Civil Service Commission

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Police Officer and Firefighter Applications open January 1st!

Who is the Civil Service Department?

The Canton Civil Service Department is the primary contact point for candidates seeking employment with the City of Canton, including the Board of Health and the Board of Education. Discover careers in IT, finance, engineering, labor, clerical work, health, safety and so much more! The Civil Service Commission oversees the Civil Service Department. The Department is operated by Director, Rachel A. Forchione. The Civil Service Department is responsible for recruiting, advertising, application management, administering tests, and establishing applicant eligibility lists for the majority of all bargaining and non-bargaining positions within the City of Canton. Nearly all employees within Canton city government got their start by taking a test administered by the Canton Civil Service Commission.

What are the duties of the Civil Service Commission?

The Commission prescribes, amends, and enforces rules for the classification of positions in the civil service of the city, city school district, and city health district. The rules apply to appointments, promotions, removals, transfers, layoffs, suspensions, reductions, and reinstatements of all the above positions. The Commission also creates and enforces rules to ensure the standardization of these positions and maintain efficiency in them. To learn about the official Civil Service Rules click here.

Mission Statement

The Canton Civil Service Commission provides strategies and actions for effective recruiting and testing, and when necessary, objective, neutral, and fair personnel decisions. Our policies are founded upon the principles of equal pay for equal work, equal opportunity, ability-based employment and promotion, and freedom from political influence. Civil Service strives to make the City of Canton the employer of choice for career success.

Apply for Jobs

Visit the Government Jobs website to create a profile and apply for jobs with the City of Canton. We are always hiring for a variety of different positions! 

Looking for a specific kind of job? Check out the Job Interest Notification webpage to browse job categories and get updated on when a job is posted in that field. 

Civil Service Exams

Visit the Helpful Links and Resources tab for practice exams and external links to other exam guidance and resources. 

Job Benefits

Click here to view an overview of some of the amazing benefits the City of Canton offers or contact Human Resources for more details at

Heavy Duty Auto Mechanic 3/Emergency Vehicle Technician

Department: Canton Fire
  • $21.82 - $28.55 Hourly
  • Must be full journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic & certified Emergency Vehicle Technician
  • Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Apply at:

Heavy Duty Auto Mechanic 3

Department of Motor Vehicles
  • $21.26 - $27.98 Hourly
  • City will pay for CDL training 
  • $1000 yearly tool allowance
  • Apply at:

Utility Operator 3/CDL Driver

City of Canton
  • Salary Range: $18.40 - $24.97 hourly
  • Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License
  • Must have knowledge of all types of public works construction, maintenance, and repair work.
  • Apply at:

Canton Police Officer

Public Safety
  • $51,500 + Contractual Benefits
  • Age Limit: 21 to 39
  • No previous training or experience is required
  • Up to 40% bonus credit is available on the application
  • Get paid while obtaining your OPOTA
  • Apply at:
Police Women

Canton Firefighter/Paramedic

Public Safety
  • $46,245 + Contractual Benefits
  • Age Limit: 18 to 39
  • Entry-level position
  • Join the team to protect and engage with your community!
  • Apply at
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Seasonal Customer Service Clerk

City of Canton
  • $10.45 - $17.00 Hourly
  • This is a part-time and seasonal position with variable daily work hours.
  • This position is available in various City Departments
  • Apply at
Customer Service Clerk