Civil Service


​​​Recruitment and Examining Division​

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Vision, Mission, and Goals

 

VISION STATEMENT:

THE RIGHT PERSON IN THE RIGHT JOB!

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

Under the authority of the Civil Service Board and the Dallas City Charter, our mission is to:

  • Maintain a system of employment which provides for city employment which is:
    • Open and accessible to all qualified individuals,
    • Fair in its application,
    • Based on merit and fitness;
  • Maintain that system of employment such that employees have reasonable, fair and open opportunities for promotion;
  • Assure that employees cannot be removed from employment for capricious or non-performance related reasons.

OPERATIONAL GOALS (based on budget performance measures):

  • Provide a timely, objective forum for appeal hearings for the purpose of addressing charges of discrimination and unfair application of Civil Service Rules and/or Personnel Rules;
  • Develop and/or validate assessment tools pursuant to federal guidelines;
  • Officially announce all promotional and open classified employment opportunities;
  • Evaluate all applicants using defined minimum standards;
  • Securely maintain and administer required examinations;
  • Produce a timely certified register of applicants, who meet or exceed minimum standards, for department consideration;
  • Validate credentials of appointed applicants.