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Thurston County, Washington

Civil Service

Welcome to Civil Service

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.

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​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

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

Please click here to see the Civil Service Rules.

Civil Service

Civil Service Location

3000 Pacific Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Monday–Friday: 8:00 am–4:00 pm