Civil Service

In April of 1978, Boardman Township became the first township in Ohio to implement Civil Service protection for police officers and firefighters. The Civil Service Commission is composed of three citizens of the township appointed by the trustees to maintain professionalism in the departments. The commission adopted a set of rules and regulations to regulate the various aspects of employment and promotion within the safety forces. They also hear appeals of individuals with regard to disciplinary charges. Institution of the Civil Service Commission has removed political pressures from the hiring, firing and promotion within the safety forces. Whenever a vacancy occurs within the Police or Fire Department, it is filled from an existing eligibility list. Approximately every two years (on the even-number years) the Civil Service Commission administers a competitive entry-level examination for police and fire candidates. All candidates passing the examination are placed on the eligibility list in accordance with their grades. These eligibility lists are in effect for two years. If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Davis at 330-726-4177, ext. 61701.

Civil Service Commissioners

Richard A. Schafer, Chairman
Martha L. Bushey, Vice Chairman
Gordon L. Johnson, Secretary


August 1, 2018 – NOW OPEN……

Boardman Township Civil Service Commission – Full-Time Entry Level Fire fighter, Boardman, OH – $30,800.00 Annual Salary.

Applications will be available electronically via the the link below or by email request to, from August 1, 2018 through October 12, 2018. For questions, please call (330)726-4177 x 61701 during normal business hours or (330)540-8204 after 4pm.

Completed applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2018 from 9-12pm and 2-4pm Monday- Friday until October 12, 2018, except weekends & holidays. The Boardman Civil Service Office is located at the Boardman Township Fire Department, 7440 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio. Due to the new office layout – sign-in where noted and wait until your name is called.

If you encounter an unforeseeable scheduling conflict, please contact (330) 540-8204 for further assistance.

A certificate of completion issued by the Cuyahoga Community College will be required, at the applicant’s expense (see attachment in packet).  Certifications dated within two (2) years of the written exam date will be accepted. Test dates are August 12, September 16, and October 21, 2018.

The written examination will be administered on October 23, 2018 in the cafeteria of the Boardman Senior High School located at 7777 Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, Ohio, beginning at 6:00 PM and ending at approximately 8:00 PM.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

View and download complete packet by clicking on this link:  2018 FF packet