Civil Service Commission


Three members appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the City Council to four-year terms. The Human Rights Director is the Ex Officio Member.


On-Call at City Hall


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following the respective meeting.
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This State-mandated commission provides original entrance examinations (appointments), conducts promotional examinations (promotions), and acts as an appeals board for the approximately 250 civil service positions throughout the City organization. 

The Civil Service Commission operates in accordance with Iowa State Code Chapter 400 and City of Dubuque Code of Ordinances Title 2 Chapter 2.


To contact the City of Dubuque Civil Service Commission, please address correspondence to:
Civil Service Commission
c/o City Clerk's Office
50 W.13th Street, Dubuque, IA  52001

Phone: 563-589-4100 or 563-589-4125