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

Director of Planning Services

The City of Spokane is seeking a strategic and innovative leader to guide the future development of the City and its diverse array of projects.  The ideal candidate will be a solutions-oriented problem solver, an articulate communicator, and well-versed in all aspects of long-range planning and community development.

This position pays $95,672.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $131,252.00

Accepting applications until 12:00 AM Sunday, October 18, 2020.

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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 $115,258.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Laborer II (Streets)

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you want to contribute to making Spokane streets safe year round for the community? Do you have construction experience and a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)? If so, a career as a Laborer 2 at the Streets department may be the job for you!The Streets Department seeks a skilled construction worker with strong organizational skills and leadership abilities to join the team as a Laborer 2. This essential department prides itself on improving Spokane streets, keeping our streets clean and rising to the occasion during major events.A Laborer 2 in Streets helps with street maintenance, pothole repairs, crack sealing, grinding, paving and winter snow removal. An ideal candidate is good with the public, has previous driving experience and is a collaborative individual who enjoys working with and for others. This position offers opportunity to progress to a Street Foreperson and higher depending on your goals and skills!If you are selected for this position, you will have the option to work a 4X10 schedule. You will also be part of an excellent work environment with annual pay step increases and a great compensation plan, including a pension and 457 plan.

This position pays $37,849.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $59,090.40

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

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Police Officer

Candidates who have taken and passed the Public Safety Testing, Inc. Law Enforcement Exam and have sent their scores to City of Spokane will be invited to apply for the position of Police Officer. PST score must be less than one year old. 

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

Performs general duty police work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances.

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

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.

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

Performs responsible and skilled communications work receiving and transmitting over police radio, intercom, and telephone.

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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Signal Maintenance Technician

Do you pride yourself on exceptional work ethics and a willingness to go the extra mile? Appreciate a small close-knit work group where “A good day’s work for a good day’s pay.” is the motto?  Are your core values aligned with integrity and honesty? If you answered, YES to all of the above then become a part of City of Spokane’s Streets Department – Signal and Lighting Section as a Signal Maintenance Technician! The Signal and Lighting Section prides itself on quality work done in an efficient and timely manner. The department is seeking a team player who has a strong electrical/electronic background, knowledge of construction operations is desirable, and being familiar with Windows computer software. As a Signal and Lighting Maintenance Technician you are part of a team that works behind the scenes responding to crashes, weather events, and other incidents that affect traffic operations 24/7/365. There is opportunity for flexible work schedules, with on-call status rotations after first year of employment. 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 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

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