CIRCLEVILLE CITY OF
104 E. FRANKLIN STREET
CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO 43113
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Updated: July 13, 2021
Job Classification: Communications Officer (Safety Forces Dispatcher)- Full Time (to replenish a current eligibility list)
Please read the following information carefully. The City of Circleville is establishing an eligibility list for full-time Communications 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
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.
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: Call Taker 55%, Notes 64%, Dispatch 45%. After obtaining the minimum score in each category, candidates are ranked based on weighted score.
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: : email@example.com by Tuesday, August 3, 2021 to qualify for the bonus.
Salary Information: Effective January 1, 2021, entry level is $19.39 hour with an increase to $21.13/hour after one year of employment.
Benefit Information: Health, dental, vision and life benefits are offered after 30 days of service as well as membership in the Ohio Public Employee’s Retirement System. Paid vacation offered after 12 months of service.
Department Overview: A Communications Officer runs the Police Department’s Communication Center that is the nerve center of the Police Department. The Communications Officer answers incoming calls for services from the public, documents the calls and notifies the appropriate resource to provide the service necessary. The Communications Officer dispatches calls for service to patrol officers in the field; receives communications from and provides support to the officers in the field; keeps track of the location and status of all officers on duty; and prepares and maintains records of their activities.
City/County/Area Information: Circleville/Pickaway County, Ohio
Age: Must at least be 18 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: Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20 and vision must be free of color deficiencies that would preclude one from performing the essential job functions or would pose a direct threat to the health or safety of oneself or others
College: Not required
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: