Job Details

Chief Executive Officer
County of Spokane, WA
Job Description

Named as one of the Best Places to Live in America by Outside Magazine, Spokane is Eastern Washington’s largest city and the county seat of Spokane County. Spokane is located on the western slope of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains next to the Washington-Idaho border. The region offers outstanding benefits for those looking to move to a new area, including excellent recreational opportunities, low-cost living, affordable housing, and an abundance of higher education offerings. Spokane County is a business, trade, and cultural center for the Inland Northwest. Spokane County’s regional economy is well-rounded and diversified, with a strong emphasis in manufacturing, logistics, aerospace, life sciences, education and research, agribusiness and professional services. Fairchild Air Force Base is the single largest employer in the county.

Governed by a three-member Board of County Commissioners, the Spokane County government is comprised of more than 50 departments, 1,900 employees, and an Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, Sheriff, and Treasurer. The annual budget for 2020 is $792 million. Spokane County is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the quality of life for more than half a million citizens through responsive, cost-effective and customer-driven services.

Under the direction of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the Chief Executive Officer serves as the chief executive and manager for all departments reporting to the BOCC. The CEO assists the BOCC in developing its vision, oversees its implementation, and serves as an advisor to the BOCC and liaison between the BOCC, the employees and elected officials of Spokane County government, as well as an ambassador to the community at large.

A bachelor’s degree in public administration or a closely related field, and 10 years of progressively responsible executive level management experience or equivalent experience, preferably in the public sector, is required. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of the position will be considered.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Spokane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: March 22, 2020 (open until filled).

Job Details
$150,000 - $178,000
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
No preference
County of Spokane
824 N Adams St
Spokane, WA 99260-4500
United States
Population: 473,761
Form of Government: County Council-Administrator/Manager

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