The duties of the commission are listed in the "Civil Service Rules and Regulations" as per ORC 124.

The Bucyrus City Civil Service Commission consists of three members and the clerk:

  • G. Scott McBride, Chairman
  • Judy Estes
  • Sharon Hildreth, Clerk

All members are appointed by the Mayor. Not more than two members of the commission shall be adherent to the same political party.

Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30pm in the Civil Service Office at Bucyrus City Hall.

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    The City of Bucyrus, Ohio will conduct a Civil Service exam for the City of Bucyrus Division of Fire to establish an eligibility list for entry level firefighter.  Starting wage under the present labor agreement is $14.40 per hr. and increasing to $17.93 per hr. after two (2) years of service.  The city has a competitive benefits package.  The work schedule is a 53-hr. work week, working 24 hrs. on duty followed by 48 hrs. off duty.

    • Minimum of 18 years of age and no more than 41 years of age at time of original appointment.
    • Be a citizen of the United States of America
    • Possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid Ohio driver’s license.
    • Be in good physical and medical condition and be mentally and emotionally stable.
    • Be able to pass an in-depth background investigation.
    • Pass all required medical examinations.
    • Must be willing to reside within a 20 mile radius of the City of Bucyrus, Washington Square.

    Applications are available Monday through Friday at the Mayor’s Office, Bucyrus City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio, 44820, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the Bucyrus City Fire Department, 223 E. Mansfield St., Bucyrus, Ohio, 44820 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. starting Monday, September 14, 2020, or by emailing the Bucyrus Fire Department at bfd@cityofbucyrusoh.us for an application.  All applications must be returned to the Mayor’s Office only in person by 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 with a non-refundable $15.00 testing fee paid by cash or money order only.  A photo ID must be shown when returning application.  Applicants claiming extra credit must submit at time of application: for military, a certificate of satisfactory military service or honorable discharge; for Paramedic, EMT-B or FF II an Ohio certification.  Appointees must maintain any certifications already established.      
    A physical agility test will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 (time to be determined) at Bucyrus High School, 900 W. Perry St., Bucyrus, Ohio.  The Civil Service exam will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Bucyrus City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio, 44820.  The Civil Service exam requires a passing score of 70%.




    BUCYRUS, OHIO 44820
    Updated: September 14, 2020

    Job Classification: Police Officer
    The Bucyrus Police Department is hiring for Police Officers. All FrontLine National testing must be completed by the close date, October 30, 2020. City of Bucyrus application for employment must be completed and turned in to the Police Department prior to the test closing date. The application can be picked up at the police department or downloaded at www.cityofbucyrusoh.us beginning September 21, 2020.
    Salary Information: $48,089.60 starting to $52,707.20 through step increases.
    Benefit Information: Health, Prescription, Dental and Vision.  Longevity pay, Vacation, holidays and personal leave.  Ohio Police and Fire retirement system.  Uniform allowance and training provided.
    Candidate Contact:
    Greg Stevens
     419-562-6767  x250
    Department Overview: The City of Bucyrus, Ohio will conduct examinations for the position of Police Officer for the Bucyrus Police Department to establish an eligibility list.
    Bucyrus has a progressive and pro-active department working in a community oriented policing system. We are seeking candidates with a strong desire to enter into and excel in the law enforcement profession emphasizing courtesy and integrity. We have one school resource officers, a K9 unit, detective bureau, participate in county wide SRT and regional task forces and respond to approximately 12,000 calls for service per year. We collaborate with local organizations and projects such as Neighborhood Watch, Operation Hope and Safety Town, among others.
    Area Information: The Bucyrus Police Department serves the City of Bucyrus, The county seat of Crawford County, The home of the Bratwurst Festival, which has a population of approximately 12,000 people and an area of 12 square miles. The Bucyrus Police Department is in excellent standing with our community and has excellent community support. Bucyrus is located 60 miles north of Columbus on St. Rt. 4 and US Hwy 30. The Department has an authorized strength of 22 sworn officers, plus civilian employees.
    Population: 12,000

    Job Requirements
    Age: Age 21 at time of appointment and not yet 41 by date of appointment.
    US Citizen: Yes.
    High School Grad/GED: Yes. Must possess good communication skills.
    Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes.
    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes.
    Vision: Correctable to 20/20
    College: Preferred by not required.
    Academy Certification: Must possess a valid Ohio Peace Officers Basic Training certificate or be planning to enroll in a basic training academy with date of expected academy completion by date of hire. Applicants can also claim extra credit for military service. Copies of the Ohio Peace Officers Training certificate or a letter from an academy declaring your intent to enroll,  and a certificate of satisfactory military service or honorable discharge must be submitted with the application.
    Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: Must be able to maintain CEU’s annually as required by Ohio Law and the Police Division.
    Hiring Process: Complete the application and turn in to the Bucyrus Police Department: available for download to complete at: www.cityofbucyrusoh.us or pick up in person. Complete the NTN exam with a minimum passing score of 70%. Physical Fitness test date will be at 9:00 Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. at Bucyrus High School 900 West Perry St., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 
    Physical Fitness Testing  The Bucyrus Police recruit physical fitness test battery is from the Cooper Institute. The four test areas are listed below;

    • 300 Meter Run (Anaerobic Power, Sprinting Ability),
    • 1 RM Bench Press (Muscular Strength, Upper Body),
    • 1-minute Sit Ups (Muscular Endurance, Core Body),
    • 1-minute Push Ups (Muscular Endurance, Upper Body)

    The Scoring system used for the testing will be Age and Gender Norms. Prior to testing, participating recruits will submit to the city a signed Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire. A recruit answering yes to one or more questions on the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire will need to submit a completed Physician's Statement form signed by physician or nurse practitioner. (Forms are in City application for employment) 
    The following scores list the 50 percent mark for each test. All four test scores are based on age & gender. An average score of 50 percent from the four tests is required to pass the physical test.


    20 - 29

    20 - 29

    30 - 39

    30 - 39

    40 - 45

    40 - 45

    300 Meter







    Bench Press







    Sit Ups







    Push Ups







    To determine your bench press ratio, take what you benched using free weights and use the formulas below.

    • Males - (Free weight 1 rep max x 1.016) + 18.41= lRM
      lRM divided by your body weight equals Bench press ratio.
    • Females - (Free weight 1 rep max x .848) + 21.37 = lRM
      lRM divided by your body weight equals Bench press ratio.

    Your final score on the Fitness test is based on each test, each test is worth a max of 5 points with a max of 20 points be awarded after completion of all test. Scoring 50 percent on each test would only award the recruit 4 points. Complete each test at the best of your ability to achieve the best score.

    • Must participate in oral and written interviews
    • Must pass a Civil Service written examination with www.nationaltestingnetwork.com
    • To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select Law Enforcement and sign up for the Bucyrus Police Department.
    • Must be able to pass an in-depth background investigation, psychological examination, polygraph, physical and vision testing
    • Must possess a valid Ohio Peace Officers Basic Training certificate or an academy letter of basic training enrollment with date of expected academy completion and certification by time of hire based on Civil Service guidelines. Applicants can also claim extra credit for military service. Copies of the Ohio Peace Officers Training certificate or academy letter and a certificate of satisfactory military service or honorable discharge must be submitted with the application.

    Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors:
    Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:

    • Any fraudulent insurance claims or fraudulent claims for welfare, workers compensation, unemployment compensation or other public assistance programs.
    • Any admission or conviction of an offense as an adult defined as a felony.
    • Any admission or conviction of an offense as a juvenile of one or more violent felonies.

    4.    Any admission or conviction relating to the carrying or use of a weapon.
    5.   Any admission or conviction of a sex related offense, domestic violence or any charge that is reduced from  
    domestic violence.            
    6.  For making false statements of material fact in the application, testing process or during any part of the hiring    
    process and for use, threatened use of attempt in using political influence in securing employment.
    Driving Disqualifiers: Must be insurable under the City of Bucyrus insurance carrier.

    Drug Use Disqualifiers:
    ·  Any use or purchase of illegal drugs (except marijuana) within 5 years before application or any after this application.
    ·  Any use or purchase of marijuana within 1 year before application or any after this application.
    ·  Any pattern of use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, with the past 5 years.
    ·  Any illegal sale of drugs of abuse, marijuana or prescription drugs in the past 5 years.
    ·  Abuse of alcohol, chemical agents or prescription drugs.
    ·  Addictions to gambling or sex or having received treatment for any of the above in the past 2 years.
    Employment Disqualifiers: Outside employment is permitted with permission pending compliance to policies. 

    Physical Fitness Test: Eligible candidates should attend fitness testing 0900 Saturday, November 7, 2020, Bucyrus High School 900 West Perry St., Bucyrus, Ohio. Request for an alternate date and time due to conflict will be considered. Contact Captain Greg Stevens, g.stevens@cityofbucyrusoh.us or 419-562-6767  ext. 250



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