Civil Service information

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.

Civil Service Commissioners

  • Martha L. Bushey, Chairman
  • Gary West, Vice Chairman
  • Rick Schafer, Secretary

Police Dispatcher Job Openings

The Boardman Township Trustees are seeking to fill open positions for full-time Dispatchers (40 hours per week) in the Police Department. Applicants must be willing and able to work all shifts including weekends, holidays and overtime. Initial consideration will be given to applicants with previous dispatch experience. However, dispatch experience is not required to apply. We are looking for employees that are able to multi-task, with good communications skills, and who are willing to work in a team-oriented environment.

Selected applicants will be trained on the use of dispatch specific software and telephone applications during their initial training period. Applicants must possess a high school diploma, undergo a successful background investigation, medical exam including drug testing if offered the position, and complete a one-year probationary period.

Starting salary after completing training is $32,123.68, with full benefits (to include medical insurance, paid vacation, holidays, and sick days). Applications can be obtained at the Boardman Township Police Department Records Room, located at 8299 Market Street in Boardman, or at the link below. No online Facebook applications will be accepted or reviewed. All applications should be addressed and submitted to Sergeant Charles Hillman, Boardman Police Department, 8299 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512.

Boardman Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Boardman Township Employment Application

Application Form

Police Officer

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

Please visit the Civil Service page on Boardman Township’s main website for further information.

Or contact Civil Service @ 330-726-4199.