Human Resources

Human Resources Department

The ultimate goals and primary objectives of the Human Resources department include hiring the most qualified, highly-skilled individuals who will serve the citizens of Edmonds and providing City staff with training, benefits and information that allow them to do their jobs in the best possible way.

Human Resources at the City includes recruiting and selecting new employees; administering employee benefits, unemployment insurance, deferred compensation, training programs and the City's classification and compensation program; developing and implementing Human Resources policies and procedures; and directing labor relations and negotiation efforts.

Additional areas of responsibility that fall under Human Resources include administration of the City's safety and workers' compensation programs; City liaison for the Edmonds Disability Board, Chief Examiner/Secretary for the Civil Service Commission; participating on the Citizen's Commission for the Compensation of Elected Officials and the MEBT Committee.


The City of Edmonds is committed to the safety of employees during this difficult time while ensuring we are still able to serve the public as needed. Please see below for documents related to the City's effort to mititgate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employment Opportunities

Online employment profiles must be fully completed and online applications must be made for all job openings.  Resumes, cover letters and other supporting materials may be uploaded as you apply for jobs online.

The City fully embraces and supports all areas of equity, diversity and inclusion in our employment practices. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our all of our employees. Employment is based on job requirements, individual qualifications, merit and business needs, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or any other protected class.

Human Resources Contact Information

Please use the below contact information if you need HR assistance.

Secure Fax:   425-275-4806

Please email Carly Derrick for employment verifications


Jessica Neill Hoyson, HR Director

Phone: 425-771-0258

 Emily Wagener, HR Analyst

Phone: 425-775-7740

 Carly Derrick, HR Assistant (part-time)

Phone: 425-672-5751 

 Craig Cottrell, Safety & Disaster Coordinator