City of Kent

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About Us

  • Founded

    1890

  • Industry

    Government

  • Company Size

    500-999 employees

  • Headquarters

    Kent, WA

People. Purpose. Passion.

For us, it’s about doing what we love in a place we can thrive. We are strengthened by a shared enthusiasm for excellence and commitment to helping each other explore the limits of our potential.

Our Departments

It takes a varied group of committed professionals to offer the level of service that exemplifies the City of Kent. What opportunity intrigues you?

  • Law Careers
  • Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Careers
  • Administration Careers
  • IT Careers
  • Public Works Careers
  • Economic and Community Development Careers
  • Court Careers
  • Human Resources Careers
  • Finance Careers
  • Police Force Careers

Our Hiring Philosophy

Our employees love where they work and it shows. We welcome candidates with diverse skills and experiences. We work actively to eliminate racial and other disparities through inclusive hiring practices that respect the contributions of every candidate.

Besides each candidate’s qualifications, our hiring managers give strong consideration to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the City’s fundamental values.

Integrity: Do the Right Thing We take the initiative to do the right thing, especially when no one is looking.

Caring: Care to Serve We demonstrate our care and concern for others through superior customer service.

Communication: Connect to Understand We encourage the expression of ideas and we listen for understanding.

Teamwork: Do it Together We support and contribute to team decisions and outcomes.

Innovation: Find a Better Way We encourage the exchange of new and creative ideas, especially when they challenge the status quo.

Achievement: Be the Difference We set achievable goals and celebrate good ideas, effort and successes of all sizes.

Employee Testimonials

I love the challenge, love learning new things, love the schedule, love the benefits, and the friends that I’ve made here. Overall, this is a great place to work.

Diego MorenoPolice Officer

The City of Kent has a different culture and it’s still changing. This is an accepting place where you can grow and blossom.

Tyler BusikCity of Kent Employee

We’ve got a good team and I’m loving every minute of working with them.

Somen PalitCity of Kent Employee

The City of Kent is good at helping me grow, develop and move forward. There’s lots of opportunity working here!

Alix LuCity of Kent Employee

I get to make the world a better place and have a major impact. The work I do makes a difference.

Hayley BonsteelCity of Kent Employee

Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Accessible health coaching
  • 457 Plan – Similar to a 401k, a 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to save and invest money for retirement with tax benefits
  • Generous paid time off
  • Work-life balance
  • Local seminars to help build personal success
  • Education allotments for tuition support
  • Continuous in-house professional development