Public Access is Closed to MOST County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Thurston County has moved to an essential services model, in effect
through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

(Solid waste facilities are open. For more information, visit:
(For more information on essential functions, visit:
(For office contacts, visit:

Welcome to Civil Service

If you are trying to reach the Civil Unit of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office regarding serving legal documents, information on evictions, etc. please click this link.

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.

To reach the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, please call (360) 786-5500 or click this link.

Contact Us

Office Location:
929 Lakeridge Dr SW Bldg 4 Rm 202
Olympia, WA 98502

Mailing Address:
Thurston County Human Resources
Attn: Wayne Jones, Chief Examiner
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502-6045

Civil Service Commissioners:
Peggy Quan, Chair
Jennifer Roberts, Commissioner
Glenn Cramer, Commissioner

Contact the Commission

Chief Examiner
Wayne Jones
Send Wayne an email