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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Employment Opportunities


The City of Yelm is seeking a professional and talented individual to serve as Finance Director in the Finance & Administrative Services Department at city hall. Annual Salary: $83,340 - $99,600.  The successful candidate is approachable with the ability to communicate effectively.  

Click here to view more information about the 'Finance Director' position.  This position is 'Open until filled'.  For further information, contact Lori Mossman, City Clerk/HR Manager, at 360-458-8402 or by email, lorim@yelmwa.gov.

City of Yelm employment application can be mailed or delivered to: Yelm City Hall, Attn: Lori Mossman, 105 Yelm Avenue W., Yelm WA 98597.
Posted: 7/19/2017

The City of Yelm is seeking a Building Official who has the experience and education to implement Yelm's building permit process efficiently and with great customer service skills.  The successful candidate will also be a supportive and productive member of the Community Development Department team.

Click here to view the full 'Building Official' job description.  This position is 'Open until Filled'.  For more information, contact Lori Mossman, City Clerk/HR Manager, at 360-458-8402 or by email, lorim@yelmwa.gov

City of Yelm employment application can be mailed or delivered to: Yelm City Hall, Attn: Lori Mossman, 105 Yelm Avenue West, Yelm WA 98597.
Posted: 5/10/2017

  • 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' for one anticipated opening and an additional anticipated opening in the near future.  
    Compensastion: $65,100 - $73,272 per year, based on current contract (2015-2017).
    Open until filled.  
    Application Process: Click here for more information and for application packet.
    Posted: February 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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