Civil Service Commission

11-2-17_1The Strongsville Civil Service Commission is a three-member board, appointed by the Mayor.  Members serve four-year terms. Commission meetings are open to the public and are held as needed in the Mayor’s Conference Room at the Strongsville Municipal Offices, 16099 Foltz Parkway.

The Civil Service Commission is responsible for administering tests for classified entry-level and promotional positions within the City of Strongsville. The Commission also prescribes, amends, and enforces rules for the classification of civil service positions within the city.

Members

Commission members are:
David Knowles, chairman
Jeanne Georgeadis
Charles Hawk
Assistant Law Director Dan Kolick serves as the commission’s legal advisor.

Testing

Civil Service positions in Strongsville include police officer, firefighter and dispatcher. Tests are typically administered every two years.  Applicants for vacant positions are chosen from an eligibility list of those who passed the most recent test.
Dates for upcoming tests will be posted here and on the Human Resources section of this website.
The current eligibility lists expire as follows:
Police:  October 19, 2018
Fire:   April 28, 2018
Dispatch:  March 16, 2019

Upcoming Tests:

Firefighter Entrance Exam

 A few notes

Requirements for Strongsville Civil Service jobs vary based on the position, but in general:
    * Anyone who meets the qualifications can take a test, and the tests vary from job to job. The qualifications are stated on announcements published for each exam.
   * Applicants for police officer must have received a four-year Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution by the time of appointment/hire.
   * Applicants for firefighter/paramedic can be no older than 31 at the time of appointment/hire and must possess a paramedic license from the State of Ohio; a current valid Fire Certification, Firefighter I and II from the State of Ohio; and a certificate from Cuyahoga Community College dated within one (1) year before the date of the deadline to file applications to take the scheduled Firefighter Entrance Exam confirming that the applicant has taken the Firefighter’s Physical Agility Test and has attained a passing time of four (4) minutes and thirty (30) seconds or less.
     * Strongsville is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. The City of Strongsville complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for handicapped and disabled employees.  
Contact
For information on the Civil Service Commission, contact Carol Oprea at (440) 580-3166 or carol.oprea@strongsville.org.

Agendas

5-25-17
8-24-17
 

Upcoming Tests

Firefighter Entrance Exam