Human Resources


The Department of Human Resources provides assistance, direction and support to city department heads and supervisors. In addition, the HR office maintains personnel files for all city employees, administers workers' compensation benefits, injury leave and medical,dental, vision and life benefits. The HR office administers all 4 collective bargaining agreements and is responsible for conducting disciplinary hearings as well as recruiting and hiring applicants.

Please Note: The Circleville Civil Service Commission is a separate department from the HR office and regulates testing for the City of Circleville. The Commission does not hold regular business hours but may be reached at 740-477-8200 ext. 5080. The Civil Service Commission is responsible for notifying applicants of test scores and may be contacted at the above number for information.


Applications for employment and / or resumes will only be accepted when there is a position open and an advertisement for employment has been placed. We will no longer accept unsolicited applications and / or resumes for employment. All unsolicited applications and / or resumes that are received will be returned to the applicant.  NOTICE:  The online application is not enabled.  You must print, complete and return the employment application listed for each vacancy under Job Details.  

For future employment opportunities, please monitor this website. Application filing procedures and deadlines will be listed in the advertisement.

Employment applicants are kept for a period of 90 days.  The Circleville Civil Service Commission requires an original application in order to be considered for employment.  

For lateral transfer Police Officer and Communications Officer applicants:  The lateral transfer application packet can be located by clicking on the Employment tab.

For entry level Police Officer, Communications Officer and Fire Fighter career opportunities:

When the Circleville Civil Service Commission approves an application period for the above positions, a notice is placed with the National Testing Network.  

The first step in our entry level candidate selection process is to complete the entrance examination through the National Testing Network.  To schedule your entrance examination (and the Fire Fighter Mile for Fire Fighter positions) go to and select the the job you are interested in and then select “City of Circleville.”  Fire Fighter candidates are encouraged to complete the Fire Fighter Mile as soon as possible. 

Upon closing of the testing period, candidates meeting the minimum score and requirements of the position will be invited, via email, after the Circleville Civil Service Commission certifies the results and creates an eligibility list, to begin the background investigation phase by completing an employment application and the City of Circleville Personal History Questionnaire.  For additional information, please review the Hiring Process listed below. 

FIRE FIGHTER CANDIDATES: Passage of the Fire Fighter Mile is required prior to proceeding with the background investigation/hiring process.  

POLICE OFFICER CANDIDATES:  Applicants must hold a current State of Ohio Peace Officer’s Certification prior to hire. 

To register for a test, please read more in the National Testing Network Candidate FAQ section.