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INTERSECTION CLOSURE: 8TH AND DOUGLAS

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The intersection of South 8th and East Douglas St. will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. Thursday, June 17 through the evening of Friday, June 18 to allow the City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department to replace a sewer manhole structure. more

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURES

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Norfolk Southern will close the several railroad crossings in Goshen in the coming weeks to make repairs and repave. The following crossings will be closed between Wednesday, June 16, and Friday, June 25, 2021: • East Lincoln Avenue• Cottage Avenue• Main Street• 1st Street The following... more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, June 14, 2021

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5 14 1.5 5, there will be a public presentation to the Goshen Redevelopment Commission, Goshen Common Council, Elkhart County Commissions and Elkhart County Council regarding Goshen’s Downtown River District Revitalization Plan on June... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Zoning Appeals

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 4:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051557762 or call (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205-6099 and dial the meeting ID: 890 5155 7762. To speak during the public meeting, the public should use the “raise hand” feature on meeting or dial *9 if calling on the telephone.

Brush Collection

Monday, June 28, 2021

During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. More at goshenindiana.org/street-department

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, June 28, 2021, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677698824 Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Fire Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in testing for the City of Goshen Fire Department. We have a standardized process that we use to select the most qualified candidates.

The requirements for the City of Goshen Fire Department are as follows;

  1. You must be under 36 years of age and over 21 years of age with the following exemption: A veteran who has at least 20 years of service in the Armed Forces may become a member of the fund. The maximum age is 40 and six months to meet conditions for membership.
  2. You must be EITHER Indiana State Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic) OR Firefighter I & II certified by the time you are hired.
  3. You must have a valid Indiana driver’s license.
  4. You must have a High School diploma or GED.

 Being a Firefighter is very physically and mentally demanding. Please follow the following steps:

Step 1: Fill out an application, by either stopping by the Human Resource Department at 204 E. Jefferson St. Goshen, Indiana 46528, or filling out the online application. We test every year for a hiring pool that we will select qualified applicants out of for the following year. You will receive a letter, usually in mid-summer, to let you know when we will begin our testing.

Step 2: Is completion of a written test. The written test will evaluate your reading comprehension skills. Test preparation manuals are available to pick up at the human resources office.

Step 3: After obtaining a passing score on the written test, you will participate in the physical agility test. The physical agility test will evaluate your physical strength and endurance. 

Physical Agility Description

Physical Agility Video

Step 4: Is a comprehensive oral interview. You will be interviewed in front of the Fire Chief and members of our pension board. After this step, you will be ranked by a point system, and we will hire from this pool for the next year. You will not know the order in which you are ranked. If you are not selected and hired from the testing pool the next year, you will have to re-apply during the next testing process.

The Goshen Fire Department will be accepting applications for our 2021 hiring pool, until Friday, May 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

  • 5/21/21 - Application deadline by 3 p.m.
  • 5/24/21 - Physical Agility Walkthrough 6 p.m.
  • 6/5/21 - Written and physical agility 8 a.m.
  • 6/14/21 - Interviews TBA

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of the City of Goshen to provide equal opportunity to its employees and all candidates for employment. Accordingly, the City will not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or the known association with a known disabled individual.

THE CITY USES E-VERIFY

The City of Goshen participates in the E-Verify program to confirm the employment eligibility of all new employees.  The E-Verify program compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.