The Office of the Civil Service Commission is responsible for recruiting and developing the selection processes for the 97% Civil Service positions that make up our approximate 1200 regular full-time and part-time positions in the City of Reno (the 40 appointed positions are hired through the Human Resources Department). You can find our job opportunities on the Jobs & Recruitment page.
Civil Service staff are responsible for carrying out the merit system of competition and fitness in procedures for recruiting, evaluating, selecting, employing, promoting, and retaining employees in Civil Service in the City of Reno while assuring equal employment opportunities to all.
The Civil Service staff also carries out the mission of the Civil Service Commission which is established by the State of Nevada Legislature in the Reno City Charter, Article IX. The Civil Service Commission is an autonomous body of seven City of Reno citizens who meet once per month. Commissioners have no other connection to the City of Reno and are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council to serve a five year term.
To learn more about the integral part Civil Service plays in the selection of City employees, please watch the Creating Understanding presentation.
Civil Service Commission meeting information is below.
Reno City Hall, 5th Floor
1 E. First Street, Reno, Nevada, 89501
Location: Reno City Hall, 7th Floor Caucus Room
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Dates: Meet the 4th Thursday of the first 10 months and then the 3rd Thursday of the month for November and December