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Published on Friday, January 12, 2018

Applicants sought for City’s Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission

CONTACT: Leticia Vacek, TRMC/MMC or

Brandon Smith / 210-207-7253,

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 12, 2018) – Applicants are being sought for the City of San Antonio’s Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission. The selected individual will be appointed by the City Manager and must be available to serve a three-year term.


The Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission administers civil service aspects of the Local Government Code, Chapter 143. The Commission has the power of interpretation of the City’s Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Rules. The Commission hears appeals of disciplinary actions from Fire and Police uniformed personnel, appeals of promotional examination questions from uniformed personnel, and appeals of applicants to the Fire and Police Departments. Appointed Commissioners will be compensated $20 per meeting and will have free parking for all meetings.



§  Resident of the City of San Antonio for at least three years

§  U.S. citizen

§  Good moral character

§  Over 25 years of age

§  Not have held any public office within the preceding three years

§  Able to meet one or two meetings monthly; averaging two hours per meeting


Preferred Qualifications:

§  Working knowledge of Local Government Code, Chapter 143

§  Knowledge of progressive discipline

§  Knowledge and experience in conducting administrative hearings

§  Experience in policy interpretation

§  Must be able to make case decisions in a fair and impartial manner

§  Knowledge of Texas Open Meetings Act

§  Knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order


Those interested in applying may do so online using the City’s web-based application for boards and commissions at For assistance with the application, contact Brandon Smith, Boards and Commissions Coordinator, at (210) 207-7253. For more information on City Boards, visit


For additional information regarding the Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission, visit and click on the Uniform Civil Service tab.

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