Thursday, May 19, 2022

Call for Firefighters’, Police Officers’ and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission Applications

The City of Austin is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the three member City of Austin Firefighters’, Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel’s Civil Service Commission. The opening is to fill a partial term ending October 31, 2024.

The time commitment for Commission business is anticipated at 1 - 3 hours a month. Commissioners serve on a voluntary basis.
The three-member Firefighters', Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel Civil Service Commission was created to ensure general compliance with applicable provisions of Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code; local Civil Service rules established by the Commission; and any current agreements between the City of Austin and associations representing firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel.

The Firefighters', Police Officers’, and Emergency Medical Services Personnel Civil Service Commission regulates the promotion, suspension, and termination of firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel in accordance with the above-mentioned statutes, rules, and agreements.

To qualify to serve on the Commission, applicants must:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be a resident of the municipality who has resided in the municipality for more than three years.
  • Be older than the age of 25 years
  • Not have held office within the preceding three years.
The City prefers applicants with experience or knowledge of the administration of human resources or labor relations/employment law.

Application Process
Interested applicants may complete a City of Austin Boards and Commissions application online at https://austintexas.granicus.com/boards/forms/385/apply.

A resume, cover letter, and any other supporting documentation may be submitted electronically to the Office of the City Clerk at bc@austintexas.gov. This position will remain open until filled.

If further information is needed, please contact the Office of the City Clerk via email at BC@austintexas.gov with questions.

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