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Human Resources Manager

City of Anacortes

City of Anacortes

People & HR
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The City of Anacortes is seeking a Human Resources Manager to join our Administrative Services team in serving the citizens of Anacortes, elected officials, City employees, and other City departments. 

Anacortes’ high quality of life and strong sense of community make it a desirable place to live and work, a fact that is proudly attested to by its 17,000+ residents. Tenure among its employees is long and turnover rates are low. Employees have a strong work ethic and are committed to providing responsive and quality public services to a diverse citizenry.

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Job Description

In an effort to reduce implicit bias, the City of Anacortes often utilizes a blind hiring process for application review and initial interviews. Applicants’ information including demographics, names, addresses, relationships, and references are removed prior to application review. Candidates will only be identified with a first name through the initial interview phase. Our hope is that anonymizing applications will, again, reduce bias and ensure assessments are based upon qualifications. If you have questions or concerns regarding this process, please reach out to the Human Resources Department. 


Bachelor's degree in human resource management, organizational development, business administration or related field, and five (5) years of responsible professional Human Resources administration experience preferably in the public sector are required (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). A valid Washington State Driver's License is required. Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or (SPHR) either through the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) or the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) preferred.

Miscellaneous Information

Benefits include choice between medical plans including health savings accounts with high deductible health plans, flexible spending accounts, prescription plans, dental, orthodontia, & vision, dual insurance incentives for spouses & dependents, choice of Department of Retirement Systems PERS Plan 2 or Plan 3 pension, choice of two deferred compensation programs, vacation beginning at 8 hours/month, sick leave beginning at 1 day/month, bereavement leave, 11 paid holidays, and 3 personal holidays, exchange time accrual, long-term disability, life insurance for employee and dependents, employee assistance program, and fitness reimbursement plans.