Civil Service Commission

Current Certified Lists

Fire:  Firefighter-EMT
Fire:  Firefighter-Paramedic

Police:  Entry Level Officer
Police:  In-State Lateral Officer

Promotional Exams
Fire:  Administrative Captain/Deputy Fire Marshal
Fire:  Battalion Chief
Fire:  Captain
Police:  Sergeant


Regular Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • Kennewick City Hall
    210 W 6th Avenue
    Columbia Conference Room
    Kennewick, WA 99336


  • Ron Mabry (term expires 2019)
  • Mike Rader (term expires 2018)
  • Sandi Strawn (term expires 2017)


The Civil Service Commission is a three-member body appointed by the City Manager to administer provisions of the State Civil Service Act. These provisions regard the recruitment, testing, and establishment of eligibility lists for hiring employees of the City's Police and Fire Departments. In addition, the Commission has authority to hear and decide cases involving the appeal of disciplinary actions such as suspension, demotion, and discharge of classified personnel.