Civil Service Commission

About the Commission

The Civil Service Commission provides by rule for assessment of merit and fitness  for appointment and promotions in City employment. The Commission also handles appeals from disciplinary actions such as transfers, reductions, or removals. Such rules are adopted in the sole discretion of the Civil Service Commission and prevail over, conflicting State of Ohio statutes, rules, or regulations.

The Commission consists of three members appointed by City Council on a volunteer basis. The Commission meets as needed to address concerns or hold tests.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. For either document, please contact the Civil Service Secretary.

Apply for Civil Service Positions

Currently only full time Police and Fire/EMS Personnel are covered by North Canton civil service provisions.

Individuals may apply for Civil Service positions at any time by completing the Civil Service Employment Application and returning it to the Civil Service Commission. If there is no currently pending test for the positions being applied for applicants will be notified when the next test is announced. 

Completing a Civil Service Application will also allow consideration for part-time employment if so indicated.

  1. Alice Stephens

    Commission Member

    Current term expires December 31, 2027.

  1. Doug Lane

    Commission Member
    Current term expires December 31, 2023.

  1. Debra Howard

    Commission Member
    Current term expires December 31, 2025.