Apply for Employment At Yakima County


1. Obtain an Application

Applications are accepted for open positions only. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications, but may be included in your application packet. Applications requirements vary; please read carefully any specific requirements for the opening in which you are interested.

On-line Job Application Form


Pick up an application package at our office:

Yakima County Courthouse 
128 N. 2nd St, Room B27
Yakima, WA 98901
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday

2. Submit your application

Applications must be completed in accordance with directions on the job announcement. Please read the announcement carefully for specific mailing requirements and deadlines. Most applications must be received by Human Resources by the published closing date. Misrepresentation and incomplete or inaccurate information may be cause for application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from County employment. Please read the "Minimum Qualifications" listed on the announcement. You must possess these to be considered for the position.

3. Status of Your Application

Normally, you will be notified by mail within 6-8 weeks of the status of your application. If after that time period you have not received notification of your status, you may call our office at 574-2210 for information or view the current Status of Recent Job Openings on-line.

Hiring Process

Most positions with Yakima County require applicants to qualify through a competitive process. A variety of examinations or exercises may be administered individually or in combination, and may include a written questionnaire, a written test or exercise, an oral interview, and/or a performance test or exercise. The most common initial screening is from information in the application and a written response to a questionnaire. It is important that the questionnaire be complete and include information that the applicant considers relevant and of value to the position for which he or she is applying. The announcement for the job opening will list any required examination(s).

Veteran's Preference

RCW 41.04.010, as amended by House Bill 1065, provides for a veterans' preference to be added to the final passing score on written examinations taken by certain veterans in the recruitment and selection process.  Additionally, RCW 73.16.010 provides for a preference in hiring for certain veterans and their widows or widowers.  If you believe you are eligible to be considered for preference under either RCW, you need to complete and submit this questionnaire with your application materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Yakima County ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of a person’s sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, creed, political belief, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other protected status under federal or state statute. Copies of the Nondiscrimination policy handbook are available upon request from Human Resources.

Reasonable Accommodation

It is the policy of Yakima County to guarantee equal opportunity to persons with disabilities to participate in and enjoy the benefits of County services, programs and activities, and to allow disabled employees a bias free work environment. The County, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Requests for accommodation should be made as soon as possible. This may be done by a written letter or an appropriate alternative format to the Human Resources Office.

Questions? Concerns? Suggestions?
We hope you find this site useful and informative.  If you have any questions regarding this site or any information contained on it please e-mail  or call (509) 574-2210.