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.

Work Schedule:

PART-TIME:         Paid On Call                    

Full-time Employment:

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.



430 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074


Ph: 440-774-3211
Fx: 440-774-7809