Human Resources 

Human resources is committed to making the City of Gig Harbor an employer of choice by creating and maintaining an inclusive work environment where all employees are engaged, learning and growing, which will attract and retain the most talented diverse workgroups to serve the residents of Gig Harbor. We are dedicated to serving the residents by developing, implementing and supporting programs and policies that add value to the city and its employees. To achieve this, we focus on delivering high quality customer service, fostering open and honest communications, and ensuring equality and consistency in all our interactions.

As a strategic partner, Human Resources will support the changing needs of the city and model exceptional public service, stewardship, integrity, innovation and a commitment to employees and residents. Our goal is create a work environment that is committed to efficiently and effectively serve the community while continuing to innovate, learn and grow. Responsibilities include planning, organizing, and administering the city’s human resource systems and services, including health benefits, employee safety, worker’s compensation, labor relations, employee relations and compliance with employment regulations and guidelines as dictated by federal, state, and municipal laws. This position also manages recruitment, selection, job classification and compensation plans, employee training and development. 

The human resources director serves as the civil service secretary/chief examiner for the civil service commission, commute trip reduction coordinator, ADA coordinator, and wellness coordinator.