Employee Civil Service Commission

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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available before the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Robert Butler, Chair
  • Eric Jackson
  • John Russi


  • Lisa Murray, Civil Service Personnel Director
  • Dan Bernard, Attorney for Commission

History & Purpose

The Employees Civil Service Commission is the hiring conduit for the Charter Township of Clinton. The Commission was established in 1970 by a vote of the electorate to adopt the Michigan State statute authorizing townships to enact Civil Service Systems.

The purpose of the Employees Civil Service Commission is to implement rules and regulations covering personnel and conditions of employment in such a manner as to relieve elected officials from constituency requests for assistance in securing Township employment and provide employees freedom from political pressures.

These rules and regulations are subject to revision by the Employees Civil Service Commission, as changing times and conditions dictate, supplemented by reasonable request of the Township Board, appointing authorities, and applicable State and Federal law.

Hiring Process

Vacancies and promotions are filled by competitive examinations administered by the Employees Civil Service Commission. Usually, external applicants are hired only when an internal candidate cannot fill a vacancy.

The Employees Civil Service Commission accepts employment applications at all times, regardless of whether or not vacant positions exist. Job applicants are encouraged to indicate areas of interest, special skills, certifications, or licenses on their applications. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Job applications are kept on file for one year after receipt. They may be renewed and extended for an additional one-year period by request to the Employees Civil Service Commission.


For all current job openings, visit our Employment page.

Please note the Employees Civil Service Department does not accept applications for police officers and firefighters. To apply to become a Clinton Township police officer, visit Police Officer Job Openings. For information on the qualifications and application process to become a Clinton Township firefighter, visit the Human Resources Department page.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Charter Township of Clinton is an equal opportunity employer.