Linn County Civil Service Commission

Find Linn County Iowa civil service commissions (CSC) and labor boards. Civil service commissions provide information about civil service exams, tests and results, civil service recruitment, department of personnel, CSC websites, and civil servant jobs.


Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission 51 1st Avenue Bridge Cedar Rapids IA 52401 319-286-5068


About Linn County Civil Service Commissions

The Linn County Civil Service Commission is a government agency responsible for ensuring fairness and protecting the merit basis of government personnel systems in Linn County, IA. Civil Service Commissions minimize political influence in the relationship between Linn County government employers and their employees. The oversight powers of a Civil Service Commission reach across a wide range of personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, position classifications, promotions, disciplinary actions, and removals.

You may contact the Civil Service Commission for questions about:
  • Linn County Civil Service exams
  • Government jobs and employment
  • Civil Service job titles and descriptions
  • Filing employment complaints
  • Administrative appeals process
  • Civil Service Commission membership & elections
Linn County Civil Service Appeals

Civil Service Commissions, or agencies with similar roles and responsibilities, are found at every level of government. Iowa State statute or local charters and ordinances establish the powers and duties of Civil Service Commissions. Civil Service Commissions respond to appeals and complaints filed by Linn County public employees and job applicants. Iowa Civil Service Commissions typically have the authority to issue rulings based on appeals or complaints they have investigated. At the Linn County and local level, Civil Service Commissions make advisory rulings to the local Linn County legislative bodies or another authority.

Employment & Labor Practices

At the Linn County and local level, the role of a Linn County Civil Service Commission reviews and approves of certain personnel practices. Changes or additions to the position classification system, Linn County civil service examinations and tests used for testing job applicants, job descriptions, and other personnel practices may require approval by the Civil Service Commission before they can be implemented. Local Linn County Civil Service Commissions may govern employment for functions, such as fire, police, or education.

Civil Service Commission Membership

The members of the Linn County Civil Service Commission are appointed by the chief elected official, the legislative body, or a combination of the two. Rules governing membership are designed to achieve a degree of political balance by limiting the number of members each party may have on the Commission. Some Commissions place further restrictions on membership, such as prohibitions against appointments of individuals who are office holders in a political party.