Updated: March 7, 2022

The City of Bucyrus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Classification: Police Officer

THE BUCYRUS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HIRING POLICE OFFICERS: The City of Bucyrus, Ohio will conduct examinations for the position of Police Officer for the Bucyrus Police Department to establish an eligibility list. Applications will be available beginning March 14, 2022. Interested candidates must fill out a Bucyrus Police Department application and return the completed application to the Bucyrus Police Department no later than April 29, 2022.  There will be a civil service test on May 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM. The written test will be held at:

Bucyrus City Hall

500 S Sandusky Ave

Bucyrus, OH 44820

For questions regarding the hiring process please email Chief Neil Assenheimer at

Salary Information: $48,089.60 starting to $52,707.20 through step increases.

Benefit Information: Health, Prescription, Dental and Vision. Longevity pay, Vacation, holidays and personal leave. Ohio Police and Fire retirement system.  Uniform allowance and training provided.

Candidate Contact:

Neil Assenheimer



Department Overview

Bucyrus has a progressive and pro-active department working in a community oriented policing system. We are seeking candidates with a strong desire to enter into and excel in the law enforcement profession emphasizing courtesy and integrity. We have one school resource officer, a K9 unit, detective bureau, participate in county wide Special Response Team and regional task forces. Bucyrus Police Officers respond to approximately 12,000 calls for service per year. We collaborate with local organizations and projects such as Neighborhood Watch, METRICH and Safety Town, among others.

Area Information: The Bucyrus Police Department serves the City of Bucyrus, the county seat of Crawford County, and the home of the Bratwurst Festival. The City of Bucyrus has a population of approximately 12,000 people and an area of 12 square miles. The Bucyrus Police Department is in excellent standing with our community and has excellent community support. Bucyrus is located 60 miles north of Columbus and 90 minutes South of Cleveland and Toledo.  The Department has an authorized strength of 22 sworn officers, plus civilian employees. 

The City of Bucyrus does not have any COVID vaccine mandates. You will not be asked to take any vaccination you don’t want.  

Job Requirements

Age: Age 21 at time of appointment and not yet 41 by date of appointment.

US Citizen: Yes.

High School Grad/GED: Yes. Must possess good communication skills.

Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes.

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes.

Vision: Correctable to 20/20

College: Preferred but not required.

Extra Credit: 20% extra credit will be given for military service with an honorable discharge and also for possession of an Ohio Peace Officer basic training certificate. Copies of the Ohio Peace Officers Training certificate or a letter from an academy showing the candidate has passed the state test, and/or a DD214 from the military must be submitted with the application.

Academy Certification: Ohio Police Officer Basic Training Certificate is preferred.  Applicants who do not possess an Ohio Basic Police Officer certificate may be eligible to be sent to the police academy by the City. Candidates who don’t yet have the basic police academy must meet all entry requirements of the basic police training academy selected by the City of Bucyrus. Applicants who are attending a basic training academy may also apply.  

Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: Must be able to maintain Continuing Education Requirements annually as required by Ohio Law and the Police Division.

Hiring Process: Complete the application and turn it in to the Bucyrus Police Department: available for download to complete at: or pick up in person at the Bucyrus Police Department.

Physical Fitness Testing

Physical Fitness test date will be Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 9:00 A.M. at Bucyrus High School 900 West Perry St., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 The Bucyrus Police recruit physical fitness test battery is from the Cooper Institute. The four test areas are listed below;

  1. 300 Meter Run (Anaerobic Power, Sprinting Ability),

  2. 1 RM Bench Press (Muscular Strength, Upper Body),

  3. 1-minute Sit Ups (Muscular Endurance, Core Body),

  4. 1-minute Push Ups (Muscular Endurance, Upper Body)

The Scoring system used for the testing will be Age and Gender Norms. Prior to testing, participating recruits will submit to the city a signed Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire. A recruit answering yes to one or more questions on the Physical Activity Readiness

Questionnaire will need to submit a completed Physician's Statement form signed by physician or nurse practitioner. (Forms are in City application for employment) The following scores list the 50 percent mark for each test. All four test scores are based on age & gender. An average score of 50 percent from the four tests is required to pass the physical test.


20 - 29


20 - 29 Female

30 - 39


30 - 39 Female

40 - 45


40 - 45 Female

300 Meter















Sit Ups







Push Ups







To determine your bench press ratio, take what you benched using free weights and use the formulas below.

Males - (Free weight 1 rep max x 1.016) + 18.41= 1RM 1RM divided by your body weight equals Bench press ratio.

Females - (Free weight 1 rep max x .848) + 21.37 = 1RM 1RM divided by your body weight equals Bench press ratio.

Your final score on the Fitness test is based on each test, each test is worth a max of 5 points with a max of 20 points be awarded after completion of all test. Scoring 50 percent on each test would only award the recruit 4 points. Complete each test at the best of your ability to achieve the best score.

Must participate in oral and written interviews

Must pass a Civil Service written examination

Must be able to pass an in-depth background investigation, psychological examination, polygraph, physical and vision testing

Must possess a valid Ohio Peace Officers Basic Training certificate or an academy letter of basic training enrollment with date of expected academy completion and certification by time of hire based on Civil Service guidelines. Applicants can also claim extra credit for military service. Copies of the Ohio Peace Officers Training certificate or academy letter and a certificate of satisfactory military service or honorable discharge must be submitted with the application.

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:

  1. Any fraudulent insurance claims or fraudulent claims for welfare, workers compensation, unemployment compensation or other public assistance programs.

  2. Any admission or conviction of an offense as an adult defined as a felony.

  3. Any admission or conviction of an offense as a juvenile of one or more violent felonies.

  4. Any admission or conviction relating to the carrying or use of a weapon.

  5. Any admission or conviction of a sex related offense, domestic violence or any charge that is reduced from domestic violence.

  6. For making false statements of material fact in the application, testing process or during any part of the hiring process and for use, threatened use or attempt in using political influence in securing employment.

Driving Disqualifiers: Must be insurable under the City of Bucyrus insurance carrier. 

Drug Use Disqualifiers:

Any use or purchase of illegal drugs (except marijuana) within 5 years before application or any after this application.

Any use or purchase of marijuana within 1 year before application or any after this application.

Any pattern of use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, with the past 5 years.

Any illegal sale of drugs of abuse, marijuana or prescription drugs in the past 5 years.

Abuse of alcohol, chemical agents or prescription drugs.

Addictions to gambling or sex or having received treatment for any of the above in the past 2 years.

Employment Disqualifiers: Outside employment is permitted with permission pending compliance to policies.

Physical Fitness Test: Eligible candidates must attend fitness testing 9:00 AM Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Bucyrus High School 900 West Perry St., Bucyrus, Ohio. Request for an alternate date and time due to conflict will be considered. Contact Chief Neil Assenheimer, and 419-562-1006.





The City of Bucyrus will conduct a Civil Service examination for the position of Zoning Administrator in the Engineering/Zoning Department to establish an eligibility list for an immediate opening.  This position is full-time with full benefits and OPERS.  The minimum starting rate of pay is $23.24-$27.28 per hour, based on qualifications.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a high school diploma, GED or equivalent and an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

Job responsibilities include:

  •  Work with the Engineering Tech and City Engineer in all aspects of zoning and engineering

  • Maintain city zoning map in accordance with the Bucyrus City Codified Ordinance

  • Issuing and compliance of Zoning/Building and occupancy permits

  • Review zoning issues for compliance with city ordinances

  • Review zoning appeals and zoning amendment applications

  • Assist Planning Commission and City Council in review of Subdivision/Development plans

  • Inspect construction improvements to ensure compliance with plans and specifications

  • Maintain records and infrastructure inventory of city facilities

  • Attend meetings of Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and City Council meetings when necessary

  • Must be able to operate surveying equipment, AutoCad, Theodolites, electronic measuring equipment, computer including internet

  • Must be able to work/deal with the general public, work independently and multi-task

  • Must be able to read maps and do map maintenance

  • Must be knowledgeable in engineering and desktop publishing software programs

  • Working conditions will be indoors and outdoors

Applications are available at the Mayor/Service Director Office, Bucyrus City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Monday, February 14, 2022 or can be downloaded from the City Bucyrus website at  All applications shall be returned to the Mayor/Service Director Office by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2022 with a $15.00 nonrefundable testing fee paid by cash of money order only with a copy of a valid driver’s license.  The Civil Service examination will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022 in the Council Chambers of Bucyrus City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820.  A passing score of 70% or greater is required.  Applicants claiming extra credit for honorable, active state and federal military service must substantiate that claim by an ATTACHMENT to their completed application at the time of submission.  Attach copies of any certifications/diplomas applicable to the job responsibilities to the application.  A passing score is required to receive military credit.




The City of Bucyrus is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.