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Human Resources

Ridgefield’s Human Resources Department is responsible for managing the legal, compliance, equal employment opportunity and workforce diversity efforts through a variety of programs.

The service areas within Human Resources include: 

  • Employment (recruitment, selection, and retention)
  • Risk management
  • Policy development and administration
  • Training and development
  • Employee benefit programs
  • Safety and wellness
  • Job classification and compensation
  • Labor union and employee relations
  • Compliance with labor and civil rights laws
  • Payroll and employee records management

Team Philosophy

The City’s goal is to create a working environment that enables the organization to meet its stated goals and our employees to be successful. To assist in attaining this goal, the City established a Team Philosophy that describes the City’s core values — the traits and qualities that represent its highest priorities. These qualities include: Stewardship (we are public servants), Integrity (we demonstrate sound moral and ethical principles), Respect (we treat each other with dignity), Accountability and Responsibility (we strive to exceed expectations and honor our commitments), Creativity and Initiative (we look for innovative ways to do business and solve problems), Cooperation and Collaboration (we build strong, positive relationships, and create solutions as a team), Leadership (we have a can-do, get-it-done attitude), and Reputation (we strive to become known for our successful commitments to a safe, friendly, challenging, inspiring, productive, rewarding, and value-driven workplace).

Apply for a Job

The City welcomes you to apply for our current vacancies by filling out our Employment Application. Vacancies and the employment application may be viewed on the Job Opportunities page. Application materials are accepted only for positions which are currently posted. Unsolicited resumes and applications will not be accepted or retained.

Ridgefield is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals. Therefore, the City will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, political or religious affiliation or opinion, color, national origin, marital status, military status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status under applicable law.

Labor Relations Philosophy

Ridgefield is committed to working collaboratively with unions and employees who are represented to achieve common goals. The City strives to achieve this commitment throughout the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with two unions and by maintaining effective communication with the unions outside of the negotiation process.

The Ridgefield Police Officers’ Association represents the law enforcement officers. The current labor agreement between RPOA and the City was effective January 1, 2018 and was extended through December 31, 2021.

The Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers, Local 58, represents Public Works and administrative and finance employees. The current labor agreement between Teamsters and the City was effective January 1, 2018 and has been extended through December 31, 2022.

Contact Information

Administration Department
230 Pioneer St
PO Box 608
Ridgefield, WA 98642
Phone: (360) 887-3557
Fax: (360) 887-0861

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