Human Resources


Municipal Building
631 Perry Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512



Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Application Forms

Employment Forms

Seasonal Maintenance and Grounds Employees

The City of Defiance is accepting applications for Seasonal Maintenance & Grounds employees in the Parks, Streets, Cemetery, and Nuisance areas. Under general supervision the seasonal employee will perform semi skilled labor for the purpose of maintaining City grounds, facilities and equipment. These positions will involve a lot of mowing of grounds, trimming, raking, etc. Applicants must have the ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time under possible adverse weather conditions, and the ability to operate maintenance equipment. This is a seasonal position only, and selected applicants will work no more than 800 hours in the year. These positions can start in late March, April, May, and possibly June, and we are willing to work with school schedules. The starting pay for this position is $12.00 an hour.
Applicants must be at least age 17 and possess a valid State of Ohio Driver’s license. Applications are available at Defiance City Hall, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512 or the under the division heading Human Resources/Seasonal application. The City of Defiance is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The City of Defiance Civil Service Commission, is testing to establish an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer—Lateral Transfer Candidates are encouraged to apply. Visit to view requirements of Lateral Transfer Candidates. To review details of the position, apply and schedule a test visit The deadline to apply and test is October 6, 2021. After the deadline, the City of Defiance will notify those qualified to take the physical agility test to be held October 16, 2021 in Defiance. Those receiving an OPOTA certificate within one year of the scheduled agility test can provide a copy of their certificate by the deadline to be exempt from the physical agility test. The final eligibility list will be determined by test scores, successful completion of an agility test and Veteran’s Credit, if eligible. The City of Defiance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.