Civil Service

Overview
Welcome to the City of Watauga Civil Service website. The purpose of this website is to help clarify the procedures involved in both the hiring process for police and firefighters, as well as the rules that govern the employment of public safety personnel.

In 2005, the citizens of Watauga adopted Civil Service for Police and Fire employees. This law requires the City to maintain special records, conform to specific notice and testing requirements when hiring and promoting and follow rigorous procedures when disciplining or terminating these classified employees. The Human Resource Director also serves in the role of Civil Service Director to ensure compliance with these specific state statutes, Local Government Code Chapter 143.

Interested in becoming a Police Officer?

To sign up for notification on a future Police Department entrance examination register online.

Interested in becoming a Firefighter?
To sign up for notification on a future Fire Department entrance examinations register online.