Commissioner James W. Martin
James W. Martin was appointed to the State Civil Service Commission by Governor Mark Schweiker and confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate on November 27, 2002. Mr. Martin was renominated to serve a second term by Governor Edward G. Rendell on April 10, 2008 and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate on June 9, 2008.
Prior to his appointment to the Commission, Commissioner Martin served as Deputy Secretary for Property Management with the Department of General Services (DGS). Commissioner Martin entered state government in 1995, when he joined DGS as Director of the Bureau of Vehicle Management.
Commissioner Martin served as a teacher for 10 years in the Steelton-Highspire School District and member of the Steelton-Highspire School Board. In 1999, Commissioner Martin became the first recipient of the statewide William S. Vincent Award for Excellence in Support of Public Schools, presented by the Pennsylvania School Study Council at Penn State, while serving as school board president.
Commissioner Martin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Shippensburg University.