§ 242.06  CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK.
   (a)   Request for Criminal Records Check.
      (1)   The Fire Chief may request a criminal records check with respect to any person who is under consideration for appointment or employment as a permanent, full-time employee of the Fire Division.
      (2)   If the Fire Chief intends to request a criminal records check for an applicant, the Chief shall inform each applicant, at the time of the person's initial application for appointment or employment, that the applicant is required to provide a set of impressions of the person's fingerprints and that the Fire Chief requires a criminal records check to be conducted and satisfactorily completed as a part of the employment or appointment application process.
   (b)   Required Forms.
      (1)   If the Fire Chief requests a criminal records check under division (a) of this section, the Chief shall provide to each person the required form and a standard impression sheet to obtain fingerprint impressions.
      (2)   Any person subject to a criminal records check who receives a copy of the form and a copy of the impression sheet pursuant to division (b)(1) of this section and who is requested to complete the form and provide a set of fingerprint impressions shall complete the form, or provide all the information necessary to complete the form, and shall provide the impression sheet with the impressions of the person's fingerprints.  If a person fails to provide the information necessary to complete the form, or fails to provide impressions of the person's fingerprints, the Public Safety Director shall not appoint or employ the person as a permanent full-time employee of the Fire Division.
   (c)   Restrictions on Appointment.
      (1)   Except as otherwise provided in division (c)(2) of this section, the Public Safety Director shall not appoint or employ a person as a permanent, full-time employee of the Fire Division if the Fire Chief has requested a criminal records check pursuant to division (a) of this section and the criminal records check indicates that the person previously has been convicted of or pled guilty to any of the following:
         A.   A felony;
         B.   A violation of ORC 2909.03 (Arson); or
         C.   A violation of an existing or former law of this State, any other state or the United States that is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses described in division (c)(1)A. or (c)(1)B. of this section.
      (2)   If the Fire Chief requests a criminal records check pursuant to division (a) of this section, the City Manager may appoint or employ a person as a permanent, full-time employee of the Fire Division conditionally until the criminal records check is completed and the Chief receives the results.  If the results of the criminal records check indicate that, pursuant to division (c)(1) of this section, the person subject to the criminal records check is disqualified from appointment or employment, the person shall immediately be released from appointment or employment.
Statutory Reference ORC 737.081
(Ord. 2019-19. Passed 09/26/19)