Public Works Unveils Snow Removal Plans
and Announces Employment Opportunities
SPOKANE COUNTY, November 23, 2021 – Spokane County Commissioner Josh Kerns (District 1) was joined County Engineer Chad Coles on Monday, November 22nd to highlight the county’s snow removal procedures, share winter driving tips and encourage job seekers to apply for a position in Public Works.
With snow and slush fresh in the forecast, Commissioner Kerns explained how the state’s largest county road system handles wintry weather. “Public Works is responsible for more than 5,100 lane miles of road. Their first priorities are emergency routes and primary arterials. Then they move on to secondary arterials and residential neighborhoods,” Kerns said. He added, “Triple-A estimates that more than 53-million Americans will be traveling by car during the Thanksgiving weekend. Please make sure your tires are properly inflated, keep your gas tank at least half-full at all times, and drive for the conditions – not the speed limit.”
Spokane County Engineer Chad Coles added that while Public Works has 19 new employees, there are more than one dozen vacancies that need to be filled as soon as possible. “It might take us longer to complete a full county plow after a snow event and the public’s patience is appreciated,” Coles said. He added that if you have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and are interested in working with a great team, you should look at the openings listed under "Employment" on the county’s website at www.spokanecounty.org.