Human Resources

HR Staff Availability and Appointments

HR Staff is currently working hybrid schedules consisting of both in-office and remote work. While we do our best to have someone on-site every business day, we may not always be available for unscheduled drop-ins.

Please contact one of us to make an appointment for a zoom or in person meeting.  Employees are encouraged to communicate with us via phone or email for all items that do not require a zoom or in-person meeting.

Jessica Neill Hoyson, HR Director
RaeAnn Duarte, HR Manager
Emily Wagener, Sr. HR Analyst 
Carly Derrick, HR Analyst
Jessica Vuong, HR Assistant

Department Summary

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.

The City fully embraces and supports all areas of equity, diversity and inclusion in our employment practices. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our all of our employees. Employment is based on job requirements, individual qualifications, merit and business needs, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or any other protected class.


COVID-19 Policies and Documents


Resolution 1466 to continue ESL through 06/30/2021

Resolution 1478 to continue ESL through 03/31/2022

Resolution 1489 to continue ESL through 02/28/2023

Resolution 1517 to continue ESL through 02/29/2024

Resolution 1540 to continue ESL through 02/28/2025






City Employee Benefits Overview

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid vacation and sick leave, provided on an accrual basis.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Participate in the State Retirement System (WA DRS PERS and LEOFF)
  • MEBT (Social Security Replacement Program)
  • Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) and Ride Share Program
  • Three deferred compensation plans.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • Medical, Dependent Care and Transit flexible spending accounts.
  • Opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • Smoke-free, drug-free workplace.

Human Resources Department

The Human Resources Department manages recruiting and selecting new employees; administers employee benefits, assists employees with leave requests, develops city wide training programs, manages the City's classification and compensation program; develops and implements Human Resources policies and procedures; and directs 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 submitted for all job openings. Resumes, cover letters and other supporting materials may be uploaded as you apply for jobs online and some positions require them.

HR Contact Information

Please email Jessica Vuong for employment verifications. In most cases, you can expect a response within 48 hours.

Please contact Jessica Vuong with recruitment inquiries. 

Office Fax: 425-275-4806
E-Fax: 202-978-4352

Jessica Neill Hoyson, HR Director (she/her)
Phone: 425-771-0258
[email protected]

RaeAnn Duarte, HR Manager
Phone: 425-771-0206
[email protected]

Emily Wagener, Sr. HR Analyst (she/her)
Phone: 425-775-7740
[email protected]

Carly Derrick, HR Analyst (part-time)
Phone: 425-672-5751
[email protected]

Jessica Vuong, HR Assistant
Phone: 425-275-4843
[email protected]