Accounting Technician- Closes 11/30/2017

Position Accounting Technician
Employer City of Bellingham
Job Description Prepares, maintains and posts complex financial data to general ledgers, special ledgers or other fiscal records for a departmental program or City-wide function according to generally accepted accounting procedures. Prepares annual reports and financial reports as mandated by the state. Analyzes financial record keeping systems and interprets data to recommend improvements to meet accounting objectives. Performs reconciliations, audits and analysis.

Closing Date/Time: Thursday, 11/30/17 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Accepting online applications only at

Qualifications •One year college vocational courses in accounting, business or related area.
•Two years progressively responsible bookkeeping/accounting support experience utilizing computerized accounting systems and spreadsheets required, preferably with secretarial/clerical duties.
•Accounting experience in a municipal or public sector environment preferred.
•Experience utilizing BARS accounting system preferred.
•Ten key by touch.
•Ability to type at level required for specific position.
•A combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential function of the job will be considered.


Days/Hours 40 hrs/wk
Contact Info Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS:104 W Magnolia Street, Bellingham, WA

PHONE: 360.778.8228

How to Apply    Accepting online applications only at
Position Closes November 30th, 2017

Chief Accountant- Closes 11/22/17

Position Chief Accountant
Employer Opportunity Council
Job Description Seeking someone that will guide, direct, and review the daily activities of agency accountants, ensuring timely and accurate completion of work; initiate accounting activity for assigned programs; provide expert technical support to internal and external departmental managers and directors.
Qualifications See full job announcement & application process at Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA. Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm, 11/22/17. EOE


Range ($24.74 to $30.93 per hour)
Days/Hours Monday thru Friday, 8am-5pm
Contact Info Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1419 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham WA


PHONE: 360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to Apply    SSee full job announcement & application process at Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA. Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm, 11/22/17. EOE

Applications should include a cover letter.

Position Closes November 22, 2017

Smart Trips Outreach Coordinator- Closes 11/27/17

Position Smart Trips Outreach Coordinator
Employer  Whatcom Smart Trips
Job Description The Smart Trips program at Whatcom Council of Governments is hiring a Community Outreach Coordinator. The person in this position will work with school children, seniors, business partners, community groups and the general public coordinating Smart Trips education and outreach programs. We’re looking for someone with excellent communication skills and a passion for walking, bicycling and riding the bus.

Summary of Duties: Conduct outreach to promote walking, bicycling and riding the bus. Teach bicycle skills at elementary schools and bus trip planning at middle schools. Present bus trip planning information to seniors and leads guided bus trips. Provide individualized and group instruction for bicycle and bus transportation for other partners and community groups. Work with Smart Trips team to provide program materials and services. Promote Smart Trips program and events through social media.

Qualification • Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, education, urban planning, business, or related discipline is preferred; and
• At least two years of general office and computer experience is required; and
• At least one year experience in vehicle trip reduction or other work related to transportation choices (or a combination of education and/or community engagement experience which provides an equivalent background) is required.


$21/hr to $26/hr
Days/Hours Three-quarter time position.
Contact Info Susan Horst

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 314 E Champion St; Bellingham


PHONE: 360.756.8747

How to Apply Send a resume and cover letter describing your background and skills by Monday, 11/27/17 at 4pm to:

Whatcom Smart Trips
c/o Whatcom Council of Governments
314 East Champion Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 (preferred)

Position Closes November 27, 2017

Custodial Maintenance Worker- Closes 12/1/17

Position Custodial Maintenance Worker I
Employer City of Bellingham
Job Description Nature of Work

Closing Date/Time:Fri. 12/01/17 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Starting salary rate is at Step 1 ($15.61/hr). The current full salary range for this position is $15.61/hr – $19.03/hr.
This recruitment process will create a Civil Service eligibility register that will be used to fill full-time and part-time vacancies as they occur. There are 2 current vacancies, 1 full-time (40 hours/week) and 1 part-time (20 hours/week). These full time and part time regular positions include Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision), Retirement Benefits (through Department of Retirement Systems) and Paid Leave (Holiday, Vacation, Sick).

The Civil Service Eligibility Register will remain in effect for six months, or longer as established by the Civil Service Commission at a later date.

The Custodial Maintenance Worker I performs a variety of janitorial duties at City maintained facilities. Duties include sweeping, mopping and vacuuming floors, operating carpet cleaning and floor waxing machines, cleaning/sanitizing restrooms, cleaning up spills, emptying trash containers and occasionally performing minor maintenance, and other duties as assigned. Employees in this position receive specific directions, but carry out tasks independently. Job assignments vary and may include evening/nights and weekend shifts.

For more information go to:

Qualifications For more information go to:


For more information go to:
Days/Hours For more information go to:
Contact Info For more information go to:

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 2221 Pacific St., Bellingham, WA 98229


PHONE: 360.778.7700

How to Apply    For more information go to:
Position Closes December 1, 2017

Fire/EMS Dispatcher- Closes 12/1/17

Position Fire/EMS Dispatcher
Employer City of Bellingham
Job Description The Bellingham Fire Department is accepting applications for Entry-level Fire/EMS Dispatchers, as well as Experienced Fire/EMS Dispatchers. There is currently 1 full-time vacancy, and there will be 2 new full-time positions, pending 2018 budget approval. Anticipated start date is January 16, 2018.

Nature of Work:
The Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Dispatcher processes and dispatches all requests for Fire and EMS response. Receives transferred calls from What-Comm Communications Center, various other agencies and directly from the public for Fire/EMS, public assistance, and hazmat responses. Gathers information from calling parties; prioritizes and triages emergency requests for various types of assistance. When appropriate, transfers the caller to another appropriate agency. Fire/EMS Dispatchers located in the Prospect Communication Center (PCC) dispatch fire, rescue, medical, hazmat and other support units according to established policies and procedures. PCC dispatchers use a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system and Medical/Fire Priority Dispatch Protocols to triage information from the caller to determine the most appropriate apparatus to send, the level of coverage required and manage deployment of available units. PCC dispatchers monitor current status of Fire/EMS Department resources and assist in making recommendations for temporary or permanent changes to fire response standards. PCC dispatchers are responsible for protecting and upholding the Washington State HIPAA/Confidentiality Laws as they relate to the dispatch work.

PCC is the primary answering point for the City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Whatcom County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and dispatches all hazmat incidents. As the secondary PSAP in Whatcom County, PCC has the capability and equipment necessary to receive all 911 calls directly in the event that What-Comm Communications Center needs to be evacuated.

Qualifications •Minimum of one year of experience in a position with intensive public contact.
•Minimum keyboarding skill of 40 wpm net.
•Experience or training in the use of computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management preferred.
•Experience using multi-line phone systems preferred.

•Must have completed and successfully passed an approved EMT training course series prior to date of hire and within the last ten (10) years;
OR •Must have worked as a certified EMT within the previous ten (10) years.
OR •Must have at least two years’ experience as a What-Comm Dispatcher or a dispatcher in a public safety dispatching setting with comparable duties to the Fire/EMS Dispatcher within the last 5 years
AND •Must obtain EMD, EFD, certification within one year of hire or the time period specified by policy or contract.

•Must have a telephone at place of residence or a cell phone.
•Must pass a hearing evaluation prior to hire.
•Must pass a criminal convictions background check prior to hire.
•Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.
•Must be willing to work 12 hour shifts, weekends and holidays, including responding to callouts and overtime needs.
•This position is represented by a union and union membership is required within 30 days.


$3,845.00 – $4,868.00 Monthly
Days/Hours Full time
Contact Info Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 104 W. Magnolia Street, Bellingham, WA 98229


PHONE: 360.778.8228

How to Apply    Applications must be submitted online at

Direct link to the job announcement (

Position Closes December 1, 2017