Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins

Notice of Exam: Utility Person/Truck Driver



Kathy Hodkinson -Executive Secretary

Posted:  March 1, 2019


POSITION:          Utility Person/Truck Driver

ELIGIBLE:         Applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age as of March 30, 2019.  All applicants must have a high school diploma or the   equivalent thereof.

APPLICATION: Qualified applicants must register for the examination by signing up and completing an application available online at www.portsmouthoh.org under the applications tab.  Applications must be typed or printed in ink. Completed applications must be submitted to the   office of the City Solicitor, 728 Second St., Room 22 Portsmouth, Ohio between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 12 P.M and 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 p.m. on the following dates only:

Tuesday March 12, 2019  Wednesday March 13, 2019     Thursday March 14, 2019

Tuesday March 19, 2019   Wednesday March 20, 2019     Thursday March 21, 2019


EXAMINATION: The examination will be conducted on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. at the Scioto County Welcome Center, 342 Second St. Portsmouth, Ohio.  All applicants MUST report to the testing site between 8:30 A.M. and 8:45 A.M. Photo ID required.

VETERANS CREDIT:  Veterans of the Armed Services of the United States who are residents of the State of Ohio who qualify and receive a passing grade on the examination will receive an additional twenty per cent (20%) on the examination pursuant to state law and local Civil Service Rules. A complete copy of Form DD-214 MUST be attached to the application for the examination.  FAILURE TO ATTACH SUCH PROOF OF HONORABLE DISCHARGE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR VETERAN’S CREDIT.  PROOF OF DISCHARGE MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS.

WAGES:  This position reports to various department heads depending on the department in which an opening is created and is in the AFSCME Union bargaining unit. The starting pay for the position is $13.48 per hour for six (6) months. At six (6) months the pay increases to $14.14. Upon completion of one (1) year the pay is $15.83. Candidates hired will serve a probationary period of 120 days. The City of Portsmouth offers an excellent benefit package. Applicants that complete the requirements of the civil service entrance exam and are offered employment must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check. The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the written portion of the examination.

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