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

Assistant Planner II

City of Spokane’s Planning Services Department is seeking a talented and team oriented Assistant Planner II to come join our dynamic and diverse team! Our Planning Department prides itself on ongoing and successful public engagement and assisting the community in shaping their vision for the future of Spokane!The candidate selected for this position will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Spokane community, elected officials and neighborhood groups on various City capital projects. They will develop new plans, change and update existing plans, lead planning related research and update development code. They will work on the comprehensive plan, neighborhood plans and sub-area plans while engaging the Spokane community and collecting public input.The person selected for this position will also have access to ongoing professional development and training opportunities as well as generous health and retirement benefits! Please visit governmentjobs.com, for the full job specification, compensation details, detailed information on the role, responsibilities and minimum qualifications that are required for this position.This recruitment will establish a Civil Service list that may also be used to fill vacancies in the Development Services Center. Current planners work with the public and the development community,in processing land use applications and building permits. Current planners also work with shoreline regulations and environmental review.

This position pays $61,261.90 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $86,777.30

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Learn More & Apply



Associate Engineer

Do you have the expertise to plan, coordinate, design and administer important and complex engineering projects? Do you consider yourself an innovative and strategic thinker? Do you desire meaningful impact to your community in your daily work? If so, working as an Associate Engineer at the City of Spokane may be the perfect career move for you!Associate Engineer positions exist in several departments throughout the City of Spokane (Integrated Capital Management, Engineering Services and Development Services); successful applicants may be called to interview in any of the listed departments. Ideal candidates will have considerable familiarity with public works projects.In addition,AssociateEngineers must be able to communicate effectively and have the ability to build collaborative internal and external working relationships.Candidates selected to join the City of Spokane will be joining a team of professionals that take pride in service to the Spokane community. Additionally, team members have access to professional development, annual pay increases and a robust benefit package to include a pension plan. We encourage those interested to apply today!

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

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Learn More & Apply



Director of Community, Housing, and Human Services (CHHS)

The City of Spokane invites applicants to apply for the position ofDIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY,HOUSING, AND HUMAN SERVICESDEPARTMENT PURPOSEFacilitating community-based strategic planning for provision of services and capital investments benefiting low to moderate income members of the community, performing life-cycle grants administration required to disperse federal, state, and local funds for implementation of strategic plans, developing and managing contracts and/or grant agreements, monitoring project performance, and evaluating/reporting on project and system performance.POSITION PURPOSEDevelops and implements policies, procedures and practices in community development, housing rehabilitation, human services, grant applications and administration. Serves as the City's primary contact for social service and housing partners as well as the primary staff liaison to the Community, Housing, and Human Services Board.SUPERVISION EXERCISEDWork is performed with considerable independence within the framework established by the director or designee. Provides supervision to direct and indirect reports in professional, administrative and technical positions.***** First review of applications begins August 16, 2021. *****

This position pays $86,652.00 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $121,730.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

Learn More & Apply



Engineering Technician III - Office

The City of Spokane Engineering Services Department is looking to hire a driven, detail-orientated Engineering Technician III to join our team.The Engineering Services Department is the design and construction arm for the City of Spokane. Weprovide design and construction management for the utility and street projects.You would be responsible for assisting in the design of public works projects to include organizing, drawing plans, profiles, and specifications. A successful applicant possesses the ability to operate a personal computer requiring considerable knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD software such as Civil 3D, Map 3D, and Land Desktop. In addition an Engineering Technician III should demonstrate a sound understanding of engineering terminology and strong interpersonal skills.This position offers guaranteed pay increases annually and opportunities for advancement. As a City of Spokane employee, you will also be part of an excellent work environment with a great compensation plan, including medical, pension and 457 plan.A career with the City of Spokane is more than a pathway to success. It's all of us, helping to build a better community, every day. If you find yourself wanting to pursue a career with the City of Spokane, then we encourage you to apply today!

This position pays $45,698.00 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $71,752.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

Learn More & Apply



Industrial Electrician

Do you consider yourself a team player that wants to be part of innovative wastewater projects that have a positive impact on the community? If so, a career as an Industrial Electrician may be the perfect job for you! Our Wastewater Department is working on a new membrane filtration facility that just came online, with high quality Allen Bradley controls and electrical hardware – it is responsible for taking the already processed wastewater and cleaning it to a point where it is almost drinkable before it is put in the river! This department is also beginning the next leg in the Combined Sewer Overflow prevention program (CSO), and beginning to lay the foundation for active control of remote facilities to better utilize our combined sewer capacity. The Wastewater Department prides itself on keeping the wastewater facility and offsite CSO sites running smoothly and safely. This position has an essential role in keeping the beautiful Spokane River clean and safe for our community. Candidates must have at least two years of post-apprenticeship work experience in the maintenance and repair of industrial power distribution and control systems and possess a general journeyman’s electrician license issued by the State of Washington, and a valid driver's license. An ideal candidate is excited to learn, has a good understanding of troubleshooting motors and transformers and a good understanding of arc flash safety and lockout/tag out requirements. Not only do our employees have access to robust health and retirement benefits, but also, Industrial Electricians will have access to a flexible working schedule, an onsite fitness facility and a great paid time off program. Apply today!

This position pays $53,747.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $88,514.50

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Learn More & Apply



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 $101,226.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

Learn More & Apply



Police Officer - Certified

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.

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

Accepting applications until further notice.

Learn More & Apply



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 $63,308.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $101,226.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

Learn More & Apply



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 $46,140.60 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $73,835.90

Accepting applications until further notice.

Learn More & Apply



Principal Engineer

Are you looking for long term professional growth and personal achievement? Do you need a career with challenging projects and diverse opportunities? If you want to use your engineering and managerial skills to build a better community, consider a Principal Engineer career, with City of Spokane.You:Are a skilled in supervising a team, in the development and evaluation of plans, projects and activities.Have a solid understanding of project feasibility, defined by technical reports and environmental studies.Are technologically skilled and computer savvy.Understand engineering principles and understand engineering plans and specifications.Have at least five years in Public Works type planning, design or construction engineering experience and two years of applicable supervisory experience.Have earned a Professional Engineering certificate, as a Civil Engineer in the state of Washington.As a City of Spokane Principal Engineer, you will apply your knowledge of engineering and managerial practices. You will make decisions on engineering problems and methods, representing your department in conferences and public meetings. City of Spokane Principal Engineers can expect to work within a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, with fast paced and rewarding work. Our Principal 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 $88,823.50 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $126,554.00

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Friday, August 6, 2021.

Learn More & Apply



Senior Engineer, Mechanical - WTE Plant

The City of Spokane’s Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant seeks a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join their award winning team! The WTE plant fosters a culture that prioritizes safety, teamwork, efficiency and fiscal responsibility. This plant provides environmentally superior waste disposal when compared to landfilling, while providing energy to the community as well as helping manage disposal costs to the public. The candidate selected for this position will assist with improving the efficiency and reliability of the WTE facility.There are less than 100 WTE facilities in the continental U.S., less than 10% of these plants are municipally owned and less than 50% of those are publiclyoperated. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a team leading in this industry! This WTE team prides itself on quality service to Spokane community members and their exceptional education and outreach programs that engage residents.The ideal candidate is a self-starter, capable of working independently as well as within a team and someone who thinks outside the box - you must be willing to take on challenges and complex situations and provide viable solutions. The selected applicant will have access to a generous benefit package that includes robust health benefits, a dental plan and retirement and pension benefits. Do not miss this great opportunity - apply today!

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

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Learn More & Apply