Employment: Full-Time and Part-Time
Part-time Firefighter – Application Process: (OPEN ENROLLMENT)
Applicants may obtain a packet and submit an Application for Employment with the City of Oberlin Human Resources Department at any time. See Application Process for the steps in the hiring process including a physical abilities test and background check..
As vacancies occur, qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview and approval to finalize the application process.
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.
Minimum Qualifications for Employment:
- Minimum 18 years of age
- High School Diploma or GED
- U.S. Citizenship or intent to obtain citizenship.
- Ohio Driver’s License and proof of insurability
- Maintain residency or employment within five (5) miles of Oberlin City Hall.
Salary and Benefits:
|Starting hourly rate – $15.38|
|Accident – injury insurance coverage.|
|Worker’s Compensation protection.|
|Employee assistance plan coverage.|
|Occupational health and wellness program.|
|Paid State of Ohio Firefighter 1, Emergency Medical Technician – Basic, and Hazmat Ops training.|
|Protective clothing, uniform and equipment provided by department.|
PART-TIME: Paid On Call
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 the position.