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County Courthouse
311 Grand Ave., Suite 107
Bellingham, WA 98225

Telephone: (360) 676-6802


Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Human Resources - Application Process

Our applications are available in PDF format for printing. Look for the link in the "How to Apply" section of each Job Announcement

Whatcom County provides equal employment opportunity in all terms, conditions and privileges of employment for all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, Vietnam-Era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a disabled person.

Thank you for considering employment with Whatcom County.  This information is provided to assist you in understanding our employment process.  If you have any suggestions to help us improve the process, please let us know.

Job Announcement

The job announcement lists a brief summary of the position, essential duties, qualifications and special requirements.  Please review this information carefully to assure that you meet these criteria before applying.

Application Packet

To be considered for any position, you must submit a completed, signed original Whatcom County Employment Application and, if applicable, a Supplemental Application form, by the closing date.  These documents will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum job requirements.  Please do not fill in sections with "refer to resume."

Signed, original application materials must be received in Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.  Whatcom County does not accept postmarks, emailed or faxed applications.

To obtain the required application packet:

  • Print out the appropriate application in PDF format at the end of each job announcement (Note: Requires Adobe Acrobat ); or
  • Call (360) 676-6802; or
  • E-mail to and give us your complete postal mailing address including zip code, and the title of the position you are applying for, and we will mail you the necessary application materials.


If you would like to request assistance with physical access or communications, or have other needs related to a disability, please contact Human Resources.

Whatcom County will perform checks of education, training, criminal history, experience and other job-related information. Certain positions will be subject to testing for job-related skills, driving record checks, drug tests and a physical examination.

Whatcom County is a Smoke-Free and Drug Free Workplace.