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 Police Officer.

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

Applications for scheduled examinations are available on our website (www.middleburgheights.com) or in the Civil Service Commission office at City Hall.

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.

The Civil Service Commission accepts the Tri-C Physical Agility Certificate for both Firefighter/Paramedic and Police Officer.  Please check the Tri-C website for test dates and registration information.

Candidate Requirements

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 and be insurable under any City Vehicle Insurance Policy.
  • 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 I and II.

Police Department Applicants

Applicants for examinations for original appointment to the Police Department as a Police Officer must:

  • Have attained the age of 21 on or prior to the date of appointment.
  • Have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and be insurable under any City Vehicle Insurance Policy.
  • Possess a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited College or University in any field 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.

Physical and Medical Requirements

Firefighter/Paramedic applicants must present a current Firefighter’s Physical Agility Certificate of Completion 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.

Police Officer applicants must present a current Police Officer Physical Agility Certificate of Completion from Tri-C Law Enforcement Training Division.  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.

Applicants shall also be required to submit to a thorough background check, polygraph examination, psychological and medical examination, drug screen, or any other method necessary to ascertain the qualifications and abilities of the applicant.

Additional information is included with the application.

The City of Middleburg Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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