Culture and Benefits at City Light

We do things differently at City Light. We think about the future of energy. We have forward-thinking conversations about sustainability. We are committed to social responsibility. We hire locally and educate our next generation of energy experts through apprenticeships and internships. And, we respect and champion the diversity of our employees, customers, and communities.

A Culture of Public Service

Our employees enjoy public service. From working to protect the environment and wildlife to delivering customers affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible energy services. Our employees are committed and accountable to the customers and communities we serve.

Race and Social Justice

City Light actively promotes the eradication of racism from our workplace and supports the city-wide initiative for race and social justice. This includes:

  • Mandatory training for all employees
  • Racial equity analyses for all new programs and initiatives
  • Change teams for each division to help facilitate necessary changes to processes, communications, programs, or benefits

Learn more about the city-wide Race and Social Justice Initiative.


City Light offers competitive and people-first benefits, including:

  • Competitive wages
  • 12 days paid sick and 12 days vacation leave accrued in the first year - with opportunities to earn even more based on number of years employed
  • Dental and vision coverage paid in full
  • Healthcare coverage with several plans to choose from - at lower than average cost to you
  • Long term disability at no cost
  • Pretax flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care
  • Employee Assistance Programs including tobacco cessation, Weight Watchers, tuition assistance and financial and mental health counseling
  • City retirement program with 100% match and additional deferred compensation
  • Nine federal paid holidays plus 2 personal holidays
  • Up to 4 weeks paid family care leave each year for eligible situations
  • Free Orca card for bus pass or ferry transit
  • Flexible schedules and teleworking opportunities for eligible classifications

Our employee association also provides annual scholarships to children of employees graduating high school and going on to post-secondary education.