We look forward to having you join us in making Tacoma a livable and progressive international city, regarded for the richness of its multi-cultural population and its natural setting. We provide high-quality, innovative and cost-effective municipal services that enhance the lives of our citizens and ratepayers and the vitality of our neighborhoods and business districts through teamwork, integrity, and continuous improvement.
Welcome to the team!
Your orientation to the City of Tacoma, begins with this short video. Click on the image to view.
Living in Tacoma
Tacoma is a great place to live and work. We hope you’ll explore the culture, food, art and more after work and on the weekend! Tacoma is known for its world-renowned glass art; Tacoma’s vibrant urban core is alive with culture. Find yourself surrounded by creativity and city sophistication when you dine, shop and experience Tacoma’s downtown. The friendly city inspires many to celebrate the melding of old and new. See historic architecture amidst urban design.
The City’s many districts abound with culture. Stroll the museum district where you can explore art, glass, and history. Wander amongst the eclectic mix of upbeat restaurants and music venues on Sixth Avenue. Shop the unique boutiques in the historic Proctor and Stadium districts, which bustle with foot traffic. Rooted in the arts, Tacoma is the place to be.
The City also participates in Downtown on the Go which offers services, resources, and programs specific to Downtown commuters, businesses, and residents. For more information on the services, resources, and programs, check out the link below.
On Your First Day
For most new hires, your first two days will be spent in New Hire Orientation. You’ll join a group of other new employees in two days of training and orientation activities designed to get you off to a good start in your new job. You’ll also have a chance to sign up for your employee benefits, if you are eligible.
If your hire date does not coincide with one of our New Hire Orientation dates, don’t worry, you’ll be scheduled for the next session. It shouldn’t be more than a week after your hire date, as they are offered biweekly. Whenever you attend, there will be knowledgeable experts who can answer your questions about employment and benefits with the City. Click here for more information about benefits.
You can find out more about what to expect in your first couple days on the job here.