The City of Fairfield is announcing that a Civil Service exam will be given through the National Testing Network and will be used as the initial step to establish an Eligibility List for the position of Police Officer.
Please visit www.fairfield-city.org to apply and for testing details and
information you will need.
Our Police Officers are responsible for maintaining law and order, investigating crimes and protecting life and property throughout the City by enforcing the laws and ordinances of the City of Fairfield and the State of Ohio. It is a rewarding career in a progressive Police Department. Please refer to our website for detailed information and job description.
Scope of the written test will be multiple-choice questions to identify candidates with an aptitude for police work. A passing score of 70% is necessary to be scheduled for succeeding steps in the hiring process. The process continues with a physical agility test, structured oral interview, background investigation, polygraph (CVSA), medical (including drug screen), and psychological evaluation.
Qualifications include: U.S. Citizen; high school diploma/GED (Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and/or State of Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Certificate preferred); valid Driver’s license; minimum age 21 at the time of the exam and not eligible for original appointment to Fairfield Police Department on or after 35th birthday.
Please apply online by visiting www.fairfield-city.org . Applications will be accepted beginning, Monday, February 4, 2019. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 1st by 5pm. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Salary: Starting base pay with OPOTA certification is $27.62/hour; increasing to $30.25/hour after one year of service. Annual base pay increases to $32.77/hour for 2 years; $35.55/hour for 3 years; then to $36.26/hour after 5 years.
A state certified officer who has completed his/her probationary period with another police department, may be hired at a pay service step commensurate with his/her skills, knowledge, abilities and years of equivalent service.