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Civil Service Commission

Purpose  The Commission creates and administers the rules and regulations for personnel administration in the County Sheriff´s office.  The Commission shall do practical testing for persons to determine the capacity to perform duties that a person may be appointed to perform.  The Commission shall investigate, report on, and hold hearings on all matters regarding the administration of personnel.  The Commission shall determine appeals or complaints respecting the allocation of personnel positions.


Authority  RCW 41.14
Contact Person for commission membership:
Whatcom County Executive's Office, (360) 676 -6717. 

Civil Service Chief Examiner:
Bea Acland
Human Resources Office
311 Grand Avenue, #107
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 676-6802
(360) 738-2521 FAX
To contact Civil Service via the WA Telecommunications Relay Service, please dial 711.
Email: bacland@co.whatcom.wa.us

Member Specifications Open to any person who has resided in Whatcom County for at least two years immediately preceding appointment.  Must be a United States citizen and registered to vote.  Cannot hold any salaried public office or engage in county employment while serving as a Civil Service Commissioner.
Term Limit  Two Consecutive Full Terms
Term Length  Six Year
Number of Members  Three
Vacancies See Executive Vacancies List