Current Employment Opportunities
The only way to become a Salem Police Officer is to participate in the testing process. Testing is done on an annual basis, but may fluctuate depending on the needs of the department.
All individuals who have an application/resume on file for the testing year will be notified of the next testing process.
The Town of Salem will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise the Human Resources of the special needs with reasonable advance notice. PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Yes. We recognize that a full-time certification has value, but it is not the determining factor for hiring. Upon hiring, persons holding out-of-state certifications must attend the New Hampshire Police Academy for what is called the "Basic Law Package" which deals only with topics specific to New Hampshire (i.e., our criminal and motor vehicle laws, domestic laws, NH court system, etc.).
Yes. The eligibility list is only good for one year, or until a new testing process has been completed.
No statewide exam exits in New Hampshire.
The only way to become a Salem Firefighter is to participate in the State-wide Entrance Exam for Firefighter process. Testing is done on an annual basis, usually in the month of September. The New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Fire Standards and Training posts in the local New Hampshire newspapers (using in July) when they are accepting applications from individuals interested in taking the New Hampshire State-wide Entrance Exam for Firefighters This exam establishes a state-wide listing of eligible candidates which communities may consider for Entry-Level Firefighter positions, when available. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and a valid photo drivers license. The testing process includes a written, general knowledge examination and physical ability test for a total of two days.
Once the testing process is complete, the NH Fire Standards and Training sends out the scores to all communities. As openings occur, the Town of Salem's Fire Department will draw from that list to invite qualified candidates to participate in an Oral Board process. Top candidates will then be invited in for a Chief's interview. Recommendations for hiring will be brought forward by the Fire Chief to the Town Manager for approval.
Yes. As stated above, the only way to become a Salem Firefighter is to participate in the State-wide Entrance Exam for Firefighter process.
Yes. The eligibility list is only good for one year, or until a new testing process has been completed and test scores have been distributed to the Town.
Salem currently draws from the State-wide exam list, but the Town has occasionally run a local exam process in the past.
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