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Role of the Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission is responsible for the adoption and enforcement of rules and regulations of personnel matters for Police and Fire personnel. The Commission conducts monthly meetings, and hearings as needed to adopt and amend rules, approve support personnel, conduct entry level and promotional exams, and to hear and determine appeals arising from the administration of the rules.

The Commissioners, Staff and when they Meet

Civil Service Commissioners are appointed to six year terms by the Mayor.  They meet every fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers West, located in City Hall. 

Callius Zaratkiewicz, Chair
Pauline Thomas, Commissioner
Jim Berrios, Commissioner
Natalie Winecka, Secretary & Chief Examiner

Job Opportunities

The City of Kent Civil Service Commission provides information about full time employment opportunities in the Police and Fire Departments including:

  • Entry Level Firefighter
  • Assistant Fire Chief
  • Entry Level Corrections Officer
  • Lateral/Experienced Corrections Officer
  • Entry Level Police Officer
  • Lateral/Experienced Police Officer
  • Police Support Personnel

The Civil Service will provide a detailed job announcement for each advertised job opportunity. Pertinent information including salary range, working conditions, and requirements, as well as the closing date will be contained in the announcement.

The City of Kent is an equal opportunity employer.