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

 

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LEGAL NOTICE OF EXAMINATION

Notice is hereby given that an open competitive examination will be conducted by the Boardman Township Civil Service Commission for the following position:

BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

LEGAL NOTICE OF EXAMINATION

 

Notice is hereby given that an open competitive examination will be conducted by the Boardman Township Civil Service Commission for the following position:

POLICE OFFICER

BOARDMAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

SALARY:  $35,221.00

 QUALIFICATIONS:

 For appointment all candidates must be 21 years of age.  Candidates must be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine the proper course of action.  Candidate must have the ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully.  Each candidate must successfully pass a medical examination, a rigorous physical agility exam, a psychological examination and any other tests deemed necessary by the Boardman Township Civil Service Commission.  Those candidates who do not obtain a Certificate of Completion issued by the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will not be eligible to participate in the written exam. A passing score on the written examination will be one standard deviation above the mean.

All applicants must be able to follow written and oral instructions, and be able to read and write the English language.  All applicants must be citizens of the United States (or provide proof of their intentions of receiving citizenship).

Applications will be available electronically via the Boardman Township Website www.boardmantwp.com or by email request to boardmancivilservice@gmail.com, from November 21, 2016 through December 16, 2016. 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 5, 2016 from 9-12pm and 2-5pm Monday- Friday until December 16, 2016, 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.

 

Veteran’s Credit on Open Competitive Examination:

Any person who has completed service in the uniformed services who has been honorably discharged from the uniformed services or transferred to reserve with evidence of satisfactory service, and who is a resident of this state, may file with the Commission a certificate of service or honorable discharge and upon this filing shall receive an additional credit of twenty percent (20%) of the person’s total grade given in the regular examination in which the person receives a passing grade.

A person who has been discharged from the uniformed services for medical reasons must submit written proof that said person was completely and honorably discharged from the uniformed services in order to receive Veteran’s Credit.

A person is not eligible for Veteran’s Credit following an honorable or a medical discharge, unless that person has served on active duty in the armed forces for at least one hundred eighty (180) days.

BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

LEGAL NOTICE OF EXAMINATION

POLICE OFFICER

ENTRY LEVEL EXAMINATION

LEGAL NOTICE

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Proof of satisfactory service or honorable discharge shall be submitted when the application for examination is filed with the Commission, or before the scheduled date of the examination. This deadline may be waived by the Commission in specific and unusual situations whereby the Commission believes an extended submission date is justified.

Form DD214 is the standard form, which proves honorable service or discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States.

Licensure Credit- Police   Any applicant for original appointment as a police officer, who at the time of certification of the list from the examination possesses a valid certificate from the Ohio Police Officer Training Commission (OPOTC), may file with the Commission such certificate. The Commission shall grant additional credit of twenty percent (20%) of the total grade given in the examination to any applicant who files for the extra credit and qualifies, provided that he or she has first received a passing grade on the examination.

Educational Credit- Police Any applicant for original appointment as a police officer, who at the time of certification of the list from the examination possesses an Associate Degree from an accredited college or university, may file with the Commission acceptable certification of such degree. The Commission shall grant additional credit of five percent (5%) of the total grade given in the examination to any applicant who files for the extra credit and qualifies, provided that he or she has first received a passing grade on the examination.

Any applicant for original appointment as a police officer, who at the time of certification of the list from the examination possesses a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, may file with the Commission acceptable certification of such degree. The Commission shall grant additional credit of ten (10%) of the total grade given in the examination to any applicant who files for the extra credit and qualifies, provided that he or she has first received a passing grade on the examination.

Educational credit is non-cumulative in nature and cannot be compounded based on multiple degrees of any type. A candidate is only entitled to a single credit for highest degree recognized and submitted to the Commission prior to the examination date and must, at that time, be accompanied by proof as described above.

Maximum Credit – The maximum credit available for any one candidate is 20%, regardless of the source.  Credits from more than one source cannot be combined if they exceed 20%.

 

BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

LEGAL NOTICE OF EXAMINATION

POLICE OFFICER

ENTRY LEVEL EXAMINATION

LEGAL NOTICE

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PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST:  Certificate of completion issued by the Cuyahoga Community College will be required, at the applicant’s expense. Certifications dated within two (2) years of the exam date will be accepted.

Proof of certificate should be submitted when the application for examination is filed with the Commission, or before the scheduled date of the examination. Applicant will not be permitted to participate in written exam without agility certificate.  This deadline may be waived by the Commission in specific and unusual situations whereby the Commission believes an extended submission date is justified.  This request must be submitted to Commission in writing no later than one week prior to exam date.  Test dates are November 13, 2016 or December 11, 2016.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION:  December 21, 2016 (6-8:00 PM).  To be eligible to receive credit the proper forms must be received prior to this date.  A valid driver’s license or photo id (a copy will not be accepted) will also be required. This date may be extended by the Commission in specific and unusual situations whereby the Commission believes an extended submission date is justified.  This request must be received by Commission in writing no later than one week prior to exam date.

The written examination will be administered in the library of the Boardman Senior High School located at 7777 Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, Ohio. Please enter through door #16. Testing will begin at 6:00 PM and end at approximately 8:00 PM.

METHOD OF RATING:  In an entry-level competitive examination, if two (2) or more applicants receive the same final score, the applicant who filed an application at an earlier date than the other applicants shall be placed higher on the eligible list. However, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference under Rule 5, Section 7 of these Rules, shall receive priority in rank on the eligible list over non-veterans on the list with the same final score.

 ELIGIBILITY LISTA list of names of those candidates who attained a final score of one standard deviation below the mean arranged in a descending order of the final score attained.  The eligibility list shall be in effect for one year after the first hire or two years from the date of certification by the Commission.

LAST DAY FOR FILING AN APPLICATION IS DECEMBER 16, 2016 at 5PM.

All applications must be submitted in person along with a valid driver’s license or photo id (a copy will not be accepted).  All previous applications submitted to Boardman Township for the above position are hereby void and unacceptable for exam purposes.

Gary R. West, Chairman

Martha L. Bushey, Vice Chairman

Richard A. Schafer, Secretary

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Important! Please read this Correction to Qualifications as stated above.

2016 Police Office Entry Level Packet

(You may also request the application by emailing boardmancivilservice@gmail.com)