PORTSMOUTH CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Municipal Building – 728 Second Street Room 22 – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
NOTICE OF EXAMINATION – Posted September 24, 2018
ELIGIBLE: All United States citizens. Applicants must be 21 years of age, have a high school education or the equivalent thereof. State law forbids the original appointment of a firefighter on or after their forty-first birthday.
APPLICATION: Qualified applicants must register for the examination by completing and submitting an application. Application is available online at www.portsmouthoh.org under the Applications Tab. Applications must be typed or printed in ink and signed by the applicant. Completed applications need to be returned at the Municipal Building, Office of the City Solicitor, 728 Second St., Room 22 Portsmouth, Ohio, between the hours of 7:00A.M. to 2:00 P.M. (closed for lunch between 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M.) on the following dates:
Monday, October 1, 2018 through Thursday, October 4, 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018 through Thursday, October 11, 2018
NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT TIME.
EXAMINATION: The written examination will be conducted on Friday October 19, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. at the Scioto County Welcome Center, 342 Second St. Portsmouth, Ohio. All applicants must report to the testing site between 3:30 P.M. and 3:45 P.M.
Photo ID required.
VETERAN’S Veterans of the Armed Services of the United States who qualify and receive a CREDIT: passing grade on the examination will receive an additional twenty per cent (20%) on the examination pursuant to state law and local Civil Service Rules. A complete copy of Form DD-214 MUST be attached to the application.
FAILURE TO ATTACH SUCH PROOF OF HONORABLE DISCHARGE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR VETERAN’S CREDIT.
PARAMEDIC Applicants with a paramedic certificate are eligible to receive an additional 10 percent CREDIT: 10%) added to the raw written test score. To be eligible, the certificate must be a valid certificate issued by the State of Ohio, board of Emergency Medical Services. Applicants who desire to apply for the additional credit must indicate the intention to do so at the time the application is filed and by submitting a certified copy of the certification prior to the written date of testing.
A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the written portion of the examination. Those who pass the written entrance exam and are offered employment must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.
COMMISSION RULE 9.03 Ties: Original Appointment Eligible Lists
In the event that two (2) or more applicants receive the same score in an original appointment examination, priority in the time of filing the application with the Commission shall determine the order in which their names shall be placed on the eligible list; provided that applicants eligible for veterans’ preference under these rules shall receive priority in rank on the eligible lists over non-veterans on the list with a rating equal to that of the veterans. Ties among veterans shall be decided by priority of the filing of the application.