This commission consists of three members that are citizens of Iowa and Marshalltown and are eligible electors. Terms are four-years. Civil Service Commissioners are required to have no financial relationships with the City of Marshalltown unless awarded by competitive bid.
In the State of Iowa, all cities with populations greater than 8,000 are required to have a Civil Service Commission. The Commission approves hiring and promotional processes and ultimately a hiring or promotional list which is then received by the City Council. The Civil Service Commission also hears appeals of disciplinary actions of civil service employees and functions as a judicial body for this review.