CIVIL SERVICE

 

The police3Middleburg Heights Civil Service Commission has been established by provision of our city charter, in accordance with the constitution of the State of Ohio.
The commission:

  • Administers civil service examinations for prospective police officers and firefighters.
  • Creates and administers employment rules governing civil service employees in our city, which includes all firefighters and police officers, with the exception of the fire chief and the police chief.
  • Consists of three members, who are appointed by the mayor with the approval of a majority of city council members. Members serve for six years in staggered terms. They cannot hold other municipal office or appointment and cannot be appointed to serve consecutive terms.
  • Is required to keep a record of its proceedings and examinations. This record is open to public inspection.

Civil Service Examinations                                                 

The Civil Service Commission conducts examinations for the positions of Firefighter/Paramedic and Patrol Officer.

When examinations are scheduled, the dates and requirements will be announced and publicized in advance.

NO EXAMINATIONS ARE SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME; PLEASE CHECK BACK.

Applications for scheduled examinations may be obtained at the Civil Service Commission office at City Hall or on our website.  No applications will be mailed.  Completed applications with all necessary attachments must be returned, in person, to the Civil Service Commission during the specified application period.  A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is due when the application is returned.

Candidate Requirements

POLICE DEPARTMENT APPLICANTS

Applicants for examinations for original appointment to the police department as a patrol officer must:

  • Have attained the age of 21 on or prior to the date of appointment.
  • Have a valid Ohio Driver’s License.
  • Possess a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Criminology or Justice Studies by the time the candidate is appointed. Proof of attainment of the educational requirement must be in the form of certification by the applicant’s educational institution.

FIRE DEPARTMENT APPLICANTS

Applicants for examinations for original appointment to the fire department as a firefighter/paramedic must:

  • Have attained the age of 21 on or prior to the date of appointment.
  • Have not attained the age of 31 at the date of appointment.
  • Have a valid Ohio Driver’s License.

Such appointment shall be in accordance with other requirements as set forth in Section 124.42 of the Revised Code.  No prospective appointee for the position of firefighter/paramedic will be certified to any appointing authority unless he/she has State of Ohio Department of Public Safety Certification as a Paramedic and Firefighter Level 1 and 2.

Physical and Medical Requirements

Police candidates will be give a physical agility examination at a specified time.  Those who pass the physical agility examination will be given a written examination on the same day.  Exact time will be determined after completion of the agility examination.

Firefighter/Paramedic candidates must present a current Physical Agility Test Certification from Tri-C Fire Academy with a validated passing time of 4 minutes and 30 seconds, or less.  In addition, candidates will be given a swimming/underwater retrieval test.  Those who pass the swimming/underwater retrieval test will be given a written examination on the same day.

All prospective appointees must pass a comprehensive medical examination prior to a permanent appointment.  Failure to submit to any of the above tests will be grounds for immediate disqualification.

Additional information is included with the application.

The City of Middleburg Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.