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!

 

 

 

 

23 job(s) at City of Spokane

CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Sep 30, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane invites applications for the position of Temp Seasonal - ARPA Program Coordinator POSITION PURPOSE: The American Recovery Plan Act/ARPA Program Coordinator for the City manages the programs allocated by City Council related to the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act dollars. This position works closely with City Staff, Council Members, and local agencies to facilitate moving ARPA project proposals allocated through the Request for Proposal, award process and monitoring. NATURE OF WORK: The Coordinator is broadly responsible for managing the City Council's ARPA allocation-related procedures. The Coordinator will be the main point of contact for all parties with interest in the ARPA process. They will assist groups and individuals in developing Requests for Proposal, implementing Neighborly Software, managing the award process, and monitoring for compliance SUPERVISION: This "at-will" position performs with considerable independence and serves at the discretion of the Accounting/Grants Director who will work closely with City Council's Budget Manager to oversee the whole program. Typical hours for this position will be M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM or 30-35 hours per week. Flexible schedule options available. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions that the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. RESPONSIBILITIES: Evaluates and have a working understanding of the federal guidelines of the ARPA; Communicates both the federal guidelines and City processes clearly and concisely to any interested party; Assists with project proposals; Tracks project proposals through the City ARPA process from inception to passage/completion; Works with Council's ARPA Communications Assistant and other Council and City staff to ensure that the process is open and clear to all; Writes, compiles and edits assigned portions of proposals and project reports; Analyzes facts and applies criteria, regulations, rules, and procedures; recommends appropriate courses of action; Analyzes policy proposals, develops and evaluates alternative policy choices, and provides options and recommendations; Creates work plans and designs decision-making processes; Works effectively in situations where conflicting viewpoints exist; Builds open communications and dialogues in diverse settings; Works with and leads project teams; Makes independent judgments and operates with minimal supervision. REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Ability to: Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques; Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner; Problem-solve using intelligence, common sense, hard work, and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges; Employ expertise, credibility, and effective partnering to help Council Members identify, evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues, problems and service needs; Effectively communicate both verbal and in writing; Make excellent external and internal customer service a high priority; Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training; Model effective group behavior such as listening, discussing, negotiating, encouraging and motivating; Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is conducted primarily in an office setting but may include visits to external agencies and business locations. It also involves frequent attendance at meetings, including many that are conducted outside of regular work schedule, to include some irregular hours. Employee is expected to communicate verbally, in person and by telephone. A computer terminal is used, and this requires the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying. Generally, this will include: Four-year degree or equivalent preferred, with preferred course work in finance, accounting public administration, legal, or similar fields of study Proven ability to take initiative, work independently, and in a team environment Demonstrable strong organizational, oral and written communication skills Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities Demonstrated ability to conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner Demonstrated ability to work with confidentiality and discretion Preference given for experience in the following areas: Experience in program management Experience with federal grants Experience in government research Experience in proposal preparation Experience that would support work in a broad range of public policy issues Demonstrated ability and understanding of the legislative process To be considered for this position, please upload a cover letter and resume. BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS: Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of assigned functions through continued education and/or training. Model effective group behavior such as: listening, discussing, negotiating, encouraging and motivating. Be respectful, courteous, and friendly to community members, other City employees, and City leaders. Consistently perform as a team player that helps the organization meet its objectives. Take initiative to meet work objectives. Effectively communicate with community members and other City employees. Maintain positive relationships with co- workers and managers. Positively represent the City, maintaining the trust City residents have placed in each of us. Demonstrate honest and ethical behavior. 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: 2022-11-27
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Sep 27, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The Supported Employment Program is a special hiring authority that allows for a waiver of the competitive examination process for eligible individuals with disabilities to obtain full-time employment in a classified job. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS These categories are broad definitions, not specific job listings. The City will screen the applications of all those who have indicated an interest when a job opening occurs. Applicants must meet the requirements of the specific vacancy to be considered for employment. Officials and Administrators: Employees in these jobs set broad policies for agency operations. These jobs are responsible for policies to be followed, and people hired for these positions may direct the operations of a department or section. These jobs typically require extensive experience and education at the entry level. Typical titles include superintendent, administrator, or manager. Professionals: Employees in these jobs have specialized knowledge that is usually gained through higher education or significant time in a career field. Examples of jobs include engineers, city planners, accountants, and business analysts. Technicians: Employees in these jobs have basic technical knowledge and skill that can be gained through specialized education (such as a vocational school) or on-the-job training. Examples of jobs include drafters, surveyors, and maintenance technicians. Support and Clerical: Employees in these jobs assist internal and external customers. They may record and retrieve records, money, or data crucial to the work of the agency. Examples of jobs include clerks, secretaries, customer support specialists, and cashiers. Paraprofessionals: Employees in these jobs bridge the gap between support work and technicians. Some training or prior experience is usually required. Examples of jobs include legal assistant, pension specialist, or recreation aide. Skilled Craftspersons: Employees in these jobs perform skilled manual work that requires full understanding of the processes. Often these jobs start at an apprentice level with on-the-job training. Eventually, the work calls for higher levels of skill and independence. Examples of jobs include plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and painters. Service and Maintenance: Employees in these jobs typically do laboring work that does not require specialized skills. Examples of jobs include custodians, laborers, refuse collectors, and mail couriers. A list of job classifications currently eligible under this Supported Employment Program can be found on the Certification of Job Readiness Form. If you wish to see a detailed description of a job you can search for it here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/spokanecity/classspecs? MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS In order to qualify for this program, applicants must submit the following: Proof of Eligibility Letter Certification of Job Readiness Both documents must be issued from a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any agency that issues or provides disability benefits. EXAMINATION DETAILS Submit your application for Supported Employment Opportunities through the City's website. You may also request a hard copy application if needed. Civil Service will screen your application to ensure you are eligible and have provided the required documents. You will then be placed in a candidate pool until a vacancy opens in an eligible classification. For each vacancy, you will be screened against the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the requirements, we will place your name on the Supported Employment Eligibility list. Human Resources will work with the hiring managers to screen, interview, and select the best candidate to fill the vacant position. Salary varies by classification in accordance with established City pay plans. Closing Date/Time: 2022-12-05
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Sep 27, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY A career with City of Spokane is more than a pathway to success. It's all of us, helping to build a better community, every day. Are you looking for a position in local government that offers long term professional growth and personal achievement? Are you looking for challenging projects and diverse opportunities? Do you want to contribute to the financial successes and futures of our citizens? If you are searching for a local government that understands fiscal responsibility is a cornerstone to creating better communities, consider City of Spokane. As a City of Spokane Accountant, you will work with a highly developed team of financial professionals, who take pride in their stewardship of public funds. Our Accountants have excellent advancement opportunities, professional development, 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 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. Provides responsible professional accounting expertise and assistance for various City departments and functions. Responds to requests for information and resolves issues within the scope of authority; refers matters requiring policy formation or interpretation to supervisor for resolution. Maintains fiscal accountability and ensures compliance with rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures. Evaluates transactions routed for approval in the financial system. Performs routine audits of financial records and transactions, identifies and researches discrepancies, and resolves or makes recommendations for corrective actions. Provides budget coding and system transaction advice and expertise. Guides, trains, and reviews work of subordinate staff, and approves minor process updates or adjustments to facilitate daily work. Reconciles general ledger and subsidiary accounts related to revenues and expenses, and assets and liabilities, including postings from payroll, accounts payable, cash receipts, and accounts receivable. Prepares periodic financial statements, including monthly revenue and expenditure reports for departments; prepares monthly financial reports and periodic checks of budgets, encumbrances, carryover, etc. Analyzes, calculates, and compiles financial data and statistics, manipulating large amounts of data, some of which may be from multiple systems; prepares reports for historical records and business decision-making by senior staff and management. Provides support to the development of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Reviews, analyzes, and administers contract terms, ensuring compliance with purchasing and legal policy and procedures. Verifies and ensures availability of funds. Monitors and tracks financial status of projects and programs. Applies procedures and controls for receipt and disbursal of special funds and grants. Participates in grants accounting and administration; reviews funding agreements, sets up tracking spreadsheets, compiles supporting documentation, and prepares periodic billings for grants; posts payments or drawdowns of accounts; updates financial information for periodic grant reports. Conducts and monitors financial audits of agencies receiving money through the City to determine compliance with fiscal requirements; interprets and evaluates financial reporting requirements. Performs preliminary budget development or assists in the preparation of annual budgets. Tracks financial resources and details, including balancing cash and debt, reviewing bank accounts, reconciling payments and receipts, and monitoring investments or obligations. Prepares, allocates, and submits tax payments. Performs accounting for assets, which may include preparation of general ledger transactions; identifies and records capital assets such as equipment, vehicles, and structures; determines assets to be capitalized or expensed; ensures physical descriptions match records, and compiles supporting documentation. Conducts inventory counts and assists with maintaining inventory records. Maintains records and files; coordinates with other jurisdictions and auditors on the submission of data and reports as required. 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: Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Note: Current non-probationary City of Spokane employees within the line of progression who meet the open entry requirements may apply on a promotional basis, pursuant to Civil Service Rule VI Section 5. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must 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, 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 an online, multiple-choice test, with weights assigned as follows: Multiple-Choice Test 100% EXAMINATION DETAILS: This is an online examination and will require a computer. If you do not have access to a computer, please notify Civil Service so that one may be provided. A link to the Accountant examination, with instructions, will be emailed prior to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Please note that this email will be sent from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). The test will be available for log-in from 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 13, 2022, until 4:00 p.m. Pacific time the following Tuesday, October 18, 2022. NOTE: You may begin the exam at any time during the test period; however, once you begin, you will have 2 hours to complete the examination. You may take the exam only once during the open recruitment period. The examination may include such subjects as: Accounting Attention to Detail Auditing Budget Computer Skills Financial Management 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: 2022-10-10
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Sep 27, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Our Facilities Department is hiring a full-time Custodial Foreperson to manage the daily cleaning and maintenance of over 1.5 million square feet of space in multiple City-owned buildings. Considerable supervisory experience in the custodial care of large buildings or complexes is a must. Your leadership experience, training abilities, attention to detail, and overall commitment to a clean, healthy, and safe environment will be valuable here. We offer excellent employee benefits, including robust health and retirement benefits, annual pay step increases, and paid vacation and sick leave. 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 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. Reviews the custodial schedule tasking daily. Plans, assigns, and supervises semi-skilled employees engaged in the cleaning and custodial care of City-owned facilities. Schedules and adjusts as needed, the number of employees required to perform custodial work based upon the number, type, and size of scheduled activities. Schedules work and provides training to permanent and temporary/seasonal employees in the proper use of equipment and supplies, the occupational hazards of the work, and the necessary safety precautions. Coordinates cleaning and tasking in cooperation with other staff involved in setup/changeover activities. Supplements setup/changeover staff and supervises as necessary to ensure work is accomplished on schedule and according to plans. Obtains bids from contractors on large custodial contracts. Checks the work being performed for quality and to ensure timeliness. Responds to custodial requests and concerns from all other City departments. Determines the best equipment and supplies available for the tasks within the different facilities such as the fabrics and materials used in these facilities; orders and maintains an inventory of such equipment and supplies. Plans annual, semi-annual, and seasonal custodial projects Participates in the hiring process for permanent custodial employees. Hires and terminates temporary/seasonal employees as needed. Assists in the preparation of the budget as to equipment, supplies, and the need for part- time/seasonal custodial help. 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: • Experience: Four years of work supervising custodial crews involved in the cleaning and comprehensive custodial care of large buildings or complexes. Licenses and Certifications: • A valid driver's license is required, to be maintained throughout employment. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must 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, 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 an online, Training and Experience Evaluation, with weights assigned as follows: T & E 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS: This is an online examination and will require a computer. If you do not have access to a computer, please notify Civil Service so that one may be provided. A link to the Custodial Foreperson Training and Experience examination, with instructions, will be emailed prior to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Please note that this email will be sent from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). The test will be available for log-in from 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 13, 2022, until 4:00 p.m. Pacific time the following Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Additional test sessions may be made available depending upon the number of applicants. 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: 2022-10-10
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Sep 22, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is hiring temp seasonal Enhance Fitness Instructor The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a motivated positive fitness professional with experience in older adult group training. The professional will be implementing the Enhance Fitness program. A valid certification as an Enhance Fitness instructor and minimum two (2) years of experience working with older adults is required." Location: TBD Schedule: Mon, Wed, Fri from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. Starting on 10/1/22 - 2/3/23. 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. Instruct and coach participants ages 55+ Maintaining an inventory of equipment and supplies Record keeping and data entry MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be 18 years of age or older Enhance Fitness Certification Current National Level Certification Previous experience working as a fitness instructor with older adults 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: 2022-10-16
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Sep 20, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Performs responsible professional and managerial work for the WTE plant environmental compliance program in accordance with federal/state laws and City policies. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Manages and oversees compliance with Federal, State and Local environmental and DOT regulations according to facility and City policies. Monitors plant operation for compliance with all federal, state, county and local operating permits. Monitors plant environmental compliance with all permits, requirements and regulations. Provides environmental guidance and oversight for WTE facility and other Division facilities as requested, including input, suggestions and recommendations to Plant and Division management. Conducts thorough and accurate environmental incident investigations and associated regulatory reports. Oversees environmentally related work performed by contractors, consultants, and employees. Maintains environmental information systems and communicates non-compliance events, public/media issues, and environmental testing/inspection activities to plant and City personnel. Assists plant manager in reporting of non-compliance events to federal, state, county or local regulatory agencies. Develops and maintains accurate environmental records, safety records, training records, operating logs, inspection reports, test reports and monitoring reports. Performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry (Must be met at time of application.) Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field of study related to biological, chemical or physical sciences, engineering. Experience: Four years of professional experience operating Continuous Emissions Monitoring systems (CEMs) and performing source testing. EXAMINATION DETAILS All applicants must 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, 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 Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS: The WTE Environmental Manager T&E with instructions will be emailed prior to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 6, 2022. via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). The test will be available for log-in from 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 6, 2022, until 4:00 p.m. Pacific time the following Tuesday, October 11, 2022. 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: 2022-10-03
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Sep 16, 2022
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. Closing Date/Time: 2022-10-02
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Sep 13, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Performs professional work in the areas of urban planning, zoning administration, subdivision administration, and community development. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Assists in the preparation of comprehensive plan elements, neighborhood specific plans, topical plans and studies, and special planning projects, such as housing needs assessments or transportation studies. Assists in research and surveys regarding demographics, economic conditions, land use trends, property values and ownership, housing conditions, infrastructure condition and capacity, and other subjects related to city planning. Will utilize department computer assets, including Geographic Information System technology, to do research and analysis. Assists in organizing and facilitating public meetings and workshops for the general public, special interest groups, and City boards, committees, and commissions as a part of the planning process. Prepares staff reports for, and participates in, public hearings regarding community development issues. Assists in drafting developmental policies and ordinances in furtherance of adopted plans. Reviews and analyzes development proposals, including environmental reviews and applications for land use actions and development permits. Comprehensive plan revisions, zoning code amendments, rezones, subdivisions, site-plan reviews, shoreline permits, and similar project activity may be assigned to the employee. Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of planning base maps and zoning maps. Designs, organizes and illustrates the text of planning reports. Prepares graphic interpretations of planning principles and objectives. Prepares and presents staff reports and recommendations on land use actions and development applications. Records appropriate entries in the computerized property management system. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education and Experience : Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with a major in city, urban, regional, or environmental planning from a degree program which is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). Substitution: One year of professional planning experience along with possession of a closely related Bachelor's degree may also be qualifying. License: Applicants must possess a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must 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, 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 an online, multiple-choice test, with weights assigned as follows: Multiple-Choice Test 100% EXAMINATION DETAILS: This is an online examination and will require a computer. If you do not have access to a computer, please notify Civil Service so that one may be provided. A link to the Assistant Planner I examination, with instructions, will be emailed prior to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on the dates listed below. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Monday, September 12, 2022, and Monday, September 26, 2022, will test Thursday, September 29, 2022, through Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, September 27, 2022 and, Monday, October 3, 2022, will test Thursday, October 6, 2022, through Tuesday, October 11, 2022. NOTE: You 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. The examination may include such subjects as: Subdivisions Zoning Planning Statistics and Math Public Relations Professional Conduct 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: 2022-10-03
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Sep 09, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TODAY! We are looking for temp-seasonal Volleyball Gym Supervisors to be a part of our winning team and keep our city active. The primary responsibility of the Volleyball Gym Supervisor is to supervise the activities occurring in the gym assigned. We are s eeking outgoing and professional individuals who are able to greet those entering the gym, and assist or direct them in response to program or facility questions. Volleyball Gym Supervisors are required to provide a high level of customer service, and professionalism for players, spectators and staff. Hours are typically weeknights from 5:30 pm - 10:00pm 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: Set-up/take-down of equipment. Directing players to assigned areas. Cleanup and oversight of facilities. Record keeping. Documenting game and/or incident reports. Documenting accidents/injuries. Conflict management. Enforcing the school rules and policies regarding the use of the gym as well as rules/policies set by Spokane Parks and Recreation. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Previous experience working with recreation programs, and/or previous team-sports experience; and/or customer service experience desired but not required. Must have excellent communication and decision/making skills. Able to work as a team member and/or independently. Must be 18 years of age and have reliable transportation Applicants are subject to background checks. 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: 2022-10-09
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Sep 08, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY WATER DEPARTMENT AND KEEP OUR CITY FLOWING! This is a Temporary/Seasonal position that will work variable hours per week with a possible duration of around a year. This work requires normal attention to prevent errors. 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: Troubleshoot and research technical system and application problems, and coordinates their resolution. Prepares documentation of methods and instructions. Develop Technical documentation on how to support and use the 18+ software and technology solutions in the Water Department. Examples would include: How to add a user, how to configure new devices, self-help documentation on how to login to a device or system. Take documentation as completed and organize on a new Document management solution or other area as designated. Under general supervision, performs information technology support work and administrative coordination, emphasizing the general administration of specialized computer programs and business systems with the Water Department. Work with department to move current documentation from current locations (shared drive, etc) and migrate those to a SharePoint Document Management System. Will require working with users to set up a robust and searchable structure automatic review schedules. Determine optimal use and usability of the new platform and bring creative solutions to meet business needs. Requirements of Work: Knowledge of: Methods and techniques of providing application support, maintenance and administration including areas such as software installation, troubleshooting and testing. Principles and practices of business information technology customer service. Data organization and access methods in computerized systems. Skill In: Using tact, discretion, initiative and moderately independent judgment within established guidelines. Identifying technology related problems.*Applying technical knowledge to solve problems or accomplish tasks. Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. Ability to: Read, analyze and interpret moderately complex technical information including technical procedures and government regulations. Both abstract and concrete variables. Investigate and evaluate information quickly and accurately. Communicate technical information systems concepts in a timely and understandable fashion to non-technical personnel. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must be over 18 years of age. Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation): While performing the essential functions of the 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. 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: 2022-10-09
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Aug 22, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY City of Spokane's Development Services Center (DSC) is currently seeking a team oriented and safety conscious Electrical Mechanical Inspector to join us! The DSC's mission is to facilitate development for a stronger and safer Spokane and we are always striving for consistency and proactive collaboration. The candidate selected for this position will serve in a variety of roles and gain exposure to projects throughout Spokane. This important role will be responsible for informing and assisting community members on safety related issues. Our ideal candidate is a team player with a positive attitude who understands the value of flexibility, predictability and reliability. No travel is required for this position, as work locations are all within the Spokane area. The applicant selected for this position will have access to a company vehicle for all work activities, as well as the option to work a 9-80 schedule. The selected applicant will also receive access to continuing education funding, promotional opportunities and great employer benefits, including pension and 457k plans. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Performs field Inspections of residential and commercial new construction, remodels, and repairs for electrical services, transformers, generators, circuits, equipment installations, HVAC systems and equipment, refrigeration systems and equipment, underground wiring and piping, and other related electrical and mechanical systems and equipment. Reviews electrical plans and materials lists to interpret specifications and methods of installation. Verifies loads, demand factors, and number of circuits to ensure circuits are capable of operating without overloads. Inspects and notifies builders and owners of code violations as appropriate. Assists contractors, homeowners, architects and others regarding the inspection process and code requirements. Maintains records of inspections and prepares reports as required. Issues "stop work orders" when necessary, investigates complaints, and may be required to testify at hearings or in courts of law on code, laws and ordinance violations. May be required to perform inspections other than electrical inspections. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS O pen Entry Requirements Education and Experience -- You qualify if one of the following applies to you: You have four years of experience as a journey level electrician in the electrical construction trade, installing and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment; or You have two years of electrical training in a college of electrical engineering of recognized standing, plus four years of continuous practical experience in installation work; or You have four years of electrical training in a college of electrical engineering of recognized standing, plus two years of continuous practical experience in electrical installation work; or You have four years of experience as a journey level electrician performing the duties of an electrical inspector employed by the state or subordinate jurisdiction with an approved inspection program. Driver's license -- You must possess a valid driver's license. Electrician certificate -- You must possess an active Washington State General Journeyman (EL01) electrician certificate or Master General Journeyman (ME01) electrician certificate. Note: Specialty electricians are not journey level electricians. Specialty certificates of competency include but are not limited to: residential, pump and irrigation, limited energy systems, signs, nonresidential maintenance, restricted nonresidential maintenance, and appliance repair as described in RCW 19.28.161(3). EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must 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, 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 Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE 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, by 4:00 on the filing cut-off date. 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: 2022-10-03
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Aug 10, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane invites applications for the position of Temp Seasonal - Waste To Energy Grounds Laborer This position will work under the direction of the Operations Superintendent or their designated representative. All Uniforms, PPE, tools, and necessary equipment will be provided by the City of Spokane Waste To Energy (WTE) Department. This position will require a pre-hire physical and subsequent inclusion in the WTE medical surveillance program. Work hours and days are flexible. 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. Litter control Vegetation trimming General cleaning inside and outside General painting General labor Related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be 18 or older. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be physically able to stand/stoop/bend/lift/walk around the facility for the entire shift. Enough manual dexterity to operate tools and equipment. Tolerance to work under adverse conditions such as outdoors in heat and cold. Must have a valid driver's license with no restrictions. 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: 2022-11-30
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jul 29, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TODAY! Urban Forestry is looking for temp-seasonal Tree Workers to be a part of our winning team, contributing to the beauty of our city. CLASS SUMMARY: Performs skilled and technical field work in Urban Forestry. Tasks include assisting in the planting, pruning, care, maintenance, and removal of park, public, and street trees. Duties may also include inspections of permitted commercial tree work and updating the City tree inventory database. Physical demands vary from medium to heavy work and may require significant exertion dependent on tasks assigned. Duties are performed under all weather conditions and terrain. SUPERVISION: Employee works under general supervision utilizing standard procedures. Work is repetitive in nature, and once learned, is expected to be performed with less supervision. Follows established procedures and refers unusual or unfamiliar situations to the supervisor. Typical hours are Monday - Friday, 6:30am-4:00pm. Part-time and flexible hours and days can be accommodated. 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: Tending, watering, mulching, planting, and transplanting trees and shrubs. Maintenance of nursery operations. Pruning trees and shrubs. Removal of trees and shrubs. Assists in the diagnosis and treatment of tree and shrub diseases and pests. Assists in site evaluations and tree inspections related to permitted commercial tree work. Updates tree inventory database related to public and street tree work. Provides general support to Urban Forestry staff, projects, and events. Performs all work in compliance with current policies, specifications, standards of practice and standards of care established by the City of Spokane, the International Society of Arboriculture, and the American National Standards Institute. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Two years of high school, trade school, or equivalent, AND one year of work experience in arboriculture, horticulture, urban forestry, or closely related field. One year of college education specific to arboriculture, horticulture, or urban forestry may substitute for one year of work experience. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license with no restrictions. ABILITY TO: Understand and follow oral and/or written instructions. Communicate effectively with tact. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other staff members and the general public. Perform tasks requiring moderate levels of physical labor, potentially under unfavorable weather conditions. Safely operate equipment around the public and co-workers. Stand for up to four hours consecutively with one 15-minute break, to read standard print and text displayed on a computer monitor, to operate a computer and other office equipment, and to exchange information by email, telephone and/or in person. Lift and carry, push and/or pull, or move items weighing up to 50 pounds. Perform related work as required. BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS: Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, citizens, other City employees, and City leadership. Effectively communicates with customers, citizens, other City employees, peers and managers. Positively represents the City, maintaining the trust City residents have placed in each of us. Values integrity; demonstrates honest and ethical behaviors. Values diversity; demonstrates equitable and inclusive behaviors. Values public service; demonstrates a growth mindset, collaborative approach, consistency, and teamwork. Closing Date/Time: 2022-10-09
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jul 26, 2022
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 challenging projects and diverse opportunities? Do you want to be part of the team that is working for a stronger and safer Spokane? If you are, consider joining The Streets Department as an Associate Traffic Engineer. You: Are skilled in traffic engineering, curbside design and right of way concerns. Work collaboratively, understand the needs of the community and are open to new ideas and innovation. Have a degree in Transportation or Civil Engineering, are an Engineer in Training or have Professional Engineer certificates. Have at least three years of experience in professional engineering, at the professional level, with two in traffic engineering or a similarly related field. As a City of Spokane Associate Traffic Engineer, you will frequently interact with customers, endeavoring to provide a consistent, predictable and reliable permitting processes. Our Associate Traffic Engineers have excellent advancement opportunities, professional development, 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 As directed, plans and supervises field and office studies of traffic control problems to determine the effectiveness of existing controls or the need for new controls. Plans and supervises traffic studies and investigations. Analyzes and interprets compiled traffic data and assists in making recommendations and solutions to Traffic Engineering problems. Directs and participates in the drafting and design of traffic flow maps and charts, and channelization, signal, and progression plans for traffic signals. Interviews individuals regarding various traffic control problems and submits recommended solutions. As assigned, conducts various types of studies and surveys, compiles and analyzes statistics, and writes engineering reports. Runs computer traffic models using programs such as Synchro, SimTraffic, Visum, VisSim, and Highway Capacity Software. Operates a calculator, computer, automobile, and drafting equipment. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Transportation or Civil Engineering, with course work in transportation; AND Experience: Three years of experience in engineering at the professional level, two of which must have been in traffic engineering or related field. Substitutions: Possession of an Engineer in Training or Professional Engineer certificate may substitute for the educational requirement. A master's degree in Transportation or Traffic Engineering may substitute for one year of experience. Licenses and Certifications (Applies to all applicants.) Possession of a valid driver's license. EXAMINATION DETAILS All applicants must 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, 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 Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E 100% 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. Once you receive the link, the testing window is Thursday to the following Tuesday at 4:00 PM. 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. 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. 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. 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
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane Public Defender's Office seeks creative, client-focused advocates to join our diverse team of public defense attorneys. If you have a passion for public defense and a commitment to representing indigent persons, you have found your team! Successful candidates are dedicated advocates, think critically and creatively in a fast-paced environment and are open to accepting feedback and opportunities to grow. You use independent judgment, to determine the proper course of action within the limits of law. You have the ability to maintain extensive outside contacts, to obtain or supply factual information. You must be able to prepare legal briefs and develop strategy, arguments and testimony. You have strong negotiation skills and bring those to court, in defense of your clients. You care about your community and the citizens that you serve. Our Public Defenders have professional development opportunities, annual pay step increases, a flexible schedule and great employee benefits, including a pension plan! As another benefit, a Public Defender I will automatically promote to a Public Defender II after one year, accompanied by a starting salary of $73,936.08. The pay range for Public Defender II goes up to a yearly salary of $98,240.40. 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 Prepares and conducts legal defense before the Court including representation at first appearance and arraignment. Gathers evidence and conducts legal research to formulate defense against charges. Interviews clients and witnesses and may work with an investigator to ascertain case facts, and handles other details in preparation for trial or case resolution. Prepares legal briefs, develops strategy, arguments and testimony in preparation for presentation of the case. Negotiates resolution with prosecutors on non-trial cases. Represents client in court, examining and cross-examining witnesses. Summarizes case to jury. Provides advice by phone to DUI arrestees who have asked for such advice of counsel during business and non-business hours. Confers with colleagues with specialty in area of law to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings, such as therapeutic courts. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Membership in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association, whether by exam, diploma privilege by graduation from an accredited law school, or APR 6. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for promotion. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. The examination will consist of a training and experience evaluation (T&E) 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 by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details, and are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments to the application will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See above", etc. are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. Changes or corrections to your responses cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted. Duplicate applications will be disqualified TIP: It may be more efficient to develop your responses in a word processing document and then paste them into the online questionnaire to be submitted. 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
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Performs responsible supervisory and specialized professional Traffic Engineering work in connection with site development, maintenance functions, parking management, access management, signal timing, design of traffic control devices, traffic control plans, and geometric design at the professional level. Note: Examination announcements and requisitions will specify field of activity in which vacancy exists and only those on the eligible list examined for that field will be certified. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Develops and reviews plans, specifications and estimates for traffic signal systems, illumination, signing and striping, and traffic control. Professionally designs and seals traffic engineering projects and supports other professional doing design work. Operates traffic master computer system; troubleshoots system failures and software problems; reviews system operation for malfunctions and programming errors; writes quarterly and special count programs. Works with field crews to troubleshoot system intersection controller. Tracks maintenance functions related to signing, striping and parking management. Recommends changes and develops proposals for system changes and completes funding applications, including live cycle cost analysis and cost estimates. Prepares RFPs, RFQs, and contracts. Organizes review and selection process. Administers contracts. Designs and directs special traffic studies, including capacity analysis, traffic count inventories, and related traffic problems. Works with private developers and professionals. Reviews development plans for Traffic Engineering issues. Establishes scope, reviews submittals and recommends mitigation for traffic impact analyses. Reviews and accepts access management plans and traffic studies. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Must possess a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering or Traffic Engineering; AND Experience: Four years of experience in Traffic Engineering at the Professional level. For ITS/Signal Operations Engineer positions, at least two of the four years of experience must be in the ITS/Signal Operations area. License Applicants with PE certificates from other states must obtain Washington State certification within six months of appointment. Promotional Requirements (Current employees of the City of Spokane may meet the promotional requirements. All promotional requirements must be met at the date of the examination.) Experience : Two years of experience with the City in the classification of Associate Traffic Engineer (SPN: 252). For ITS/Signal Operations Engineer positions, at least two years of experience must be in the ITS/Signal Operations area. License : All applicants must possess a valid certificate of registration as a PE in the State of Washington as a Civil Engineer. License All applicants must possess a driver's license. EXAMINATION DETAILS Recruitment for this job classification is open until further notice. Candidates 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. 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% 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. Once you receive the link, the testing window is Thursday to the following Tuesday at 4:00 PM. 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. 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. Promotional Examination Details: The examination will consist of an online, Training and Experience Evaluation, with weights assigned as follows: T&E: 80% PAR: 20% Pursuant to Civil Service Rule VI, Section 9, an evaluation of an employee's job performance (in the form of a Performance Appraisal Review (PAR)) shall be a subject in all promotion exams. The PAR should be administered by the employee's supervisor within the past year. The employee's most recent PAR is the Promotional Evaluation for this position. If the most recent PAR is expired (older than one year), the employee's payroll clerk and supervisor are notified. The supervisor is responsible for submitting an updated PAR to the HR department for approval prior to the closing date. If an updated PAR is not received by the closing date, the most recent PAR on file will be used, regardless of date administered. 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
Jun 04, 2022
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 Lateral Entry (All requirements must be met at the time of application.) Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Experience: Minimum of five years of full-time experience as a professional firefighter. Must be currently employed or have been laid off or retired in good standing within the past 6 months. Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver's license Valid Firefighter 1 certification Hazmat Operations certification CPAT passed within the previous 12 months Current EMT or Paramedic certification (If certified outside Washington State, must have completed National Registry Certification as an EMT or Paramedic) 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. Candidates 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. 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% T&E Evaluation Details The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out from NEOGOV (info@governmentjobs.com). You will be notified upon passing minimum qualifications. 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. 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. Upcoming CPAT Spokane Dates: Saturday, September 24, 2022 - CPAT Orientation/Practice Test Sunday, September 25, 2022 - CPAT Test NOTE: CPAT costs are the responsibility of the candidate. The standard CPAT fees are as follows: CPAT Orientation - FREE CPAT Practice Test - $43 CPAT Practice Reschedule/Cancel - $15 CPAT Test - $139 CPAT Test Reschedule/Cancel - $25 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
Jun 04, 2022
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, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA, 99201, on the following dates and times: ( Qualified applicants will be notified of exact date and time upon acceptance of their application. ) Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Wednesday, June 1, 2022, and Monday, June 20, 2022, will test on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, June 21, 2022, and Monday, Aug 1, 2022, will test on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and Monday, September 5, 2022, will test on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, September 6, 2022, and Monday, October 10, 2022, will test on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, October 11, 2022, and Monday, November 14, 2022, will test on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, November 15, 2022, and Monday, December 12, 2022, will test on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. Online Remote Testing will be offered . Examination links with instructions will be emailed prior to 4:00 p.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 ). Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Wednesday, June 1, 2022, and Monday, June 20, 2022, will test Thursday, June 23, 2022, through Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, June 21, 2022, and Monday, Aug 1, 2022, will test on Thursday, August 4, 2022, through Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and Monday, September 5, 2022, will test Thursday, September 8, 2022, through Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, September 6, 2022, and Monday, October 10, 2022, will test Thursday, October 13, 2022, through Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, October 11, 2022, and Monday, November 14, 2022, will test Thursday, November 17, 2022, through Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, November 15, 2022, and Monday, December 12, 2022, will test Thursday, December 15, 2022, through Tuesday, December 20, 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. The test may include such subjects as: Applied Technology Interpersonal Skills Organizational Awareness Safety & Occupational Hazards Teamwork Technical Competence Vehicle Operations 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. 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
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Our team is looking for adult and youth flag football referees and adult softball umpires. The primary duties of a sports official are to officiate assigned games for league and tournament play. Must be able to make instantaneous decisions on rules of play set forth by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Decisions should be made based on rules and policies set forth by the department. Approx. 2.5 - 20 hours a week, based on availability. Paid training is also available. This may include mechanics and rules of the game both on the filed and in the classroom and de-escalation training. Hourly pay is $16.50/hr or more Depending On Experience. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The primary duties of the Sports Official include, but are not limited to: Observe actions of players, regulate play, ensure guidelines, rules and sportsmanship are enforced Resolve conflict among players, spectators, and others in stressful situations. Officials may confer with other officials or department staff to coordinate actions and discuss problems. Other responsibilities will include, but not limited to: Record keeping Document game and/or incident reports Document accidents/injuries Inspect sports equipment and/or players to ensure safety and compliance with rules; Put player safety and health first by dealing effectively with unsafe situations or player conduct, including coaches and the general public. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Previous experience working within recreation programs, and/or previous team-sports experience (officiating experience desired but not required). Seeking outgoing and professional individuals who possess the ability to make instantaneous decisions, resolve conflicts, and be able to handle stress and pressure well. Must be 18 years of age and have reliable transportation Applicants are subject to background checks & drug test. EXAMINATION DETAILS Have excellent communication skills and decision-making skills Ability to work as a team member and/or independently Availibilty to work evening and weekend hours Ability to lift 20-50 lbs with or without reasonable accommodation 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
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TODAY! We are looking for temp-seasonal ATHLETIC LEAGUE SITE LEADS to be a part of our winning team! The primary responsibility of an Athletic Leagues Site Lead is to supervise the activities occurring at the work site assigned for that shift. Athletic League Site Leads are required to provide a high level of customer service, and professionalism for players, spectators, officials and other staff. Approx. 4 - 20 hours a week, based on availability. 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: Primary duties include, but are not limited to: Set-up/take-down of equipment Direct players to assigned areas Clean-up and oversight of facilities Other responsibilities will include, but not limited to: Record keeping Documenting game and/or incident reports Documenting accidents/injuries Conflict management Enforcing the league rules and policies set by Spokane Parks and Recreation MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Previous experience working with recreation programs, and/or previous team-sports experience; and/or customer service experience (desired but not required). Seeking outgoing and professional individuals who are able to greet those entering the gym, and assist or direct them in response to program or facility questions. Must be 18 years of age and have reliable transportation- CPR, AED, & First Aid certified desired or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire. Applicants are subject to background checks & drug testing. Have excellent communication skills and decision-making skills Ability to work as a team member and/or independently Availability to work evening and weekend hours Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation. 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: