The Civil Service Commission for Sheriff’s Department Employees is established and governed by RCW 41.14, Civil Service for Sheriff's Office. The Civil Service Commission is responsible for administration of human resources policies and practices in areas of competitive testing, conducting investigations and hearings, position classification, and any other matter of general personnel administration subject to the provisions of the State statute and Civil Service Rules.
The Civil Service Commission is a quasi-judicial body which consists of three volunteer members, who are appointed by the County Executive for a six-year term, subject to ratification by the County Council. Commissioners must reside in Pierce County and have been a resident of the County for a minimum of two years prior to appointment. They must be a United States 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 other than their Commission duties.
The Civil Service Commission meets once monthly, currently the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The Civil Service Commission is supported by the Civil Service Division of the Pierce County Human Resources Department. The Division consists of the Chief Examiner who is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the Civil Service Division.
The selection process for Civil Service Commission members includes completion of an application form, application screening and preliminary interview, and recommendation to the County Executive for appointment.