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Job Opportunities at the City of Tacoma 

Picture yourself doing meaningful, challenging work while reaching your full career potential. Come work for the City of Tacoma and take your career to new heights! 


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Why Work for Local Government? 



Why You Should Work for the City of Tacoma

The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shores of Commencement Bay and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking & biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo and aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula.

We provide excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities.



We Offer a Flexible Telework Program

Come work for an organization that has embraced a new way forward in service delivery. While many of our positions require work in the field – like those in public safety, utilities or public works for example – we also have a number of positions that lend themselves to telework.



Unmatched Benefits and Retirement Programs

Come work for the City of Tacoma to build your secure financial future through our unmatched benefits and retirement programs.



Professional Development Opportunities Through Our Core Conversations Program

Come work for an organization that replaced its traditional annual performance management system with core conversations held throughout the year. Build meaningful relationships with your supervisor as you reach your career potential faster than you ever thought possible!



Equitable Hiring Process

Come work for the City of Tacoma that cares enough to create an equitable hiring process for all.



Visit our Application Process and Tips web page for additional information about applying for a position with us.  


Contact Information

You can reach our Human Resources department by calling (253) 591-5400 or fax (253) 591-5793. The address is: 747 Market Street, Room 1336, Tacoma, WA 98402.