The current Fire Fighter lists issued on December 12, 2011. These lists were extended in December 2013 and again in December 2014 and remain active until December 2015.
Completed Civil Service Veterans preference claim forms ( http://www.state.nj.us/military/veterans/njdmava_form_05A-1.pdf), along with the required documentation, must be submitted directly to the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. You may visit NJDMVA's web site or contact them at 1-888-865-8387 to obtain a Civil Service Veterans Preference Claim Form or for more information.
You don't have to wait for an exam to be announced to file for veterans preference. We encourage you to do it as soon as possible to ensure that your paperwork is processed on time for this exam. Preference must be established no later than 8 days prior to list issuance, and once established, is good for life.
Please include your confirmation number on all documentation which can be:
The service credit is calculated as of the Closing Date for filing applications for the examination announcement. There will be one list for each jurisdiction which will include both volunteers and non-volunteers. Volunteer points are ONLY awarded for volunteer service in fire departments or districts that have BOTH paid and volunteer Fire Fighters. For example, if you volunteer in Newark or Jersey City or any other strictly paid fire department, you will NOT receive any volunteer points. Volunteer departments and districts are clearly noted on the Fire Fighter Announcement Fact Sheet by * or **.
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