Civil Service Jobs

Law Enforcement & Fire Protection / EMS Career Information
The City of Sherman is considered a “Municipal Civil Service” city in accordance with Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code. The City of Sherman Local Civil Service Commission has set forth rules and procedures for the appointment of all sworn peace officers and certified firefighters within the City of Sherman, Texas. All hiring for these positions is conducted from a certified eligibility list created as the result of an open, competitive written examination. In order to be considered eligible for appointment, all applicants must successfully pass a basic written examination with a minimum score of 70 out of 100.

Other steps in the hiring process include:
  • Comprehensive background screening
  • Medical physical / drug screening
  • Oral review board
  • Physical ability assessment
  • Psychological / polygraph examination