Employment

Job Opportunities

The City of Snohomish only accepts applications for currently open and advertised positions.

Vacancies are advertised locally and are posted here on the city's website. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or application packets for positions that are not currently listed.

Current Openings  



Maintenance Worker 1 or 2

Public Works-2 positions available

 

 

Department:                 Public Works 

  • 1 full-time position in the Collections Department
  • 1 full-time position in the Parks Department (This position is limited temporary for no more than 3 years)

Salary: $24.39-$31.51 *Both positions come with a generous benefits package


To Apply: 

    

https://www.snohomishwa.gov/FormCenter/Human-Resources-10/Snohomish-Job-Application-64 

(Application can also be downloaded from the website here: https://www.snohomishwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6016/CITY-OF-SNOHOMISH-APPLICATION-19 )

 

 

Closes:                         Open Until Filled

Maintenance Worker I
 Maintenance Worker II

Summary Description

Under supervision (Maintenance Worker I) or general supervision (Maintenance Worker II), performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance and repair tasks to City streets, water and sewer utility systems, parks, and City owned facilities; and operates maintenance and construction tools and equipment.

This is a broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department and staffing levels.

distinguishing characteristics

Maintenance Worker I: This is the entry level class in the Maintenance Worker series. This class is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series including less complex construction, maintenance, and repair duties. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees are expected to perform a variety of duties and learn the full scope of duties assigned to Maintenance Workers. Advancement to the II level is based on demonstrated proficiency in performing the full range of maintenance worker duties and is at the discretion of higher level supervisory or management staff.

Maintenance Worker II: This is the full journey level class within the Maintenance Worker series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Maintenance Worker I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned including the more complex construction, maintenance, and repair duties, operating a variety of equipment, and providing training to less experienced Maintenance Workers. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are alternately staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Maintenance Worker I level, or when filled from the outside, require prior experience.

ESSENTIAL Duties:

1.      Operates a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and hand and small power tools including dump truck, front-end loader, street painting machine, vactor trucks, rodder trucks, riding turf mower, water truck, backhoe, tractors, jack hammer, paint sprayer, concrete saw and other specialized equipment; maintains hand tools and assigned equipment; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.

2.      Conducts traffic control when working in high traffic areas of the City; installs street barricades and cones prior to the performance of maintenance or repair activities; directs and controls traffic around work sites.

3.      Performs work in accordance with all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and within mandated and appropriate safety standards.

4.      Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

5.      Responds to emergencies as needed.

6.      Performs related duties as required.

When Assigned to the Street Section:

7.      Fabricates, installs, maintains and replaces directional and traffic signs, using equipment and materials such as hand or tractor-mounted post hole digger, power saw, sign fabricator, vacuum heat applicator, router and paints; cleans and maintains existing signs; trims vegetation that presents safety hazards.

8.      Maintains and repairs City streets, alleys, right-of-ways, and sidewalks; prepares and performs patching of potholes, sealing cracks and repairing asphalt surfaces.

9.      Utilizes hot or cold mix to repair streets, patch utility pavement cuts, potholes and seal cracks; sprays oil on streets to seal pavement.

10.  Operates a street painting machine to apply street markings and to apply traffic control symbols according to State laws and City needs; prepares and operate painting machine to apply correct color and line dimensions to pavement; paints centerlines, crosswalks, parking stalls, and curbing; cleans and maintains painting equipment in proper operating condition.

11.  Operates snow plowing equipment to remove snow; apply chemicals, salt and sand to control ice on City streets, parking lots, and walkways.

12.  Digs holes and trenches manually or with back hoes and trenchers; mixes, pours, and finishes concrete.

When Assigned to the Water Section:

13.  Installs and repairs main water lines, which includes excavating to grade, laying and aligning pipe and using special tapping equipment to install valves, lateral water lines, blowoffs, hydrants and meters; accomplishes hookups and flush to test installation according to established procedures.

14.  Performs daily chlorine testing by collecting samples to ensure good quality of water; monitors chlorine levels.

15.  Installs, overhauls and repairs fire hydrants; shuts off main line or hydrant foot valve; disassembles and cleans hydrant subsections; replaces gaskets, seals, and seats; reassembles and tests hydrant for proper operation.

16.  Inspects new water lines at construction sites; takes samples and chlorination readings.

17.  Locates water mains and services for contractors as necessary.

18.  Performs maintenance and repairs, as directed, on reservoir, pumps and booster pumps.

19.  Installs and maintains cathodic protection of transmission and distribution lines.

20.  Cuts, breaks, and hauls concrete; sets forms; mixes, pours, spreads, and finishes concrete.

21.  Performs routine equipment maintenance and minor field repairs such as lubrication, checking fluid levels and replacing belts and other components as required.


 

When Assigned to the Wastewater Section:

Treatment Plant:

22.  Operates and maintains various pieces of sludge equipment to load, transport and apply sludge to various locations throughout the County.

23.  Maintains and repairs pumps and pump motors; assists in maintenance and repair of other mechanical equipment such as valves, clarifier and screen house systems, and chlorination equipment.

24.  Assists in the operation of equipment such as pumps, bar screens, clarifiers, digestors, sludge pumps, aerators, chlorinators, and control panels.

25.  Makes readings and recordings of temperature, electric meters, weather conditions, and quantity of sludge removed.

26.  Checks operating equipment for malfunctions; lubricates machinery.

27.  Installs and replaces pumps; assists in installation replacement of pipes, valves and regulators.

28.  Performs general maintenance required to keep working areas safe, clean and neat.

Collection/Storm System:

29.  Operates a variety of equipment, including vactor truck, backhoe, pressure washers, and CCTV inspection equipment.

30.  Performs a variety of sewer collection system tasks such as sewer line cleaning, correction of stoppages, man hole patching, and gravity and force main repairs; completes maintenance and construction of storm drains and sewer lines; performs confined space entry duties as required.

31.  Inputs data using the sewer and stormwater maintenance application software to record repairs and maintenance using iPhone or iPad.

32.  Checks and performs lift station maintenance and repair work; performs routine maintenance on equipment, such as lubricating equipment and parts; identifies malfunctions and takes corrective action including removing, replacing or repairing parts as necessary.

33.  Maintain, install, inspect and repair storm drainage facilities such as catch basis, manholes, ditches, culverts, swales, ponds and flow control structures.

34.  Locates and marks underground utilities.

35.  Performs preventative maintenance inspections, testing for infiltration or exfiltration by the use of smoke or air.

36.  Document operation, maintenance and repair of storm drainage facilities in accordance with established procedures to ensure compliance with Municipal Stormwater NPDES permit regulations.

When Assigned to the Parks and Facilities Division:

37.  Performs a variety of grounds, gardening, and turf maintenance duties involved in the development, maintenance, and repair of landscaped areas, parks, playgrounds, and public facilities.

38.  Performs a wide variety of minor building and equipment maintenance and repair activities, including painting, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repair; changes filters in buildings as necessary.

39.  Performs routine maintenance duties such as cleaning public restrooms, picking up litter, emptying trash cans, weeding, pruning, watering, mowing, raking, and lawn edging.

40.  As assigned, performs various herbicide and pesticide applications duties in City parks and at City owned buildings and grounds.

41.  Opens parks and checks for any safety issues; resolves safety issues.

42.  May be assigned to lead volunteers or part time seasonal help in special projects or regular maintenance duties.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services and activities of assigned public works maintenance and repair program.

Methods and techniques used in the construction and maintenance of streets, sewers, sidewalks, signs, storm drains, parkways, municipal buildings, and other public works systems.

Purposes, uses, and operating characteristics of a variety of vehicles, equipment, power tools and hand tools used in public works maintenance and repair including motorized, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment.

Procedures and techniques used in concrete and asphalt work.

Traffic laws, ordinances, and rules involved in truck and equipment operation.

Properties of backfill materials, construction materials, concrete, asphalt, hot patch, cold patch, oils, paints, and a variety of other materials used in maintenance work.

Practices and procedures of traffic control.

Confined space entry.

Principles and practices of record keeping.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Ability to:

Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, construction and repair work in the area of work assigned.

Operate a variety of vehicles and equipment in a safe and effective manner.

Use and operate vehicles and equipment, hand tools, and power tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner.

Ensure safety around work areas in high traffic.

Read and interpret basic maps and blueprints.

Assist in the training and supervision of others including in the safe operation of equipment.

Perform a variety of tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions.

Perform heavy manual labor.

Work safely and adhere to principles of safety when working near traffic or in other environments.

Operate vehicles, equipment, and tools.

Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and make minor repairs to tools and equipment.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Maintenance Worker I

Education/Training:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience:

One year of maintenance and repair experience is desirable.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers License.

Possession of a Class A Combination Driver’s License, or ability to obtain within the evaluation period. A Combination Driver’s License or approved waivers may be required to operate selected vehicles and equipment in the City’s fleet.

Other

Ability to successfully complete various required training classes and obtain and maintain certificates necessary for functional skills performance, maintenance and improvement.

Maintenance Worker II

Education/Training:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience:

Four years of general maintenance, repair, and construction experience comparable to a Maintenance Worker I with the City of Snohomish.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers License.

Possession of a Class A Combination Driver’s License. A Combination Driver’s License or approved waivers may be required to operate selected vehicles and equipment in the City’s fleet.

Other

Ability to successfully complete various required training classes and obtain and maintain certificates necessary for functional skills performance, maintenance and improvement.

physical demands and WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, solvents, toxic agents/chemicals, gases, electrical currents, machinery, traffic hazards, vibrations, and all types of temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces; work at heights; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical: Incumbents require sufficient mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; exert required physical effort to perform moderate to heavy physical work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

 

Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, tasks, skills, efforts, working conditions or similar behaviors, attributes or requirements associated with a job.

 

 





EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

 

ARPA Recovery Specialist-Long Term, Limited Duration with Benefits

Finance

 

 

Department:                 Finance

 

To Apply: 

    

https://www.snohomishwa.gov/FormCenter/Human-Resources-10/Snohomish-Job-Application-64 

(Application can also be downloaded from the website)

 

Closes:                         Open Until Filled


Position Summary    

Your job in the department is to . . .  

Under the direction of the Finance Director, the Recovery Specialist is responsible to assist the City with funding relief provisions as provided for in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 stemming from the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19. This position will assist, plan, develop programs and provide overall grant management related to and for various eligible city expenditures, positions, and projects. This position will develop, implement, organize and provide grant management assistance for programs that will assist the City’s community partners and businesses with associated ARPA funding opportunities such as grants, economic development, and recovery opportunities. Serve as the City’s manager of all grant and funding agreements with regard to the City of Snohomish awarding ARPA funding to businesses and organizations. 


Your job also involves . . . 

Reconciling accounts and adjusting irregularities. Prepares financial analyses and a variety of financial reports as required. 


Tasks listed are intended to be descriptive and not restrictive.  An employee in this classification may perform any of the tasks listed; however, these examples do not include all the tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.


JOB FUNCTIONS

Serving as the internal City ARPA funds coordinator and liaison with regard to all City grants, projects and programs funded by the ARPA:

• Developing a thorough working knowledge of all aspects of the ARPA funds received by the City to include how they may be utilized, management of funds and programs and the completion of all required reporting requirements

• Assisting the Finance Director, the Economic Development Manager and other city departments with the ARPA contract language and the various uses of funds, both within the City and within the community

• Develop, oversee and monitor contracts related to all internal programs, grants, and projects associated with the City’s ARPA funding, including receiving and reviewing progress reports, assisting with preparation for on-site visits, and preparation of various reports. Checks reports of expenditures

to ensure compliance with Federal government fiscal and administrative policies and regulations.


Serve as the external City ARPA funds coordinator and liaison with regard to grants and programs 

available to the Snohomish business community, Chamber of Commerce and the City’s community 

partners (e.g., Snohomish Food Bank, Senior Center, Boys and Girls Club, etc.) with the express 

goal of furthering the City’s economic recovery efforts:

•     Works with Economic Development Manager to develop materials for community businesses, 

community partners and the Chamber of Commerce specific to the types of funds available, including 

RFP and bid development, how to apply and how funds awarded etc.

•     Oversee and monitor contracts related to all external programs, grants, and jects associated 

with the City’s ARPA funding


Reporting:

•     Manage financial monitoring, tracking, and reporting activities for ARPA funds and projects.

•     Assist city staff with review of costs, purchases, invoices and maintains a database(s) 

related to all internal ARPA funding

•     Research, analyze, and prepare technical and administrative reports and documents associated 

with ARPA funding.

•     Updates monthly Project Management reports and provides this report to Finance Director, the 

Economic Development Manager and the City Administrator. Prepares memorandums to communicate budget concerns to the responsible Department Head

•     Researches, organizes, and prepares special or periodic reports required by other 

organizations, including the state auditor, federal, state and county agencies, and financial 

institutions

•     Research, analyze and prepare technical and administrative reports and documents associated 

with ARPA funding


Prepare materials and make presentations to City Council, Economic Development

Commission, city staff, the business community and community partners


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The required knowledge, skills and/or abilities are listed below:\


Knowledge of:

• Contract principles and procedures

• Structure and operation of municipal government

• Project management techniques and practices

• Grant research, preparation and management

• Basic accounting and budget principles


Skill or ability to:

• Use exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

• Exercise individual initiative and discretion in work, including confidential matters

• Accurately analyze issues and situations and adopt an effective course of action

• Attend evening, early morning and weekend meetings as needed/requested

• Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the City, using language and a format the audience will best understand.

• Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).

• Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the City. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.

• Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education Level

3 - Bachelors 

Specifics: In Accounting or related field


Minimum Experience Level

Four-Five years (if in specific skills/fields, list below)

Specifics: Of progressively responsible work experience in contract management or related field


Substitution Note: A combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.


Certifications

None required

Specifics: NA


Driver’s License

Valid Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one by start of employment and have a satisfactory driving record

Specifics: Must be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier.


Other Licenses

None required

Specifics: NA


Desirable Qualifications: Municipal experience preferred


WORKING CONDITIONS

Job Conditions: All staff positions at the City are required to be available to report to work during off hours in case of emergency and perform duties as assigned.


Work Location: City Hall


Travel: Within the City functions to perform functions such as, working with community members, presentations, and trainings.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Standard office setting; frequent interaction with City staff and the general public; exposure to moderate noise levels.

Physical: Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in an office setting; walk, stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; operate office equipment including use of a computer keyboard; to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; light lifting and carrying; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

The City of Snohomish is committed to providing reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and essential functions expected of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.




EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

Special Event Staff

Public Works

 

 

Department:                       Public Works-Facilities (Reports to Economic Development Manager)

 

Salary Range:                      $20/hour

 

To Apply:                              https://www.snohomishwa.gov/FormCenter/Human-Resources-10/Snohomish-Job-Application-64 

(Application can also be downloaded from the website)

 

Closes:                                  Open until filled

 

Position Summary: This temporary/ part-time position works part-time performing duties in support of the Snohomish Carnegie. Under the supervision and direction of the Economic Development and Communications Manager this position prepares the Snohomish Carnegie for events such as weddings, trade shows, auctions, banquets & corporate events held at the City facility. This position is a limited duration and consists of working on an "as needed" basis with hours and shifts that may vary on any given day of the week and will vary in length, Monday through Sunday. The hours available are based on the hours the venue has been rented by a client. Must be able to work weekends.

 

The work includes, in part: opening the facility for clients, lifting and moving tables and chairs, overseeing event activities, assisting clients when needed, keeping the facility clean and organized, and cleaning up before and after events. The work is usually performed independently and must be carried out in a manner consistent with broad department and City goals and objectives, intermittent supervisory direction, timeline pressures and applicable City ordinances and procedures.

 

This is a broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department and staffing levels.

 

The positions may last for up to 5 months.

Examples of Job Duties:

  1. Represent the City of Snohomish with professionalism and superb customer service. Maintain clear and discrete presence at events, providing assistance as needed in areas of facility issues; directions needed; and point of contact for guests and vendors. 
  2. Help lead indoor and/or outdoor special events such as weddings, trade shows, auctions, banquets & corporate functions held at the Snohomish Carnegie. Communicate with event planners, caterers, bartenders, DJ's and all other hired vendors for the event day of.
  3. Oversee event activities and provide on-site assistance during the event to clients, including supervisory monitoring of guest conduct. Assist clients as needed during their event with layout changes, facilities questions and use recommendations, etc.
  4. Open facility for clients and complete event equipment layout for the event, which routinely includes tables, chairs, garbage, sound system, AV equipment, signage, and barricades.
  5. Lift and move tables and chairs weighing up to 50 pounds as needed. Maintain program equipment in good working order. Inspect equipment for damage while setting it up and checking it against an inventory list.
  6. Ensure facility and grounds are kept neat, clean and litter free.
  7. Occasionally perform custodial and light maintenance duties, which most commonly includes light restroom cleaning & restocking, sweeping, mopping, garbage transport, emptying garbage inside and outside the facility, garbage transport, picking up litter in the parking lot, gazebo and courtyard areas, etc.
  8. Lead and monitor client event clean-up after each event ensuring that equipment is organized in proper locations and cleaning is completed thoroughly. Perform tear-down & clean-up of facility owned equipment and lock the facility.
  9. Perform related duties as required. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Education/Training

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to work weekends.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time. 

 

Travel

Non-required.

 

 

Other Requirements

Must successfully pass pre-employment criminal background screening.

 

About the City of Snohomish

Recognized as one of the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America, the historic community of Snohomish is kind of like Mayberry, only with high-speed internet. As the oldest and best preserved city in Snohomish County, Snohomish is listed on both the Washington State and National Register of Historic Places. Today, you can stroll along riverfront trails or walk through historic tree-lined neighborhoods that still provide identical views seen by the First People of Snohomish (The Sdoh-doh-hohbsh) or the early pioneer settlers who expanded commerce on First Street. As a popular visitor destination, Snohomish’s First Street lures over 70,000 tourists each year. Year-round outdoor recreation is easily accessible to the high-tech workers who make Snohomish home.

 

Disclaimer

The City of Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

And values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

Police Officer Jobs

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Employee Benefits

The City of Snohomish offers a comprehensive benefits package for regular full-time employees.


Regular part-time employees may be eligible for medical, dental, and vision coverage on a pro-rated basis. 

Temporary employees are not eligible for City-paid benefits. 


See our Employee Benefits page for full details. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Snohomish values a diverse workforce. It is the policy of the City to provide equal opportunity to all persons seeking or having access to its employment, services, and activities, which is free from restriction based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or disability.