Employment Opportunities

City of Bowling Green Application Process

The City of Bowling Green is an equal opportunity employer. The City only accepts applications when a specific vacancy is to be filled or when a Civil Service examination has been scheduled. Application materials must be submitted in accordance with the methods established below for the specific job vacancy or Civil Service examination. For information about the Civil Service Commission and its meetings, click here. In order to be considered for a position, an individual must complete the appropriate application, which is available below with the job postings. The application must be completed and returned to the Personnel Department by the deadline established in the advertisement. Résumés alone are not acceptable; however, a résumé may be returned with a completed application. You may also obtain an application packet by visiting the Personnel Department during regular business hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is acceptable to return a completed application via email to bgpersonnel@bgohio.org, by fax to (419) 352-1262, by mail, or by hand-delivery. Contact the Personnel Department at 419-354-6200, if additional assistance is required.

In accordance with the public records laws of Ohio, applicant identities and application materials cannot be considered confidential. It is the City’s practice to accept employment applications only when specific job vacancies are available. The application file for a position will be considered active only until such time as the vacancy is filled. You would be required to submit another application should you decide to apply for another City position.

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Full-Time and Non-Temporary Part-Time Positions

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NOTICE OF CIVIL SERVICE EXAM

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

 The City of Bowling Green is accepting applications from May 9 through May 24, 2019 for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Applications must be submitted to the Personnel Department by 4:30 p.m. on May 24, 2019. This position is responsible for fire suppression, prevention, and emergency medical service for the protection of life and property. Applicants must be certified by the State of Ohio as a Paramedic at the time of application and appointment. Copy of paramedic certification must be provided at the time of application. Within 12 months of appointment, those persons hired must become certified as an Ohio Firefighter II.

Each candidate will be scheduled to take the physical agility test on May 28, 2019 beginning at 8:00 A.M. (May 29 may be used also depending upon the number of applicants.) Candidates, who successfully pass the physical agility exam will be invited to sit for the written exam at 8:00 a.m. on June 15, 2019.

Ohio law (ORC 124.42) and City regulations provide that no person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment in the fire service unless the person has reached the age of eighteen (18) and has not reached his/her forty-first birthday. The age restriction is permitted by the Public Safety Exemption to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (29 U.S. Code 623 (j).

Section 7.01 of the City’s Charter provides for an additional credit of 10% of a passing test score for honorably discharged veterans. A candidate’s DD Form 214 establishing an honorable discharge must be submitted at the time of application in order to be eligible for the veteran’s credit.

Firefighter/Paramedics must serve a one-year probationary period. The current hourly rate of pay at the time of hire is $20.24 (based on 2704 hours per year).

Interested persons must complete an application packet that is available either by visiting the Personnel Department of the City of Bowling Green at 304 N. Church St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2399 or by accessing the online application by clicking here. Resumés may be included, but will not substitute for a completed application. All completed application materials must be returned to the Personnel Department by one of the following methods: via email to BGPersonnel@bgohio.org, via fax to (419) 352-1262 or via US Mail or hand-delivery to the address above. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You may reach the Personnel Department by phone at (419) 354-6200. Deadline for making application is 4:30 p.m. May 24, 2019. AA/EEO

City of Bowling Green Temporary Part-Time and Seasonal Positions

Applications are no longer being accepted for the BG City Pool and Water Park

 

 

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Temporary Part-Time and Seasonal Positions-Individuals hired for these positions will not be City of Bowling Green employees. Employment will be through a temporary agency.  PLEASE INDICATE THE SPECIFIC POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR ON YOUR RESUME 

 

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Bowling Green Parks & Recreation

PROGRAMMER / PROGRAM SUPERVISOR – SPORTS

 $8.55 to $9.65 per hour

The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a mature, career minded individual to serve as a Programmer or Program Supervisor – Sports.  The job will consist mostly of a weekdays and evenings schedule with some weekend hours.

Responsibilities include assisting with summer youth sports camps including basketball, baseball, football, soccer and volleyball; youth t-ball and softball leagues; adult sand volleyball leagues and other duties as assigned by Sports Specialist.  Employee will be expected to work between 8-24 hours per week.   Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with experience in the recreation or sports management field; have demonstrated an ability to organize and supervise people of diverse backgrounds and interests; possess excellent written and oral skills; be computer literate; have demonstrated the sensitivity and ability to work within a public agency, and be willing to attend (at our cost) and be certified in Red Cross First Aid/CPR.  Successful applicant will present a positive, pleasant image to the public.  It is desired that applicant either possess or be working towards a degree in recreation, sport management, or related field.

Employment will be through a temporary agency; individuals hired will not be City of Bowling Green employees. Applications are available by clicking here. This link will take you to the Job1USA Career Portal where you can apply for the City of Bowling Green positions. Resumes must be downloaded.  On your , it is important to specify the position you are applying for. Applications and résumés will be submitted electronically. For more information, please call (419) 354-6200, or email BGPersonnel@bgohio.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. AA/EEO

 

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Bowling Green Parks & Recreation

Seasonal Park Laborer/Maintenance

Temporary, Part-Time

The City of Bowling Green’s Parks & Recreation Department is seeking qualified, dependable individuals for its summer part-time seasonal maintenance staff. Pay range $8.55- $11.25 per hour, no fringe benefits.   Must be able to work flexible schedule up to 40 hours per week for the full term of the temporary employment including evening and weekends. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Experience with building custodial, grounds, aquatic facility, small tractor and/or softball field maintenance beneficial. Employment will be through a temporary agency. Individuals hired will not be City of Bowling Green employees.

Employment will be through a temporary agency; individuals hired will not be City of Bowling Green employees. Applications are available by clicking here. This link will take you to the Job1USA Career Portal where you can apply for the City of Bowling Green positions. Resumes must be downloaded.  On your , it is important to specify the position you are applying for. Applications and résumés will be submitted electronically. For more information, please call (419) 354-6200, or email BGPersonnel@bgohio.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. AA/EEO

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Programmers for Fitness and Kiwanis Kid’s Club

Rate of Pay : $8.55 per hour

The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Dept is seeking motivated outgoing individuals to be a part of the Community Center Fitness and Kiwanis Kids Club team as Programmers working as Fitness Desk Representatives, Kiwanis Kids Club Staff and Special Programmers working as Certified Personal Trainers! The responsibilities of these positions include greeting patrons, assisting patrons with exercise, caring for children, cleaning fitness equipment, ensuring rules are being followed, and providing first class customer service. These positions are part-time temporary positions staffed through a temporary agency with no fringe benefits.

Employment will be through a temporary agency; individual hired will not be City of Bowling Green employee. Temp agency applications are available by clicking here. This link will take you to the Job1USA Career Portal for the City of Bowling Green Seasonal Positions. Applications will be submitted electronically. For more information please call (419) 354-6200, or email BGPersonnel@bgohio.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. AA/EEO

 

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INFORMATION REGARDING HIRING ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE OFFICER & FIREFIGHTER/EMT/EMT-I/PARAMEDIC

The City is not accepting applications for Police or Fire at this time.

  • Police Officer –  Age requirement for Police Officer  shall be in accordance with Section 124.41 of the Ohio Revised Code. Credit for military service shall be in accordance with Section 7.01 of the City’s Charter.
  • Firefighter/EMT/EMT-I/Paramedic –  Age requirement for Firefighter/EMT/EMT-I/Paramedic shall be in accordance with Section 124.42 of the Ohio Revised Code.   Credit for military service shall be in accordance with Section 7.01 of the City’s Charter.

Video of Firefighter Agility Test: This video link shows Firefighters undertaking the various portions of the physical agility test. Click here for a written description of the physical agility test.

MILITARY/VETERAN’S CREDIT

Military/Veteran’s Credit – Credit for military service shall be in accordance with Section 7.01 of the City’s Charter.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

 

Open Records & Records Retention Schedules