Current Vacancies

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Personnel Board
There shall be a Personnel Board, consisting of five resident and qualified voters, three to be appointed from the County at large by the Executive, ratified by the Council, and two to be elected by the Career Service employees of the County in a manner of their choosing.
At Large
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Salary Commission for Elected Officials
There shall be a Civil Service Commission, consisting of three volunteer members, who are appointed by the Executive, and ratified by the Council, to 6-year terms.  Commissioners must reside in Pierce County and have been a resident in Pierce County for a minimum of two years prior to appointment; be a US citizen and registered to vote in Pierce County.  No more than two Commissioners may be from the same political party and no member after appointment may hold any salaried public office or engage in County employment.
Labor Representative 
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Board of Equalization
The board considers matters of equalization and determines whether or not assessed valuations exceed 100% of the property’s fair market value. In their deliberations, the board cannot consider matters such as personal hardship, tax levy rates, overall tax amounts or other matters unrelated to the valuation of the property.
Board Member
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Arts Commission
Candidates from District 6 are encouraged to apply for a vacancy on the Arts Commission; term starts July 1, 2021 (term length is three years). The successful candidate will be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Visit District 6's webpage to see if you reside within this district. The board meets four times annually plus special meetings as needed. All meetings are open to the public.

Ideal candidates should possess acknowledged accomplishments in one or more of the following fields: architecture, art criticism, art education, history, dance, communicative arts, theatre, heritage arts, landscape architecture, music, painting, photography, planning, sculpture, or ethnic arts or have publicly demonstrated a deep interest in and appreciation of cultural and artistic activities.

For more information contact at 253-798-6150

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South Hill Advisory Commission
Multiple Vacancies. The South Hill Advisory Commission (SHAC) 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.


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South Hill Advisory Commission
Multiple Vacancies. The South Hill Advisory Commission (SHAC) 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.

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Graham Land Use Advisory Commission
The GAC reviews applications for proposed developments within their community for which a public hearing is required and makes recommendations regarding updates to their community plan.
Graham Community Plan AreaDistrict 3Apply
Frederickson Advisory Commission
The 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
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Parks and Recreation Citizens' Advisory Board
This nine-member board meets quarterly to advise the Parks and Recreation Department concerning its general operations, capital projects, as well as the needs and interest 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 board takes an active role in communicating park and recreation needs, services and programs to the public governmental agencies, the executive and the council.

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Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Land Use Advisory
Looking to fill representation for Midland. The PSMAC reviews applications for proposed developments within their community for which a public hearing is required and makes recommendations regarding updates to their community plan.
Midland
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Conservation Futures Program Citizens' Advisory Board
The 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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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.

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South Hill Land Use Advisory CommissionMultiple Vacancies. The South Hill Advisory Commission (SHAC) 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.

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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.

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Thun Field Advisory Commission
Multiple vacancies. 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. Must be a resident of the Frederickson or Graham Community Plan area.Community resident - must reside within the Graham Community Plan area
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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 represents the interests of residents in the Nisqually Basin, both in the county and any cities or communities in the area.Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 11 - Nisqually BasinDistrict 3Apply
Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Help shape local recycling and waste reduction programs by becoming a SWAC member. members serve a four-year term.Agriculture

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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.

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Accessible Communities Advisory Committee
The committee is actively involved in activities to promote greater awareness of disability issues, and acceptance, involvement, and access for persons with disabilities within the community.

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Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Help shape local recycling and waste reduction programs by becoming a SWAC member. members serve a four-year term.Local Public Official
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Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Help shape local recycling and waste reduction programs by becoming a SWAC member. members serve a four-year term.
Local Public Official
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Transportation Advisory Commission
The Advisory Commission provides policy guidance on local transportation issues to the governing board of the Transportation Benefit District, the Pierce County Executive, and the Pierce County Council.
Community Group - Key PeninsulaDistrict 7Apply
Gig Harbor Peninsula Land Use AdvisoryThe PAC reviews applications for proposed developments within their community for which a public hearing is required and makes recommendations regarding updates to their community plan.
Gig Harbor Peninsula Community Plan AreaDistrict 7Apply
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 progrsam to the Pierce County Council and Executive.Pierce County ResidentDistrict 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7Apply
Board of EqualizationThe board considers matters of equalization and determines whether or not assessed valuations exceed 100% of the property’s fair market value. In their deliberations, the board cannot consider matters such as personal hardship, tax levy rates, overall tax amounts or other matters unrelated to the valuation of the property.
Alternate Board Members
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Accessible Communities Advisory Committee
Multiple vacancies. Looking to fill 12 voting positions on this committee. The committee is actively involved in activities to promote greater awareness of disability issues, and acceptance, involvement, and access for persons with disabilities within the community.Voting Members
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Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Land Use AdvisoryMultiple vacancies. Looking to fill representation for Parkland, Spanaway, and Midland. The PSMAC reviews applications for proposed developments within their community for which a public hearing is required and makes recommendations regarding updates to their community plan.Parkland, Spanaway, or Midland
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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
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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 4: Archaeologist
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Allocation Advisory Committee for Prevention ProgramsThe 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.

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Aging and Disability ResourcesThe Pierce County Human Services Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) Advisory Board seeks members interested in improving community-based services for older adults and adults with disabilities.Seniors and People with Disabilities
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Accessible Communities Advisory Committee
Multiple vacancies. The committee is actively involved in activities to promote greater awareness of disability issues, and acceptance, involvement, and access for persons with disabilities within the community.Voting Member
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Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected OfficialsThe Pierce County Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials shall have the power and responsibility to recommend to the Council salary increases for the Pierce County Executive, Assessor-Treasurer, Sheriff, and Auditor. The applicant for this seat should have current experience in Human Resource Management.Human Resources
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Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials

The Pierce County Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials shall have the power and responsibility to recommend to the Council salary increases for the Pierce County Executive, Assessor-Treasurer, Sheriff, and Auditor.
Attorney - Legal
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Birth to 25 Advisory Commission

Pierce County Human Services seeks interested candidates to serve on the Birth to 25 Advisory Board (B-25 Board). The B-25 Board is a newly created 20-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.

The B-25 Board currently has one vacant position to fill – Faith Community. Board members must be over 18 years old and able to attend monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month.


Faith Community
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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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Human Services Citizens' Advisory BoardThe 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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Boating Advisory Commission

There is established a Boating Advisory Commission composed of 9 members selected by the County Executive for the purpose of advising the Sheriff, the Executive, and the Council on matters relating to boating conditions and safety. The Boating Advisory Commission shall:


1. Serve as a continuing advisory board;


2. Review County watercraft regulations to determine adequacy and consistency with Coast Guard and other federal regulations;


3. Recommend amendments to County watercraft laws; and


4. Hold meetings and receive public input as necessary and appropriate on matters coming before them.




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Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory Commission  

Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier is seeking applicants for one airport user position and one community resident on the Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory Commission (TNAAC). These members will serve 4-year terms, November 1, 2021 - October 31, 2025. Positions are uncompensated. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm, October 31, 2021.


To learn more about the commission, membership requirements and the application/selection process, please visit the Pierce County TNAAC web site:


http://www.piercecountywa.org/tacomanarrows


Click on “Advisory Commission.” 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, Assistant Airport & Ferry Administrator at (253) 798-8551 or via email: [email protected]



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Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory Commission

Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier is seeking applicants for one airport user position and one community resident on the Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory Commission (TNAAC). These members will serve 4-year terms, November 1, 2021 - October 31, 2025. Positions are uncompensated. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm, October 31, 2021.


To learn more about the commission, membership requirements and the application/selection process, please visit the Pierce County TNAAC web site:


http://www.piercecountywa.org/tacomanarrows


Click on “Advisory Commission.” 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, Assistant Airport & Ferry Administrator at (253) 798-8551 or via email: [email protected]



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