Public Safety Officer – Lateral Entry

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Public Safety Officer

Public Safety Department


The city of Oakwood is currently accepting applications from experienced candidates actively working in a public safety capacity within the state of Ohio to create an eligibility list to fill future vacancies. Oakwood has a fully integrated public safety department in which employees, working a 24/48 schedule, perform police, fire and rescue duties.

In order to be considered, candidates must:

  • have current Ohio Certification, and
  • have successfully completed at least twelve (12) months of full-time service, and
  • be currently employed as a full-time police officer, Level II Firefighter and/or paramedic with a state, county or municipal agency, and
  • be at least 21 years of age, and
  • possess a high school diploma. A college degree is preferred, but not required.

Top candidates will be required to participate in and successfully complete a series of oral interviews, a background check, polygraph exams, and a psychological assessment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo and successfully complete a comprehensive medical exam and drug screen.


The starting salary range for the Public Safety Officer position is $35.81 to $45.11 per hour, with the entry rate dependent upon experience and training.  The current maximum salary for the classification is $49.34/hr.  The city also provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package.


Please click to download a fillable pdf of the Public Safety Officer Application Materials, or you may obtain a paper copy from the city of Oakwood Personnel Department, 30 Park Avenue, Oakwood, Ohio 45419.

In order to be considered, application materials must be submitted by mail, City drop box, or in person. All application information must be completed and received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

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