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How to apply for Civil Service positions

The steps outlined below will assist you in understanding the process of applying for a Civil Service position.

Step 1: Advertisement of Examinations
The examination will be posted and advertised. Exam postings can be found at the Lane Library, the City of Fairfield Municipal Building or on this Web site.

Most exams are advertised through the Journal-News and Cincinnati Herald. Other newspapers, such as The Cincinnati Enquirer and Dayton Daily News, are also utilized on occasion.

Step 2: Adhering to the Application Deadline
The exam posting and advertisement will include a deadline date for filing the application.

The application MUST be received and time-stamped/dated no later than the deadline date. There are absolutely no exceptions to this deadline for filing your application.

Step 3: Submitting Your Application

Applications for City of Fairfield openings must be submitted online. To do so, please visit our Current Job Openings page.

Applications for Fairfield City Schools will still be in paper form and may be downloaded here. You will need to print and sign the application before submitting it.  Your signature is required on the second page of the application.

You may submit your paper application through any of the following methods:

Submit your completed application to the receptionist located in the City of Fairfield Municipal Building, 5350 Pleasant Avenue, Fairfield.

Mail your application to the attention of the Human Resources Office at 5350 Pleasant Avenue, Fairfield, Ohio 45014. When mailing applications, please allow time for delivery, as applications must be received by our office prior to the deadline.

E-mail your application to or fax to 513-867-5343.

Step 4: Applicant Notification of Exam
Once the deadline has been met and applications are logged, the Civil Service Office will forward a confirmation letter to the address or e-mail address provided on the application, announcing the date, time and location of the exam to each qualified candidate.

Qualified candidates are applicants that meet the requirements of the job description for that particular classification (e.g., CDL, etc.).

After the exam, the Civil Service Commission will certify a list of eligible employees ordered by a score that reflects the exam results and any other factors relevant to that position. View current eligibility lists.



Human Resources
City of Fairfield
5350 Pleasant Ave.
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 867-5352 (phone)
(513) 867-5343 (fax)