Civil Services
The Civil Service Director provides direct support to the City Civil Service Commission as mandated by Local Government Code 143.012. The Civil Service Director is directly responsible for performing those duties required by the Civil Service Commission and acts as a secretary to the Commission. Additionally, the Civil Service Director assures that the City complies with Local Government Code 143 (Municipal Civil Service) in the personnel administration of police and fire classification and appointments, compensation practices, disciplinary actions, leaves, entry and promotional examinations, and other statutory provisions. The Civil Service Director, in coordination with the Human Resources Department, also facilitates employees and management services within the City's two civil service departments, Police and Fire.

Police Department
Applications are being accepted for the position of Entry Level Police Officer. Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Department at City Hall or download the PDF to apply. Call (956) 216-5020 for more information.

Minimum Qualifications to Apply
  • Have a high school diploma; or have GED with successful completion of 12 accredited college hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0; or 2 years of military experience with honorable discharge; or have current license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standard and Education (TCLEOSE)
  • Be at least 21 years of age, and not have reach his/her 45th birthday
  • Shall be a U.S. Citizen and must be able to read, write, and speak English

Employees are provided with paid health and life insurance. Dependent coverage is available for pension/police officer: total compensation group; employee contributes 5% and the City contributes 5%

15 annual days of vacation time, 15 annual days of sick leave, and 9 paid holidays per year
Police Officer Application
Salary Schedule
Stability Pay Table

Fire Department
 
Applications are being accepted for the position of Entry Level Fire Fighter. Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Department at City Hall or download the PDF to apply. Call (956) 216-5020 for more information.

Minimum Qualifications to Apply
  • High school graduate or equivalent; or 2 years of military service with honorable discharge; or have current certification from the Texas Commission of Fire Protection
  • Be at least 21 years of age, and have not reached his/her 36th birthday
Employees are provided with paid health and life insurance. Dependent coverage is available for pension/firefighter: total compensation group; employee contributes 12% and the City contributes 12%

15 annual days of vacation time, 15 annual days of sick leave, and 9 paid holidays per year
Fire Fighter Application
Salary Schedule
Stability Pay Table
If you have any questions regarding test dates, application deadlines, or are interested in applying, please contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 216-5020
The City of Harlingen is a Collective Bargaining and Civil Service City.
The City of Harlingen is an equal opportunity employer. The City of Harlingen is a drug free workplace.
Applicants/employees are subject to drug and/or alcohol testing as a condition of employment or continued employment.

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