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Applying for a Job with the City of Airway Heights  

Applications are accepted for advertised openings only.

Application Process  Applications may be picked up at and returned to the Airway Heights City Hall, 1208 S. Lundstrom Street, Airway Heights, WA  99001.  Applicants who submit resumes also must submit the applicable City of Airway Heights employment application form and any additional materials as stated on the specific job announcement. Please check to make sure that the position has not closed and identify the title of the position for which you wish to apply.  Allow sufficient time for mailing as applications must be postmarked as received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Qualifications  Before you submit your application, be sure that you meet the minimum qualifications and any specific position requirements stated in the job announcement, and that you list all experience that shows you to be qualified.  Stated minimums refer to full-time work; part-time work will be converted to full-time equivalents. Complete all sections and questions on all required supplemental forms.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Type or write your application materials legibly.  We accept photocopied applications when signatures and dates are original.  Remember to sign your application and supplemental materials.  Keep a copy of your application materials, as originals will not be returned.

Equal Opportunity Employer  The City of Airway Heights is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, ensures that all persons shall have equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, familial or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status. The City promotes a drug-free work environment.

Identification  All persons hired must provide proof of identity, proof of citizenship, permanent resident status, or employment authorization.  Documents which satisfy the above requirements include a valid driver’s license and one other document such as a social security card, passport, alien registration card, birth certificate, certification of US citizenship or naturalization.

Current Job Openings:








Performs independent technical work in the review of plans, issuance of permits; compiling, storing and analyzing of data, assembling and developing cartographic maps for GIS systems. Most work is subject to checks and controls, or is verified in subsequent operations; if not detected, errors may cause embarrassment to the City or significant loss of time or money. Employee has regular contact with outside sources to obtain or supply factual information. Duties are sedentary in nature, are performed under normal working conditions, and require normal attention to prevent errors.




Work is performed under supervision of the Principal Planner and primarily works with the Planning, Building and Public Works Departments.




Coordinate submission of materials with applicants and plan review process with City staff. Review and approve site plans for residential buildings, commercial and industrial uses. Explain and interpret planning permit requirements, procedures and fees to the public. Interpret and answers land use code-related questions regarding residential, commercial and industrial land uses. Process applications for SEPA review; routes checklists, monitors timelines, and compiles comments from staff and the public. Assist staff in preparing SEPA determinations. Assists applicants in preparing permit applications. Respond to inquiries from customers and other members of the public. Calculate fees for applications and permits. Receive money from the public, gives change, and issues receipts. Process refunds and balances daily receipts.


Assist in developing land use studies, comprehensive plan, land use or zoning projects, land use and population studies, statistical analyses and illustrations utilizing computer applications. Prepare maps and other material and exhibits for the planning department, boards and commissions related to planning and public works.


Provide technical GIS-related support pertaining to GIS planning, design, develop, implementation, and system operations. Research and compile data from City records or other sources including legal descriptions, surveys and land/right-of-way/topography maps, roads, development plans and related geographical instruments; interpret various documents including surveys and plats and for making administrative  determinations on parcel boundary line modifications using accepted principles and practices.

Prepare and maintain GIS datasets using specialized mapping applications and hardware; creates, edits, and manipulates vector data and their associated attribute data; completes data conversions and performs technical quality analysis.

Utilize mapping applications to design, develop, deploy and assemble high quality maps for printing,  digital display including web maps and story maps for use by City departments or sale to the public; scans existing maps, archives and aerial photographs; edits digital photos for visual clarity; creates, revises and manipulates maps and mapping-related records.


Provide GIS analysis in support of various planning operations from inventory to analysis, composing plans and alternatives.  Provide GIS technical support for City employee system users; troubleshoots and resolves equipment and software problems, including data conversion and analysis issues; provides a timely, accurate and prompt response to customer service requests.


Research and recommend new tools, equipment and methodologies to expedite and/or improve processes. Participates on GIS development projects; communicates with vendors and contractors regarding products and services; provides technical support pertaining to hardware/software installation, testing and other areas.




Knowledge of the materials, methods, and techniques of land use data collection, and of the local ordinances pertaining to zoning, subdivision and environmental review. Ability to read and interpret construction documents, including but not limited to maps, architectural and engineering drawings, construction plans, and blueprints. Ability to read and interpret codes and laws pertaining to building and utilities construction.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning design, objectives, purposes, methods and practices.


Knowledge of permit process, departmental policies, and related regulations and ordinances pertaining to building and construction permits.


Knowledge of construction and zoning regulations as applicable to single-family residential, commercial, industrial uses, subdivision and environmental.


Knowledge of the permit process and related ordinances. Knowledge of public utility usage and requirements.

Knowledge of the process of parceling and addressing.


Ability to keep records, and prepare clear and accurate reports, studies, graphs, illustrations, and recommendations.


Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relations.


Considerable knowledge of computers and applicable software, including the permit system.


Knowledge of basic methods and techniques of providing GIS technology support, maintenance and administration including areas such as software/hardware installation, troubleshooting and testing.


Knowledge of Basic principles geography and mapping, principles and practices of information technology customer service, data organization and access methods in GIS applications and the basic principles and practices of technology project management.


Knowledge of the principles of effective customer service. Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.




A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning or a related field; and have earned a certificate of proficiency for a professional GIS System.  .  An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may also be qualifying for this position.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.


Preferred Skills and Experience:

Not required but preferred, are 2 years GIS systems technical support experience that included system development, maintenance, trouble shooting and customer service.



Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, the City’s employment application form, resume, writing samples and a list of 3 references to Heather Trautman at by 5 p.m. on December 20, 2019.


Compensation and Benefits:

The monthly salary range for this position is $4824.00 to 5792.00.

Benefits: Employees are eligible to receive medical benefit coverage, vacation accruals, annual paid holiday’s, sick leave accrues and retirement in accordance with State of Washington Personnel Rules. 




Click HERE for City of Airway Heights general Employment Application




Click HERE for Parks & Recreation Department Employment Application.

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