Composition and Term
The Civil Service Commission shall consist of three (3) electors of the City, not holding other Municipal office, to be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of Council, for a term of six (6) years, except that of the three (3) first appointed, one (1) shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years, one (1) for a term of four (4) years, and one (1) for a term of six (6) years. A vacancy occurring during the term of any member of the Civil Service Commission shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner authorized for an original appointment.
The Civil Service Commission shall provide by rule for the ascertainment of merit and fitness as the basis for appointment and promotion of all regular employees in the service of the Municipality as required by the Constitution and Laws of Ohio, and for appeals from that action of the Mayor in any case of transfer, except as otherwise provided by the Laws of Ohio (or otherwise superseded by a collective bargaining unit agreement).
Civil Service Examination shall not be required for the appointment of any member of a board or commission, or any head of a department, or any assistant to the Solicitor, or to the Clerk, or any secretary to the Mayor, or to the head of any department, or for appointment to any other Office or position requiring professional or exceptional qualifications.
Except as herein provided, the Civil Service Commission shall determine the practicability of competitive examinations for any non-elective office or job classification in the service of the City.
Meetings are held monthly in the Civil Service Office, 5330 Seaman Road, Oregon, OH. The latest Civil Service Agenda and Minutes are posted on this Website. Test announcements will be in the Sunday issue of The Toledo Blade.
Check Job Opportunities on our Website for additional information.
Civil Service Commission Members:
Gary Breier, Chairman
Civil Service General Information
The Civil Service Commission periodically offers written exams for about twenty different permanent part-time and full-time positions at the City of Oregon, on a two-year rotating schedule. Each position has a separate test and application period. There is no general test, and the exams from other government agencies do not apply. The names of persons passing the tests are placed on Eligibility Lists, and vacancies are filled from these lists. For positions requiring a four-year degree, special licensing or individualized requirements, no written test is required. Employees must live within ten miles of the Oregon City limits within one year from date of hire. You must be at least 18 years old for most positions and at least 21 at date of employment for Police Dispatchers and Police Officers.
How To Apply
All job applications must be on one of the City of Oregon Application for Employment forms. These forms are available in the Civil Service office at 5330 Seaman Road and on this web site. Applications will be accepted for positions requiring a written exam during a specific two-week window of opportunity that only opens once every one to two years. To find out the dates for these application periods, watch for ads in the classified section of the Sunday issue of The Toledo Blade. For non-tested positions requiring four-year degrees or special licensing, applications may be filed during the last full week of every month. For these non-tested positions, the Commission will review the applicant's qualifications and those persons having the minimum requirements will have their names placed on the Eligibility List for the specific position for which they applied. Examples of such positions are Staff Accountant and Chemist/Bacteriologist II.
Civil Service Commission Phone Number: 419-698-7095
Civil Service Information Line: 419-720-0190