Employment

Current Openings 

Recreation Aide/Lead - Summer Camp (Youth Programs)

Position/HoursWild Camp Recreation Aides (Mon-Fri / 9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
Four positions for Grades 4-5
Two positions for Grades 6-8 
Summer Camp Recreation Aides (Mon-Fri / 9:00 am – 3:30 pm) 
One position for each of the following
Grades K-1 Grades 2-3 Grades 6-8
Grades 1-3 Grades 4-5
Before Camp Recreation Aides (Mon-Fri / 7:00 am – 9:30 am)
Two positions
After Camp Recreation Aides (Mon-Fri / 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
Two positions

Wages$15.11 - $17.65 / Hr.


Position/HoursRecreation Aide Teen Lead (Mon-Fri / 9:00 am -3:00 pm) - One position

Wages$16.08-$18.81 / Hr. \

Closing: Open until filled (posted 4-11-2022).  Ongoing application review.  Early application submission is encouraged.    

Position Description: Supervise, monitor, evaluate, and assess program participants.  Direct and participate in program activities to include arts/crafts, drama, music sports, games, hiking, and swimming.
To view the Job Description click on the following links: 
Job Description 1Job Description 2

Minimum Qualifications:
1.  High school graduation/GED equivalent. (2022 graduating seniors may apply)
2.  One year experience working with children in a structured program.
3.  CPR and Basic First Aid Certification (able to obtain as agreed/specified).
4.  Food Handler’s License (able to obtain as agreed/specified).

Preferred: 
Ability to swim and/or possess lifeguard certification.

Physical DemandsFrequent walking, running, standing, sitting, squatting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and moving/lifting up to 30 pounds.  Occasionally transport/set-up equipment tables/chairs. Frequent interaction with children in physical exercise, sports, and games, hiking, and swimming. The incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain as activities are frequently conducted in an outdoor environment. 

Terms of Employment: 
Must pass a background check.  Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless, exempt for qualifying medical/religious reasons (proof of vaccination required).  

Application Procedure: Applications are available online at: Employment Application (fillable) or may be obtained by calling (253) 983-2053.  Submit a resume and Town of Steilacoom application to: 
Town of Steilacoom, Human Resources, 2301 Worthington Street, Steilacoom, Washington 98388, FAX to (253) 588-5151, or email the application and your resume to micki.sterbick@ci.steilacoom.wa.us.  Please note on the application the position for which you are applying.  Those applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the Town’s needs may be selected to appear before an interview panel. The Town of Steilacoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Seasonal Maintenance Workers

(1 six month position-primary focus parks:  April - October)
(2 three-month positions-primary focus parks:  June - August)
(2 three-month positions-primary focus streets:  June - August)

Hours:40 hrs/wk - Applicant must be able to work flexible hours to incl. weekends and holidays.

Wages: $17.86 - $20.91 / Hr. (2022)

Closing: Open until filled (posted 2/25/22). Ongoing review. Early application submission is encouraged.

Position Description: Performs semi-skilled work under limited supervision.  The Maintenance Worker, whose primary focus is parks, will be responsible for assisting in the maintenance/repair of the Town’s parks, buildings, and grounds.  This individual may be called upon to mow, trim, weed, prune, aerate public grounds/parks, and assist in the collection of litter/cleaning of park restrooms.  The Maintenance Worker, whose primary focus is streets, may be called upon to assist in the maintenance/repair of streets, and perform flagger duties.
To view the Job Description click on the following link: Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:
1.  High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
2.  Must be able to understand/execute written/oral instruction.
3.  Previous experience in parks/grounds/building maintenance/repair and/or previous experience in the minor 
     repair of streets desired.  A combination of experience and training providing the knowledge, skills, and  
     abilities to perform the duties of the position will be considered.
4.  Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s License / good driving record.
5.  Flagging card (ability to obtain within an agreed/specified period)
6.  Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification (ability to obtain within an agreed/specified period)

Physical DemandsThese positions require incumbents perform strenuous physical labor in a safe manner.  Incumbents must be able to work at ground level as well as heights normally accessed by ladder.  They must be able to traverse uneven terrain as the worksite is the outdoor environment. Incumbents must be able to negotiate safely in a traffic environment.  These positions require employees work in inclement weather.  Employees may have frequent exposure to loud noises, extreme heat/cold, and hazardous materials.

Terms of Employment: 
The position requires availability to work flexible hours.  The incumbent must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless, exempt for qualifying medical/religious reasons (proof of vaccination required).

Application Procedure: Applications are available online at: Employment Application (fillable) or may be obtained by calling (253) 983-2053.  Submit the resume and Town of Steilacoom application to: 
Town of Steilacoom, Attn:  Human Resources, 2301 Worthington Street, Steilacoom, Washington 98388, FAX to (253) 588-5151, or email the application and your resume to micki.sterbick@ci.steilacoom.wa.us.  Please note on the application the position for which you are applying.  The successful applicant must pass a driving abstract review, physical examination, and a background check.. The Town of Steilacoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Public Safety Officer (Entry-Level)



Town of Steilacoom Public Safety Officers have an opportunity to serve the community as police officers and emergency medical technicians (EMTs).  We think you will find life as a Steilacoom Public Safety Officer both diverse and rewarding and encourage those interested to apply through Public Safety Testing, www.publicsafetytesting.com.


Public Safety Officer (Lateral)

The picturesque Town of Steilacoom is establishing an eligibility list for lateral officers.  Public Safety Officers are cross-trained and have an opportunity to serve the community in the areas of law enforcement and EMS.  If you are not trained in both disciplines, training needed to increase your versatility will be provided.  We think you will find life as a Public Safety Officer both diverse and rewarding and encourage law enforcement officers to apply.  The 2022 hourly range for this position is $38.25 - $44.77.  Specialty pay opportunities are available.  Officers are part of the LEOFF 2 retirement system and may participate in a 457 deferred compensation plan. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  In addition, the Town maintains a tuition reimbursement program.  If you are interested in new challenges and have current law enforcement certification, a fillable application packet may be accessed under ‘Quick Links.’  Once you have downloaded/completed the application, you may forward it to the Civil Service Secretary at micki.sterbick@ci.steilacoom.wa.us.  If you have questions regarding the civil service hiring process, you may contact the Civil Service Secretary at (253) 983-2053. 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Steilacoom community actively supports the various local governments and non-profit agencies providing services in Town. If you would like to donate your time, talent and energy, please contact one of the following listed on the right side of this page.

Preferred: 
Prior meter reading experience.
Familiarity with hand-held meter reading devices.
The Town of Steilacoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer