Any chance in hell they’d open it to out of state officers? I work in RI and would be interested.
I definitely see that side to it, but it seems like agencies are definitely limiting candidate pools by being a part of Civil Service, especially with how recruitment is going for this job now. I don’t see why someone who lives in another state and wants to move to Boston can’t apply and get a job. Most large agencies allow that and there are very few that have the rules Boston has.Politics and cronyism is about 1,000,000 times worse without Civil Service, that’s why so many municipalities want to get rid of it. They can disregard exam scores and hire the best friend’s cousin’s nephew of the water department commissioner.
People who complain about Civil Service are generally the ones who couldn’t score well enough on the exam to be hired.