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From recruiting to retirement, we serve our employees by empowering them to bring their best to work for the City of Lynnwood. Our HR team embraces the following values:

  • Service - We are accessible and considerate, responsive and authentic, professional and consistent, communicative and efficient in positively supporting the City of Lynnwood's priority to 'nurture operational and organizational excellence'.
  • Collaboration - We work together, listen to each other, and share our expertise to deliver exceptional outcomes and accomplish the goals of the City. 
  • Respect - We value diversity and treat ALL equitable, fairly, and with dignity. 
  • Welcoming - We provide all a safe and inclusive environment where people, values, and ideas are honored in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

How to Apply

An online job application must be submitted for you to be considered for an open position. The City does not accept emailed or paper applications or resumes. 

Follow the link below to view all current open positions. Please note, if none are listed, there are no openings at this time.  

If there are openings, you can apply by clicking on the job title you are interested in and click on "Apply" in the top right of the window. If this is the first time you have applied for a job with the City of Lynnwood, you will need to create an account with a Username and Password. 

Current Open Positions

Lynnwood Police Careers

Prior to applying for Entry Police Officer or Custody Officer positions with the City of Lynnwood, applicants must first pass the appropriate written and physical abilities testing process with Public Safety Testing. Once an applicant has successfully passed the appropriate testing process with Public Safety Testing, their test scores will be forwarded to the City of Lynnwood and only those applicants will be eligible to apply for Entry Police Officer positions as they become available.

Lynnwood Police Careers  

Job Interest Cards 

Didn't see a job opening that matched with your work experience? Fill out a job interest card. When an opening becomes available in a department or specific job title of your choosing, the City will email you a notification that recruitment for that job has opened. 

Job Interest Card

All current job descriptions can be found here:

Job Descriptions

Working for the City of Lynnwood offers many outstanding perks!  The work is rewarding, you have an opportunity to serve your community, and you will have access to a comprehensive and generous benefits plan.  The City's benefit program includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as life insurance and long-term disability coverage for employees.  Spouse/domestic partner and dependents can be covered for reasonable additional premiums. 

We also offer excellent paid leave, including vacation, 13 holidays per year, and sick leave. 

City employees participate in the Washington State Retirement System through joint contributions from the City and the employee.  Employees are also able to elect the following voluntary benefits: a Flex Spending Account (FSA), a Health Savings Account (HSA), as well as a 457(b) deferred compensation plan. 

When it comes to benefits, we have got you covered! 

2024 Benefit Guide(PDF, 11MB)

Department Responsibilities and Services include:

  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Classification and Compensation
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Training and Development
  • Employment Policy Administration
  • Civil Service
  • Safety