Employment Procedures

General Procedures

The City of Puyallup recruits to fill vacant positions as they occur or draws from established eligibility lists of qualified applicants who have met job requirements and passed applicable tests.  Selection processes may include panel interviews, practical tests, and/or second interviews with department personnel before an applicant can be considered for an appointment. The following information is provided to assist you in understanding our employment process. 

Online Application (NEOGOV)

Applicants apply online via NEOGOV by clicking on the relevant job title and clicking on the "Apply" link.  It is important that you review the job announcement carefully to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications before completing the application.

If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.  

For NEOGOV technical assistance with your application please contact the NEOGOV Applicant Support Line toll-free at

(855) 524-5627 or via email.

Resumes & Other Attachments

We encourage applicants to attach resumes, cover letters, or other information to their online application that may assist us in the review and selection process, but such attachments are not required. 


Screening Applicants

Completed applications that include the responses to the supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed and evaluated. Those applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the City's current needs will be contacted via email for further selection process steps. 



The NEOGOV process is your indication that your application has been received. No further action is required.