Tips for Applying

Take your time: The online application is incredibly important so ensure that you take your time and read each question carefully. Ensure that the information provided is accurate. Complete the application and answer all the questions thoroughly.

Check your Email: The majority of the communication for interviews and any updates will be sent via email. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as well.

Research: Take a moment to do some research about Metro Parks Tacoma. Take a look at our Mission, Vision and Values.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get help with my online application?

  • Call Government Jobs customer service at 855-524-5627 to talk with someone live (or dial 2 and request a call back). Applicant customer service is available Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time.)
  • Email
  • Visit the Government Jobs FAQ page.

How often are jobs posted?

Jobs may be posted every day.

How do I know if Metro Parks has successfully received my online application?

  • Government Jobs sends a notification email that your application has been successfully received.

What if the job I want isn’t currently open?

We can accept applications only for positions that are currently open for recruitment. However, we encourage you to sign up for job notifications. This feature provides you the opportunity to check off job classifications that interest you, which will generate automatic emails when a new job opens.

When I apply for a job at Metro Parks, can I submit a resume instead of a job application?

A resume cannot be accepted in place of a completed application. Do not state “see resume” in any section of your application. Be sure and review the job announcement for required documentation. Depending on the position, a resume and/or cover letter may be necessary. If your application packet does not include all requested materials, it will be incomplete and will not be considered for the position.

Do I need to submit a separate application for each position I am interested in?

Yes, you will need to submit a separate application for each position that interests you. Your registration with makes it easy to update and customize your application for each position.

What material do I need to submit to apply for a current job opening?

In addition to the application, you may be asked to submit a resume, cover letter, answers to supplemental questions, or other materials. Review the job announcement carefully for instructions. For applications submitted online, please note the system will close the posting at the date and time listed on the announcement. If you have not submitted your application by this deadline, your application will not be accepted.

What happens after I submit my application?

The hiring department carefully reviews all applications to identify the most qualified applicants. Applications will be reviewed in comparison with all other applications received. This review may take a few weeks. The most-qualified applicants may be invited to participate in additional selection activities such as tests or interviews. Each job posting will indicate if additional selection activities will be conducted. If you receive notification for a test or interview confirm your attendance, if requested.

What happens if I want to check or change part of my application?

For questions or concerns about your application or online job profile, contact Government Jobs customer services at (885) 524-5624 or