Friday, 04 February 2011 14:39
The Civil Service Commission announces the conduct of the Penology Officer Examination on March 20, 2011, to establish register of eligibles from which certification and appointment to the second level ranks in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and other functionally related agencies shall be made, provided said eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the said positions.
The Penology Officer examination is open to applicants who are: 1). Incumbent personnel of BJMP, Bureau of Corrections and other jail/correctional facilities (i.e. Provincial Jails) who have not yet acquired any Second Level Eligibility (e.g. Career Service Professional Eligibility, Penology Officer Eligibility, 2nd level Police Officer Eligibility, RA 1080, and other applicable 2nd level eligibilities); 2). Private individuals, with no 2nd level eligibility and who are interested to join the jail and penology service; 3). Must be Filipino citizen; 4). Mentally and physically fit or free from any deformities which would render them incapable of performing the duties required of the BJMP ranks; 5). Must be of good moral character; 6). Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or of disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs; and 7). Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government.
Applicants are advised to check carefully whether they meet the admission requirements stated above. Only those who meet the admission requirements should apply for the examination, otherwise, their applications shall be disapproved and the admission fees paid shall be forfeited.
Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal case may take the examination and will be conferred the eligibility if they successfully pass the same. However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found guilty of grave offenses, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision and pursuant to Section 58 (a) of the Uniform Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service and CSC Resolution No. 010659, dated March 22, 2001.
Private individuals should meet the following requirements in addition to the admission requirements mentioned above: 1). Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree; 2). Must not have been granted any 2nd level Civil Service Eligibility or its equivalent; 3). Must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age; and 4). Must be at least 1.57 m. (5’2’’) in height for Female, and 1.62 m. (5’4’’) for Male; Provided, that a waiver for height requirement shall be automatically granted to applicants belonging to cultural communities.
The maximum age limit and minimum height requirements are waived for the incumbent personnel of the following agencies/jail/correctional facilities subject to submission/presentation of a Certification of Employment from authorized agency official: a). Bureau of Jail Management and Penology; b).
Bureau of Corrections; and c). All Provincial and Sub-Provincial Jails which were placed under the management/supervision and control of the BJMP.
Application requirements are: 1). Properly accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100-F, Revised 2011); 2). Examination fee of Php700.00; 3).
Four (4) latest and identical passport size (1 ½” x 2”) ID pictures with white background, and with full name tag that includes the surname, first name and middle initial taken within three (3) months before the date of filing of application. Pictures that are scanned, photocopied or computer-enhanced are not accepted. Name tag should be hand-held. Applicants should not wear eye glasses or any accessory that may cover their facial features when they are having their pictures taken; 4). Any two (2) valid ID such as Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS UMID Card, current Office ID, Postal ID or Valid Passport which contain the applicant’s picture, signature, date of birth, and the signature of the authorized head of the issuing agency. Photocopy of the IDs should be attached to the application form to serve as reference for Room Examiners on examination day.
Application forms are available at any CSC Regional Offices and Field Offices. The same may be downloaded from the CSC webpage: http://www.csc.gov.ph/FORMS/2011poeform.xls. Application forms may be reproduced provided the same format is followed. Application may be filed at the CSC Regional Office No. IX, Cabatangan, Zamboanga City, or any CSC Provincial/Field Offices.
The eligibility resulting from the Penology Officer Examination shall be called Penology Officer Eligibility, and considered appropriate to second level ranks in the jail management and penology, and functionally related services only, except for ranks under the Philippine National Police. Interested applicants have until February 28, 2011 to file their application.
By Oscar H. Arquiza
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