February 21, 2017

Employment

The City of Cheney is currently accepting applications for the following positions.  Please click on each title for a job description, closing date, and information on how to apply.

FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Fire Chief

The City of Cheney is seeking to fill our open Fire Chief position. 

The City of Cheney is a full-service city of 11,400 residents.  We are home to Eastern Washington University, a regional public university with over 12,000 students.  Cheney is located 17 miles from Spokane and offers a great quality of life for families and those enjoying outdoor activities.

The Cheney Fire Department is a combination career/volunteer department, which provides full-service fire protection, fire prevention, hazardous materials response, rescue, and emergency medical services to over 11,400 residents and Eastern Washington University.  The department responds to approximately 1,461 calls annually out of one station.

Fire Department staff consist of paid volunteers, four residents, nine full-time line firefighters, an administrative assistant, and a Chief.  Employees work out of one station that houses two engines, one pumper/ladder truck, a medical unit, a support unit, and two brush trucks.

This key position reports to the City Administrator and performs a variety of technical, administrative, and supervisory work in planning, organizing, directing, and implementing fire prevention, suppression, and emergency medical services to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property by fire and emergency medical situations.

Due to the nature of the work, this position works a Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule, but will be required to work additional hours either before or after the scheduled work day in order to support ongoing initiatives.

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science or a closely related field, ten years of fire service operational experience, and five years of experience as a supervisor within the fire service.  A Bachelor’s degree or higher in any discipline may substitute for the degree in Fire Science if the individual has completed formal coursework in Fire Science.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered for recruitment purposes.  Successful candidate will be required to pass a thorough reference and background check.  Additional special requirements for the position are listed in the job description.

The salary range for this position is $79,620-$100,788 depending on education and experience of the candidate.  The City provides an excellent benefit package, including paid sick and vacation leave, medical, dental, vision, EAP, state retirement, 457 deferred compensation plan with a City match, life insurance, and long-term disability.  Additionally, the City provides compensation for professional memberships and conferences.

For specific information on the position's responsibilities, qualifications, and how to apply, please see the Fire Chief job description.  This recruitment is open until the position is filled.  First review of applications will be March 3, 2017.

Human Resource Generalist

The City of Cheney is seeking to fill a Human Resource Generalist position. 

The City of Cheney is a full-service city, employing 85 full-time employees and numerous temporary employees supporting various City programs.  There are six bargaining units representing a majority of the employees in the City, with the rest of the employees being nonrepresented.

This position reports to the City Administrator, and is responsible for the administration of HR programs and activities, including employee relations, benefits administration, record-keeping, employee wellness, recruitments, and website administration. 

Due to the nature of the work, this position works a Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule, but may be required to work additional hours either before or after the scheduled work day in order to support ongoing initiatives.  The position works out of the Mayor’s Office suite in City Hall, but will be expected to visit other City buildings to provide human resource services to City employees and applicants for open positions.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in business and two or more years of experience in a professional setting providing human resource support to an organization.  Applicants without a bachelor’s degree must have an equivalent amount of human resource experience to demonstrate knowledge in the functional areas of the discipline.  Successful candidate will be required to pass a thorough reference and background check.

The salary range for this position is $44,400–$57,684.  The City provides an excellent benefit package, including paid sick and vacation leave, medical, dental, vision, EAP, state retirement, 457 deferred compensation plan with a City match, life insurance, and long-term disability.

For specific information on the position's responsibilities, qualifications, and how to apply, please see the Human Resource Generalist job description.  Deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on February 17, 2017.

 


PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Parks & Recreation Department

The City of Cheney is seeking to fill the following positions.  The closing date for applications is March 1, 2017.  Please click on each title for the job description and information on how to apply. 

CASLO Site Supervisor

Day Camp Leader

Lifeguard

Pool Cashier

Swim Instructor / Lifeguard

 


Applications are accepted for advertised positions only.  Jobs are normally advertised in the Cheney Free Press and the Spokesman-Review, as well as posted on this page.  Entry-level Civil Service positions are filled by establishing lists annually through the Civil Service testing process.  Test dates will be advertised at least one month in advance.

The City of Cheney is a drug-free, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Human Resources 
609 2nd Street
Cheney, WA  99004
 

Hours: 
Monday-Friday, 8-5
 

Phone:  
(509) 498-9200

 
Fax: 
(509) 498-9206

 
Staff Contacts:
 

Mark Schuller
City Administrator / Interim H.R. Manager 

LaRayne Conley
Executive Assistant

 
Download Employment
Application Forms:  

Employment Application
(.pdf version)
 

Employment Application
(Word version)

Affirmative Action Certification

Resident and Volunteer Firefighter applicants, do not use the City's general employment application form.  Your forms are here:

Resident Program

Volunteer Firefighter Program