Paxton Powell

Application Tips for Full-time Civil Service Positions

Paxton Powell, Civil Service Marketing Coordinator, 509.625.6160

Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 2:58 p.m.

Application Tips for Full-time Civil Service Positions

The Civil Service team has some quick tips to help you navigate through the City of Spokane’s application and hiring process!

  • Draft your answers to the supplemental questions in a separate document before transferring them into the application’s text boxes. The system may time out, risking the loss of your input.
  • You don’t need a fancy resume to apply. You will be required to paste your resume details into the application text boxes on If you also want to upload a resume, you will have that option. Hiring managers may or may not look at the uploaded resume, so make sure to include all important information within the application text boxes.
  • Keep an eye on your email for communication regarding the status of your application and Civil Service testing. Make sure to check your spam folder frequently.
  • If you are scheduled for an online test, we recommend that you take the test as soon as possible in case you encounter any technical difficulties.
  • Uncertain about the application process or have inquiries? Don't hesitate to reach out to Civil Service for assistance. We're here to guide you through the process.

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