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A quarterly Civil Service newsletter for City of Columbus employees.

Civil Service Commission Newsletters

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2017

2nd Quarter

  • Police Officer Applications
  •  Have You Heard of the Transfer List?
  • Classification Spotlight:  Public Health Sanitarian
  • Ideas to Stay Busy this Summer in Columbus!
  • Police Officer Job Seminar
  • Ask Eyestein:  Personal History Questionnaire

 

1st Quarter

  • Firefighter Applications
  • Downtown Parking Tips for Test Day
  • Attaching a College Diploma to Your Application
  • Did You Forget Your DD214 on Test Day?
  • Park Time Experience on an Application
  • Firefighter Testing
  • Do You Stress Over a Test?  Take the Test Stress Test
  • A Fond Farewell to Our Retirees Don White & Barb Crawford

 

2016

4th Quarter

  • Grading on a Curve: How We Set the Passing Score
  • Ask Eyestein: Type of ID to bring to an exam
  • Update Your Email Address Online
  • Join the Team: Become a Columbus Firefighter
  • Filling Out the Education Section of an Application
  • Classification Spotlight:  Parks Maintenance Worker

 

3rd Quarter

  • Résumé and Résu-May-Not
  • Ask Eyestein: transcripts, diplomas, and online attachments
  • Veteran's Preference Points
  • Training & Experience Evaluations Explained
  • Meet the Staff: Tessia Smith
  • Then, Now, & Later:  Traffic Paint (and Sign) Workers

2nd Quarter

  • Website Tips: Current Job Openings
  • Classification Spotlight:  Water Distribution Operator I (3864)
  • Ask Eyestein: Tailor-made tests
  • Public Safety Careers
  • NEOGOV Corner: Self Help
  • Then, Now, & Later:  the Scioto Mile

1st Quarter

  • Tips from an Anonymous Application Reviewer
  • Classification Spotlight:  Police Records Technician
  • Ask Eyestein:  Test Center Procedures
  • Ask Eyestein:  Testing Software
  • Ask Eyestein:  Certification List
  • Then, Now, & Later:  Watching downtown grow
  • Plan Ahead for a Career in Public Safety

    2015

    4th Quarter

    • Our Gift to You:  A Faster Profile
    • Restoration Academy Graduates Largest Class Ever
    • Ask Eyestein:  Adding information to your profile
    • Ask Eyestein: Pink comment sheet
    • Classification Spotlight:  Equipment Operator II
    • Then & Now:  Laborer Exam
    • Change...It's Inevitable, Civil Service's Role in the Mayoral Transition

    3rd Quarter

    • Whose Job is That?  A 4-Alarm fire Requires a Coordinated Response
    • Do You Qualify for Veteran's Preference Points
    • Ask Eyestein:  What to do if you missed your test date
    • After the Application:  I Applied for a Job, Now What?
    • Then & Now:  Front & Broad

    2nd Quarter

    • Know These Test-Taking Tips
    • 2015 Columbus Police Expo
    • Then & Now: Refuse Collector Testing
    • NEOGOV Corner: Where to Go for NEOGOV Help
    • Ask Eyestein: Logic & Reasoning Test Questions and Transcripts
    • Snow Warrior Award

    1st Quarter

    • Job Analysis: What Is It, And Is My Help Really Needed?
    • NEOGOV Corner: Following Up on Applications
    • Then & Now: Uniformed Physical Testing
    • New Test Center Policy: Electronic Devices

    2014

    4th Quarter

    • Tips from an Anonymous Grader
    • Public Safety Job Candidates: Steps After the Test
    • NEOGOV Corner
    • Restoration Academy
    • Then & Now: Police Canines
    • 2014 Entry-Level Police Officer & Firefighter Testing

    3rd Quarter

    • Slow Your Scroll: Hasty Applications May Not Be Successful One
    • Background Questionnaire for Public Safety Jobs
    • NEOGOV Corner
    • Ask Eyestein: Job Interest Cards
    • Police Officer Expos

    2nd Quarter

    • Whose Job is That?  Classifications Involved in Parking Changes
    • NEOGOV Corner
    • Read Your Admission Letter
    • Downtown Test Center Procedures
    • Then & Now: Downtown Public Transportation Photos
    • Police Officer Exam Coming Soon
    • Firefighter Exam Update

    1st Quarter

    • Join the Team: Become a Columbus Firefighter
    • Questions About Questionnaires?
    • Whose Job Is That? Water Main Break Response
    • Police Promotional Exams
    • Ask Eyestein: NEOGOV Information

    2013

    4th Quarter

    • NEOGOV for the NeoYear
    • Then & Now: City Jobs in 1917
    • We Have a Form For That: Notice of Appeal
    • Ask Eyestein: Application Retention and Transcripts
    • Political Activity Guidelines
    • In Appreciation

    3rd Quarter

    • Survey Says!
    • Then & Now: City Worker Photos
    • IPAC Conference in Columbus
    • Ask Eyestein: Number of City Employees
    • Police Promotional Exam

    2nd Quarter

    • Movin’ On Up…to 77 North Front
    • Coming Soon: New Online Applications
    • Learn More About 77 North Front
    • What to Do & Where to Go on Test Day

    1st Quarter

    • Fill In the Bubbles
    • Why We Do Those Things We Do…
    • Safety Forces Vision Standards
    • Ask Eyestein: Can I Retake a Test?
    • How Many Jobs Can I List?

    2012

    4th Quarter

    • Selective Measures
    • Types of City Jobs
    • Fire Promotional Tactical Exams
    • Testing Clinic
    • Ask Eyestein: Applications Counter

    3rd Quarter

    • Are You in the 2% This Year?
    • Website Tutorial: How to Update Your Work Experience
    • Double Check Your Test Location
    • What is a “4ANA” Removal?
    • Testing Clinic Update--It’s Not Too Late
    • Ask Eyestein: Test Results

    2nd Quarter

    • Coming Soon: Testing Clinic
    • Police Officer Testing
    • MyColumbus App
    • What Can I Do at the Civil Service Commission Website?
    • Phone Number Please
    • Ask Eyestein: Listing Work Experience on the Application

    1st Quarter

    • Every Day is Veterans Day
    • Did You Pass the 2011 Firefighter Test?
    • We Have a Form for That: Background Administrative Review Request
    • Police Promotional Testing
    • Tips from the Test Center
    • Ask Eyestein: Leaving the Building During an Exam

    2011

    4th Quarter

    • What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Test
    • Want Your Old Job Back?
    • Ask Eyestein: What Does It Mean to Be "Certified"?; Hiring of Firefighters; Part-Time Employee Testing
    • Electronic Pay Stubs Coming In January

    3rd Quarter

    • Serve & Protect
    • The Non-Competitive Hiring Process: No Test Required
    • We Have a Form For That: Testing Accommodation Request (Not ADA)
    • Serving You Better: Civil Service Teams
    • Ask Eyestein: Study Guides, What is the “Close Date” on a Current Job Opening?

    2nd Quarter

    • Upcoming Performance Exams
    • We Have a Form For That: Request For Review
    • Police Sergeant Promotional Testing This Summer
    • Entry-Level Police Officer Testing This Fall
    • Ongoing Firefighter Testing Ask Eyestein: Testing, How to Tell If There is a Test for a Job Opening; Difference Between Noncompetitive and Qualifying Noncompetitive Jobs

    1st Quarter

    • CSC Welcomes New Director
    • Calling All Firefighter Candidates
    • Rung by Rung: How to Become a Columbus Firefigther
    • Firefighter Examination Important Dates
    • After the Exam: Police Communications Technician
    • Ask Eyestein: Who to Call After an Application has been Submitted; Why Didn't I Get a Password When I Registered?; I Thought I Applied; What Happened to the Paper Job Interest Forms?