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Division of  Human Resources & Risk Management

Embracing Change and the Opportunity it brings


Through strategic partnerships and collaboration, the Human Resources/Risk Management division recruits, develops and retains a high performing, diverse workforce while fostering a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for the City’s most valuable resources - its PEOPLE. 


Deliver Human Resources/Risk Management programs and services with such quality and sense of urgency that our city gains a competitive advantage in becoming a GREAT place to work.  


  1. Promote Honesty, Integrity, and Trust: We honor our commitments and conduct business in a manner that promotes fairness, respect, honesty, and trust.

  2. Celebrate Teamwork: We encourage the diversity of thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds and celebrate participation and partnership in all of our endeavors.

  3. Encourage Communication: We solicit the input of others and strive for transparency and inclusiveness.

  4. Focus on Our Customers: We have a passion for service and are committed to knowing our customers’ business, anticipating their needs, and exceeding expectations.

  5.  Embrace Change and Innovation: We are open to possibility, foster creativity and risk-taking to support continuous improvement.

  6. Demonstrate a Sense of Urgency: in everything we do!

The City of Washington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



Job Opportunities with the City of Washington

Application Procedure

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Washington.  A City of Washington Application for Employment must be submitted for each position vacancy for which you would like to be considered.   These forms may be printed and returned to:

City of Washington
Department of Human Resources
102 E. 2nd Street
P.O. Box 1988
Washington, NC 27889
or emailed to applications@washingtonnc.gov

Applications will only be accepted for current position vacancies listed and must be received by the application deadline noted, if applicable.  Any application received that does not reflect a currently posted job vacancy will be returned without action.

All applications require Adobe Reader

Applicants for Police Officer and Telecommunicator are required to submit additional documents.  Please click on the link below for a full application package if applying for one of these positions.

A pre-employment drug screen and background check are required prior to employment. If additional assistance is needed you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 252-975-9305.

Available Positions


If you don’t meet the minimum qualifications, it’s very unlikely that you will get an interview.  So please make sure that you meet the minimum qualifications and that your application reflects the minimum qualifications.  


How to Apply:

Electric Line Worker Third Class    

Job Closing Date:  June 2, 2017

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

Performs technical work in the construction, maintenance and repair of underground and overhead lines on the electric distribution and transmission system

Must be able to perform heavy work including ability to climb poles and perform manual work under adverse weather conditions

Training in electrical principles plus one year experience as an electric line worker preferred; trainee appointment may be considered for individual with technical aptitude & desire to learn at a rapid pace



Graduation from high school or GED

Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or able to obtain within 6 months.

$14.72/hr. - $21.78/hr.


Aquatic & Fitness Center Supervisor

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Manages daily operations at aquatic and fitness center
  • Responsible for safety and cleanliness of center
  • Schedules, trains, evaluates staff, and participates in hiring process
  • Ensures proper maintenance of the pool and building; including pumps, chemicals, safety equipment and air system
  • Oversees office administration; including money collection, customer service and billing
  • Prepares and maintains facility budget
  • Creates and coordinates community programming, including marketing
  • Previous aquatic, instructor and/or supervisory experience preferred
  • Graduation with a four year degree in recreation administration, physical education; or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Certified Pool Operator
  • Certified Lifeguard with First Aid
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer


  • $15.45/hr. - $22.87/hr.

PT Lifeguard

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Responsibilities include ensuring the education and enforcement of water safety and responding to emergencies
  • Involves daily cleaning tasks, interacting with the public, chemical testing and computer use
  • May be asked to assist in teaching swim lessons and other community activities.
  • Requires current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certifications
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • $7.42/hr - $10.99/hr.
  • various shifts, typically less than 20 hours a week

PT Civic Center Event Coordinator

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Coordinates rental and use of the Civic Center
  • Schedules events and manages contract paperwork
  • Conducts facility tours
  • Initiates sales to local companies for facility usage for meetings; schedules staff according to event needs
  • Advises renters on equipment rental, florists, caterers and other service providers for events
  • Advises on needed permits such as ABC permits and assures permits are in place before events
  • Maintains online availability calendar
  • High school with some training or experience in hospitality management and/or facility management work; or considerable public contact experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • NCDL required
  • $10.98/hr. - $16.25/hr.
  • 25 hours per week with variable work schedule; some evening and weekend work may be required

PT Civic Center Custodian

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Must be able to perform manual labor involving a variety of building maintenance tasks including cleaning floors, windows, restrooms, emptying trash, sweeping decks and sidewalk, picking up trash on grounds and breaking down and setting up tables and chair
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • $7.42 - $10.99
  • Variable work schedule 8-10 hours or less per week primarily weekend and evening work
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs opening and closing procedures of the facility as assigned
  • Performs a variety of duties to ensure the maintenance, neatness, cleanliness, and safety of facilities and adjacent grounds and parking lot including mopping up spills, picking up litter or debris, emptying trash and related activities
  • Ensures the safety of individuals and security of facilities; evaluates and takes appropriate action to correct unusual situation including fights, thefts, vandalism, behavior problems, code violations, etc
  • Provides information and assistance to users of the facility; educates patrons on rules and regulations
  • Enforces rules and regulations, City Code, facility rules, etc. for use of the facility
  • Monitors buildings, grounds and equipment, reports needed repairs
  • Performs simple problem solving techniques in maintenance of HVAC, PA, facility lighting, and irrigation systems of the facility; sets up Audio Visual equipment
  • Stocks restrooms with paper products and soap
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • $9.48/hr. - $14.04/hr.
  • As needed, less than 10 hours per week

Police Officer

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property in the City. Work includes patrolling the City during assigned shift in a police car or on foot; preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments.
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Basic Law Enforcement Certification or currently enrolled in BLET.
  • NC Driver License
  • $15.45/hr. - $22.87/hr.


Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.