Changes to the LAFD firefighter exam
Members of the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to replace the test the city uses to hire new firefighters, the latest change to a selection process that Mayor Eric Garcetti has struggled to reform in his bid to root out nepotism and diversify the department’s rank and file.
The five-person civilian board approved outsourcing the written firefighter exam to Burbank-based PSI Services, which will charge applicants $69 to enter next year’s round of hiring, scheduled to be announced on Friday.
Sources: City of Los Angeles Personnel Department
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