Civil Service Board

The Civil Service Board consists of four members who are resident taxpayers of the city of Sioux Falls. The members are appointed by the Mayor and serve a five-year term. The Civil Service Board shall adopt, amend, and enforce rules and regulations providing for appointment and employment in all positions in the City classification plan.

Number of Members


Residency/Registered Voter Requirement

Must be a resident and registered voter of Sioux Falls.

Summary of Duties

Conducts hearings and renders decisions in response to appeals from civil service employees from action resulting in reduction, suspension, demotion, or discharge by City management. The Board has the power to administer oaths and the power to secure by its subpoena both the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of papers relevant to the hearing if necessary.

Bill O'Toole
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
City Hall, Second Floor
224 West Ninth Street
P.O. Box 7402
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7402