Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission accepts and processes applications received in response to testing announcements, administers tests of various types to create eligible lists for hires, and certifies names from eligible lists to fill vacancies within the City of Cleveland.  

Civil Service test announcements and applications to take examinations are processed through NEOGOV, the City’s online application system.  Paper applications are no longer accepted.

NEOGOV City of Cleveland Jobs Page 

Information Regarding Employment and Testing

By law, almost all full-time positions with the City are subject to Civil Service testing. In order to be appointed as a regular employee, a Civil Service examination must be passed. When a test is announced, applicants may take the test to become eligible for a job classification for a full time job. However, passing the examination and being placed on an eligible list for any classification is not a guarantee of employment with the City of Cleveland. 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals for testing. Those accommodations must be requested at the time of application. 

Applicants selected for employment must pass a criminal background check and a medical exam which includes a drug screen. Having a criminal record of any type, including felonies, is not an automatic bar to employment with the City of Cleveland; however, different aspects of an applicant's background could potentially disqualify them for certain specific positions with the City. The City of Cleveland is an equal employment opportunity employer.

The City of Cleveland only accepts applications for current job openings and current testing announcements. To be notified of future openings, applicants can click on “Jobs Interest” from the left column, and select areas of interest. An e-mail will be sent automatically, when new jobs are posted.