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Local Government Jobs

Interested in a local government job? Many jobs are only open to current employees first, but when one opens to the general public, how do you apply?  With the City of Spokane, check out their available jobs list. Some of them may be Civil Service jobs, where a test may be required. Their FAQ tells how the tests and ranking system works or you can watch this informative video. Spokane County has something similar, with general jobs listed and a Frequently Asked Questions list, with the Sheriff’s Department most likely to use a Civil Service system of employment. Of course, other entities have their own employment listings, such as the city and county libraries, Spokane Valley, or Liberty Lake. And if you want help studying for employment exams, the library has many books on various types of jobs.


~ Dana, Your Local Gov Guide
Posted Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:49:35


City of Spokane Web Sites

The City's Official Home Page includes business, visitor, employment, and other city information. Check back each week for current news about the City of Spokane. It also includes the following:

  • City Documents - includes the Official Gazette (the weekly record of City Council and board meetings), City Council Agenda, and other documents of interest to the public
  • City Government - biographical and contact information for the Mayor and City Council Members
  • City Map - create your own map of the city
  • Departments - links to city department web sites and their managers
  • Municipal Code - searchable by keyword or code number, or you can browse by title number. Includes the City Charter and Title 17, the Development Code

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Spokane County Web Sites

The Spokane County web site offers a variety of information on county services, including:

  • Assessor's Office - includes a Property Information Search and tax information
  • Building & Planning Department - contains full-text documents, zoning codes and maps, historic sites, plat maps, and statistical information on Spokane County
  • Commissioners' Office - information on the commissioners and dates of hearings for the year
  • Elections - candidate lists, election results, and voter registration information
  • Government Index - an alphabetical list of Spokane County Departments
  • Health District - health services and information resources
  • Spokane County Code - full-text and searchable. The Downtown Library also has a paper copy of this document in the Reference collection
  • Zoning Code - an online version maintained by the County Planning Department

Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington - this multi-level government organization serves older persons and individuals needing long term care in Eastern Washington.  Includes a searchable resource directory

Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency - the local agency which administers state, federal, and local laws and regulations regarding air pollution control in Spokane County. Check out current air quality and information on residential air quality requirements

Spokane County Conservation District - conservation districts are legal subdivisions of state government formed to provide a means for local people to solve local resource conservation problems

Spokane County Regional Transportation Council - a multi-level government agency that provides for long range transportation planning for the Spokane Region

District 1, District 4, District 5, District 8, District 9, and District 10 of the Spokane County Fire Districts

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Other Local Government Sites

Governing Magazine - the magazine for state and local government officials

Municipal Research & Services Center - the best starting point for those interested in local government activity within Washington State. The site includes Washington State court decisions and regulations affecting cities, statistical information for all Washington cities and towns, a list of local government home pages in Washington State, a searchable directory of city officials, and links to associations for municipal governments and their employees

State and Local Government on the Net - a quick list of local government web sites

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