Civil Service Commission

Members Term Expires
Abby Warshowski 3/2016
Martin M. Segura 3/2013
Daniel S. Hoehne 3/2016
Functions of the Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission for fire fighters and police officers shall have such powers and duties as are provided for in the State Civil Service law, including and restating the following:
  • Inspect the Fire and Police Departments at least once a year.
  • Make an annual report to the City Commission .
  • Make such investigations of matter of the civil service system as they shall deem advisable and as may be requested by the Mayor,  City Commission, or City Manager, reporting the results of such investigations as shall be requested by the last three mentioned parties or agencies.
  • Provide for the classification of all fire fighters and police officers, the same to be confirmed by ordinance of the City Commission.
  • Hold such public hearings as are provided for as required by the State Civil Service law.
  • Determine and adopt such rules as it finds necessary for the proper administration of the civil service system, all in accordance with the provisions of the State Civil Service law.  Such rules shall provide for the prevention of appointment or employment of any person without good moral character; or any person unfit mentally or physically; or any person incompetent to discharge the duties of such employment or appointment.  Such rules shall further provide for open, free, and competitive examinations for entrance and promotional positions in the fire and police classified service; minimum qualifications for applicants; duties of the Director of fire-fighter’s and police officer’s civil service; and such other procedures as are deemed necessary for administration of the civil service system for fire fighters and police officers.
  • Provide for the employment, regulation, and discharge of fire fighters and police officers in accordance with the State Civil Service law and the rules established by the Civil Service Commission for fire fighters and police officers.
Members of the Civil Service Commission for fire fighters and police officers shall be appointed by the Mayor and such appointments shall be confirmed by the City Commission before any such appointments shall be effective.  The term of officer for each member shall be for three years, or until a successor is appointed, confirmed, and qualified.  Each year one member shall be appointed.  Any such vacancies in the Commission, caused by death, resignation, or otherwise, or by failure of any appointee to qualify within ten days after appointment, shall be filled in the manner hereinbefore specified, and such appointment shall be for the unexpired term of the retiring Commissioner or of the appointee failing to qualify.

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