March 2020: Please note that the majority of our hiring has been paused as the City responds to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Working for the City of Bainbridge Island
Our employees are the most important asset in preserving and enhancing the special character of Bainbridge Island, and in responding to the community’s needs. The City provides competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities.
The City is comprised of the following functions/departments:
- Finance and Administrative Services
- Municipal Court
- Planning and Community Development
- Public Safety
- Public Works
A healthy Bainbridge Island, now and for future generations.
Serve and respond with skill, trust, and care.
- Stewardship - we manage our resources with intention.
- Professionalism - we bring knowledge to our work and energy to new challenges.
- Connection - respect and communication are central to our success.
- Balance - personal well-being improves our work and makes our organization strong.
Please review our current vacancies, and be sure to sign up to receive notifications for future opportunities.
If a position is advertised in our current vacancies, it is open for application.
Filing of Applications
Applications for employment with the City of Bainbridge Island are accepted only when a vacancy arises and only during the recruitment period advertised. Resumes or letters of interest which are not accompanied by an application will not be considered. Answers to supplemental questions may be required as specified in the job advertisement.
To be considered, your completed application must be received by the closing date specified in the job advertisement, unless otherwise indicated. If a position is open until filled, applications submitted after any priority application date may not be reviewed.
Please read and follow the application instructions. The quality and completeness of your application will determine whether or not you are considered for employment.
Applicants may be tested to measure their ability to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying. Tests that measure an applicant’s knowledge, skills, physical abilities, and/or medical conditions 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.
Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by email or telephone. All applicants who are interviewed will be notified of the results of the interview by email or regular mail if not selected for an additional interview or hire. Applicants who are not selected for interviews will be notified by email or regular mail.
Please provide the city with a 72-hour advance notice if you need special accommodation during the interview process. It is the city’s intent to reasonably accommodate all applicants.
Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any change in address, telephone number, or email address.
To learn of future opportunities, sign up to receive vacancy announcements via email.
The City of Bainbridge Island is an equal opportunity employer. All employees and candidates for employment will be recruited, selected, trained, promoted, compensated and, if necessary, disciplined or terminated without regard to sex/gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, color, marital status, veteran status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law.
The City of Bainbridge Island fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statues in all programs and activities. Those requiring disability accommodations should contact the City Clerk via email or at 206-842-2545.
Veteran and Military Support
The City’s Police Officer training program is approved for on-the-job training benefits for veterans and other eligible people. For more information about GI Bill benefits while in training, visit the federal Veterans Affairs website.
The City of Bainbridge Island supports Guard and Reserve member (PDF) employees.