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Human Resources Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked Human Resources questions:

How can I learn more about becoming a City of Fairfield police officer?

The City's Human Resources Office teamed up with the Police Department to create a brochure entitled, "Your Career with the City of Fairfield Police Department." The brochure may be downloaded as a pdf file. The publication provides detailed information about the Police Department, its standards for consideration and employee benefits. Also, feel free to contact the Human Resources Office at 513-867-5352 or via email at with any questions you may have.

Can I submit an application for employment via email?

An authentic signature is required on job applications submitted to the City's Human Resources Office.

Applications will only be accepted when there is an announced exam or job opening.

At that time, a job application may be downloaded. The necessary information can then be typed onto the form; however, the application must then be printed and signed for submission to the City of Fairfield.

Completed applications may be mailed to the Human Resources Office, 5350 Pleasant Avenue, Fairfield, Ohio 45014 or dropped off at the City's Municipal Building Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Formal Employment Applications are also available from the receptionist at the Fairfield Municipal Building between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Generally, specific applications and /or resumes will be considered only for the specific opening for which they were submitted. In the case of tested Civil Service positions, the applications will be processed through the Civil Service testing procedure. All other applications will be processed through the Human Resources Office and forwarded to the hiring manager for consideration.

Please visit the "How Do I Apply?" page for detailed information on application procedures and our current job postings.

What benefits does the City provide to its employees?

The City works to provide interesting and challenging jobs and work assignments, as well as pay that is fair and competitive. In addition, City of Fairfield employees participate in medical, dental, life and disability insurance. Other benefits include paid vacation and holidays, personal and sick days, attendance incentive and longevity bonus programs and participation in the Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio. There is also an employee assistance program available to employees, tuition reimbursement and training for advancements.

See a more complete explanation of employee benefits.

How will I be contacted for an interview with the City?

If you applied for an unclassified or a full-time laborer position, applications and resumes are kept on file by position for one year.

When an opening occurs, applications for that specific position are reviewed and candidates who meet established qualifications are contacted. Due to the volume of applications submitted, acknowledgements of receipt are generally not sent.

If you applied for a Civil Service classified position, you will be notified by mail of date, time and place of the examination.

Generally, within two weeks, you will receive a notice of your test score. Once approved by the Civil Service Commission, the certified list of applicants is given to the hiring manager who contacts the applicants directly in order of placement on the certified list. 

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