About the Application Process

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Anacortes. This information is provided to assist you in understanding the City of Anacortes employment process. Please read it carefully before completing the application. Job vacancies are announced and applications are accepted when vacancies occur. You can view current job opportunities on the City of Anacortes web site: www.cityofanacortes.org. The website is updated as soon as there is an external job opening. Each job announcement provides a brief summary of the position, essential duties, qualifications and other requirements. Please review the information carefully to assure you meet position qualifications before applying. If you have additional questions you may call Human Resources at (360) 299-1970 or (360) 299-1941.

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To find a list of position offerings through the City of Anacortes, please refer to our online jobs posting center.


The application form is required in order to be reviewed. Applications will be accepted for current job openings only. Submit materials requested in the job posting announcement by the deadline. Job applications are computer-fillable forms that have been created in Adobe Acrobat format, also known as PDF format. To fill out, view, and/or print the application after it has been downloaded, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free program that can be downloaded from the Adobe website. Note:  If you choose to fill out the application when it appears on your computer screen in the Adobe Acrobat Reader program, any data you enter onto the application cannot be saved but can be printed. When you close the application form the data you entered will be deleted. Therefore, it you do fill out the job application form on your computer, be sure to print a copy upon completeion.


You may download the application and job description and fax or email the completed application along with a signed job description to fax: (360) 299-1982 or barberl@cityofanacortes.org. Please print clearly and fill out all sections and information on the application as completely as possible, even if you are attaching a resume. Applicants who only submit a resume will not be accepted for review. Applications must be received in the Human Resources office by noon on the closing date.  


If applying for more than one City of Anacortes position, a separate application must be submitted for each position. You may leave the position, date, and signature lines blank on the application form and make a copy to complete for each position. An original signature is required on each application submitted.


After the job posting deadline, a job announcement will be taken off the website. Generally, if you have been selected for an interview or for testing, you will be contacted either by phone or email. Applicants who were not selected for an interview or testing will be contacted by letter or email.


Test scores for civil service positions will be valid for one year. If the required score was not met, you will be eligible to retest if you apply for another vacancy and are selected for testing.


In accordance with the Immigration Reform and control Act, all new employees must present documents to show authorization to work in the United States. Identity will be verified with the required documents and an I-9 form completed within three days of hire.


For non-civil service positions, the City of Anacortes applies veterans’ preference per state law. If two or more candidates are basically equal in qualifications, as determined by the City’s standard employment process, the veteran shall receive preference.

This job announcement informational sheet is for applicant general information only and does not constitute actual or an implied contractual commitment. Again, thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Anacortes.


The City of Anacortes provides equal  employment opportunity in all terms, conditions and privileges of  employment for all qualified job applicants without regard to any  individual’s sex, race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy,  age, marital status, disability, military status or any other  characteristic protected by law.