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Build the future and a career here

We have opportunities for individuals who want to make a difference. We’re always looking for talented, thoughtful people to join us. The services we provide touch every resident and business in the city. If you are looking for a challenging career where you can make a difference every day, the City is the place for you. We offer competitive salaries and benefits and depending on role, options for telework and on-site work.


Featured Opportunities

Career Paths

A diverse mix of career paths

The services we provide touch every resident and business in the city. If you are looking for a challenging career where you can make a difference every day, the City may be the place for you. City departments span a wide range of specialties, from public works, parks, administration and human resources to communications, public safety, information technology, finance, economic development and law. The size and scope of our organization means that the opportunities we offer are as diverse as the people that work here.

We’re hiring for the following roles:

  • Accountants
  • Building inspectors
  • Civil engineers
  • Climate change outreach
  • Communicators
  • Community engagement
  • Facility maintenance
  • GIS analysts
  • Housing coordinators
  • Network administrators
  • Parking enforcement
  • Planners
  • Plans examiners
  • Project managers
  • Public safety (police and fire)
  • Public Works

…and more.

Competitive Benefits

Excellent benefits

Our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Health insurance (including medical, dental and vision)
  • Paid leave
  • 457 Tax Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Health saving and daycare saving accounts
  • Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) enrollment and match
  • Employee assistance program, including free counseling and other services
  • Employee wellness program
  • Generous paid time off
  • Long term disability
  • 529 savings plan
  • Healthcare savings accounts (HSA)
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Commute trip reduction program

Visit the City’s benefits portal to learn more.

Vancouver, Washington

Small town charm and urban amenities

Vancouver sits on the north bank of the Columbia River directly across from Portland, Oregon. About an hour east of the Pacific Ocean and just west of the Cascade Mountain Range, Vancouver enjoys views of Mt. Hood and Mount St. Helens, and features historic sites, waterfront access, an active downtown, and friendly and walkable neighborhoods.

Vancouver is the second largest city in the Portland-Metro area, with a population of 195,000 and counting. The diversified economy of Vancouver and Clark County, built on health care, manufacturing, food processing, trade and high tech, outpaced metro Portland, Washington state, and the U.S. over the past decade in adding new jobs and businesses.

Our beautiful setting, business-friendly attitude and diverse mix of people and industries has been nationally recognized for its livability and eclectic attributes. The state of Washington was also named the top state to live in the country by U.S. News and World Report in 2020 and 2021 based on innovation in infrastructure, health care, education and more.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Committed to diversity, equity and inclusion

We strive to hire a City workforce as diverse as the community we serve. The individual differences we each bring to the workplace make us a stronger organization. We strive to identify and remove barriers to participation. We take time to understand and create space to learn from each other.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Vancouver is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals. Therefore, the City will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, political or religious affiliation or opinion, color, national origin, marital status, military status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status under applicable law.