§ 8. Veterans Preference  


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  • An applicant shall receive veteran credit on an entrance examination for the classified service, provided the applicant has received a passing grade in all phases of the examination and meets all of the following requirements:

    A. The applicant must have an honorable discharge from the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Air National Guard, Merchant Marine or have transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service, or have been a Red Cross Nurse (Note: general, medical, convenience of the government, hardship, bad conduct and dishonorable discharges do not apply); and

    B. The applicant must be an Ohio resident as of the test application closing date; and

    C. The applicant must have served on active duty meaning full-time duty in the active military service of the United States, including duty on the active list, full time training duty, annual training duty, and attendance, while in active military service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary of the military department concerned; and

    D. The applicant must have completed more than one hundred eighty days of active duty service.

    Special provisions for veteran credit with the City of Cincinnati are:

    A. A qualified veteran, upon presentation of an official document stating an honorable discharge shall receive additional credit of five points;

    B. A qualified disabled veteran, upon presentation of a certificate of honorable discharge and an official statement dated within the last six months from the Veteran's Administration or the Service agency attesting to the existence of a ten percent (10%) or greater service connected disability shall receive additional credit of ten points. However, no credit will be given to an applicant who was discharged by the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps for physical disability at the time of his physical examination for entrance into the service.

    Veterans must submit the DD-214 and all other documents verifying their status when filing an application or, when permitted by the Secretary, no later than the date of the examination.

    Special provisions for veteran credit with the Board of Education are upon presentation of a certificate of service or honorable discharge; a veteran shall receive additional credit of twenty percent (20%) of his total grade given in the regular examination.

    Veterans must submit the DD-214 and all other documents verifying their status when filing an application or, when permitted by the Secretary, no later than the date of the examination.