Radio Information Officer

Recruitment #21-3226-001


Nature of Work

Rapidly furnishes police officers with information as requested with a high degree of speed and accuracy. Operates a police radio and computer terminal; retrieves and transmits crime data to centralized data banks throughout the country using a LEADS terminal. Maintains various logs, files and records and transmits information to other law enforcement agencies, such as the Ohio State Patrol.

Minimum Education

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.).

Minimum Experience

Must have one year of experience in data entry.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

General Requirements

  • Must be able to type 35 net words per minute. 

  • Must be able to acquire and maintain Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certifications within 6 months of employment.

  • Radio Information Officer is a multi-shift, 24 hour, 7 days a week position. Must be able to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.   (i.e. An assigned work shift may be Tuesday - Saturday, 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, with overtime required at times. Days off would be Sunday and Monday)

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 109 (Wage) or below, pay grade 18 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination.  Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.

Police background investigation including polygraph will be required. Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. 

Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. 

The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees subsequent to HR Policy 2.09.

Examination Date

Date & Time to be Announced
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402

*Certified candidates will be sent a link to self-schedule their examination time at a later date.