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AGO Opinions with Topic: RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
AGO 1960 No. 140 >  September 2, 1960
CITIES AND TOWNS - CIVIL SERVICE APPOINTMENT - POLICE OR FIRE DEPARTMENTS - RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
CITIES AND TOWNS - CIVIL SERVICE APPOINTMENT - POLICE OR FIRE DEPARTMENTS - RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT A person is not eligible for appointment to a civil service position in the police or fire department under RCW 41.08.070 or 41.12.070 unless he has been a resident of the city for one year prior to taking the civil service examination, even though he may have been a resident for one year at the time a vacancy occurs in the classified service.  A person is eligible for appointment to a civil service position in the police or fire department even though he is not a resident of the city at the time a vacancy occurs in the classified service unless the city has by ordinance established residential qualifications.
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