Entry-Level As vacancies arise, entry-level applicants will be contacted to partake in an oral board interview. An oral board panel consists of several officers, a supervisor and a members of the Tukwila community. Applicants who pass the oral board phase of testing are placed on the Civil Service Eligibility list which allows them to proceed to the next stages of testing (based on staffing needs). The Civil Service Eligibility list is good for 12-months from the date of placement on the list.
Lateral Entry Upon completion of the in-house written exam, lateral applicants are invited to participate in the Chief’s Interview phase of the hiring process. The interview panel consists of the Chief and Deputy Chief (or Commander) and a member of the Tukwila community.