Vancouver Seeks Volunteer to Serve on Civil Service Commission

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The City of Vancouver is seeking a volunteer with an interest in city police, fire, and civilian job classification and hiring practices to fill one seat on its Civil Service Commission. The deadline to apply for this position is 5 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2021.

The Civil Service Commission is responsible for adopting rules for regulation of classified service, appointing a secretary/chief examiner, maintaining meeting minutes, providing for competitive testing to prepare civil service eligible candidate lists for the Vancouver Police and Fire departments, hearing and determing appeals, and investigating and reporting on matters relating to enforcement of civil service matters.

In order to serve on the Civil Service Commission, applicants must be a citizen of the United States and a registered voter of Clark County. The ideal candidate will be interested in public service, city government and police, fire and civilian hiring practices under state and local civil service rules. Applicants must also be available for an interview with Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle on April 8.

Commissioners serve six-year terms with no term maximum. The commission typically meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. Currently, meetings are being held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications may be submitted online at To request a printed application or for further information, contact Shannon Ripp at Vancouver City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, by email at [email protected] or by calling 360-487-8600.

Visit to learn more about the Civil Service Commission, including links to past meeting minutes and agendas.

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