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. All honorably discharged and active military VETERANS shall receive 5 points. No candidate's additional examination points shall exceed ten (10) points.
The procedure/practices for hiring Police Officers and Fire Fighters have changed. Uncertified applicants are now required to take the BAT (Basic Aptitude Test) administered by Gadsden State. The cost for this test is $45.00 and is paid for by the applicant. Results of the test are emailed to the training officers. The Civil Service Board no longer administers an additional written test for these two positions. Please see the Civil Service Clerk in person for further instructions and questions.
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.
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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
*YOU MUST BE 19 YEARS OF AGE TO BE A CORRECTIONS OFFICER OR COMMUNICATION OFFICER
*YOU MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES
*YOU MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE