Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

Click here for office and department contact information
Click here for information on COVID-19


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
360-786-5249