The Office of the Civil Service Commission is responsible for recruiting and developing the selection processes for the majority of positions that make up 93% of the City of Reno's approximate 1200 regular full-time and part-time employees, with the exception of 40 appointed positions and 43 Municipal Court staff. You can find City of Reno 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 positions 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 (CSC) which is to provide the City of Reno with an efficient work force, with equity to all persons concerned. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and promotion without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The CSC is established by the State of Nevada Legislature in the Reno City Charter, Article IX, and 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.
The City of Reno is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, retention, and disciplinary decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, political affiliation, membership in an employee association, or any other protected class status applicable under federal or state law or City Charter.
To learn more about the integral part Civil Service plays in the selection of City employees, please watch the Creating Understanding presentation.
Now Hiring for Chief Examiner/Recruitment and Selection Director
We are seeking someone who is interested in managing and executing local and national talent acquisition strategies in a Civil Service/public sector environment, to innovate and ensure alignment with best practices and trends that support the overall goals and mission of our City.
Please view the Chief Examiner informational brochure for more information and details on how to apply.
Interim Chief Examiner
Senior Management Analyst
Civil Service Technician
Reno City Hall, 5th Floor
1 E. First Street, Reno, Nevada, 89501
Civil Service Commission meeting information is below.
Regular Meeting Details
Location: Reno City Hall, 7th Floor Caucus Room
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Dates: Meet the 4th Thursday of the first 10 months and then the 3rd Thursday of the month for November and December