Civil Service Commission

Plains Township will be conducting a Civil Service Examination to prepare a Civil Service List of Eligible Applicants. These applicants will be considered by the Plains Township Board of Commissioners for the positions of Police Officer and Firefighter.

Applications are available at the Plains Township Municipal Building located at 126 North Main Street, Plains. The business office is open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. every weekday with the exception of Wednesday when it is open from 8:00A.M to 6:30 P.M. Please note that the office is closed on holidays. In order to be eligible for the examination, completed applications must be received by the Civil Service Commission no later than 4:00 P.M. on March 31, 2023. All sections of the applications must be completed and notarized wherever a signature is required in order to be accepted by the Civil Service Commission and for the applicant to be permitted to participate in the examination process. The Business Office is the exclusive point of submission. The Civil Service Commission assumes no responsibility for late  submissions.

Every applicant must successfully pass a Physical Agility Test which will be administered on April 22, 2023 in order to be eligible to participate in the Written Examination. The written examination will be administered on April 29, 2023. The Oral Examination will be given on May 20, 2023 Information concerning the Written Examination will be provided after the results of the Agility Test are received. At the time of hiring from the Eligibility List, an applicant must pass a physical agility test, a psychological examination, and submit to testing for drugs and alcohol.

Additional Information and a printable application can be found here: Civil Service Application


  • Hears appeals regarding the applicants to such positions, either through appointment or promotion
  • Supervises the overall appointment and promotion process for sworn police and fire department positions


Gerald Yozwiak – Chairperson

John Kelly

Lisa Giovannini


Held as needed