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Belton is a Civil Service city for Police and Fire, as outlined by Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code. A Civil Service Commission is responsible for adopting, maintaining, and enforcing rules governing the hiring and promotional process, and serves as a disciplinary appeal board for Civil Service employees. The Commission is comprised of three commissioners appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by the Belton City Council.
Persons interested in becoming a Police Officer or Firefighter/EMS must complete the hiring process, beginning with a Civil Service written exam and a physical assessment. Candidates are hired from a certified eligibility list, which is created as a result of an open, competitive written examination based on general knowledge and aptitude. To be considered for hiring, applicants must successfully pass the entrance examination with a minimum score of 70 percent. Hiring is based on the number of vacancies and position on the eligibility list. Applications are only accepted when there is an open position. For more information, access the police and fire career links to the left.