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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Civil Service

The Civil Service Commission administers testing and creates eligibility lists for hiring and promoting of all Sheriff’s Office employees under Chapter 41.14 RCW. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office conducts background investigations, including criminal, employment, and psychological, etc., for hiring and promoting of all Sheriff’s Office employees.

The Board of County Commissioners appoints county citizens to serve on the Civil Service Commission. Each Civil Service Commissioner serves a six-year term without compensation. During their term, they cannot hold any salaried public office, or engage in county employment, other than the commission duties. 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.

Civil Service

Civil Service Location

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