Civil Service Board

The Civil Service Board meets as needed, with proper public notice, and has the duty to:

  • Adopt, enact, and amend a code of rules and regulations covering the conduct and direction of the members of the police and fire departments
  • Hear appeals of discharged and suspended employees
  • Prescribe discipline and control
  • Provide for examinations and lists of those eligible for employment and promotion

Makeup of Board

The board has five members. Three are appointed by the city commission and serve 4-year terms. One is elected from within the St. Augustine Fire Department and one is elected from within the St. Augustine Police Department. The elected members each serve 1-year terms. In addition, the Fire Chief and Police Chief serve as ex-officio members of the board.

Members must be of different vocations and not employed by the city in any capacity, official or otherwise. Download the Appointment to Board application (PDF) to apply to serve on this board.

Police Representative

  • Mark Samson
    P.O. Box 1950
    St. Augustine, FL 32085

Fire Representatives

  • Steven Moranda, Chairperson
    4220 Wicks Branch Road
    St. Augustine, FL 32080
  • Loran Lueders
  • Brandon Seymour
    P.O. Box 210
    St. Augustine, FL 32085
  • Les Stern

Ex-Officio Members

  • Carlos Aviles, Fire Chief
    P.O. Box 210
    St. Augustine, FL 32085
  • Barry Fox, Chief of Police
    St. Augustine Police Department
    P.O. Box 1950
    St. Augustine, FL 32085