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Hilliard Division of Police OH
Deadline to Apply:  1/15/2019, 5:00pm (See details below)

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City of Sharonville OH
Deadline to Apply:  1/27/2019, 11:59pm (See details below)

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Hilliard Division of Police
Position Announcement


The City of Hilliard, Ohio is seeking interest for the position of police officer within the Division of Police. Situated in Central Ohio as a suburb of Columbus, Hilliard is home to a vibrant community. The Hilliard Division of Police is a dynamic organization serving a diverse and growing community. Providing a full range of services to a community of 41,000 residents, the Hilliard Division of Police focuses on community-oriented policing strategies and seeks to ensure community involvement in the public safety process.

Started in 1957 as a special police force to serve the growing village of Hilliard, the Division of Police has developed into an organization with a strength of 62 police officers and 16 support team members. HPD serves the City of Hilliard and Norwich Township, providing policing and community safety services to a geographical area of approximately 17 square miles.

Position Overview

To wear the uniform of a Hilliard police officer is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates a person’s willingness to “Accept the Challenge” of making the community a better place to live, work and play. Each day brings new opportunities to make a difference and to improve the quality of life in Hilliard. As a Hilliard police officer you are expected to be a person of character. Only those individuals who demonstrate in their daily lives our core values of integrity, commitment, cooperation and professionalism will be able to call themselves a Hilliard police officer.

Career Day

The Hilliard Division of Police will host a career day on Saturday, January 12, 2019 starting at 9:00 AM at the Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard. Individuals interested in wearing the HPD badge may come to learn more about the organization and the hiring process. Applications can be completed at the event and many members of the HPD team will be on hand to show why HPD is the place to be. Sign up to attend the event at

Additional Information / How to Apply

Additional information regarding the position may be found at Applications should be submitted electronically and must be received by 5:00 PM on January 15, 2019. Written examinations will be administered at Hilliard Station Sixth Grade School, 5600 Scioto Darby Rd, Hilliard, Ohio on January 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Testing time will be assigned once all applications are received.

Test study materials available for purchase at: Additional questions may be directed to Julia Baxter, Human Resources Director at 614.334.2345 or

The City of Hilliard is an Equal Opportunity Employer


IMPORTANT: Applicants must fully comply with ALL requirements and provisions included in this notice.  Failure or refusal to do so will result in disqualification from further participation in the application and/or employment procedures.

NOTICE: The City of Sharonville has a vacancy in the classification of Probationary Patrol Officer.  This is a full-time position.  All employment application and testing procedures will be administered and monitored by The Sharonville Civil Service Commission.

WAGES AND BENEFITS: Wages and benefits are very competitive.  Beginning pay rate is $21.30 per hour (non-certified officer) to $25.05 per hour (officer in training).  Top level pay rate after required years of service is currently $38.85 per hour.  Benefits will be discussed during the interview process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Each applicant must (1) be at least 21 years of age as of the final date for submission of applications for employment (see next paragraph), and (2) have attained a high school diploma or equivalency (GED), and (3) be less than thirty-seven years of age as of the date of appointment (Ohio Revised Code requirement).  IMPORTANT – the application for employment must clearly demonstrate the applicant’s compliance with all minimum qualifications included in this paragraph and/or the minimum qualifications included in the attached job description.  Applications that do not clearly demonstrate compliance with minimum qualifications will not be processed.

DRIVER LICENSE: This classification requires that applicants possess a valid driver license at the time of appointment and maintain a valid driver license during their term of employment.  In addition, employees must maintain a driving record that complies with the requirements of the City Of Sharonville’s insurance carrier.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Beginning on Notice Posting Date at the top of this Notice Of Entry Level Examination Procedure, applications for employment MUST be completed and submitted through the City Of Sharonville web site at  Applicants can only submit applications of employment by closely and completely following all instructions and requirements of the Job Opportunities Portal.  Applications for employment and any required supporting documentation MUST be submitted through the Job Opportunities Portal.  Applications for employment and/or supporting documentation submitted by U S Postal Service mail, any other delivery service, fax, e-mail, electronically, hand delivery, etc. will not be processed.

APPLICATION ACCOMMODATION: Any applicant who requires a medical or other special accommodation in order to comply with the previous paragraph must request such accommodation to The Sharonville Civil Service Commission at no later than 4:00 PM on the third business day prior to the application deadline stated in the next paragraph.  If any requested accommodation is for any type of medical condition, a statement from a medical practitioner that clearly describes the medical condition and the requested accommodation must be attached to the request for accommodation.  Such medical statement must be dated no more than one year prior to the application for employment deadline.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications for employment and ALL supporting documentation must be submitted through the Job Opportunities Portal no later than 11:59 PM on January 27, 2019.  Any application for employment or supporting documentation submitted subsequent to this deadline will not be processed.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION: Applicants who timely submit an application for employment as described above must take a written examination.  The written examination will be conducted at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45246 on January 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM.  A registration table at the examination facility will be open at 5:00 PM.  Applicants must report at the registration table PRIOR TO 6:00 PM.  Late arrivals will not be admitted.  However, the Sharonville Civil Service Commission may permit an applicant who arrives late to take a provisional examination only when certain unavoidable conditions (excess traffic, inclement weather, closed streets, natural disasters, etc.) cause an applicant or group of applicants to arrive late.  A current valid picture ID is required for admittance.  Small calculator-only devices are permitted.  Cell phones can not be used as a calculator.  Arrival at least 15 minutes before the time that the examination is scheduled to begin will enable you to read the instructions and reduce the time before all applicants are permitted to begin the exam.  Pencils for marking the answer form will be provided.  THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE.  The time limit for the written examination will be 2½ hours.  No food or drink items other than water are permitted.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION SECURITY: Any use or possession in the examination facility of music devices, communication devices, cameras, sound recording devices, handheld scanning devices, video cameras, or eyeglasses and/or clothing or clothing attachments with electronic devices is prohibited and will result in confiscation of testing material and exclusion from the examination and employment process.

PASSING SCORE: Each candidate’s employment eligibility requires the achievement of a passing score of 70% or greater for the written examination.  Applicants who achieve a passing score will be placed on an eligible list ranked by final score.  Final scores listed on the eligible list will include any extra credit as described in a following paragraph.  Employment eligibility will be subject to Ohio Civil Service Law and/or The Rules And Regulations Of The Sharonville Civil Service Commission.  If two or more applicants achieve identical written examination passing scores, applicants will be listed on the eligible list in order of the earliest time and date that their application for employment was received.  In some situations, federal law requires veterans or national guard members to be ranked highest when two or more applicants achieve identical written examination passing scores.

EXTRA CREDIT: Extra credit will be added to each applicant’s written examination passing score of 70% or greater for ONE of the following: (1) military credit of 20% of the passing score to candidates who provide a military service DD-214 form confirming an honorable discharge, OR (2) educational credit of 10% of the passing score for a bachelor’s degree or above, OR (3) educational credit of 5% of the passing score for an associate degree, OR (4) certification credit of 5% of the passing score for possession of a currently effective (as of the written examination date) of Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) certification.  IMPORTANT: Copies of educational or other substantiating documents or DD-214 forms MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT or extra credit will not be applied.

ELIGIBLE AND CERTIFIED LISTS: The City Of Sharonville posts current civil service eligible and certified lists at

EMPLOYMENT OFFER: Subsequent to an offer of employment, and prior to beginning employment, candidates may be subject to a background check, assessment of job-related skills, and/or a physical fitness examination that will include a drug/alcohol screen.

ACCOMMODATION: Any applicant who requires any special accommodation(s) for any phase of the application/examination procedure must attach to his/her application for employment a written request that clearly indicates a complete description of any requested accommodation and the specific reason(s) for any requested accommodation.  If any requested accommodation is for any type of medical condition, a statement from a doctor or other medical practitioner that clearly describes the medical condition and the requested accommodation must be submitted with the application for employment.  Such medical statement must be dated no more than one year prior to the date of the application for employment. Substantiation of requests for any accommodation(s) for reasons other than a medical condition may be required.

CHANGE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: If an applicant has a change of name, address, phone, e-mail address, etc. at any time from the date he/she submitted an application for employment until such time as the applicant’s name no longer appears on an eligible list (up to two years), it is the applicant’s responsibility to notify The Sharonville Civil Service Commission of such change by certified mail (no other notification method is permitted) to The Sharonville Civil Service Commission, 10900 Reading Road, Sharonville, OH 45241.  The Civil Service Commission will not make any effort to contact any applicant if contact cannot be made through information provided in writing by the applicant.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE ADMINISTRATION: All provisions of this Notice Of Entry Level Examination Procedure including any and all testing procedures will be administered and monitored by The Sharonville Civil Service Commission.

LEGAL COMPLIANCE: All provisions of this Notice Of Entry Level Examination Procedure and all examination components are subject to all applicable provisions of The Rules And Regulations Of The Sharonville Civil Service Commission and/or Chapter 124 of The Ohio Revised Code.

The City Of Sharonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This notice issued by The Sharonville Civil Service Commission, Paul Kattelman, Chairman

General Purpose of Position:

Patrol city and respond to emergencies to protect lives and property (ie: apprehend criminals, resolve conflicts, regulate traffic, prevent crime, and educate public).

Essential Functions

  1. Patrol city to protect lives and property and to ensure laws are followed and prevent crime; monitor traffic conditions and flow; monitor school zones; maintain visibility to establish police presence; and patrol residential and business property.
  2. Operate radar and/or LIDAR and issue citations to violators.
  3. Respond to a variety of emergencies, accidents, confrontations, injuries, and complaints; settle and/or calm interpersonal disputes; secure crime scenes; interview complainants, suspects, and victims; obtain witness reports, collect evidence, and prepare and file reports.
  4. Serve warrants and file affidavits.
  5. Appear and testify in a court of law.
  6. Contact other law enforcement agencies regarding suspects, inmates, victims, etc.
  7. Record daily activities in logs, prepare reports on activities, investigations, incidents, bookings, etc.; maintain accurate records regarding crimes.
  8. Protect the general safety of the public.

Other Duties:

Perform other numerous and varied law enforcement, public safety, and public service duties.  Provide information to the public regarding law enforcement matters.  Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Requirements for Entry to Position:

Training and Experience
Completion of secondary education or equivalent; basic knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures.

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to pass medical, psychological, and polygraph examinations.
  • Be free of felony convictions; strong powers of observation and memory and of high moral character.
  • Must remain free of drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Must be capable of qualifying with a firearm as required by Departmental standards.
  • Must be capable of making a forcible arrest.
  • Valid Ohio operator’s permit.  Must be capable of driving an emergency vehicle under emergency conditions in a safe and effective manner.
  • Must maintain a satisfactory level of productivity.
  • Must maintain a low level of supervision in relation to performance, where cost is related to the amount of management time required to deal with performance issues.
  • Must demonstrate ability to get along with others.
  • Must be able to follow directions.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to work well under stress.
  • Officer must be able to work independently without close supervision, must be able to exercise discretion including under emergency conditions which may include an element of personal danger.
  • Must be able to make adjustments to schedule (ie: 4 & 2 with rotating off days, work shifts as assigned, including but not limited to Saturdays and Sundays, changing of off days and/or shift hours).

Physical Requirements Not Obvious from Essential Functions:

Good physical condition; must possess strength and agility as job may require exertion to run after or take physical control of a suspect or to retain physical control of a prisoner.  Must demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.


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