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!

 

 

 

 

44 job(s) at City of Spokane

CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jul 05, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Performs specialized support functions for the Community Justice Services Department, including facilitation of probation casework and conduct of pre-trial interviews, other defendant contacts, and intake procedures. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and levels of work difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities. Assists Community Justice Counselors in managing caseloads. Reviews cases, schedules appointments, and enters data in case files. Conducts pre-trial interviews of defendants to determine indigence and social service needs. Assists Community Justice Counselors in determining pre-trial release and post-sentence recommendations to the Court. Assists with intake interviews and risk/needs assessments; assists in developing case plans by assessing community and state resources; reviews criminal history records; requests criminal records such as police reports and conducts office visits when needed. Notifies defendants of their obligations regarding court conditions and supervision terms, and the implementation of general and special court conditions of release. Assists in monitoring attendance and participation in court-ordered treatment and other alternatives to incarceration. Maintains appropriate participation and treatment records, and compiles statistical data. Administers portable breath tests. Facilitates evidence-based group and individual cognitive-based programming. 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 Education: Equivalent to an associate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, social work, psychology, or related field; and Experience: One year of experience as a caseworker, detention/correction officer, law enforcement officer, or a closely related professional position. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility, to be maintained throughout employment. Background Check: All applicants are subject to a thorough background investigation, including criminal history. A criminal history that affects an applicant's ability to be certified for access to federal, state, and local criminal justice databases constitutes a bar to employment as a Community Justice Specialist. EXAMINATION DETAILS All applicants must 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, 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. The examination will consist of a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS: The Community Justice Specialist T&E with instructions will be emailed prior to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, July 28, 2022, via a link from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). The test will be available for log-in from 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, July 28, 2022, until 4:00 p.m. Pacific time the following Tuesday, August 2, 2022. 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: 2022-07-25
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jul 02, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane invites applications for the position of Executive Assistant - Office of the Mayor DEPARTMENT PURPOSE The Mayor is the executive officer of the City and manages all of the City departments and employees. POSITION PURPOSE Perform responsible clerical work in the Mayor's Office and maintain regular professional contact with internal and external sources from diverse backgrounds. SUPERVISION EXERCISED Under the direction of the Operations Manager - Office of the Mayor, general objectives are established. Employee is required to select own method to accomplish tasks. Work is subject to evaluation on the basis of obtained results. 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 Maintains City Administrator's daily calendar requests and scheduling. Work collaboratively with internal and external customers to include governmental agencies, private businesses, civic organizations, and citizens. Within scope of responsibility, assist office in handling a wide variety of issues. Ensures City Administrator is provided clear and accurate briefing materials for each event/meeting. Prioritize incoming requests from a variety of customers in person, via e-mail, or via telephone. Determine required action and handle issues through resolution, or route as appropriate while ensuring follow up and closure. Answers phone calls daily for Mayor's Office. Use City vehicle to provide transportation, as necessary. Assist in composing correspondence and prepare communication for City Administrator signature, including but not limited to letters, envelopes, mass mailings, proclamations, retirement certificates, service pin letters, etc. Maintain filing and records management system as well as other office flow procedures. General housekeeping: kitchen, conference room, preparation/clean-up for all Mayor's Office meetings and events. Anticipate and meet the needs of both internal and external customers. Deliver high- quality products and services with a demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. Coordinates recruitment, application intake, and approval processes for Boards and Commissions. Assists in planning events by tracking mailings, collecting RSVP's and other duties as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient and responsive operation of the Mayor's Office. REQUIREMENTS Knowledge of: Modern office and administrative practices and procedures Records maintenance and retention procedures Ability to: Maintain confidentiality on highly sensitive issues Handle affairs of high visibility office Rapidly learn policies, procedures, and activities of the Mayor's Office Exercise sound judgement, solve problems, coordinate, and facilitate activities within areas of responsibility Work without direct supervision Work cooperatively with Mayor's Office team and maintains positive relationships Answer Mayor's Office daily phone calls Always interact in a professional and courteous manner with internal and external constituencies as a representative of the Mayor's Office Compose clear, concise, and accurate reports using data and research gathered by self and others to effectively present to various audiences both orally and in writing Use independent judgement to effectively prioritize tasks Organize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure Work daily in Mayor's Office at City Hall Adapt to other duties as assigned and prioritize, organize, and plan work as needed to meet objectives Collect and organize information Being thorough when performing work and conscientious about attention to detail Skill in: Tactful and effective written and verbal communication Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite and virtual communication tools WORKING CONDITIONS Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. Incumbents are expected to communicate verbally, in person, and via telephone. A computer terminal is used, and this requires the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. The incumbent must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally this will include: Education: Bachelor's Degree or alternatively two years of related work experience in progressively responsible administrative support functions. Additional education in a related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years administrative experience. Experience: At least two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in administrative support functions. Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver's license BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS As an exempt employee of the City of Spokane, the Executive Assistant 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." 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: 2022-07-17
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jun 30, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY GET PAID SHARING YOUR LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS! We are looking for a outdoor enthusiasts to lead adventures in nature! This individual will be responsible for conducting programs on-site, interacting with the public, and representing the agency in a positive manner. Trip Leaders will conduct trips with another staff member or volunteer. Activities conducted in a variety of outdoor settings for all ages and abilities including youth, teenagers, adults and families. Schedule and hours do vary. Programs may operate 7 days a week and on holidays; long hours are sometimes required. Part-time : Hours vary on days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Training is provide for new hires. All training dates must be attended on May 20, 21, 22, and June 8, 10, 11, 12. $15.00 per hour + Depending On Experience EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS WORK RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Activities include kayaking, hiking, bike tours, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The hired employee will assist with on-site outdoor activities until they feel comfortable leading the activities with another assistant. Individual will be responsible for driving participants to and from activities throughout the day in 15 passenger vehicles as well as towing and backing up trailers that transport equipment.to activity locations. Knowledge of kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking and biking and other listed activities. Skill with excellent communication, leadership, decision-making skills, and a confident ability to speak with the public and provide good customer service. Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, and flexible enough to make accommodations for unforeseen events. Requirements of work (with or without reasonable accommodation): The stamina to stand for long periods time. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience facilitating activities. A background in outdoor recreation facilitation, teaching or related field. Have excellent communication, leadership, decision-making skills, and a confident ability to speak with the public and provide good customer service. Must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment. Possess a valid driver's license and social security card. Valid CPR & First Aid Certifications. Training provided upon hire. Pass background check. Pass a drug test. Be available for training dates. Applicants must submit a resume and 2-3 references. 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
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is hiring temp seasonal Fitness Instructor The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a motivated, positive fitness professional with experience in youth group training. You will be designing fun, effective, and safe workouts for "at risk" youth in the Spokane community. Must be willing to work outdoors. Experience leading group workouts is strongly preferred Locations: Shadle Park Schedule: 7/10 - 8/12 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Mondays through Thursdays 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. Instruct and coach participants ages 13-18+ Facilitating and participating in group activities Managing behavior and interpersonal conflicts Maintaining an inventory of equipment and supplies Record keeping Locations: Shadle Park Schedule: 7/10 - 8/12 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM, Mondays through Thursdays MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be 18 years of age or older Attending or a graduate of High School/ GED or college Current National Level Certification Previous experience working as a fitness instructor 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: 2022-07-04
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane Public Defender's Office seeks creative, client-focused advocates to join our diverse team of public defense attorneys. If you have a passion for public defense and a commitment to representing indigent persons, you have found your team! Successful candidates are dedicated advocates, think critically and creatively in a fast-paced environment and are open to accepting feedback and opportunities to grow. You use independent judgment, to determine the proper course of action within the limits of law. You have the ability to maintain extensive outside contacts, to obtain or supply factual information. You must be able to prepare legal briefs and develop strategy, arguments and testimony. You have strong negotiation skills and bring those to court, in defense of your clients. You care about your community and the citizens that you serve. Our Public Defenders have professional development opportunities, annual pay step increases, a flexible schedule and great employee benefits, including a pension plan! As another benefit, a Public Defender I will automatically promote to a Public Defender II after one year, accompanied by a starting salary of $73,936.08. The pay range for Public Defender II goes up to a yearly salary of $98,240.40. 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 Prepares and conducts legal defense before the Court including representation at first appearance and arraignment. Gathers evidence and conducts legal research to formulate defense against charges. Interviews clients and witnesses and may work with an investigator to ascertain case facts, and handles other details in preparation for trial or case resolution. Prepares legal briefs, develops strategy, arguments and testimony in preparation for presentation of the case. Negotiates resolution with prosecutors on non-trial cases. Represents client in court, examining and cross-examining witnesses. Summarizes case to jury. Provides advice by phone to DUI arrestees who have asked for such advice of counsel during business and non-business hours. Confers with colleagues with specialty in area of law to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings, such as therapeutic courts. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Membership in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association, whether by exam, diploma privilege by graduation from an accredited law school, or APR 6. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for promotion. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. 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 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 by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date. Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details, and 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. Duplicate applications will be disqualified 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:
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Under general direction, leads and performs professional information technology work pertaining to the development, design, programming, testing, implementation, modification and maintenance of computer programs and applications across multiple platforms and technologies; serves as a lead worker in the assigned work unit, assigning, directing and monitoring the work of subordinate professional, technical and other staff on a regular or project basis; performs the most complex professional support and administration of assigned programs, applications, which may include administration of one or more highly complex databases; troubleshoots, researches and resolves difficult and complex application problems; and provides advanced professional technical support for users, including help documentation and instructions. NOTE: Incumbents assigned to lead worker roles must complete internal Supervisory Series training within probationary period. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS This list is ILLUSTRATIVE only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by the incumbent of this class. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Coordinates and leads activities pertaining to the planning, designing and development of new software applications using a variety of operating systems and modern computer languages in order to improve City business systems; 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 database administration support for one or more City-wide enterprise databases; serves as the primary liaison with the vendor for implementation, development and maintenance; creates scripts to improve database function and integration; monitors systems storage and performance; sets parameters for optimal function; coordinates upgrades and testing processes. Leads the design, creation and implementation of programming work plans; directs and performs program testing; analyzes, troubleshoots and resolves performance, integrity, security, access and other issues/problems. Leads application customization and modification activities; personally works on the most complex application issues; investigates, analyzes and corrects operational problems to ensure the smooth operation of specific applications systems. Plans and leads application development projects, including large and complex projects; interviews users to analyze client needs; gathers user information in order to define business requirements; develops complex project technical criteria, software configurations and specifications; communicates with vendors and contractors to research products and services; performs cost/benefit analyses; participates in project budget development. Creates and presents development proposals to customers using diagrams and documentation. Examines manual and/or older systems to identify functionality issues; establishes integration points between software applications. Researches and performs complex integration of software packages into existing City applications using current technology to improve the business model; creates and demonstrates application prototypes for discussion with users; solicits and documents feedback; makes design corrections; ensures proper interfaces with other systems, including electronic interfaces where applicable. Coordinates and performs complex programming and design work pertaining to the City's Intranet/Internet websites. Provides applications-related training to end users, employing a variety of software and methodologies to create instructional presentations; organizes and coordinates meetings to inform and instruct groups and/or individuals regarding custom software. Ensures appropriate software-based database security. Provides advanced professional support for users regarding complex applications issues; resolves difficult technical problems; communicates with department managers and staff regarding issues. Develops recommendations for, and plans the selection, acquisition, deployment and upgrading of, applications and programming tools as assigned. Identifies opportunities to develop and enhance operational efficiencies and recommends new hardware, software, tools, equipment and methodologies to expedite and/or enhance existing processes. Communicates assigned information technology activities with other departments and divisions as needed. Develops and maintains software documentation and user instructions. Attends and participates in meetings; serves on committees and task forces; continuously communicates with supervisor regarding the status of assignments and projects. May perform systems and network analysis as an ancillary duty. Performs other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open-Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, information systems or a related field; AND, Experience: Four years of professional information technology experience that emphasized the development, enhancement and maintenance of programs, applications and related systems, including two years at a journey level. Substitution: An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may also be qualifying. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for employment. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Online applications must be completed and submitted before 4:00 p.m. on the closing 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 Evaluation (T&E) with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E: 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS: Qualified applicants will receive a link to the T&E, via email, prior to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, July 14, 2022. 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 on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. 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. 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: 2022-07-11
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Performs responsible supervisory and specialized professional Traffic Engineering work in connection with site development, maintenance functions, parking management, access management, signal timing, design of traffic control devices, traffic control plans, and geometric design at the professional level. Note: Examination announcements and requisitions will specify field of activity in which vacancy exists and only those on the eligible list examined for that field will be certified. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Develops and reviews plans, specifications and estimates for traffic signal systems, illumination, signing and striping, and traffic control. Professionally designs and seals traffic engineering projects and supports other professional doing design work. Operates traffic master computer system; troubleshoots system failures and software problems; reviews system operation for malfunctions and programming errors; writes quarterly and special count programs. Works with field crews to troubleshoot system intersection controller. Tracks maintenance functions related to signing, striping and parking management. Recommends changes and develops proposals for system changes and completes funding applications, including live cycle cost analysis and cost estimates. Prepares RFPs, RFQs, and contracts. Organizes review and selection process. Administers contracts. Designs and directs special traffic studies, including capacity analysis, traffic count inventories, and related traffic problems. Works with private developers and professionals. Reviews development plans for Traffic Engineering issues. Establishes scope, reviews submittals and recommends mitigation for traffic impact analyses. Reviews and accepts access management plans and traffic studies. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Must possess a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering or Traffic Engineering; AND Experience: Four years of experience in Traffic Engineering at the Professional level. For ITS/Signal Operations Engineer positions, at least two of the four years of experience must be in the ITS/Signal Operations area. License Applicants with PE certificates from other states must obtain Washington State certification within six months of appointment. Promotional Requirements (Current employees of the City of Spokane may meet the promotional requirements. All promotional requirements must be met at the date of the examination.) Experience : Two years of experience with the City in the classification of Associate Traffic Engineer (SPN: 252). For ITS/Signal Operations Engineer positions, at least two years of experience must be in the ITS/Signal Operations area. License : All applicants must possess a valid certificate of registration as a PE in the State of Washington as a Civil Engineer. License All applicants must possess a driver's license. 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. The examination will consist of a Training and Experience examination (T&E) with scoring weight assigned as follows: • T&E: 100% 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. Once you receive the link, the testing window is Thursday to the following Tuesday at 4:00 PM. 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. 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. Promotional Examination Details: The examination will consist of an online, Training and Experience Evaluation, with weights assigned as follows: T&E: 80% PAR: 20% Pursuant to Civil Service Rule VI, Section 9, an evaluation of an employee's job performance (in the form of a Performance Appraisal Review (PAR)) shall be a subject in all promotion exams. The PAR should be administered by the employee's supervisor within the past year. The employee's most recent PAR is the Promotional Evaluation for this position. If the most recent PAR is expired (older than one year), the employee's payroll clerk and supervisor are notified. The supervisor is responsible for submitting an updated PAR to the HR department for approval prior to the closing date. If an updated PAR is not received by the closing date, the most recent PAR on file will be used, regardless of date administered. 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
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane is seeking a self-directed, problem solving, Business System Analyst II to come join our driven teams! This position will work on numerous projects aimed at assisting the City of Spokane in building efficient processes that will directly impact and improve services to the community. The ideal candidate is ambitious, motivated, and an effective communicator who is able to work under limited supervision. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS This list is ILLUSTRATIVE only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by the incumbent of this class. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Serves as the primary liaison for assigned specialized computer technology activities of their department; Coordinates and supports the technical aspects of departmental information systems planning, development and maintenance. Provides primary support and administration for one or more specialized departmental systems and/or applications; adds and removes users; sets up and changes passwords; monitors system resources and availability; monitors and oversees system security measures. Assists with the identification of business needs, desired outcomes and process adjustments; communicates with staff regarding system deficiencies and/or enhancement goals; communicates with vendors regarding the feasibility and cost of such modifications; coordinates the implementation of approved changes. Works closely with departments to enhance operational effectiveness, providing training on the Lean Business Improvement Process and facilitating ongoing progress. Monitors and reports on performance measurement related to identifying trends and root causes of performance gaps. Participates on complex applications development, enhancement and integration projects by coordinating assigned technical activities such as installation and testing processes; makes system modifications as authorized; communicates with department staff to ensure that needs are being met and to relay any concerns or problems to the appropriate parties. Installs hardware and software; ensures timely and appropriate installation of system upgrades. Performs application and system backups; plans, recommends and implements disaster recovery procedures. Troubleshoots, researches and resolves computer application and system performance, integrity, security, access and other issues/problems within technical parameters; coordinates complex system problems with outside vendors and/or Information Technology Department staff. Reads and interprets computer printouts, reports and screen information; compiles and processes statistical and Ad Hoc data for departments, vendors and others; ensures that data is complete and accurate. Provides applications-related training to end-users, employing a variety of software and methodologies to create instructional presentations; identifies repetitive user issues and either personally provides training or coordinates with vendors to provide more comprehensive training. Recommends and develops system access policies and procedures; develops and maintains system documentation and user instructions; creates and maintains system service records and resource contacts. Performs professional technical administrative support work involving data compilation, technical reporting and other areas; sets up databases, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and other documents; develops complex forms and templates. May provide user support and coordination pertaining to phone, video, and other technology systems. May serve as a lead worker over subordinate clerical or technical administrative staff. Attends meetings, trainings and seminars; serves on committees and task forces. Continuously communicates with supervisor regarding the status of assignments and projects. Performs other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in business or public administration, accounting, information systems, or a closely related field; AND Experience: Two years of progressively responsible professional experience in information technology support and business analysis or process improvement. . Substitution: An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may also be qualifying. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must 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, 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. The examination will consist of an online, Training and Experience Evaluation, with weights assigned as follows: T & E 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS: This is an online examination and will require a computer. If you do not have access to a computer, please notify Civil Service so that one may be provided. A link to the Business Systems Analyst II examination, with instructions, will be emailed prior to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Please note that this email will be sent from FastTest (noreply@fasttestweb.com). The test will be available for log-in from 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, July 14, 2022, until 4:00 p.m. Pacific time the following Tuesday, July 19, 2022. 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: 2022-07-11
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jun 25, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY The City of Spokane invites applications for the position of Director of Parks and Recreation Budget/Finance First Review Of Applications For Consideration will be 7/8/22 DEPARTMENT PURPOSE The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Division is responsible for the professional management and caretaking of public land including 4 golf courses, dedicated sports complexes, the downtown urban park, neighborhood parks, the arboretum, and formal gardens. POSITION PURPOSE Responsible for a variety of complex administrative, technical and professional work of the finance and accounting functions for the Parks and Recreation Division including financial and policy analysis, strategic planning, financial projection, budget control, financial reporting requirements as well as general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, capital assets, and debt administration and compliance. SUPERVISION EXERCISED Plans, organizes, and directs financial and accounting operations and activities of the department, assisting in the more technical aspects of work performed by subordinates. This position works independently under direction as established by the Parks and Recreation Division Director. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 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. Coordinates the development and presentation of Parks & Recreation annual budget and budget reporting. Conducts detailed studies related to efficiency, cost savings; budget analysis and produces complex reports or analyses for use by diverse groups including elected officials, city management, Park Board, commissions, and other government entities; conducts financial analysis for existing and proposed services and capital projects and reviews outside consultants' fiscal reports. Manages various assigned accounting and financial projects and programs to achieve the fiscal goals of the Parks and Recreation Division. Responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of department-wide, consistent and efficient accounting processes and procedures, including analysis of requirements, process documentation and improvement, and training of other city staff. Assists the Division Director and other leadership staff in strategic planning including formulating long and short-range financial objectives and policies. Provides financial reports and projections for staff use and guidance. Participates in Finance Division and Park Board Finance Committee meetings to provide necessary technical and operational knowledge. Supervises assigned staff and is responsible overview of work coordination to meet Division objectives. Responsible for the preparation and maintaining the accuracy of required financial reports, including directing the work and reviewing financial statements and schedules prepared by departmental accounting staff. Responsible for compliance with GAAP requirements city code, state and federal laws and regulations. and their application to City financial policies and procedures, implementing automated system changes and directing the work of departmental accounting staff. Responsible for overseeing the development of all division statements and schedules required for submission to the State Auditor's Office. REQUIREMENTS Knowledge of: Financial and policy analysis to guide and assist with the strategic direction of the Division. Tools of financial analysis such as, but not exclusive of, cost-benefit analysis, IRR, ROI, best alternative investments, etc. Statistical analysis and the application of this to immediate policy decisions. The development, maintenance and operation of automated financial systems and ability to analyze the impact on direct service operations. General accounting and governmental accounting principles and standards, as well as governmental accounting practices and methodologies. Ability to: Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities such as evaluating the performance of assigned personnel; disciplining personnel as appropriate; reviewing and plan for training needs and staffing requirements; and approving and coordinating leave requests. Interpret and make decisions in accordance with federal and state rules and regulations. Make mathematical calculations of moderate complexity. Use MS Office Suite as appropriate to conduct work, especially proficiency in Excel. Effectively use other software systems used by the department and the City's accounting management information systems. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. It also involves frequent attendance at meetings, to include some irregular hours and potentially out-of-town travel. This position frequently requires work in excess of 40 hours per week. Incumbents in this classification are expected to communicate verbally, in person, and by telephone. A computer terminal is used and this requires the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. The incumbent must be able to hold a valid driver's license or otherwise demonstrate an ability to get to and from multiple work locations as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally this will include: Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in finance, economics, accounting, or related field; and Experience: Five (5) years of increasing responsibility in the development of governmental budgets with proven analytical experience in financial and policy analysis; Two (2) years of supervisory experience in the finance or accounting fields. An MPA, MBA, or Master's degree in Economics or Finance may substitute for two (2) years of work experience. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. It also involves frequent attendance at meetings, to include some irregular hours and potentially out-of-town travel. This position frequently requires work in excess of 40 hours per week. Incumbents in this classification are expected to communicate verbally, in person, and by telephone. A computer terminal is used and this requires the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. The incumbent must be able to hold a valid driver's license or otherwise demonstrate an ability to get to and from multiple work locations as required. EEO STATEMENT 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. First Review Of Applications For Consideration will be 7/8/22 Closing Date/Time: 2022-07-24
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jun 24, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY For over fifty years the Corbin Art Center has been providing affordable, quality fine arts and crafts programs for children. Our programs are developed to foster cognitive , creative and personal growth and we want you to be a part of it! The Summer Camp Instructor helps instruct children's fine arts and crafts camps for ages 3-5 or 6-11 during the Corbin Art Center's Corbin Kids Summer Camp Program. Work with the Corbin Art Center Director and staff to implement scheduled camps based on the curriculum outlined in the schedule. Camps operate from 9:00 am. - 3:00 pm. Monday thru Friday during the camp season. The instructor is tentatively hired to teach the camps, however, the class minimum enrollment must be met before the camp will be held. The instructor must be present on the scheduled class dates. This position will be based out of the Manito Park meeting room for 4 weeks to instruct the Corbin Art Center Pre-school Summer Camp ages 3-5 with some weeks that may be ages 6-11. Additional hours working at the Art Center are available. This instructor will have an assistant throughout the camp weeks. 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: Required instruction skills include organization, good presentation of material, promptness, completing forms and reports, interaction with students, and responsibility. The instructor is expected to develop a day-by-day lesson plan outline of the content to be taught during each camp session including teaching methods and materials to be used. Policies and procedures are to be adhered to by the instructor as outlined in the Corbin Art Center's Summer Camp Manual. General supervision and control of students and spectators in their classroom. Prepare art and craft supplies, equipment, and support materials for classroom use. Proper care, cleaning, and storage of arts and crafts equipment and supplies. Each week leave the facility or classroom in better condition than it was found. Work with other Art Center staff. Complete required payroll paperwork including payroll enrollment and time sheets, and meet deadlines. Attend mandatory instructor meetings to review policies, procedures, and responsibilities. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Must be 18 years of age Highschool diploma/GED Ability to lift 25 lbs. Ability to climb stairs Ability to exercise proper care of equipment and facility. 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: 2022-07-07
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jun 21, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY City of Spokane's Planning Services Department is seeking multiple-talented and team oriented Assistant Planner II's to come join our dynamic and diverse team! Our Planning Department prides itself on ongoing and successful public engagement and assisting the community in shaping their vision for the future of Spokane! A candidate selected for this position will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Spokane community, elected officials and neighborhood groups on various City capital projects. They will develop new plans, change and update existing plans, lead planning related research and update development code. They will work on the comprehensive plan, neighborhood plans and sub-area plans while engaging the Spokane community and collecting public input. With multiple positions open, we are seeking to fill one position with specific experience and background in achieving the build-out of a multi-modal transportation system that prioritizes safe and comfortable walking, bicycling and access to public transit for people of all ages and abilities. People selected for these positions will also have access to ongoing professional development and training opportunities as well as generous health and retirement benefits! Please visit governmentjobs.com, for the full job specification, compensation details, detailed information on the role, responsibilities and minimum qualifications that are required for this position. This recruitment will establish a Civil Service list that may also be used to fill vacancies in the Development Services Center. Current planners work with the public and the development community, in processing land use applications and building permits. Current planners also work with shoreline regulations and environmental review. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS This list is ILLUSTRATIVE only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by the incumbent of this class. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Develops new plans and programs, and administers changes to existing plans, programs, and development code. Prepares specific portions of the Comprehensive Plan, detailed neighborhood plans, annexation plans, and specific sub-area plans. Researches and develops incentive package details for developers/investors, as well as new incentives for future use. Participates in the technical compilation and analysis of planning data related to the development of a general plan for the City or the annexation of land. Coordinates elements of the City's annexation program. Leads, reviews, and approves construction projects as they relate to land use and environmental standards. Evaluates information, using individual judgment to determine whether circumstances comply with laws, regulations, or standards. Facilitates coordination of development projects, including public education and outreach. Organizes and facilitates neighborhood meetings, working group meetings, and meetings with consultants. Collects information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys. Serves as the main City contact and representative to the public, government agencies, etc., for current development plans, policies, programs, and proposals. Provides technical information and assistance to the public, including area groups focusing on sub-area plans, business improvement and development/redevelopment. Prepares briefing papers, environmental documents, white papers, staff reports, summary documents, and other reporting formats for use by elected officials, other staff, and citizens. Prepares reports for and participates in public hearings. Provides recommendations for action to the supervisor, recommending body/individual, or decision making body/individual. Meets with representatives of public and private agencies to extend the objectives of city planning and community development. Represents the City to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. Creates and composes materials to distribute to various stakeholders, including summary documents, web content, and other content used for marketing online and through social media outlets. Operates office equipment such as a calculator, desktop or laptop computer, tablet, and/or computer terminal, printer, and audio-visual equipment, as well as an automobile. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Education: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with a major in city, urban, regional or environmental planning, from a degree program which is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board; AND Experience: Three years of employment, in either a public or private workplace with the duties of a planner. Licenses: Valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Substitution: A Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning AND two years of planning work experience is also qualifying. Four years of planning experience, along with a closely related Bachelor's degree may also be qualifying. Note: This recruitment will be used to create a two-year Civil Service eligible list. The City will use this list to fill Assistant Planner II vacancies, during the life of the list. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for promotion. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Online applications must be completed and submitted before 4:00 p.m. on the closing 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 Evaluation (T&E), with scoring weights as follows: T&E: 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION DETAILS: Qualified applicants will receive a link to the T&E, via email, prior to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, July 28, 2022. 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 on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. 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. 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: 2022-07-25
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jun 14, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Performs specialized, professional work assisting in the administration of various governmental and financial assistance programs and the monitoring of related program contracts, grants, budget and regulation compliance. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and levels of work difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities. Compiles or creates various documents and reports in response to requests for information, support to auditors, or for distribution of required notices in accordance with state and federal laws. Maintains and updates various documents for recordkeeping, monitoring, reporting and retention purposes using various records management systems software. Provides administrative and technical support for projects assigned to professional staff by developing forms, assisting with outreach efforts when needed, and drafting contract amendments and extensions for approval by director and city attorney. Receives grant applications and conducts initial screening for completeness and adherence to application instructions; drafts recipient agreements and prepare related documents for approval by director and city attorney. Assists with preparing contract proposals by corresponding with funding agencies and recipients to verify the accuracy of information and ensure all related documents are appropriately executed, filed and distributed. Assists with evaluating, tracking and monitoring post-award status by reviewing recipient performance and financial status reports, timely billing submission, audit reports and certified payrolls; notifies appropriate personnel when timelines are not met or audit resolution is required. Assists with providing technical support to award recipients by researching and interpreting program policies and regulations to assure they maintain compliance and performance measures are being met. Prepare and submit various mandated financial, operational and statistical reports, such as the Federal Funding Accountability & Transparency Act (FFATA) report, using the Federal Subaward Reporting System (FSRS). Records minutes, prepares correspondence, schedules meetings and maintains calendars for assigned committees and boards. 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: Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Social Work, or a closely related field; AND, Experience: One year of experience in the administration of government-grant supported programs, such as HOME, CDBG or similar programs. License: Possession of a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. EXAMINATION DETAILS Candidates must 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 before 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 multiple-choice test and a Training and Experience evaluation (T&E) with weights assigned as follows: Multiple-Choice Test 85% Training and Experience 15% EXAMINATION DETAILS : This is an online examination and will require a computer. If you do not have access to a computer, please notify Civil Service so that one may be provided. Multiple-choice examination links with instructions will be emailed prior to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, July 14, 2022, and will be available for log-in until 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Keep in mind that the test link will be emailed from FastTest ( noreply@fasttestweb.com ). NOTE: Remote examinees may begin the exam at any time during the test period; however, once you begin, you will have 1.25 hours to complete the examination. You may take the exam only once during the open recruitment period. The multiple-choice test may include the following subjects: Computer Skills Decision Making Grants Management Mathematical Reasoning Written Communication 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. 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. In order to receive credit for education or training, you must attach copies of your transcripts, diploma, or relevant certificates to your online application. 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. 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: 2022-07-11
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jun 14, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY Performs community organization and outreach work in initiating and managing community based programs and policy development, within a division or department. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Develops and implements from conception to conclusion, programs based in the community and/or utilizing community members. Manages programs, initiatives, and related grants in accordance with applicable laws, policies, and guidelines. Develops and implements research, modification and development of regulations and policies. Works with a wide range of community members, government and non-government representatives and officials, and other City departments, to develop and implement a wide variety of initiatives under City or other government programs. May be required to travel to various sites to conduct program elements. Develops and implements public education and outreach about City and government services. Meets with representatives of public and private agencies. May develop and provide training to community members participating in various programs. Designs, develops and disseminates informational and promotional materials relating to programs or utilized during meetings. Coordinates with others, both inside and outside of the City for additional dissemination of information. Negotiates contract awards subject to director review and approval, manages program documents and files, and prepares reports as required. Processes and manages contracts with community partners, such as community centers, animal control and other non-profit entities. Reviews applications for special events; coordinates with applicants and agencies on logistics, fees, on-site inspections, and approval of permits. Organizes, schedules and/or facilitates a variety of meetings and events, both at City Hall and in the community. Examples of these meetings are City Council meetings, neighborhood council meetings, business group meetings, community informational meetings and workshops. Presents reports, provides information, recruits volunteers and answer questions at these meetings. May perform computer analysis using a personal computer. Prepares and maintains reports and records as required. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements: (Must be met at time of application) Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration or related field; AND Experience: One year of professional work experience in planning and implementation of community programs and community involvement, including program planning, administration, and coordination. License: Applicants must possess a driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. EXAMINATION DETAILS Applicants must 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, 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. The examination will consist of a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), with scoring weight assigned as follows: T&E 100% TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE 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. 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: 2022-07-05
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jun 07, 2022
Full Time
CLASS SUMMARY 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. Make a difference in your community by becoming part of City of Spokane's Solid Waste Collection as a Refuse Collector II. City of Spokane's Solid Waste Collection offers a full suite of curbside collection services for residential and commercial customers. Refuse Collector IIs drive an assigned route, operating a collection packer or collection dump truck. Our services use advanced automated trucks equipped with lifting mechanisms that pick up and empty refuse containers. This operation allows us to collect refuse and recycling more efficiently, which helps to keep Spokane clean and safe. Upon application, all candidates must possess a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Air Brake Endorsement and one year of professional driving experience with a Class B CDL. The position does have holiday and weekend work, as needed. No travel is required for this position and work locations are exclusively within the Spokane area. Additional perks include amazing employee benefits and a pension plan! Pursue a career with City of Spokane by applying to our team today! EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS Drives and operates a refuse collection packer on an assigned route or a refuse collection dump truck on special trash collections; supervises the activities of assigned subordinate collectors and assists in moving, carrying and emptying refuse carts/cans; maintains daily route sheets of customers noting collection starts, stops, increases or decreases in service, and any extra charges; maintains records of charges for special collections. Drives and operates a rear-load collection truck on an assigned route. On occasion trains others to operate a rear-load truck. Tags single stream recycling and yard-waste for contaminants and performs related assigned duties. Must be able to learn several routes. Must be able to drive different trucks on various routes and not expect to be on any given route or to be using the same truck with any regularity. Drives and operates cart delivery truck. Maintains cart inventory in serviceable condition. Cleans, stores, repairs and replaces carts as needed. Explains ordinances, procedures and charges regarding refuse or recycling collection to property owners; receives, acts on or refers collection complaints to supervisor; advises property owner as to condition or location of containers; reports to supervision any damage done to private or public property. Maintains daily route computer sheets; prepares accident and injury reports as required; prepares private or public property damage reports as required. Reports vehicle maintenance needs to appropriate department. May fill in for Refuse Collector III when needed. Performs related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Open Entry Requirements: (Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.) Experience: One year of professional driving experience requiring a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL). License: Possession of a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brake endorsement. 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 Supplemental Questions to be filled out at time of application and a Structured Oral Interview. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS The supplemental questions are located within the application process. Please fill out all questions to the best of your knowledge. Only the top candidates based on the scoring of the supplemental questions will move forward to the structured oral examination. The number of candidates interviewed is limited to no more than 40 for this round. Candidates who are not interviewed will remain eligible for future rounds of interviews. STRUCTURED ORAL INTERVIEWS Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Monday, June 6, 2022 and Monday, June 20, 2022 - The structured oral examination will take place on June 29-30, 2022. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum qualifications between Tuesday, June 21, 2022 and Monday, July 25, 2022 - The structured oral examination will take place on July 27-28, 2022. Applicants will receive an email notification to sign-up for a half-hour oral telephone examination. The structured oral examination may include such subjects as: Accountability Interpersonal Skills Supervisory Skills Vehicle Operations 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: 2022-07-25
CITY OF SPOKANE, WA 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201
Jun 04, 2022
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. 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. 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. The next FREE PUBLIC SAFETY TESTING is scheduled for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022. Sign up through the Public Safety Testing, Inc. website, here: www.publicsafetytesting.com . NOTE: The standard PST written test cost is $54, 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. Upcoming CPAT Spokane Dates: Saturday, September 24, 2022 - CPAT Orientation/Practice Test Sunday, September 25, 2022 - CPAT Test NOTE: CPAT costs are the responsibility of the candidate. The standard CPAT fees are as follows: CPAT Orientation - FREE CPAT Practice Test - $43 CPAT Practice Reschedule/Cancel - $15 CPAT Test - $139 CPAT Test Reschedule/Cancel - $25 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. 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
Jun 04, 2022
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 Recruitment for this job classification is open until further notice. Police Officer applicants must pass the Public Safety Testing, Inc. examination and PAT, 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. 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. The next FREE PUBLIC SAFETY TESTING is scheduled for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022. Sign up through the Public Safety Testing, Inc. website, here: www.publicsafetytesting.com . NOTE: The standard PST written test cost is $55, 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
Jun 04, 2022
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
Jun 04, 2022
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
Jun 04, 2022
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
Jun 04, 2022
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: