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!

 

 

 

 

31 job(s) at City of Spokane

CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 29, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Are you looking for a position in local government that offers long term professional growth and personal achievement? Do you want a career with interesting and challenging projects? Do you want to be part of the team that develops and monitors a major metropolitan enterprise infrastructure? If you are searching for an opportunity to forge a better system infrastructure, consider joining City of Spokane's Innovation and Technology Services Division (ITSD) as a Senior Systems Administrator. Ideal candidates: Have experience in most of the following: VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix, NetApp, Microsoft O365, Linux, disaster recovery, monitoring and alerting, networking concepts, and related datacenter technologies Work collaboratively, understand the needs of the organization and are open to new ideas and innovation. Have great communication skills both at a technical level and at a customer level Have a degree in computer science, information systems or a related field or a comparable level of experience. Have at least five years of experience with enterprise-level computer environments, including two years at a senior level. As a City of Spokane Senior Systems Administrator, you will frequently interact with customers, endeavoring to provide consistent, predictable and reliable services. The Innovation and Technology Services Division is a culture of collaboration, with fast paced and rewarding work. Our staff have professional development opportunities, annual pay step increases, a flexible schedule, 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 Coordinates and leads activities pertaining to the planning, implementation and development of various components and/or segments of the City's enterprise data network; incumbent assigned to data center operations serves as a lead worker over subordinate professional, technical and other staff by assigning, directing and monitoring their work on a regular or project basis. Provides advanced system administration of virtual and physical servers; directs and performs program testing analyzes, monitors, troubleshoots and resolves system performance, integrity, security, availability and other issues. Coordinates and leads activities pertaining to data center operations and storage area network administration; monitors disk space and server logs; installs patches and upgrades to operating system and other enterprise software; analyzes system performance and performs capacity planning; recommends and implements optimizing technologies to enhance system performance. Plans, installs, upgrades, configures, monitors and administers e-mail and related communication servers. Plans, implements and monitors system security; installs and administers firewalls and virus protection as appropriate; maintains access lists; utilizes access point detection, intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning and other tools; designs and administers backup and recovery procedures. Provides advanced professional technical support for users regarding complex network/systems-related issues; resolves difficult technical problems; communicates with department managers and staff regarding technology issues; develops recommendations for selection, acquisition, deployment and upgrading of network/systems-related technology tools as assigned. 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: Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or a related field. Experience: Five years of experience in the development, maintenance and administration of enterprise-level computer environments that includes applications, database and operation servers and core applications (i.e., Exchange, storage management, Active Directory, monitoring systems), including two years at a lead level. EXAMINATION DETAILS You need to meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for hire. 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 examination (T&E) with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E: 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com), upon closure of the recruitment. You will be notified upon passing minimum qualifications when to expect the link for the exam. Copies of your college or university transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted) may be a required part of this application and will be used to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications, as posted on the job announcement. 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 will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See above," etc., and copy/paste from a previous answer are not qualifying responses and will not be considered 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. 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. Closing Date/Time: 2022-01-10
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 23, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Performs difficult clerical and technical processing work in the issuance of a wide variety of construction-related permits. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Interacts with the public to provide a full range of customer service related support activities, which includes providing information, handling or obtaining details of permitting needs, and receiving payments. Receives and responds to a high volume of telephone inquiries and web requests, representing the City to the public over the telephone and through written correspondence, in a professional and effective manner. Reviews and approves applications for minor residential construction projects, such as the addition or alteration of fences, garages, sheds and swimming pools. Issues permits for approved applications. Issues trade and street obstruction permits. Issues construction-related permits including but not limited to building, sewer, and water. Assists applicants in preparing permit applications. Provides assistance to applicants for electronically submitted applications and plans for online submittals. Explains basic permit requirements, procedures and fees to the public. Answers code-related questions regarding residential and commercial construction. Responds to other inquiries from customers and citizens. Calculates fees for applications and permits. Receives money from the public, gives change, and issues receipts. Processes refunds and balances daily receipts. Researches and provides information regarding public and private sewer and water utilities and services. Assigns appropriate addresses for new parcels. Operates standard office machines, computer programs, and mapping software. Obtains information from plans and maps. Updates records and databases; prepares reports. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Completion of one year of college (45 quarter or 30 semester credit hours) to include mathematics, science and English. Experience: One year of experience in building/engineering plan review or in issuing construction-related permits. Substitution: Additional education may substitute for experience, or vice versa, on a year-for-year basis. 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) and Multiple-Choice Examination, with scoring weights assigned as follows: T&E: 20% Multiple-Choice Examination: 80% 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. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS You will receive a link to the Permit Technician I Training and Experience evaluation with instructions, via email, on the morning of Thursday, December 16, 2021. Please note that this email will be sent from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). This link will be available for log-in until 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. 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 T&E 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 T&E 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. MULTIPLE-CHOICE EXAMINATION DETAILS You will receive a link to the Permit Technician I multiple-choice examination with instructions, via email, on the morning of Thursday, January 6, 2022. Please note that this email will be sent from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). This link will be available for log-in until 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. If you do not have access to a personal computer, you may schedule to test in the Civil Service Test Room, on a provided computer, on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. The approximate duration of the test is 2 hours. The multiple-choice examination may include such subjects as: Attention to Detail Cash Handling Computer Skills Customer Service Interpersonal Relations Mathematics Problem Solving Reading Comprehension Written Communication 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. Closing Date/Time: 2021-12-14
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 16, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane invites applicants to apply for the position of TEMP SEASONAL - THERAPEUTIC COURTS COORDINATOR POSITION PURPOSE: Under administrative direction, performs responsible professional work in the management of the various therapeutic court programs administered by Spokane Municipal Court, including but not limited to: Community Court, DUI Court, Mental Health Court, and Veteran's Court. Performs complex administrative tasks related to the implementation and operation of all municipal Therapeutic Courts; in partnership with community stakeholders, and in collaboration with various internal resources and outside agencies, ensures that the Court and social service functions of the therapeutic court programs are effectively coordinated. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: The incumbent reports directly to the Municipal Court Administrator, works independently under administrative direction, and exercises full scope supervision of volunteers, temporary/seasonal staff, and college interns on a regular basis. Assigns, directs, and monitors staff performance and provides training as needed. This position is anticipated to be staffed through April, 2022. 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: This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and levels of work difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities. Develops and implements detailed plans of operation and expansion of the therapeutic court programs, including the geographic area and/or target populations to be served by each therapeutic court, provision of services, case management, follow up services, and technology needs. Designs and implements new initiatives to support each of the therapeutic court program's effectiveness and prioritizes content in response to identified community needs. Coordinates with stakeholders involved in each of the therapeutic court projects regarding budgetary needs, commitment of resources, operating practices, and other matters necessary to ensure the smooth and effective operation of the program. Participates in community activities and other relevant stakeholder/committee meetings as a representative of each therapeutic court. Generates publicity for the program and oversees the creation of educational materials including flyers, brochures, news releases, newsletters, and other advertising means to enhance public relations efforts. Performs community outreach and makes presentations to the public, elected officials, advisory board, and other stakeholders regarding the goals and accomplishments of the various programs. Collaborates with probation officers, the courts, and local resources to adjust court recommendations to ensure participant accountability and service referrals to achieve optimal use of available community resources. Schedules and participates in regular team meetings for the periodic review and improvements of the therapeutic courts' operations. Assists the Municipal Court Administrator in developing therapeutic court budgets and monitors expenditures. Researches and pursues additional funding opportunities from federal, state, local, and private entities to secure and sustain program services beyond applicable grant periods; gathers data and prepares documents to grant reporting requirements. Oversees new member recruitment and expansion of the programs; responsible for training and monitoring volunteers, temporary/seasonal staff, and college interns. Maintains contracts and negotiates contract awards, subject to supervisor review and approval; manages associated program documents and files. Performs other related duties as assigned. 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: Education and Experience: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in sociology, social work, human services, or psychology; AND two (2) years' of social services experience that emphasized development of social services programs and working with low-income populations. Licenses and Certifications: A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of: Principles of human behavior and applied psychology, including mental health diagnoses and addiction. Principles and techniques of case management approaches, including drug testing processes, service referral, and community resources. Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and implementation. Project management and coordination. Grant and related alternative funding methods, techniques, and objectives. Standard business software tools such as database management, word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, and internet browser programs. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and report development. State, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the criminal justice system. Skill in: Planning, organizing, and directing functions and staff. Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines. Researching, compiling, and summarizing information, including statistical data. Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction. Applying analytical and management thinking to solve problems and accomplish tasks. Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal sources and with outside agencies. Ability to: Effectively represent the City of Spokane with justice partners, the public, court staff, and governmental agencies as a knowledgeable and competent resource. Provide consistent and productive leadership to others in both routine and stressful situations. Understand and carry out written and oral instructions with close attention to detail and accuracy. Adapt to and plan for changes in assignment and in the work environment. Work cooperatively and effectively with staff, customers, vendors, and the public. Coordinate and perform multiple tasks simultaneously in a consistent and accurate manner. Analyze information quickly and accurately and develop an appropriate course of action. Interpret information that includes both abstract and concrete variables. Working Conditions: Work is performed in a normal office environment with little exposure to outdoor temperatures, dirt and dust. Work may involve exposure to individuals who are distraught, hostile or abusive, and may include some risk of physical harm when working face-to-face with offenders. Duties may require some evening, weekend, and/or holiday work. Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to walk, stand, bend and sit; use hands to operate a keyboard, grasp, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms, above the shoulders and below the waist; speak and hear normal speech in person and on the telephone; and lift, carry, push and pull objects up to 20 pounds. EXAMINATION DETAILS To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume. 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. Closing Date/Time: 2021-11-29
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 16, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Performs semi-skilled manual work in various departments which requires some previous experience and special knowledge acquired on the job. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Work performed varies with department to which assigned. May supervise small labor crew. Participate in loading, unloading and similar operations. Assists in setting up and dismantling playground equipment. Receives calls, investigates and dispatches night crews to remedy routine complaints, reports major complaints to supervisor. Checks excavations for compliance with safety regulations. Acts as helper or assigned as apprentice to Craft Specialist and skilled trade workers in maintenance and repair of assigned buildings. May assist in minor maintenance of an assigned heating plant. Performs various tasks in support of solid waste disposal operations including, but not limited to, attending household hazardous waste and recycling facility, removing refrigerants from appliances, and directing the public. Operates compressors, jack hammers, cement mixers, brush chippers, chain saws, post-hole diggers, sewer augers and other similar power-driven equipment related to the job. Drives various trucks, operates rubber-wheeled tractors with attachments, front-end loaders and fork lifts. May be required to operate equipment of the next higher class on occasion. Assists in snow removal operations. Mounts sander boxes and tanks. Performs minor maintenance on street cleaning equipment. Services assigned equipment. Makes minor field repairs. Reports major defects. Prepares necessary reports. Assists in installation, repair and disconnection of water mains, hydrants and valves. Operates pipe and leak locating equipment or performs other operations peculiar to the assigned job. Assists in maintenance and construction of sanitary sewer and storm water infrastructure. Supervises crew engaged in installation, repair and maintenance of traffic signs and markers. Operates lane and crosswalk painting machines, and fabricates traffic signs using silk screens. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Experience: Two years of laboring experience. License: Possession of a valid driver's license. Must possess a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brake endorsement EXAMINATION DETAILS Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for hire. We encourage you to apply immediately. Online applications must be completed and submitted before 4:00 p.m. on the closing date. 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. The examination will consist of a written test, with scoring weight assigned as follows: Multiple-Choice Examination: 100% EXAMINATION DETAILS: Two methods of testing will be offered. Candidates will choose which method is best for them and self-schedule accordingly. Self-schedule notifications will be sent to candidates upon approval of application review. Written Testing will be conducted at City Hall on the following dates: Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time in the Tribal Conference Room on the 1st floor. Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time in the Tribal Conference Room on the 1st floor. Online Remote Testing will be offered . Multiple-choice examination links with instructions will be emailed prior to 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the start dates, and will expire at 4:00 p.m. on the due dates as listed below. Keep in mind that the test link will be emailed from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). Thursday, December 2, 2021 through Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Thursday, January 6, 2022 through Tuesday, January 11, 2022 NOTE: Remote examinees may begin the exam at any time during the test period; however, once you begin, you will have 1.5 hours to complete the examination. You may take the exam only once during the open recruitment period. All examination results will be merged into one eligible list according to final ratings, pursuant to the Merit System Rules of the Civil Service Commission: Rule IV, Section 13 - Continuous Examinations. The approximate duration of the test is 1.5 hours and may include such subjects as: Applied Technology Interpersonal Skills Organizational Awareness Safety & Occupational Hazards Teamwork Technical Competence Vehicle Operations. 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. Closing Date/Time: 2022-01-04
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 16, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Performs professional and technical work as a community educator and representative of the City and assigned departments; designs, promotes, coordinates, and conducts educational outreach about City programs and activities for targeted audiences such as students, school personnel, business owners, and the general public. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Develops, modifies, and implements education programs and presentations for classroom groups, ranging from pre-K through higher education, and for the general public, with the goal of increasing public engagement, awareness, and behavior change. Identifies and manages targeted outreach campaigns in response to city, county, or state initiatives. Works with technical experts within the department to target pertinent information for audiences. Develops and maintains a library of education materials. Writes and produces study guides and other materials as necessary. Coordinates implementation of programs, such as wastewater and stormwater environmental stewardship, water conservation, and waste reduction projects, among others. Evaluates the success and impact of outreach work; measures improvements in the targeted audiences' understanding of information provided. Develops written reports summarizing annual activities, strategies, and effectiveness. Prepares budget estimates for education projects. Prepares and processes requests for proposals, bid specifications, and consultant scopes of work, in coordination with City Purchasing as appropriate. Prepares grant proposals for education projects and campaigns, and manages grants in coordination with City Accounting, including required tracking and reporting. Interacts with public and private sector contacts in implementing education programs. Makes presentations to citizens groups, businesses, and schools, which includes leading discussion, making multimedia presentations, and answering questions on program-related topics. Works with representatives of other government agencies and non-profit organizations to promote larger scope or joint educational efforts. Interacts with the City's communications team as well as local media to facilitate education to the public. Plans layout, writes content, produces newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Designs, publishes, and reviews textual and graphical materials to update social media sites, websites, advertisements, and other digital communication outlets. Prepares educational displays; schedules, delivers, and sets up for display at various locations such as schools, City libraries, festivals, etc. Schedules displays for appearance at fairs/shows to provide opportunity for community engagement and education. Coordinates supplemental help to assist with large display transportation, set up, and staffing. 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 Education or Communications. Experience: Three years of classroom teaching experience and/or experience in implementation of community involvement, public relations, or related programs. Must have computer skills. Licenses: Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, to be maintained throughout employment, or otherwise demonstrate ability to get to and from multiple work locations, as required. NEW: In compliance with the Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14-1, all employees in this classification shall be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the employee is granted a medical or religious exemption that the City can reasonably accommodate. 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 Training and Experience (T&E) evaluation, with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E: 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com), on December 2, 2021. You will have one week to complete the examination. 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 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 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. Closing Date/Time: 2021-11-30
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 16, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Do you have a passion for information technology (IT)? Do you have initiative, independent judgement and the ability to troubleshoot and mitigate threats? Are you experienced in enterprise programs and systems, such as Security and Data Network and/or Storage Area network Systems? Do you have the skills to monitor, manage, and review logs for data security and access? If so, a career as a Cybersecurity Analyst or Systems Administrator with City of Spokane's Innovation and Technology Services Division (ITSD) maybe the perfect job for you! The candidate selected for either of these positions will be joining a team that values its diverse staff and prides itself on collaboration, professionalism and innovation. An ideal candidate has great communication skills and experience working on maintaining and safeguarding internal information systems and databases. This position offers guaranteed pay increases annually and opportunities for advancement. As a City of Spokane employee, you will also be part of an excellent work environment with a rewarding compensation plan, including medical, dental, pension and 457 plan. A career with the City of Spokane is more than a pathway to success. It is all of us, helping to build a better community, every day. If you find yourself wanting to pursue a career with the City of Spokane, then we encourage you to apply today! NOTE: There are currently two vacancies, one in the Cybersecurity department and one in the IT department. This candidate list will be active for up to two years. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Configures, installs, upgrades and administers various components and/or segments of the City's information system network based on established standards; analyzes, monitors, troubleshoots and resolves routine system performance, integrity, security, availability and other issues/problems. Schedules and performs routine secure file transfers for daily processing and printing of various jobs; maintains tape library, backup infrastructure and related data center operations. Monitors disk space and server logs; analyzes system performance; installs and maintains high-availability clusters; recommends and implements optimizing technologies to enhance system performance. Installs upgrades, patches and configuration changes to operating system and other network software. Develops, tests, and implements routine scripts to automate common functions or system operations. Investigates storage, data retention and duplication issues; responds to requests for additional storage. Performs threat and vulnerability assessments and provides subject matter expertise on appropriate threat mitigation approaches. Monitors, evaluates, and assists with the maintenance of assigned security systems in accordance with industry best practices to safeguard internal information systems and databases. Provides professional technical support for users regarding routine network-related issues; resolves technical problems; communicates with department managers and staff regarding technology issues; develops recommendations for selection, acquisition, deployment and upgrading of network-related technology tools as assigned. Administers assigned segments of enterprise programs and systems; monitors system activities and protocols for data security and access; performs backup and recovery operations and capacity planning for a specific data system. Participates on less complex systems and network development, enhancement and integration projects; develops hardware configurations and specifications; communicates with vendors and contractors to research products and services; performs cost/benefit analyses; participates in project budget development. Communicates assigned information technology activities with other departments and divisions as needed; participates in the implementation of new information systems for new and/or refurbished City buildings. Maintains documentation, procedures and training related to areas of assignment. Attends and participates in meetings; serves on committees and task forces; continuously communicates with supervisor regarding the status of assignments and projects. May perform applications programming and software development as an ancillary duty. Performs other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications may be acceptable. Open Entry Requirements (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, information systems or a related field; AND Experience: One year of professional information technology experience that emphasized the planning and delivery of desktop support services or maintenance and administration of a centralized computer network/system. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may also be qualifying. Note: Depending upon area of assignment, may require experience with specific equipment and/or mainframe operating systems as specified by the examination announcement. 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 Training and Experience (T&E) evaluation, with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E: 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com), on December 2, 2021. You will have until December 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. to complete the examination. Copies of your college or university transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted) may be a required part of this application and will be used to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications, as posted on the job announcement. 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 will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See above," etc., and copy/paste from a previous answer are not qualifying responses and will not be considered 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. Closing Date/Time: 2021-12-07
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 13, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane invites applicants to apply for the position of DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT PURPOSE Administers strategic and operational programs and services to employees and supports departments to positively impact the quality of services provided by the City workforce. POSITION PURPOSE Administers, plans, organizes, directs and reviews department activities including exempt recruitment, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, employee development and training, workers compensation, and safety. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments, bargaining units and outside agencies. Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Mayor and City Administrator. SUPERVISION EXERCISED Work is performed with considerable independence within the framework established by the Mayor/City Administrator or designee. Provides supervision to direct and indirect reports in professional, administrative and technical positions. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. It may involve frequent attendance at meetings to include some irregular hours and potentially out-of-town travel. Incumbents in this classification are expected to communicate verbally, in person and by telephone. A computer terminal is used and may require the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. 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 Plans, directs, supervises and coordinates the HR management activities of the City to maximize the strategic use of human resources. Maintains functions such as employee compensation, benefits, administration, employee and labor relations, personnel policies, regulatory compliance, training, workers compensation and safety. Analyzes statistical data and reports to identify and determine root causes of various issues; develops recommended action for improvement. Advises the Mayor on sensitive and high profile human resources issues, union relations, and the City's strategic plan for utilizing its human resources effectively. Serves as a member of citywide task forces and committees participating in the City's strategic planning efforts and addressing citywide policy and management issues. Provides human resources advice to City officials, providing information regarding the rights and obligations of the parties concerned and the recourse available to them. Prepares and administers departmental budget. Formulates and recommends policies, procedures, rules and regulations and strategies governing employee relations. KNOWLEDGE OF: Trends and practices of human resources administration. Organizational structure, compensation and benefits. Recruitment, selection and training. Labor relations and contract negotiations. Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, HR modeling, leadership techniques and coordination of people and resources. Human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation. Principles and processes for providing customer service, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for service, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Principles of supervision, training and performance feedback. ABILITY TO: Effectively lead and manage staff by developing and directing people as they work. Manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and work well under pressure. Work cooperatively with others and maintain positive relationships. Proficiently operate office equipment and programs including computers and supporting work processing, spreadsheet and program-specific applications. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate complex data and facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations. Compose clear, concise and accurate reports using data and research gathered by self and others to effectively present to various audiences both orally and in writing. Adapt to other duties as assigned and prioritize, organize and plan work as needed to meet objectives. 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: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work related to business administration, human resources, public administration, labor relations, or a closely related field; AND, a minimum of ten (10) years or more of increasingly responsible experience involving all aspects of HR administration, which should include a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience. Working with public safety collective bargaining units is preferred, but not required. 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. EXAMINATION DETAILS To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume. First review of applications begins November 1, 2021 Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 13, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Do you pride yourself on exceptional work ethics and a willingness to go the extra mile? Appreciate a small close-knit work group where "A good day's work for a good day's pay." is the motto? Are your core values aligned with integrity and honesty? If you answered, YES to all of the above then become a part of City of Spokane's Streets Department - Signal and Lighting Section as a Signal Maintenance Technician! The Signal and Lighting Section prides itself on quality work done in an efficient and timely manner. The department is seeking a team player who has a strong electrical/electronic background, knowledge of construction operations is desirable, and being familiar with Windows computer software. As a Signal and Lighting Maintenance Technician you are part of a team that works behind the scenes responding to crashes, weather events, and other incidents that affect traffic operations 24/7/365. There is opportunity for flexible work schedules, with on-call status rotations after first year of employment. If you find yourself wanting to pursue a career with the City of Spokane, then we encourage you to apply today!!! EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Responds to reports of malfunctioning traffic, communications systems, intelligent transportation systems equipment and related equipment within the City during normal working hours and when assigned to 24 hour emergency call-out or weekend standby; determines the nature of the problem, effects necessary repairs. Installs, modifies, tests, maintains and repairs electrical and some electronic devices including, but not limited to: traffic signal communication systems, intersection control systems, detection and video monitor systems. Installs, maintains and repairs overhead and underground electrical equipment, including installation of signal and lighting poles and the installation and splicing of cables and wiring. Installs, maintains and repairs traffic signals, street lighting, and general electrical wiring systems. Utilizes various hand and power tools in the installation and repair of various systems. Performs emergency repairs and/or adjustments, identifies and repairs electrical/electronic failures. Performs underground utility locates. Read and interpret signal and lighting plans and electronic schematics. Lays out equipment in the field according to plans. Maintains proper stocking levels of spare parts and tools on maintenance vehicles and in work areas. May be assigned to shop or field duty. May be required to work at heights in an aerial manlift basket, work underground, dig trenches or post holes. Drives various vehicles, including aerial bucket truck, repair truck, flusher, tank, flatbed, dump, front end loader, bobcat, and trucks pulling various trailers. May be required to assist in snow removal operations as needed. Prepares and maintains records as required. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Certification: Possession of a General Journeyman Electrician (01) Certificate as issued by Washington State Department of Labor and Industries or equivalent from another state; certification by the State of Washington must be obtained during the probationary period. Substitution: Completion of a minimum of 4000 hours of documented electrical trainee work experience towards journeyman classification. OR, Possession of a Traffic Signal Level II Construction Technician certificate or Traffic Signal Level II Bench Technician certificate as issued by International Municipal Signal Association. License: Possession of a valid driver's license and obtain a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) without air brake restriction during the probationary period. 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. EXAMINATION DETAILS Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position, to be eligible for hire. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. You should complete and submit a City of Spokane employment application online by 4:00 p.m. PST on the filing cut-off date. Upon request, at the 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 Multiple-choice examination links with instructions will be emailed prior to 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the start dates, and will expire at 4:00 p.m. on the due dates as listed below. Keep in mind that the test link will be emailed from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). Thursday, November 18, 2021 through Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Thursday, December 9, 2021 through Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Thursday, January 13, 2022 through Tuesday, January 18, 2022. NOTE : You may begin your exam at any time during the test period; however, once you begin, you will have 2 hours to complete the examination. Y ou may take the exam only once during the open recruitment period. If you do not have access to a personal computer, you may schedule to test in the Civil Service Test Room, on a provided computer, on the following dates: Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. All examination results will be merged into one eligible list according to final ratings, pursuant to the Merit System Rules of the Civil Service Commission: Rule IV, Section 13 - Continuous Examinations. The examination will consist of a multiple choice written exam with scoring weight assigned and details as follows: Written Test: 100% Approximate Duration of Exam: 2 hours The written test may include such subjects as: Electrical/Electronics Safety Human Relations Computer Skills Traffic Signals & Construction 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. Closing Date/Time: 2022-01-10
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 04, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY NATURE OF WORK: Performs routine custodial and minor maintenance work in the cleaning and care of a municipal building. Duties are routine and performed within prescribed limits. Possible errors are easily detected or minor in nature. 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: Sweeps, mops, scrubs, and waxes floors; vacuums and shampoos carpeting. Washes walls, inside windows and woodwork. May wash ground floor outside windows. Cleans restrooms and replenishes supplies; cleans stairs. Dusts, polishes, arranges, and moves furniture and equipment; removes rubbish and waste paper; cleans and polishes fixtures. Performs minor maintenance and repair tasks, such as painting small areas, repairing furniture, plumbing and plumbing fixtures, and replacing window panes and light bulbs or tubes; unstops lavatories and toilets. Polices and maintains area surrounding assigned building, such as sweeping walks, shoveling snow, or raking, mowing, and watering lawn. Uses hand tools or small power equipment applicable to the work. May assist in arranging furniture. Performs related duties as required. REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Knowledge of building cleaning practices, methods, supplies, and equipment. Ability to perform routine and repetitive custodial tasks without immediate supervision. Ability to maintain harmonious relations with other employees and the public. Ability to perform moderately heavy manual work. Ability to understand and use M.S.D.S. sheets PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to see, with or without corrective lenses, well enough to read fine print, such as labels. Ability to hear, with or without a hearing aid, and speak well enough to converse in person. Ability to climb ladders up to ten (10) feet high. Enough body mobility to walk, kneel, crouch, and bend in order to mop, sweep, buff, and dust. Enough manual dexterity to use small tools. Enough strength to lift and carry items weighing up to fifty (50) lbs. Tolerance to work under adverse conditions, such as among dust, dirt, and cleaning agent odors and outdoors in heat and cold. SCHEDULE: This position will perform duties four (4) hours per day with up to twenty (20) hours per week, Monday - Friday. Flexible schedules may be available throughout the normal workday hours of 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. For example, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, etc. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EXPERIENCE: Some previous janitorial experience is desirable but not required. May be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 03, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane invites applicants to apply for the position of PUBLIC DEFENDER DEPARTMENT PURPOSE: Represent eligible people facing a loss of liberty from criminal charges within the City of Spokane. Be an independent voice that promotes justice and equity for clients and advocates for their objectives, interests, and dignity. Seek to address racial disproportionality in the local criminal legal system on issues of incarceration and sentencing, eligibility for programmatic alternatives and case resolution. POSITION PURPOS E: Provide responsible supervisory work in the administration and direction of the City Public Defender's Office. This office handles misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors charged under the Spokane Municipal Code for persons who are determined to be indigent and unable to afford to hire private counsel. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Work has a substantial amount of independence in the Public Defender's Office. Employee provides supervision to public defenders, law clerks, legal interns, and clerical staff. 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: Provide oversight for all employment related matters within the department. Prepare and administer departmental budget. Prepare and administer departmental grant applications and requirements. Maintain the integrity of representation of indigent clients in the courts. Represent indigent clients' and defenders' interests on various law and law-related boards and committees. Handle inquiries from City Administration, City Council, judges, various agencies, and the media. Assigns, tracks, and reviews caseloads of staff with particular attention to compliance with statewide standards. Perform related duties as required. KNOWLEDGE OF: Criminal law and practices and procedures of City government. Performance management concepts, principals, and practices related to employee performance. ABILITY TO: Express legal concepts in clear and concise language to the media, City Council, and Public. Influence, motivate, and challenge others; adapt leadership styles to a variety of situations. Manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure. Adapt to other duties as assigned and prioritize, organize, and plan work as needed to meet objectives. Work cooperatively with others and maintain positive relationships. SKILL IN: Employee development and performance management. Criminal law practice to include courtroom advocacy, forensic and psychological experts and issues, and legal research and writing. Effectively dealing with people from varied backgrounds and different situations who are difficult, hostile, or distressed while being sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and other individual differences. 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: EDUCATION: Graduation from a law school or completion of the Washington State APR 6 Law Clerk Program. EXPERIENCE: 8 years' experience in the practice of law 3 years' of supervisory experience 2 years' of criminal defense experience LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. It may involve frequent attendance at meetings to include some irregular hours and potentially out-of-town travel. Incumbents in this classification are expected to communicate verbally, in-person and by telephone. A computer terminal is used and may require the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS As an exempt employee of the City of Spokane, the Public Defender is subject to the City's Code of Ethics set forth in Chapter 1.04A of the Spokane Municipal Code. As such, "it is the policy of the City of Spokane to uphold, promote, and demand the highest standards of ethics from all of its employees who shall maintain the utmost standards of responsibility, trustworthiness, integrity, truthfulness, honesty and fairness in carrying out their public duties, avoid any improprieties in their roles as a public servant including the appearance of impropriety, and never use their City position, authority or resources for personal gain." 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 To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume. Closing Date/Time: 2021-12-07
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 03, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane invites applicants to apply for the position of Director of Customer Experience DEPARTMENT PURPOSE: My Spokane/311 is a centralized customer service department for the City of Spokane. Its mission is to provide simple access to services by connecting the community with knowledgeable, friendly, and quality service with one call, one click, or one visit. POSITION PURPOSE: Set policies, provide supervision, and exercise overall responsibility for the successful operation of the My Spokane/311 Department. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Works independently within the framework of the Division Director in providing leadership to the My Spokane/311 Department. Exercises creativity and resourcefulness to accomplish goals and objectives. 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: Track and analyze call data. Identify trends in issues that prompt repeat calls. Work with various City departments to identify areas of improvement for quicker customer response times. Manage the centralized customer service 311 call center for the City, efficient recruiting, training, coaching, recognition, workflow patterns, performance standards, delineation of duties and responsibilities, staffing levels and supervision. Develop, implement and maintain effective internal and external Quality Assurance (QA) programs for 311. Ensures all policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements regarding teller transactions are consistently and correctly followed. Provides responsible management of projects that impact the customer service experience. Work with other departments within the City to develop a reporting system to ensure efficiency in response time. Manage communication process regarding changes to normal City procedures related to weather-related emergencies. This includes providing proper notification as well as ensuring efficient and effective responses to citizen questions. Identify overlap of services throughout various City departments. Coordinate continuous improvement process to repair redundancy and ultimately improve complaint response time. Interface with IT and communications to proactively engage with various departments by tracking workflows by use of dashboards and Power BI (software analytics tool) for internal business use. Stay abreast of opportunities to improve the delivery of effective customer service. Analyze internal procedures, identify deficiencies, and implement improvements. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Perform other related work as required. KEY COMPETENCIES: Customer Service Anticipate and meet the needs of both internal and external customers. Deliver high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. Leadership Influence, motivate, and challenge others; adapt leadership styles to a variety of situations. Initiative Assess, identify and address potential obstacles, issues, and opportunities independently. Communication Communicate effectively and efficiently. Conflict Resolution Manages and resolves conflicts, grievances, confrontations, or disagreements in a constructive manner to minimize personal impact. Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Interpersonal Skills Show understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develop and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, and other individual differences. Strategic Thinking Formulate objectives and priorities, and implement plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization. Capitalize on opportunities and manage risks. Teamwork Encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; foster commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals. KNOWLEDGE OF: Effective leadership and analytical skills including working knowledge of staffing models, scheduling, and telecom systems. General cash handling procedures. Principals of continuous improvement. Performance management concepts, principles, and practices related to employee performance. Principles and methods for evaluating program performance. Best practices, benchmarks, and innovative practices of customer service particularly in a call center environment. Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Budgeting principals. ABILITY TO: Effectively juggle differing priorities. Manage resources effectively. Stick to goals and focus on the result. Manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure. Adapt to other duties as assigned and prioritize, organize, and plan work as needed to meet objectives. Work cooperatively with others and maintain positive working relationships. SKILL IN: Project management. Public speaking. Professional communication. Employee development and performance management. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary. Generally this will include: EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years' of progressively responsible, fully skilled (journey-level and above) relevant experience AND two (2) years' supervisory experience. License and Certifications: Possession of valid driver's license. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. It may involve frequent attendance at meetings to include some irregular hours and potentially out-of-town travel. Incumbents in this classification are expected to communicate verbally, in-person and by telephone. A computer terminal is used and may require the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS: As an exempt employee of the City of Spokane, the Director of Customer Experience is subject to the City's Code of Ethics set forth in Chapter 1.04A of the Spokane Municipal Code. As such, "it is the policy of the City of Spokane to uphold, promote, and demand the highest standards of ethics from all of its employees who shall maintain the utmost standards of responsibility, trustworthiness, integrity, truthfulness, honesty and fairness in carrying out their public duties, avoid any improprieties in their roles as a public servant including the appearance of impropriety, and never use their City position, authority or resources for personal gain." 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. EXAMINATION DETAILS To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume. Closing Date/Time: 2021-12-02
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane Engineering Services Department is looking to hire a driven, detail-orientated Engineering Technician III to join our team. The Engineering Services Department is the design and construction arm for the City of Spokane. We provide design and construction management for the utility and street projects. You would be responsible for assisting in the design of public works projects to include organizing, drawing plans, profiles, and specifications. A successful applicant possesses the ability to operate a personal computer requiring considerable knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD software such as Civil 3D, Map 3D, and Land Desktop. In addition an Engineering Technician III should demonstrate a sound understanding of engineering terminology and strong interpersonal skills. This position offers guaranteed pay increases annually and opportunities for advancement. As a City of Spokane employee, you will also be part of an excellent work environment with a great compensation plan, including medical, pension and 457 plan. A career with the City of Spokane is more than a pathway to success. It's all of us, helping to build a better community, every day. If you find yourself wanting to pursue a career with the City of Spokane, then we encourage you to apply today! EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Organizes and draws plans, profiles, and specifications for public works projects. Prepares or assists in preparing labor and material estimates. Computes quantities, and prepares property and assessment district descriptions. Locates utilities, and assists in field checking plans. Assists in the design of public works projects. May assist in structural design. Checks plans for accuracy. Computes areas and percentage rates of assessment for properties and for local improvement districts. Computes costs for each property, prepares preliminary assessment rolls and prepares final assessment rolls. Performs difficult drafting work, and conducts studies and surveys relating to land use planning, zoning, or traffic control. Processes zone changes, permits, and petitions. May supervise part time or subordinate employees. May assist on a survey crew, perform other office work, or perform snow removal as required. Supervises maintenance of water distribution system records. Operates a calculator, computer, reproduction machine, and drafting equipment. 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: Completion of two years of college (90 quarter credit hours or 60 semester credit hours) in Engineering related field to include algebra, trigonometry, surveying and drafting. Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering may substitute for the above requirements. Experience: At least three years of experience in operating modern computer-aided drafting/design program. Additional experience may substitute for the education requirements on a year for year basis. License: Valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. 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. This examination consists of an online written test and a pass/fail performance test that are required, prior to hiring. Scoring weights are assigned as follows: Written Exam: 100% ONLINE WRITTEN EXAMINATION DETAILS Test Date: Continuous examination schedule, until all positions are filled. Test Location: Online Approximate Duration of Examination: 3 hours The written examination may include such subjects as: Plan Reading Mathematics Standards and Specifications PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION Test Date and Time: Determined by candidate availability. Test Location: City Hall, 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 992011 Approximate Duration of AutoCAD Examination: 1 hour 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 the examination. 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, five days after the examination was sent. PERFORMANCE TEST DETAILS The top 20 candidates based on written test scores will be contacted to schedule a performance examination. This is a pass/fail examination that is required, prior to hire. If a performance test is failed, the candidate will be removed from the Engineering Technician III - Office eligible list. 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 Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Oct 31, 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 Firefighter at the City of Spokane may be the perfect profession for you! The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SFD is responsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, mitigating the consequences from disasters, and rescue activities. In addition to emergency work, members provide a wide range of services to the community, including blood pressure screening, tours of fire stations and apparatus, and on-duty fire and life safety presentations within the community. Not only does a career as a Firefighter offer various advancement opportunities and diverse career paths but also rewarding and fulfilling work. The Spokane Fire Department operates 16 stations throughout the city and provides emergency response, prevention education, and training. Firefighters 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 Responds to fire incidents with a company; lays hose; holds and directs nozzle and water streams; raises and climbs ladders; uses standard firefighting equipment; removes persons from danger; administers emergency medical treatment; performs salvage and overhaul operations. Performs fire prevention functions such as inspection of business establishments, apartment complexes and schools in assigned district. Assists residents in eliminating hazards and fire dangers. Performs general housekeeping and maintenance work in the upkeep of the assigned station and equipment. Participates in the recovery, cleaning and inspection of equipment after incidents. Drives and operates various automotive, mechanical, and auxiliary fire apparatus. May be assigned specialized duties in addition to regular duties. Responds to medical emergencies and operates emergency medical equipment and exercises clinical judgment within the licensed scope of practice. May be assigned as a member of any apparatus staffed or operated by the Fire Department. Periodically inspects assigned "first-due" area and become familiar with buildings, locations and condition of fire hydrants, streets potential fire hazards and dangers and to compile comprehensive pre-incident plans. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry (Open entry applicants must meet all requirements at the time of application.) Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Experience: No previous experience necessary. Certifications : Possession of a valid driver's license. Applicants must have successfully completed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training and be eligible for Washington State EMT certification, at the time of application. Paramedic Applicants: In addition to the above requirements, paramedic applicants must currently possess the National Registry Paramedic credential or Washington State Paramedic license at the time of application. Procedural Requirements: Applicants will specify the certifications for which they are qualified. The Fire Department will specify on their requisitions the certifications required to fill a vacant position and only those on the eligible list meeting such specification shall be certified. NOTE: Minimum medical and health standards for this classification are established by state laws. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass the necessary examinations prior to appointment. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to see, with or without corrective lenses, well enough to read fine print, such as maps, identify shapes at night such as house numbers and to distinguish shapes through smoky conditions. Ability to hear, with or without a hearing aid, and speak well enough to converse on a radio or telephone and give or receive orders in muffled conditions. Ability to climb a variety of ladders. Enough body mobility to maintain balance in precarious positions and to crawl in confined spaces.. Enough manual dexterity to maintain and operate necessary equipment and tools. Enough strength to rescue heavy people while in protective clothing and carry equipment up a ladder. Tolerance and stamina to work under adverse, hazardous conditions, such as smoke, gas, heat, cold and confined spaces, for extended periods of time. NEW: In compliance with the Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14-1, all employees in this classification shall be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the employee is granted a medical or religious exemption that the City can reasonably accommodate. EXAMINATION DETAILS Recruitment for this job classification is open until further notice. Firefighter applicants must pass the Public Safety Testing, Inc., examination to be eligible for hire by the City of Spokane. After you have completed the PST exam, you must apply through the City website for review and placement on the eligible list. PST scores must be less than one year old. City of Spokane offers one free test per year for those who apply only to City of Spokane and take the test on the designated "free testing" date at the Spokane, Washington, location. Sign up through the Public Safety Testing, Inc. website, here: www.publicsafetytesting.com . Upcoming Spokane Testing Dates: Saturday, November 20, 2021 - Written Exam &CPAT Orientation/Practice Test Sunday, November 21, 2021 - CPAT Test NOTE: The standard PST written test cost is $49, which allows applicants to choose up to two (2) 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, pursuant to the Merit System Rules of the Civil Service Commission: Rule IV, Section 13 - Continuous Examinations. 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 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The Mayor's Office is Seeking a Student Intern! Spokane is proud to be home to numerous higher education institutions which contribute to our growing 21st Century workforce and make Spokane the City of Choice. As a vibrant and growing community, Spokane's exceptional quality of life makes it a choice destination for families and working professionals alike. Spokane is the business hub of the Intermountain Northwest, with an international airport, multiple business and industrial parks, and high-tech infrastructure. The Mayor's Internship Program is designed to immerse college students in a professional public service setting where they can interact with a cross-section of civic and community leaders. Students with community-minded interests or who wish to expand their civic knowledge are encouraged to apply. By investing in the next generation of leaders through the Mayor's Internship Program, it is our goal to attract, retain, and foster the growth of young professionals in Spokane. The selected Intern will often serve as a point of contact for the Office of the Mayor and perform general clerical work which requires the application of independent judgment based on comprehensive knowledge of city government departments and administrative procedures. The Intern will be assigned projects on a case-by-case basis which could vary based on the student's area of study and the present needs of the Office of the Mayor. The Intern may have regular contact with community leaders, citizens, and City employees and, therefore, must be able to obtain or supply accurate information. Much of the information the Intern has access to may be highly confidential information that cannot be discussed. Duties are performed under normal office working conditions and require exceptional attention to detail to prevent errors. Working Condition and Physical Demands: Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. Incumbents in this classification are expected to communicate verbally, by telephone and in-person, as well as communicate in writing. A computer terminal is used and this requires the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. 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: Support front desk staff by answering incoming calls efficiently and professionally, responding to each caller, taking detailed messages, assisting with general questions, and making referrals for proper handling Maintain regular contact with City departments, other governmental agencies, businesses, civic organizations and leaders, media, and citizens in the course of City business Assist with visitors and/or meeting attendees as needed, routing them to the appropriate person as circumstances warrant Prepare short, written material such as briefings, speeches, memos, or blog posts Staff the Mayor at various community events, take photographs to document events and engagement Assist with website updates as needed to ensure accurate information is available to the public Maintain filing and records in accordance with public records law and procedures, Chapter 42.56 RCW Attend and support Mayor, Policy Advisor, City Administrator, or Director at various City Council committee meetings Typing and proofreading various documents as needed Conduct independent research on various policy proposals, projects of significance, contracts, or historical data Coordinate community engagement opportunities in conjunction with City-wide volunteer program, Spokane Gives, and other external partners as needed Perform other duties as assigned by Director or as judgment or necessity dictates MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Have obtained a high-school diploma or GED, and be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at any local college or University, to include Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Washington State University, Community Colleges of Spokane, and Whitworth University Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying Majors or Minors in Business Administration, Public Relations, Communications, Political Science, Law, or English are recommended Behavioral Standards: As a representative of the City of Spokane, the Intern is subject to the City's Code of Ethics set forth in Chapter 1.04A of the Spokane Municipal Code. As such, "It is the policy of the City of Spokane to uphold, promote, and demand the highest standards of ethics from all of its employees. City employees shall maintain the utmost standards of responsibility, trustworthiness, integrity, truthfulness, honesty, and fairness in carrying out their public duties, avoid any improprieties in their roles as public servants including the appearance of impropriety, and never use their City position, authority, or resources for personal gain." 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 EXAMINATION DETAILS First resume review will begin on August 2, 2021. Applicants should include a resume/CV and an application essay, up to 250 words, describing why they are interested in the position. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Oct 31, 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 . Police Officer - Entry Level Requirements (Applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education : Completion of high school or equivalent. General Requirements Must be 20 years of age at application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment; within 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. All applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be a United States citizen. A police record may be grounds for rejection. Physical Ability Test (PAT) All candidates must pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT). Click here for details. The PAT will be typically administered in the following order: 300 meter run Push-ups Sit-ups 1.5 mile run/walk 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Have you successfully completed 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 . Police Officer - Certified Requirements (Applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Completion of high school or equivalent. Completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Certifications: Valid WSCJTC BLEA certification, at the time of hire. NOTE: No prior law enforcement experience is required. General Requirements Must be 20 years of age at application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment; within 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. All applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be a United States citizen. A police record may be grounds for rejection. Physical Ability Test (PAT) All candidates must pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT). Click here for details. 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Oct 31, 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 . Police Officer - Lateral Requirements (Applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Experience: Two years of sworn, non-military, patrol officer experience. Certifications: State-issued Basic Law Enforcement certificate. Status: Currently employed as a law enforcement officer or have left such employment in good standing and have a valid law enforcement commission, at time of hire . 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. General Requirements Must be 20 years of age at application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment; within normal weight range for height. Physical requirements for this position, including eyesight, hearing, and other physical abilities are consistent with state law and guidelines. Applicants must be certified by the police physician as physically fit to perform the prescribed duties. All applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be a United States citizen. A police record may be grounds for rejection. Physical Ability Test (PAT) All candidates must pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT). Click here for details. 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Oct 31, 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TODAY! The Corbin Art Center is looking for a temp-seasonal Instructor to be a part of our winning team and contribute to the inspiration of our City's tomorrow. The Corbin Art Center is seeking energetic and artistic instructors to lead many of our offered programs . This position has the opportunity to instruct preschool classes, school age classes, adult classes, birthday parties, etc. You will be creating a fun, and positive experience for children, teens and adults to learn a skill or experience a fun event while enjoying the beauty of our historical building! 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: Provide general supervision and control of students and spectators in their classroom. Prepare art and craft supplies, equipment, and support materials for classroom use. Use proper care, cleaning, and storage of arts and crafts equipment and supplies. Attend mandatory instructor meetings to review policies, procedures, and responsibilities. Work with other parks and recreation staff. Ensure proper care of equipment and facilities. Complete lesson plans or a schedule of activities for each class/event scheduled. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Applicants must be 18 years or age or older. One year of experience working with children and/or adults in a teaching environment. Ability to work on your feet for the entire shift. Ability to lift 20lbs. Ability to pass a criminal background check. SCHEDULE: This is a part-time position with a varying schedule ranging from mornings, early evenings and some weekends. The typical hours for this position may be up to twelve (12) hours per week. 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN RIVERFRONT SPOKANE FOR THE ICE SEASON! You can be a part of the exciting 2021/22 season at the Numerica Ice Ribbon! We are looking for enthusiastic team members to cashier, operate the rental counter, serve as ice attendants, and provide excellent customer service. Opportunities to work at the Looff Carrousel, Riverfront Gifts, and the Numerica SkyRide are also available. https://my.spokanecity.org/riverfrontspokane/calendar/ Accepting applications until further notice . 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: Performs daily operation and cashiering of Riverfront Park attractions which may include but are not limited to: Skyride Carrousel Ice Ribbon Skate Rental Attendants will be responsible for providing friendly guest service, safe operations, informing guests of rules, cash handling and ensuring cleanliness of work areas. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Successful candidates will demonstrate strong attention to detail, responsibility, pro-activeness, and an out-going personality. 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. Closing Date/Time: