Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Applying for a Position

Am I required to complete an 'Application for Employment' in order to apply for a position?
All applicants must complete an 'Application for Employment' through our online employment portal
How do I apply for a job with Kittitas County?
Applications are only accepted for announced job openings. If there is a job posted that you are interested in and qualified for, applications may be completed online. View Job Opportunities Page
View Job Opportunities Page
Should I attach a resume to my employment application?
Attaching a resume is highly recommended when applying for a position. Some job postings may require that a resume be included. Please be sure to thoroughly review the application requirements.
What do I do if I want to apply for more than one job?
You will need to complete a separate application for each position. If you have previously applied for a position through the employment portal, your basic demographic information, education, and work history will be pre-populated for you.
When is my application packet due to be returned to HR?
Application requirements must be submitted through the employment portal prior to 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. The closing date for each open position will be noted in the posting announcement. Applications cannot be submitted after the closing date.
Where do I return my application packet?
Application requirements must be submitted through the employment portal prior to 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. The closing date for each open position will be noted in the posting announcement. Applications cannot be submitted after the closing date.

Benefits

What are the employment benefits for working for the County?
View Benefits Page

Civil Service

How do I apply for a Sheriff's Deputy or Corrections position?
These position are recruited and filled following the rules established by the Kittitas County Civil Service Commission. The process is overseen by the Human Resource Department.

The Civil Service Chief Examiner can be contacted at (509) 962-7082 for specific questions about the Civil Service process.
View Civil Service Page

Communication / Notification

Once I have applied for a position, how will I know if I am being considered?
All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and submit a complete application prior to 5 PM on the closing date will be considered. The process of screening and selecting qualified candidates can take a number of weeks. Following this process each candidate will be notified by phone, e-mail, or mail. If you have not heard any news within two weeks from the closing date, contact the Human Resource Office.
What if I have additional questions about a job opportunity or the interview process?
If you have any questions pertaining to employment with the County, you may contact the Human Resource Office by e-mail, telephone, or by visiting us in the Courthouse. View HR Contact Information
View HR Contact Information
Will I be notified if another candidate has been selected for a job I applied for?
If you apply for a position and are not selected you will be notified by mail, e-mail, or by phone.

General

How do I, as a former employee, notify the county when my address changes?
You can use our online form to notify us.
Where is the Human Resource office?
We are located at 205 W 5th AVE STE 107, Ellensburg.
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Job Openings

Do I need to meet all the requirements listed on the job announcement to qualify?
Applicants must meet all minimum requirements for the position. In some cases there may be preferred qualifications listed; the applicant does not have to meet the preferred qualifications to be considered for the position.
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Where do I get information on current job openings?
All current jobs will be posted on our web site under the heading Job Opportunities, and posted just outside the Human Resource Office. You may also call the Human Resource Office and inquire about available positions.
View current job opportunities

Reasonable Accommodation (ADA)

Will I receive assistance during the application and interview process if I have a disability?
Kittitas County will make reasonable accommodations to assist anyone with a disability in the application process. Please contact the Human Resource Office if you require assistance.
View Reasonable Accommodation Statement