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The City of Fort Worth seeks applications from qualified individuals to serve on the three-member Civil Service Commission.
The Civil Service Commission was established pursuant to Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code for the purpose of developing and enforcing rules regarding the initial selection of employees as well as for their advancement, benefits and conditions of employment for Fort Worth police officers and firefighters.
The City Council confirms the appointment of a qualified individual who is recommended by the city manager. The commission is comprised of three members where each member office for a staggered three-year term beginning Oct. 1, and thereafter until a successor is appointed and has qualified. Commission members must successfully pass a criminal history/background check. There are no term limits. The time commitment for commission business varies but is typically one hour a month. Commission meetings consist of regular meetings, special called meetings and executive sessions. Regular meetings are held once per month (fourth Wednesday of the month). When a hearing is necessary, hearings of the commission typically last an entire evening (starting at 6 p.m.) and are scheduled as needed. Meetings are held at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 505 W. Felix St.
Commissioners serve on a voluntary basis.
The commission has the responsibility to adopt, publish and enforce rules relating to:
The City Council is looking for the following qualities for appointees to the Civil Service Commission:
Under Texas Local Government Code section 143.006, a civil service commissioner for the City of Fort Worth must:
Interested applicants may complete a City of Fort Worth Boards and Commissions application online.
Contact Tammi Castillo, boards and commissions program coordinator at the City Secretary’s Office, with questions.