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 $86,088.20



Chief Examiner

The Chief Examiner performs responsible supervisory and professional work in the administration and direction of the City's Civil Service Merit System employment program, working under the policy direction of the Civil Service Commission.
Accepting applications until further notice
This position pays $91,099.40 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $121,313.00



Community Programs Coordinator

Performs community organization and outreach work in initiating and managing community based programs and policy development, within a division or department.
Accepting applications until 11:59 PM Sunday, February 18, 2018
This position pays $56,856.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $74,061.40



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 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



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 - Lateral

Performs general duty police work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Lateral Police Officers start at $55,269.36 - $75,418.56 annually, depending on experience.
Accepting applications until further notice
This position pays $55,269.40 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 $69,530.40



Water Maintenance Supervisor

Under general supervision, performs responsible field and administrative supervisory work assisting in the direction of several skilled construction and maintenance crews. This is a supervisory classification in the Water Service/Maintenance series with responsibility for managing a variety of operational units within the Water Department.
Accepting applications until 11:59 PM Sunday, February 25, 2018
This position pays $79,886.90 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $104,525.00




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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