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The City of New Albany is building an applicant pool for 911 Dispatchers.  Interested candidates will begin the hiring process by taking the Emergency Communications Exam with the National Testing Network and submitting the scores to New Albany.  Candidates who pass the exam will be contacted about the remaining steps in the hiring process.  Scores are pulled throughout the year.  More information about the hiring process and requirements is found on the National Testing Network’s website by clicking on the “Emergency Communications Jobs” section under the “Find Jobs” tab and selecting New Albany.

Dispatcher starting pay is $26.60 per hour ($55,336.30 annually) with annual step increases for the first five years of employment.  Employees receive employer sponsored short-term disability and life insurance and have access to a generous health insurance plan.  Additionally, full-time employees receive paid vacation, sick, and personal leave.

If you’re thinking about a career as a dispatcher, you can schedule a visit to our department and an observation with our dispatchers to discover what it is like to work at the New Albany Police Department. Contact Elizabeth Lybarger at to schedule a visit. After completing an observation, you’ll receive a voucher to cover the cost of testing and application fees through the National Testing Network.

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New Albany is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in Ohio. A big reason is the great proactive work of the men and women of the New Albany Police Department.

The City of New Albany is building an applicant pool for Police Officers.  Interested candidates will begin the hiring process by taking the National Testing Network Law Enforcement examination and submitting the scores to New Albany.  Candidates who pass the exam will be contacted about the remaining steps in the hiring process.  Scores are pulled throughout the year. Click here to find more information about the testing process and sign up to take the National Testing Network’s examination.

If you’re thinking about a career in law enforcement, you can schedule a ride-along with a New Albany police officer to discover what it is like to work at the New Albany Police Department. Contact Lt. Kris Daniels at to schedule a ride-along. After completing a ride-along, you’ll receive a voucher to cover the cost of testing and application fees through the National Testing Network.

For full details about a career as a Police Officer in New Albany, please click here.

Please refer to above position posting information.  Call 614.855.3913 for more information. The City of New Albany is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Community Profile

New Albany is a friendly, welcoming community of roughly 11,000 residents. We are committed to creating amenities that foster a strong sense of community based on our founding pillars of lifelong learning, culture and the arts, health and wellness, and the environment. These pillars are evident in our Village Center, where our community assets include the New Albany-Plain Local Schools campus (ranked among the top 3% of all Ohio school districts), Columbus Metropolitan Library – New Albany branch, Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, restaurants and shops, and Rose Run Park, our central park which physically connects all of these assets while adding to the abundance of green space in the core of town.

New Albany is also home to one of the largest master-planned commercial office parks in the Midwest. Home to more than $5 billion in private investment, the 5,000-acre park features triple-feed electric power and fiber-optic capabilities for companies of all sizes, including Abercrombie & Fitch, AEP, Aetna, Discover, Facebook and Google.

Government Structure

New Albany utilizes the Council-Manager form of government, which combines the political leadership of elected officials with the managerial experience of an appointed, professional city manager who serves as New Albany’s CEO.

City Council is the legislative branch of government consisting of seven members, one of whom is the mayor. City Council and mayoral elections are held in November of odd-numbered years and are non-partisan. City Council members are elected by residents to four-year terms. The mayor, in addition to the powers, rights and duties of a City Council member, presides over meetings and acts as a primary spokesperson for the city. The mayor has no veto powers.

The city manager serves as the community’s CEO and is appointed by City Council to:

  • Provide organizational leadership
  • Manage municipal operations
  • Coordinate and direct the budget process
  • Oversee implementation of City Council enacted policies and adopted budgets
  • Ensure effective delivery of services to New Albany residents and businesses
  • Advise City Council members on policy matters and keep them apprised of municipal operations
  • Direct department heads and consultants
  • Implement all fiscal, planning and infrastructure programs

About Our Organization

The City of New Albany is composed of the following departments: Administration, Community Development, Finance, Police and Public Service. The City maintains a lean and flexible organizational structure that allows for adapting to changing external demands. Seasonal employment opportunities include Summer and Winter. Summer seasonal positions are typically posted in April for a hire date as early as May. Winter seasonal positions are typically posted in October for hire as early as November or December. The Community Development department participates in Ohio State’s Knowlton School of City and Regional Planning through hosting an internship for students enrolled in the Master’s program.

The city utilizes the National Testing Network for pre-employment tests for dispatchers and police officers. All positions in the city are appointed based on merit and fitness, therefore, many processes for promotion are open to external applicants, including positions within the police department.

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Like many private sector CEO/Board relationships, the city manager serves as CEO, advises City Council on policy matters, implements City Council enacted policies, provides organizational leadership and works with City Council to develop and execute a vision. Organizational priorities include the continued pursuit of improvements and efficiencies to city operations; growing our local economy through programs and projects that encourage private development and maximize New Albany’s return on capital investment; and enhancing our community through development that supports lifelong learning, health and wellness, the arts and sustainability.

Administration functions include human resources, public records management, legal services, information technology, risk management, buildings and grounds, communications, community relations, special event coordination, Mayor’s Court, and special projects.

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As a master-planned community, New Albany is able to effectively manage the inevitable growth that all communities experience by collaborating with residents and businesses. Growth does not come without challenges, but our goal is to guide growth, making sure it aligns with our aspirations to improve and protect our quality of life.

The community development team manages the built environment through comprehensive planning, zoning, building, economic development and engineering services. Beauty abounds here, from our Georgian architecture and wooded vistas to our vast array of parks and green space. Counting the Rocky Fork Metro Park and our new Rose Run Park, nearly one in five acres is devoted to parkland or open space; and our 53 miles of leisure trails connect our neighborhoods to the business park and the Village Center, our core and gathering place for dining and community celebrations.

Our 5,000-acre New Albany International Business Park is the largest master planned commercial office park in Ohio with 15,000 jobs, nearly 13 million square feet of commercial development representing more than $5 billion in private investment, and five specialized industry clusters. These company partners are crucial to our community success because local income taxes are the life blood of city services (property taxes mainly support our schools, township fire, parks and county-wide services).

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New Albany Finance functions include overseeing fiscal operations, debt issuance, providing an accurate accounting of receipts and disbursements, managing financial investments and coordinating the annual audit. New Albany’s general obligation rating from Moody’s Investors Service is Aaa and from Standard & Poor’s is AAA, the highest ratings possible by those agencies. New Albany is one of only eight Ohio cities to obtain this “double triple” rating.

New Albany was recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and also received GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, reflecting the city’s commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the award, New Albany had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. Additionally, the finance staff received the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction for financial reporting.

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New Albany is one of Ohio’s safest communities and a key reason is our police force’s strong interaction with residents and businesses to protect life and property. Whether performing vacation house checks, offering women’s self-defense classes, working with businesses, patrolling neighborhoods, conducting bicycle safety programs for children or maintaining a two-officer presence on the school learning campus throughout the academic year, our officers understand that strong relationships set the foundation for a safer community. Click here to learn more about a career with New Albany Police.

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No department better depicts traditional City services than the public service department, whose crews work around the clock to perform such services as snow removal, leaf collection, mosquito management, road maintenance, fire hydrant maintenance, water and sewer line maintenance, traffic signal maintenance, maintaining the streetlight flower pots along Market Street, managing trash, recycling and yard waste collection, and trimming of right-of-way trees.

The efforts of this department enhance the quality of life of residents, visitors and employees throughout our community. The public service staff is also essential to other City departments, as they perform maintenance on all City-owned properties, vehicles and equipment.

Transparency in Coverage

In compliance with the Transparency in Coverage regulations, through UnitedHealthcare, and UMR, HealthSCOPE Benefits creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of the members of the Central Ohio Health Care Consortium. Click here to find the Machine-Readable Files.

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