CIRCLEVILLE CITY OF
104 E. FRANKLIN STREET
CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO 43113
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Updated: July 13, 2021
Job Classification: Police Officer - Full Time (to replenish the current eligibility list)
Please read all the following information carefully. The City of Circleville is establishing an eligibility list for a full-time Police Officer. Candidates meeting the minimum requirements of the position may be invited, in groups of ten (10) starting at the top of the eligibility list, to complete an employment application and the City of Circleville Personal History Questionnaire following the closing of the testing period and certification of the eligibility list.
Deadline for submitting your score to the City of Circleville is Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Scores submitted after deadline will not be considered for this testing period.
Minimum Score Requirements: Video Score 70%, Writing Score 70%, Reading Score 70%. After obtaining the minimum score in each category, candidates are ranked based on the weighted score.
Minimum Requirements for Applying: Applicants must have a valid State of Ohio Peace Officer Certification at the time of testing and a valid Ohio Driver’s License. Applicants not meeting the minimum standards listed here and below will not be placed on the eligibility list.
The City of Circleville offers Lateral Transfer consideration (wages and vacation accrual only) for prior law enforcement experience in the State of Ohio. Applicants must still complete the background investigation when requesting a lateral transfer.
Veteran’s Credit: After obtaining the minimum score in each category, Veteran’s credit of 20% (required by state law), will be granted to those individuals who show certified proof of Honorable Discharge pursuant to state law and the Local Rules of the Circleville Service Commission prior to the close of the application period. Email a copy of certified proof to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, August 3, 2021 to qualify for the bonus.
Salary Information: Effective January 1, 2021, entry level pay is $22.16/hour with an increase to $24.47/hour after 6 months of employment. Newly hired employees shall be provided an initial issue of uniform items. However, newly hired employees who leave employment with the City within 24 months of their first date of service with the City shall reimburse the City the cost of the initial issue of uniforms and equipment. NOW OFFERING LATERAL TRANSFERS TO CANDIDATES WILL FULLTIME LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE IN THE STATE OF OHIO.
Benefit Information: Health, dental, vision and life benefits are offered after 30 days of service as well as membership in the Ohio Police and Firemen’s Disability and Pension Fund. Paid vacation offered after 12 months of service.
Department Overview: A Police Officer patrols designated areas of the City protecting the lives, safety, property and peace of the citizens of Circleville by ensuring compliance with and enforcing all applicable laws and City Ordinances; answers calls when a crime is suspected or an emergency exists; takes such actions as are necessary to prevent crime, to apprehend a criminal, to maintain safety, to assist citizens in a wide range of emergency and non-emergency situations; monitors and controls traffic, enforces traffic laws and investigates traffic crashes. The duties and assignments of a Police Officer are quite varied in nature and occur in a variety of settings and places.
City/County/Area Information: Circleville/Pickaway County, Ohio
Age: Must be at least 21 years of age
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Possession of an unrestricted license (except for corrective lenses) with the ability to meet the City's minimum guidelines for insurability
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: As required by the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund Physical Requirements
College: Not required
Academy Certification: Must possess a valid State of Ohio Police Officers Certification at the time of testing.
Background Standards: The following criteria are considered in disqualifying candidates from being appointed as an employee for the City of Circleville. They are applicable for all candidates, done so in a fair, equitable and consistent manner. Applicants are provided a copy of these standards with the employment application. A copy is also readily available on the City’s website www.circlevilleoh.gov
Applicants are removed from the selection process and Civil Service Commission employment eligibility list for any of the following reasons:
Minimum Requirements for Applicants or Examinees : Applicants are removed from the selection process and Civil Service Commission employment eligibility list for failure to meet the minimum requirements as listed in the employment notice.