Civil Service Commission


  • 5:00 pm
  • As called
  • Law and Justice Center
    401 Homer St.
    Sunnyside, WA 98944

Staff Liason

Victoria Hernandez, Secretary/Chief Examiner
818 E. Edison Ave.
Sunnyside, WA 98944
Ph: (509) 836-6388
Fx: (509) 837-3294


  • Ron Hochhalter, Chair, February 2018
  • Ron  Price, April 2018
  • Vacant

Commission Responsibilities

Civil service helps assure that firefighters and law enforcement officers are recruited through open competition, hired and promoted on the basis of merit, and are demoted, suspended, removed from office, or discharged only for cause.

For Washington's cities and towns, civil service is established for firefighters by Chapter 41.08 RCW and Chapter 2.28 of the Sunnyside Municipal Code and by Chapter 41.12 RCW and Chapter 2.20.060 of the Sunnyside Municipal Code for police.


Seeking Citizen Volunteers for Boards & Commissions

The City of Sunnyside is accepting applications from citizen volunteers to fill a vacant position on the Sunnyside Civil Service Commission, as established by SMC 2.20 and 2.28:

  • Civil Service Commission (1 vacancy)              

The Sunnyside Civil Service Commission consists of three members appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council for six-year terms. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Law and Justice Center, 401 Homer Street, Sunnyside, WA.

Applications and information for this unpaid position are available online at (Council & Commissions page), in the Clerk’s Office, City Hall 818 E. Edison Avenue, or by emailing the City Clerk at

Applications will be accepted until the vacancy has been filled. First review of applications will occur on November 1, 2019. Applicants are encourages to apply early.