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About Civil Service

Civil Service is charged with the recruitment, testing, hiring, and promotion of all sheriff's office employees under
Chapter 41.14 RCW.

The Board of County Commissioners appoints citizens of the county to serve on the Civil Service Commission. Each commissioner serves a six year term without compensation and cannot hold any salaried public office or engage in county employment, other than the commission duties, during their term. The terms of the commissioners do not run consecutively. Only two Commissioners can be of the same political party.

Are you interested in becoming a Civil Service Commissioner?  Okanogan County is seeking applicants to serve on the three (3) member Okanogan County Civil Service Commission.  The Civil Service Commission is responsible for the recruitment, testing, hiring and promotion of all sheriff's Office employees under RCW 41.14.  Commission members serve without compensation and must commit to monthly meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every month.  This appointment will be for the remaining term of a retiring Commissioner - December 31, 2017.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and brief resume by September 12, 2014 to:  Rae Lynn Lewis, Okanogan County Civil Service Chief Examiner, 123 5th Ave N, #150, Okanogan, WA 98840.  Application materials may also be submitted electronically to: rlewis(at)

Office Location:
123 5th Ave. N., Room 150
Okanogan, WA  98840

Lee Pilkinton - Chair
Bertha Wandler - Vice Chair
Duncan - Member


Mailing Address:
123 5th Ave. N., Room 150
Okanogan, WA  98840

Contact Human Resources
Rae Lynn Lewis
509) 422-7169



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