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 tests 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.

Civil Service Employment Application (Police, Fire, EMS)


  1. 1. Personal Information
  2. 2. Education
  3. 3. Employment
  4. 4. Personal References
  5. 5. Certifications
  6. 6. Military Service Record
  7. 7. Verification
  8. 8. Authority for Release of Information
  • Personal Information

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    2. Application for Employment (Civil Service)

      This application is for employment as a Full-Time Police Officer, Dispatcher, or EMT-P. This form will be used as your application for the appropriate Civil Service Examination. All portions must be completed in their entirety. Applicants must also register for the exam and pay the accompanying exam fee at the offices of the North Canton Civil Service Commission at 145 N Main Street North Canton, OH 44720. Applications must be submitted by the posted deadline.

    3. Position for which you're applying:*
    4. Personal Information
    5. Are you a citizen of the United States?*
    6. Have you previously been employed by the City of North Canton?*
    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.