal at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portsmouthva beginning on  August 1, 2022 and before 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, to be certified by the Fire Chief in accordance with Civil Service Commission Rule #22. The career portal will open on Monday, August 1, 2022, and close on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. The City of Portsmouth's NEOGOV career portal application will serve as the only application. Each phase of the promotional process will serve as the prerequisite to the next phase; therefore, in order to proceed to the next phase of the process you must meet the minimum requirements of the previous phase. Failure to meet the requirements will prohibit you from moving forward in the process.

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