It is the procedure of the Oxford Civil Service Board that applicants applying for a titled position with the City of Oxford be tested. When an applicant successfully passes an examination, he/she is then referred to as a Candidate. Each candidate is then listed on an Eligible Roster, beginning with the top score. The Board certifies the top six scores and those applications along with the test scores are given to the Department Head who has the vacant position.
According to the Civil Service Rules and Regulations, each applicant will be given one-half (1/2) percentage point for each year of experience and each year of college; pertaining to the position for which he/she is applying, with accompanying proof of grade or a copy of the certification/diploma. Each candidate for Police Officer who has completed the Police Academy Training Course shall receive ten (10) points. Each candidate for Fire Fighter who has completed the Fire College Minimum Standards School shall receive ten (10) points. No candidate's additional examination points shall exceed ten (10) points.
The City of Oxford is an Equal Opportunity Employer to all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national origin, age or disability.
Requirements for Fire Fighter, Police Officer, and/or Dispatcher applications:
*YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE TO BE A POLICE OFFICER
*YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 19 YEARS OF AGE TO BE A FIRE FIGHTER OR DISPATCER
*YOU MUST BE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES
*YOU MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE