Human Resources

Under the direction of the Deputy City Manager, the Human Resources (HR) Division provides information, assistance, and direction to management and employees in a variety of HR functions including:

  • Compensation and benefits administration
  • Ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures, labor contracts and employment laws
  • Labor relations
  • Orientation
  • Recruitment
  • Selection

Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of University Place. The City aims to recruit, employ and retain the most qualified employees.


Applications are only accepted when the City is actively recruiting for a position. Employment openings are generally advertised in the newspaper and City Website. The job announcement will detail what documents are required to be submitted when applying for a position. The application (PDF) and all application materials must be received by 4 p.m. on the closing date.

The Human Resources Department is located at:

City Hall
3609 Market Place West
Suite 200
University Place, WA 98466-4488

Please email employment questions to Human Resources or call 253.566.5656.

Apply By Email

The General Application for Employment (PDF) is an interactive form that may be filled in by tabbing through the fields. If you would like to submit your application materials by email, save the form as a new file and email it to Human Resources.

Current Opportunities

The packets are in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, you can download it from the Adobe Acrobat page.

Seasonal Maintenance Workers

Landscape Maintenance Technician

Fire Department Employment Opportunities
Fire services are provided by West Pierce Fire and Rescue. Please contact their office at 253.564.1623 for information regarding employment with their department.

Police Department Employment Opportunities
The City contracts with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Please contact their office at 253.798.7480 for information regarding employment with their department.