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City of Blue Ash, Ohio
January 5, 2022
Blue Ash, Ohio, Ohio
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Notice is hereby given that the City of Blue Ash, Ohio, will administer a written exam for the position of Police Patrol Officer.  This exam will establish an eligibility list for future vacancies within the full-time Police Patrol Officer classification.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   At the time of appointment, each applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age; be a U.S. citizen; possess a valid driver's license; have a high school diploma or G.E.D.; and have no felony convictions.  Individuals possessing an associate's degree or higher are preferred.


  1. Applicants MUST apply through the City of Blue Ash website on or before Wednesday, January 26, 2022.  
  2. Applicants are required to complete the Frontline National exam, the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ), and the Public Safety Job Suitability Assessment (PSSA) through the National Testing Network (NTN) no later than Wednesday, January 26, 2022 by 11:59 PM (EDT).  Go to to register and take the exam.  EXCEPTIONS:  Applicants that have taken the Frontline National Exam through National Testing Network within the last year and your scores are still valid, may contact and request that your scores be utilized for this test. You must make this request no later than Wednesday, January 26, 2022.  Contact National Testing Network’s Customer Support line at 1-866-563-3882 with questions or concerns.  You will still be required to complete an employment application with the City of Blue Ash.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION & ELIGIBILITY LIST:  The Written Examination will constitute 100% of the total score.  Only those applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the Eligibility List.

Tied scores will be ranked by the date and time candidates submitted an employment application on-line through the City of Blue Ash website.  The eligible list may be in effect for a minimum of one year and up to two years.  Note:  Placement on an eligible list does not guarantee employment.

EXTRA CREDIT:  Extra credit will be given in the form of additional points added to the final passing grade, calculated by taking:

  • 1/2% of the total grade attainable for each of the first ten (10) years (5 points total) of FULL-TIME Police Patrol Officer service, or
  • a total of five (5) points for those candidates providing a DD-214 form confirming an honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces.

No applicant will receive more than a total of five (5) additional points.  No type of credit will be awarded unless the applicant has achieved a passing score on the written exam.

SUBMISSION OF EXTRA CREDIT DOCUMENTATION:  A DD-214 of honorable discharge form MUST be uploaded and attached to the on-line employment application no later than Wednesday, January 26, 2022 in order to receive credit for honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces.

EMPLOYMENT OFFER:  Subsequent to an offer of employment, and prior to beginning employment, candidates will be subject to a background investigation, physical agility test, polygraph exam, fitness for duty psychological exam, and pre-employment pension physical with drug screening.  Starting salary is dependent upon experience.


Good social and general intelligence; ability to deal firmly and courteously with the public; good knowledge of first-aid methods; good judgment; some skill in the use of firearms; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to drive an automobile under adverse conditions; good powers of agility; excellent physical condition.

Applicants must be 21 years of age at time of appointment; be a U.S. citizen; possess a valid driver's license, have a high school diploma or G.E.D., and have no felony convictions. Candidates possessing an associate's degree or higher are preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:  Apply online at  Apply prior to the closing date/time of the job announcement and allow at least one hour to submit your application if you are a new user on the system.  The City of Blue Ash is an EEO/ADA Employer.


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