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Civil Service Commissioner (Appointment)

Legal and Regulatory
2000000355 Requisition #
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At least seven (7) of the Commissioners must be licensed attorneys, current or former judges and/or persons with prior experience as an administrative law judge for any local, state or federal agency.

Each Commissioner is appointed by the City of Memphis Mayor.  Commissioners will be appointed to either a one-year, two-year, or three-year term. The Mayor will designate one Commissioner to serve as chairperson of the Civil Service Commission.

Each appointment must be approved by the Memphis City Council.  Compensation and qualifications for Commissioners is set by ordinance.

Pursuant to the Memphis City Charter, Commissioners are required to take an oath of office to uphold the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Tennessee, and faithfully to discharge the duties of their respective offices neutrally and without bias. 

The City Charter requires that City Employees, with the exception of "first responders", must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from their date of employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire. As defined by Tennessee Senate Bill No. 29, "first responder" means paid, full-time law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel.

The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at

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