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The City of Ravenna
Department of Human Resources
210 Park Way
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

The City of Ravenna does not accept applications for positions which are not posted.

The City of Ravenna is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Ravenna

Police Officer - Full Time - Posted Monday, August 08, 2016

Civil Service Examination Announcement - Full-Time Police Officer

A competitive examination to establish an eligibility list for a full-time Police Officer position will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Reception Hall, 251 W. Spruce Street, Ravenna Ohio 44266.  Completed applications will be accepted at the law office of Timothy R. Thomas, Esq., 402 S. Chestnut Street, Ravenna Ohio 44266, between 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Thursday, September 8, 2016.  All documents and a non-refundable filing fee of $25.00 are due at the time of application.  No personal checks will be accepted; exact change or money order only.

In addition to the Job Application, applicants must submit proof of the following qualifications for the exam:

  • Must be 21 years of age to apply.
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED or Secondary Education Diploma
  • Valid Ohio Driver's License;
  • Proof of US Citizenship (Social Security Card or Passport)
  • DD-214 (if applicable); proof of military service with Honorable Discharge*

*(Required for additional credit.  Military Service Credit - an additional 20% of applicant's passing grade will be awarded provided applicant submits DD-214, showing Honorable Discharge, with original application.)


  • The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent and attained the age of twenty one (21) years of age but less than thirty-five (35) years of age as of July 25, 2013; must be a U.S. Citizen or have legally declared an intent to become a U.S. Citizen, and possess a valid Ohio motor vehicle operator's license, and must be able to perform without limitation the physical and mental duties of a police officer, in accordance with R.C. 124.41.
  • All applicants must have completed the requirements for and obtained a current, valid Ohio Peace Officer's Certificate. Applicants are required to submit a true and accurate copy of their current, valid certificate with their completed application.

Candidates selected must successfully pass psychological exam, background check, polygraph test, and health and drug screening.  OPOTA Certification required at time of appointment.

Click HERE to download the entire notice including requirements and job description.

By order of Ravenna Civil Service Commission
Timothy R. Thomas, Esq., Chairman
Posted July 6, 2016


Street Worker - Full Time - Posted Friday, July 22, 2016

The City of Ravenna is accepting applications for the following position:

JOB TITLE:  Service Worker, Water Service Worker
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Assistant Street Superintendent
STATUS:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Bargaining Unit

Starting Pay Rate:  $18.48 per hour

Description of Work:

Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance work and operates a variety of equipment in the construction and upkeep of city streets and facilities, including the operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of street, road, and storm drainage facilities and systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs various duties on construction projects which include clean and repair facilities, streets, roads, sewers, ditches, signs, and sidewalks.
  • Performs basic preventative maintenance and repair of city streets and storm drainage systems and the operation of equipment requiring highly skilled manipulation of controls and attachments in maneuvering for safe and efficient special purpose operations.
  • Participates in work crew activity or the work of other equipment operators
  • Efficiently operates City vehicles and equipment, consistent with safety and security standards, including plow/dump trucks, backhoes, heavy roller, tractors, sewer jet and vacuum.
  • Safely performs the following duties; transport materials, tow a trailer and leaf machine, plow snow, remove ice, spread salt and salt brine, mow grass, trim and chip branches, dig ditches, slope banks, set stone sewer pipes and culverts, dig out curbs, and excavate streets.
  • Makes daily inspection of assigned equipment and reports major maintenance needs and mechanical problems.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.
  • Interact politely with those encountered in the course of the work, including pub lic officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to work steadily and quickly.
  • Periodic overtime work.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to perform the essential functions.

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED), and three (3) to five (5) years related experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, general business periodicals, professional journals and technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to recognize potentially unsafe conditions and behaviors and correct them in a positive and appropriate manner.
  • Must possess a valid State of Ohio Commercial Drivers];s License (CDL) Class ‘A’ with Air Brakes and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals,, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste and smell.  The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than one hundred (100) pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is often loud.

Applications must be submitted to:

The City of Ravenna
Department of Human Resources
210 Park Way
Ravenna, OH  44266


Part-Time Parks and Recreation Clerk - Posted Friday, April 22, 2016

The City of Ravenna is seeking experienced Parks and Recreation Part-Time Clerk

Pay Range:  $8.10 - $10.00 per hour (20-30 hours per week)

Deadline to apply:  Until position is filled.

Description of Work:

The Parks and Recreation Clerk shall, under direction of the Director, assist the Department Head and/or Supervisor with the timely completion of daily tasks which include the processing and reporting of payroll, maintaining material and supplies usage, and other general office responsibilities. assist in the marketing, registration and implementation of programs, sports and activities and events in the Parks and recreation Department.


  • Working knowledge of computer system functions. Knowledge of modern office procedures. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from computer.
  • Ability to establish and maintain confidential information as well as cooperative relationships with other employees. Ability to successfully interact with all levels and types of customers. Excellent public relations skills.
  • Possess and maintain current CPR and AED certification, First Aid preferred.
  • Must possess a valid State of Ohio driver’s license.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States.

Applications along with Resume must be submitted to:

The City of Ravenna
Department of Human Resources
210 Park Way
Ravenna, OH  44266

The City of Ravenna is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Part-Time Dispatcher - Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The City of Ravenna is seeking experienced Part-Time Dispatchers

Pay Range:  $14.98 - $19.22 per hour

Deadline to apply:  Until position is filled.

This part time position may work up to twenty-four (24) hours per week, with a flexible schedule.  The selected candidate may work holidays, weekends, and all shifts to meet departmental needs.

Qualified applicants should meet the following:

  • Must present a copy of a valid license and a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age and a U.S. Citizen
  • No felony convictions of crimes.
  • Must successfully pass psychological exam, background check, polygraph test and drug screening.

 This is a part-time, FLSA non-exempt, non-bargaining unit, unclassified position.

Applications must be submitted to:

The City of Ravenna
Department of Human Resources
210 Park Way
Ravenna, OH  44266

The City of Ravenna is an Equal Opportunity Employer.