Human Resources

Roles & Responsibilities
The mission of Human Resources is to provide leadership in attracting and retaining quality professional staff as a key to providing effective service to the citizens of Port Angeles.

Human Resources is responsible for the recruitment and retention of a professional, productive, and diverse work force. Our concern is that the process is fair and that each applicant be given equal opportunity for employment.

Responsibilities
Human Resources serves employees. Our major responsibilities include:
  • Benefits Administration
  • Civil Service Program management for police and firefighters
  • Compensation and classification
  • Employee recognition and service awards
  • Labor relations
  • New hire orientations
  • Organizational training
  • Performance evaluations
  • Policies and procedures
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Safety and risk management
  • Wellness program
  • Workers compensation

Labor Relations


The City of Port Angeles has five unions with the following bargaining unit contracts:
  • American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees - professional and clerical
  • International Association of Firefighters
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - electrical workers and mechanics
  • Teamsters - Police Commissioned Officers
  • Teamsters - Police Non-Commissioned Officers

Civil Service


Police officers and firefighters are hired under the authority of the Civil Service Commission. The commission ensures our public safety employees are hired on the basis of merit and, if necessary, disciplined for cause.

Safety Practices


The City of Port Angeles Safety Committee, comprised of elected and appointed members, provides a forum for ideas, suggestions, and concerns regarding employee safety.

Americans With Disabilities Policy


In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Port Angeles does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the city's services, programs, or activities. It does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).