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Posted on: October 15, 2019

City seeks volunteers for Civil Service Commission, Salary Commission


The City of Bainbridge Island is looking for volunteers to serve on the Civil Service Commission and Salary Commission.

Applications for both Commissions are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Interviews will be held in late November and/or early December.

If you have questions about the openings, please contact Human Resources Analyst Eileen McSherry at 780-8632 or by email at

Please see below for more details on the openings.

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission oversees the hiring processes for the Police Department. This includes entry level and promotional testing, adoption of rules and regulations, and hearing appeals and complaints.

Commissioners are appointed by the City Manager and serve four-year terms. The Civil Service Commission is made up of five appointed Commissioners and one Chief Examiner; there are three positions to be filled beginning in January 2020.

A member of the Commission must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Bainbridge Island, and an elector of Kitsap County.

The Commission meets at 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at City Hall.

Click here for more information on the Civil Service Commission and to complete the online application.

Salary Commission

The City is looking for seven volunteers to serve on the Salary Commission to help determine how much members of the City Council should be paid.

City Council salary data was last reviewed in 2009. Beginning this year, a new salary commission will be appointed every seven years to perform a salary review. Currently, Council members receive $1,000 per month. The Council member selected to be Mayor receives $1,250 in recognition of additional duties assigned to the position.

Members of this Commission will be appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council.

Commissioners will serve for approximately 120 days, during which time the group will meet as needed. The meetings are open to the public and subject to the Open Public Meetings Act.

A member of the Commission may not include a City employee or official, or an immediate family member of a City employee or official. An “immediate family member” means the parents, spouse, siblings, children, or dependent relatives of a City employee or official.

Click here for more information about the Salary Commission and to complete the online application.


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