Full-time Classified and Full-time Exempt Positions

What is a classified position? Classified positions are covered by the civil service system, which means that applicants are determined to be qualified based on their ability to do the job and their job-related qualifications. The hiring process for these positions involves competitive testing to ensure non-merit factors (anything other than ability/qualifications) are avoided. This process is in place to keep city jobs open to anyone and to help ensure that the City has a qualified workforce. There are both Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) status exempt and non-exempt opportunities within the civil service system.

So, then what exactly is an exempt position? Exempt positions are politically appointed positions and are outside of the civil service system. Exempt in this case does not necessarily reflect FLSA status. The City employs approximately 110 at-will employees that are placed through political appointment. These positions are filled directly by the Human Resources department.

Current Opportunities

Accountant

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.

This position pays $52,972.60 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $74,875.70

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Monday, October 10, 2022.

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Associate Traffic Engineer

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.

This position pays $65,897.30 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $93,605.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Custodial Foreperson

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.

This position pays $48,295.40 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $75,293.30

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Monday, October 10, 2022.

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Customer Service Assistant

Do you pride yourself on your dependable nature? Would you consider yourself a people-person? Do you have the ability to communicate with others while “clacking” away at the keyboard? Like being the person that has their “fingers on the pulse”? Be a voice and face of MY SPOKANE 311, where knowledge, friendly, and quality service are at the forefront for the City of Spokane.My Spokane 311 is a small, but an essential department to the City of Spokane serving over 7+ departments across multiple facilities including utility billing, city parks and recreation, and citizen engagement. The department is seeking a friendly team player who can work in a fast-paced environment. You would be providing outstanding customer service to the citizens of Spokane by phone, online chat, or in-person by assisting clients with the multitude of services the City has to offer.This position offers opportunity to progress to a Customer Service Specialist after the first year of employment with guaranteed pay increases annually. You will also be part of an excellent work environment with a great compensation plan, including medical, pension and 457 plan.

This position pays $37,918.10 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $58,651.90

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Firefighter

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. TheSpokane Fire Department operates 16 stationsthroughout 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 cityhere.

This position pays $42,277.90 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $84,555.90

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Firefighter - Lateral

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 isresponsible 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.TheSpokane Fire Department operates 16 stationsthroughout 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 cityhere.

This position pays $42,277.90 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $84,555.90

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Laborer II

Performs semi-skilled manual work in various departments which requires some previous experience and special knowledge acquired on the job.

This position pays $41,342.40 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $64,519.20

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Police Officer

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.

This position pays $55,645.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $96,737.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Police Officer - Certified

Have you successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Academy? Are you passionate about serving others and your community? Do you have a desire to help people on a daily basis? Would others describe you as professional and ethical? If you answered yes to these questions, a career as a Police Officer at the City of Spokane may be the perfect profession for you!The Spokane Police Department (SPD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SPD operates off the values of integrity, professionalism and compassion. SPD is committed to community outreach, public service, community policing and inclusivity.Not only does a career as a Police Officer offer various advancement opportunities and diverse career paths but also rewarding and fulfilling work. A day in the life of a Spokane Police officer means doing work, each day that is vital to our community.Police Officers also receive an excellent benefits package including a pension plan and annual salary increases!Why choose the Spokane region:Why do locals love Spokane? It may depend on whom you ask but most will tell you it is because of the abundance of outdoor recreation, numerous waterways within a close driving distance, arts and culture, a plethora of breweries and wineries, and a rich food scene in the vibrant downtown core. With its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and excellent colleges and universities it's no wonder why Spokane continues to grow! Learn more about our city here.

This position pays $55,645.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $101,226.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Police Officer - Lateral

Are you currently serving as a law enforcement officer, or have you recently left your officer position in good standing? Are you interested in continuing your career in public safety? If so, coming to work for the City of Spokane could be your next great career move!The Spokane Police Department (SPD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SPD operates off the values of integrity, professionalism and compassion. SPD is committed to community outreach, public service, community policing and inclusivity.SPD offers a generous compensation package that includes a pension plan and annual pay increases!Why choose the Spokane region:Why do locals love Spokane? It may depend on whom you ask but most will tell you it is because of the abundance of outdoor recreation, numerous waterways within a close driving distance, arts and culture, a plethora of breweries and wineries, and a rich food scene in the vibrant downtown core. With its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and excellent colleges and universities it's no wonder why Spokane continues to grow! Learn more about our city here.

This position pays $55,645.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $96,737.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Police Radio Dispatcher II - Lateral

Do you have one year of continuous experience (full time or equivalent) as a Police Radio Dispatcher? Have you been employed in the last 18 months as a law enforcement radio dispatcher utilizing a Computer Aided Dispatch System? If so, coming to work for the City of Spokane could be your next great career move!The Spokane Police Department (SPD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SPD operates off the values of integrity, professionalism and compassion.SPD offers a generous compensation package that includes a pension plan and annual pay increases!Why choose the Spokane region:Why do locals love Spokane? It may depend on whom you ask but most will tell you it is because of the abundance of outdoor recreation, numerous waterways within a close driving distance, arts and culture, a plethora of breweries and wineries, and a rich food scene in the vibrant downtown core. With its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and excellent colleges and universities it's no wonder why Spokane continues to grow! Learn more about our city here.

This position pays $50,383.40 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $80,638.60

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Police Records Specialist

If you are a data-focused records professional that wants to make a difference in your community, the City of Spokane Police Records team may have the job you've been looking for. The City of Spokane Police Department is looking for a Police Records Specialist. We need someone that is organized, has a sharp-eye for details and is meticulously accurate. If you are someone with solid experience maintaining records, coupled with strong data management skills, you may be the perfect fit for this job.You are a motivated team player who is open to accepting feedback and opportunities to grow.You quickly identify data on source records and translate into entry data.You can perform highly detailed records management, disseminating and providing critical information.You are able to provide independent judgment, within the limits of regulatory laws and policy.You want to develop a solid understanding of Police Department record management.Spokane Police Records operates 24/7 with Day, Swing, and Graveyard shifts. All New employees will be on a one-year probation plan and work several months on each shift during their first year. After the year-long probation, the new employee will be assigned a shift which typically begins on Graveyard. Due to the seniority system employees will work a non-traditional shift for several years before they can successfully bid into a more desirable shift. Our Police Records Specialists have excellent advancement opportunities, professional development, annual pay step increases 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.

This position pays $40,340.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $63,078.50

Accepting applications until 12:00 AM Monday, December 5, 2022.

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Public Defender I

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.

This position pays $58,693.70 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $70,323.80

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Senior Traffic Engineer

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.

This position pays $78,070.30 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $111,123.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Supported Employment Careers

TheSupported Employment Programis 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.

This position pays $34,410.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $78,634.10

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Monday, December 5, 2022.

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WWTP Maintenance Mechanic

Performs skilled journey level work in the installation, maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities in a secondary wastewater treatment plant.

This position pays $49,172.40 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $76,796.60

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Monday, October 17, 2022.

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