Civil Service Application Processes
The Puyallup Civil Service Commission approves and oversees the City of Puyallup's testing of Police Officer and Corrections
You may apply for Entry-Level Police Officer, Reserve Police Officer and Entry-Level Corrections Officer positions by going to the Public Safety Testing website and selecting the City of Puyallup when submitting your application materials.
You may apply for Lateral (Experienced) Police Officer and Lateral (Experienced) Corrections Officer positions by going to the city's Career Opportunities webpage.
Human Resources conducts competitive testing processes for civil service positions as needed.
If you need more information please contact Katie Ortega, Civil Service Chief Examiner, at 253-841-5460 or by email.
For Lateral (Experienced) Police Officer & Lateral (Experienced) Corrections Officer, applications are accepted on a continuous basis and kept on file for testing to take place as the need arises. Application packets received are screened for eligibility to participate in the examination process and scored according to predetermined rating criteria.
Those candidates receiving the highest scores on his/her application packet are invited to compete in the examination process. The City of Puyallup reserves the right to schedule examinations as necessary. Applications are kept on file until examinations are scheduled. Finalists are notified in advance of examination dates.
Veteran's Scoring Criteria
In accordance with RCW 41.04.010, certain veterans are eligible for Veteran's Scoring Criteria for some positions at the City of Puyallup. If the selection process does not include a competitive examination process then Veteran's Scoring Criteria is not recorded. Applicants requesting Veteran's Scoring Criteria must attach a DD-214 to their application packet as proof of eligibility. For the definition of a veteran for purposes of Veteran's Scoring Criteria eligibility, please refer to RCW 41.04.007.
Civil Service Positions
Entry Level Police Officer
Lateral Entry (Experienced) Police Officer
Entry Level Corrections Officer
Lateral Entry (Experienced) Corrections Officer
Reserve Police Officers
Civil Service Chief Examiner
Email Katie Ortega