Shawnee Township is currently seeking candidates for the position of:

Police Officer - Full-time

The Shawnee Township Police Department is accepting applications for a full time patrolman position. Qualified applicants must have at least a high school diploma or GED, have attained the age of 21 and not be older than 36 upon the date of hire if this is your initial police officer appointment, have a valid driver’s license and be of good moral character. Applicants considered for the position will submit to a background check and drug testing. In addition, candidates must have a valid OPOTA certificate.

The Patrol Officer starting wage is $19.65 with yearly increases for 5 years and is currently $27.19 after 5 years of service with the Shawnee Township Police Department. There is also holiday pay and shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shifts. Longevity pays starting at ten (10) years. Health, dental and vision plans are also available.

All interested applicants may pick up an employment application and job description, in person, at the Shawnee Township Administration building, 2530 Fort Amanda Road Lima, Ohio 45804 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. A properly completed application must be returned and submitted no later than 4:00 pm on Friday December 20, 2019 to be considered.

Selection process includes background investigation, physical examination, drug screen and interview with Trustee, Chief and Supervisor.

Shawnee Township is a drug free work place and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Dispatcher - Part-time

Part-time Dispatcher.  Under general supervision, operates two-way radios, L.E.A.D.S. equipment and answers multiple telephone lines to receive and relay information regarding law enforcement, crime prevention, fire-fighting road maintenance and general Township operations.  Computer skills are necessary for this position. Typing and distribution of reports, and abilities to handle the general public including walk-ins and complaints is a necessity for this position.

The beginning Part-time Dispatch pay is $15.00 - $18.00 per hour dependent upon education, abilities and experience. A position description is available with the employment application referred to below.  All interested applicants may pick up an employment application in person at the Dispatch center, Shawnee Township Administration Building, 2530 Fort Amanda Road, Lima, Ohio, 45804, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning on Monday, December 27, 2021. No telephone calls.  A properly completed application must be submitted to the Dispatch Center, attention Sara Stemen, at the same address by 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, to be considered. Applicants considered for the position will submit to background and drug testing.

Fiscal Officer

In this role, you will provide a variety of accounting services to the Board of Trustees, employees, and other government agencies, The Township Fiscal Officer is an elected official and is independent of the Township Trustees, yet by law the Township Fiscal Officer must work closely with the Trustees. While the Trustees have the legislative authority in the township (ORC 505.01), the Township Fiscal Officer must keep an accurate record of all township accounts and transactions (ORC 507.04). It is the responsibility of the Township Fiscal Officer to comply strictly with the legal requirements set for the Township Fiscal Officer's duties, to establish and practice rules for efficient management of the Township Fiscal Officer's office, and to follow good accounting practices in maintaining records including: creating monthly financial statements, reconciling bank accounts, payroll, records retention, report submissions, preparing of various taxes and payment of accounts. Accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail are vital. Our ideal candidate has at least three years of professional accounting experience in either the public or private sectors, and CPA in good standing is desired. Work hours are flexible. Salary is set by the State of Ohio (ORC 507.09) The selected applicant must be a resident of Shawnee Township.

 Applications will be accepted Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., until January 19, 2022. Application and job description may be picked up in person at the Shawnee Township Administration Building, 2530 Ft. Amanda Road, Lima, Ohio, No phone calls.

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise the Board and Departments of budgetary information
  • Prepares monthly reports
  • Prepares payroll
  • Process state and federal payroll taxes
  • Processing and payment of bills and invoices
  • Reconcile bank and other financial statements
  • Maintain compliance with all state and federal regulations at all times
  • Maintain constant communication with the Board, Departments, Local, State, and other Government Agencies 
  • Keep highly organized and updated files and maintains public records
  • Prepares record requests
  • Attendance at meetings and all required training
  • Preparation of materials for audits

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other relevant field is desirable
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in good standing is desirable
  • UAN experience preferred
  • Exceptional computer skills
  • Familiarity with government financial statements and reporting
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Able to thrive in a deadline-driven environment