EMPLOYMENT: FULL-TIME and PART-TIME
Minimum Qualifications for Employment:
18 years of age
High School Diploma or GED
U.S. Citizenship or intent to
Ohio Driver's License and Proof of Insurability
five (5) miles of Oberlin City Hall or work in the city.
Salary and Benefits:
hourly rate - $13.50
|| Accident -
injury insurance coverage.
assistance plan coverage.
health and wellness program.
|| Paid State of
Ohio Volunteer Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, and Hazmat training.
clothing, uniform and equipment provided by department.
Paid On Call
Applicants must complete a competitive hiring process
through Civil Service that consists of a written
examination. Candidates must submit an application form to the
Civil Service Commission for the test before the published deadline.
Contact the Civil Service Commission at (440) 774-3428 for further information.
The written test is scheduled as necessary
to maintain an eligibility listing. The test is a nationally
recognized standardized exam on general knowledge and aptitude. No previous fire service
experience is required. Applicants must
score a minimum grade of 70% for further consideration.
Applicants will be ranked on an eligibility list and considered for vacancies
for one year. (A second year of eligibility may be approved by the Commission).
Applicants who pass the written test are required to complete a
physical ability test
and submit to a personal background investigation.
Previous completion of a Firefighter Physical Agility Test based on the Firefighter
Combat Challenge criteria may receive credit for this exam. After review by the fire
chief, applicants may be invited for an oral interview
followed by a background investigation.
The City of Oberlin is a Drug-Free Workplace.
Finalists selected for employment are required to pass a medical examination
and drug/alcohol test
conducted by the Fire Department
physician before assuming employment duties.
All full time firefighter positions are filled from an eligibility list
established from current part time firefighters through a
competitive civil service examination process.
Fire Officer Positions
All fire officer positions (Lieutenant, Battalion Chief) are filled by
current employees through a competitive civil service examination process that includes
both a written knowledge examination and a skills assessment based on the job duties of