Entry-level Police Officer – May 2022

Niles Civil Service Commission

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a competitive examination will be conducted by the Niles Civil Service Commission on Wednesday May 25, 2022, 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 POLICE OFFICER.

Applicants must be 21 years of age. Applications may be obtained beginning April 25 on the city’s website

at  www.thecityofniles.com . The application must be completed and a Copy of Driver’s License, any

Military, College Degree, OPOTA, or Work Experience Papers must be attached to the application and

               then submitted. A non-refundable fee of $25.00(check or money order to “Niles Civil Service”) must be

 in an envelope with Civil Service written on the front and inserted into the drop off box on the side of

 the City Building located on Franklin Alley. Applications, all paperwork, payment and copy of driver’s

 license must be returned, no later than 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022 to be eligible to take the test.

BONUS POINTS: Subject to a maximum bonus point award of 20% to any applicant who has obtained a passing score on the examination, Bonus Points may be awarded as follows: (a) Military Credit: Only those applicants who have been members of the Armed Forces of the United States and who have been honorably discharged from the uniform services and completed more than one hundred eighty days of active duty service therefrom  or transferred to the Reserves with evidence of satisfactory service may be eligible to receive an additional 20% of his/her examination grade provided a passing score is obtained.  Those applicants who are members of the Ohio National Guard shall not receive credit unless they have been utilized in a military capacity due to Federal activation and recognition.  Issuance of military credit will be contingent on the applicant submitting proof of such satisfactory service and/or honorable discharge.  This proof shall be certified by submitting a copy of Form DD-214 Member 4 Form and/or DD-256 with the examination application.  PROOF OF SATISFACTORY SERVICE OR HONORABLE DISCHARGE MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME THE APPLICATION IS FILED; (b) Educational Bonus: Bonus points in the amount of 10% for a bachelor’s degree or 5% for an associate degree from a college, university, junior or community college or other similar institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools will be given to applicants who obtain a passing score on the examination. The degree must be in a criminal justice related field. If an applicant has more than one such degree, only one bonus will be awarded for the highest degree obtained. A  COPY OF THE ACCREDITED INSTITUTION’S TRANSCRIPT AND / Or A copy of the Degree MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME THE APPLICATION IS FILED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE BONUS POINTS; (c) OPOTA Certification Bonus:  Bonus points in the amount of 5% will be given to applicants who obtain a passing score on the examination.  PROOF OF THE CERTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME THE APPLICATION IS FILED.  (d) Work Experience Bonus: Bonus points in the amount of 1% per year of full-time service as a full-time police officer (maximum-10%) will be given to applicants who obtain a passing score on the examination. “Year of full-time service” shall be determined by proof that the applicant was employed 2,080 hours in a calendar year by a political subdivision. PROOF OF THE FULL TIME SERVICE MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME THE APPLICATION IS FILED.

Upon passage of the written portion of the exam all candidates must successfully submit an agility certificate from Cuyahoga Community College or Youngstown State University agility certificate within 60 days of the written exam date. The agility requirement shall be waived for candidates with a Cuyahoga Community College Agility Certificate, a Youngstown State University Agility Certificate, or an OPOTA Certification obtained within 1 year prior to the date of the exam.

You can contact Mr. Edward Villone, the Police Academy Commander at Youngstown State University at 330-941-7255 or Tri-C at 216-987-5429.

All applicants must provide a valid 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 Monday, April  25, 2022 and Monday, May 2, 2022

Pump Station RFQ

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

CITY OF NILES SANITARY COLLECTIONS 

INTRODUCTION

The City of Niles, Ohio  is seeking Request for Qualifications (SOQ) from engineering consultants qualified to provide professional services in the form of design for the upgrade of sanitary pump stations, as well as the bidding, construction management, and resident project representation for the projects.

Design will be based on the 2022 Condition Assessment and Improvements Study.

Sealed proposals will be received by the City of Niles Auditor’s Office in the City Hall, 34 West State Street, Niles Ohio, until 11:30 a.m. on April 22, 2022. Envelopes should be clearly marked “Request for Qualifications for Engineering Consultants Services to provide Design Services for Sanitary Pump Stations Improvements.” Consultants must present their statement of qualifications in a neat and orderly fashion and not exceed ten single sided pages (five double‐sided pages) in length.  Cover letter, covers (front and back), and dividers will not be included in the page count. The City will not accept electronic submissions.

The City of Niles will not consider late submittals.

Statements of Qualifications shall provide the following information:

  • Narrative that describes the consultant’s qualifications and understanding of the services for which the City of Niles is requesting assistance;
  • Summaries of similar projects which demonstrate the experience and qualifications of the consultant and the consultant’s team members;
  • Resumes for the consultant’s proposed design team members.  Individual resumes shall not exceed one page for each person.

A completed and signed Non‐Discrimination Affirmation Form (Attachment A)

CONSULTANT SELECTION: A selection committee consisting of City of Niles staff will choose, in its opinion, the most qualified consultant to provide engineering services under this procurement action.

The City of Niles may decide to select a consultant directly upon review of RFQs received, or it may elect to perform a round of interviews to aid in the determination.

Once a selection is made, the City and selected consultant will negotiate the scope of work and fee. Note that additional scope and fee for additional individual project task orders and/or new projects will be negotiated individually as the need for such services is identified and directed by the City.

If the City is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with the initially selected consultant, it will formally terminate negotiations with that consultant and choose another party to with which to negotiate.  The City of Niles will continue this process until they reach an agreement or cancel the process.  The City of Niles reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS

Direct questions or requests for additional information to:

Paul J. Joseph, Superintendent

pjoseph@thecityofniles.com

Subject line should read “Request for Qualifications”

330-544-9010 ext. 3101

RFQ-PRETREATMENT PROGRAM PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

 

CITY OF NILES PRETREATMENT PROGRAM PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The City of Niles, Ohio  is seeking Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) from engineering consultants qualified to provide professional services  to provide technical support for the City’s pretreatment program, a required compliance element of our discharge permit.

 

The City  intends to select a single engineering consultant  to perform technical services over a period not to exceed three‐years as program support needs or pretreatment projects arise and funding is available.

 

Assistance with overall pretreatment program compliance with 40 CFR Part 403 – General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution (the “General Pretreatment Requirements”).

 

Development and implementation of pretreatment operating procedures compliant with the minimum General Pretreatment Regulations at 40 CFR Part 403.8, including the development of written standard operating procedures and templates.

 

ANTICIPATED SCOPE OF SERVICES

The organization and completion of the work should not be looked at as a data dump but an ongoing partnership with the City of Niles to assist in creating a viable and ongoing pretreatment program that will be approved by the Ohio EPA.

 

The city has an existing pretreatment program but is lacking updated information from both industries and the new updated plant’s performance ability, as it would relate to setting updated pretreatment limits.

 

Work includes coordination with the Ohio EPA and the City of Niles. The city has budget limitations that the project must adhere to.

The work will include but not be limited to the following:

Industrial User Survey

Industrial User Inspections

Data Evaluation and Initial Determination of Local Limits

Organize and Oversee in plant sampling, testing and data organization.

Sewer Use Ordinance Revisions

 

Evaluation of Local Limit Allocation Methods
Industrial User Permits

 

Sealed proposals will be received by the City of Niles Auditor’s Office in the City Hall, 34 West State Street, Niles Ohio, until 11:30 a.m. on February 10, 2022, for the following project. Envelopes should be

clearly marked “ Request for Qualifications for Engineering Consultants Services to provide Technical Support for the City’s Pretreatment Program.” Consultants must present their qualifications in a neat and orderly fashion and not exceed five double‐sided pages in length.  Cover letter and two page resumes will not be included in page count.

 

 

The City of Niles will not consider late submittals.

 

A narrative that describes the consultant’s specific qualifications and understanding of the services for which the City of Niles is requesting assistance;

 

A narrative that describes specific challenges associated with the required work and unique solutions available to deliver successful projects;

 

An example project schedule that depicts the tasks typical of a project classification for which the City of Niles is requesting the consultant’s qualifications;

 

Information for the key members of the consultant team, including names, capacity, unique capabilities, professional background, technical experience, and two page resumes only, (will not be included in the page count); and A completed and signed Non‐Discrimination Affirmation Form (Attachment A)

 

CONSULTANT SELECTION: A selection committee consisting of City of Niles staff will choose, in its opinion, the most qualified consultant to provide engineering services under this procurement action.

 

Consultants understanding of specific challenges and unique solutions available to deliver successful pretreatment program projects. The qualifications of professional personnel to be assigned to the project.  Capability to meet time and project budget requirements; Location; Present and projected time available to designate to project.

 

The City of Niles may decide to select a consultant directly upon review of RFQs received, or it may elect to perform a round of interviews to aid in the determination.

 

Once a selection is made, the City and selected consultant will negotiate the initial scope of work. Note that scope and fee for individual project task orders will be negotiated individually as projects arise over the on‐ call term.

 

If the City is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with the initially selected consultant, it will formally terminate negotiations with that consultant and choose another party to negotiate The City of Niles will continue this process until they reach an agreement or cancel the process.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS

Direct questions or requests for additional information to:

Paul J. Joseph, Superintendent

pjoseph@thecityofniles.com

Subject line should read “Request for Qualifications”

330-544-9010 ext. 3101