Village of Swanton Hires Six to Fill Vacancies in the SFRD
The Swanton Village Council met in a special meeting on June 6, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the hiring of six individuals for positions, three part-time and three full-time, in the Swanton Fire and Rescue Department (SFRD). The hiring recommendations came from Fire Chief Ed Dziengelewski in order to alleviate the excessive amount of overtime and shift shortages within the SFRD. The Council voted unanimously to approve all the recommendations.
The three part-time hirings, effective June 6, 2022, were Jayme Large at $15.00/Hour, Jillian Bozarth at $15.00/Hour and Nicholas Rohrs at $16.00/Hour. Each hiring is contingent on a successful completion of a drug screening and background check and will be subject to a six-month introductory period. All individuals agreed to work a minimum of 24 hours per month.
The three full-time hirings, effective June 12, 2022, were Ashley Terry at $15.60/Hour, Colin Fessenden at $15.60/Hour and Brian Groves at $17.00/Hour. Like their part-time colleagues, each hiring is contingent on a successful completion of a drug screening and background check and will be subject to a six-month introductory period. These individuals understand they must reimburse the Village for the expenses of the drug screening and background check if they leave within 24 months of their hiring date. Mr. Fessenden has also agreed to earn a State of Ohio Paramedic license no later than December 31, 2024.
This meeting was live-streamed on the Village’s Facebook page per the Village of Swanton’s new live-streaming policy. It will remain available to the public for viewing until June 6, 2023.