Employment Opportunities

The City of Yelm is an equal opportunity employer, with just over 50 employees.  We strive to retain a workforce dedicated to public service while maintaining a family atmosphere, which is an integral part of the Yelm community.
The City accepts applications for open positions.  If you would like to apply for more than one position, please submit a separate application for each.  Please review each position's requirements closely as only complete applications will be considered. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory impairments, upon request of the Human Resources manager.


Public Works Maintenance Worker - Parks

The City of Yelm's Public Works Department is currently looking for a Maintenance Worker in Parks.  Job Description for detailed position description.  If interested, please submit a City of Yelm Application, along with a letter of interest and resume to Karen Bennett, HR Specialist, karenb@yelmwa.gov.

Posted: 01/08/2021
Open Until Filled.

Police Department Opportunities:

The City of Yelm utilizes the services of Public Safety Testing for individuals interested in pursuing a career with the Yelm Police Department as an Entry Level Officer only.  Public Safety Testing administers a written and physical test for entry level applicants.  Lateral Positions are all processed directly through the City of Yelm Civil Service Commission and all applications are made directly through the City.  Testing for a Lateral Police Officer position will consist of an oral board and Chief's interview.  If you have additional questions or concerns about this process, please contact the City of Yelm Civil Service Examiner at is 360-458-3835,  or send an email.

  • Lateral Police Officer - Continuous Opening
    The City of Yelm is seeking applications from 'Lateral Police Officer Candidates' to fill future vacancies and openings  
  • Compensation: $70,272 - $79, 104 for contract year 2020
  • Closing Date:  Applications are accepted continuously.  Applications will be reviewed for current opening on August 31st, 2020.
  • Application Process:  Lateral Police Officer Announcement and Application can be picked up in person at Yelm City Hall, or downloaded from the City Website, or requested by email.  If you have further questions, please call  City of Yelm Civil Service Examiner, Ashlee Sund, at 360-458-3835. Please note the Lateral Policer Officer application is different than the standard City of Yelm job application.
  • Lateral Qualifications: One year of continuous employment as a fully commissioned Law Enforcement Officer within the past 24 months.
  • Posted: July 15th, 2020
  • Reserve Police Officer (CLOSED)
    The Yelm Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position(s) of Reserve Police Officer. Selected applicants would begin the Reserve Police Academy in  2019. Successful applicants will need to complete a thorough background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, a Polygraph and Psychological examination.  Applications can be obtained and submitted at the Yelm Police Department front desk, Monday-Friday, at 206 McKenzie Avenue SE, Yelm WA.
Federal Compliance Links:
"Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act"
 "Grievance Procedure Under the Americans with Disabilities Act"
"Title VI Plan- Nondiscrimination Agreement"