The Human Resources Department not only recruits employees, but creates an environment which attracts, retains and develops capable staff so operating departments can provide the highest quality City services.

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Why work for the City of Shoreline?

Place to live
Shoreline is a great place to live and work. You can learn more at About Shoreline or at SurprisedbyShoreline.com. The City’s vision is that “Shoreline is a thriving, friendly city where people of all ages, cultures, and economic backgrounds love to live, work, and play, and most of all, call home.”

Place to work
Our mission is to fulfill the community’s vision through highly valued public service. Our employees work relentlessly to achieve organizational goals while embracing the City’s values. City Mission, Values, and Goals

The work-life balance is one of our employees’ priorities, and the City leadership supports choices that will maintain high satisfaction of our productive workforce.  Our employees are happy and creative, fun-loving team players, unstoppable in achieving organizational goals!  

The City allocates two tiers of generous monthly allotments to regular employees to buy benefits. The coverage extends to dependents, including domestic partners.  Benefits include insurance packets, retirement plans, Flex plans, employee assistance program.   Other benefits include wellness program, paid and unpaid leave, Orca card, telecommuting, flexible work schedule, educational reimbursement program, free parking, and access to the City recreational facilities.

How do I apply for a job?

Applicants must apply online by selecting the position on the Jobs page and clicking on the "Apply" link. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. To request an accommodation, please call (206) 801-2243.