July 23, 2016

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Medina police to hire new officers

MEDINA — The city police department is looking to hire new patrol officers.

The Medina Civil Service Commission will hold an open, competitive exam to create an eligibility list on April 27.

The number of officers to be hired has not yet been determined.

Applicants for the exam must be between 21 and 35 and a U.S. citizen, have a high school diploma or equivalent,  a valid Ohio driver’s license, basic police officer training and the physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Starting salary is $22.76 per hour plus time and a half for approved overtime. Also, the city pays 10 percent of the employee’s contribution to the police pension fund.

Extra credit points may be added to a passing score for military service, a college degree, valid Ohio Peace Officer Training Association certification or service of at least a year as an auxiliary officer with the city police department. To qualify for extra credit, proof of military service, OPTA certification or an official college transcript must be submitted with the application.

A nonrefundable fee of $40 in cash will be charged at the time of application. Those interested can pick up an application and file it at the Medina Civil Service office, lower level at City Hall, 132 N. Elmwood Ave., Medina between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The application deadline is 4 p.m. April 12. Visit www.medinaoh.org under Job Opportunities for more information.

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