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Published on Monday, January 4, 2016

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

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 4, 2016) – Applicants are being sought for the City of San Antonio’s Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commissioner. 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 Fire and Police 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, designated 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 commission 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

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