Human Resources


Kennewick and the Tri-City area is Washington's best kept secret: centrally located between the major metropolitan areas of Spokane and Seattle, it is the 29th fastest growing area in the United States and 5th in Washington State. 300 days of sunshine, outdoor recreational opportunities, fine arts and wineries, and low cost of living make Kennewick an exceptional place to work, live and play.

City Staff

The City of Kennewick employs approximately 365 employees in seven primary departments: Police, Fire, Municipal Services, Employee and Community Services (including Human Resources), Support Services, City Attorney and City Manager.


Human Resources supports the City's mission, values and strategic objectives by helping to attract, retain and motivate effective, customer oriented employees who embody individual accountability, integrity, stewardship of public resources, effective communication and inclusiveness.

Competitive Benefits

The City offers competitive pay and excellent benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, deferred compensation plans, retirement plan (PERS), sick leave, vacation, and flex / compressed work schedules.
Non-Contract Salary Schedule
  1. Current Job Opportunities

    Current Job Opportunities

    View a listing of all city jobs currently open for recruitment.

  2. Police Employment

    Police Employment

    Learn about employment opportunities with the Kennewick Police Department.

  3. Fire Employment

    Fire Employment

    Learn how to apply for a job as a fire fighter.

  4. Current Labor Contracts

    Current Labor Contracts

    Review documents outlining current labor contracts in your community.

  5. Job Descriptions

    Job Descriptions

    Browse a complete listing of all job descriptions in the City of Kennewick.

  6. Employment Resources

    Employment Resources

    Explore the numerous resources available on the State of Washington website.