Human Resources

The Human Resources department seeks to achieve the mission and goals of the City government and residents by hiring and retaining the most qualified employees to serve the growing needs of our community.


Human Resources is responsible for the following:

  • Administration of the City’s policies and procedures
  • Recruitment, selection, retention, and training of employees
  • Employee relations
  • Maintenance of classification and compensation
  • The Employee Benefits Programs
  • The Employee Wellness Program


Communications and Marketing Specialist 

$93,720 to $105,480/year, plus generous benefits 

Position Profile

Detailed Job Description
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Supplemental Questionnaire

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Open Until Filled

First Review:   Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The city of Stanwood is an equal-opportunity employer.

Application Process

Please review the information carefully to ensure you meet the qualifications before applying. Applications must include all required attachments and be filled out completely, even if you’re attaching a resume. Please note that most correspondence will be via email. Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your application.

Hiring Process

Below is a generalized description of the hiring process:

  • Applications are accepted for posted positions only.
  • The application review team selects the most qualified applicants and interviews are scheduled. Job-related testing may be required. 
  • A candidate is selected and extended an offer of employment.
  • Applicants not selected will be notified by email that the position has been filled.

In most cases, a few weeks may pass between the closing date of a position and the interview or examination. Some positions generate significant numbers of applications so timeframes are approximate. We ask that you please be patient during this important process. The City is dedicated to thoroughly reviewing and considering all applications.

Background Checks

A background check will be conducted prior to employment.

If you have questions about employment, an application, or a job announcement, please email Human Resources or call at 360-454-5221.

e Human Resources Department works to provide administrative support and strategic advice to City employees, managers, the Mayor, and the City Council in the areas of labor relations, employee relations, benefits, staffing, payroll, wellness, and safety. The department is also charged with ensuring that the City complies with all federal and state employment laws as well as the policies outlined in the Stanwood Municipal Code, union collective bargaining agreements, and the City’s Personnel Policy (PDF).


The City of Stanwood does not accept unsolicited resumes or application packets for positions that are not currently listed or advertised. An application, completed in its entirety, must be submitted in order for you to be considered for an open position. 

Current Openings

Associate Planner
$65,016 to $75,744 annually, plus excellent benefits  
Position Profile
Detailed Job Description
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Closes:  Monday, September 13, 2021

Senior Planner
$82,704 to $93,084 annually, plus excellent benefits
Position Profile
Full Job Description
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Download Application (PDF)
Open Until Filled 

Seasonal Public Works Maintenance Worker
$17.00 to $20.00 per hour DOE
Job Description
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Download Application (PDF)
Open Until Filled 



City employees receive:

  • Competitive wages
  • Enrollment in the Washington Public Employee Retirement System
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage as part of the Association of Washington Cities Benefit Trust or the Teamsters Welfare Trust
  • An optional 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan