The city of Missouri City is accepting applications for the Fire Fighters’ and Police Officers' Civil Service Commission, according to a Nov. 9 announcement from the city.
The commission is being established in accordance with Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code—the municipal civil service law for firefighters and police officers—which voters adopted during the Nov. 3 election.
Once assembled, the three commission members will adopt rules that govern the hiring, firing and discipline of police officers and firefighters, according to a FAQ published by the city.
To serve on the commission, a person must be of good moral character, be a U.S. citizen, have been a Missouri City resident for more than three years, be over the age of 25 and have not held public office within the preceding three years.
City Manager Odis Jones will appoint initial committee members to a one-, two- or three-year term. Interviews are scheduled to occur between Nov. 30-Dec. 11, and the commissioners will be approved by City Council by Dec. 30.
The city is asking interested candidates to submit an application and resume by Nov. 19.