101 E. Third Steet
Alton, IL 62002
Monday - Friday
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M
Many of the functions of the Civil Service and Human Resources Department overlap. The Human Resources and Civil Service Departments have two employees: The Chief Examiner and Deputy Chief Examiner. The Director and Assistant Director perform jobs relating to the operations of both offices. To view a list of job opportunities with the City, please click the button on the right side of this page. To view a list of job opportunities with the Alton Police Department, please click here.
The Civil Service Department is responsible for a number of functions. The Department performs most (90%) of City's hiring. This includes compiling and maintaining mandatory new hiring lists for the police and fire departments. Follows up on the applicants to keep the hiring list updated. The Department compiles a data base of applicants for City positions, especially police and fire, and maintains hiring lists for both departments and the promotional lists for all ranks in the police and fire departments. Civil Service oversees, with consultation from the Personnel Department, promotions within other departments. This includes arranging for tests and promotion boards. Civil Service updates and maintains employee evaluations. The Department prepares information and meeting packets for the Civil Service Commissioners and conducts bi-monthly Civil Service Commission meetings. The Department is responsible for personnel records of Civil Service employees. In addition, the Civil Service Department handles drug screening for employees subject to random drug testing, schedules psychological and medical exams for employees and maintains records of the exams, and conducts background investigations (except for the Police Department employees). Civil Service prepares, reviews, updates, and maintains job descriptions. The Department coordinates the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) drug subsidy program and prepares bi-annual Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO4) Report on City racial hiring practices. The Department represents the City at various job fairs.