The City of University Place is currently seeking an applicant to fill the current City Council vacancy of Position #7. This position represents the entire City of University Place. If you are interested in applying for this vacancy you may obtain application packet materials at City Hall, located at 3715 Bridgeport Way W. University Place, WA 98466, by calling our office at (253)566-5656, or you may download the materials at our website www.cityofup.com.
Qualifications for Office and Responsibilities of the City Council
State law requires that citizens seeking appointment for this position must be a registered voter of the City at the time of filing their candidacy declaration. Potential applicants must also be a resident of the City of University Place for at least one year.
The City Council establishes policy by enacting ordinances and resolutions determined to reflect the needs of the community. The Council appoints the City Manager, adopts the City budget, approves appropriations and contracts in the City’s name, levies taxes, and enacts franchises. The Council meets regularly the first and third Monday of each month from approximately 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Council Members receive weekly packets which usually take three to five hours per week to review. Council Members are expected to attend all meetings, occasional weekend retreats (two to three times a year), additional meetings as needed, community/outreach visits, and potential participation on local, regional and State committees.
Position Application Requirements
Successful candidates for this position will fill out the City’s application and reference forms. Additionally, candidates will supply a current resume, cover letter (limited to 1 ½ to 2 pages, 12 font, double space, stating why you want to serve on the City Council), a list of three references, and answer the position questions. Finalists may be subject to a criminal background check. The application packet may all be obtained from City Hall or from the City’s website www.cityofup.com. All materials must be turned in to City Hall, Attention Human Resources, located at 3715 Bridgeport Way W. University Place, WA 98466. All application materials must be completed and turned in no later than noon on Friday, January 8, 2010. No postmarks or faxes will be accepted.
- December 16, 2009 – Application process officially open
- January 8, 2010 – Application process closes at noon
- January 11, 2010 – Applications provided to Council for review
- January 13, 2010 – First applicant presentation to Council (3 minute presentations). Council selects top six finalists
- January 20, 2010 – Public forum “Meet the Candidates”
- February 1, 2010 – Council interviews top six candidates. (Council may select top 2 candidates and make an appointment at this meeting or)
- February 4, 2010 – Council selects top 2 candidates and appoints (or)
- February 8, 2010 – Council selects top 2 candidates and appoints
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The City of University Place is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation (including gender identity), or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. If you need an accommodation in the application process, or if you have questions about this application process, please call Lisa Petorak, Human Resources Manager at (253) 460-2515.