Current Vacancies

Apply for a position on a Pierce County Board or Commission today! Current vacancies are listed below. Additional information on each Board or Commission can be found on the separate webpages linked below. If you are interested in applying, click on the 'Apply' link next to the vacancy to submit an application. 

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Accessible Communities Advisory Committee
Multiple vacancies. The main activities of an ACAC are: 1) Advising policy makers on the needs of persons with disabilities in emergency plans; 2) Advising the county and other local governments within the county on access to programs, services, and activities, new construction or renovation projects, sidewalks, other pedestrian routes of travel, and disability parking; and 3) Developing local initiatives and activities to promote greater awareness of disability issues, and acceptance, involvement and access for person with disabilities within the community. Voting Members
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Aging & Disability Resources Advisory BoardThe Pierce County Human Services Aging & Disability Resources (ADR) Advisory Board seeks members interested in improving community-based services for older adults and adults with disabilities. There are two current vacancies. 

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Agriculture Advisory CommissionThe Agriculture Advisory Commission provides recommendations to the Executive and Council on issues of significance to or that impact the agricultural community and provides a forum to enhance and promote the long-term success of commercial agriculture in Pierce County. There is currently one vacancy to fill an unexpired term through January 1, 2026, with the option to serve up to two four-year terms following. 

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Allocation Advisory Committee for Prevention ProgramsThis Committee is seeking new members to serve on the Allocation Advisory Committee for Prevention Programs, an advisory body to Pierce County government on the use of tax dollars set aside for youth violence prevention programs. The committee is seeking volunteers who live in unincorporated areas to help select and make funding recommendations to the Pierce County Executive and Pierce County Council on youth-violence prevention programs that benefit youth who reside in unincorporated Pierce County. The majority of the Committee work takes place in the months of October, February, April, May and June. Members may serve no more than two consecutive four-year terms.

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Arts CommissionCandidates from District 1 are encouraged to apply for a vacancy on the Arts Commission. Seeking an individual who is: Accomplished in an art-related field, such as art education/history, architecture, dance, theatre, music, painting, photography, sculpture, etc. Experienced in volunteer work related to art or cultural boards, committees, organizations, or events. Passionate about cultural and artistic expression in Pierce County.
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Birth to 25 Advisory BoardPierce County Human Services seeks interested candidates to serve on the Birth to 25 Advisory Board (B-25 Board). The B-25 Board is a 21-member board tasked with proposing a long-range plan with policy, systems, and environmental change recommendations to ensure the successful development of infants, children, youth and young adults ages Birth to 25. There is one vacancy for a resident of District 2 and one for a resident of District 5. 
  • District 2 
  • District 5
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Birth to 25 Advisory BoardPierce County Human Services seeks interested candidates to serve on the Birth to 25 Advisory Board (B-25 Board). The B-25 Board is a 21-member board tasked with proposing a long-range plan with policy, systems, and environmental change recommendations to ensure the successful development of infants, children, youth and young adults ages Birth to 25. There is one vacancy for a representative for a young adult position. 

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Board of EqualizationThe Board of Equalization was established by Chapter 84.48 RCW. Boards of Equalization are quasi-judicial bodies completely independent of the Assessor-Treasurer's Office, which hear property owner appeals regarding assessed valuations assigned to their property. The board determines whether or not the assessment valuations exceed 100% of the property's fair market value based on market evidence (such as comparable sales) submitted by the taxpayer and the Assessor's Office. Applications are currently open for three positions that will begin July 1, 2024. 

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Boundary Review BoardThe Boundary Review Board is a quasi-judicial administrative body empowered to make decisions on such issues as incorporation, extensions of utilities, and special purpose districts. Current vacancy is for an unexpired term.

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Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected OfficialsThe Pierce County Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials recommends to the Council salary increases for the Pierce County Executive, Assessor-Treasurer, Sheriff, and Auditor. The current vacancy will fill an unexpired term representing organized labor.Labor Representative
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Commission on Refugee and Immigrant AffairsThe Commission on Refugee and Immigrant Affairs was created in accordance to County Council Ordinance No. 2021-86. The Commission consists of one member from each Pierce County Council district, and this vacancy is for District 5. In line with the ordinance, applicants "shall demonstrate experience or expertise with the refugee and immigrant issues, as well as a commitment to all refugee and immigrant communities. A majority of members shall be refugees or immigrants." There is one vacancy for a member representing District 1 and one vacancy for a member representing District 7. 
  • District 1
  • District 7
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Conservation Futures Program Citizens' Advisory BoardThe Board is comprised of seventeen individuals who work together to evaluate properties that are eligible for acquisition through the Conservation Futures fund and make an advisory recommendation to the County Council. Board members serve a four-year term. Pierce County residents interested in helping to preserve open space, wetlands, wildlife habitat, timber land, and agricultural lands are encouraged to apply.
  • At Large
  • Tribal
  • Agriculture

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Conservation Futures Program Citizens' Advisory BoardThe Board is comprised of seventeen individuals who work together to evaluate properties that are eligible for acquisition through the Conservation Futures fund and make an advisory recommendation to the County Council. Board members serve a four-year term. Pierce County residents interested in helping to preserve open space, wetlands, wildlife habitat, timber land, and agricultural lands are encouraged to apply.
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Developmental Disabilities Advisory BoardMultiple vacancies. The Pierce County Developmental Disabilities Board assists and advises Pierce County Human Services on services to individuals with developmental disabilities.People with developmental disabilities in Pierce County
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Ethics CommissionThe Pierce County Ethics Commission examines and resolves complaints of employees' ethical conduct as detailed in the Pierce County Code of Ethics 3.12. One current vacancy for a member of the private sector to fill an unexpired term through 8/31/25. One upcoming vacancy for a full term beginning 3/16/24. 

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Flood Control Zone District Advisory Board
The Advisory Committee makes recommendations on various budget and policy issues and project priorities to the Board of Supervisors. 
  • WRIA 11 
  • WRIA 12

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Frederickson Advisory CommissionThe Frederickson Advisory Commission serves in an advisory capacity on land use matters to the Executive, the County Council, the Hearing Examiner, the Planning Commission, and the Planning and Land Services Department per Pierce County Code (PCC) 2.45. FAC meetings are held within the community and facilitate a structured two-way communication process between the County and community residents, property owners, and business owners regarding significant land use issues.Traditional Vacancy - Two Vacancies
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Gig Harbor Peninsula Land Use Advisory CommissionThe Gig Harbor Peninsula Land Use Advisory Commission serves in an advisory capacity on land use matters per Pierce County Code (PCC) 2.45. The Commission reviews applications for proposed developments within their community and makes recommendations regarding updates to their community plan. Five vacancies for residents of District 7, one position fulfilling an unexpired term and the other positions will serve full terms. 
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Human Services Citizens' Advisory BoardMultiple vacancies. The Citizens' Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to assist the County with implementation of Community Action and federally funded programs and activities through Community Development Block Grants, HOME, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).

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Landmarks and Historic Preservation CommissionThe Commission's responsibility is to carry out the Pierce County Historic Preservation Program as a Certified Local Government (CLG) in historic preservation, and to provide recommendations to the Pierce County Executive and Council. Current vacancies exist for representatives of Districts 1, 2 and 5. 
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Landmarks and Historic Preservation CommissionThe Commission's responsibility is to carry out the Pierce County Historic Preservation Program as a Certified Local Government (CLG) in historic preservation, and to provide recommendations to the Pierce County Executive, and Council.
  • At Large 3: Historian
  • At Large 4: Archaeologist

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Lodging Tax Advisory CommitteeThe Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) oversees the LTAC grant program which is related to tourism development and marketing and made possible through taxes paid by consumers when they stay in paid lodging within specific geographic areas that collect lodging tax which goes to Pierce County. Members serve a four-year term. The current vacancy is for an At-Large member who is not affiliated with the tourism industry. At Large
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Mid-County Land Use Advisory CommissionThe Mid-County Land Use Advisory Commission (MCAC) serves in an advisory capacity on land use matters per Pierce County Code (PCC) 2.45. The MCAC reviews applications for proposed developments within their community and makes recommendations regarding updates to their community plan. There is one vacancy for a resident of District 5. 
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Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory BoardThe Board advises the Parks and Recreation Department concerning its general operations, capital projects, as well as the needs and interests of the citizens of the community. The board also assists the county in identifying funding sources and securing funding for the county's Parks and Recreation programs. The current vacancy is for an At Large member. At Large
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Refugee and Immigrant Affairs CommissionThe Commission on Refugee and Immigrant Affairs was created in accordance with County Council Ordinance No. 2021-86. The Commission consists of one member from each Pierce County Council district, and this vacancy is for a member representing District 7 outside Tacoma city limits. In line with the ordinance, applicants “shall demonstrate experience or expertise with the refugee and immigrant issues, as well as a commitment to all refugee and immigrant communities. A majority of members shall be refugee or immigrants.” 
District 7Apply

Solid Waste Advisory CommitteeHelp shape local recycling and waste reduction programs by becoming a SWAC member. Members serve a four-year term. There are two vacancies for residents of unincorporated Pierce County.Unincorporated Pierce County
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South Sound Housing Affordability Partners (SSHA3P) Advisory BoardThe SSHA3P Advisory Board provides the Executive Board with recommendations on SSHA3P budget, work plan, legislative agendas, and policy and program recommendations for SSHA3P member government consideration. Members are committed to the furtherance of improving access to affordable/attainable housing for all in Pierce County. All interested are welcome to apply, particularly applicants with experience participating in or applying to an affordable housing program. 

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Storm Drainage and Surface Water Management Advisory BoardMultiple vacancies. The Surface Water Management Advisory Board (SWAB) works with Pierce County to make recommendations on the county's surface water management program to the Pierce County Council and Executive.
Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7Apply

Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory CommissionSeeking applicants for one Gig Harbor Peninsula Community Plan area resident on the Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory Commission (TNAAC). This member will serve an unexpired term through 3/31/2025, and have the option to serve up to 2 four-year terms after that. Positions are uncompensated.  To learn more about the commission, membership requirements and the application/selection process, please visit the Pierce County TNAAC website. The TNAAC is a Pierce County Executive-appointed, Council-confirmed Advisory Commission, created by County Ordinance 2009-31 per Pierce County Code Title 2 - Administration, Chapter 2.89 entitled Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory Commission. Additional information can be obtained by calling Rod Propst, Pierce County Assistant Airport and Ferry Administrator at (253) 798-8551 or via email: [email protected]Community Resident who is a member of the Peninsula Advisory CommissionDistrict 7Apply

Thun Field Advisory Commission
TFAC provides the community and airport tenants an opportunity to interact and make recommendations for the future of the airport. The members serve four-year, unpaid terms. One vacancy for a resident of the Graham Community Plan area.Community resident - must reside within the Graham Community Plan areaDistrict 3Apply

Transportation Advisory CommissionThe Pierce County Council created the Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC), as set forth in Chapter 2.103 of the Pierce County Code (PCC), to provide policy guidance on location transportation issues to the Pierce County Executive, Pierce County Council and the Transportation Benefit District. There is one vacancy for a member representing long-haul trucking and one vacancy for a member representing a neighborhood council or community organization. 
  • Long-Haul Trucking
  • Community groups

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Veterans Advisory BoardThe Veterans' Advisory Board was created pursuant to RCW 73.08.035, Pierce County Ordinance No. 2016-89s and Pierce County Code Chapter 2.75, to advise the County on needs of local indigent veterans, the resources available to local indigent veterans, and programs that could benefit the needs of local indigent veterans and their families. There are two current vacancies. 

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