Civil Service Commission

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The Civil Service Commission administers the provisions of Chapter 400 of the Code of Iowa; prepares and administers examinations for all Civil Service positions and determines seniority for Civil Service employees; serves as the appeal board for employees who receive discipline resulting in loss of pay or termination; and serves as an oral examination board.

Section 69.16A of the Iowa Code requires gender balance on those City Boards and Commissions required or governed by state law unless the City has made a good faith effort for a period of three months to appoint a qualified person. This affects and includes: Airport Board of Trustees, Civil Service Commission, Human Rights Commission, Library Board of Trustees, and Planning and Zoning Commission.

  • Vacancies: None
Nature of Commission:
Number of Members:
Membership Requirements: Must be resident electors; cannot be a candidate or hold office of public trust; gender balance is required by Iowa State code.
Current Members:
Lisa Bertrand, Jay Dorschner, Dr. Cyndi Hanson, Brad Mellang, and Michael McClennen
Member Terms: 4 Years
 Meetings Held: 1st Tuesday of every month, 12:00 p.m.
Location: City Hall Room 204,  405 6th Street
 Annual Report: 2019 Annual Report

Click on the link below to complete an application, you will need a newer version of Adobe Reader to finish and email the application. We recommend you print or save a copy of your completed application before clicking the ‘SUBMIT’ button. When your application is received you will get an email reply from the City Boards and Commission inbox confirming receipt. If you have trouble completing your application please call 712-279-6313 or 712-279-6310 for assistance. The City Clerk’s Office accepts applications emailed in PDF format, mailed to P.O. Box 447, or delivered in person to 405 6th Street. Thank you!