Civil Service

Civil Service Testing

Civil Service Testing and Application Process: The Puyallup Civil Service Commission approves and oversees the City of Puyallup's testing of Police Officer, and Corrections Officer positions. You may apply for Entry-Level, Lateral-Entry (experienced), and Reserve Police Officer positions by going to the Public Safety Testing website and selecting the City of Puyallup when submitting your application materials.

Human Resources conducts competitive testing processes for civil service positions as needed.

If you need more information please contact Katie Ortega at 253-841-5460 or by email.
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List of Civil Service Positions

Lateral-Entry Police Officer & Lateral-Entry Corrections Officer
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for Lateral-Entry Police Officer 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. Human Resources Manager Katie Ortega facilitates these processes.

Civil Service Positions


Entry Level Police Officer
Lateral Entry Police Officer


Entry Level Corrections Officer
Lateral Entry Corrections Officer

Reserve Officers

Reserve Officer

Civil Service Chief Examiner

Katie Ortega
Email Katie Ortega
Phone: 253-841-5460