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Civil Service Commission

Committee Members:
Stephen Korhn, Esq., Chairman
Leonard Myers, Member
Norm Walker, Member
Ann Scribner, Clerk

The Civil Service Commission meets the third Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m. at 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio.

Rules of the Municipal Civil Service Commission


Applications for Police and Fire full time positions are NOT be accepted at this time.



  Public Notice

On January 18, 2016 The City of Defiance Civil Service Commission amended its Rules and adopted a definition forSection 100.01 – Procedure and Section 100.02 – Publication  as follows:


Proposed Language: Section 100.01 – Procedure:

Proposed amendments to the rules shall be made first by the passing by majority vote of a proposed amendment to the rules and shall be subject to a public hearing. The full text of the proposed amendment shall be recorded in the minutes of the Commission at least one week prior to adoption. Additionally, a proposed amendment shall be published in summary format along with a Notice of the Public Hearing as to the change in The Crescent-News at least one week prior to adoption. Majority vote shall be required for adoption.

 Proposed: Section 100.02 – Publication:

Notice of adoption of the foregoing rules shall be published in summary format in The Crescent-News, with the full text being made available for public inspection. All amendments shall become effective 30 days after a one-time publication of a summary of the amendment or of the full text of the amendment in The Crescent-News, unless a different date is fixed in the Resolution approving the amendment.

These amendments shall be effective 30 days after publication of this Public Notice which occurred on January 27, 2016.


Defiance Civil Service Commission

Stephen F. Korhn, Chairman