Human Resources

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:

Leadership Philosophy

The City of Bainbridge Island affirms that each employee plays an integral role in increasing the effectiveness of the organization and, as such, is vital to the City’s success. Staff is empowered to reach personal and organizational goals through:
  • Collaboration
  • Ownership of organizational success
  • Build trust at all levels
  • Innovative practices

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Please review our current vacancies, and be sure to sign up to receive notifications for future opportunities.

Filing of Applications

Applications for employment with the City of Bainbridge Island are accepted only when a vacancy arises and only during the open 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.

Special Accommodations

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.

Vacancy Notifications

To learn of future opportunities, sign up to receive vacancy announcements via email.

Equal Opportunity

The City of Bainbridge Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran's status, or any other basis protected by applicable discrimination laws.

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 at 206.842.2545.


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 VA website.

The City of Bainbridge Island supports
Guard and Reserve member employees.