County Seeks Applicants for Seat on Civil Service Commission

Clark County is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the local civil service commission for the Sheriff’s Office.

The five-member commission, created under state law RCW 41.14, is required to oversee certain employment and personnel matters. The primary focus is to ensure that pre-employment testing and hiring are fair, valid and non-discriminatory. The commission also presides over appeal hearings.

Civil service commissioners are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

The vacant seat is an at large position open to residents throughout Clark County. The six-year term begins Jan. 1, 2015.

The civil service commission meets monthly, and more often as needed, for two to four hours. Members typically meet during regular business hours.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and registered to vote in Clark County. They must have lived in the county for at least two years and show an ability to balance interests of job applicants, current employees and the Sheriff to ensure effective law enforcement services. Education and experience in personnel administration and/or law enforcement are highly valued.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Civil Service Commission, Clark County Human Resources, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver 98666-5000. The county also will accept applications by fax at (360) 397-2457 or email to

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

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