Jobs at the City of Tacoma
Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process, or those needing a job announcement in another format may call (800) 833-6384 or TTY Relay 711 or (800) 833-6388. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Tacoma will provide reasonable accommodations for testing to applicants with disabilities, if requested. A written request that includes the accommodation needed is required at time of application.
The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age (over 40), marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation (including gender identity), or any other basis prohibited by federal, state and local laws.
Applications must be filled out completely and accurately and show clearly that the employment standards listed on the job announcement are satisfied. Information provided is subject to verification. You are responsible for the truth of all statements in your application. Misrepresentation, incomplete or inaccurate entries may result in applicant disqualification, removal from the employment list or discharge from City service. It is your responsibility to notify us immediately of any address change so that your record may be updated.
Exam Results Notification: You will be notified electronically of the results of your examination. You must pass the exam process in order to be considered for interview and/or hire.
An Eligible List containing the names of all qualified candidates will be compiled for classified positions according to scores received in the examination process. A certification list, containing the top names of the eligible candidates, is sent to each department with a vacancy. An eligible candidate not selected may remain on the list and be certified to other vacancies as they occur.
Employment requirements may include satisfactory completion of: a City-paid medical exam by a City designated physician based upon job-related physical standards; fingerprints; and a police record check. Designated positions require a psychological evaluation, polygraph test, drug screen, and a background investigation. Click here to view the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (June 2003). Some positions are covered by the Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug & Alcohol Testing Program. Click here to view the Employee Rights and Responsibilities under FMLA poster.
A probationary period must be satisfactorily completed for all classified positions. The probationary period is regarded as a continuation of the testing process, during which time an employee may be rejected at any time without cause and without the right of appeal.
Veteran's Preference: Pursuant to state law, special credit will be added to passing scores of qualified veterans who have submitted the appropriate documentation as the time of application (DD Form 214, Member copy 4). Click here to view the USERRA poster.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if you are selected for employment with the City of Tacoma, you will be required to provide proof of identity and work eligibility within three business days from your date of hire.
747 Market Street Room 1336
Tacoma, WA 98402-3764
Deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled persons may contact us through
Washington Relay Services
1-800-833-6388 (TTY or ASCII) 1-800-833-6386 (VCO) or 1-877-833-6341 (STS)