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Published on Thursday, May 11, 2017

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

Contact: Leticia Vacek, TRMC/MMC or Brandon Smith / 210-207-7253,

SAN ANTONIO (May 11, 2017) – 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 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 and click on the Uniform Civil Service tab.

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