Chapter 2.14


2.14.010    Established.

2.14.020    Composition.

2.14.030    Powers and duties.

2.14.040    Existing employees.

2.14.050    Secretary and chief examiner.

*    Statutory authority relating to the establishment of a civil service commission, see RCW 41.12.030.

2.14.010 Established.

Pursuant to the authority conferred by Chapter 41.08 RCW, there is created a civil service commission to substantially accomplish exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties established by state law relative to the selection, appointment and employment in the fire department of the city, including the fire chief. [Ord. 910 § 1, 1981.]

2.14.020 Composition.

Such commission shall be composed of three members who shall be appointed by the mayor and who shall serve without compensation. Such commission shall have the qualifications prescribed by RCW 41.08.030. [Ord. 910 § 2, 1981.]

2.14.030 Powers and duties.

Such commission, upon appointment, qualification and organization, shall hold meetings, adopt rules and regulations, perform duties and exercise powers in compliance with Chapter 41.08 RCW. [Ord. 910 § 3, 1981.]

2.14.040 Existing employees.

Any full-time, permanent employees of the fire department of the city who, upon the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, have been employed in a specific position for the immediately preceding six months in compliance with RCW 41.08.060 shall receive a permanent appointment to said position. Such appointment shall not be subject to any additional probationary period and shall be as equally permanent as any subsequent permanent appointment made under civil service after examination and investigation. [Ord. 910 § 4, 1981.]

2.14.050 Secretary and chief examiner.

The commission shall appoint a secretary and chief examiner, who shall keep the records of the commission, preserve all reports made to it, superintend and keep a record of all examinations held under its direction, and perform such other duties as the commission may prescribe. The secretary and chief examiner shall be appointed as a result of competitive examination, which examination shall be open to all qualified persons as the commission may decide. The secretary and chief examiner may be subject to suspension, reduction or discharge in the same manner and subject to the same limitations as are provided in the case of members of the fire department. [Ord. 1558 § 1, 2016.]