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Employee Benefits

The employment benefits at the City of Kirkland go far beyond the tangible offerings listed below. At the City of Kirkland, we strive to create and maintain a positive work environment with opportunities for employees to continue to grow in their careers and experiences. We take great pride in maintaining our caring and diverse work culture to foster collaboration and teamwork across the organization to accomplish our goals and objectives.

Health and Welfare Benefits
• Multiple Choices of Medical and Dental Coverage for Eligible Employees and Dependents - 100% City sponsored*

• Postal Prescription Services
• 100% City Sponsored Vision Coverage for Eligible Employees and Dependents
• Employee Assistance Program
• Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
• Two Times Annual Salary Life Insurance - 100% City Sponsored
• Supplemental Life Insurance Offered at Competitive Rates
• VEBA or MERP (Public Safety Positions)
• Wellness Program with a Free On-Site Workout Facility and Locker Rooms
• Super Commuter Program
• Flexible Work Schedules
* Costs of benefits may vary based on the applicable bargaining unit and/or part-time status

Deferred Compensation and Retirement Programs

        • 401K Plan with City Match - Municipal Employees Benefit Trust (MEBT) 
        • Washington State Retirement Systems (PERS, LEOFF and PSERS) 
        • International City/County Management Association (ICMA) 457 Plan

Paid Leaves

        • Eleven Holidays** 
        • One Floating Holiday** 
        • Community Service Day** 
        • Vacation 
        • Sick 
        • Bereavement 
        • Jury Duty 
        • Military Leave 
        ** Benefits may vary based on the applicable bargaining unit.


Human Resources
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
123 5th Ave, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3210 | F. 425.587.3215