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 Human Resources

The City of Spokane invites applicants to apply for the position ofDIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCESDEPARTMENT PURPOSEAdministers strategic and operational programs and services to employees and supports departments to positively impact the quality of services provided by the City workforce.POSITION PURPOSEAdministers, plans, organizes, directs and reviews department activities including exempt recruitment, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, employee development and training, workers compensation, and safety. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments, bargaining units and outside agencies. Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Mayor and City Administrator.SUPERVISION EXERCISEDWork is performed with considerable independence within the framework established by the Mayor/City Administrator or designee. Provides supervision to direct and indirect reports in professional, administrative and technical positions.WORKING CONDITIONSWork is conducted primarily in an office setting. It may involve frequent attendance at meetings to include some irregular hours and potentially out-of-town travel. Incumbents in this classification are expected to communicate verbally, in person and by telephone. A computer terminal is used and may require the use of repetitive arm-hand movements.

This position pays $105,193.00 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $146,974.00

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Electronics Technical Aide

Performs semi-skilled electronic/electrical and manual work in the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of flow measuring equipment, communications equipment, and other electronic/electrical systems and equipment.

This position pays $40,599.10 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $63,880.30

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

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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.

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Firefighter

FREE PUBLIC SAFETY TESTING, OCTOBER 2, 2021Further details, below.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 Firefighter at the City of Spokane may be the perfect profession for you!The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SFD is responsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, mitigating the consequences from disasters, and rescue activities. In addition to emergency work, members provide a wide range of services to the community, including blood pressure screening, tours of fire stations and apparatus, and on-duty fire and life safety presentations within the community.Not only does a career as a Firefighter offer various advancement opportunities and diverse career paths but also rewarding and fulfilling work. TheSpokane Fire Department operates 16 stationsthroughout the city and provides emergency response, prevention education, and training.Firefighters 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 cityhere.

This position pays $42,277.90 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $84,555.90

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Firefighter - Lateral

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 Firefighter at the City of Spokane may be the perfect profession for you! The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) seeks applicants that are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals to protect and serve Spokane citizens. SFD isresponsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, mitigating the consequences from disasters, and rescue activities. In addition to emergency work, members provide a wide range of services to the community, including blood pressure screening, tours of fire stations and apparatus, and on-duty fire and life safety presentations within the community. Not only does a career as a Firefighter offer various advancement opportunities and diverse career paths but also rewarding and fulfilling work.TheSpokane Fire Department operates 16 stationsthroughout the city and provides emergency response, prevention education, and training.Firefighters 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 cityhere.

This position pays $42,277.90 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $84,555.90

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

Accepting applications until further notice.

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Police Officer - Certified

Have you successfully completed 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.

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

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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Police Records Specialist

If you are a data focused records professional that wants to make a difference in your community, City of Spokane Police Records team may have the job you've been looking for. The City of Spokane Police Department is looking for a Police Records Specialist. We need someone that is organized, has a sharp-eye for details and is meticulously accurate. If you are someone with solid experience maintaining records, coupled with strong data management skills, you may be the perfect fit for this job.You are a motivated team player who is open to accepting feedback and opportunities to grow.You quickly identify data on source records and translate into entry data.You can perform highly detailed records management, disseminating and providing critical information.You are able to provide independent judgment, within the limits of regulatory laws and policy.You want to develop a solid understanding of Police Department record management.Our Police Records Specialists have excellent advancement opportunities, professional development, annual pay step increases 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 $36,938.80 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $57,762.40

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

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Project Employee - Community Court Program Specialist

The City of Spokane invites applicants to apply for the position ofPROJECT EMPLOYEE - COMMUNITY COURT PROGRAM SPECIALISTUnder 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.The typical hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM.Desired starting date for this position is 11/29/21.This position is funded through 9/29/22

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

Accepting applications until 11:59 PM Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

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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!TheSignal and Lighting Sectionprides 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 isopportunity 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 $46,961.20 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $76,362.30

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

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Supported Employment Careers

The Supported Employment Program is a special hiring authority that allows for a waiver of the competitive examination process for eligible individuals with disabilities to obtain full-time employment in a classified job.

This position pays $26,496.70 annual salary, payable bi-weekly, to a maximum of $76,274.60

Accepting applications until 4:00 PM Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

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