The Board shall consist of three (3) citizens who are qualified electors of the City who shall be appointed by the recommendation of the Mayor with the approval of Council, for terms of four (4) years. There may be (3) three alternate members appointed by Council. No City officer, official or employee shall be eligible for appointment to said Civil Service Board, per 53 P.S. Section 39861.1, as amended.
The board shall provide for and oversee the examination of applicants for appointment to and promotion to positions in the police or fire department.
The board shall hear matters of non-uniformed employees of the City employed prior to May 19, 2014 as explained in Ord. 5718 adopted 6/13/18.
Ord. 5718 adopted 6/13/18
Police Civil Service Commission Chapter 105
Fire Civil Service Commission Chapter 44
- Joseph Merrill, Police Chief
- Timothy Hileman, Fire Chief
- Omar Strohm, Human Resources Director
- Holly Buchanan, Human Resources Manager
This Board meets as needed for entrance and promotional eligibility list development and certification of lists of same. Tests to develop both lists are normally given every two years.
This Board also meets for hearings for eligible civil service employees of the Electrical/Engineering Departments of the City as explained above.