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Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations

Posting Requirements for Vacancies

Policy Number: 7.6.07

Effective Date: March 16, 2007

Revised: Adopted May 24, 2012
Effective June 8, 2012

The office or department may recruit internally within the office or department or choose to recruit outside the office or department. If the position is filled through an internal transfer, no posting is required. For all other manners of filling a vacancy, posting is requires either internally or externally.

Internal Posting Procedures

Internal postings are done by the office or department for a minimum of three (3) business days. The posting should include the position description, any special requirements or preferred qualifications and where applications are being received. Applicants must meet the minimum job requirements of the posted position.

External Posting Procedures

A vacancy that the office or department chooses to recruit for externally must be posted for a minimum of five (5) business days by the Commission. All position postings should include the position description as well as special requirements or preferred qualifications.

The office or department should complete and submit the Job Announcement Request Form to Human Resources for posting. Posting requests will be processed three (3) business days.

The vacancy will be posted on the Bexar County website for a minimum of five (5) business days unless the office or department requests an additional period.

A position may be posted “Open until Filled” at the request of the office or department. The office or department should notify Human Resources as soon as possible when the posting should be removed from the web site.

Once the posting has closed all applications for applicants who have passed all the required screening test will be forwarded to the hiring office or department. Once a list of candidates has been selected for further review and/or for interviews, the hiring office or department will forward that list to the Civil Service Director. The Civil Service Director will certify that the final candidates meet the minimum qualifications for the position being filled and inform the hiring office/department in five (5) business days.

Upon receipt of certification of eligible candidates, the hiring office or department should proceed through a competitive process to select a candidate who is best- suited for the position.


Any required testing identified on the position description such as typing tests and logic tests will be administered through the Commission or through the Texas Workforce Commission.

Logic Test

Only those applicants that meet the qualifying score of 70 on the Bexar County logic test will be sent to the office or department. The logic tests are valid for one (1) year from the date of the test for external applicants.

Typing Test

Only those applicants that meet the required typing test score for the position will be sent to the office or department. The typing test scores for external candidates are valid for one (1) year from the test and for three (3) years for internal candidates.