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The Human Resources Division is housed within the City Manager’s Office. The Office performs all personnel functions for the City, including but not limited to:

  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Benefits Administration
  • Classification and Compensation Plans
  • Training and Development
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Organizational Policies and Procedures

In this section, you will find details of any available positions at the City as they come available, as well as the necessary steps involved to apply for positions within our Fire and Police divisions. The City of Upper Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The City of Upper Arlington is committed to providing superior services to all who live and work in the community. The work of the City is founded on:

  • Responsible and Responsive Public Participation;
  • Elected Leadership; and
  • Professional Staffing.

The City strives to achieve its mission through innovative policies and programs which preserve and enhance the excellence of quality of life in Upper Arlington and which provide a base for enhancing the economic health and preserving the unique residential character of our community.


“Contendite Ductum” – Strive For Leadership


At the City of Upper Arlington, we believe our strength and success is directly tied to our shared values and goals, working in concert to better serve our residents. Our core values are as follows:

  • TEAMWORK – We work together as a family, through collaboration, fellowship, mutual respect, dependability, support and compassion.
  • INTEGRITY – We demonstrate trust, accountability, honesty, courtesy, professionalism and ethical behavior in all we do.
  • SERVICE – We believe in superior service, to the community of Upper Arlington and to each other.
  • LEADERSHIP – We recognize and embrace change as opportunity. We provide the tools to empower all members of our community to be the best they can be.
  • COMMUNICATION – We practice open and truthful dialog, creating an environment in which ideas, support, accountability, questions, goals and knowledge are exchanged across our organization.
  • GROWTH – We experiment with new ideas, learn from our experiences, share our knowledge and strive for continuous improvement.
  • FUN – We celebrate each other and are dedicated to fostering and preserving a loyal, passionate, joyful community that aspires to achieving extraordinary results.

The City of Upper Arlington offers equal opportunity and equal consideration to all persons who seek employment with the City. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, genetics, disability, and/or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

It is our policy to recruit, hire, train and promote the most qualified persons. It is the firm belief that our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy will be furthered in an environment of mutual trust where employees are encouraged to discuss their problems with members of management. As a City, we have pledged to pursue this policy and, as an employee, you will be expected to comply with this policy in every respect.


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The Police Division has a Drug Take Back Box located in the Municipal Services Center. Visit the Police Division section of our website or call 614-583-5150 with questions.

Yes, to schedule a tour, call 614-583-5100. Please keep tour groups to a maximum of 15 individuals. Tours are available 10–11:30 am, 4-5:30 pm or 7-9 pm. We do not hold birthday parties at the stations.

Category: Fire Division

Call 614-583-5100 to see if the stations are collecting for any charities or agencies.

Click here to access the Human Resources section, or go directly to the Search Careers Online link, where you will find details of the process involved for applying to become a firefighter.

Category: Fire Division

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) has a year-round drop-off facility for household hazardous wastes. SWACO also schedules annual household hazardous waste collection days at local communities. Visit

Call the Fire Training Office at 614-583-5100.

Category: Fire Division

Safety Town is coordinated by the Police Division, in cooperation with the Fire Division and Parks & Recreation Department. Program details can be found in the Spring/Summer Parks & Recreation catalog or by visiting the Police Division – Support Services Bureau section of our website.

You do not apply for Police Officer and Firefighter positions through the City’s website. They both begin with scheduling a test with National Testing Network. The process to apply for a Police Officer or Firefighter is detailed in the posting.

Station 71 is located at 2095 Arlington Avenue. Station 72 is located at 3861 Reed Road. Fire Administration Offices are located at Station 72. Visit our Places page for details on City building address, maps & directions, phone numbers and hours of operation.

Category: Fire Division

Yes, but the child must be five years old or older and an Upper Arlington resident for a truck to attend a birthday party. We do not hold birthday parties at the fire stations.

Category: Fire Division

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