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 an experienced community development professional to lead its economic development, planning, zoning and code enforcement efforts. The position is an opportunity for an individual to utilize their skills and experience in community redevelopment and marketing to make a significant difference in the community. The Director will work to grow and recruit businesses, improve the quality of neighborhoods and promote the City.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, urban planning or related field and five years progressively responsible experience in economic development, community development, planning, redevelopment, or equivalent. Two years supervisory experience is required. Knowledge and familiarity with public project management related to economic development and infrastructure are required. Certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and/or Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council is preferred. Master degree in public administration, urban planning or related field preferred.

The salary range for this position is DOQ and includes a competitive benefits package. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Chris Lohr, Assistant City Manager/HR Administrator, 5200 Springfield Street, Suite 100, Riverside, Ohio 45431 or Submittals will be reviewed immediately. The position is open until filled.

The City of Riverside is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

The City of Riverside is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the position of full-time firefighter/paramedic with one immediate opening and the forecast of three additional hires from this list.

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 $18.45-$24.19/hour.  The Firefighter/Paramedic works a 24/48 schedule as subject to current union contract.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have State of Ohio EMT-, 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 agree to not use tobacco or nicotine containing products, obtain a State of Ohio Fire Safety Inspector Certification, be cleared as a primary care giver on the Medic and become a certified Engine Driver/Operator within 12 months of their start date in order to successfully complete their probationary period.  All certifications must be maintained during employment. The applicant must comply with all job description requirements throughout employment. The Fire Chief may waive certain minimum requirements to ensure an adequate candidate pool.

Examination Process: A National Testing Network (NTN) exam must be completed by Monday, October 14, 2019. Applicants will be processed for further testing from this list.  Obtain a passing score of at least 70% to be considered for employment. Conditional offer testing 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 or 5200 Springfield St. Ste 100, Riverside OH 45431no later than Friday, October 11, 2019 by 8:00 A.M..  Any missing documentation or incomplete application will void the applicant from the process. A detailed job description and application can be found at  After submitting an application, the entry

level applicant will be given instructions on how register for the NTN exam to be completed by Monday, October 14, 2019 at any National Testing Network centers.

Two tests are currently scheduled at Sinclair Community College Criminal Justice Academy on September 11, 2019 at 2:00pm and September 17th at 6:00pm.


  • Applications Accepted: August 26, 2019 – October 11, 2019
  • National Testing Network Exam deadline – October 14, 2019
  • Notification to candidates invited to next steps: October 14 – 18, 2019
  • Oral Boards and Physical Assessment Centers: Weeks of October 21st and 28th
  • Background Investigations & second Interviews: Week of November 4th
  • Conditional offers: Week of October 18th
  • Pension Physical & Pre employment Exams: November as schedule permits
  • Finalization of Offers and start date: Early December
  • If SAFER grant awarded, 3 additional final offers with start dates early January 2020.

***The City of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer***


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.

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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