Civil Service Commission/Equal Employment/Employment

Jim Thieret

Civil Service Administrator


Commission Members

Megan Starrett,  Chairperson

Elaine Campbell, Vice Chairperson

Aaron Violand, Member

The Civil Service Commission of the City of Massillon is a quasi-judicial agency made up of three members appointed by the Mayor (under Ohio Revised Code 124.40) and the members each serve a staggering 6-year term.

The primary mission of the Commission is responsible for applying civil service laws and rules to the competitive examination, original appointment, promotion, layoff, suspension, reduction and reinstatement of any classified jobs.  The Commission applies these laws within the City of Massillon, Massillon Health District, Massillon Parks and Recreation and the Massillon City School District.

The Civil Service Commission strives to provide the citizens of Massillon with the most qualified applicants for and promotion to, firefighter, police officer and other classified positions, irrespective of the applicant’s race, color, gender, age, national origin, or religious or political affiliations through competitive testing and certification of eligibility lists for classified positions.

The Commission has statutory jurisdiction over employment-related matters pertaining to employees in the classified civil service.

Public Civil Service meetings are held monthly on the second Monday of each month at 5:00 PM at the Ivan Getz building.

Examinations are held for the positions of Police Officer, Firefighter/Paramedic, Laborer, Custodian, Clerk/Secretary, Wastewater Treatment Operator, and certain other classified positions. Applications are not accepted until an examination is announced.

In order to be eligible to be hired to a position, an individual must take and pass the Civil Service examination for that particular position. After taking and passing the examination, the candidate is placed on an eligibility list according to his/her grade on the examination. When a vacancy occurs, the administration will send a request to the Commission for names for that particular position. At that time the names of the top ten candidates or the top twenty-five percent (25%), whichever is greater, on the certified eligibility list are submitted to the appointing authorities for consideration.


Job Opportunities

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity