Human Resources

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Human Resources Department is to provide the employees of Benton County with the support, education, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to help us all become a highly diverse and skilled team of employees, ready to provide the level of service that Benton County residents deserve.

We are responsive to the changing needs and expectations of the community we serve by providing exceptional customer service. We value and promote honesty, integrity, professionalism, confidentiality, accuracy, accessibility and teamwork.

Goals, Services, and Priorities

1.    Provide leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and administration of policies and procedures.

2.    Provide input and solutions to workplace issues, that uphold the values of Benton County.

3.    Be responsive to the ever-changing technological capabilities that allow for modernization and streamlining of County processes.

4.    Attract qualified applicants, motivate existing employees and inspire long term commitment by strengthening employer-employee relationships and maintaining a benefit package that accommodates the changing needs of our employees and their families.

5.    Be engaged with employees, including education and training, frequent communication, and availability,

6.    Look ahead, prepare for the future of Benton County by utilizing succession planning techniques.

7.    Use constant efforts to reach agreement and compromise with labor relations.

8.    Maintain and uphold the Civil Service process by encouraging positive and fair recruitment, testing, and hiring for designated positions.

9.    Enforce federal, state, and local laws to ensure Benton County is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and promote the safety and productivity of employees.


Contact Us
Human Resources Department
7122 W. Okanogan Place, Bldg. A
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 737-2777
Fax: (509) 737-2778

Benton County    620 Market Street    Prosser, Washington 99350
Phone: (509) 786-5710 or (509) 783-1310
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