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Current Openings

Corrections Officer

The Wapato Police Department is now accepting applications to create a hiring list for the position of Entry Level Corrections Officer. Laterals and women are encouraged to apply. Physical Agility Test and Oral Board date(s) will be determined for qualified candidates. The 2016 pay scale range is $15.38 to $18.95 per hour DOE. Educational and bilingual pay incentives are available. Benefits Package includes excellent medical, dental and vision. Contact the Wapato Police Department at 205 S. Simcoe Ave., Wapato, Tel. 509-877-4275 for applications, personal history statement and job description. The City of Wapato is an equal opportunity employer.

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Wapato Public Works Department-Maintenance Worker

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Employment Application

The Wapato Public Works Department is now accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker. The current pay range is $2,985 to $3,628 per month DOE with a benefit package. There will be some required weekend work. Minimum requirements are a high school diploma or GED, able to read and write English language, and to perform basic mathematics calculations. Candidates with municipal maintenance and utility operation experience, and auto mechanic/HVAC/electrician skills are desired. Bilingual in Spanish is encouraged but not required. This position will have duty assignments in Streets, Parks, Cemetery, and Water/Sewer divisions. Pre-employment drug screen and background check required. This position is a non-
exempt union position.

Applications can also be obtained by email,; by calling 509-877-2334; or by stopping by City Hall at 205 E 3rd St, Wapato WA 98951. The application packet needs to be received no later than January 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm. The City of Wapato is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.



Volunteer Openings

Planning Commission has two open positions.  Please contact Fire Chief Santos Valdez at 509.877.7146 or to find out more information.

Civil Service Commission has three open positions.  Please contact Mayor Farias at 509.985.7500 or to find out more information.  Contact:  509.877.7146 or

The Fire Department is always recruiting volunteers to be fire fighters and emergency medical technicians.  If you are interested, please contact Fire Chief Santos Valdez at 509.877.7146 or
Download the Lower Valley Fire & Rescue Volunteer Recruit Application

The Police Department is always recruiting volunteers to be Police Reserve Officers.  If you are interested, please download this information

City Hall
205 E 3rd Street
Wapato WA 98951
Tel. 509.877.2334
Fax 509.877.3979
City Council Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to all open public meetings of the City Council Regular and Work Session meetings. Both meetings are held at City Hall Council Chambers, 205 E Third Street, Wapato, WA. City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Council Work Sessions are informal and informational. They are just before City Council meetings starting as early as 6:00 pm.