Human Resources


Kennewick and the Tri-City area is Washington's best kept secret: centrally located between the major metropolitan areas of Spokane and Seattle, it is the 29th fastest growing area in the United States and 5th in Washington State. 300 days of sunshine, outdoor recreational opportunities, fine arts and wineries, and low cost of living make Kennewick an exceptional place to work, live and play.

City Staff

The City of Kennewick employs approximately 365 employees in seven primary departments: Police, Fire, Municipal Services, Employee and Community Services (including Human Resources), Support Services, City Attorney and City Manager.


Human Resources supports the City's mission, values and strategic objectives by helping to attract, retain and motivate effective, customer oriented employees who embody individual accountability, integrity, stewardship of public resources, effective communication and inclusiveness.

Competitive Benefits

The City offers competitive pay and excellent benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, deferred compensation plans, retirement plan (PERS), sick leave, vacation, and flex / compressed work schedules.
Non-Contract Salary Schedule