Current Openings

Meter Reader (Part-time)

Wage/Hours: $20.78 - $24.30 per hour (2021) 
Hours vary

Closing Date: January 19, 2021 - 3:00 p.m. (postmarks not accepted)

Position Description: This position is responsible for gathering/recording data using a hand-held microcomputer.  Data collected in this position is vital to the operation/coordination of utility/billing services.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
2. Possess a valid Washington State Drivers License / good driving record.
3. Pass a background check.
Preferred: Prior meter reading experience.
Familiarity with hand-held meter reading devices.

Physical Requirements: This position requires the incumbent be able to traverse uneven terrain, as the worksite is the outdoor environment.  Work is primarily around homes, offices, and other structures. Considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping, and kneeling are required to read meters.  The position requires year-round work in a variety of weather conditions.  The incumbent may encounter dogs on private property.

Terms of Employment: The use of a personal vehicle is required.  The incumbent must maintain current insurance coverage.  Mileage reimbursement is available.  The position requires availability to work flexible hours and is not benefit eligible.

Application Procedure: Submit a Town of Steilacoom application and resume to Town of Steilacoom, Attn:  Human Resources, 2301 Worthington Street, Steilacoom, Washington 98388.  Applications are available at this link: Employment Application or may be obtained by calling the jobline at (253) 983-2590.  Those applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the Town’s needs may be scheduled for a written examination. For more information click this link for the Job Description: Meter Reader Job Description

Instructional Recreation Aides (Grades K-8)


Wage/Hours: $13.65-$15.95 Hr. (2020) 
Program coincides with the Steilacoom Historical School District school year. Program participants are in grades K through 8. Cohorts are comprised of up to 10 participants. Two Instructional Recreation Aides will be assigned to each cohort. Incumbents will work between 24 - 36 hours a week.                              

Closing Date: Open until filled with ongoing review as need is immediate.                                 

Position Description:  Supervise, monitor, evaluate, and assess program participants.  Direct and participate in program activities to include:  assisting participants with online coursework, tracking assignments, setting up online meetings, arts/crafts, and physical activities. Strives to maintain a safe program environment.  (Activities associated with this program have been modified to incorporate social distancing.)

Minimum Qualifications:
1. High school graduation/GED equivalent.
2. One year experience working with preschool/elementary age children in a structured program.
3. Experienced in setting up, & participating in, online meetings.
4. CPR and Basic First Aid Certification (able to obtain within an agreed/specified period).
5. Washington State Food Workers’ Card (able to obtain within an agreed/specified period).

Experience working with children in a preschool, before/after school, instructional, or recreational program. Experience with Civic Rec. POS software (receipting).

Physical Requirements: 

Frequent 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 activities.  The incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain as some activities will be conducted in an outdoor environment.

Terms of Employment:    These positions have been established for the 2020-2021 school year. The program is self-funding.  Participant enrollment must support program costs.  Hours worked will be determined by program enrollment.  Should the Steilacoom Historical School District move from online learning to onsite learning, the positions may be affected.

Application Procedure:  Submit a resume and Town of Steilacoom application to:  Town of Steilacoom, Human Resources, 2301 Worthington Street, Steilacoom, Washington 98388.  Please note on the application the position for which you are applying.  Applications are also available online at at the following link Employment Application or may be obtained by calling the job line at (253) 983-2590.  Those applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the Town’s needs may be selected to appear before an interview panel.  Successful candidates must pass a credit check and background check. For more information click this link for the Job Description: Instructional Recreation Aide Job Description 

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.  Not trained in both disciplines?  Don’t worry!  Training in EMS needed to increase your versatility will be provided.  We think you’ll find life as a Public Safety Officer both diverse and rewarding and encourage law enforcement officers to apply.  The 2019 monthly salary range for this position averages $6,248. - $7,314.  Specialty pay opportunities are available.  Officers are part of the LEOFF 2 retirement system and may participate in a 457 deferred compensation plan. The Town maintains a tuition reimbursement program.  If you’re interested in new challenges and have had 12 continuous months of career service with a city, county or state law enforcement agency within the past 24 months, application packets may be obtained by calling (253) 983-2590. 

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.



The Town of Steilacoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer