Current Openings

Public Works Director

Salary Range: $5,500-$7,000

Open until filled; first review on October 11, 2017.

Non-union position directing the daily operations and maintenance of a full service municipal Public Works Department including primarily; Water, Wastewater, Streets, Parks, Pool, and Cemetery.  Coordination of department budget preparation and expenditure management, capital construction project administration, as well as interfacing with the Mayor, the city Council Members, funding agency and local residents.

Five years of experience or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience within the municipal Public works arena with at least two (2) years in a lead or supervisory capacity.

A four (4) year college degree in a relevant field such as Engineering, Public Administration, Project Management, or similar. See experience area for any education and experience combination.  Washington Water Management 2 and/or Wastewater certification required or the ability to obtain within one year of appointment.

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Police Department – Lateral Police Officer

The City of Wapato, WA is currently accepting applications for Police Officer – Lateral. Continuous testing. 2017 salary scale $3,742 to $4,804 per month, based on current union contract.  Closing date until filled.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

Applicants must: be citizens of the Unites States; be a high school graduate or equivalent; be not less than twenty one (21) years of age; possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license; possess minimum of eighteen (18) months full time job experience after certification by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (or CJTC recognized certification) as a sworn, paid Municipal, County, State or Federal Police Officer within the last thirty six (36) months; possess experience performing patrol, traffic or investigation; must be current Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy graduate or eligible to attend the Washington State’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Equivalency Academy.  Military police experience does not qualify.

Other requirements include an extensive background investigation to include a polygraph and psychological examination.

Lateral Incentives

Pay: Start at Step 1 to 4 of existing pay scale.  Level determined by years of service and background information with final determination made by mayor.

An initial balance of leave, in form of vacation and sick not to exceed eighty hours will be granted at Mayor’s discretion.

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Personal History Statement


Corrections Officer – Entry Level and Lateral


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 2017 pay scale range is $16.32 to $20.10 per hour DOQ. 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.

Job Description
Employment Application
Personal History Statement

Civil Service Testing

IMMEDIATE OPENING – Application and Resume must be received by 5:00 pm on August 14, 2017.  Physical agility and written test on August 15, 2017 for entry level applicants, followed by an oral boards on August 16th.  Qualified lateral applicants will be scheduled for an oral board on August 16th.


Volunteer Openings

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 svaldez@wapato-city.org.
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

Contact Us

Wapato City Hall
205 E 3rd Street
Wapato, WA 98951-1326
Tel. 509.877.2334
Fax 509.877.3979

Monday through Friday:
8:30 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 5:00