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Current Job Postings

NOTE: Applications will only be accepted for currently-open, posted positions.  When applying for a position, ALL of the following forms MUST be completed and returned:

Hiring Procedures

The City of Youngstown fills vacant positions as they occur or draws from established eligibility lists of qualified applicants who have met the job requirements and passed applicable examinations.

Examination announcements are distributed to various local service agencies, various departments in the city, and are posted at the Youngstown Civil Service Commission Office. Announcements may also be posted in the Youngstown Vindicator Sunday Help Wanted Section, the YSU Jambar, and on the Ohio Means Jobs website.

Applications will be accepted at the Civil Service Commission Office, City Hall, 7th Floor, 26 S. Phelps Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503. Applications will not be accepted via e-mail.

Applications will be accepted only during the application period specified on the examination announcement. Applications must be received at the Civil Service Commission Office by close of business (4:00 p.m.) on the final day of the application period.

If you are applying for more than one position, a separate application must be filed for each position.

Applicants are encouraged to submit resumes or other information that will assist in the review process, but such attachments are not required. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications.

The Civil Service Commission accepts applications for open positions only.

Open positions are listed under “Examination Announcements” and are updated on a continuous basis as opportunities become available.

The City of Youngstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Nothing contained in the examination announcement or on the City of Youngstown’s Website constitutes an implied contract. Any provision contained therein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Civil Service Exam Preparation

Review the Examination Announcement Carefully.

  • Examination announcements are distributed to various local service agencies throughout the city, various departments in the city, and are posted at the Civil Service Office. Announcements may also be posted in the Youngstown Vindicator Sunday Help Wanted Section, the YSU Jambar, and on the Ohio Means Jobs website.

Application Process

  • Applicants must complete an application during the specified time frame listed on the examination announcement.
  • Applications will NOT be accepted before or after the application period specified on the examination announcement. Applications must be received at the Civil Service Commission Office by close of business (4:00 p.m.) on the final day of the application period.
  • Applications are available at the Youngstown Civil Service Commission Office, 7th Floor, City Hall, Youngstown, Ohio. Applications will be accepted only during office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Read the examination announcement carefully and submit all required documents, such as form DD-214 for military veterans or other proof of bonus point eligibility with the application.
  • Once your application has been received, you will receive a filing receipt. This filing receipt must be brought to the examination along with photo I.D. (Driver’s License).

The Examination

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the examination start time for examination check-in. Have your Photo I.D. (Driver’s License) and filing receipt ready.
  • Make sure you are well rested and mentally alert when you enter the examination room.
  • Listen closely to the opening remarks of the Administrator in charge of the exam. If you do not understand the process, do not be afraid to ask questions. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS.
  • Read each question carefully. You will have plenty of time. Entry level examinations are generally multiple choice exams that are 100 questions in length.
  • There are no “trick” questions. Use common sense, clear thinking, and general knowledge to help you answer the questions correctly.
  • Make sure you answer every question on the examination. An unanswered question is automatically a WRONG answer.
  • You will probably have more time than you need to finish the examination. Double check your answer sheet to ensure that you have answered all questions.

Examination Results

  • Examination results will be mailed approximately two (2) weeks following the examination. You will receive your standing on the eligibility list approximately one (1) week following the receipt of your grade. Eligibility lists for entry level examinations are in effect for one (1) year from the date of the first appointment.

Contact Information

Address:
7th Floor, City Hall
26 South Phelps Street
Youngstown , OH 44503
Office Phone:330.742.8798
FAX:330.742.8839
Hours:Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
E-mail:
Name Title/Phone/E-mail
Alfred D. Coward Vice President, Civil Service Commission
330.742.8798
Alfred J. Fleming Secretary, Civil Service Commission
330.742.8798
Jonathan Huff Civil Service Administrator
330.742.8799
jhuff@cityofyoungstownoh.com
James L. Messenger President, Civil Service Commission
330.742.8798
Marian Phillips Clerk/Typist
330.742.8798
mphillips@cityofyoungstownoh.com
Todie Sepulveda Secretary/Office Assistant
330.742.8798
todie@cityofyoungstownoh.com