Niles Fire – Civil Service Commission

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Niles Civil Service Commission



The Niles Civil Service Commission will hold a written examination on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Niles Middle School, 411 Brown Street, Niles, Ohio.  This examination is for the purpose of creating an eligibility list for the following position:

Entry Level Firefighter


Applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age.  Applicants should be aware that:


1.) Must have Firefighter II certification

2.) Must have EMT or above certification

3.) Due to Collective Bargaining Agreement restrictions, no person will be hired as a firefighter who is thirty-six (36) years of age or older on the date of hire.

4.) To be eligible to be placed on the Civil Service hiring eligibility list, an applicant must pass an agility examination in under 4 minutes and 30 seconds

5.)  The agility examination is given through the Cuyahoga Community College at the cost of the applicant on a date to be set by the applicant and the college within 60 days of successfully passing the written examination.  Certificates will be accepted if received within the past year. Agility certificates from the Ohio Fire Academy received in the past year will also be accepted.






Applications may be obtained at the office of the Mayor’s secretary, 34 W. State Street, Niles, Ohio beginning Monday, February 25, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Applications must be returned to the Mayor’s secretary no later than 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019.   A non-refundable fee of $25.00 must be paid upon filing the application. 

Bonus points will be awarded for the following with a total of no greater than 20% being awarded:

  • 10% Military Credit
  • 10% Paramedic Certification
  • 10% Inspector Certification

     Copies of original discharge papers and certificates must be submitted with the application. The Commission  

     reserves the right to inspect the original discharge papers upon request. Discharge paper and certificates will

     not be accepted the night of the exam. You must attain a grade of 70% on the written examination to receive

     this credit.

All applicants must provide a driver’s license the night of the examination.  Applicants considered for employment will be required to comply with additional hiring policies of the City of Niles.




To be published Tuesday, February 19, 2019 and Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Natural Gas Aggregate

The City of Niles, in conjunction with Trumbull County, has established a fixed rate on natural gas. The fixed rate of $3.09 / mcf (thousand cubic feet) will be effective starting March 2019 through February 2022.

Interested residents may contact Constellation directly at 844-809-6834. Questions or concerns may be directed to the Office of the Mayor.