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Become A Commissioner

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Working As A Commissioner

  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $83,480

    Average Salary

What Does A Commissioner Do At King County Washington

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* Tempore_Ex Parte Commissioners hear matters in the Ex Parte Department, including but not limited to the following issues:
* Guardianship
* Trusts
* Probate
* Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution (TEDRA) matters
* Commercial and residential unlawful detainers
* Civil Temporary Restraining Orders
* Receivership and foreclosure
* Debt collection
* Temporary custody/restraining orders in Family Law matters
* Temporary Domestic Violence, Anti
* Harassment, Anti
* Stalking and Sexual Assault Protection Orders
* Adoption of children and adults and other orders relating to adoption petitions
* Ex Parte and uncontested civil matters of any nature, subject to local rule
* Family Law matters under RCW 26
* including dissolutions of marriage and legal separations for uncontested cases
* Other matters as assigned by the Presiding Judge
* Involuntary Treatment Act:**_Pro
* Tempore_Involuntary Treatment Act Commissioners preside over contested hearings under the Involuntary Treatment Act to determine if there is a legal and factual basis to order the involuntary commitment of individuals for psychiatric treatment under RCW 71
* and 71

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How To Become A Commissioner

Public relations and fundraising managers need at least a bachelor’s degree, and some positions may require a master’s degree. Many years of related work experience are also necessary.


For public relations and fundraising management positions, a bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, English, fundraising, or journalism is generally required. However, some employers prefer a master’s degree, particularly in public relations, journalism, fundraising, or nonprofit management.

Courses in advertising, business administration, public affairs, public speaking, and creative and technical writing can be helpful.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not mandatory, public relations managers can get certified through the Public Relations Society of America. Candidates qualify based on years of experience and must pass an exam to become certified.

The International Association of Business Communicators offers a credential to demonstrate a level of knowledge and expertise.

The Certified Fund Raising Executive program, offered by CFRE International, is voluntary, but fundraisers who pursue certification demonstrate a level of professional competency to prospective employers. Candidates are required to have 5 years of work experience in fundraising and have 80 hours of continuing education through conference attendance and classroom instruction to qualify. Fundraisers must apply for renewal every 3 years to keep their certification valid.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Public relations and fundraising managers must have several years of experience in a related or entry-level position, such as a public relations specialist or fundraiser.

Lower level management positions may require only a few years of experience, whereas directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Managers deal with the public regularly; therefore, they must be friendly enough to build rapport and receive cooperation from their media contacts and donors.

Leadership skills. Public relations and fundraising managers often lead large teams of specialists or fundraisers and must be able to guide their activities.

Organizational skills. Public relations and fundraising managers are often in charge of running several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills.

Problem-solving skills. Managers sometimes must explain how the company or client is handling sensitive issues. They must use good judgment in what they report and how they report it.

Speaking skills. Public relations and fundraising managers regularly speak on behalf of their organization. When doing so, they must be able to explain the organization’s position clearly.

Writing skills. Managers must be able to write well-organized and clear press releases and speeches. They must be able to grasp the key messages they want to get across and write them succinctly in order to keep the attention of busy readers or listeners.

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Commissioner Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Arabic

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Russian

  • Hindi

  • Korean

  • Armenian

  • Urdu

  • Dutch

  • Carrier

  • Amharic

  • Czech

  • Dakota

  • Marshallese

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Top Skills for A Commissioner


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Top Commissioner Skills

  1. Public Policy
  2. Public Safety
  3. Personnel
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Resolved issues related to traffic laws, zoning variances, business and liquor licenses and other aspects of public policy.
  • Oversee all activities in county government including annual budget, taxation,public transportation, public safety and employee relations.
  • Administered all boxing personnel working requirements.
  • Provided oversight of 58 special services districts capacity to provide services within jurisdictional boundaries.
  • Prepared financial analyses relating to current and historical ticket pricing across the league.

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