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Office Personnel Civil Service Exam

The City of Ontario, an Equal Opportunity Employer, currently has an opening for an Office Personnel position in the Administration Department. This position requires skills in general office duties such as data entry, customer service, phone calls, and  general clerical work.  Starting hourly rate is $20.49. The successful applicant must be bondable. We offer an excellent benefit package.

Applications may be picked up at the Ontario Municipal Building, 555 Stumbo Road, Ontario, Ohio, or online at, and must be returned by May 31, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. in a sealed envelope addressed to the Civil Service Commission-Office Personnel Position. The Civil Service examination for the Office Personnel position will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 10:00 a.m., in the Ontario Municipal Building Community Room, 555 Stumbo Road, Ontario, Ohio.

Job Duties and Responsibilities 

  • The Office Personnel Position shall assist the Mayor, Service-Safety Director, Clerk of Court, Water & Sewer Clerk, Clerk of Council, Law Director, Treasurer, Income Tax, and Recreation Director by providing administrative support.
  • Perform general office duties to include, but not limited to, mailing, answering telephones, data entry, and copying.
  • Assist customers at the service window.
  • Prepares documents as directed by the Mayor and Service-Safety Director.
  • Assist Clerk of Council by attending Council meetings, committee meetings, and various boards and commission meetings as needed.
  • Receive and protect confidential information.
  • Prepare Board of Control minutes and attend meetings as needed.
  • Sort and distribute mail.
  • Keeps informed of City policies and procedures.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
  • Performs any other related duties as required.
  • Must be able to work well with other employees, follow directions, and practice safe work habits.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.


Ontario Comprehensive Plan

Ontario city leaders are requesting your help as part of the community planning process by taking the community preferences survey, the second and final survey in the process of framing the new Ontario Comprehensive Community Action Plan.

As part of the PLAN Ontario process that began in September, residents and students were able to complete surveys to help the steering committee identify broad planning themes and issues and opportunities to address.  

The 5 themes that emerged from the survey are:

Pedestrian Connectivity


Neighborhood Revitalization

Parks & Recreation

Economic Development

Another, more direct “preferences survey” was developed to help the planning team and steering committee in framing strategies and tools for these areas.  This preference survey can be completed by visiting the Ontario City website at and clicking on Community Preferences Survey or by going directly to the survey at:

To date, over 1,200 residents, students, and other stakeholders have either completed the community survey or have been interviewed.  For those residents that have not completed the initial community survey, there’s still time.  A link to this brief survey can be found on the City of Ontario’s website under Community Survey.  

If you have any questions concerning the planning process or on ways to participate, please contact:

Mr. Kris Knapp

Services Director

City on Ontario

555 Stumbo Road

Ontario, Ohio 44906

(419) 529-2495

Summer Concerts

Enjoy food and free music at the summer concerts held in Marshall Park.


Explore the shopping district, from the Richland Mall, to unique boutiques.


Enjoy locally owned and operated restaurants, as well major chain restaurants.

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Community Information:

COVID-19 links and information.

Ontario, Ohio

We are a community with options as diverse as a larger city with the convenience & character of a small town.

Our schools, colleges, and universities bring excellent education to your backyard, including The Ohio State University, North Central State College, and vocational training for both high school students and adults already in the workforce.

Keep active with recreational offerings to fit each season. Marshall Park serves as the hub of local sports and the area showcases two ski resorts, lakes, and even a bike trail. Culturally you’ll have access to touring Broadway performances, art shows, festivals, and both national and local dining and shopping, including The Richland Mall.

Our residents are the backbone of the community; its strength and its greatest asset. Ontario continues to grow with a 17.4% growth over the last 10 years. Today, the City of Ontario is home to over 6,200 residents. Our community is fortunate to have not only the economic resources needed to foster the wide diversity of growth we experienced over the last several years, but also the support of our residents to make it happen.

Council Agenda

Council meetings are now open to the public, masks optional, social distancing will be observed, and Facebook Live streaming is discontinued.

Council Agenda

Covid-19 Response

We are committed to protecting our citizens and employees.

Pothole Reporting

Please contact us with the location (road and closest address if possible) by emailing:


Ontario strives to create a business-friendly environment for both existing and new businesses.

City Government

Familiarize yourself with the city’s government and other helpful resources and tools.


Immerse yourself in the educational, recreational, and cultural experiences of Ontario.

Online Bill Pay

Quickly and easily pay your Income Tax, Water / Sewer, Fines and more.


City Department heads and contact information.

Ontario Events

Discover events Ontario has to offer, such as outdoor concerts in the park.

Water & Sewer Payments

Ontario Residents and Businesses can now have automatic withdrawal from Checking or Savings.

Public Records Requests

There are new updates to the fees and charges associated with public records requests.

Facility Rentals

All registrations to reserve City of Ontario park facilities (pavilions) and the Community Room at the Hellinger Municipal Building are online only.

To reserve rentals, go to the Community Tab and then to the Facility Rentals tab and click on the link. Reservations will no longer be accepted at the City Municipal building or by phone.