Civil Service Commission

The Strongsville Civil Service Commission is a five 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.


Commission members are:
David Knowles, Chairman
Jeanne Georgeadis
Ken Dooner
Tom Burichin
Brad Bender
Assistant Law Director Dan Kolick serves as the commission’s legal advisor.


Civil Service positions in Strongsville include police officers and firefighters. 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 on the Human Resources section of this website.

 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, or have served at least four years of active duty in the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force or Coast Guard by the time of appointment/hire.  In lieu of either of these two qualifications, the Applicant has served at least four (4) years of full-time service (minimum 30 hours per week) as an Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) certified Ohio Peace Officer in a jurisdiction in the State of Ohio as defined in Section 109.71 of the Ohio Revised Code.
   * Applicants for firefighter/paramedic must have attained the age of nineteen (19) on or prior to the date of examination, possess a current and valid Ohio Drivers License, and obtain a firefighter physical agility certificate with a passing time of four (4) minutes and thirty (30) seconds or less from Cuyahoga Community College dated within one (1) year of the entry level written examination date.  Prior to appointment, applicants 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 obtain the age of twenty-one (21).  Proof of these certifications must be produced by the applicant. 
      * 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.  

For information on the Civil Service Commission, contact Sue DeLuca at (440) 580-3151 or