City of Spokane

The City of Spokane has about 2,000 employees and operates a Mayor-Council, or “strong mayor,” form of government. The Mayor is the head of the executive branch, similar to the governor's role at the state level and the President's role at the federal level. The City Administrator, meanwhile, serves in the capacity of the City's chief operating officer. The other key elected members in our government are the seven members of the City Council, who make up the legislative branch of the City's government.

The Spokane community is nestled in the stunning inland Pacific Northwest and known for its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and world class colleges and universities. Spokane’s vibrant downtown features a rich food scene and a plethora of breweries and wineries. Spokane has all the perks of a big city, without the big city inconveniences.

With four distinct seasons, the outdoor actives are limitless. There are 76 lakes within 50 miles of Spokane and 5 ski resorts within 2 hours. We have 86 parks and 7 public golf courses, as well as 12 conservation areas within 10 miles of downtown. With an average commute time of 19 minutes, Spokane locals spend less time commuting and more time living. Our community has 29 unique neighborhoods and is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Spokane is a great place to live and play. Learn more about our city, here!

 

 

 

 

36 job(s) at City of Spokane

CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
May 09, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Join the Spokane Water Department as a Water Efficiency Landscape Technician and help our city find a better way to beautify! The City of Spokane Water Department is seeking a responsible individual for implementing components of the Department's "SpokaneScape" Turf-Replacement Program. Duties are heavy in nature, performed under varying work conditions and locations and require normal attention to prevent errors. This is a Temporary/Seasonal position that will work up to 40 hours per week and typically lasts for 6 months in duration. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. Essential Functions: Assist in the installation and maintenance of drought tolerant landscaping, irrigation systems, and hardscaping. Repairs and replaces sprinkler heads, drip emitters and related irrigation equipment. Ability to follow instructions and work independently or with a team. Operates automotive equipment and a two-way radio. Performs related work as required. Ability To: Be detail oriented from start to finish in a landscaping projects. Finished projects are expected to look professionally completed. Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Ability to follow directions from team leaders. Establish and maintain effective relationships and communicate well with other employees. Understand the principles and practices of landscaping, drip irrigation, turf maintenance and sprinkler systems. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1-2 years related experience in residential, commercial, or professional landscape/horticulture field work. Must be over 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record. Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation) : Perform a variety of onsite field work. Drives City vehicle to job sites. May work in extreme weather conditions including heat and rain. Physically capable of lifting/carrying heavy landscape material (50 lbs. or more). EXAMINATION DETAILS
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
May 08, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY WATER DEPARTMENT AND KEEP OUR CITY FLOWING! The City of Spokane Water Department is looking for temp-seasonal workers to be a part of our winning team, contributing to the success of our city. METER READER NATURE OF WORK: Performs routine manual and clerical work in reading water meters and recording water consumption. Inattention, carelessness, or lack of prudence in the performance of normal duties may cause embarrassment or possible financial loss to the City. Duties require little individual judgment with methods and procedures clearly defined. Employee has regular outside public contact. Work is light in nature and is performed under varying weather conditions. LABORER NATURE OF WORK: Performs unskilled and limited semi-skilled manual work in the Water department. Duties are heavy in nature, requiring a high degree of physical exertion, and are performed under hazardous or adverse weather conditions. THIS POSITION OFFERS 40 HOURS PER WEEK FOR A TOTAL OF 960 HOURS (APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS). EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. Essential Functions: Perform routine manual and clerical work in reading water meters and recording water consumption. Perform unskilled and limited semi-skilled manual work. Dig and backfill ditches and holes by hand. Load and unload trucks. Establish and place traffic, safety and road barricades. Direct traffic at construction sites. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent; Applicants must possess a valid driver's license. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to operate & take care of handheld computer equipment. Walk 10+ miles a day. Ability to see, with or without corrective lenses, well enough to read standard print.. Enough sense of smell to detect equipment damage. Enough manual dexterity to operate tools and equipment. Enough body mobility to climb, crawl, walk and kneel. Enough stamina for heavy and awkward lifting. Sustained walking and standing for up to five hours at a time with only one fifteen minute break. Enough strength to lift and carry heavy objects weighing up to 100 lbs.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
May 04, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Are you data driven and innovation oriented? Passionate about learning new things and then applying that information in interesting ways? Unafraid of taking on new challenges, head-on? So are we. If you are a GIS professional who loves the work and wants to be a part of something bigger, this may be the ideal place for you. Our GIS Analysts are industry pacesetters in municipal mapping technologies and are consistently changing the way that government utilizes cartographic and archival data. You have: Earned a degree with major coursework in geography, engineering, drafting, cartography, architecture, computer science, information systems or a related field Three years of professional GIS technical support experience, including system development, maintenance, troubleshooting and customer service. Considerable knowledge of GIS planning, design, development, implementation and system operations. Ideal candidates will be creative problem solvers, who enjoy working independently to develop innovative analyses. Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills are essential, to understand and interpret user requests and clearly communicate technical ideas. City of Spokane GIS Analysts have professional development opportunities, annual pay step increases, a flexible working environment and great employee benefits, including a pension plan! Please visit the City of Spokane Career Center at governmentjobs.com/careers/spokanecity, for the full job specification and compensation details. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Provides technical GIS-related support pertaining to GIS planning, design, development, implementation, and system operations. Researches and compiles data from City records or other sources including legal descriptions, surveys and land/right-of-way/topography maps, roads, development plans and related geographical instruments; interprets various documents including surveys and plats and makes parcel boundary line determinations using accepted principles and practices. Prepares and maintains GIS datasets using specialized mapping applications and hardware; creates, edits, and manipulates vector data and their associated attribute data; completes data conversions and performs technical quality analysis. Enters data into base layers; ensures the integrity, quality and accuracy of information and data; conducts on-site inspections to identify and verify locations, markers and monuments. Uses geographical positioning system (GPS) receivers to collect geographic data and complete post-processing to increase the accuracy of the data. Utilizes mapping applications to design, develop and assemble cartographic quality maps for use by City departments or sale to the public; scans existing maps, archives and aerial photographs; edits digital photos for visual clarity; creates, revises and manipulates maps and mapping-related records. Provides GIS and GPS technical support for City employee system users; troubleshoots and resolves equipment and software problems, including data conversion and analysis issues; provides a timely, accurate and prompt response to customer service requests. Researches and recommends new tools, equipment and methodologies to expedite and/or improve processes. Participates on GIS development projects; communicates with vendors and contractors regarding products and services; provides technical support pertaining to hardware/software installation, testing and other areas. Develops and provides user training. Continuously communicates with the supervisor regarding the status of assigned projects, issues, goals and objectives. Performs other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable. Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with major coursework in geography, engineering, drafting, cartography, architecture, computer science, information systems or a related field. Experience : Three years of professional GIS technical support experience that includes system development, maintenance, troubleshooting and customer service. Licenses : Valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Note: An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may also be qualifying. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for promotion. The examination will consist of a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E: 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS You will receive a link to the Geographic Information Systems Analyst T&E in a separate email, on the morning of Thursday, May 20, 2021. Please note that this email will be sent from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). The test will be available for log-in, until 4:00 PM Pacific time on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Your responses to the questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details and are subject to verification. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details, and are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments to the application will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See above", etc. are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. Changes or corrections to your responses cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted. Duplicate applications will be disqualified TIP: It may be more efficient to develop your responses in a word processing document and then paste them into the online questionnaire to be submitted. Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. We encourage you to apply immediately. Online applications must be completed and submitted before 4:00 p.m. on the closing date. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions. COVID 19 SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE The safety of our employees and community are our highest priority. All employees are educated and trained on how to use proper social distancing, enhanced hygiene techniques, and personal protective equipment (PPE). As a public agency we are following all state required procedures in regards to PPE and COVID 19. Precautions include: Remote work when available for certain positions Daily cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces Temperature checks In office social distancing Use of video conferencing
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 30, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Nature of Work: This position will support community engagement, develop and maintain a public comment classification system, develop engagement materials to support the adoption process of the Housing Action Plan and potentially for other land use and transportation planning projects. The position will work closely with the current project manager and report to the Principal Planner. Project Description: The Housing Action Plan, funded in part by a grant from Washington Department of Commerce, will provide a strategic approach to address current and future housing needs of the Spokane community. When completed, it will provide a coordinated vision that supports more people being able to find a home that meets their needs with access to opportunities, services and amenities. This process builds upon previous community discussions and initiatives around infill development, housing quality, affordable housing funding, and involves extensive public outreach and stakeholder engagement. The Planning Services Department is also working on a number of land use and transportation planning projects that will require staff support following the completion of the Housing Action Plan. This position will be staffed virtually; however, you will be required to periodically work in the Spokane area for in-person meetings as needed and as permitted by state and local health and safety policies. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. General Functions: Successfully plan, coordinate and implement public events, which may require occasional attendance at evening meetings conducted in a virtual, in-person, or hybrid format consistent with state and local health and safety policies. Develop a project stakeholder database to gather and manage public comments and community engagement related to the Housing Action Plan. Be an initial point of contact for project stakeholders and teams. Prepare materials for public engagement and outreach, including maps, display boards, presentations and story maps, informational handouts and brochures, web materials, survey instruments, etc. Assist in organizing and facilitating public meetings, workshops, stakeholder and focus group meetings. These meetings are currently being held virtually, but may shift to in-person or hybrid models before the end of the project term. Assist in the drafting of literature reviews, topical summaries, technical memorandums, reports, and meeting summaries. Participate in the development of maps, graphs, tables, and other interpretations of data in support of land use and transportation planning projects. Knowledge of: The principles and practices of urban planning and community development. Knowledge of state planning laws and requirements. The environment, economics, sociology, and municipal finance as applied to urban planning and community development. Advanced knowledge of the structure and content of the English language. Skill in: High comfort level with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well the basics of project management tools from time tracking to budgeting. Excellent communication skills. Comfort with public speaking. Critical thinking skills, including analysis and judgment. Ability to: Write clearly and concisely, and to express technical data and conclusions in a form understandable to laymen. Ability to use a personal computer and applicable software, and general office equipment. Set up and utilize a variety of audio/visual equipment and presentation equipment. Apply oneself with initiative and resourcefulness. Adhere to ethical principles through honesty and integrity. Be reliable, responsible, dependable, and to fulfill job obligations. Collaborate with others - to build, foster, and retain relationships, to work cooperatively, and to display a cooperative and helpful attitude. Organize and work on multiple varied projects concurrently. Use good judgment in evaluation of alternatives. Behavioral Standards: Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, other City employees, and City leadership. A team player that helps the organization meet its objectives. Takes initiative to meet work objectives. Effectively communicates with customers and other City employees. Gets along with co-workers and managers. Positively represents the City, maintaining the trust City residents have placed in each of us. Demonstrates honest and ethical behaviors. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally this will include: Completion of at least one (1) year of study in a program leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree from a four (4) year college or university with a major in city, urban, regional, or environmental planning from a degree program which is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). At least one (1) year of professional planning experience along with possession of a closely related Bachelor's degree may also be qualifying. This position may be an excellent opportunity for summer employment if you are a student enrolled in programs related to planning career fields. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume. ******This temporary position may be staffed through August/September 2021******
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 30, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY THE CITY OF SPOKANE SEEKS A PROVEN, DYNAMIC AND STRATEGIC LEADER FOR THE POSITION OF: STREETS MANAGER Nature of Work: Under the direction of the Streets Director, performs work assisting in the managing, planning and directing of the day to day activities of the City's street departments. Work is performed with considerable independence within the framework of general policies established by the Street Director. Assumes duties of the Street Director in his/her absence. The Streets Manager will make departmental decisions in collaboration with the Streets Director and in conjunction with other City departments, outside agencies and public input. Supervision: Work is characterized by a substantial amount of management, administrative, and supervisory duties in direction, evaluation, and daily operations of the streets department. Employee works under the general direction of the Streets Director. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. Key Responsibilities: Assist in the directing, planning, reporting, evaluating, supervising, coordinating and improving street maintenance, operations, traffic and services of the division. Directs assigns and evaluates the performance of professional and technical staff. Reviews assigned citizen service requests and other public complaints pertaining to streets and resolves problems. Reviews existing policy and procedures to implement improvement. Uses computer software CitiTech and Microsoft Office Suite to track work requests, work assignments and work projects; makes suggestions regarding related software upgrades/purchases. Responsible for assisting in the oversight, preparation and administration of the departmental budget. Works closely with various departments on current and advanced planning as it relates to capital management and maintenance projects. Ensures effective communication and coordination between departments, agencies, other governmental entities and the private sector on street projects. . Attends professional training courses, meetings, and conferences to keep abreast of current trends in the field. Responsible for training personnel in the areas of new techniques and other special skills. Performs other duties as assigned by the Street Director. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, is qualifying. Generally this would include: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in engineering, project management, construction management or related and applicable field. Five (5) years of experience with budgeting, class specifications writing, program planning, policy development, labor and public relations, operations management, large construction and/or public works projects and regulatory compliance. Five (5) years of supervisory experience. Prior experience in a municipality or public works department is desired. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 30, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The Spokane City Council is seeking an experienced BUDGET MANAGER POSITION PURPOSE: The City Council Budget Manager directs and manages the budgetary review, financial analysis and contracting needs of the Spokane City Council. Working as part of the Council's Executive Team and under the direction of the City Council President, the Director works closely with Council Members and Council Staff and serves as a liaison to the City's Administrative Departments to help develop the City's annual budget and other items as needed. The Budget Manager also coordinates City Council's public engagement on financial and strategic planning issues. NATURE OF WORK: The Manager is broadly responsible for advancing the City Council's strategic policy, budget, and performance objectives by promoting the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness in support of Council-supported programs and initiatives. The Manager will lead a broad range of activities including data analysis, program assessments, project evaluation, and technical tasks related to City Council data/information and office management needs. This includes collaboration with Council staff, other City employees, other government officials, and a wide variety of stakeholders. The Manager will lead the Council office in the development and coordination of the annual budget and the facilitation of minor contracts and grants. They will also promote the Council goal of performance-based budgeting City-wide. SUPERVISION: This "at-will" position performs with considerable independence and serves at the discretion of the City Council, with direct supervision provided by the Council President or designee. ABOUT SPOKANE The Spokane region is nestled in the stunning Inland Pacific northwest and with four distinct seasons the outdoor actives are limitless! There are 76 lakes within 50 miles of Spokane and 5 ski resorts within 2 hours of the City! We have 86 parks and 7 public golf courses as well as 12 conservation areas within 10 miles of downtown. With an average commute time of 19 minutes Spokane locals spend less time commuting and more time living our lives. Spokane has all the perks of a big city but without many of the big city inconveniences. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions that the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation: • Evaluates the impact of new or proposed legislation on city resources; • Examines financial records, including general and specific records; reviews and analyzes proposed annual budgets; • Works with the City's Finance Department to synthesize Administration and City Council budget priorities; • Evaluates priorities, performance measures (performance-based budgeting), and opportunity costs to make recommendations to the Council regarding the City's annual budget; • Oversees Council's budget and minor contract and grant development and coordination; • Utilizes communications technologies in web and/or information management arenas; • Works closely with Council Members (especially the Finance Committee Chair), Initiative Managers and other Council staff to develop budget priorities; • Collaborates with Council's Director of Communications and Community Engagement to make the annual budget and other financial processes more public-facing and understandable to a wide range of audiences; • Facilitates Council's Finance and Administration Subcommittee to provide public input to the Committee on issues of budget and strategic planning; • Constructs, cleans, and documents large datasets for Council use; • Conducts literature research on assignment topics from applicable resources; • Writes, compiles and edits assigned portions of proposals and project reports; • Analyzes facts and applies criteria, regulations, rules, and procedures; recommends appropriate courses of action; • Analyzes policy proposals, develops, and evaluates alternative policy choices, and provides options and recommendations; • Creates work plans and designs decision-making processes; • Works effectively in situations where conflicting viewpoints exist; • Builds open communications and dialogues in diverse settings; • Works with and leads project teams; • Makes independent judgments and operates with minimal supervision. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying. Generally, this will include: • Master's degree favored, with preferred course work in administration, finance, or similar fields of study • Seven or more years of progressively responsible leadership and analytical experience, including experience in organizational change, process improvement, business analysis, budget development and oversight, and strategic planning • Three or more years of full-time experience serving elected officials and working successfully with multiple city departments and other jurisdictions or agencies • Proven ability to take initiative, work independently, and in a team environment • Demonstrable strong organizational, oral and written communication skills • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities • Demonstrated ability to conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner • Demonstrated ability to work with confidentiality and discretion • Demonstrated ability to lead groups Preference given for experience in the following areas: • Demonstrable successful hands-on experience in creating, facilitating, and managing organizational change • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods • Experience in government research • Experience in proposal preparation • Experience that would support work in a broad range of public policy issues • Demonstrated ability and understanding of the legislative process • Working familiarity with the City's: 1) financial management system, and 2) payroll system EXAMINATION DETAILS Ability to: • Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques; • Compile and maintain reports, records, and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner; • Apply systems thinking and process improvement mentality across all assignments; • Gather, assemble, analyze, and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and • make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication; • Problem-solve using intelligence, common sense, hard work, and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges; • Employ expertise, credibility, and effective partnering to help Council Members identify, evaluate, and resolve complex or sensitive issues, problems, and service needs; • Effectively communicate both verbal and in writing, including the ability to • express complex business, financial and regulatory concepts in clear and concise language for the City Council, City Officials, City staff, and the general public; including the compilation of reports, presentations and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results; • Make excellent external and internal customer service a high priority; • Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training; • Model effective group behavior such as listening, discussing, negotiating, encouraging and motivating; • Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; • Demonstrates high emotional intelligence and group facilitation skills; • Proficiently utilize specific modules of (Financial Management) FMS and (Human Resources) HRMS systems to accomplish required work. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is conducted primarily in an office setting but may include visits to external agencies and business locations. It also involves frequent attendance at meetings, including many that are conducted outside of regular work schedule, to include some irregular hours. Employee is expected to communicate verbally, in person and by telephone. A computer terminal is used, and this requires the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS: Demonstrate honest and ethical behavior. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of assigned functions through continued education and/or training. Model effective group behavior such as: listening, discussing, negotiating, encouraging and motivating. Be respectful, courteous, and friendly to community members, other City employees, and City leaders. Consistently perform as a team player that helps the organization meet its objectives. Take initiative to meet work objectives. Effectively communicate with community members and other City employees. Maintain positive relationships with co- workers and managers. Positively represent the City, maintaining the trust City residents have placed in each of us. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 27, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Do you want to push the boundaries of your profession and develop your experience in an open, collaborative and empowering culture? City of Spokane is committed to creating a sustainable future. Our Wastewater department is looking for a highly trained Laboratory Technician that is passionate about the work, understands the responsibility of environmental stewardship and wants to be part of an exemplary team that is leading sustainability in Spokane. As a City of Spokane Wastewater Laboratory Technician, you will help manage our community's wastewater efficiently, effectively, safely and sustainably. Our Laboratory Technicians are member of a cooperative team that supports each other in achieving common goals and department objectives. Every team member counts and the performance of one impacts our entire City. The nature of this work is critically important and requires a highly responsive person, knowledgeable in laboratory practices. Ideal candidates have: Earned a degree in chemistry, biology or in a related laboratory science. Experience in laboratory work may substitute for up to two years of the educational requirement. Considerable knowledge of laboratory procedures, sampling techniques, statistics, quantitative analysis, chemistry and bacteriology. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making abilities. City of Spokane Laboratory Technicians have professional development opportunities, annual pay step increases, a flexible working environment and great employee benefits, including a pension plan! Please visit the City of Spokane Career Center at governmentjobs.com/careers/spokanecity, for the full job specification and compensation details. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Meets with area industries to collect and sample their discharges to the City's sewer system. Conducts physical, chemical and bacteriological analysis and monitoring of influent, effluent, biosolids and other processes throughout the treatment plant, and soils associated with land application sites. Instructs the waste water operators in the proper use of sampling equipment, and uses Dissolved Oxygen (DO) meters, pH meters, and other required equipment. Conducts difficult analyses where independent decisions for proper procedures may be required. Maintains related records and files and prepares reports as required. Calibrates, operates, and maintains laboratory, sampling and other equipment. May be required to develop methods of analysis for analyzing environmental wastes to comply with accreditation or regulatory requirements. May require independent action in the selection of proper laboratory technique. Operates an automobile or pick-up truck. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable. Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in chemistry, biology, or related laboratory science. Experience: Experience in analytical laboratory work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis, for up to two years of the educational requirement. Licenses : Applicants must obtain certification by the Washington State Department of Ecology as a Water Pollution Control Plant Operator I or Operator In Training, within the probationary period. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Promotional Requirements: (Current employees of the City of Spokane may meet the promotional requirements. All promotional requirements must be met at the date of the examination.) Note: Current non-probationary City of Spokane employees within the line of progression who meet the open entry requirements may apply on a promotional basis, pursuant to Civil Service Rule VI, Section 5. EXAMINATION DETAILS Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position, to be eligible for hire. The examination will consist of a written test, with scoring weight assigned as follows: Multiple-choice test: 100% Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. WRITTEN TEST DETAILS You will receive a link to the examination in a separate email, on the morning of May 13, 2021. Please note that this email will be sent from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). The test will be available for log-in, until 4:00 PM Pacific time on May 18, 2021. The approximate duration of the test is 1 1/2 hours. The written test may include such subjects as: Computer Skills Interpersonal Skills Laboratory Principles and Methods We encourage you to apply immediately. Online applications must be completed and submitted before 4:00 p.m. on the closing date. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions. COVID 19 SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE The safety of our employees and community are our highest priority. All employees are educated and trained on how to use proper social distancing, enhanced hygiene techniques, and personal protective equipment (PPE). As a public agency we are following all state required procedures in regards to PPE and COVID 19. Precautions include: Remote work when available for certain positions Daily cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces Temperature checks In office social distancing Use of video conferencing
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 24, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane, (WTE) Transfer Station invites applicants to apply for the position of Temporary Seasonal Site Attendant! The Waste to Energy (WTE) Transfer Station provides clean and convenient, one-stop drop locations for yard waste, food waste, trash, recycling, and household hazardous waste. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The incumbent in this position will work directly with the public in ensuring that processes and procedures are followed in the disposal of waste materials. Aids customers on the tipping floor and recycling center, in the disposal of solid waste and recycling materials. Greets customers and directs them to the appropriate waste disposal bay. Walks the yard waste bay and inspects customers yard waste to ensure that only the appropriate materials are disposed. Performs routine site cleanup and grounds maintenance. Sorts recyclables into the appropriate recycling bins. Performs other tasks as needed or required by the department. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Solid waste disposal materials, such as recyclables, chemicals, general and yard waste. Understanding of the importance of excellent customer service. Understanding of occupational safety hazards. Safe use of hand and yard maintenance tools. Directing traffic and customers to designated disposal areas. Understanding of chemicals and Safety Hazard Data Sheets. Ability to: Perform routine and repetitive tasks with limited supervision. Direct traffic and customers safely to the designated waste disposal area. Understand and follow required safety procedures, including wearing PPE. Operate hand tools, yard cleaning tools and other minor maintenance tools. Lift and manipulate heavy objects up to 50lbs, including chemicals, motor oil and other recyclable materials. Communicate effectively with customers, supervisors, and co-workers in a clear and concise manner. Perform routine maintenance activities. Work a flexible schedule including every weekend between the hours of 7:00 am -5:30 pm. Stand for long periods of time on hard surfaces such as concrete. Tolerance to work under adverse conditions, with exposure to dust, dirt, and cleaning agent odors. EXAMINATION DETAILS To be considered for the this temporary position, please submit a cover letter and resume.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 24, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY DEPARTMENT PURPOSE: The Division of Neighborhood, Housing & Human Services serves citizens and builds healthy neighborhoods, through community engagement, by delivering information, securing and allocating resources, and implementing and overseeing programs designed to connect people, neighborhoods and organizations to resources and services. JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of specialized professional responsibilities related to human rights education and housing programs within the Neighborhood Housing and Human Services (NHHS) Division; administers and manages discrimination complaint processes, performs public outreach; makes presentations, acts as the technical program expert; provides customer service to client or partner participants of programs; and performs other complex program related work. SUPERVISION: General objectives are established and work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Neighborhood, Housing and Human Services. Incumbents in this class may occasionally supervise or train and have functional oversight of work performed by subordinate support staff or contracted program managers who are directly performing work in support of the assigned program area. Refers questionable or unfamiliar situations to supervisor or appropriate professional staff. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by the incumbent of this class. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Receives and processes all Title 18 discrimination complaints received by the City of Spokane; communicates with complainants, landlords, employers, and other civil rights agencies; makes referrals, and follows up with complainants as needed. Develops and conducts public outreach and training. Responds to inquiries regarding discrimination and complaint processes. Develops, designs, and disseminates related resource guides, complaint forms and other informational material. Tracks and reports on the status/outcome of discrimination complaints received. Researches and provides recommendations in the development of policies related to various housing loan programs regarding loan forgiveness, loan assumption, short sales, deferment and other issues. Manages the process of development and provides recommendations for loan servicing and underwriting best practices. Monitors existing City-funded housing projects for compliance with funding agreements. Advises on issues related to complex loan and real estate scenarios, and recommends solutions. Serves as staff representative for the City of Spokane's Human Rights Commission. Works on equitable housing deliverables and outcomes, and represents the NHHS/CHHS division on internal and external stakeholder work groups. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: Functions, principles, and operation of public administration programs Landlord/tenant law Federal, state and local discrimination and civil rights laws Real estate practices Public housing and assistance programs Lending practices Interviewing techniques Skill in: Contract administration and monitoring Ability to: Analyze, evaluate and diagnose situations and adopt effective courses of action Interpret new and revised laws and regulations and project probable impacts to programs Communicate legal and regulatory requirements Maintain case files Develop, revise, and implement departmental policies Collect, organize, and evaluate pertinent data Define and validate conclusions, identify alternative solutions, and project consequences of decisions and recommendations Prepare clear, concise, and complete reports, correspondence, directives, manuals and informational materials Use tact, discretion, initiative and judgment within established guidelines Speak effectively in groups and in individual situations Conduct public outreach Provide excellent customer service Think creatively and be innovative in problem solving Work under conditions of changing priorities and tight time schedules Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, is qualifying. Generally this would include: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Humanities, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Political Science, or a closely related field; AND one year of related professional level experience working with housing, lending, and discrimination issues. A valid driver's license or otherwise demonstrate ability to get to and from multiple work locations is required. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis. EXAMINATION DETAILS A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process to be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 24, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY We are looking for an enthusiastic EVENT ASSISTANT to join our team! If you're looking for an exciting opportunity to learn the ins and outs of event planning and execution at the our city's treasure, Riverfront Park, we would like to learn more about you! EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. Event assistants will support managers and organizers with logistical and administrative duties including all aspects of day-of event execution which may include but are not limited to: Attend pre-event planning meetings. Work with organizers to ensure event success. Uphold Riverfront Park rules. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Be flexible and able to work as part of a team. Work hours vary from early mornings to late evenings. Weekend availability required. Must be at least 18 years old. EXAMINATION DETAILS We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions. Applicants must submit a resume with two (2) professional references.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 23, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY SPORTS COMPLEX FIELD MAINTENANCE WORKER Dwight Merkel Sports Complex A fun and sometimes fast-paced (especially during tournaments,) outdoor job maintaining the Sports Facility Grounds and Building. Hours: 6:00am - 2:30 PM, five days a week. Start times may vary on the weekends depending on scheduled events. Hours will average 40 hours a week with an opportunity for overtime hours during events and tournaments. Season is typically March through October - *Start date is as soon as possible EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Duties include: Assisting with Softball and Soccer field set up and maintenance Restroom janitorial services Weed eating weeding Litter control MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS *Must be 18 years of age or older *Must have a Valid Driver's License *Knowledge of softball and/or soccer is a Plus *Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more, with or without reasonable accommodation *Must be willing to work flexible shifts, especially on weekends *Must be able to work with minimal supervision *Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions * Can be very fast paced & sometimes physically demanding especially during tournaments We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions.
City of Spokane 808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA, USA
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in the development, investigation, and construction of Public Works projects and systems. Assignments require analyzing facts to determine the proper course of action within the limits of standard procedures. Uses judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications. Employee has regular contact with both internal and public sources to obtain or supply information. Duties are sedentary in nature, occasionally performed under varying weather conditions, and require more than normal concentrated attention. Most work is reviewed by others; but if not detected, errors would cause a serious loss of production or waste of materials involving a considerable financial loss to the City.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Are you passionate about serving others and your community? Do you have a desire to help people on a daily basis? Would others describe you as professional and ethical? If so, a career as a Police Officer at the City of Spokane may be the perfect profession for you! The Spokane Police Department (SPD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SPD operates off the values of integrity, professionalism and compassion. SPD is committed to community outreach, public service, community policing and inclusivity. Not only does a career as a Police Officer offer various advancement opportunities and diverse career paths but also rewarding and fulfilling work. A day in the life of a Spokane Police officer means doing work, each day that is vital to our community. Police Officers also receive an excellent benefits package including a pension plan and annual salary increases! Why choose the Spokane region: Why do locals love Spokane? It may depend on whom you ask but most will tell you it is because of the abundance of outdoor recreation, numerous waterways within a close driving distance, arts and culture, a plethora of breweries and wineries, and a rich food scene in the vibrant downtown core. With its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and excellent colleges and universities it's no wonder why Spokane continues to grow! Learn more about our city here . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Exercises powers of arrest and control; defends self and uses force and deadly force; enforces motor vehicle laws; operates vehicle under emergency conditions and provides emergency assistance; responds to crime scenes and performs criminal investigations; participates in special operations. Patrols a designated area on foot or in a radio and computer equipped vehicle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic and to enforce traffic and parking regulations. Answers calls and investigates complaints involving accidents, fires, misdemeanors and felonies; investigates suspicious activities. Administers first aid, interviews witnesses, gathers information and evidence, makes arrests, prepares reports, testifies as witness in court. May be assigned, on a permanent or shift basis, to such specialized technical or administrative duties as: working police desk, maintenance of criminal records, license inspection, photographic and identification work, traffic safety training, field training, radio operation, etc. Advises public on laws and ordinances, provides general information and otherwise assists the public. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS NOTE: Before applying, please read the City of Spokane Police Department Hiring Standards . Open Entry Requirements: (Open entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education : Completion of 45 quarter or 30 semester credit hours of course work from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of C or 2.0, which includes at least 5 quarter or 3 semester credit hours of college English. Experience : None Licenses : Possession of a valid driver's license. Other Requirements: Candidates must be 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be within the normal weight range for height. Physical requirements for this position, including eyesight, hearing, and other physical abilities are consistent with state law and guidelines. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass a post-offer physical and psychological examination prior to appointment. A police record may be grounds for rejection. EXAMINATION DETAILS Police Officer applicants must pass the Public Safety Testing, Inc. examination, to be eligible for hire by City of Spokane. After you have completed the PST, you will be invited to apply for the position. PST scores must be less than one year old. If you have not already taken the PST, you may sign up at www.publicsafetytesting.com . NOTE: The standard PST written test cost is $50, which allows applicants to choose up to two agencies to receive their results. Applicants may select more agencies, for additional fees. Applicants who apply to agencies other than City of Spokane, or who take the test at a date or location other than the designated free test date in Spokane, are responsible for all costs incurred. Additional examinations shall be administered as applications are received, with results merged into one eligible list, according to final ratings and pursuant to the Merit System Rules of the Civil Service Commission: Rule IV, Section 13 - Continuous Examinations. Upon request and at time of application, City of Spokane will provide alternative accessible tests, to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Have you successfully completed of the Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Academy? Are you passionate about serving others and your community? Do you have a desire to help people on a daily basis? Would others describe you as professional and ethical? If you answered yes to these questions, a career as a Police Officer at the City of Spokane may be the perfect profession for you! The Spokane Police Department (SPD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SPD operates off the values of integrity, professionalism and compassion. SPD is committed to community outreach, public service, community policing and inclusivity. Not only does a career as a Police Officer offer various advancement opportunities and diverse career paths but also rewarding and fulfilling work. A day in the life of a Spokane Police officer means doing work, each day that is vital to our community. Police Officers also receive an excellent benefits package including a pension plan and annual salary increases! Why choose the Spokane region: Why do locals love Spokane? It may depend on whom you ask but most will tell you it is because of the abundance of outdoor recreation, numerous waterways within a close driving distance, arts and culture, a plethora of breweries and wineries, and a rich food scene in the vibrant downtown core. With its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and excellent colleges and universities it's no wonder why Spokane continues to grow! Learn more about our city here . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Exercises powers of arrest and control; defends self and uses force and deadly force; enforces motor vehicle laws; operates vehicle under emergency conditions and provides emergency assistance; responds to crime scenes and performs criminal investigations; participates in special operations. Patrols a designated area on foot or in a radio and computer equipped vehicle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic and to enforce traffic and parking regulations. Answers calls and investigates complaints involving accidents, fires, misdemeanors and felonies; investigates suspicious activities. Administers first aid, interviews witnesses, gathers information and evidence, makes arrests, prepares reports, testifies as witness in court. May be assigned, on a permanent or shift basis, to such specialized technical or administrative duties as: working police desk, maintenance of criminal records, license inspection, photographic and identification work, traffic safety training, field training, radio operation, etc. Advises public on laws and ordinances, provides general information and otherwise assists the public. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS NOTE: Before applying, please read the City of Spokane Police Department Hiring Standards . Open Entry Requirements (Open entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Completion of 45 quarter or 30 semester credit hours of course work from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of C or 2.0, which includes at least 5 quarter or 3 semester credit hours of college English. Experience: Successful completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Licenses: Possession of a valid driver's license; and a valid Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy certification. Other Requirements Candidates must be at least 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident. Must be within the normal weight range for height. Physical requirements for this position, including eyesight, hearing, and other physical abilities are consistent with state law and guidelines. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass a post-offer physical and psychological examination prior to appointment. A police record may be grounds for rejection. Physical Ability Test (PAT) All candidates must pass the PAT, listed on the Criminal Justice Training Commission website: https://www.cjtc.wa.gov/docs/default-source/course-required-forms/blea/blea-pat-guidelines.pdf The PAT will be typically administered in the following order: 300 meter run Push-ups Sit-ups 1.5 mile run/walk EXAMINATION DETAILS Recruitment for this job classification is open until further notice. You must complete both the online application and the Training and Evaluation examination (T&E), in order to be eligible for hiring by City of Spokane. T&E Examination Details: The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com) upon review of the applicant's minimum qualifications. You will have two weeks to complete the examination. The T&E has a scoring weight of 100%. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each examination question. Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See Above", etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. Upon request, at time of application, City of Spokane will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Are you currently serving as a law enforcement officer, or have you recently left your officer position in good standing? Are you interested in continuing your career in public safety? If so, coming to work for the City of Spokane could be your next great career move! The Spokane Police Department (SPD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SPD operates off the values of integrity, professionalism and compassion. SPD is committed to community outreach, public service, community policing and inclusivity. SPD offers a generous compensation package that includes a pension plan and annual pay increases! Why choose the Spokane region: Why do locals love Spokane? It may depend on whom you ask but most will tell you it is because of the abundance of outdoor recreation, numerous waterways within a close driving distance, arts and culture, a plethora of breweries and wineries, and a rich food scene in the vibrant downtown core. With its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and excellent colleges and universities it's no wonder why Spokane continues to grow! Learn more about our city here . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Exercises powers of arrest and control; defends self and uses force and deadly force; enforces motor vehicle laws; operates vehicle under emergency conditions and provides emergency assistance; responds to crime scenes and performs criminal investigations; participates in special operations. Patrols a designated area on foot or in a radio and computer equipped vehicle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic and to enforce traffic and parking regulations. Answers calls and investigates complaints involving accidents, fires, misdemeanors and felonies; investigates suspicious activities. Administers first aid, interviews witnesses, gathers information and evidence, makes arrests, prepares reports, testifies as witness in court. May be assigned, on a permanent or shift basis, to such specialized technical or administrative duties as: working police desk, maintenance of criminal records, license inspection, photographic and identification work, traffic safety training, field training, radio operation, etc. Advises public on laws and ordinances, provides general information and otherwise assists the public. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS NOTE: Before applying, please read the City of Spokane Police Department Hiring Standards . Open Entry Requirements (Open entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education : Completion of 45 quarter or 30 semester credit hours of course work from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of C or 2.0, which includes at least 5 quarter or 3 semester credit hours of college English. Experience : Two years of sworn, non-military, patrol officer experience. Licenses : Applicants must possess a state-issued Basic Law Enforcement certificate and a valid driver's license. NOTE: Two additional years of experience as a police officer may be substituted for the college education requirement. Other Requirements Applicants must be currently employed as a law enforcement officer or have left such employment in good standing, and have a valid law enforcement commission at the time of hire. Candidates must be 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be within the normal weight range for height. Physical requirements for this position, including eyesight, hearing, and other physical abilities are consistent with state law and guidelines. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass a post-offer physical and psychological examination prior to appointment. A police record may be grounds for rejection. Physical Ability Test (PAT) All candidates must pass the PAT, listed on the Criminal Justice Training Commission website: https://www.cjtc.wa.gov/docs/default-source/course-required-forms/blea/blea-pat-guidelines.pdf The PAT will be typically administered in the following order: 300 meter run Push-ups Sit-ups 1.5 mile run/walk NOTE: Applicants from states other than Washington must have the ability to obtain Basic or Equivalency Law Enforcement certification by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission within the probationary period. EXAMINATION DETAILS Recruitment for this job classification is open until further notice. You must complete both the online application and the Training and Evaluation examination (T&E), in order to be eligible for hiring by City of Spokane. T&E Examination Details The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com) upon review of the applicant's minimum qualifications. You will have two weeks to complete the examination. The T&E has a scoring weight of 100%. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each examination question. Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See Above", etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. Upon request, at time of application, City of Spokane will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Do you have one year of continuous experience (full time or equivalent) as a Police Radio Dispatcher? Have you been employed in the last 18 months as a law enforcement radio dispatcher utilizing a Computer Aided Dispatch System? If so, coming to work for the City of Spokane could be your next great career move! The Spokane Police Department (SPD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SPD operates off the values of integrity, professionalism and compassion. SPD offers a generous compensation package that includes a pension plan and annual pay increases! Why choose the Spokane region: Why do locals love Spokane? It may depend on whom you ask but most will tell you it is because of the abundance of outdoor recreation, numerous waterways within a close driving distance, arts and culture, a plethora of breweries and wineries, and a rich food scene in the vibrant downtown core. With its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and excellent colleges and universities it's no wonder why Spokane continues to grow! Learn more about our city here . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Receives operational calls and messages by police radio, telephone and computer. Provides requested information or transmits messages and information to mobile units Dispatches additional police units on trouble calls, as directed. Relays messages between mobile units, portable units and other City departments Operates an electronic message recorder. Maintains an operational log, monitors other City department radio frequencies, and takes indicated action in an emergency. Prepares and maintains necessary reports, records and files. Performs extensive operation at computer terminals. Receives emergency calls, transferred through 911 operators. Dispatches emergency personnel and equipment, in accordance with departmental policy or as directed. Enters, updates and receives information, emergency and non-emergency, using the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) computer. Assists in maintaining appropriate radio files Maintains radio, telephone and computer contact with other agencies and public safety support organizations. Assists in preparation and maintenance of records and reports. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable. Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Experience : One year of continuous experience (full-time or equivalent hours) and employed within the last eighteen months, as a law enforcement radio dispatcher utilizing a Computer Aided Dispatch System. Note: Within one year of appointment, employees in this classification must have the ability to type a minimum of 200 keystrokes (40 words) per minute. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for hire. The examination will consist of a training and experience evaluation (T&E) with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E: 100% T&E EVALUATION DETAILS The T&E examination consists of a Supplemental Questionnaire. The questions may be viewed online under the tab marked "QUESTIONS" on the job announcement page. The T&E must be submitted online at the time of application. All applicants must complete and submit a City of Spokane employment application online in order to be considered. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments to the application will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See above," etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. Changes or corrections to your responses cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted. TIP: It may be more efficient to develop your responses in a word processing document and then paste them into the online questionnaire to be submitted. Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Do you consider yourself a team leader with attention to detail and have the ability to coordinate complex projects? Are you passionate about serving the Spokane community through reliable, consistent and coordinated efforts? Do you have experience in Public Works planning, design, or construction engineering? If so, a career at the City of Spokane's Water Department as a Senior Engineer may be the perfect position for you! Our Water Department delivers up to 180 million gallons of clean, safe drinking water every day to more than 200,000 people in the community. The city's water system is the third largest in the state of Washington, behind Seattle and Tacoma. Serving as a Senior Engineer you would lead, plan, schedule and coordinate engineering work for the Comprehensive Water System Plan - a plan designed to help ensure the continued, reliable delivery of safe drinking water for citizens. Working for the City of Spokane provides the opportunity to serve others while doing what you love! In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes dental, medical, annual pay increases and a pension plan! EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Plans, schedules, conducts, or coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work in a part of a major public works or utility project or in a total project of moderate scope. Supervises and gives technical advice, guidance, and direction to a project team concerning engineering feasibility, design, or construction of a project. Coordinates and participates in the preparation of technical reports. Reviews plans, design drawings, and specifications of consultant engineers for conformity with City Design Standards, policies, regulations, and ordinances. May conduct or participate in hearings, public meetings, and conferences which concern Public Works projects, policies, or regulations. Prepares and presents written or oral project status reports to supervisors and City management. Operates an automobile, drafting equipment, telephone, computer, reprographic equipment, and calculator. Performs related work as required. HYDRAULIC AND HYDROLOGIC ANALYSIS (designated positions) Performs complex analysis for combined and separated sewer systems, and water systems. Develops and calibrates the analysis procedures for hydrologic/hydraulic investigation to determine sizing of conveyance pipes, tans, combined sewer overflow facilities. Develops and documents water and wastewater flow projections to assess future facility needs. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable. Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements at the time of application.) Education: Possession of a Professional Engineering certificate as a Civil Engineer. (Applicants from other states must possess P.E. certification as a Civil Engineer and obtain Washington certification within six months from time of employment.) Experience: Four years of Public Works type planning, design, or construction engineering experience; and two additional years of applicable supervisory experience. Substitution: A master's degree in Engineering may substitute for one year of experience. License: Possession of a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. NOTE: In order to receive credit for education or training, you must attach copies of your transcripts, diploma, or relevant certificates to your online application. Recruiting for Engineers other than Civil will be conducted as needed. Individual selected for position in the Solid Waste Management Department must obtain certification as a Manager of Landfill Operations within one year of appointment EXAMINATION DETAILS You must pass the examination for this classification to be eligible for employment by the City of Spokane. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit a City of Spokane employment application online by 4:00 p.m. on the filing cut-off date. Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. The examination will consist of a training and experience evaluation (T&E) worth 100% of the score. T&E EVALUATION DETAILS All applicants must submit both the City of Spokane online employment application and the separate T&E form in order to be considered. Download the T&E form at the following link: Senior Engineer SPN 233 You may attach the T&E to your online profile at the time of application. Alternately, you may return the T&E form via e-mail or physical mail per the instructions on the form. You must return the T&E form before the end of the recruiting period (March 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.) in order to be considered. T&E COMPLETION GUIDELINES This T&E form is complex . We strongly recommend that you plan ahead so that you will complete the evaluation before the deadline. Late responses will not be considered. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See above," etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status, or disability status.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY BE A PART OF SPOKANE'S GOLF EXCELLENCE! City of Spokane golf courses are looking for temp-seasonal workers to be a part of a great team, contributing to an amazing golf experience! (season is typically March through October) The Golf Maintenance Worker performs semi-skilled maintenance and operation activities related to City of Spokane golf courses. Duties are routine. Tasks include assigned laborer work outdoors. Employee works under general supervision utilizing standard procedures. Work is repetitive in nature, and once learned, is expected to be performed with less supervision. Follows established procedures and refers unusual cases to the supervisor. Must be willing to work weekends and early mornings. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The use of various golf course equipment that may include: Mowing (greens/tees/fairways/roughs) Raking bunkers Cutting cups Weed-eating Spot watering Performs related work as required. Take in our beautiful golf courses and enjoy golfing privileges! Full-time and part-time opportunities available! MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience in grounds work or general laborer experience. Must be 18 years old to apply. Driver's License required. REQUIREMENTS OF WORK (with or without reasonable accommodation) Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively with tact. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other staff members and the general public. Ability to perform tasks requiring moderate levels of physical labor, potentially under unfavorable weather conditions. Ability to safely operate equipment around the public, co-workers and adjacent homeowners, where applicable. Performs related work as required. Physical demands vary from medium to heavy work and may require significant exertion dependent on tasks assigned to perform. Duties are performed under all weather conditions and terrain, but require no particular mental or visual strain in their application.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Looking for an Athletic Leagues Site Lead to supervise the activities occurring at the work site assigned for that shift. Athletic League Site Leads are required to provide a high level of customer service, and professionalism for players, spectators, officials and other staff. Approx. 4 - 20 hours a week, based on availability. Season is typically March through November. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Primary duties include: Set-up/take-down of equipment Direct players to assigned areas Clean-up and oversight of facilities Other responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Record keeping Documenting game and/or incident reports Documenting accidents/injuries Conflict management Enforcing the league rules and policies set by Spokane Parks and Recreation MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Previous experience working with recreation programs, and/or previous team-sports experience; and/or customer service experience (desired but not required). Seeking outgoing and professional individuals who are able to greet those entering the gym, and assist or direct them in response to program or facility questions. Must be 18 years of age and have reliable transportation. CPR, AED, & First Aid certified desired or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire. Applicants are subject to background checks & drug testing . EXAMINATION DETAILS Have excellent communication skills and decision-making skills Ability to work as a team member and/or independently Availibilty to work evening and weekend hours Ability to lift 20-50 lbs, with or without reasonable accommodation.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Looking for Sports Officials to officiate assigned games for league and tournament play. Must be able to make instantaneous decisions on rules of play set forth by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Approximately 2.5 - 20 hours a week, based on availability. Season is typically March through November. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The primary duties of the Sports Official include, but are not limited to: Observe actions of players, regulate play, ensure guidelines, rules and sportsmanship are enforced Resolve conflict among players, spectators, and others in stressful situations. Officials may confer with other officials or department staff to coordinate actions and discuss problems. Other responsibilities will include, but not limited to: Record keeping Document game and/or incident reports Document accidents/injuries Inspect sports equipment and/or players to ensure safety and compliance with rules Put player safety and health first by dealing effectively with unsafe situations or player conduct, including coaches and the general public. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Previous experience working within recreation programs, and/or previous team-sports experience (officiating experience desired but not required). Seeking outgoing and professional individuals who possess the ability to make instantaneous decisions, resolve conflicts, and be able to handle stress and pressure well. Must be 18 years of age and have reliable transportation Applicants are subject to background checks & drug test. EXAMINATION DETAILS Have excellent communication skills and decision-making skills Ability to work as a team member and/or independently Availibilty to work evening and weekend hours Ability to lift 20-50 lbs with or without reasonable accommodation