Commission certifies firefighter position scores

By Sheryl Roadcap - [email protected]

SIDNEY — The Civil Service Commission certified the scores and ranking Thursday afternoon of the candidates vying for the open Sidney firefighter position.

At the top of the meeting, the commission approved the December meeting’s minutes and then immediately went into an executive session.

Upon emerging from the session, the commission certified the scores and ranking of the six firefighter applicants who passed the testing.

Human Resources Manager Vickie Allen told the Sidney Daily News after Thursday’s meeting, Sidney Fire Chief Chad Hollinger will make a hiring recommendation to City Manager Mark Cundiff. After Cundiff reviews and approves the applicant to join the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services, Allen and Hollinger will call and present a job offer to that person. If the applicant accepts the offer, they must still successfully pass the post-offer testing, which includes a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and an FBI background check, physical, drug and stress tests and psychological and vision exams, prior to becoming an employee with the city of Sidney.

In other business, Allen told commission members the current testing of the Sidney Police officer candidates for the two open positions ends on April 5. This time, she said, fitness tests will occur with the written test during the application process instead of afterward, as in the past. The police department will begin background, polygraph tests and interviews with candidates in April. After that process is completed, near the end of April or beginning of May the commission will reconvene to certify the scores and ranking for the vacant officer positions.

By Sheryl Roadcap

[email protected]

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.