Examinations may be given "Promotional" and "Open Competitive." If you are not currently employed by the City of Dayton or Dayton Public Schools (or do not meet "Promotional" requirements), you would take an "Open Competitive" examination. Applicants appearing on a "Promotional" eligible list are considered for appointment prior to those on an "Open Competitive" eligible list, regardless of score.
In accordance with the Dayton City Charter and the Civil Service Rules and Regulations for the City of Dayton, the Rule of One applies for all City of Dayton competitive (tested) positions, meaning the top ranking person on the eligible list will be referred first as openings become available.
In accordance with Ohio Revised Code, Section 124.27, Dayton Public Schools shall appoint in the following manner: each time a selection is made, it shall be from one of the names that ranks in the top ten names on the eligible list or the top twenty-five percent of the eligible list, whichever is greater. In the event that ten or fewer names are on the eligible list, the appointing authority may select any of the listed candidates.
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No. Residency is not required for employment with the City of Dayton or Dayton Public Schools.
Visit the Civil Service Board website at jobs.daytonohio.gov to view job announcements and apply for open positions. You must meet the minimum requirements (education, experience, license and/or certifications) as outlined in the job announcement.
Applications are only accepted for positions posted on the Civil Service website, jobs.daytonohio.gov . Announcements are posted and applications are accepted online for positions until the Close Date for that Job Title.
Be sure to read the job announcement and make sure your application meets the minimum qualifications for the position.
Please remember that your application must include a specific statement or other proof of how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. List any and all relevant experience, skills, certifications and education as may be required for the position.
Civil Service staff reviews your application to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. This includes any required education, experience, license, and/or certification. It is very important that you complete the application thoroughly.
Your qualifications will be evaluated based on the information you provide on the application and supplements (if applicable). Therefore, be sure to include paid and voluntary work experience. Also include other information that is relevant to the job, such as licenses, professional affiliations, classes you have taken, training you have received and all other special qualifications.
Large numbers of applications for posted positions are received. Consequently, the application review process can take several weeks. Please be patient. We want to give each application the consideration it deserves. You will be notified by email of your status for each position applied for.
After submitting an application for a tested position, you will receive notice by email that will give you the date, time, and location of the examination. Remember to always arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the examination time. A pictured I.D. is required for admittance into the examination.
If you completed an application for a tested position and you have not received notification within 2 weeks after the application close date, please call the Civil Service office at 937-333-2300.
You will be notified by email approximately four to six weeks after you take the examination. This notification will give your score and standing on the eligible list. If you did not achieve a passing score (70% in most cases), you will not be placed on the eligible list.
Applicants should note the job type and the close date for each job title posted on the Civil Service website jobs.daytonohio.gov. Below is a brief description of job types available with the City of Dayton and Dayton Public Schools:
Open Competitive: Open to all interested applicants. This recruitment type is open to the public and all current employees. Only applicants whose applications have been certified as meeting the minimum requirements may take the Civil Service examination.
Promotional: This recruitment type is only available to current employees as outlined in the exam announcement. Only applicants whose applications have been certified as meeting the minimum requirements may take the Civil Service examination.
Noncompetitive: Classifications of this type include professional, technical and supervisory positions. This job type is non-tested. Applicants whose applications have been certified as meeting the minimum requirements will be selected for further interviewing under the discretion of the hiring department.
Part-Time Permanent: This recruitment type is open to the public. Positions in this class generally work a 35 hours per week and do not have the same benefits as those full-time permanent employees.
Most Civil Service examinations are taken on a computer. Additional components to an examination may include physical agility testing, practical assessments (typing, Microsoft Office skills, etc.) and/or structured interviews.
All Civil Service examinations are "job-related" and based on the job duties and experience qualifications of the job you have applied for. Although there are no specific study materials, you may obtain a detailed job description for the position you have applied for at the Civil Service Board office. In addition, depending on the examination, you should "brush up" on your basic skills - arithmetic, grammar and typing (if required). Hand-held calculators are provided by Civil Service for all examinations. If you are taking an examination which requires typing skills, you will be tested on a computer keyboard.
We are located at 371 West Second Street, Suite 231, in downtown Dayton at the corner of Second Street and Red Cross Lane. The telephone number is 937-333-2300.