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7/2/2013

County extends deadline for civil service commission applicants

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Leslie Harrington Smith, Human Resources
Phone: (360) 397-2114

Vancouver, WA – Clark County has extended until July 15 the deadline for applicants wanting to fill a vacancy on the local civil service commission for the Sheriff’s Office created under state law (RCW 41.14).

The five-member commission oversees certain employment and personnel matters. Primary focus is to ensure that pre-employment testing and hiring is 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 term begins immediately and continues until Jan. 1, 2016.

The civil service commission meets monthly, or 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. Applications also can be faxed to (360) 397-2457 or emailed to leslie.harrington-smith@clark.wa.gov.

Deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013.

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