Current Openings

Title: Instructional Recreation Aides (Grades 1-5 / September 3, 2020 – June 17, 2020)

12 Positions (8 at Cherrydale Elementary School & 4 at Saltars Elementary School)


Wage/Hours: $13.65-$15.95 Hr. (2020) 
Program participants are in grades 1 through 5.  Each cohort will have up to 10 participants.  Two Instructional Recreation Aides will be assigned to each cohort and will alternate work schedules working Mon/Wed/Fri one week and Tues/Thurs the next (6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.).                                

Closing Date: Open until filled with ongoing review.  Early application submission is encouraged.                                    
Targeted position fill date August 24, 2020
(posted 8/10/20)                                                       

Position Description:  Supervise, monitor, evaluate, and assess program participants.  Direct and participate in program activities to include:  assisting participants with online coursework, tracking assignments, setting up online meetings, arts/crafts, and physical activities. Strives to maintain a safe program environment.  (Activities associated with this program have been modified to incorporate social distancing.)

Minimum Qualifications:
1. High school graduation/GED equivalent.
2. One year experience working with preschool/elementary age children in a structured program.
3. Experienced in setting up, & participating in, online meetings.
4. CPR and Basic First Aid Certification (able to obtain within an agreed/specified period).
5. Washington State Food Workers’ Card (able to obtain within an agreed/specified period).

Experience working with children in a preschool, before/after school, instructional, or recreational program. Experience with Civic Rec. POS software (receipting).

Physical Requirements: 

Frequent walking, running, standing, sitting, squatting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and moving/lifting up to 30 pounds.  Occasionally transport/set-up equipment tables/chairs.  Frequent interaction with children in physical activities.  The incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain as some activities will be conducted in an outdoor environment.

Terms of Employment:    These positions have been established for the 2020-2021 school year. The program is self-funding.  Participant enrollment must support program costs.  Hours worked will be determined by program enrollment.  Should the Steilacoom Historical School District move from online learning to onsite learning, the positions may be affected.

Application Procedure:  Submit a resume and Town of Steilacoom application to:  Town of Steilacoom, Human Resources, 2301 Worthington Street, Steilacoom, Washington 98388.  Please note on the application the position for which you are applying.  Applications are also available online at at the following link Employment Application or may be obtained by calling the job line at (253) 983-2590.  Those applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the Town’s needs may be selected to appear before an interview panel.  Successful candidates must pass a credit check and background check.For more information click this link for the Job Description: Instructional Recreation Aide Job Description 

Public Safety Officer (Lateral)

The picturesque Town of Steilacoom is establishing an eligibility list for lateral officers.  Public Safety Officers are cross-trained and have an opportunity to serve the community in the areas of law enforcement and EMS.  Not trained in both disciplines?  Don’t worry!  Training in EMS needed to increase your versatility will be provided.  We think you’ll find life as a Public Safety Officer both diverse and rewarding and encourage law enforcement officers to apply.  The 2019 monthly salary range for this position averages $6,248. - $7,314.  Specialty pay opportunities are available.  Officers are part of the LEOFF 2 retirement system and may participate in a 457 deferred compensation plan. The Town maintains a tuition reimbursement program.  If you’re interested in new challenges and have had 12 continuous months of career service with a city, county or state law enforcement agency within the past 24 months, application packets may be obtained by calling (253) 983-2590. 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Steilacoom community actively supports the various local governments and non-profit agencies providing services in Town. If you would like to donate your time, talent and energy, please contact one of the following listed on the right side of this page.



The Town of Steilacoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer