Can I apply for a City job if I have been convicted of a felony?

People with a criminal background are eligible to apply for jobs with the City of Canton. The City will take certain factors into consideration during the hiring process including: 

  • The nature and severity of the crime
  • The age at time of crime
  • How long has it been since the crime was committed?
  • How long since under court supervision?
  • Documentation regarding rehabilitation

Felony convictions are automatic disqualifiers for only the following positions:

  • Police Officer
  • Firefighter
  • Dispatcher
  • School Board jobs

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1. If I want a job with the City, what do I have to do?
2. How do I use to apply for a position in the city?
3. How does the process work?
4. Are Civil Service Exams Job Specific?
5. What kinds of tests/exams does the Civil Service Commission give?
6. Does the Civil Service Commission use any outside testing companies?
7. Who develops the Civil Service Exams?
8. Where are the tests given?
9. Can I apply for a City job if I have been convicted of a felony?
10. Do Veterans receive bonus credit on Civil Service Exams?
11. What is an Eligibility List?
12. How does the Commission use an Eligibility List?
13. How long is an Eligibility List in effect?
14. How to I find information about my current status in the hiring process?
15. When are Civil Service Commission meetings?
16. Are all jobs within the City considered classified?