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Civil Service Commission
  • Description

    Recruits and examines applicants for civil service employment; maintains civil service employee records; hears and adjudicates employees' appeals utilizing City staff.

  • General Requirements

    GENDER BALANCE REQUIRED - Seven members, all appointments are made by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Members must be citizens of Iowa and residents of the City preceding their appointment. They cannot hold, or be a candidate for, any office of public trust. They cannot be a party to any contract to buy or sell supplies, material, or labor which involves the City. TERM LIMITS DO NOT APPLY Iowa Code Section 400.1

  • Membership Term Information

    Four years

    • Term Limits

      Term limits do not apply

    • Term Expiration

      First Monday in April

  • Meeting Information

    • Meeting Freqeuency

      First and third Tuesdays of each month

    • Meeting Time

      1:15 PM

Meeting Location
  • Richard Clark Municipal Services Center / Floor MacRae Conference Room - Room: 1st floor
  • 1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
  • Des Moines, Iowa 50317
City Staff
  • James Wells, HR Director/Clerk of the Commission 283-4213