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!

 

 

 

 

8 job(s) at City of Spokane

CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jan 14, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Under direction by the Community Court Judge, the individual performs program specialist tasks involved with the management and navigation of social services for both criminal justice and non-criminal justice involved members of the community. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Provide Individualized Attention to Court Participants. Assist in obtaining Identification for Court Participants. Ensure participants medication compliance and follow through with other recommendations from their doctor. Connect Court Participants to services that assist in acquiring employment or vocational skills. Connect with Forensic Case Navigators. Assist in arranging transportation to Court/Treatment/Housing or other important appointments. Assist in applying for or scheduling inpatient bed dates for participants when applicable. Assist in family reunification including arranging transportation. Performing in-depth intensive case management to identify needs through intake, enrollment, home visits, and long-term support. Collaborating to create individualized case plans and coordinating resources with community partners to support families in the following areas; fatherhood, education, employment housing, transportation, special needs, wellness, finances, childcare, and parenting. Assisting families in becoming advocates for themselves and their children. Providing one-on-one coaching through a peer system. Presenting and communicating any changes in resource eligibility, enrollment processes, etc. Performs other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are qualifying. Education and Experience: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in sociology, social work, human services, or psychology; AND/OR two years of social services/mental health/homeless outreach experience that emphasized development of social services programs and working face to face with low-income populations. Preferred Firsthand lived experience in the criminal justice system Firsthand lived experience in poverty Licenses and Certifications: A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required. EXAMINATION DETAILS To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Are you passionate about serving others and your community? Do you have a desire to help people on a daily basis? Would others describe you as professional and ethical? If so, a career as a Police Officer at the City of Spokane may be the perfect profession for you! The Spokane Police Department (SPD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SPD operates off the values of integrity, professionalism and compassion. SPD is committed to community outreach, public service, community policing and inclusivity. Not only does a career as a Police Officer offer various advancement opportunities and diverse career paths but also rewarding and fulfilling work. A day in the life of a Spokane Police officer means doing work, each day that is vital to our community. Police Officers also receive an excellent benefits package including a pension plan and annual salary increases! Why choose the Spokane region: Why do locals love Spokane? It may depend on whom you ask but most will tell you it is because of the abundance of outdoor recreation, numerous waterways within a close driving distance, arts and culture, a plethora of breweries and wineries, and a rich food scene in the vibrant downtown core. With its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and excellent colleges and universities it's no wonder why Spokane continues to grow! Learn more about our city here . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Exercises powers of arrest and control; defends self and uses force and deadly force; enforces motor vehicle laws; operates vehicle under emergency conditions and provides emergency assistance; responds to crime scenes and performs criminal investigations; participates in special operations. Patrols a designated area on foot or in a radio and computer equipped vehicle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic and to enforce traffic and parking regulations. Answers calls and investigates complaints involving accidents, fires, misdemeanors and felonies; investigates suspicious activities. Administers first aid, interviews witnesses, gathers information and evidence, makes arrests, prepares reports, testifies as witness in court. May be assigned, on a permanent or shift basis, to such specialized technical or administrative duties as: working police desk, maintenance of criminal records, license inspection, photographic and identification work, traffic safety training, field training, radio operation, etc. Advises public on laws and ordinances, provides general information and otherwise assists the public. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS NOTE: Before applying, please read the City of Spokane Police Department Hiring Standards . Open Entry Requirements: (Open entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education : Completion of 45 quarter or 30 semester credit hours of course work from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of C or 2.0, which includes at least 5 quarter or 3 semester credit hours of college English. Experience : None Licenses : Possession of a valid driver's license. Other Requirements: Candidates must be 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be within the normal weight range for height. Physical requirements for this position, including eyesight, hearing, and other physical abilities are consistent with state law and guidelines. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass a post-offer physical and psychological examination prior to appointment. A police record may be grounds for rejection. EXAMINATION DETAILS Police Officer applicants must pass the Public Safety Testing, Inc. examination, to be eligible for hire by City of Spokane. After you have completed the PST, you will be invited to apply for the position. PST scores must be less than one year old. If you have not already taken the PST, you may sign up at www.publicsafetytesting.com . NOTE: The standard PST written test cost is $50, which allows applicants to choose up to two agencies to receive their results. Applicants may select more agencies, for additional fees. Applicants who apply to agencies other than City of Spokane, or who take the test at a date or location other than the designated free test date in Spokane, are responsible for all costs incurred. Additional examinations shall be administered as applications are received, with results merged into one eligible list, according to final ratings and pursuant to the Merit System Rules of the Civil Service Commission: Rule IV, Section 13 - Continuous Examinations. Upon request and at time of application, City of Spokane will provide alternative accessible tests, to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions
City of Spokane 808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA, USA
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in the development, investigation, and construction of Public Works projects and systems. Assignments require analyzing facts to determine the proper course of action within the limits of standard procedures. Uses judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications. Employee has regular contact with both internal and public sources to obtain or supply information. Duties are sedentary in nature, occasionally performed under varying weather conditions, and require more than normal concentrated attention. Most work is reviewed by others; but if not detected, errors would cause a serious loss of production or waste of materials involving a considerable financial loss to the City.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Performs responsible supervisory work and/or specialized professional plan examination work in connection with reviewing plans and specifications of proposed buildings and structures and site development for conformance with City Building and Fire Codes and accepted engineering practices. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Reviews and approves plans and specifications of proposed buildings, structures, and site developments. Performs engineering calculations and evaluates layout and design proposals to assure compliance with policies, standards, procedures, and codes. Authorizes the issuance of Fire Department permits. Provides instruction, advice, and guidance to subordinates and associates on the proper methods of reviewing designs for buildings, fire protection and life safety systems. Assists in developing plan checking and inspection policy. Assists the inspection staff regarding more technical code interpretations and problems. Consults with, and provides counsel and advice to, architects, engineers, developers, property owners, and contractors regarding interpretation and conformity with codes and regulations. Evaluates performance based engineering proposals for fire and building code equivalencies and makes determinations as to effectiveness of achieving anticipated results. Inspects proposed developments and existing buildings. Submits reports and recommendations on building conditions and interpretation of code requirements necessary for construction projects. Advises and assists private and public organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion, and related hazards. Studies industrial, mercantile, and public buildings, and other property before construction, considering such factors as, fire resistance of construction, occupancies and storage array of contents in buildings, water supplies and delivery, and egress requirements. Reviews materials or equipment, such as building components protection, fire-detection equipment, fire alarm systems, and fire extinguishing devices and systems, and advises on location, handling, installation, and maintenance. Reviews materials, equipment, or methods for alleviation of conditions conducive to fire. Evaluates laws, ordinances, and regulations affecting fire prevention, fire protection systems, life safety systems, fire or life safety, and recommends modifications to or creation of new regulations. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable. Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Certifications: Licensed Professional Engineer - Fire Protection Engineer. If current licensure is from another state, Washington State license must be obtained during the probationary period. All 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. 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 is presented as 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. 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. TIP : It may be more efficient to develop your responses in a word processing document and then paste them into the online questionnaire to be submitted. Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Have you successfully completed of the Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Academy? Are you passionate about serving others and your community? Do you have a desire to help people on a daily basis? Would others describe you as professional and ethical? If you answered yes to these questions, a career as a Police Officer at the City of Spokane may be the perfect profession for you! The Spokane Police Department (SPD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SPD operates off the values of integrity, professionalism and compassion. SPD is committed to community outreach, public service, community policing and inclusivity. Not only does a career as a Police Officer offer various advancement opportunities and diverse career paths but also rewarding and fulfilling work. A day in the life of a Spokane Police officer means doing work, each day that is vital to our community. Police Officers also receive an excellent benefits package including a pension plan and annual salary increases! Why choose the Spokane region: Why do locals love Spokane? It may depend on whom you ask but most will tell you it is because of the abundance of outdoor recreation, numerous waterways within a close driving distance, arts and culture, a plethora of breweries and wineries, and a rich food scene in the vibrant downtown core. With its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and excellent colleges and universities it's no wonder why Spokane continues to grow! Learn more about our city here . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Exercises powers of arrest and control; defends self and uses force and deadly force; enforces motor vehicle laws; operates vehicle under emergency conditions and provides emergency assistance; responds to crime scenes and performs criminal investigations; participates in special operations. Patrols a designated area on foot or in a radio and computer equipped vehicle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic and to enforce traffic and parking regulations. Answers calls and investigates complaints involving accidents, fires, misdemeanors and felonies; investigates suspicious activities. Administers first aid, interviews witnesses, gathers information and evidence, makes arrests, prepares reports, testifies as witness in court. May be assigned, on a permanent or shift basis, to such specialized technical or administrative duties as: working police desk, maintenance of criminal records, license inspection, photographic and identification work, traffic safety training, field training, radio operation, etc. Advises public on laws and ordinances, provides general information and otherwise assists the public. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS NOTE: Before applying, please read the City of Spokane Police Department Hiring Standards . Open Entry Requirements (Open entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Completion of 45 quarter or 30 semester credit hours of course work from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of C or 2.0, which includes at least 5 quarter or 3 semester credit hours of college English. Experience: Successful completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Licenses: Possession of a valid driver's license; and a valid Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy certification. Other Requirements Candidates must be at least 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident. Must be within the normal weight range for height. Physical requirements for this position, including eyesight, hearing, and other physical abilities are consistent with state law and guidelines. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass a post-offer physical and psychological examination prior to appointment. A police record may be grounds for rejection. Physical Ability Test (PAT) All candidates must pass the PAT, listed on the Criminal Justice Training Commission website: https://www.cjtc.wa.gov/docs/default-source/course-required-forms/blea/blea-pat-guidelines.pdf The PAT will be typically administered in the following order: 300 meter run Push-ups Sit-ups 1.5 mile run/walk EXAMINATION DETAILS Recruitment for this job classification is open until further notice. You must complete both the online application and the Training and Evaluation examination (T&E), in order to be eligible for hiring by City of Spokane. T&E Examination Details: The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com) upon review of the applicant's minimum qualifications. You will have two weeks to complete the examination. The T&E has a scoring weight of 100%. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each examination question. Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See Above", etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. Upon request, at time of application, City of Spokane will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane is looking for an Assistant Fleet Services Director to assist with the management, supervision, planning and direction of operations and maintenance activities of the Fleet Services Department. The department procures, preserves and maintains the City's vehicle fleets and implements and supports fleet-related repairs, upgrades and projects in support of all City staff and operations. General objectives are established and the employee is required to select own method of accomplishment. Work is performed under the general direction of the Fleet Services Manager. Provides supervision to direct and indirect reports in professional, administrative and technical positions. First review of applications begins January 4, 2021 EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS WHY SPOKANE? Why do locals love Spokane? It may depend on who you ask but most will tell you it's 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 world class colleges and universities it's no wonder why Spokane continues to grow! ABOUT THE POSITION The ideal candidate is someone who is a creative thinker and persistent in driving towards meeting measurable goals! Internal customer satisfaction and optimum utilization of vehicles across the fleet will be key priorities. 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 Direct the operation of automotive repair facilities for the repair and maintenance of automotive, construction and special duty equipment to include preventive maintenance of automotive equipment. Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, policies, and priorities; recommend and administer policy and procedures. Prepare detailed bidding specifications in cooperation with the customer for procurement of new and replacement vehicles and construction equipment. Implement and monitor standardization of schedules and repair and maintenance standards, procedures and methods; assess and monitor work, systems and product; identify opportunities and develop recommendations for improvement. Review and approve shop equipment requests and maintain equipment preventive maintenance service schedules. Investigate equipment complaint and modification needs; review and approve equipment repair cost; and organizes shop facilities to meet fluctuating needs and demands. Investigate incidents and accidents, review claims and disputes and recommends corrective actions. Promote a safe work environment, adequate facilities and ensure appropriate resources and tools are used in all maintenance activities. Prepare budget estimates for maintenance operations and maintains equipment maintenance activities and costs. Plan, organize and supervise the work of others, and establish and maintain staff work schedules. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of efficient and economical automotive shop management; Methods, materials, equipment and operation of general automotive and equipment repair facilities; Laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and other requirements governing the safe operation and maintenance of automotive and heavy equipment; Characteristic and maintenance needs of variety of automotive and heavy equipment; Operation, maintenance and repair of alternative fueled vehicles; Equipment costs record-keeping practices and fleet management computer applications; General techniques, materials and practices of automotive technicians, welders, body/fender technicians and related trades; Principals 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; Make mathematical calculations of moderate complexity; Proficiently operate office equipment and programs including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet and program-specific applications; Communicate both verbally and in writing to and to express technical information in oral and written form for various audiences; Adapt to other duties as assigned and prioritize, organize, and plan work as needed to meet objectives. Skill in: Interpreting and making decisions in accordance with OSHA, WISHA and EPA rules and regulations. Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally this will include: Two (2) years' experience supervising the maintenance, repair, inspection or collision repair of automotive vehicles AND Three (3) years of fleet maintenance experience, at the second supervisory level, directing through subordinate team leaders, either a multi-shift or complex single-shift fleet repair facility, performing maintenance, repair, inspection or body work for a variety of vehicles and related equipment. Automotive degree or like technical training highly desired. Other: Certification as a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CASM) by the NAFA Fleet Management Association is desirable and must be completed within 12 months of hire. May require the use of personal or city vehicles on city business. Individual must be physically capable of operating the vehicle safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for city business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized by the city designated physician to drive a city vehicle, or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is conducted primarily in an office setting, but includes regular visits to the maintenance services area. Incumbents in this classification are expected to read fine print on schematics and detect shades of color; communicate verbally, in person, by telephone and two-way radio. Enough body mobility to walk, stoop, and traverse shop floor and around maintenance equipment. A computer terminal is used and this requires the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. The incumbent must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. EXAMINATION DETAILS A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process to be considered.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane invites applicants to apply for the position of Facilities Director First review of applications begins January 4, 2021. The Facilities Department procures, preserves and maintains the City's facilities, implements and supports facility-related repairs, upgrades and projects in support of facility operations. The Facilities Director manages and directs a facility management program within the Facilities Department and is responsible for safeguarding and maintaining City facilities and strategically planning for the future needs of the department and its customers. Work is performed with considerable independence within the framework of general policies established by the Chief Finance Officer. About Spokane The Spokane region is nestled in the stunning Inland Pacific northwest and with four distinct seasons the outdoor actives are limitless! There are 76 lakes within 50 miles of Spokane and 5 ski resorts within 2 hours of the City! We have 86 parks and 7 public golf courses as well as 12 conservation areas within 10 miles of downtown. With an average commute time of 19 minutes Spokane locals spend less time commuting and more time living our lives. 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: Lead strategic efforts/goal setting, planning and coordination to ensure the City facilities' safety and security. Establish and maintain appropriate policies and procedures necessary to implement facilities management programs and functions to effectively ensure that federal, local and City standards and performance goals are met. Provides supervision to direct and indirect reports in professional, administrative and technical positions. Oversee the establishment and implementation of procedures to assure the highest standards of risk management, risk avoidance and employee safety in City facilities. Develop, implement and evaluate strategies to preserve and enhance the value and condition of all properties. Oversee building and grounds maintenance of City-owned properties. Operate and maintain custodial functions and ensure that facilities are clean and maintained according to City standards. Ensure contracted facility security functions are provided as needed. Ensure effective customer service, efficient productivity and functional operations of the Facilities department. Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of employees as well as contractors and vendors to include building trades' activities, maintenance, construction capital projects, janitorial and security services. Supervise programs for the acquisition, utilization, maintenance, repair and replacement of capital equipment. Write or direct the preparation of comprehensive management reports, including both operating and performance measures. Perform vendor management duties to include negotiations and/or recommendations of contract terms; evaluate performance and ensure compliance to warranty and contract agreements. Build collaborative relationships with both internal and external partners to enhance safety, reliability and cost effectiveness of facilities, products and services. Conduct, assess, and document facility needs and makes recommendations for maintenance and improvements. Develop and administer facility management programs and budgets. Analyze maintenance processes, make recommendations for action needed and implement new procedures to ensure performance is efficient and within budget. Ensure current and new employees receive the proper ongoing technical training necessary for supporting quality services, repair and maintenance of City facilities. 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: Six (6) years of responsible experience in property/facility management, such as construction, maintenance and capital improvement projects, including three (3) years of strong proven leadership skills in a supervisory and administrative capacity, AND, a Bachelor's Degree in Facility Management, Business, Information Management, or Engineering or post high school approved facility or related trade school curriculum. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. Other: May require the use of personal or city vehicles on city business. Individual must be physically capable of operating the vehicle safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for city business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized by the city designated physician to drive a city vehicle, or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is conducted in both an office setting and at various City facilities. It involves 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 requires the use of repetitive arm movements. EXAMINATION DETAILS Knowledge of: Principles of supervision, training, and performance feedback; Principles and practices of construction or project management; Principles and practices of property management and/or facility management; Principles, practices, and methods of construction and building maintenance; Project management, timeline management and tracking; Working knowledge of warranty and contract management; Standard business procedures required to prepare budgets, track expenditures, and conduct cost estimates; Federal and State laws, City Ordinance, and Municipal Codes as they relate to government-owned facilities; Working knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting and budget administration; Policy and procedure requirements to meet the goals and objectives of the City. Ability to: Effectively lead and manage staff by developing and directing people as they work; Read and interpret blueprints and construction documents; 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; Manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and work well under pressure; Work cooperatively with others and maintain positive relationships; Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate complex data and facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations; Effectively represent the department in meetings by expressing complex business, financial, and regulatory concepts in clear and concise language for internal and external stakeholders where areas of contention may arise; Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; Adapt to other duties as assigned and prioritize, organize, and plan work as needed to meet objectives. Skill in: Interpreting and making decisions in accordance with OSHA, WISHA and EPA rules and regulations.
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane is hiring a Fleet Services Director to manage and direct the Fleet Services Department, which procures, preserves and maintains the City's vehicle fleets. This position is responsible for safeguarding and maintaining City vehicles and strategically planning for the future needs of the department and its customers. Work is performed with considerable independence within the framework of general policies established by the Chief Finance Officer. Provides supervision to direct and indirect reports in professional, administrative and technical positions. First review of applications begins January 4, 2021. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS WHY SPOKANE? The Spokane region is nestled in the stunning Inland Pacific northwest and with four distinct seasons the outdoor actives are limitless! There are 76 lakes within 50 miles of Spokane and 5 ski resorts within 2 hours of the City! We have 86 parks and 7 public golf courses as well as 12 conservation areas within 10 miles of downtown. With an average commute time of 19 minutes Spokane locals spend less time commuting and more time living our lives. Spokane has all the perks of a big city but without many of the big city inconveniences. THE POSITION The ideal candidate has a proven track record on innovation and systems change and a deep focus on safety and outstanding customer service, driving a culture of continuous improvement, sustainability and stewardship. 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 Establish and maintain appropriate policies and procedures necessary to implement fleet management programs and functions to effectively ensure that federal, local and City standards and performance goals are met and exceeded. Oversee the establishment and implementation of procedures to assure the highest standards of risk management, employee safety, and risk avoidance regarding City vehicles. Assist in the selection of appropriate vehicles, maintaining them, up fitting them, and making sure they are in good working shape to carry out their functions. Oversee the scheduling of maintenance for vehicle's operating abilities, manage warranties, and care for prolonging vehicle lifespans. Analyze customer's equipment needs and advises on suitability and alternative methods using cost and usage factors. Write or direct the preparation of comprehensive management reports, including both operating and performance measures. Perform contract administration duties to include negotiations and recommendations of contract terms; evaluate performance and ensure compliance to warranty and contract agreements. Analyze maintenance processes, make recommendations for action needed and implement new procedures to ensure performance is efficient and within budget. Ensure current and new employees receive the proper ongoing technical training necessary for supporting quality services, repair and maintenance of City-owned vehicles and equipment. Develop current and long range plans to replace and retire equipment and vehicles in an efficient and cost effective manner. Provide oversight to and analysis of data generated by the Fleet Information Management System (FIMS). Ensure effective customer service, efficient productivity and functional operations of departmental programs. Build collaborative relationships with both internal and external partners to enhance safety, reliability and cost effectiveness of products and services. Perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision; Fleet management and operations; Working knowledge of warranty and contract management; Project management, timeline management and tracking; Standard business procedures required to prepare budgets, track expenditures, and conduct cost estimates; Budget management, contract negotiation, procurement, selection and monitoring methods; Purchasing management as it pertains to bid laws and surplus property; Principals of supervision, training, and performance feedback; Federal and State laws, City Ordinance, and Municipal Codes as they relate to City and fleet services operations; Working knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting and budget administration. Policy and procedure requirements to meet the goals and objectives of the City. 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 word processing, spreadsheet and program-specific applications; Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate complex data and facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations; Effectively represent the department in meetings by expressing complex business, financial, and regulatory concepts in clear and concise language for internal and external stakeholders where areas of contention may arise; Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; Adapt to other duties as assigned and prioritize, organize, and plan work as needed to meet objectives. Skill in: Interpreting and making decisions in accordance with OSHA, WISHA and EPA rules and regulations. Other desired skills include research skills, interpretation and application of municipal codes, ordinances, statutes, and other applicable rules and regulations. 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 in business or public administration, finance, automotive technology, logistics or a field of study directly related to the business, management, and regulatory duties of this classification or post high school approved automotive trade school curriculum AND six (6) years of increasing managerial responsibility in medium to large scale fleet operations, including three (3) years of supervisory experience. Other: Certification as a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CASM) by the NAFA Fleet Management Association is desirable and must be completed within 12 months of hire. May require the use of personal or city vehicles on city business. Individual must be physically capable of operating the vehicle safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for city business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized by the city designated physician to drive a city vehicle, or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is conducted in both an office setting and on the service floor. It involves 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 requires the use of repetitive arm movements. EXAMINATION DETAILS Cover letter and resume are required to submit through application process to be considered.