Civil Service Commission
Who is the Civil Service Commission?
The Canton Civil Service Commission 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, Samuel J. Sliman and Deputy 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.
NOTICE OF CIVIL SERVICE RULE CHANGE: click here for the latest update as of 1/25/23.
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! Subscribe to our Job Alerts Notify Me System for all the latest job updates!
Civil Service Exams
Visit the Helpful Links and Resources tab for practice exams and external links to other exam guidance and resources.
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 HR@cantonohio.gov.
Civil Service Commission Meetings
- Meetings occur monthly
- View the Civil Service Calendar for dates and times
- View the Civil Service Rules ahead of a meeting here
- A person may sign up to speak during Public Speaks. They will have three minutes to speak and must sign up ahead of the meeting. They must sign up before the meeting's scheduled start time by printing their name, home address, and subject on which they intend to speak.
- Contact the Civil Service Department with any questions at 330-489-3360
Albert "Chip" Conde
Term Expires: December 31st, 2023
Term Expires: December 31st, 2025
Term Expires: December 31st, 2027
Kathleen M. Tatarsky
Term Expires: December 31st, 2023
The Civil Service Commission consists of three appointed members according to Ohio Revised Code 124.40. No more than two commissioners may be of the same political party. Members must reside, own property, own a business, or work within the city. At the first meeting of each year, the Commission must elect one of its members as chair and another as co-chair.
Members are appointed by the Mayor. Council confirmation is not required. The Commission Secretary is appointed yearly by the Commission.
Ohio Revised Code 124.40