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Now Hiring: Code Enforcement Officer for Parking and Development Services »


Thursday-Monday Position.

SALARY $4,631-$5,063/month


Actively support and assist the City of Leavenworth with traffic control and development enforcement services.  This position performs a variety of code enforcement duties with a main focus on directing vehicle and pedestrian traffic, enforcing City parking ordinances and parking related state statutes; coordinating assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies and performing related work as required. Will hold no arrest powers.


The City of Leavenworth is a small town with a mid-size city dynamic.  As a destination, Leavenworth comes alive Thursday through Mondays.  This position is ideal for a person interested in land use, planning, code enforcement, public relations, conflict resolution and community building.  This position is also ideal for a person interested in being out and about, interacting with the public and outdoors.  Furthermore, the City seeks a person interested in growing professionally in an energetic city where he/she/they can learn multiple elements of municipal government and be part of a tight knit city team that values professional development and mentoring.   The City of Leavenworth is an equal opportunity employer and it actively seeks individuals who bring different perspectives and unique personal stories.


  • Patrol city streets and issue citations in a manner that promotes positive interaction with merchants, citizens and visitors.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City staff and the general public.
  • Performs code enforcement and applicable state and city laws, ordinances, codes and regulations. Issue citations.
  • Operate motor vehicles in a safe manner; patrols assigned area on foot/bike/auto.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public and investigates code related issues.
  • Work effectively in the absence of supervision. Understands and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports on violations, actions including a daily log of activities, and invoicing.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Appears, testifies and presents evidence in court as required by summons and/or subpoena.
  • Promotes community relations by routinely communicating with merchants, citizens and tourists.
  • At the direction of supervisor, Assists other City departments with code enforcement related matters.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform moderate physical work and to lift and carry up to 25 pounds regularly and occasionally 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, climb, kneel, twist, ride, pinch, pick, reach, grab, walk, sit, bend, crawl, push, pull, and perform a variety of similar body movements.
  • Possess hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to use personal protective devices, office equipment and computer, and operate an automobile and bicycle.
  • Ability to see and read instructions, codes, regulations, ownership documents and characters on a computer screen and to observe parking violations.
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend or squat for long periods of time.

Current employees are encouraged to apply.  In the event a current employee is selected and accepts the announced position, that current employee will have up to six months from the date of hire to revert to his/her former position.


SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: please limit each response to no more than half a page, font size 12. No more than two pages will be accepted.

  1. Why are you interested in enforcing parking regulations in Leavenworth?
  2. What is the main function of code enforcement in a city?
  3. Why should we hire you? Are there gaps in employment and/or other explanations you wish to provide?

Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates knowledge with municipal code or similar framework in the private sector or academia will be accepted.   Ability to learn related software is a must – evidence of familiarity with land use, GIS, parking software OR any other similar software/app is desired.  Possession of an appropriate valid driver’s license is a must.

Selected candidates will be subject to a background check. Individuals with criminal records will be considered and will not be excluded from employment.

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Chipseal repair on US 2 east of Leavenworth scheduled for Monday 9/28/2020 »

Chipseal repair on US 2 east of Leavenworth scheduled for Monday

Leavenworth – A contractor for the Washington State Department of Transportation will make repairs to the wheel rut chipseal on US 2 between Leavenworth and Peshastin on Monday, Sept. 28.

Repair work will occur between the intersections of US 2/Stage Rd. and US2/Main St. in Peshastin (milepost 102.6 and 103.6). Working hours are scheduled from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Travelers will encounter flagger controlled traffic with pilot car and significant delays.

Updates will be shared on the travel alert page, and on Twitter @WSDOT_East.

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Public Open House #3 – Paid & Timed Downtown Parking Program »

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Press Release: City of Leavenworth Receives Additional CARES Funding »


September 15, 2020

The City of Leavenworth has received additional CARES funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury has allocated additional funding for the State of Washington. Consequently, the City of Leavenworth has received an additional $30,600 for COVID-19 related expenses.

The funding provides additional assistance due to the public health emergency with respect to the Corona virus (COVID-19). These funds need to be spent by November 30, 2020.

Mayor Florea of Leavenworth indicated that “we have already spent the first allocation of $61,200 which provided the resources we needed to successfully close Front Street, provide free masks, increase and update signage, hire Downtown Ambassadors and effectively play the role of educator to protect our residents and visitors during these uncertain times.”

The City entered into a Contract with the Department of Commerce for a total of $91,800 which reflect the first allocation and the second addition.  These funds increase the City’s capacity to design, implement, evaluate and modify measures that help protect residents, visitors and staff from potential effects of COVID-19.

“The City is grateful for a strong partnership with the Department of Commerce; we hope that with this new allocation, we can acquire equipment and technology that can facilitate municipal services for the long term as we do not know when ‘normal’ will return: said City Administrator Ana Cortez.

For more Information/ para más información: Leavenworth City Administrator Ana Cortez (509) 630-4157.

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