Radio Information Officer

Recruitment #24-3226-002

Examination Date

Week of April 22, 2024
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent an email containing specific exam details at a later date.


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 Qualifications

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

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 30 net words per minute. 

  • Must be able to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Radio Information Officer is a multi-shift, 24 hour, 7 days a week position.  

  • 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.

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.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Incumbent is expected to stay abreast of current technological methods and have knowledge, skills & abilities including, but not limited to the following areas: 

  • Rapidly provide officers in the field with information as requested. 
  • Retrieves and transmits data to centralized data banks throughout the country using a LEADS terminal. 
  • Maintains various logs and records files pertinent to the job. 
  • Dispatches tow trucks as requested by officers. 
  • Upon request, furnishes confidential criminal case histories obtained from police files to officers. 
  • Must be able to verbally communicate and be understandable over the various police frequencies.


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. 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.

Background Check 
A background investigation is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 
Drug and Nicotine Testing 
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.