The City of Yelm is an equal opportunity employer, with just under 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.  Only complete applications will be considered, so review each position's requirements closely.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory impairments, upon request of the Human Resources manager.

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Public Works Program & Projects Manager

The City of Yelm is currently accepting applications for the position of 'Program & Projects Manager'.  This position will serve as the lead project manager for the City and apply civil engineering principles and practices in the preparation and review of plans, specifications and estimates related to the design, construction and maintenance of public works projects.
Click here for more information.
Compensation: $78,402 - $93,619
Application Process: Send or hand-deliver a letter of interest along with a completed employment application to:
City of Yelm, Attn: Lori Mossman, City Clerk/HR Manager, 105 Yelm Ave W., Yelm WA 98597, or by email to: lorim@yelmwa.gov.
Posted: October 23, 2017 


The City of Yelm Municipla Court requests statements of qualifications from attorneys experienced in providing Public Defender Services for indigent parties for representation in Yelm Municipal Court.  Both in-custody and out-of-custody clients will be assigned to contractors for representation from arraignment through trial.
Click here for more information, including the qualification requirements, submittal instructions and 'Public Defender - RFQ Supplemental Questionnaire.'
Opening Date: 11/20/17
Closing Date:  12/06/17

  • Volunteer(s)
Students may inquire about exploring careers in municipal government as part of their culminating project, community service requirements for graduation, or simply to learn more about how the City works.

All volunteers are subject to the personnel policies of the City, all hours worked must be outside regular school hours for that student, and every volunteer must agree to meet the requirements imposed by Yelm Community Schools to participate in the program.


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 360-458-8437, or click here to email.

  • Police Officer - Lateral

    The City of Yelm is currently seeking applications from 'Lateral Police Officer Candidates' to fill 2 (two) additional Police Officer positions in 2018.  
    Compensation: $66,888 - $75,288 per year, based on current contract (2018-2020).
    Closing Date: Open until filled.  First round of applications will be reviewed by December 31, 2017, 5:00 p.m. PST. 
    Application Process: Click here for more information.
    Posted: November 15, 2017

  • Reserve Police Officer

    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 January 2018. 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.

  • Police Volunteer
The Yelm Police Department is looking for part-time volunteers to serve in a non-sworn capacity to assist the Department. 

Candidates that are accepted into the program will go through training specific to their duties and responsibilities. Training will be just a few evenings over a couple week time period and when completed, will provide the volunteer with knowledge on how to be a valuable resource for the department and the city. 

Candidates may serve in the capacity as court room security, identifying parking violations, conducting vacation house checks, providing security in local parks and trails, and possibly court transports of prisoners, to just mention a few. 

The ideal candidate would be someone with plenty of free time, that is passionate about the community and wants to serve in a position to give back. Applications can be picked up and turned in at the Yelm Police Department. We are looking for at least 6 qualified applicants prior to the beginning of training. For questions contact the Yelm Police Department at 360-458-5701. 

To apply for any position with the Police Department that requires a commission, visit: Public Safety Testing for more information on the application process.





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