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

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




Boardman Township Civil Service Commission – Full-Time Entry Level Fire fighter, Boardman, OH – $34,998.94* – Annual Salary (*salary based upon the collective bargaining agreement).        The entire job posting and application with available bonus points can be accessed at the link below, until January 21, 2022.

Applications will be available electronically from December 3, 2021 through January 21, 2022. For questions, please call (330)726-4177 x 61701 during normal business hours or (330)540-8204 after 4pm, except Holidays.

Completed applications will be accepted in person or via email beginning January 5, 2022 from 9-12pm and    2-4pm Monday- Friday until January 21, 2022, except weekends & holidays. The Boardman Civil Service Office is located at the Boardman Township Fire Department, 7440 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio.

Physical Agility Test:  Not needed prior to exam.

Written Examination:  January 25, 2022 (6-8:00 PM).  The written examination will be at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, Canfield, Ohio, beginning at 6:00 PM and ending at approximately 8:00 PM.

2022 Firefighter packet

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