Located on the eastern border of the state in the heart of the Inland Northwest, Spokane Valley is the ninth largest city in Washington, with a current population of 104,500. The city prides itself on quality neighborhoods and schools along with strong business and retail centers. Spokane Valley is a community comprised of friendly, hardworking people who reflect the pioneering spirit that has led to the city’s success. Friendly people, natural surroundings and beautiful weather are part of what make Spokane Valley a favorite destination for visitors from all over the world. With all four seasons represented, the region has an abundance of recreational activities, including five distinct ski resorts within one and one-half hours’ drive, 75 lakes within an hour’s drive, many hiking and biking trails and abundant golfing opportunities to enjoy.
The City of Spokane Valley operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The seven-member City Council is elected at large, and members serve staggered four-year terms. The City Council elects a Mayor from the Council to serve two-year terms. The City employs approximately 101.25 FTEs and has a 2022 budget of $107.9 million, including operating and capital across all funds. The City’s General Fund budget is $54 million. Spokane Valley serves its citizens from nine departments including: City Attorney, City Clerk, City Manager, Community and Public Works, Finance, Human Resources, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, and Solid Waste. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves under contract. The City Manager is the chief executive officer for the City, supervises all department directors, and is responsible for their day-to-day direction. The City Manager is responsible for supervising the City’s administrative and day-to-day activities and is directly accountable to the City Council for the execution of the City Council’s policy directives.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university with a degree in public administration, political science, business management or a closely related field is desired. The City Manager shall be chosen by the Council solely on the basis of the candidate’s executive and administrative qualifications, with special reference to the candidate’s actual experience in, or knowledge of accepted practices with respect to the duties of one’s office. An MPA/MBA and ICMA credential is preferred. Candidates working towards an MPA/MBA and/or ICMA accreditation is considered advantageous. Experience may be considered in lieu of education. The selected candidate shall be bondable and have a valid Washington Driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within one month of the start of employment.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, 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. The City of Spokane Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: January 9, 2022 (open until filled).