Civil Service Commission Opening

The Conway Civil Service Commission is accepting nominations for multiple positions on the Conway Civil Service Commission. The Conway City Council established a civil service commission for the police and fire departments, pursuant and according to Arkansas Code A.C.A §14-51-102. The new commissioners will each serve multi-year term. All terms will start September 1, 2020 unless otherwise stated. The Civil Service Commission plays a role in hiring, discipline and termination of Conway’s uniform employees (fire and police). Neither the Civil Service Commission nor any of the individual commissioners have any control over the normal and routine day-to-day operations of the police and fire departments, directly or indirectly (A.C.A §14-51-212). Commissioners will be required to complete the Conway Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy and Conway Fire Department’s Fire Academy during the first 18 months of their term. The Commission typically meets at the Conway Municipal Building @ 1:30 pm on the first Monday of each month unless scheduled otherwise. When necessary, multiple meetings may be scheduled during a month.

Nominations for all boards must be in writing on the nomination form. Nominations will be accepted from the individual interested in serving or from another person wishing to nominate the individual.

All interested person or persons to be nominated must meet and maintain the qualifications of civil service commissioners enumerated in A.C.A §14-51-202:

  1. Citizens of the State of Arkansas and residents of the City of Conway for more than three (3) years;
  2. Qualified electors of the city at all times during their appointments;
  3. Shall not hold or be a candidate for any political office or be connected in any official capacity with any political party or political organization.

Anyone who is interested in being a part of the Conway Civil Service Commission may submit the nomination for by email to or or at the drop box located at the Conway Municipal Building (1111 Main Street).

Deadline is August 10, 2020.