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Office Specialist - Planning & Building - City of Kirkland ( Job # 18-0145)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $23.85 per hour
Maximum Salary: $28.06 per hour
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Planning & Building
Closes: December 16, 2018 at 11:30 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Do you have a knack for details?  Enjoy interfacing with the public?  Looking to work for an award-winning local government?  Come to work for the City of Kirkland!

As an Office Specialist within the Planning & Building Department, here's what you'll be doing:

  • Provides administrative support to the effective office operation of the Planning and Building Department
  • Prepares and distributes official hearing records including public notices, applicant letters and legal publications
  • Prepares, assembles and distributes packets for various meetings
  • Maintains records and documents such as development permit and code enforcement activities, ordinances, resolutions and contracts
  • Maintains and updates board and commission webpages with meetings and legal information
  • Publishes notices for meetings and open houses on the City's cable channel
  • Performs research projects for senior staff members
  • Provides backup and answers phones during lunch periods, breaks and absences.
  • Provides backup to the customer service desk.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate or GED.  Two years of increasingly responsible administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position.  Advanced computer experience.  Typing 60 words per minute.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Benefit Package

This is a benefited position with the City's full benefit package including generous time off, 100% covered medical/dental/vision/LTD/life insurance, a near-site clinic for employee and dependents, an onsite fitness center and a wellness incentive program. 

Hours of Work

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Work is performed in an office setting.  Must be able to sit at a desk for long periods of time.  Must be able to stand at copier for long periods of time.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  Requires filing and retrieving documents via stairs in the lower level of the building.

Union Affiliation

This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union. (AFSCME)

Selection Process

Position requires a resume and cover letter (letter of interest) for consideration of application.  Please note how you meet minimum qualifications within the cover letter.

Applicants who are selected for testing will be invited by phone or email. 



City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033