Police Clerk
City of Springdale

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Job Vacancy Announcement


DATE ISSUED: September 11, 2023

TITLE: Police Clerk

STATUS: Full-time                     

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled                    


The City of Springdale is accepting applications for the full-time position of Police Clerk. Applications will be accepted at the City of Springdale Municipal Building located at 11700 Springfield Pike, Springdale, Ohio 45246 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or via email at human-resources@springdale.org. Application packets are available at the Springdale Municipal Building or online at https://www.springdale.org/media/7076


APPLICATION DEADLINE:   This position is open until filled. A first review of applications will occur on Friday, September 29, 2023.



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Benefits for full-time employees include health, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage; State pension through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); deferred compensation options to save for retirement; confidential employee assistance program; sick, vacation, holiday, and compensatory time; tuition reimbursement of $3,000 per year; longevity pay after 5 years of service with the City; and Community Center membership. 



Candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent (G.E.D.).



Please do not contact the Police Department or Human Resources Office regarding your status in the hiring process. You will be contacted as appropriate if you are selected to move forward.

If you are scheduled for any portion of the process, it is your responsibility to appear at the scheduled time, date and place. Failure to appear will be considered voluntary withdrawal from the selection process.

It is your responsibility to inform the Human Resources Office in writing of any change in contact information.




All applicants must complete a City of Springdale application packet. Completed documents may be returned in person to the Human Resources Office at the Springdale Municipal Building, 11700 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or via email to human-resources@springdale.org.  A first review of applications will occur on Friday, September 29, 2023. 

Initial Oral Interview

The first step in the selection process following application is the oral interview.  Please allow one hour for this interview with Police Department Administration. 

Second Oral Interview

The next step in the selection process is a second oral interview. This interview will be conducted with City Administration. Please allow one hour for this interview. 

Background Investigation

Applicants who have successfully completed both rounds of interviews and are selected to receive a conditional offer of employment will be scheduled for a background investigation. The investigator will check your personal references, your criminal history, your employment record, your credit history, and other background information.  

Computer Voice Stress Analysis

Successful applicants will be scheduled for a computer voice stress analysis test. A truth verification questionnaire will be completed and used as the basis for this test. Please allow two hours for this review. 

Physical Examination  (PASS/FAIL)

Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to successfully pass a drug screen as well as complete a physical examination designed solely to determine a candidate’s physical ability to perform the duties of the position. 

Psychological Evaluation

The purpose of this psychological evaluation in the testing process is to determine whether candidates have the personality characteristics necessary to become a good Police Clerk.



Under the direct supervision of the Administrative Services Supervisor, the Police Clerk is responsible for handling initial contact with the public at the Police Department and for disseminating information or requests for service to the Patrol Officers. Police Clerks are also responsible for all functions related to the payments of fines for offenses that occurred within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Springdale. 

Due to the work hours of the position, the Police Clerk is under the supervision of the Patrol Duty-Shift Supervisor in the absence of the Administrative Services Supervisor and Assistant Chief of Police. At all times, the professional and personal conduct of the Police Clerk shall support the core values, policies, and procedures of the Police Department.



The duties listed below are intended to be illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  1. Generally responsible for accurate and timely data entry and records maintenance
  2. Attends to the needs of visitors to the Police Department
  3. Answers the phone and responds to requests and questions
  4. Receives, records, and maintains monies for fines, bonds, forfeitures, and fees
  5. Maintains reports and records, including but not limited to UCR, auto accidents, arrests, citations, details, offenses, etc. in criminal justice computer systems
  6. Assists with Mayor’s Court clerical functions when necessary
  7. Promptly answers city-band radio at the request of sworn personnel and monitors other systems as directed
  8. Responds to correspondence in a professional manner
  9. Performs kitchen duties as assigned
  10. Performs any and all other duties as assigned



This is not an exhaustive list.  Any one position within this classification may not include all of the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed nor do the listed examples include all of the knowledge, abilities, and skills which must be possessed.

  1. High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  2. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  3. Must possess a valid driver’s license
  4. Must be organized and efficient
  5. Familiarity with money-handling procedures applicable to fines, fees, bonds, bond forfeitures, etc.
  6. Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential information
  7. Maintain a working knowledge of criminal justice computer systems
  8. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public
  9. Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely
  10. Ability to learn and operate a variety of computer software programs
  11. Ability to type at an efficient, effective, and reasonable rate
  12. Ability to work effectively under pressure and deadlines
  13. Ability to plan and initiate projects of varying nature with little supervision
  14. Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule, including overtime as needed



Police Clerks work rotating shifts that include nights, weekends, and holidays. Duties are performed primarily in an indoor office environment.



Must be able to sit for extended periods; to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and crouch; and to lift, carry, and move up to thirty (30) pounds.

How to Apply

Email: human-resources@springdale.org

Applications may be submitted in person to the Springdale Municipal Building, 11700 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Applications may also be submitted via email to human-resources@springdale.org


Ability to be flexible and handle sudden change in demands. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines Communication Skills Customer Service-Oriented Detail Oriented Government Law Enforcement Police Work nights, weekends, and holidays

Contact Information

Stephanie Morgan, Human Resources Administrator


City of Springdale
Job Posting Dates
09/13/2023 - 12/31/2023
Position Type
Full Time
$21.04 - $29.61 per hour
12105 Lawnview Avenue, Springdale, OH 45246
Job Functions
Law Enforcement & Security

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