Civil Service Commission


In a Special Election held in 2005, the citizens of Watauga adopted Civil Service for Police and Fire employees. This law requires the City to maintain special records, conform to specific notice and testing requirements when hiring and promoting, and follow rigorous procedures when disciplining or terminating these classified employees.  

Per Chapter 143, Section 143.006 of Texas Local Government Code, the commission consists of three members appointed by the municipality's chief executive and confirmed by the governing body of the municipality.  Members serve staggered three-year terms with the term of one member expiring each year.  If a vacancy occurs or if an appointee fails to qualify within 10 days after the date of appointment, the chief executive shall appoint a person to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.

(c)  A person appointed to the commission must:

(1) be of good moral character;
(2)  be a United States citizen;
(3)  be a resident of the municipality who has resided in the municipality for more than three years;
(4)  be over 25 years of age;  and
(5)  not have held a public office within the preceding three years.

(c-1)  Notwithstanding Subsection (c)(5), the municipality's chief  executive may reappoint a commission member to consecutive terms.  A commission member may not be reappointed to more than a third consecutive term unless the member's reappointment to a fourth or subsequent consecutive term is confirmed by a two-thirds majority of all the members of the municipality's governing body.

(c-2)  Subsection (c)(5) does not prohibit the municipality's chief executive from appointing a former commission member to the commission if the only public office held by the former member within the preceding three years is membership on:

(1) the commission; or
(2)  the commission and the municipality's civil service board for employees other than police officers and firefighters through a joint appointment to the commission and board.

City of Watauga Charter Section 7.01(a) recognizes the City Manager as the chief executive of the city.


Meetings are called as needed and held at City Hall.

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Brian DowneyPlace 1June 30, 2024
TJ CrabillPlace 2June 30, 2026
Renni BurtPlace 3June 30, 2025
Juliet RodriguezCivil Service Director
Jan HillCouncil Liaison
Andrew NealAlternate Council Liaison


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