City of Martinsburg

Human Resources and Employment Opportunities

General Employment



The City of Martinsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all positions.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan

City of Martinsburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Human Relations Committee

Civil Service (Police and Fire)
Police Civil Service Commission
Notice of Testing
Competitive Examination and Certified List of Eligibility
 to Probationary Police
Officer in the Martinsburg Police Department

 Notice is hereby given pursuant to the West Virginia Code 8-14-13, that position(s) for the rank of Probationary Police Officer exist in the Martinsburg Police Department and will be filled by appointment by the City Manager from a list of eligibles certified by the Martinsburg Police Civil Service Commission.

In order to be placed on the list of eligibles, an interested party must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 40 at the time of application.
  • Secure, from the City Recorder’s office or online at cityofmartinsburg.org, an application for employment for the position of probationary Police Officer. The correct Application MUST be completed, verified and returned to the City Recorder no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the time and place of testing, and must undergo and achieve a passing score on a competitive written exam, date, time and location to be announced.
  • On the date of exam, successful applicants will achieve a passing score on a physical agility screening test for WV state and local law enforcement officers. Certification of a physician will be required prior to participating in any physical testing and must be presented on the day of the exam.
  • Undergo a complete medical examination testing the applicant’s general physical condition in a manner prescribed by the Commission.
  • Undergo a complete psychiatric examination testing the applicant’s mental stability for appointment in a manner prescribed by the Commission.
  • Submit to and cooperate with authorities in a background investigation as to the applicant’s suitability for the position.
  • Appear for scheduled oral interviews.
  • Submit to any additional examinations as to the applicant’s suitability for the position in a manner prescribed by the Commission.

Probationary Police Officer is a pay grade 18, beginning at $41,611. Employees of the City of Martinsburg are provided a range of fringe benefits including vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, health/life/dental and vision insurance, longevity pay, police pension and modified take home vehicle policy.

Applicants with a current WV Law Enforcement Certification will receive a $3,000.00 sign on bonus, if hired.

West Virginia residency is NOT required, however, officers must live within 25 air miles of the Town Square within 90 days of employment.

Anyone not meeting the above requirements, as set by the Commission, will NOT be placed on the list of eligibles.

The City of Martinsburg is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Martinsburg Police Civil Service Commission.
Testing will be in Mid-late January, 2018. Applicants will be notified when date is determined.

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FIRE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

NOTICE OF TESTING

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION AND

CERTIFIED LIST OF ELIGIBILITY FOR THE

POSITION OF FIREFIGHTER/EMT-BASIC IN

THE MARTINSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT

Notice is hereby given that the Martinsburg Fire Civil Service Commission is accepting applications to test for the position of Firefighter/EMT-Basic in the Martinsburg Fire Department. The individuals that successfully satisfy all the requirements will remain on a list of eligible candidates for a period of three years in the event an opening does occur.

In order to be placed on the list of eligible candidates, an interested person must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 35 at the time of application. (Copy of birth certificate MUST be submitted along with application).
  • Secure from the City Recorder’s office, or online at cityofmartinsburg.org (employment section), an application for the position of Firefighter/EMT-Basic. Applications must be completed and returned to the City Recorder’s office no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018.
  • Undergo and achieve a passing score on a physical agility test. Failure to achieve a passing score will eliminate candidates from proceeding further through the process. Candidate MUST get clearance from physician to participate in physical agility test.
  • Undergo and achieve a passing score on a competitive written examination.
  • Appear for appropriate oral interviews.
  • Undergo a complete medical examination testing the applicant’s general physical condition in a manner prescribed by the Commission.
  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. Copy MUST be submitted along with application.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. Copy MUST be submitted along with application.
  • Must obtain certification as an EMT-Basic by the WV Office of Emergency Medical Services within ninety (90) days of employment with the City of Martinsburg Fire Department. Individuals with a current EMT-Paramedic or EMT-Intermediate certification are encouraged to apply.
  • Must live within 20 air miles of the Courthouse at the corner of S. Queen Street and W. King Street within 90 days of employment.

Anyone not meeting the above requirements, as set by the Fire Civil Service Commission, will not be placed on the list of eligible candidates.

The starting pay for Firefighter/EMT-Basic is $37,530 plus automatic overtime of $3,184 for a total salary of $40,714. Employees of  the City of Martinsburg are offered a range of fringe benefits including; vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, health/life/vision and dental insurance benefits, longevity pay and fire pension plan, all of which the Firefighter is entitled to.

New hires that possess a current EMT-Paramedic through the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services or are certified elsewhere as an EMT-Paramedic and are able to obtain legal recognition as an EMT-Paramedic by the WV Office of Emergency Medical Services within ninety (90) days of first date of employment will receive a $3,000 sign-on bonus, with new hires being required to sign a minimum of two year commitment with the City.

MARTINSBURG FIRE CIVIL SERVICE

COMMISSION EEO/AA.

Printable copy of advertisement available by clicking link below:

Fire Civil Service Advertisement--Jan 2018 test date


The City of Martinsburg is always accepting police and fire applications, which will be placed on the list for notification for the next test. There is no way to determine when that is, as we do not know when we may have turnover or when the current list of eligible candidates might be exhausted.

Please read excerpts to the right of the page from the Civil Service Rules and Regulations for further information on the testing process.

Applications can be emailed, mailed or dropped off in person to the address provided at the top of the application.