Spring Pickup April 10, 2017 – MORE INFORMATION

Why work for the Sylvania Township Police Department

We will serve as guardians of our community to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.

Current Open Positions

Police/Fire Dispatcher

All testing must be completed by May 10, 2017. Please click HERE for additional information.

Police Officer

All testing must be completed by May 10, 2017. Please click HERE for additional information.

Benefits

Dispatcher Base Wage Schedule

  Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Hourly $22.57 $23.85 $25.21 $26.67 $28.19
Annualized $46,945.60 $49,608.00 $52,436.80 $55,473.60 $58,635.20

Police Officer Base Wage Schedule

  Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Hourly $27.11 $28.64 $30.31 $32.04 $33.90
Annualized $56,388.80 $59,571.20 $63,044.80 $66,643.20 $70,512.00

Personal Days/Sick Leave/Bonus Days

  • Each year employees shall be awarded 24 hours of personal leave and be able to use their personal leave within that year. Employees hired during the plan year will receive personal leave on a prorated basis.
  • Employee’s accumulated sick leave at the rate of 4.6 hours for every 80 hours actually worked. All unused sick leave can accumulate and be carried over into the following years.
  • Employees who work 3 consecutive calendar months without missing work other than paid vacations, comp time or holidays, approved bereavement leave, military leave, personal leave, sick leave bonus days or jury duty will be eligible for eight (8) hours of Sick Bonus time off with pay. Employees who are granted a bonus day each of the four (4) calendar quarters shall be granted one extra bonus day for the following year. At the end of the calendar year, employees may elect to carry over a maximum five (5) bonus days into the following calendar year.

Longevity Pay

Employees will be provided longevity pay according to the following schedule: 

  1. At the beginning of the 5th year of service, employees shall receive $500.
  2. At the beginning of the 10th year of service, employees shall receive $750.
  3. At the beginning of the 15th year of service, employees shall receive $1200.
  4. At the beginning of the 20th year of service, employees shall receive $1700.00.
  5. At the beginning of the 25th year of service, employees shall receive $2300.00.

 

Vacation Accrual

Completed Years of Service Annual Vacation Leave Hours
Less than 1 0
1 to 4 Years 80
5 to 6 Years 104
7 Years 112
8 to 11 Years 128
12 Years 136
13 to17 Years 144
18 to 19 Years 152
20 to 22 Years 176
23 Years and Up 200

Other Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Overtime for special events
  • Court appearance compensation
  • Fully paid protective vest
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • OPERS retirement and pension
  • Union representation
  • Indoor and outdoor firing range
  • Tuition assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Shift differential pay
  • Clothing allowance
  • Specialty pays for selected assignments
  • Disability insurance
  • Deferred compensation alternate plan
  • Health / Dental / Vision insurance
  • Field training officer pay
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Voluntary Life/Accident/STD/Hospital
  • Deferred Compensation

Hiring Process

Written Examination

On the day of the written examination, candidates are required to present two pieces of identification, one containing his/her picture (i.e. driver license, passport, or military I.D. card). Identification must display date of birth. No cellular phones, taping, video, or picture taking devices will be allowed in the testing room.

The examination will consist of the following concepts:

Judgment; Listening and Communications Skills, •Dealing with Difficult and Stressful Situations, Multi-Tasking Analysis, Prioritization and Problem Solving, Public Relations, Internal Relations, Responsibility for Officer Safety, Team Relations.

A candidate must score at least 70% in each test section to pass the exam.

The exam will also help determine which candidates possess skills to effectively work with the public and other members of the department. The written exam scores may be used to determine a cutoff or pass rate, and the department will consider the natural break, adverse impacts and departmental need. The written exam will identify a candidate that closely matches the needs of the Department. The written exam is primarily intended as a hurdle exam to advance those candidates to the next phase of the process.

Present Eligibility List to the Trustees

Candidates will be ranked according to their final score and placed on the eligibility list.

Preliminary Background Investigation

The top banded candidates of the selection process will be required to participate in a preliminary background investigation.

Oral Board Interview(s)

The top ranked candidates passing a preliminary background investigation will be required to participate in the Oral Board Interview. Candidates will be asked a series of interview questions.

Background Investigation

The top candidates after the interview will be required to undergo an extensive background investigation. The investigation may include, but is not limited to, the following: employment history, driving history, arrest and conviction record, financial responsibility, and interviews with family members, neighbors, supervisors, co-workers, and friends.

Interview

The top candidates who have successfully advanced after each of the above hurdles in the recruitment process will be contacted by phone and invited to interview with the Police Chief.

Psychological Examination and Evaluation (pass/fail)

After receiving a conditional offer of employment candidates must successfully complete and pass a thorough psychological examination and evaluation. It is important to note that the examination is not designated to measure mental health.

Medical Examination and Drug Screen

After receiving a conditional offer of employment candidates must successfully complete and pass a thorough medical examination, including a drug screen. Physicians who perform the medical examination consider the severity of any problem in making the pass/fail decision.

Dispatcher Recruitment Packet

Click HERE to view packet.

Police Officer Recruitment Packet

Click HERE to view packet.

Qualifications & Additional Information

Police Officer Qualifications

  1. At least 21 years of age by Date of Hire.
  2. Must be a U.S. Citizen on/by the date of the Background Investigation.
  3. Able to produce valid driver’s license at time of Background Investigation.
  4. Graduation from high school or possession of GED certificate.
  5. 64 semester (96 quarter) hours of college credit at an accredited college or university (or completion of Associates Degree) by Background Investigation date.
  6. Possess current Ohio Peace Officer’s Academy Certification by Background Investigation date.
  7. Ability to work rotating shifts, nights, overtime, weekends, and holidays
  8. Must be eligible to be LEADS certified.
  9. Ability to operate standard office equipment, including personal computers and word-processing software.
  10. Visual acuity – Visual Field Performance must be 120 degrees in the horizontal meridian combined. Corrected vision must be at least 20/30 (Snellen) when tested using both eyes together.
  11. Hearing – Must have sufficient hearing in both ears to perform essential tasks without posing a direct threat to themselves or others.
  12. Type at least 30 words a minute.
  13. Nicotine free: pertaining to all tobacco and nicotine products.
  14. Ability to work independently, make critical decisions, and use initiative and common sense.
  15. Considerable human relations and communications skills.
  16. No disqualifying factors in the hiring standards.

Click HERE to read additional information about disqualifying factors.

Dispatcher Qualifications

  1. At least 21 years of age by Date of Hire.
  2. Must be a U.S. Citizen on/by the date of the Background Investigation.
  3. Able to produce valid driver’s license at time of Background Investigation.
  4. Graduation from high school or possession of GED certificate.
  5. Ability to work rotating shifts, nights, overtime, weekends, and holidays.
  6. Must be eligible to be LEADS certified.
  7. Ability to maintain composure and relate well with the general public under adverse circumstances and stressful situations.
  8. Ability to operate standard office equipment, including personal computers and word-processing software.
  9. Visual acuity – Visual Field Performance must be 120 degrees in the horizontal meridian combined. Corrected vision must be at least 20/30 (Snellen) when tested using both eyes together.
  10. Hearing – Must have sufficient hearing in both ears to perform essential tasks without posing a direct threat to themselves or others.
  11. Ability to speak clearly and be easily understood.
  12. Type at least 30 words a minute.
  13. Nicotine free: pertaining to all tobacco and nicotine products.
  14. Ability to work independently, make critical decisions, and use initiative and common sense.
  15. Considerable human relations and communications skills.
  16. No disqualifying factors in the hiring standards

Click HERE to read additional information about disqualifying factors

National Testing Network

The Sylvania Township Police Department conducts both their sworn and civilian entrance exams through the National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN) to fill current openings. The examination is offered through National Testing Networks at multiple times and locations throughout the United States. To register, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. For any questions pertaining to the examination, please call National Testing Network at 1-866-5633882. A complete list of locations and examination dates and times are also available through their website. 

To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com

Select Law Enforcement or Emergency Communications, and sign up for the Sylvania Township Police Department. You must complete the NTN exam and Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ), and have your scores sent to Sylvania Township Police. There is an exam fee. 

On the NTN website, you will have an opportunity to: 

  • Schedule a test and complete Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ).
  • Review all information related to the Sylvania Township Police Department dispatcher position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.
  • Find detailed information about the testing process for NTN test and Personal History Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your own convenient test time and location
  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment. 

Upon completion of the NTN exam, all candidates who have chosen to have their scores sent to Sylvania Township Police Department, your scores are automatically forwarded to the Sylvania Township Police Department. The Sylvania Township Police Department will contact selected candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.  National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. 

Examination Deadline

The examination must be completed by the posted examination testing deadline.  Examination dates close to our deadline fill up quickly. We encourage you to register early to ensure you can complete the examination prior to our deadline.  

National Testing Network does not replace the Sylvania Township Police Department’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to Sylvania Township Police Department where the final decisions are made. Sylvania Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting or other employment practices for reason of age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, height, marital or domestic partner status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or weight. This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or an implied contract.

Hiring Questions

Contact: LT. Robert Austin – Operations Lieutenant

Email:raustin@sylvaniatownshippolice.com

TX: 419.720.3001

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