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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Auburn. The City of Auburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The following information is provided to assist you in understanding our employment process.

Job Announcement

For each position advertised, a job announcement is provided. It is important that you review the job announcement carefully to see that you meet the minimum qualification before completing the application packet. The City of Auburn generally opens new positions on Fridays.

Employment Application

The City of Auburn has moved to an online application process. A completed online application is required to be considered for any City job opening. It is important that you review the application carefully. An incomplete application may disqualify you. The City accepts applications for open positions only. If you apply for more than one job opening, a separate application is required for each.

Resumes and Other Attachments

We encourage applicants to attach resumes or other information that will assist us in the review and selection process. However, you must complete the requested information in the application packet, even if it duplicates your resume or work history.

Interviews and Testing

Every effort is made to notify applicants selected for an interview within one week of the closing date. Exceptions to this may occur from time to time. As interviews are set up, you will be notified of the date and time of the interview, the type of interview, and if any testing will take place. Only those applicants who are interviewed and subsequently not selected will receive letters of notification.

Job Line

To assist you when inquiring about current City job openings, we have a 24-hour Job Line 253-931-3077, TTY 253-288-3139, and list current job openings on our website.

Employment Requirements

Applicants who are offered employment with the City of Auburn will be required, at the time of hire, to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States in accordance with the 1986 Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act. A list of acceptable documents verifying identity and authorization to work will be provided to applicants who are offered employment.

General Info

The core workweek is forty (40) hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM However, most departments have implemented a 9/80 work schedule for those employee wishing to work it. Some positions require weekend, shift, holiday or overtime.

The City of Auburn provides a regular progression of salary increases for specific job classifications. Most positions provide for step increases, on anniversary of hiring date. Salaries of employees falling under a collective bargaining agreement are adjusted according to conditions of the agreement.

Except for those employees who are under contract, all employees are "at will" employees. This means the City or the employee may terminate employment at any time. Some City positions require union membership. This requirement is indicated on the job announcement.

The City encourages career development for it's employees and, when possible, seeks to promote qualified employees from within the City.