The Middleburg 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 firefighters and police officers.
  • 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 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

Meetings

The Civil Service Commission meetings are scheduled as needed. Meetings are held at City Hall, 15700 Bagley Road. All Civil Service meetings are open to the public.

For meeting dates and agendas, click the link here.

Civil Service Examinations

  • No examinations are scheduled at this time, please check back

Candidate Requirements

  • All applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility List

Fire Department Applicants

Original appointment by examination as a Firefighter/Paramedic:

  • Must be no less than 21 years of age nor have attained the 31st birthday at the date of appointment.
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and be insurable under any City Vehicle Insurance Policy.
  • Must possess a State of Ohio Department of Public Safety Certification as a Paramedic and Firefighter Level 1 & 2, by the time of appointment.

Police Department Applicants

The appointing authority may hire a Police Officer either by original appointment by examination or through the lateral hire process.

Original Appointment by Examination:

  • Must have attained the age of 21 on or prior to the date of appointment.
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and be insurable under any City Vehicle Insurance Policy.
  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree or military service with honorable discharge.

Lateral Hire Process:

  1. Must have attained the age of 21 on or prior to the date of appointment.
  2. Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and be insurable under any City Vehicle Insurance Policy.
  3. Must meet one of the below listed requirements:
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree and have one year of law enforcement experience; or
  • Possess an associate degree and have two years of law enforcement experience; or
  • Have military service with honorable discharge and have one year of law enforcement experience; or
  • Have three years of law enforcement experience.
  1. Must be currently employed or previously employed within the past 12 months, as a full-time patrol officer, working a minimum of 30 hours per week in a jurisdiction in the State of Ohio.
  2. OPOTA certified, including a current certification in firearms training, with a minimum of one year of full-time experience with an Ohio State Certified Law Enforcement Agency including having completed probation period.
  3. Must have successfully completed probationary period at current or most recent place of employment as a patrol officer.
  4. Law enforcement experience shall be defined as stated in section 4 and 5 above.

Physical and Medical Requirements

All applicants shall be required to submit to a thorough background check, polygraph examination, psychological and medical examination, drug screen, physical agility test and any other additional methods necessary to ascertain the qualifications and abilities of the applicant.

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.

Patrol Officer applicants must present a current Patrol Officer physical agility certificate of completion from Tri-C Law Enforcement Training Division.

Please check the Tri-C website for test dates and registration information.

Additional information is included with the application.