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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Anacortes. This information is provided to assist you with the City of Anacortes employment process. Please review the City of Anacortes employment process before submitting your application. Please read it carefully before completing the application form. Job vacancies are announced and applications are accepted when vacancies occur.

Library Administrative Assistant - NEW!
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Seasonal Parks Maintenance Positions
Park Maintenance, Washington Park or Forestlands (ACFL)
Open Until Filled
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Police Department Testing - Testing is administered on a continuous basis.

Entry Level Police Officer
The City of Anacortes uses Public Safety Testing (PST) as the initial step for hiring entry-level police officers. Persons interested in applying for police officer positions should visit the PST web site to begin the process.


Lateral Police Officer
To be considered as a lateral candidate one must be a Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy Basic Law Enforcement Academy (B LEA) Certified officer with a minimum of 12 months experience following completion of B LEA. 


To become a police officer with the City of Anacortes you must:
  • Have an Associates Degree
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire
  • Have a Valid Washington State Drivers' License at the time of hire
  • Pass a polygraph examination, physical agility test and criminal and personal background investigation prior to hire
  • Pass both psychological and medical examinations as a condition of employment
  • Qualify to possess a firearm in accordance with Federal and State regulations (also a condition of continuing employment
  • Not have a history of domestic violence

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Fire Department Testing - Testing is administered on a continuous basis for the positions of Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic.

Firefighter/E MT - The City of Anacortes uses Public Safety Testing (PST) as the initial step for hiring Firefighter/EMT. Persons interested in applying for Firefighter/EMT positions should visit the PST web site to begin the process.

Firefighter/Paramedic - The City of Anacortes uses Public Safety Testing (PST) as the initial step for hiring Firefighter/Paramedic. Persons interested in applying for the Firefighter/paramedics positions should visit the PST Web site to begin the process.