NORTHWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
6000 WALES ROAD
NORTHWOOD, OHIO 43619
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Updated: June 23, 2021
Job Description: Police and Fire Dispatcher
The Northwood Police Department is currently testing for Police and Fire Dispatcher. Candidates must complete the Ecomm National exam through National Testing Network by June 23, 2021. This test is to update the City’s eligibility list.
Candidates must review the Police & Fire Dispatcher Recruitment packet, here, and also fill out a City of Northwood application, here. Applications must be submitted by June 23, 2021 at 4:00pm. Failure to complete the department application and/or testing will exclude candidates from the next phase of the hiring process.
Salary Information: $20.87- $23.18 per hour, 2021. Re-opener for negations for compensation in 2022 and 2023.
Benefit Information: Ohio PERS, Group Healthcare, Dental, Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays and Life Insurance.
Candidate Contact: Mrs. Audrey CaligiuriCivil Service Member & Secretary419firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: The Northwood Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency with a staff of twenty-seven (27) personnel. The agency is composed of a Chief, Captain, Detective Sergeant, Detective Patrolman, 3 Patrol Sergeants, 11 Patrolmen, 1 S.R.O/D.A.R.E. Officer, 1 part-time Code Enforcement Officer, 5 full-time plus 1 part-time Dispatchers covering 8 square miles with a population of 5,400.
The Northwood Volunteer Fire Department is comprised of a Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, District Chief, Captain, 6 Lieutenants, and several firefighters. The fire department averages around 1,000 calls for service each year. They handle such calls as basic lift assists, building inspections, injury accidents, fire alarms, structure fires, and medical emergencies. There is a medic unit devoted to City services 24-hours a day while the remainder of the department is volunteer.
Area Information: The City of Northwood is positioned at the most northern end of Wood County and abuts Lucas County with the jurisdictions of both the City of Toledo and the City of Oregon. The City has shown moderate growth with new industrial and light manufacturing facilities within the past few years along with Northwood Local Schools recently building a new pre-kindergarten – 12th-grade school.
Age: 18 on or before July 12, 2019
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: 20/20 Preferred, but not required
College: Preferred, but not necessary
Prior Experience: Preferred, but not necessary
Necessary Certifications: Will provide on the job training to acquire necessary certifications.
Additional Requirements: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: basic office procedures, methods and computer applications; English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. The ability to: Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; Learn police and fire radio operations and procedures, local streets, police and fire districts, the classifications of crimes and recognition of common police and fire codes in order to obtain information from the public; Learn to correctly interpret and apply Department/City policies and procedures; Operate standard office machines including computer; Question callers while simultaneously typing information into a computer terminal; Remain calm during emergencies to obtain relevant information from callers who are in stressful situations; Remember instructions and information; Type and enter data into a computer at a speed necessary for successful job performance; Understand and follow oral and written instructions; work on holidays, weekends, nights and rotating shifts; Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities; Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with those contacted in the course of work; Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Hiring Process: Successful applicants will need to successfully pass each phase in the sequences listed below to continue in the hiring process:
Disqualifications: The Commission may refuse to examine or, after an examination, refuse to certify as eligible, or after certification revoke that certification, of any person: who is found to lack any of the established preliminary requirements for the examination; who is physically so disabled as to be rendered unfit for the performance of the duties of the position which he or she seeks; who is addicted to the habitual use of intoxicating liquors or drugs to excess; who has been convicted of a felony, theft offense, and domestic violence including lesser included offenses, job-related non-traffic non-juvenile misdemeanors less than seven (7) years old, repeated O.V.I.’s (formally known as D.U.I.’s), O.V.I. within the last three (3) years; who has been issued a permanent civil protection order; who is uninsurable; who has been guilty of infamous or notoriously disgraceful conduct; who has been dismissed from either branch of the civil service for delinquency or misconduct; or who has made false statements of any material fact, or practiced, or attempted to practice, any deception or fraud in his or her application or his or her examination, in establishing his or her eligibility, or securing his or her appointment. In relation to such inquiries, the Civil Service Commission may require such certificates of persons having knowledge of the applicant as the good of the civil service may require, subject to the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, if and to the extent those provisions are applicable. The Commission may also take into consideration that convictions (e.g., for misdemeanor) are more than seven (7) years old.