City of Spokane

The City of Spokane has about 2,000 employees and operates a Mayor-Council, or “strong mayor,” form of government. The Mayor is the head of the executive branch, similar to the governor's role at the state level and the President's role at the federal level. The City Administrator, meanwhile, serves in the capacity of the City's chief operating officer. The other key elected members in our government are the seven members of the City Council, who make up the legislative branch of the City's government.

The Spokane community is nestled in the stunning inland Pacific Northwest and known for its natural beauty, entertainment, award winning K-12 schools and world class colleges and universities. Spokane’s vibrant downtown features a rich food scene and a plethora of breweries and wineries. Spokane has all the perks of a big city, without the big city inconveniences.

With four distinct seasons, the outdoor actives are limitless. There are 76 lakes within 50 miles of Spokane and 5 ski resorts within 2 hours. We have 86 parks and 7 public golf courses, as well as 12 conservation areas within 10 miles of downtown. With an average commute time of 19 minutes, Spokane locals spend less time commuting and more time living. Our community has 29 unique neighborhoods and is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Spokane is a great place to live and play. Learn more about our city, here!

 

 

 

 

30 job(s) at City of Spokane

CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Dec 04, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane invites applications for the position of Water and Hydroelectric Services Director DEPARTMENT PURPOSE Provide safe and reliable drinking water services for the health and safety of the community by maintaining the water system infrastructure and ensuring adequate water for fIre protection. POSITION PURPOSE Responsible leadership of the Water and Hydroelectric Services Department by setting policy and directing various functional units of the department including maintenance and construction, taps and meters, and planning coordination. Also manage the operation of the City's Upriver Dam, a FERC regulated hydroelectric project, wells and pump stations. Provide continuous review of operational procedures in the various divisions and initiate changes as necessary. SUPERVISION EXERCISED Has complete responsibility for guidance and direction of all employees in the Water and Hydroelectric Services Department. Provide leadership to direct and indirect reports in professional, administrative, and technical positions. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Stay current with Public Potable Water Regulations set forth by federal, state, and local government including pending legislation; Stay current with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Washington Industrial Safety & Health Administration (WISHA), and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations and provide compliant supervision, direction and control for the employees and the public; Direct, supervise and control the operation of the city's water distribution system, municipal water and hydroelectric facilities; Directs the preparation of extensive studies related to current capacity planning, rate setting, programming and development. Analyze their affect and develop plans for the present and future; Attend applicable meetings and hearings regarding various public utilities functions. Work with local, regional, state and federal agencies and organizations regarding drinking water standards, aquifer protection, water conservation, and regulatory compliance. KNOWLEDGE OF: Operations, personnel, and fiscal management of municipal water systems; Water quality and public health protection requirements of a public water system and legal requirements for its operation; City regulatory codes, ordinances and safety-related regulations; Cross connection control; Fiscal budgeting and funding process. ABILITY TO: Meet deadlines and work under pressure; Work cooperatively with other and maintain positive relationships; Adapt to other duties as assigned and prioritize, organize, and plan work as needed to meet objectives; Analyze planning studies and formulate substantive recommendations; Proficiently engage in public speaking to a diverse audience. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM QUALIFACTIONS: Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally this will include: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in a field such as Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration with eight (8) years' experience in progressively responsible operational positions related to public utilities that includes four (4) years' responsible supervisory experience. Cross Connection Control Certification or the ability to obtain both within one year. Advanced degree in business or public administration is desirable. A valid driver's license or otherwise demonstrated ability to get to and from multiple work location as required. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. It involves 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 requires the use of repetitive arm movements. BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS As an exempt employee of the City of Spokane, the Water and Hydroelectric Services Director is subject to the City's Code of Ethics set forth in Chapter 1.04A of the Spokane Municipal Code. As such, "it is the policy of the City of Spokane to uphold, promote, and demand the highest standards of ethics from all of its employees who shall maintain the utmost standards of responsibility, trustworthiness, integrity, truthfulness, honesty and fairness in carrying out their public duties, avoid any improprieties in their roles as a public servant including the appearance of impropriety, and never use their City position, authority or resources for personal gain." EXAMINATION DETAILS To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume. 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. Closing Date/Time: 2022-01-09
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Dec 03, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TODAY! Therapeutic Recreation Services is looking for temp-seasonal Activities Assis tant to be a part of our winning team! CLASS SUMMARY: Do you enjoy meeting and working with new people and various populations? Come be a part of Spokane Parks and Recreation, Therapeutic recreation services and help lead and plan activities for children and adults with disabilities in and around the Spokane area. Examples Of classes include leading a hike, facilitating a game of cornhole, supervising and leading a trip to the theater, teaching a cooking class, line dancing or powerlifting. SUPERVISION: Employee works under general supervision utilizing standard procedures. Follows established department procedures and refers unusual or unfamiliar situations to the supervisor. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision, the employee would lead, facilitate, provide instruction, and/or supervision to participants with developmental disabilities in adaptive and inclusive recreation programs, classes and activities, and perform related duties as assigned. Performs customer relations role, which may include interacting with patrons, participants, business or program partners, and/or city staff to provide information to solve problems. Participate in special events and creative planning. Maintains attendance and progress records for class participants. Assists with implementing recreation and leisure activities for program participants with disabilities. Works as part of a team, attends training, orientation and/or staff meetings as needed. Assist Therapeutic Recreation Services supervisor with daily staff scheduling/event needs. Work with volunteers, care providers, parents and Para transit drivers and people in the community during activities. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED. Must be at least 19 years of age. One year of relevant work experience, preferably experience working with individuals with disabilities. Previous experience assisting, supervising, planning, or leading activities for persons with disabilities and educational, volunteer, or employment in therapeutic recreation, counseling, or special education preferred. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. KEY COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of effective customer service. Principles of full inclusion and the Americans with Disabilities Act. behavioral modification techniques preferred. Skill in: Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). First Aid and Standard Precautions activities preferred. Ability to: Evaluate conditions in assigned areas and make judgements related to safety. Keep accurate records, organize information, supplies and equipment, and follow established procedures. Develop, coordinate, promote and, when required, lead program events. Listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences. Maintain composure during mentally, physically and emotionally stressful situations. React quickly and accurately to changing conditions and elements. Interact with customers and public entities on a daily basis. Operate office equipment (copier, fax, computer, multi-line phone, etc.). Always wear a smile. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, the city of Spokane conducts background investigations for all positions which may also include a review of driving record and drug screen. May need the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as the job requires. Must have recreational leadership qualities and the ability to work well with people who are clients as well as co-workers. Must be able to take charge and self-initiate. Must be willing to work with people who have developmental and physical disabilities in a recreational environment. Strong skills in sports, crafts, outdoor recreation, organization, leadership, etc. Must have afternoon/evening and weekend availability. 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. EXAMINATION DETAILS Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 29, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Are you looking for a position in local government that offers long term professional growth and personal achievement? Do you want a career with interesting and challenging projects? Do you want to be part of the team that develops and monitors a major metropolitan enterprise infrastructure? If you are searching for an opportunity to forge a better system infrastructure, consider joining City of Spokane's Innovation and Technology Services Division (ITSD) as a Senior Systems Administrator. Ideal candidates: Have experience in most of the following: VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix, NetApp, Microsoft O365, Linux, disaster recovery, monitoring and alerting, networking concepts, and related datacenter technologies Work collaboratively, understand the needs of the organization and are open to new ideas and innovation. Have great communication skills both at a technical level and at a customer level Have a degree in computer science, information systems or a related field or a comparable level of experience. Have at least five years of experience with enterprise-level computer environments, including two years at a senior level. As a City of Spokane Senior Systems Administrator, you will frequently interact with customers, endeavoring to provide consistent, predictable and reliable services. The Innovation and Technology Services Division is a culture of collaboration, with fast paced and rewarding work. Our staff have professional development opportunities, annual pay step increases, a flexible schedule, 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. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Coordinates and leads activities pertaining to the planning, implementation and development of various components and/or segments of the City's enterprise data network; incumbent assigned to data center operations serves as a lead worker over subordinate professional, technical and other staff by assigning, directing and monitoring their work on a regular or project basis. Provides advanced system administration of virtual and physical servers; directs and performs program testing analyzes, monitors, troubleshoots and resolves system performance, integrity, security, availability and other issues. Coordinates and leads activities pertaining to data center operations and storage area network administration; monitors disk space and server logs; installs patches and upgrades to operating system and other enterprise software; analyzes system performance and performs capacity planning; recommends and implements optimizing technologies to enhance system performance. Plans, installs, upgrades, configures, monitors and administers e-mail and related communication servers. Plans, implements and monitors system security; installs and administers firewalls and virus protection as appropriate; maintains access lists; utilizes access point detection, intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning and other tools; designs and administers backup and recovery procedures. Provides advanced professional technical support for users regarding complex network/systems-related issues; resolves difficult technical problems; communicates with department managers and staff regarding technology issues; develops recommendations for selection, acquisition, deployment and upgrading of network/systems-related technology tools as assigned. Performs other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable. Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or a related field. Experience: Five years of experience in the development, maintenance and administration of enterprise-level computer environments that includes applications, database and operation servers and core applications (i.e., Exchange, storage management, Active Directory, monitoring systems), including two years at a lead level. EXAMINATION DETAILS You need to meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for hire. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit a City of Spokane employment application online by 4:00 p.m. on the filing cut-off date. Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. The examination will consist of a Training and Experience examination (T&E) with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E: 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com), upon closure of the recruitment. You will be notified upon passing minimum qualifications when to expect the link for the exam. Copies of your college or university transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted) may be a required part of this application and will be used to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications, as posted on the job announcement. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See above," etc., and copy/paste from a previous answer are not qualifying responses and will not be considered TIP: It may be more efficient to develop your responses in a word processing document and then paste them into the online questionnaire to be submitted. 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, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions. Closing Date/Time: 2022-01-10
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY 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. We provide 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! EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Organizes and draws plans, profiles, and specifications for public works projects. Prepares or assists in preparing labor and material estimates. Computes quantities, and prepares property and assessment district descriptions. Locates utilities, and assists in field checking plans. Assists in the design of public works projects. May assist in structural design. Checks plans for accuracy. Computes areas and percentage rates of assessment for properties and for local improvement districts. Computes costs for each property, prepares preliminary assessment rolls and prepares final assessment rolls. Performs difficult drafting work, and conducts studies and surveys relating to land use planning, zoning, or traffic control. Processes zone changes, permits, and petitions. May supervise part time or subordinate employees. May assist on a survey crew, perform other office work, or perform snow removal as required. Supervises maintenance of water distribution system records. Operates a calculator, computer, reproduction machine, and drafting equipment. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable. Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Completion of two years of college (90 quarter credit hours or 60 semester credit hours) in Engineering related field to include algebra, trigonometry, surveying and drafting. Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering may substitute for the above requirements. Experience: At least three years of experience in operating modern computer-aided drafting/design program. Additional experience may substitute for the education requirements on a year for year basis. License: Valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. EXAMINATION DETAILS You must pass the examination for this classification to be eligible for employment by the City of Spokane. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit a City of Spokane employment application online by 4:00 p.m. on the filing cut-off date. This examination consists of an online written test and a pass/fail performance test that are required, prior to hiring. Scoring weights are assigned as follows: Written Exam: 100% ONLINE WRITTEN EXAMINATION DETAILS Test Date: Continuous examination schedule, until all positions are filled. Test Location: Online Approximate Duration of Examination: 3 hours The written examination may include such subjects as: Plan Reading Mathematics Standards and Specifications PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION Test Date and Time: Determined by candidate availability. Test Location: City Hall, 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 992011 Approximate Duration of AutoCAD Examination: 1 hour Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. WRITTEN TEST DETAILS You will receive a link to the examination in a separate email, on the morning of the examination. Please note that this email will be sent from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). The test will be available for log-in, until 4:00 PM Pacific time, five days after the examination was sent. PERFORMANCE TEST DETAILS The top 20 candidates based on written test scores will be contacted to schedule a performance examination. This is a pass/fail examination that is required, prior to hire. If a performance test is failed, the candidate will be removed from the Engineering Technician III - Office eligible list. We encourage you to apply immediately. Online applications must be completed and submitted before 4:00 p.m. on the closing date. 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, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions. COVID 19 SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE The safety of our employees and community are our highest priority. All employees are educated and trained on how to use proper social distancing, enhanced hygiene techniques, and personal protective equipment (PPE). As a public agency we are following all state required procedures in regards to PPE and COVID 19. Precautions include: Remote work when available for certain positions Daily cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces Temperature checks In office social distancing Use of video conferencing Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY 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. The Spokane Fire Department operates 16 stations throughout 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 city here . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Responds to fire incidents with a company; lays hose; holds and directs nozzle and water streams; raises and climbs ladders; uses standard firefighting equipment; removes persons from danger; administers emergency medical treatment; performs salvage and overhaul operations. Performs fire prevention functions such as inspection of business establishments, apartment complexes and schools in assigned district. Assists residents in eliminating hazards and fire dangers. Performs general housekeeping and maintenance work in the upkeep of the assigned station and equipment. Participates in the recovery, cleaning and inspection of equipment after incidents. Drives and operates various automotive, mechanical, and auxiliary fire apparatus. May be assigned specialized duties in addition to regular duties. Responds to medical emergencies and operates emergency medical equipment and exercises clinical judgment within the licensed scope of practice. May be assigned as a member of any apparatus staffed or operated by the Fire Department. Periodically inspects assigned "first-due" area and become familiar with buildings, locations and condition of fire hydrants, streets potential fire hazards and dangers and to compile comprehensive pre-incident plans. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry (Open entry applicants must meet all requirements at the time of application.) Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Experience: No previous experience necessary. Certifications : Possession of a valid driver's license. Applicants must have successfully completed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training and be eligible for Washington State EMT certification, at the time of application. Paramedic Applicants: In addition to the above requirements, paramedic applicants must currently possess the National Registry Paramedic credential or Washington State Paramedic license at the time of application. Procedural Requirements: Applicants will specify the certifications for which they are qualified. The Fire Department will specify on their requisitions the certifications required to fill a vacant position and only those on the eligible list meeting such specification shall be certified. NOTE: Minimum medical and health standards for this classification are established by state laws. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass the necessary examinations prior to appointment. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to see, with or without corrective lenses, well enough to read fine print, such as maps, identify shapes at night such as house numbers and to distinguish shapes through smoky conditions. Ability to hear, with or without a hearing aid, and speak well enough to converse on a radio or telephone and give or receive orders in muffled conditions. Ability to climb a variety of ladders. Enough body mobility to maintain balance in precarious positions and to crawl in confined spaces.. Enough manual dexterity to maintain and operate necessary equipment and tools. Enough strength to rescue heavy people while in protective clothing and carry equipment up a ladder. Tolerance and stamina to work under adverse, hazardous conditions, such as smoke, gas, heat, cold and confined spaces, for extended periods of time. NEW: In compliance with the Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14-1, all employees in this classification shall be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the employee is granted a medical or religious exemption that the City can reasonably accommodate. EXAMINATION DETAILS Recruitment for this job classification is open until further notice. Firefighter applicants must pass the Public Safety Testing, Inc., examination to be eligible for hire by the City of Spokane. After you have completed the PST exam, you must apply through the City website for review and placement on the eligible list. PST scores must be less than one year old. City of Spokane offers one free test per year for those who apply only to City of Spokane and take the test on the designated "free testing" date at the Spokane, Washington, location. Sign up through the Public Safety Testing, Inc. website, here: www.publicsafetytesting.com . Upcoming Spokane Testing Dates: Saturday, November 20, 2021 - Written Exam &CPAT Orientation/Practice Test Sunday, November 21, 2021 - CPAT Test NOTE: The standard PST written test cost is $49, which allows applicants to choose up to two (2) agencies to receive their results. Applicants may select more agencies, for additional fees. Applicants who apply to agencies other than City of Spokane, or who take the test at a date or location other than the designated free test date in Spokane, are responsible for all costs incurred. Additional examinations shall be administered as applications are received with results merged into one eligible list according to final ratings, pursuant to the Merit System Rules of the Civil Service Commission: Rule IV, Section 13 - Continuous Examinations. Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. 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, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The Mayor's Office is Seeking a Student Intern! Spokane is proud to be home to numerous higher education institutions which contribute to our growing 21st Century workforce and make Spokane the City of Choice. As a vibrant and growing community, Spokane's exceptional quality of life makes it a choice destination for families and working professionals alike. Spokane is the business hub of the Intermountain Northwest, with an international airport, multiple business and industrial parks, and high-tech infrastructure. The Mayor's Internship Program is designed to immerse college students in a professional public service setting where they can interact with a cross-section of civic and community leaders. Students with community-minded interests or who wish to expand their civic knowledge are encouraged to apply. By investing in the next generation of leaders through the Mayor's Internship Program, it is our goal to attract, retain, and foster the growth of young professionals in Spokane. The selected Intern will often serve as a point of contact for the Office of the Mayor and perform general clerical work which requires the application of independent judgment based on comprehensive knowledge of city government departments and administrative procedures. The Intern will be assigned projects on a case-by-case basis which could vary based on the student's area of study and the present needs of the Office of the Mayor. The Intern may have regular contact with community leaders, citizens, and City employees and, therefore, must be able to obtain or supply accurate information. Much of the information the Intern has access to may be highly confidential information that cannot be discussed. Duties are performed under normal office working conditions and require exceptional attention to detail to prevent errors. Working Condition and Physical Demands: Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. Incumbents in this classification are expected to communicate verbally, by telephone and in-person, as well as communicate in writing. A computer terminal is used and this requires the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. Key Responsibilities: Support front desk staff by answering incoming calls efficiently and professionally, responding to each caller, taking detailed messages, assisting with general questions, and making referrals for proper handling Maintain regular contact with City departments, other governmental agencies, businesses, civic organizations and leaders, media, and citizens in the course of City business Assist with visitors and/or meeting attendees as needed, routing them to the appropriate person as circumstances warrant Prepare short, written material such as briefings, speeches, memos, or blog posts Staff the Mayor at various community events, take photographs to document events and engagement Assist with website updates as needed to ensure accurate information is available to the public Maintain filing and records in accordance with public records law and procedures, Chapter 42.56 RCW Attend and support Mayor, Policy Advisor, City Administrator, or Director at various City Council committee meetings Typing and proofreading various documents as needed Conduct independent research on various policy proposals, projects of significance, contracts, or historical data Coordinate community engagement opportunities in conjunction with City-wide volunteer program, Spokane Gives, and other external partners as needed Perform other duties as assigned by Director or as judgment or necessity dictates MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Have obtained a high-school diploma or GED, and be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at any local college or University, to include Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Washington State University, Community Colleges of Spokane, and Whitworth University Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying Majors or Minors in Business Administration, Public Relations, Communications, Political Science, Law, or English are recommended Behavioral Standards: As a representative of the City of Spokane, the Intern is subject to the City's Code of Ethics set forth in Chapter 1.04A of the Spokane Municipal Code. As such, "It is the policy of the City of Spokane to uphold, promote, and demand the highest standards of ethics from all of its employees. City employees shall maintain the utmost standards of responsibility, trustworthiness, integrity, truthfulness, honesty, and fairness in carrying out their public duties, avoid any improprieties in their roles as public servants including the appearance of impropriety, and never use their City position, authority, or resources for personal gain." 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 EXAMINATION DETAILS First resume review will begin on August 2, 2021. Applicants should include a resume/CV and an application essay, up to 250 words, describing why they are interested in the position. 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CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY 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 . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Exercises powers of arrest and control; defends self and uses force and deadly force; enforces motor vehicle laws; operates vehicle under emergency conditions and provides emergency assistance; responds to crime scenes and performs criminal investigations; participates in special operations. Patrols a designated area on foot or in a radio and computer equipped vehicle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic and to enforce traffic and parking regulations. Answers calls and investigates complaints involving accidents, fires, misdemeanors and felonies; investigates suspicious activities. Administers first aid, interviews witnesses, gathers information and evidence, makes arrests, prepares reports, testifies as witness in court. May be assigned, on a permanent or shift basis, to such specialized technical or administrative duties as: working police desk, maintenance of criminal records, license inspection, photographic and identification work, traffic safety training, field training, radio operation, etc. Advises public on laws and ordinances, provides general information and otherwise assists the public. Performs related work as required MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS NOTE: Before applying, please read the City of Spokane Police Department Hiring Standards . Police Officer - Entry Level Requirements (Applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education : Completion of high school or equivalent. General Requirements Must be 20 years of age at application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment; within normal weight range for height. Physical requirements for this position, including eyesight, hearing, and other physical abilities are consistent with state law and guidelines. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass a post-offer physical and psychological examination prior to appointment. All applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be a United States citizen. A police record may be grounds for rejection. Physical Ability Test (PAT) All candidates must pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT). Click here for details. The PAT will be typically administered in the following order: 300 meter run Push-ups Sit-ups 1.5 mile run/walk EXAMINATION DETAILS Police Officer applicants must pass the Public Safety Testing, Inc. examination, to be eligible for hire by City of Spokane. After you have completed the PST, you will be invited to apply for the position. PST scores must be less than one year old. If you have not already taken the PST, you may sign up at www.publicsafetytesting.com . NOTE: The standard PST written test cost is $50, which allows applicants to choose up to two agencies to receive their results. Applicants may select more agencies, for additional fees. Applicants who apply to agencies other than City of Spokane, or who take the test at a date or location other than the designated free test date in Spokane, are responsible for all costs incurred. Additional examinations shall be administered as applications are received, with results merged into one eligible list, according to final ratings and pursuant to the Merit System Rules of the Civil Service Commission: Rule IV, Section 13 - Continuous Examinations. Upon request and at time of application, City of Spokane will provide alternative accessible tests, to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. 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, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY 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 . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Exercises powers of arrest and control; defends self and uses force and deadly force; enforces motor vehicle laws; operates vehicle under emergency conditions and provides emergency assistance; responds to crime scenes and performs criminal investigations; participates in special operations. Patrols a designated area on foot or in a radio and computer equipped vehicle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic and to enforce traffic and parking regulations. Answers calls and investigates complaints involving accidents, fires, misdemeanors and felonies; investigates suspicious activities. Administers first aid, interviews witnesses, gathers information and evidence, makes arrests, prepares reports, testifies as witness in court. May be assigned, on a permanent or shift basis, to such specialized technical or administrative duties as: working police desk, maintenance of criminal records, license inspection, photographic and identification work, traffic safety training, field training, radio operation, etc. Advises public on laws and ordinances, provides general information and otherwise assists the public. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS NOTE: Before applying, please read the City of Spokane Police Department Hiring Standards . Police Officer - Certified Requirements (Applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Completion of high school or equivalent. Completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Certifications: Valid WSCJTC BLEA certification, at the time of hire. NOTE: No prior law enforcement experience is required. General Requirements Must be 20 years of age at application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment; within normal weight range for height. Physical requirements for this position, including eyesight, hearing, and other physical abilities are consistent with state law and guidelines. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass a post-offer physical and psychological examination prior to appointment. All applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be a United States citizen. A police record may be grounds for rejection. Physical Ability Test (PAT) All candidates must pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT). Click here for details. The PAT will be typically administered in the following order: 300 meter run Push-ups Sit-ups 1.5 mile run/walk EXAMINATION DETAILS Recruitment for this job classification is open until further notice. You must complete both the online application and the Training and Evaluation examination (T&E), in order to be eligible for hiring by City of Spokane. T&E Examination Details: The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com) upon review of the applicant's minimum qualifications. You will have two weeks to complete the examination. The T&E has a scoring weight of 100%. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each examination question. Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See Above", etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. Upon request, at time of application, City of Spokane will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY 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 . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Exercises powers of arrest and control; defends self and uses force and deadly force; enforces motor vehicle laws; operates vehicle under emergency conditions and provides emergency assistance; responds to crime scenes and performs criminal investigations; participates in special operations. Patrols a designated area on foot or in a radio and computer equipped vehicle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic and to enforce traffic and parking regulations. Answers calls and investigates complaints involving accidents, fires, misdemeanors and felonies; investigates suspicious activities. Administers first aid, interviews witnesses, gathers information and evidence, makes arrests, prepares reports, testifies as witness in court. May be assigned, on a permanent or shift basis, to such specialized technical or administrative duties as: working police desk, maintenance of criminal records, license inspection, photographic and identification work, traffic safety training, field training, radio operation, etc. Advises public on laws and ordinances, provides general information and otherwise assists the public. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS NOTE: Before applying, please read the City of Spokane Police Department Hiring Standards . Police Officer - Lateral Requirements (Applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Experience: Two years of sworn, non-military, patrol officer experience. Certifications: State-issued Basic Law Enforcement certificate. Status: Currently employed as a law enforcement officer or have left such employment in good standing and have a valid law enforcement commission, at time of hire . NOTE: Applicants from states other than Washington must have the ability to obtain Basic or Equivalency Law Enforcement certification by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, within the probationary period. General Requirements Must be 20 years of age at application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment; within normal weight range for height. Physical requirements for this position, including eyesight, hearing, and other physical abilities are consistent with state law and guidelines. Applicants must be certified by the police physician as physically fit to perform the prescribed duties. All applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be a United States citizen. A police record may be grounds for rejection. Physical Ability Test (PAT) All candidates must pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT). Click here for details. The PAT will be typically administered in the following order: 300 meter run Push-ups Sit-ups 1.5 mile run/walk EXAMINATION DETAILS Recruitment for this job classification is open until further notice. You must complete both the online application and the Training and Evaluation examination (T&E), in order to be eligible for hiring by City of Spokane. T&E Examination Details The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com) upon review of the applicant's minimum qualifications. You will have two weeks to complete the examination. The T&E has a scoring weight of 100%. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each examination question. Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See Above", etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. Upon request, at time of application, City of Spokane will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY 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 . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Receives operational calls and messages by police radio, telephone and computer. Provides requested information or transmits messages and information to mobile units Dispatches additional police units on trouble calls, as directed. Relays messages between mobile units, portable units and other City departments Operates an electronic message recorder. Maintains an operational log, monitors other City department radio frequencies, and takes indicated action in an emergency. Prepares and maintains necessary reports, records and files. Performs extensive operation at computer terminals. Receives emergency calls, transferred through 911 operators. Dispatches emergency personnel and equipment, in accordance with departmental policy or as directed. Enters, updates and receives information, emergency and non-emergency, using the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) computer. Assists in maintaining appropriate radio files Maintains radio, telephone and computer contact with other agencies and public safety support organizations. Assists in preparation and maintenance of records and reports. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable. Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Experience : One year of continuous experience (full-time or equivalent hours) and employed within the last eighteen months, as a law enforcement radio dispatcher utilizing a Computer Aided Dispatch System. Note: Within one year of appointment, employees in this classification must have the ability to type a minimum of 200 keystrokes (40 words) per minute. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for hire. The examination will consist of a training and experience evaluation (T&E) with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E: 100% T&E EVALUATION DETAILS The T&E examination consists of a Supplemental Questionnaire. The questions may be viewed online under the tab marked "QUESTIONS" on the job announcement page. The T&E must be submitted online at the time of application. All applicants must complete and submit a City of Spokane employment application online in order to be considered. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments to the application will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See above," etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. Changes or corrections to your responses cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted. TIP: It may be more efficient to develop your responses in a word processing document and then paste them into the online questionnaire to be submitted. Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. 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, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TODAY! The Corbin Art Center is looking for a temp-seasonal Instructor to be a part of our winning team and contribute to the inspiration of our City's tomorrow. The Corbin Art Center is seeking energetic and artistic instructors to lead many of our offered programs . This position has the opportunity to instruct preschool classes, school age classes, adult classes, birthday parties, etc. You will be creating a fun, and positive experience for children, teens and adults to learn a skill or experience a fun event while enjoying the beauty of our historical building! EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide general supervision and control of students and spectators in their classroom. Prepare art and craft supplies, equipment, and support materials for classroom use. Use proper care, cleaning, and storage of arts and crafts equipment and supplies. Attend mandatory instructor meetings to review policies, procedures, and responsibilities. Work with other parks and recreation staff. Ensure proper care of equipment and facilities. Complete lesson plans or a schedule of activities for each class/event scheduled. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Applicants must be 18 years or age or older. One year of experience working with children and/or adults in a teaching environment. Ability to work on your feet for the entire shift. Ability to lift 20lbs. Ability to pass a criminal background check. SCHEDULE: This is a part-time position with a varying schedule ranging from mornings, early evenings and some weekends. The typical hours for this position may be up to twelve (12) hours per week. 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN RIVERFRONT SPOKANE FOR THE ICE SEASON! You can be a part of the exciting 2021/22 season at the Numerica Ice Ribbon! We are looking for enthusiastic team members to cashier, operate the rental counter, serve as ice attendants, and provide excellent customer service. Opportunities to work at the Looff Carrousel, Riverfront Gifts, and the Numerica SkyRide are also available. https://my.spokanecity.org/riverfrontspokane/calendar/ Accepting applications until further notice . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs daily operation and cashiering of Riverfront Park attractions which may include but are not limited to: Skyride Carrousel Ice Ribbon Skate Rental Attendants will be responsible for providing friendly guest service, safe operations, informing guests of rules, cash handling and ensuring cleanliness of work areas. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Successful candidates will demonstrate strong attention to detail, responsibility, pro-activeness, and an out-going personality. 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT TODAY! The Code Enforcement Department is looking for temp-seasonal Litter Crew Team Members to be a part of our winning team and contribute to the safety and beauty of our City. The purpose of this position is to ensure City public areas are maintained and provide a clean and safe environment. This is accomplished by cleaning and maintaining designated public locations by loading and unloading garbage, removing illegal garbage in the right of ways and cleaning up illegal encampments in right of ways. Any necessary tools and safety equipment are provided. This seasonal position will last for a term of six (6) months at forty (40) hours per week. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Works in a team to load and unload garbage at designated locations. Performs general labor cleaning and picking up illegal garbage in the right of way. Cleans illegal encampments in the right of way. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Applicants must be 18 years or age or older. Must possess a valid driver's license without restrictions. Ability to work on your feet for the entire shift. Ability to lift 100 lbs. SCHEDULE: This position is seasonal with a varying schedule that will include weekdays, evenings and weekends as needed. This seasonal position does not provide benefits. 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL DEPARTMENT AND TURN WASTE TO ENERGY! The City of Spokane Solid Waste Disposal Department is looking for temp-seasonal workers to be a part of our winning team, contributing to the success of our city. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Performs daily operation at the Waste To Energy Scale House that may include but are not limited to: Assist permanent employees Use a computer program to weigh in private and commercial customers dumping various types of material Collect various types of payments Balance cash drawer Answer questions for the public and other City employees in person and on the phone MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS VARIABLE HOUR SHIFTS: Staffing from 7: 30 am to 5:45 pm Sites open 7 days per week DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS: Must be dependable Must be able to work well with others Must have above average communication and customer service skills Must have cash handling/cashiering experience Must have basic computer skills Must be willing to work weekends Must have reliable transportation (reliable public transportation not available to the site) EXAMINATION DETAILS Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TODAY! Urban Forestry is looking for temp-seasonal Tree Workers to be a part of our winning team, contributing to the beauty of our city. CLASS SUMMARY: Performs skilled and technical field work in Urban Forestry. Tasks include assisting in the planting, pruning, care, maintenance, and removal of park, public, and street trees. Duties may also include inspections of permitted commercial tree work and updating the City tree inventory database. Physical demands vary from medium to heavy work and may require significant exertion dependent on tasks assigned. Duties are performed under all weather conditions and terrain. SUPERVISION: Employee works under general supervision utilizing standard procedures. Work is repetitive in nature, and once learned, is expected to be performed with less supervision. Follows established procedures and refers unusual or unfamiliar situations to the supervisor. Typical hours are Monday - Friday, 6:30am-4:00pm. Part-time and flexible hours and days can be accommodated. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Tending, watering, mulching, planting, and transplanting trees and shrubs. Maintenance of nursery operations. Pruning trees and shrubs. Removal of trees and shrubs. Assists in the diagnosis and treatment of tree and shrub diseases and pests. Assists in site evaluations and tree inspections related to permitted commercial tree work. Updates tree inventory database related to public and street tree work. Provides general support to Urban Forestry staff, projects, and events. Performs all work in compliance with current policies, specifications, standards of practice and standards of care established by the City of Spokane, the International Society of Arboriculture, and the American National Standards Institute. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Two years of high school, trade school, or equivalent, AND one year of work experience in arboriculture, horticulture, urban forestry, or closely related field. One year of college education specific to arboriculture, horticulture, or urban forestry may substitute for one year of work experience. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license with no restrictions. ABILITY TO: Understand and follow oral and/or written instructions. Communicate effectively with tact. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other staff members and the general public. Perform tasks requiring moderate levels of physical labor, potentially under unfavorable weather conditions. Safely operate equipment around the public and co-workers. Stand for up to four hours consecutively with one 15-minute break, to read standard print and text displayed on a computer monitor, to operate a computer and other office equipment, and to exchange information by email, telephone and/or in person. Lift and carry, push and/or pull, or move items weighing up to 50 pounds. Perform related work as required. BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS: Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, citizens, other City employees, and City leadership. Effectively communicates with customers, citizens, other City employees, peers and managers. Positively represents the City, maintaining the trust City residents have placed in each of us. Values integrity; demonstrates honest and ethical behaviors. Values diversity; demonstrates equitable and inclusive behaviors. Values public service; demonstrates a growth mindset, collaborative approach, consistency, and teamwork. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane, (WTE) Transfer Station invites applicants to apply for the position of Temporary Seasonal Site Attendant! The Waste to Energy (WTE) Transfer Station provides clean and convenient, one-stop drop locations for yard waste, food waste, trash, recycling, and household hazardous waste. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The incumbent in this position will work directly with the public in ensuring that processes and procedures are followed in the disposal of waste materials. Aids customers on the tipping floor and recycling center, in the disposal of solid waste and recycling materials. Greets customers and directs them to the appropriate waste disposal bay. Walks the yard waste bay and inspects customers yard waste to ensure that only the appropriate materials are disposed. Performs routine site cleanup and grounds maintenance. Sorts recyclables into the appropriate recycling bins. Performs other tasks as needed or required by the department. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Solid waste disposal materials, such as recyclables, chemicals, general and yard waste. Understanding of the importance of excellent customer service. Understanding of occupational safety hazards. Safe use of hand and yard maintenance tools. Directing traffic and customers to designated disposal areas. Understanding of chemicals and Safety Hazard Data Sheets. Ability to: Perform routine and repetitive tasks with limited supervision. Direct traffic and customers safely to the designated waste disposal area. Understand and follow required safety procedures, including wearing PPE. Operate hand tools, yard cleaning tools and other minor maintenance tools. Lift and manipulate heavy objects up to 50lbs, including chemicals, motor oil and other recyclable materials. Communicate effectively with customers, supervisors, and co-workers in a clear and concise manner. Perform routine maintenance activities. Work a flexible schedule including every weekend between the hours of 7:00 am -5:30 pm. Stand for long periods of time on hard surfaces such as concrete. Tolerance to work under adverse conditions, with exposure to dust, dirt, and cleaning agent odors. EXAMINATION DETAILS To be considered for the this temporary position, please submit a cover letter and resume. 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT TODAY! We are looking for temp-seasonal Wastewater Maintenance workers to be a part of our winning team, contributing to the success of our City. NATURE OF WORK: The purpose of this position is to perform unskilled and semi-skilled manual work. This is a temporary-seasonal position that will work up to forty (40) hours per week (8 hours a day, 5 days a week) for six (6) months in duration. The work is heavy in nature, performed under various weather conditions, and requires normal attention to prevent errors. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Assists in the maintenance of grounds keeping. Assists journeyman level workers in the functions of their jobs. Be able to follow written and verbal instructions and work with a team. Performs related work as required MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must possess a valid driver's license without restrictions. Knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in which work is assigned. Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions. Ability to work as a team. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to read and understand manuals and specifications. Ability to operate motor vehicles. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (with or without reasonable accommodations): Ability to see, with or without corrective lenses, well enough to read fine print such as maps. Ability to hear, with or without a hearing aid, and speak well enough to converse in person, over a two-way radio, and on the telephone. Enough body mobility to climb, crawl, walk, kneel, and work in confined areas. Enough strength to lift and carry heavy objects weighing up to 100 pounds. Enough stamina to stand, kneel, and crouch for up to four hours at a time with only one 15-minute break. Tolerance to work under adverse weather conditions. 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, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOIN THE SPOKANE PARKS AND RECREATION TEAM TODAY AS A TEMPORARY SEASONAL PARK RANGER! NATURE OF WORK: Performs general duty security and parking lot operations work in City Parks. Duties are routine within prescribed limits, but require exercising independent judgment in emergencies. Inattention, carelessness or lack of judgment in the performance of regular duties may cause park damage or danger to park visitors. Employee has regular public contact. Duties require considerable walking, are performed under varied weather conditions and require normal attention to prevent errors. Employee may be assigned to rotating shifts or may work other than a normal work week. SUPERVISION: Employee works under general direction and in accordance with standard procedure; proceeds alone and refers unusual cases to the supervisor. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Patrols City parks on foot, bicycle or in a motorized vehicle to prevent damage to park property and danger to park users. Enforces appropriate codes and ordinances. Provides first aid response for injuries and accidents within the park; requests professional response as needed. Investigates suspicious activities within the park; prevents infractions of park rules and calls for police assistance if circumstances warrant. Issues civil infractions for park rule violations. Participates in the enforcement of the Parks and Recreation Department parking rules. May assist in the repair and restocking of parking kiosks and other applicable parking equipment Assists in handling parking disputes. Writes and reviews security-related documents, such as reports of daily activities, irregularities, and incidents. Collects fees from parking kiosks and summarizes daily receipts. Responds to park alarms and call outs. Performs related work as required. REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Knowledge of local laws and ordinances applicable to park security patrol work. Knowledge of park security and basic first aid methods, practices, procedures and ability to apply such knowledge to specific situations. Ability to reason logically, and make sound decisions under adverse conditions. Ability to obtain information through questioning and observation and ability to remember names, faces, and details of incidents. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to deal courteously, but firmly, with the public and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers. Ability to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents and to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Ability to use basic math to perform simple calculations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or its equivalent; AND, six months of responsible experience performing security work in public access entertainment, amusement or recreation facilities. All applicants must possess a valid driver's license without restrictions. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age. A police record may be grounds for rejection and all applicants must pass a background check. All applicants must possess a valid basic first aid and CPR certification. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to see, with or without corrective lenses, well enough to read standard text. Ability to hear, with or without a hearing aid, well enough to understand two-way radio communications. Ability to speak well enough to clearly and loudly address individuals in unauthorized areas. Enough body mobility to walk and bicycle throughout the park and to run quickly to the scene of an accident or incident. Enough stamina to walk, stand or bicycle for up to four hours with only one fifteen-minute break. Enough strength to lift a person out of the river. Enough manual dexterity to write. Tolerance to work outdoors in adverse conditions such as heat, cold, snow, and rain. 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. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY JOINT THE SPOKANE CITY PARKS DEPARTMENT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY! The Grounds and Operations Specialist is responsible for cleanliness and general upkeep of facilities, green spaces and hardscapes as assigned. This position is located at Riverfront Park, Spokane's premier park in the heart of the city. Your contributions will provide a valuable service to our community and your efforts will help to maintain effective environmental stewardship of our magnificent Riverfront Park and the surrounding area. As a park employee, you will be part of a valued team where your contributions make a positive daily impact. Our valued employees receive ongoing training to enhance your skill and provide opportunities for upward mobility. As a team member, you will also receive a bus pass, flexible schedule options and the ability to enjoy concerts and events held at Riverfront park that occur during your shift. https://my.spokanecity.org/riverfrontspokane/calendar/ EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Maintains restrooms and picnic facilities. Operates small, motorized, hand-held landscaping equipment, including line-trimmer, power edger, and blower. Requires frequent interaction with public. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Must be 18 years of age or older. Must be physically able to lift 50 lbs. Must be physically able to work on your feet for the entire shift (breaks allowed). Valid driver's license with no restrictions. Must be able to pass a drug test. Training will be provided. Closing Date/Time:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY 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. The Spokane Fire Department operates 16 stations throughout 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 city here . EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Responds to fire incidents with a company; lays hose; holds and directs nozzle and water streams; raises and climbs ladders; uses standard firefighting equipment; removes persons from danger; administers emergency medical treatment; performs salvage and overhaul operations. Performs fire prevention functions such as inspection of business establishments, apartment complexes and schools in assigned district. Assists residents in eliminating hazards and fire dangers. Performs general housekeeping and maintenance work in the upkeep of the assigned station and equipment. Participates in the recovery, cleaning and inspection of equipment after incidents. Drives and operates various automotive, mechanical, and auxiliary fire apparatus. May be assigned specialized duties in addition to regular duties. Responds to medical emergencies and operates emergency medical equipment and exercises clinical judgment within the licensed scope of practice. May be assigned as a member of any apparatus staffed or operated by the Fire Department. Periodically inspects assigned "first-due" area and become familiar with buildings, locations and condition of fire hydrants, streets potential fire hazards and dangers and to compile comprehensive pre-incident plans. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Lateral Entry (All requirements must be met at the time of application.) Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Experience: Minimum of five years of full-time experience as a professional firefighter. Must be currently employed or have been laid off or retired in good standing within the past 6 months. Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver's license Valid Firefighter 1 certification Hazmat Operations certification CPAT passed within the previous 12 months Current EMT or Paramedic certification (If certified outside Washington State, must have completed National Registry Certification as an EMT or Paramedic) Procedural Requirements: Applicants will specify the certifications for which they are qualified. The Fire Department will specify on their requisitions the certifications required to fill a vacant position and only those on the eligible list meeting such specification shall be certified. NOTE: Minimum medical and health standards for this classification are established by state laws. All successful candidates who have been offered a position will be required to pass the necessary examinations prior to appointment. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to see, with or without corrective lenses, well enough to read fine print, such as maps, identify shapes at night such as house numbers and to distinguish shapes through smoky conditions. Ability to hear, with or without a hearing aid, and speak well enough to converse on a radio or telephone and give or receive orders in muffled conditions. Ability to climb a variety of ladders. Enough body mobility to maintain balance in precarious positions and to crawl in confined spaces. Enough manual dexterity to maintain and operate necessary equipment and tools. Enough strength to rescue heavy people while in protective clothing and carry equipment up a ladder. Tolerance and stamina to work under adverse, hazardous conditions, such as smoke, gas, heat, cold and confined spaces, for extended periods of time. NEW: In compliance with the Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14-1, all employees in this classification shall be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the employee is granted a medical or religious exemption that the City can reasonably accommodate. EXAMINATION DETAILS Recruitment for this job classification is open until further notice. Candidates must pass the examination for this classification to be eligible for employment by the City of Spokane. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit a City of Spokane employment application online. Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills. Upcoming Public Safety Testing Spokane Dates: Saturday, November 20, 2021 - CPAT Orientation/Practice Test Sunday, November 21, 2021 - CPAT Test The examination will consist of a Training and Experience examination (T&E) with scoring weight assigned as follows: • T&E: 100% T&E Evaluation Details The Training and Experience examination with instructions will be emailed out from NEOGOV (info@governmentjobs.com) . You will be notified upon passing minimum qualifications. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification. Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each examination question. Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online. "See Resume" or "See above", etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. 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, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions. Closing Date/Time: