The City is looking to fill one current and one potential vacancy on the Civil Service Commission. Know anyone interested? Please encourage them to apply!
About the Commission
This long standing commission and the state laws that govern civil service, are in place to ensure law enforcement officers are recruited through open competition, hired and promoted on the basis of merit, and are demoted, suspended, removed from office, or discharged only for cause.
The Issaquah Civil Service Commission duties include:
- Make rules for operation of the civil service system that are consistent with state law.
- Give practical tests to determine the capacity of persons examined to perform duties of the position sought.
- Conduct investigations and prepare reports.
- Hear and determine appeals or complaints.
- Provide for, develop and hold competitive tests to determine relative qualifications of candidates and, as result of the testing process, prepare eligibility lists.
- Certify to the appointing authority the name (or names) of the individual(s) ranked highest on the eligibility list.
The Issaquah Civil Service Commission meetings are typically held at 5 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month. The time commitment on this commission is an average of an hour a month currently. The Commission is comprised of three members with staggering terms. The vacant position currently open has a term that expires April 30, 2024.
Qualified candidates must be a citizen of the United States, aged 18 years or older, an Issaquah City resident for at least three years and a registered voter in King County.
Although members serve without compensation, they may be eligible to participate in the City's stipend program and receive $50 per meeting.
Applications will be accepted through June 17.