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Police Officer

Notice is hereby given that the Cuyahoga Falls Civil Service Commission
will administer an examination for the following position:


DATE, TIME, & PLACE OF EXAMINATION: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Cuyahoga Falls High School Cafeteria, 2300 Fourth Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221.  (Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m.).  A valid driver’s license or State issued ID must be presented for identification purposes on the evening of the examination. 

WRITTEN EXAM: The written exam will take approximately 2.25 hours. 

Candidates who pass the written exam with a grade of 70% or above (excluding extra credit) will be eligible, in descending order of exam grades, to take the agility test.  The candidates who pass the agility test will be considered for interview, additional testing, and possible conditional offers of employment.   All conditional offers of employment shall be subject to aptitude testing, a polygraph exam, a psychological exam, a background check and a post-offer, pre-employment physical exam and drug and nicotine screen.  All offers of employment are conditional and subject to a probationary period of one year.  No review will be granted for the written exam.



Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America; must be able to read and write the English language; must have a High School Diploma or equivalency; must be of good moral character; and must be able to meet the physical demands of employment.  (FITNESS QUALIFICATION STANDARDS ATTACHED)

Applicant must have reached her/his 21st birthday and not have reached her/his 35th birthday by the date of the exam.

Applicant must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any state.

NOTE:  In compliance with Federal Law, proof of employment eligibility is required within three days of employment.  



Applicant must be a non-smoker and non-tobacco user, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff, etc. for the duration of their employment with the City of Cuyahoga Falls.

A physical examination, including cardiovascular risk evaluation and thorough background testing, will be required of candidates certified to the eligibility list.

Applicant is not required to be a resident of Cuyahoga Falls.

Applicant is advised that Cuyahoga Falls requires mandatory pre-employment drug and nicotine screening, T.B. testing, and periodic screening during employment.

Applicant must be able to effectively communicate with others; learn to prepare a variety of reports including Officer Daily Log, criminal & accident reports, etc.; have the ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions; have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers & supervisors; have the ability to learn geographical directions, applicable laws & ordinances and Departmental Rules, Regulations, Policies & Procedures; patrol commercial & residential areas to preserve the peace & enforce the law; have the ability to direct others, take charge of emergency situations and request necessary assistance; have the ability to make sound judgment in enforcing motor vehicle traffic laws; have the ability to be self-motivated; and learn to represent the Department in a public forum.

PAY RANGE: $22.1416 per hour starting rate, with yearly steps the first four years up to $28.1980 per hour. Top of pay range is $29.8498 per hour. 
BENEFITS:  The City of Cuyahoga Falls offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, prescription, optional vision, life insurance, pension benefits and paid vacation. 
EXAMINATION FEE: $25.00, non-refundable, payable in cash or money order (NO PERSONAL CHECKS), due at the time the completed application is submitted. 
EXTRA CREDIT:  10% extra credit will be added to a score of at least 70% of the attainable score in entrance examinations of any applicant who has completed service in the uniformed services, and has been honorably discharged, or has transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service, or is a member of the national guard or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States who, at the time of the examination, has completed more than 180 days of active duty service pursuant to an executive order of the president of the United States or an act of the congress of the United States.  Copy of Form DD-214 (proof of honorable discharge) or certificate of service must be submitted with application to be eligible for this 10% credit.

5% extra credit will be given to applicant who has obtained an Associate Degree or above in Criminal Justice from an accredited college or university.  Attach a copy of diploma to applicationIf the diploma does not show Criminal Justice degree, a copy of transcripts showing criminal justice major must also be provided.

10% extra credit will be granted to any applicant who has successfully completed an approved State of Ohio Basic Police Officer Academy, or who is currently employed as a Police Officer in the State of Ohio, or who has been employed as a State of Ohio Police Officer within the past four years.  Proof of successful completion of Academy and State test or copy of Ohio Basic Police Officer Training Certificate must be attached to the application.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Department of Human Resources / Civil Service Office, City Building, 2310 Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm., OR visit to print the Notice of Exam and Civil Service application.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:Completed Application, Fee, and Extra Credit Documentation must be returned to the Civil Service Office, 2310 Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, in person or by mail, postmarked no later than Thursday, January 15, 2015.

The eligibility list established from this examination will be in effect for two years from the date of first certification.



EEO/ADA We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.





Age and Gender Minimum Scores




Males (<-29)

Females (<-29)

Sit-ups (1 min)



Push-ups (1 min)



1.5 Mile Run





Males (30-39)

Females (30-39)

Sit-ups (1 min)



Push-ups (1 min)



1.5 Mile Run




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