Personnel Office

Sue Backs

Personnel Director

101 E. Spring Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-300-3105
Email: sbacks[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Sue Backs

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The City of St. Marys, on average, employs 94 full-time employees, four part-time employees, and over 50 seasonal employees. The hiring process for job openings in the City of St. Marys is coordinated through the Personnel Office. With the exception of seasonal applications, the City of St. Marys only accepts applications for employment when there is a vacancy. Employment applications can be downloaded from our web site or may be obtained at the Municipal Building. Job openings are published online and in our local newspaper, The Evening Leader, and occasionally other newspapers. Applications for original appointments to the positions of Police Officer and Firefighter/Paramedic are accepted by the Civil Service Commission during specific dates and times. Notice of such will be posted under the Employment Opportunities tab herein.

In addition to coordinating the hiring process, the duties of the Personnel Director also include:

  • Benefit Administration
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Safety and Health
  • Liability, Auto, and Property Insurance
  • Position Descriptions/Classification Plan
  • Labor Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Compensation Plan

Below is the slide presentation shown at the 2019 Employee Appreciation Dinner held in April.


Training Activities - Below are pictures of recent training activities. 

Mike Chatlos, a 3M representative, conducted noise exposure training and respirator fit testing.


Rick Clements, from Vermeer, conducted chipper safety training with twenty-nine city employees. 


Scott Smith and Solomon Nutt, representing Stihl Power Tools, conducted a chainsaw safety training class with forty-three city employees.  Training was provided by J and L Power Equipment out of Wapakoneta. 



Ed Fitzgerald, from Jack Doheny Companies, instructed two Confined Space Entry and Rescue classes.  Invitations were sent to outlying communities and local plumbing companies.  Attendees included City of Wapak, Delphos, Village of New Knoxville, and Kogge Plumbing and Heating. 




Bill Wehinger from Brown Supply conducted training on the revised Hazard Communication Standard.


Training on excavation and trenching safety was held in November and instructed by Doug Kaple from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. 


Fire Department personnel conducted CPR and first aid training with City employees.