Why work for the City of Riverside?

The City of Riverside offers a unique blend of “city life” experiences with the community engagement opportunities of a growing mid-sized municipality. Many of the employment positions offered by the City provide our people the chance to routinely interact with the various departments and grow in your professional skills as our City grows.

Be a part of the team that helps run our great city, working for the greater good by providing programs and services to Riverside’s people and businesses.

Current Employment Opportunities:


The City of Riverside is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the position of full-time firefighter/paramedic with the forecast of one hire in the near future.

A City of Riverside Firefighter/Paramedic must be willing to work as part of a team and build professional relationships with staff, colleagues, co-workers, elected officials, community leaders, and citizens.  This position requires a physically fit professional who has a passion to provide efficient professional Fire/EMS services with outstanding communication and leadership skills.

The pay range for the position is $52,416.00-$68,723.20.  The Firefighter/Paramedic works a 24/48 schedule as subject to current union contract.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have State of Ohio EMT-P, a current State of Ohio Level II Firefighter Certification, Hazardous Material Operations Certificate, and a valid Ohio Driver’s License at the time of appointment.  The candidate selected for hire must obtain a State of Ohio Fire Safety Inspector Certification within 12 months of their start date in order to successfully complete their probationary period.  All certifications must be maintained during employment.

Lateral Entry: Candidates presently working as a full-time firefighter-paramedic may be considered for a lateral entry pay range and vacation accrual credit with prior government service.

Examination Process: A National Testing Network (NTN) exam must be completed by February 28, 2019. Applicants will be processed for further testing from this list.  Such examinations may include, but not limited to: physical fitness examination, medical examination including drug screen, psychological and/or psychiatric examination, CVT testing, background investigation, personality assessment and personal interviews.  The duration of the list will be six months, with possible extension to twelve months, or until exhausted.

Application Process: Candidates interested in applying for a Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic position with the Riverside Fire Department shall submit a completed application and resume, copy of your driver’s license, and all applicable certifications to the attention of Assistant City Manager Chris Lohr no later than Friday, February 22, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.  A detailed job description and application can be found at  After submitting an application, the applicant will be given instructions on how register for the NTN exam to be completed by February 28, 2019 at any National Testing Network centers.


The City of Riverside is accepting applications for Part-time Firefighter. Under general direction, performs specialized work with regard to protecting life and property through fire suppression, fire prevention and emergency medical services and may assist with fire inspection and code enforcement duties related to the position of Fire Inspector. Minimum qualifications include Ohio certificate for EMT-Basic and Firefighter I, Current Ohio Driver’s license, NIMS 100 and 700. Pay Range is $8.27  – $16.00 / hour.  Applicant must be agreeable to work 24 hours every 6th day. Continuing Education, Working with state of the art equipment, and a fast pace, exciting experience all included.  Apply Today!

The City of Riverside is an equal opportunity employer.


March 15, 2019


  • S. Citizen or permanent resident authorize to work in U.S.
  • Minimum 21 years of age at date of appointment.
  • Possess a valid Ohio driver’s license.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Have no felony record.
  • Must, at the time of appointment, have an Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Certification.


$26.77 per hour


  • written exam (paid by applicant $25)
  • physical assessment
  • oral interview
  • polygraph or CVSA test
  • background investigation
  • drug screen test
  • medical examination


Applications are available at The City of Riverside municipal build located at 5200 Springfield Street, Suite 100 or The City of Riverside Police Department located at 1791 Harshman Road.  A $25 fee will be collected at the issuance of the application and study guide to cover the cost of the written examination.  Applications are due by March 15, 2019 at 4:00pm.  The written examination will take place on March 23, 2019 at 8:00am at Mad River Middle School. The study guide that is referred to in the ad online is available via  There are multiple study guides available for the Ohio Select test.  They range from free to 39.99.  The study guides are downloads.

Disclaimer: The City of Riverside considers all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

The City of Riverside, Ohio Police Department is accepting applications for Lateral Police Officer.

This position is responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances set by the State of Ohio and City of Riverside. Work involves prevention, detection and investigation of accident and criminal activities, security and safety of prisoners, protection for the public and maintaining law and order. Officers must be able to act without direct supervision in emergency situations.

Qualified applicants must be least 21 years of age (at time of appointment), OPOTC certified and have at least one year of service in the Ohio Police and Fire Pension System.  She/he must also demonstrate excellent work history and a passion for community involvement. All applicants must undergo polygraph, drug screen, background investigation and physical fitness testing.  Minimum starting pay is 26.77 per hour and could increase based off of work experience.

Interested applicants should submit a completed application packet (available at, detailed resume with work assignments and a copy of their OPOTC certification to: Chris Lohr, Assistant City Manager, 5200 Harshman Road, Suite 100, Riverside, Ohio 45431 or email to by March 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM.  The City of Riverside is an equal opportunity employer.

Options for submitting this form:
1. Fill in the form online, save to computer, email to: citymanager@riversideoh. gov
2. Download to computer, fill out, save, email to: citymanager@riversideoh. gov
3. Print form, fill out, bring in or mail to:
Chris Lohr, Assistant City Manager
5200 Springfield St., Suite 100
Riverside, Ohio 45431

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