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City of San Jose Civil Service Commission Vacancy

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 21, 2014

Editor's Note: The City is looking for an attorney to fill one of the positions

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m.,  Monday, December 1, 2014 

The San José City Council is accepting applications until Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for appointments to fill two (2) seats on the Civil Service Commission. The Civil Service Commission makes recommendations to the City Council and the City Manager and conducts investigations concerning the administration of personnel in the Classified Service. The Commission acts as an appellate body for personnel decisions affecting City employees and applicants, reviews and recommends changes to Civil Service regulations and appoints members to the City Council Salary Setting Commission. 

There are two positions available on the Commission with terms ending November 30, 2018. Pursuant to the City’s Charter, one member must be an attorney-at-law licensed to practice in the State of California and been so for at least five years. The Attorney-at-law serves as the Hearing Presiding Officer. Furthermore, no more than four members may be of the same gender. Currently there are two males and one female on the Commission. Men and Women are encouraged to apply. Civil Service 
Commissioners must be both residents and registered voters of the City of San Jose and must remain so throughout their term in office. Applicants meeting all the criteria will be considered for appointment. 

Appointment Process: All applications received by the deadline will be submitted to the Mayor and Council Members who, in turn, will notify the City Clerk as to whom they would like to interview. Applicants receiving four or more such indications of interest will be asked to appear and be interviewed by the Mayor and Council during a Special Meeting of the City Council to be held at a date to be determined in December 2014. Applicants receiving six or more votes, or the highest number of votes over six, will be appointed to serve on the Civil Service Commission. In order to be considered for appointment, you must attend the City Council interview.

Applications may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street, Wing Building, 2nd Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, or you may apply online at:

For questions, please call the Office of the City Clerk at (408) 535-1260 or e-mail at

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