Civil Service Commission

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The County operates under a Civil Service System based on the principle of employment and promotion on a merit basis for the purpose of obtaining the highest efficiency and assuring the best qualified persons shall be employed in the service of the County.

The Civil Service Commission oversees the County's personnel system, including classification, rules and processes for recruitment and examination, and seniority and layoff, and hears appeals of application disqualifications, examinations and disciplinary actions.

The 5-member Civil Service Commission is appointed by the Board of Supervisors with a Commissioner representing each of the 5 supervisorial districts.

 Arthur Scott Ward
 District 1
 August 2018
 January 2021
 Terry Poplawski
 District 2
 December 1999
 January 2021
 Ron Orenstein
 District 3
 February 2007
 January 2019
 Ginny Feth-Michel
 District 4
 June 2013
 January 2021
 Marilyn J. Harden
 District 5
 February 2010
 July 2022

If you are interested in a seat on a County of Mendocino Board or Commission, please visit the Boards and Commissions section of the Board of Supervisors' page.


The Civil Service Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month.


Civil Service Rules:

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