Classified Positions

Thank you for your interest in working for the City of Spokane. Classified positions represent 94 percent of City jobs. The City of Spokane has a wide variety of career opportunities with 322 different job classifications that offer competitive salaries and benefits, as well as the rewarding opportunity to work in public service. Spokane is a great place to live, work and play. We invite you to consider making us your City of Choice and engage with us in exploring the many career opportunities we have to offer.

Please note: Non-Classified positions are not covered by Civil Service. Please see our Non-Classified positions tab for more information about these openings.

Note to Applicants:
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The City of Spokane is an EEO / Veterans Preference Employer.
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, the City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions.

Current Opportunities

Associate Engineer

Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in the development, investigation, and construction of Public Works projects.
Accepting applications until further notice
This position pays $65,897.30 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $81,139.70



Firefighter (Open-Entry)

2018 Hiring: Civil Service has been advised that the next round of hires will come from the paramedic firefighter list (open entry and lateral).Performs general duty firefighting work in the preventing, combating, and extinguishing of fires and emergency medical functions.
Accepting applications until further notice
This position pays $40,444.60 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $80,894.20



Firefighter - Public Safety Testing Sign-Up

Performs general duty firefighting work in the preventing, combating, and extinguishing of fires and emergency medical functions.
Accepting applications until further notice
This position pays $39,651.00 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $80,894.00



Firefighter and Firefighter Paramedic - Lateral Entry

Performs general duty firefighting work in the preventing, combating, and extinguishing of fires, and emergency medical functions.
Accepting applications until further notice
This position pays $53,390.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $80,894.20



Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Perform specialized and skilled journey level-work in the repair and maintenance in all facets of heavy trucks and construction equipment; occasional work on light trucks and automobiles will be required.
Accepting applications until 11:59 PM Sunday, October 22, 2017
This position pays $42,407.30 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $63,537.80



Police Officer

**Now accepting applications from candidates who have taken and passed the Public Safety Testing, Inc. exam for the City of Spokane. PST score must be less than six months old**Performs general duty police work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
Accepting applications until further notice
This position pays $48,587.80 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $84,459.60



Police Officer (Open Entry) – Public Safety Testing Sign-Up

Performs general duty police work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
Accepting applications until further notice
This position pays $48,587.00 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $80,513.00



Police Officer - Lateral

Performs general duty police work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
Accepting applications until further notice
This position pays $48,587.80 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $84,459.60



Police Radio Dispatcher II - Lateral

Performs responsible and skilled communications work receiving and transmitting over police radio, intercom, and telephone.
Accepting applications until further notice
This position pays $43,451.30 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $66,690.70



Signal Maintenance Technician

Performs skilled craft and technical work in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of communication systems, traffic signals, street lighting, intelligent transportation systems, video systems and the installation, operational testing, maintenance and repair of digital and microprocessor electronics of these systems.
Accepting applications until 11:59 PM Sunday, October 29, 2017
This position pays $43,033.70 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $64,811.50




Contact Information

Civil Service Commission
4th Floor, City Hall
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201

Email: civilservice@spokanecity.org
Phone: 509.625.6160
Fax: 509.625.6077
TTY: 509.625.6681
24-hour Job Info Line: 509.625.6161

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