Department of Communications and Public Affairs

Published on Friday, May 19, 2017

Now is your chance to get involved with your local government! The City is now accepting applications for positions on the Municipal Civil Service Commission.

Contact: Leticia Vacek, TRMC/CMC/MMC or

Brandon Smith/210-207-3397,

SAN ANTONIO (May 19, 2017)-- The City of San Antonio is recruiting citizens interested in serving the public as Municipal Civil Service Commissioners. The selected individuals will be appointed by City Council and must be available to serve a two-year term. 

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:

  • U.S. citizen

  • Registered voter

  • City of San Antonio resident

  • Mentally competent

  • Have no legal conviction of a felony

  • Be able to attend 1 – 2 meetings per month, averaging 2 – 5 hours per meeting 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of progressive discipline and Human Resources practices

  • Knowledge and experience in conducting administrative hearings

  • Experience in policy interpretation

  • Good analytical skills

  • Ability to make case decisions in a fair and impartial manner

  • Knowledge of Texas Open Meetings Act

  • Knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order

When serving in an official capacity, Commissioners will be compensated $20 per meeting and provided free designated parking.  Those interested in applying may do so online using the City’s web-based application for boards and commission at:  

For additional information regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commission, visit and click on the Municipal Civil Service tab.

For additional information, please call Brandon Smith, Boards and Commissions Coordinator, at (210) 207-7253. For more information on City Boards, please visit our website at

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Author: Cambri Ensminger (GPA)

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