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. 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, x. 7100.

Civil Service Commissioners

Gary R. West, Chairman

Martha L. Bushey, Vice Chairman

Richard A. Schafer, Secretary


Boardman Township Civil Service Commission – Full-Time Entry Level Police Officer, Boardman, OH – $34,530.00 Annual Salary. The complete job announcement and application with available bonus points can be downloaded and printed below.

Application packet police 2016

Applications will be available electronically via the Boardman Township Website or by email request to, from November 6, 2015 through December 17, 2015. Office hours: by appointment only, please call (330)726-4177 x 61701 during normal business hours or (330)540-8204 after 4pm.

Completed applications will be accepted beginning December 8, 2015 from 9-12pm and 2-5pm Monday – Friday until December 17, 2015, except weekends & holidays. The Boardman Civil Service Office is located at the Boardman Township Fire Department, 136 Boardman-Poland Rd, Boardman, Ohio. If you encounter an unforeseeable scheduling conflict, please contact (330) 540-8204 for further assistance.

Applicants must obtain a Certificate of Completion, at the applicant’s expense, for physical agility from Cuyahoga Community College to participate in the written examination. Test dates are November 15, 2015, December 13, 2015 or January 17, 2016.

The written examination will be administered on January 20, 2016 in the cafeteria of the Boardman Senior High School located at 7777 Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, Ohio.