County to fill Civil Service Commission opening

Snohomish County is seeking to fill an opening on its Civil Service Commission.

The Civil Service Commission was created by the state Legislature to establish a merit system of employment for county deputy sheriffs and other employees of the office of county sheriff, thereby raising the standards and efficiency of law enforcement in general.

"The Civil Service Commission is important because it helps to maintain the transparency and ethics of our Snohomish County Sheriff's Office," Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon said.

Under state law, anyone appointed to the Civil Service Commission must be a United States citizen, must have been a resident of Snohomish County for at least two years immediately preceding the appointment, and must be a registered voter of Snohomish County.

No member after appointment can hold any salaried public office or engage in county employment, other than their commission duties. Members of the commission serve without compensation.

This appointment will be for two years to fill an unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2014. Full term appointments are for six years.

There are three total members on the commission, with the two current members now representing east and south Snohomish County. Members can serve a total of three terms.

The Civil Service Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. in the county's Administration West Building, located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett.

For more information on how to apply, contact Lynn Trowbridge at 425-388-3600 or

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