Civil Service Commission

Committee Members:

Stephen Korhn, Esq., Chairman

Norm Walker, Member

Julie Fitzenrider, Member

Carrin Homan, Clerk

 

 


The Civil Service Commission typically meets the third Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m. at 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio.   Alternate meeting dates may be selected to accommodate schedules and are advertised as required.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Defiance Civil Service Commission will have a Public Hearing on November 11, 2021 at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall, 631 Perry Street to amend Section 50.13 of the Civil Service Local Rules relating to promotional examinations in the fire service.  The amendment to the rules will be adding a requirement for the successful completion of leadership development classes as additional prerequisites for eligibility to participate in a fire department lieutenant or captain promotional examination.  Copies of the proposed changes can be obtained from the Civil Service Clerk, are posted at City Hall and on the City Website under the Civil Service Commission Tab.

Defiance Civil Service Commission

Carrin Homan, Clerk

Changes are indicated in bold.

“Section 50.13 – Promotional Examinations (Fire Service):  Fire service promotion in the Fire Department shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 124.45 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Furthermore, no person shall be eligible to take the examination for a vacancy in the rank immediately above the rank of regular fire fighter unless the person has served at least forty-eight (48) months not including their probationary period, in the rank of regular fire fighter, provided that in those cases where there are less than two (2) persons in the rank of regular fire fighter who have served forty-eight (48) months, not including their probationary period, in that rank and who are willing to take the examination, this service requirement does not apply.

Effective January 1, 2023 no person shall be eligible to sit for a Lieutenants Promotional Examination if they have not successfully completed the classes: Preparations for Initial Company Operations (PICO) 12 hours, Decision Making for Initial Company Operations (DMICO) 14 hours, and Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (STICO) 12 hours, prior to the promotional testing date.

 Effective January 1, 2023 no person shall be eligible to sit for a Captains Promotional Examination if they have not completed the classes required for Lieutenants testing stated above and Incident Safety Officer (NFPA 1521) 40 hours, prior to the promotional testing date.

 When a vacancy occurs in a promoted rank, other than the promoted rank immediately above the rank of regular fire fighter, no person shall be eligible to take the examination unless the person has served twelve (12) months in the next lower rank, provided that in those cases where there are less than two (2) persons in the next lower rank who have served twelve (12) months in that rank and who are willing to take the examination, this service requirement does not apply.  If the non-application of the 12 month service requirement to persons in the next lower rank does not produce two (2) persons eligible and willing to compete, the same method shall be followed by going to successively lower ranks until two or more persons are eligible and willing to compete in an examination for the vacancy.  If this process of searching successively lower ranks reached the rank of regular fire fighter, the provisions of Section 124.45 of the Ohio Revised Code applies.”