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Peter Nelson

Vice Chair
Mark Kwiatkowski, Sr.

Jeff Haire

HR Director
Lisa Zamiska
(216) 447-1100

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month at 8:15 am
at the City Hall Caucus Room, 6800 Brecksville Road, Independence, Ohio. 

Changes to meeting date and/or time will be noted on the Civil Service Calendar.

The next meeting will be held on October 5th, 2017.

Exam Information

City of Independence

Independence Civil Service Commission through Cuyahoga Community College    (Tri C) Standardized Testing Program for Police Officers will hold a competitive written exam for the position of Patrol Officer on Sunday, November 5, 2017 to establish an eligibility list.  

Candidates must have a current Tri C Police Officer physical agility certification dated no more than one year prior to October 2.  Next physical agility test will be given 11/5.  

For further information and to register for tests contact Tri C at 216.987.3033 or  (Candidates who completed the Standardized Police Testing Program in the year prior to November 5 may contact Tri C for consideration by the City of Independence.


The Civil Service Commission conducts competitive exams for positions in the Police and Fire
Departments.  Eligibility lists are posted at City of Independence City Hall.  

Firefighter/Paramedic list was certified 12/11/2016    
Police Patrol Officer list was certified 2/11/2016

Please contact our Human Resources Department if you need assistance 216.447.1100