Applications for Penology Officer Exam accepted until February 28

Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that it will be accepting applications for the Penology Officer Examination (POE) until February 28 only.

CSC said that the Penology Officer Examination, which will be conducted on March 20, is open to incumbent personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Bureau of Corrections and other jail/correctional facilities who have not acquired any second level eligibility. Private individuals interested to join the jail and penology service may also take the said examination.

Passers of the Penology Officer Examination will obtain the Penology Officer Eligibility considered appropriate for second level ranks in the jail and penology and functionally-related services only, excluding ranks under the Philippine National Police, the CSC added.

Applicants must be Filipino citizens; physically and mentally fit; of good moral character; have not been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude; and have not been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government. Those with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may take the examination without prejudice to forfeiture of the eligibility should they pass the same but would later be convicted as a result of their pending cases.

Private individuals who wish to take the examination must have completed a Bachelor’s degree; must be from 21 to 30 years old; with height of at least 1.57 meters (5’2”) for female and 1.62 meters (5’4”) for male; and must not have been granted any second level Civil Service eligibility or its equivalent.

The CSC further stated that the maximum age limit and height requirements are waived for incumbent personnel of BJMP, Bureau of Corrections and all Provincial and Sub-provincial jails under the management and control of BJMP. Said personnel, however, must submit a Certification of Employment from an authorized BJMP official.

Interested applicants for the Penology Officer Examination must complete the following requirements: 1) Properly accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100-F, Revised 2011, available at any CSC Regional/Field Office and downloadable from the CSC website); 2) Four pieces of recently taken (not more than three months upon filing of application) passport size ID pictures in white background, showing the applicant’s bare face (without eye glasses or any accessory that may cover facial features), and with handheld name tag bearing the applicant’s surname, first name and middle initial; and 3) Original and photocopy of any two valid ID cards, such as Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS UMID, current Office ID, Postal ID and valid Passport, with the applicant’s name, picture, date of birth and signature, and the authorized issuing officer’s name and signature. Examination fee is P700.00.

Applications may be filed at the CSC Regional and Field Offices in the following areas: San Fernando City (La Union); Legaspi City; Iloilo City; Cebu City; Zamboanga City; Cagayan de Oro City; and Davao City. Applications may also be filed at CSC Region IV office at 139 Panay Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City, and at CSC National Capital Region office at 25 Kaliraya Street corner Cordillera Street, Doña Josefa, Quezon City.

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