Employment Information

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The City of SeaTac was incorporated in February 1990 as a Non-Charter Code City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City has approximately 110 regular full-time employees, divided into nine administrative departments, that provide a full range of municipal services. SeaTac citizens are actively involved in their local government as members of numerous citizen advisory committees.

The City of SeaTac is unlike any other city of its size in the State of Washington. It has the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, run by the Port of Seattle, located completely within the City's borders, a large business community, and the second largest concentration of hotel and motel rooms in the state. More than 170,000 people work in or travel through the City each day.

Work at the City is fast-paced and varied. City employees are committed, hard-working professionals, energized by the many challenges of a growing and changing urban locale. 

The City prides itself on its collaborative working relationship with its employees and union. Information is openly shared. Opinions are sought, considered and evaluated on their merits. The City seeks to provide an environment where everyone is treated as a valued and respected member of the team.

We are pleased that you are considering employment with the City of SeaTac. The City's Employee Handbook is a good source of commonly sought after employment information.

Filing of Applications
Applications for employment with the City of SeaTac are accepted online only when a vacancy exists and only during the open recruitment period specified on the job announcement.

Your completed City application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date specified on the job announcement, unless otherwise indicated, to be considered. Resumes alone are not sufficient for consideration, but may be included with the application.

The quality and completeness of the information that you provide on the application form will determine whether or not you are called for an interview. You must complete the application form in its entirety to be considered for a position. Incomplete answers or "see resume" may cause your application to be excluded from consideration.

Applicants may be tested to measure their ability to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying. Tests that measure one's knowledge, skills, physical abilities and/or medical condition may be required. A drug screen is required for all safety-sensitive positions. Scores from these tests determine whether a candidate continues in the selection process.

Persons selected for interview will be notified by email or telephone. All applicants who are interviewed will be notified of the results of the interview by letter via email or mail if not selected for a second interview or hire. Please provide the City seventy-two (72) hours advance notice if you need special accommodation during the selections process. The City endeavors to reasonably accommodate everyone.

Not Selected
No formal notification will be sent by the City to applicants not selected for an interview. We encourage you to check the status of your application online in the NeoGov applicant account you created in order to apply. 

Hours of Work 

City Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individual departments or

divisions may establish flexible work schedules to meet seasonal workloads and user group needs. Some positions may require weekend, holiday or overtime work.

Salary Increases
Normally new employees are paid at the first step of the salary range for their position. Employees are eligible for step increases at the end of their probationary periods and annually thereafter conditioned on acceptable performance. The City may provide annual cost-of-living salary increases.

Union Affiliation
All non-supervisory and/or non-confidential City positions require union membership.

Career Opportunities
The City encourages and supports career development for its employees and, when possible, seeks to promote qualified employees.

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