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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


Posted:  March 29, 2015

The Civil Service Commission will be conducting entry level police and fire fighter testing on May 30, 2015.  Testing consists of two separately administered components - a physical agility test and a written examination.   

The physical agility tests are pass/fail.   The physical agility is administered first and is comprised of six events as outlined in the examination packets below.  Demonstrations of the physical agility test will be provided on the day of the test.  Agility tests for the police and fire testing differ slightly and test candidates' ability to perform job-related activity.  

Those who pass the physical agility test proceed to the written examination.  The written examination is primarily a general knowledge exam.  There are no study materials available for the exam.  A score of 70% or better is needed to pass the written examination.  This information is outlined in the examination packets below.

Veterans Preference Credit is available as outlined in the examination packets below.

Potential candidates may take both tests.  Separate applications must be submitted for each test. There are no makeup dates available for the physical agility or written testing.

Questions can be directed to the Civil Service Clerk, Ann Scribner at 419-783-4348. 

 2015 Fire Fighter Entrance Examination Packet


2015 Police Officer Entrance Examination Packet