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  

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

Finance/IT Director

 

 

Department:                  Management

 

Salary Range:               $119,004 - $131,844 DOQ (Plus Generous Benefits)

 

To Apply:                      Online at www.snohomishwa.gov/employment

(Application can also be downloaded from website)

 

Closes:                          Open until filled (First review of applications-July 12)

 

Position Summary: Under direction of the City Administrator, the Finance Director serves as a strategic member of the City’s Leadership Team, and is responsible for directing and coordinating the functions of the City’s Finance Department. The Finance Department consists of the Accounting, Payroll, Information Technology (IT), and Utility Billing Divisions: 

 

Ÿ Accounting develops the annual budget (in conjunction with the City Administrator, Department Directors and Managers), annual financial reports, and accounting for all assets of the City. All investments are administered by this department, as well as the financing of debt instruments issued by the City. 

 

Ÿ Payroll maintains and administers payroll, benefits, and taxes for all City employees, Mayor, and council members.

 

Ÿ Utility Billing is responsible for the billing and collection of business licensing, water, sewer, garbage, stormwater, and other utility fees.

 

Ÿ IT is responsible for internal installation and upkeep of all hardware and software for all City departments.

The Finance Department operates with a total of 7 FTEs: 5 FTEs (including the Director) in Finance, and 2 FTEs in IT. 

 

Necessary Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Governmental auditing standards and reporting requirements, and governmental accounting and reporting standards. 
  • Municipal budget development and management principles.
  • Public administration principles and practices, and management principles and practices.
  • Relevant federal and state laws, local ordinances, and city rules and regulations. 

Skill in:

  • Establishing priorities, employee management, supervision and interpersonal relations.
  • Problem solving; ability to analyze problems and propose alternative solutions, and analyze project consequences. 
  • Dealing with the public; ability to present financial information in a clear, concise manner and articulate the importance of financial issues.
  • Reading, interpreting, applying, and explaining laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Performing a variety of mathematical computations with the ability to analyze complex and technical financial documents and to translate analysis into recommendations or reports.
  • Proven ability to develop and lead cohesive and highly productive work teams with a customer service focus.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to maintain high ethical standards for conduct of public officials.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Education/Training

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, public administration, business administration or related field.

 

Experience

Ten years of increasingly responsible finance, accounting and administrative experience including three years of management and supervision responsibility and the ability to be bonded is required. A master’s degree or CPA credential, and a record of effective work with elected officials and experience in higher-level governmental accounting, budgeting and fiscal management is preferred. 

 

License or Certificate

Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s License.


Travel

Travel may be required using City provided vehicle as needed. 

 

Other Requirements

Must successfully pass pre-employment criminal background screening and driver records check.

 

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.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

Seasonal Maintenance Worker

Public Works

 

 

Department:           Public Works

 

Salary Range:           $15.50/hour

 

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

(Application can also be downloaded from website)

 

Closes:                       Open until filled

 

Position Summary: The City of Snohomish is currently recruiting for Seasonal Maintenance Worker positions to perform semi-skilled and skilled maintenance and repair tasks. Function as a team member in the maintenance of streets, water and sewer utility systems, parks, facilities, and municipal grounds. Typical duties include park preparation and maintenance; lawn and garden care such as mowing, raking, irrigation, fertilizing, and weeding; and janitorial duties, such as emptying trash receptacles and cleaning park restrooms.   Must be able to work weekends Open until filled.

 

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. Operates a variety of hand tools, power tools, vehicles, and construction equipment in digging trenches and culverts, repairing asphalt, repairing water and sewer lines, making utility service connections.
  2. Perform daily maintenance, preparation and repair of parks.
  3. Operate riding and walk behind lawn mowers, blowers, power trimmers, chainsaws and other power tools necessary to maintain the city's parks and municipal grounds.
  4. Use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, saws, picks, axes, and hoes necessary in parks maintenance activities.
  5. Maintain restroom facilities in city parks, including cleaning, minor repair activities and janitorial services.
  6. Empty trash receptacles at the city park facilities and in the downtown commercial area and transport to disposal site.
  7. Operate, when required, motor vehicles such as pick-up, tractors, and one-ton flat bed with trailer.
  8. Plant, replant, prune, fertilize and maintain plantings. Mow, fertilize, weed, etc. lawn areas.
  9. Irrigate ground areas that are not equipped with underground irrigation systems with hoses and sprinklers.
  10. Assist in park improvement projects. Using paint sprayer, paints street lines and traffic markings. Hauls materials in City vehicles used in construction and maintenance and repair operations.
  11. Perform routine maintenance and repair on park playgrounds and playground equipment.
  12. During emergencies, works with other maintenance workers in making repairs to broken water mains, unblocking storm and sanitary sewer lines, and sanding City streets.
  13. Cleans and maintains tools and equipment used in daily maintenance and repair operations, and may be required to make temporary repairs to malfunctioning equipment in the field.
  14. Performs work in accordance with all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and within mandated and appropriate safety standards.
  15. Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  16. Responds to emergencies as needed.
  17. Perform related duties as required. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Education/Training

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Some experience in street maintenance, landscape, or park maintenance.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to work weekends.
  • Flagger Certified is preferred. 

Travel

Travel may be required using City provided vehicle as needed. 


Other Requirements

Must successfully pass pre-employment criminal background screening and driver records check.

 

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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

Special Event Staff

Public Works

 

 

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

 

Salary Range:                      $15.50/hour

 

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

(Application can also be downloaded from 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 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

All the police officers are deputies hired and trained by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. For job openings, please visit Snohomish County Human Resources.


Employee Benefits

The City of Snohomish offers a comprehensive benefit 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.

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