News & Updates


The Seattle City Council is seeking candidates interested in serving as a civil service commissioner beginning in 2024. Qualified candidates are invested in consistent and fair administration of the City's employment systems and ensuring that employees understand their rights and can access civil service processes. This position relates to the City's civilian civil service (not public safety) system, as authorized by City Charter.

Candidates with an employment law background, familiarity with City of Seattle's public safety civil service system and/or Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative are encouraged to apply. The CSC meets monthly, and conducts hearings as needed. Commissioners receive a stipend for their work ($200/pay period). Retired and former employees are encouraged to apply, current employees are not eligible for appointment for this seat on the Civil service Commission.

More information can be found in the position posting, or by emailing with your questions or contact information for further discussion.


In-person appeal filing is not available at this time.

To file a civil service appeal, email it to the CSC at More info on filing appeals here. 

Civil Service Commission

Andrea Scheele, Executive Director
Address: 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1670, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 233-7118
Phone Alt: (206) 437-5425
Fax: (206) 684-0755

The Commission is a three member, impartial, quasi-judicial body.