BTC's campus will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day, and there will be no daytime classes Tuesday, May 28, for a Faculty In-Service Day.

Human Resources

Current Job Openings

The College accepts applications only for current open recruitments and only through our online application system. We do not accept paper applications, resumes, or cover letters. You can attach job specific resumes and documents to your online application for each job you apply to. Those interested in working for Bellingham Technical College are encouraged to complete a Job Interest Card to receive notification when vacancies occur.

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Sick Leave Law

Initiative Measure No. 1433 (1-1433) was passed by Washington State voters on November 8, 2016 and was written into Chapter 49.46 RCW Minimum Wage Requirements and Labor Standards. In addition to increasing the minimum wage, it requires Bellingham Technical College to provide hourly and student employees with paid sick leave. This law does not apply to employees who are ineligible for overtime such as Professional Staff employees, Administrators and Faculty (including Adjunct Faculty),

Minimum Wage Increase

Washington State’s minimum wage increased to $16.28 per hour on January 1, 2024


Here are some Questions and Answers to this new law.

Information and updates will be posted on the BTC internet and intranet Human Resources Department Sites. You may also email the Human Resources Office at

PEBB - Public Employees Benefit Board

The State of Washington, through the PEBB Program, provides insurance coverage to eligible state and higher-education employees, retirees, and their dependents.

PEBB website
PEBB Benefits
PEBB Forms & Publication


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TIAA-CREF Advice and Planning

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Bellingham Area

BTC is positioned in the heart of Bellingham, perfectly placed for sunset views over Bellingham Bay and just a quick drive to downtown’s many restaurants, shops and breweries. The area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with dozens of parks, miles of trails for hiking and biking, lakes and rivers for kayaking and boating, and Mt. Baker at our doorstep for skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Bellingham has a thriving small-business community that makes for a vibrant atmosphere downtown and in the nearby Fairhaven Historical District. Local farmers, artists, crafters and chefs share their wares at the Farmers Market most Saturdays.

The city and surrounding Whatcom County have nurtured a healthy mix of small businesses and large manufacturers, including refineries, boat-builders, aerospace companies and more. With Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, and Northwest Indian College also calling Bellingham home, higher education has a strong presence in the community.

Bellingham routinely takes top spots on best-of lists, scoring high marks for bicycle-friendliness, outdoor recreation, safety, and just being a generally great place to live and do business for its approximately 82,000 residents. With Vancouver, B.C., just an hour to the north and Seattle 85 miles to the south, Bellingham has the ideal mix of small-city feel with big-city access.

Bellingham Links

City of Bellingham
Downtown Bellingham
Chamber of Commerce
Port of Bellingham
Bellingham/Whatcom Tourism
NW Economic Development Council
Whatcom County
State of Washington
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

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HR Info

Contract Info

BEA - Bellingham Education Association

Bellingham Educational Association (BEA) – Bellingham Technical College (2022-2025)
Category: Higher Education
Bargaining unit members: 120
Collective bargaining agreement: BEA Collective bargaining agreement - PDF
Agreement status: Funded

BEST - Bellingham Educational Support Team

BEST Bellingham Educational Support Team - Technical College (2023-2026)
Category: Higher Education
Bargaining unit members: 53
Collective bargaining agreement: BEST Collective bargaining agreement - PDF
Agreement status: Funded


Teamsters - Technical College (2022-2025)
Category: Higher Education
Bargaining unit members: 26
Collective bargaining agreement: Teamsters Collective Bargaining Agreement - PDF
Agreement status: Funded

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Hours & Contacts

Regular Hours

Mon to Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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