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 Fleet Services Director

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

This position pays $65,897.30 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $92,247.80

Accepting applications until further notice.

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City Administrator

The City of Spokane is seeking a City Administrator. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader who is passionate about public service and who is committed to ensuring inclusivity, openness, and transparency at every level of the organization. Extensive local government experience in a city of similar size or larger is necessary. Superior communication skills are the absolute top priority, including a willingness to listen to diverse individuals and groups with a high degree of empathy and understanding. The selected candidate should have a collaborative leadership style and an engaging, confident interpersonal style that acknowledges and respects the roles of all stakeholders. The new City Administrator should possess a keen ability to create a high-performing culture, through staff development and mentorship, which can result in strong, integrated teams that work together effectively to achieve success. The ideal candidate will also be a strategic, critical thinker and creative problem solver with the ability to identify objectives, determine plans to meet those objectives, and lead the organization in executing the operations that will achieve those objectives. The chosen candidate should have experience and a working knowledge of municipal operations across a variety of divisions and disciplines to effectively align, realign, and define responsibilities and allocate personnel and resources to most effectively implement the directives of City leadership. A strong sense of self and a high degree of political sensitivity in all matters is crucial. The City Administrator should demonstrate political astuteness while avoiding any perception that they are political. The City of Spokane, City Administrator position is detailed in this brochure.

This position pays $159,600.00 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $162,792.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Fire Communications Specialist

Performs specialized pre-hospital emergency medical, fire and special operations communications work receiving, recording, and transmitting emergency and non-emergency telephone and radio calls.

This position pays $42,259.90 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $85,584.20

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

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Fire Protection Engineer

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.

This position pays $83,812.30 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $118,139.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Fleet Services Director

The City of Spokane is hiring aFleet Services Directorto 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.

This position pays $79,886.90 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $109,265.00

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 $48,587.80 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $84,459.60

Accepting applications until further notice.

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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 $48,587.80 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $84,459.60

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 $55,269.40 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $84,459.60

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

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Project Employee - Community Court Program Specialist

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.

This position pays $51,740.60 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $71,263.40

Accepting applications until 11:59 PM Sunday, February 7, 2021.

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