Summer Employment Program in Public Works

Earn money, build a resume, & get your foot in the door!

Student employees in the Public Works Department help plan, maintain, & operate Kitsap County's roads & public utilities. Application reopens in Spring 2018.

  • Good pay & consistent hours. You'll earn more than minimum wage ($12.15 - $15.88/hour), work 40 hours a week, and receive a higher wage each summer you return. Most positions work the same hours every day of the week, so it's easy to schedule summer fun.


  • Build a resume & learn real skills. You'll join professional crews and perform work out in the community. We provide both formal and on-the-job training in skills employers desire and give you a taste of what it's like to work in government.


  • Apply once & get your foot in the door. As long as you keep meeting employment requirements, you can work four summers without submitting another application. And if you're thinking long term, the summer employee program is a great place to make a first impression with a career employer-- a number of our full-time employees got their start as student workers!

​More perks:

  • AmeriCorps education awards. Ask our program staff about current award availability.
  • Internship credits. Ask our program staff about how some students earn credits.
  • Work with other college students. Most student employees work with a mix of full-time employees and student employees.
  • Flexible interviews. Interviews are conducted by phone or over Skype during February, March, and April.
  • Work outside. Most student positions allow you to be outside all summer long.

Enter the online job portal.

Application period is closed for the 2017 season.

Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in a full-time college or university program and be 18 years old by their date of hire.

Contact Us

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Kitsap1 at 360.337.5777 or and ask to be connected to the Summer Employment staff.