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 418 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

Workforce Diversity
The City of Kennewick is an equal opportunity employer and has an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) plan.  This is a comprehensive plan that analyzes relevant labor market data, as well as employment practices, to identify possible barriers to the participation of women and minorities in all levels of the workforce. Its purpose is to ensure the opportunity for full and equal participation of men and women in the workplace, regardless of race, color, or national origin.  The current EEO Workforce Diversity Plan and EEOP form are available for review using the links listed below.

EEOP Utilization Report
Workforce Diversity Plan