Website City of Granger, WA

Salary: $66,781 – $75,705

Located in the Yakima Valley on the banks of the Yakima River, amid agricultural fields, livestock, orchards, vineyards, and hop yards, the City of Granger, Washington, is a quiet industrial and farming community of 4,255 residents. With warm summers, cool winters, and four distinct seasons, Granger boasts 300 days of sunshine per year. Granger is well known for its motto “Where dinosaurs roam”, and is home to 33 community-made dinosaurs located throughout the city. The Yakima Valley area is the cultural, business, educational, and governmental focal point of Central Washington and is well known as the heart of the Northwest craft beverage scene and offers award-winning wines and wine country tours.

The City of Granger operates under a strong mayor form of government and has a five-member City Council. The city currently employs 20 full-time employees, and has a 2022 operating budget of $4,308,538. City departments include Clerk/Treasurer, Fire, Municipal Court, Parks & Recreation, Police, and Public Works.

The City Clerk/Treasurer’s office is responsible for all municipal records, production of City Council agendas and minutes, public records requests, ordinances, resolutions, land use projects, interlocal agreements, maintaining the payroll system, human resources and personnel, risk management, utility billing, and processes various actions of the City Council, advisory boards, and planning commissions. The department is also responsible for handling the financial operations, such as the annual budget process, generating monthly statements of revenue and expenditures to all departments, and preparing the annual financial report. Services include Customer Service, A/P & A/R, Utility Billing, Payroll, Public Records Requests, process Building Permits, Land Use, Special Event Permits, Park Reservations, Animal Licenses, Title Search information, Scanning, Filing, and Retention of Records. The department operates on a 2022 budget of $183,516. Under the direction of the Mayor, the City Clerk/Treasurer supervises the Deputy Clerk, Clerk II, and Clerk I.

Candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED, and a minimum of 5 years of supervisor experience. Higher education years may be substituted for years of experience. The selected candidate must be bondable and have a valid Washington State driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire, and must obtain Municipal Clerk Certification within 5 years of hire. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field, 5 years of financial management experience, including supervisory experience in a government organization, previous work experience as Clerk/Treasurer, and experience with Human Resources. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work will be considered.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Granger is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 8, 2022 (open until filled).

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