Departments > Human Resources




(253) 851-5039  |  fax  (253) 851-8563


The Human Resource Office is dedicated to serving the citizens of the City of Gig Harbor 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 with the public, staff and stakeholders. Responsibilities of the Human Resource office include planning, organizing, and administering the City’s human resource systems and services, including health benefits, employee safety, worker’s compensation, labor relations, and compliance with employment regulations and guidelines as dictated by federal, state, and municipal laws. This position also manages recruitment and selection; job classification and compensation plans; and training and development.

The Human Resources Manager serves as the Civil Service Secretary/Chief Examiner for the Civil Service Commission.


WellCity Award Recipient

The City of Gig Harbor creates an environment that supports health practices which enhance the quality of life for City employees.  As a result, the City is a recipient of the Association of Washington Cities WellCity Award which recognizes members for employee health promotion.  As a WellCity, the City receives a 2% discount on it’s insurance premiums.


Human Resource Department Notices


The City of Gig Harbor assures that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.  If you feel you have been subjected to discrimination, please contact the City's Title VI Coordinator, McCool, at (253) 851-5039 or by email at ____________ or by mail at City of Gig Harbor, Human Resources Department, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor, WA  98335.