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Woodinville's Human Resources division recruits employees and creates an environment which attracts, retains, and develops capable staff to provide the highest quality City services.
Woodinville, Washington is a premier tourist destination with a population of about 12,000 though the City is growing considerably. Located about 20 miles northeast of Seattle, Woodinville offers the benefits of a bustling urban area against the backdrop of the picturesque Sammamish River Valley. Woodinville is known for its tourism industries with over 120 wineries, breweries, and distilleries and many opportunities for outdoor activities.
It's a great place to work and we manage to do a lot with only about 47 employees, including planning, permitting, code enforcement, street/storm water maintenance, infrastructure construction and maintenance, parks, and general administrative services.
Place to Work
The City offers great benefit packages for its regular staff.
Non-represented full-time positions typically work 80 hours within nine days as opposed to the typical 10 workday period; in short, every other Friday off! Most regular positions are fully benefitted with health, dental, vision, and life insurances/coverages, along with paid vacation leave, sick leave, and holidays. If insuring a spouse and two or more dependents, most non-represented City employees pay about $150 or less per month out-of-pocket for full coverage; out-of-pocket costs may be lower based on coverage/plan choices.
Union-represented positions (Teamsters Local Number 117) are similarly fully benefitted with health, dental, vision, and life insurances/coverages, along with paid vacation leave, sick leave, and holidays. Benefits include full coverage for spouse and dependents, with no out-of-pocket costs. Union dues are only 1.3% of gross wages.
The City's generous retirement package also gives regular employees more control over their money. Instead of participating in Social Security, the City participates in "Social Security In-Lieu Program" (Municipal Employees Benefit Trust) in which the City contributes an amount equivalent to 6.2% of gross wages and the employee contributes another 6.2% of their gross wages. In addition, the City also offers Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), which is a traditional, defined-benefit pension plan - when you meet plan requirements and retire, you are guaranteed a certain monthly income for the rest of your life. 457 accounts are also available with Roth (post-tax) and traditional (pre-tax) contributions allowed.