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City of Puyallup

Civil Service Testing

Civil Service Testing – The Puyallup Civil Service Commission approves and oversees the City of Puyallup's testing of Police Officer, and Corrections Officer positions. Application for Civil Service positions are only accepted during an open recruitment process and will be listed on our Current Employment Opportunities page.

As needed, Human Resources conducts competetive testing processes for civil-service positions.


List of Civil Service Positions

Lateral Police Officer and Lateral 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.  

Civil Service Positions


Entry - Level Police Officer

Lateral - Entry Police Officer

Entry - Level Corrections Officer

Lateral - Entry Corrections Officer