Civil Service Commission

About Civil Service


Fife City Hall
5411 23rd St. E.


Monday – Friday
8:30AM – 5:00PM

Civil Service is charged with the recruitment, testing, hiring, and promotion of all Fife Police Department employees under Chapter 41.12 RCW.

The City Manager appoints three residents of the City of Fife to serve on the Civil Service Commission. Each commissioner serves a six year term without compensation and may not hold any salaried public office or engage in City employment during his or her term. Commissioners’ terms do not run consecutively. Only two commissioners of the same political party are allowed. The Commission appoints a secretary/Chief Examiner who: attends all Commission meetings; maintains and certifies minutes and records; prepares and maintains a complete record of each examination for submittal to the Commission; and performs other functions as assigned.

Civil Service Positions

The following positions in the City of Fife Police Department are covered by Civil Service Rules:

  1. Police Officer
  2. Police Officer – Enhanced (1yr exp) and Lateral (2 yr exp)
  3. Police Sergeant
  4. Police Captain
  5. Detective
  6. Communications/ Records Officer
  7. Police Clerk
  8. Evidence Technician
  9. Police Service Specialist

Civil Service Staff


Jay Marks
Kory Edwards

Interim Civil Service Secretary/Chief Examiner:

Melissa Pattee
Phone: (253) 896-8651

Meeting Minutes

Additional Resources

For a copy of the Civil Service Rules, click here.
For a copy of the Civil Service FMC rules, click here.
Meeting agendas and minutes
Application for commission here.

The City of Fife is an equal opportunityā€ˇ employer.