Civil Service Commission

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  • Barry Johnson
  • Jay Marks
  • Joanne McWilson



Civil Service is charged with the recruitment, testing, hiring, and promotion of all Fife Police Department employees under Chapter 41.12 RCW.

The City Manager appoints three residents of the City of Fife to serve on the Civil Service Commission. Each commissioner serves a three-year term without compensation and may not hold any salaried public office or engage in City employment during his or her term. Commissioners’ terms do not run consecutively. Only two commissioners of the same political party are allowed.

The Commission appoints a secretary/Chief Examiner who:

  • Attends all Commission meetings
  • Maintains and certifies minutes and records
  • Prepares and maintains a complete record of each examination for submittal to the Commission
  • Performs other functions as assigned

Civil Service Positions

The following positions in the City of Fife Police Department are covered by Civil Service Rules:

  • Detective
  • Police Captain
  • Police Officer
  • Police Officer - Enhanced (1 year experience) and Lateral (2 years experience)
  • Police Sergeant

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