Employment Procedures

General Procedures

The City of Puyallup recruits to fill vacant positions as they occur or draws from established eligibility lists of qualified applicants who have met job requirements and passed applicable tests. Every selection process includes a series of examinations and/or interviews that must be passed before an applicant can be considered for appointment. The following information is provided to assist you in understanding our employment process.

Job Announcement

For each position advertised, a job announcement is provided. It is important that you review the job announcement carefully to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications before completing the application packet.

Filing of Application

All applications are processed online via NEOGOV. Please follow the direction process.

Resumes & Other Attachments

We encourage applicants to attach resumes or other information that will assist us in the review and selection process, but such attachments are not required. Please be sure to follow instructions of the NEOGOV online application process.


 You can now apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link! If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.

Screening Applicants

Completed applications via NEOGOV that include the responses to the supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed and evaluated. Those applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the City's current needs will be contacted for testing and/or oral interviews.


The NEOGOV  process is your indication that your application has been received. No further action is required.