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Release Date: April 6, 2009
City of San Antonio Communications Office: 207-7234

 
 

City seeks applicants for Municipal Civil Service Commission

The City is looking to recruit individuals interested in serving as an alternate or permanent Municipal Civil Service Commissioner. The selected individuals will be appointed by City Council and must be available to serve an initial two-year term.

Alternate Commissioners are expected to attend Municipal Civil Service Commission hearings in the event a Commissioner is not able to attend. The purpose of the Municipal Civil Service Commission is to hear administrative appeals of City employees in the classified service who have been suspended, demoted, or terminated from their positions. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Manager as to the disposition of these cases. The Commission has the authority to issue subpoenas to witnesses and request investigations.

Interested applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered:
• City of San Antonio resident;
• Registered voter;
• U.S. citizen;
• Mentally competent;
• Has no legal conviction of felony; and,
• Able to meet one or two meetings biweekly; averaging 6 hours per meeting.

In addition, preferred qualifications include the following:
• Knowledge of progressive discipline;
• Knowledge and experience in conducting administrative hearings;
• Experience in policy interpretation;
• Must have analytical skills;
• Must be able to make case decisions in a fair and impartial manner;
• Knowledge of Texas Open Meetings Act; and,
• Knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order.

When serving in an official capacity, appointed Alternate or Regular Commissioners will be compensated $20 per meeting and provided free designated parking.

Interested applicants may obtain an application by visiting www.sanantonio.gov and selecting “Boards and Commissions Agendas,” then selecting “Vacancies on Boards and Commission,” then “Apply.” Applications are also available in the Office of the City Clerk located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 100 Military Plaza. Applications may be mailed the City Clerk, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, Texas 78283-3966; or faxed to 207-7032 or 207-6938.

For additional information, contact Carri Wiggins, at (210) 207-7253. The deadline to receive applications is Friday, April 17. For more information on City Boards, please visit www.sanantonio.gov/clerk.

 

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