City Employment Opportunities
The City of Whitehall is an equal opportunity employer and is always interested in identifying highly qualified candidates to help better serve the community. The City accepts online applications through NEOGOV for all current job openings and when advertising for a civil service examination (see classified positions below). For other positions of interest not currently posted, you may subscribe for alerts about future job openings.
The City employs classified, unclassified, exempt, and non-exempt staff. For unclassified positions, Human Resources coordinates the hiring process with the respective department head. View the City's health plan coverage transparency site here: https://transparency-in-coverage.optum.com/
For questions about technical assistance or password help, please call NEOGOV at 855-524-5627. The City of Whitehall does not accept paper applications. Those without computer or internet access are encouraged to visit a local library to complete their application.
Classified positions such as firefighters/paramedics, police officers, full-time radio operators and some full-time clerical staff are filled from candidate lists formed through competitive civil service testing. For all classified positions, Human Resources works in partnership with the Civil Service Commission to fill these positions. View the City’s Civil Service Rules and Regulations here >>
Please reference the tabs below to learn about hiring standards and future testing dates for entrance dates for classified positions. The City is currently accepting applications for lateral firefighters and police officers. For new firefighters and police officers, the testing and application period must be open in order to register for an exam, apply and send test scores. Subscribe to be alerted of future entrance dates here >>
Upcoming Tests and Hiring Standards
Firefighter / Paramedic - NOW ACCEPTING LATERAL TRANSFERS
The City of Whitehall is now accepting applications for lateral transfers for firefighters/paramedics. Applicants must be certified as a State of Ohio Firefighter II and a State of Ohio Emergency Medical Technician. Apply here >>
If you wish to be notified about future test dates for new firefighters, subscribe to be alerted when another entrance exam is posted.
Police Officer - NOW ACCEPTING LATERAL APPLICATIONS
The City of Whitehall is now accepting applications for lateral police officers. Applicants must be a current certified OPOTA law enforcement officer and currently employed full time in a law enforcement capacity as a peace officer as defined in section 2535.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Apply here >>
Police Officer Entrance Exam
Visit www.nationaltestingnetwork.com to sign up to take the entrance exam.
Civil Service rules and the City of Whitehall require an entrance exam to be taken for safety-sensitive positions. The current eligibility list for police officers is nearing expiration. We encourage all those interested in becoming a police officer for the City of Whitehall to take the NTN test and have your scores sent to Whitehall. The list and posting will be continuous so there is no deadline for submitting your scores. Once you have completed the NTN personal history questionnaire, submitted your scores to Whitehall, and a vacancy occurs, you will be notified of your ranking on the eligibility list. There will not be an internal application on this website.
National Testing Network: Civil Service Entrance Exams
When testing is available for a classified position (firefighter/paramedic, police officer, dispatcher or clerical) please go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, and sign up for the City of Whitehall exams. The application period must be open in order to apply and send test scores. On the National Testing Network website you can:
- Complete your application process
- Schedule your entrance exam; Exams are held at various times throughout the week and on Saturdays
- Take practice exams
- Complete job simulations tests
- Review all information related to the City of Whitehall positions including minimum requirements, salary and benefits
Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Whitehall’s Civil Service Commission. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on the eligibility list. The City of Whitehall’s Civil Service Commission will contact candidates on the list when a position becomes vacant and at that time will invite them to continue to in other stages of the selection process.
National Testing Network does not replace the City of Whitehall’s Civil Service Commission responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to the City of Whitehall where the final decisions are made.
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