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Hiring Process for Professional Staff

Hiring Process for Professional Staff

We use a Civil Service hiring process for professional (i.e., non-deputy) positions. This includes positions that have a limited commission.

The Civil Service hiring process may be unlike the selection processes you've participated in for other jobs. Although the process will be slightly different depending on the job you apply for, this description should help you understand what to expect in general. The application packet for the job should have more information, or you can contact the King County Civil Service directly at (206) 477-7279.

Step One

Create an on-line user account and submit an application packet for the desired job.

Step Two

The application and self-screening questionnaire are reviewed. The supplemental questions (if applicable) are evaluated to determine how closely your qualifications meet the needs of the position.

Step Three

All applicants will be notified via email when your application is received and as it advances through the process. The most qualified candidates will move on for additional testing. This testing may consist of either technical testing, an oral board interview, or both. Candidates are able to log on to their user account at any time to see where they are in the process.

Step Four

After all testing is complete, the scores are compiled and a Civil Service Eligibility list is developed. Any current and future openings will be filled from this list for up to one year.

Step Five

Top candidates are then required to pass a thorough background investigation, including a polygraph examination

Step Six

The top three candidates are interviewed by the appropriate manager/supervisor and one is selected for the position.