Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check the status of my application?

You can log onto with the User ID and password that you created when you submitted your application and view the status at any time. Applicant Login

What if I can't access my online application?

If you have problems while applying on-line, please contact GovernmentJobs at 1-888-NEOGOV1, Customer Service Ext. 101.
If the GovernmentJobs Help Desk is not able to assist you, please call us at 253 798-6486 between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm.

How do I arrange for a reasonable accommodation in the application or testing process?
You may contact the Office of Human Resources/Risk Management by phoning 253 798-6486 or by email at

How will I know when you're recruiting for a specific job?
All current recruitment will be listed on the Employment Opportunities page of our website. You may also submit a job interest card and you will be notified when we are recruiting for that job.

I have submitted my application - what happens next?
After you submit your application, it will be evaluated by our HR Recruiter. The evaluation is designed to assess job-related knowledge, skills and abilities to assure that you meet the minimum requirements for the position as stated in the job announcement. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive a notice giving you an update on your application status.

What happens if I'm selected by the hiring department?
You will receive a job offer which will be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of immunizations. After fulfilling these requirements you will be scheduled for a new hire orientation.

Please email or call 253 798-6486 if you have additional questions.