How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in working for the City of Lake Forest Park.  We're always looking for excellent employees to represent and serve our city.  If you think that is you, we want to know!

Application Process

Check out the “Job Opportunities” page to see if there's a match to your skills and expertise.  Please review any job listing carefully to ensure you meet the qualifications before applying.  If you have the qualifications for a position and want to apply, click on the green square labeled "Apply" at the top right corner of the job advertisement. 

If this is the first time you’re applying using our online job application process, you’ll 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 and attach all relevant documents such as cover letter and resume. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. 

Applications must be submitted online, include all required attachments and be filled out completely -- even if you're attaching a resume.  Incomplete applications may not be considered. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted

By applying online, you have access to the job opportunities system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may also review the current status of your application at any time. We use NEOGOV as our online Human Resources applicant tracking software to automate our hiring process.

Hiring Process

We want to be sure you're in the loop once your application has been submitted.  In most cases, a few weeks may pass between the closing date of a position and the interview.  Some positions generate significant numbers of applications, so time frames are approximate.  We ask that you please be patient during this important process.  The City is dedicated to thoroughly reviewing and considering all applications.  All applicants will be notified of whether or not they've been invited to participate in an interview.

Police Department Positions

The process to apply for entry level Police Officer positions starts through Public Safety Testing. This agency conducts the City of Lake Forest Park's written and physical ability examinations. Please visit their website at to select a testing date, time and location.

Pre-employment Background Checks

Pre-employment background checks are conducted on all applicants who are selected to continue in the process after interviews. Background checks may include criminal history check and reference check. At its discretion, the City may also require a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

Reasonable Accommodation 

If requested, the City of Lake Forest Park may provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities during the selection process.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Human Resources Office at 206-957-2806.