Human Resources

The Human Resources Department works to provide administrative support and strategic advice to City employees, managers, the Mayor, and the City Council in the areas of labor relations, employee relations, benefits, staffing, payroll, wellness, and safety. The department is also charged with ensuring that the City complies with all federal and state employment laws as well as the policies outlined in the Stanwood Municipal Code, union collective bargaining agreements, and the City’s Personnel Policy (PDF).


The City of Stanwood offers rewarding career opportunities in a scenic small town environment accessible to urban amenities in Everett, Bellingham, and Seattle. The City serves a rapidly growing population of 6,220 plus and is the economic hub for surrounding unincorporated areas such as Camano Island, north Snohomish County, and south Skagit County. Residents are able to enjoy outside activities such as:

  • Bicycling
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • And other popular Pacific Northwest pastimes

City employees receive:

  • Competitive wages
  • Enrollment in the Washington Public Employee Retirement System
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage as part of the Association of Washington Cities Benefit Trust or the Teamsters Welfare Trust
  • An optional 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan