Human Resources

The ultimate goal and primary objectives of the Human Resources department are to hire the most qualified, highly-skilled individuals to serve the citizens of Edmonds and to provide City staff with training, benefits and information that allow them to do their jobs in the best possible way.




City Employee Benefits


  • Medical, dental, vision, life, EAP (employee assistance program) survivor and long-term disability insurance plans.
  • Paid vacation and sick leave, provided on an accrual basis.
  • Paid holidays
  • Five retirement savings programs available:
    • Mandatory participation in the State of Washington Department of Retirement System (PERS or LEOFF).
    • MEBT retirement savings plan with a city-matched contribution in lieu of Social Security participation.
    • Three optional 457 deferred compensation plans allowing tax-deferred savings into prominent mutual fund investment options.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • Medical, dependent care and transit flexible spending account programs.
  • Opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • Smoke-free, drug-free workplace.
  • CTR (Commute Trip Reduction) and Ride Share Program.

Human Resources Department


Involves recruiting and selecting new employees; administering employee benefits, unemployment insurance, deferred compensation, training programs and the City's classification and compensation program; developing and implementing Human Resources policies and procedures; and directing labor relations and negotiation efforts.
Additional areas of responsibility that fall under Human Resources includes administration of the City's safety and workers' compensation programs; City liaison for the Edmonds Disability Board, Chief Examiner/Secretary for the Civil Service Commission; participating on the Citizen's Commission for the Compensation of Elected Officials and the MEBT Committee.


Employment Opportunities


Online employment profiles must be fully completed and online applications must be made for all job openings.  Resumes, cover letters and other supporting materials may be uploaded as you apply for jobs online.

Human Resources Contact Information

Please use the below contact information if you need HR assistance.

Secure Fax:   425-275-4806

Please email Carly Derrick for employment verifications


Jessica Neill Hoyson, HR Director

Phone: 425-771-0258

 Emily Wagener, HR Analyst

Phone: 425-775-7740

 Carly Derrick, HR Assistant (part-time)

Phone: 425-672-5751 

 Craig Cottrell, Safety & Disaster Coordinator