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



4/17/17 Full-Time Entry-Level Fire Fighter position now open

Boardman Township Civil Service Commission – Full-Time Entry Level Fire Fighter, Boardman, OH – $27,750.00 Annual Salary. A complete job announcement and application with available bonus points can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

An application can also be obtained by sending an email request to from April 17, 2017 through May 18, 2017. Office hours: by appointment only, please call (330) 726-4177 x 61701 during normal business hours or (330) 540-8204 after 4 pm, except Holidays.

Completed applications will be accepted beginning April 24, 2017 from 9-12 pm and 2-4 pm Monday through Thursday until May 18, 2017, except 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 be a between the ages of 18-36, must be a United States citizen, must possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a Certificate of Completion (at the applicant’s expense) for physical agility from Cuyahoga Community College to participate in the written examination.


2017 FF packet