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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 and Applicant Control Sheet 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

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.

Human Resources Director – Administrative Services

Responsible for planning, organizing, developing and implementing a variety of human resources policies and programs, facilitating the identification and removal of barriers to productivity in the organization, and planning for the implementation of personnel practices with management and employees. Functions include classification and compensation; employee relations; training and development; recruitment and selection; benefits administration; performance management; policy administration; wellness programs; safety and risk management; and personnel records management. Qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, or related human service field, and considerable experience of a progressively responsible nature in human resources administration, preferably in local government. Master's degree in public administration or related field and HR certification (e.g. PHR, SPHR, IPMA-CP) are preferred. NCDL required. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, references and City of Washington Application to Matthew Rauschenbach, Administrative Services Director.

Salary Grade: 27
Starting Salary: $51,154 - $75,708/Commensurate with Education and Experience
Application Deadline: 2/27/15


Planner – Community and Cultural Services

Performs professional planning and administrative work in the development and implementation of programs and projects with focus on community, neighborhood, and downtown development, with primary emphasis on historic preservation. Requires strong public contact skills, meeting facilitation and public speaking skills and ability to work effectively with community groups, state and federal agencies, and other public officials and City departments. Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in planning, public administration, or related field and 3 to 5 years experience in land use planning, historic preservation, and/or community development work; or equivalent. AICP and zoning or community development certification preferred. NCDL required.

Salary Grade: 23
Starting Salary: $42,085
Application Deadline: Until Filled


Chemical Analyst – Public Works/Water Resources

Performs chemical and biological tests to monitor water quality for water and wastewater.  Also completes necessary reports and maintains records and files. Requires considerable knowledge organic and inorganic chemistry as well as modern laboratory techniques, materials, equipment, etc. Must be able to take water and sewer samples; perform medium physical work; and prepare, analyze and record laboratory results and data. Associates degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science, or related field, and some laboratory and/or treatment plant operations experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. NCDL required. Requires Grade II Wastewater and/or Grade C Water Treatment certification or able to obtain with specified time period.

Salary Grade: 17
Starting Salary: $31,404
Application Deadline: 2/27/2015


Treatment Plant Operator – Public Works/Water Resources

Performs a variety of operational, laboratory, and maintenance duties in a water and/or wastewater treatment plant. High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by course work in Chemistry or Biology and Math with some experience in the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment, preferably in water or wastewater treatment plant. Ability to obtain N.C. Grade I Wastewater and Class C Water Treatment Plant operator’s certification within 18 months. NCDL required. 50 lb. lifting requirement. Work schedule will depend upon plant assignment and may include shift work. Generous pay incentives including percentage increases and bonuses for various certification attainments.

Salary Grade: 15
Starting Salary: $28,485
Application Deadline: 2/6/2015


Recreation Maintenance Worker – Public Works/Building & Grounds

Performs a variety of duties in the maintenance of grounds, playing fields, parks, buildings and related City properties. Work involves mowing grass and routine horticultural tasks, minor facility & equipment maintenance and repair, and general housekeeping. Requires operational knowledge of tools and equipment used in grounds and building maintenance. Must be able to perform manual labor for extended periods often under adverse weather conditions. High school graduate with some experience in maintenance work and playing fields or equivalent. NCDL required.

Salary Grade 10
Starting Salary:  $22,319
Application Deadline: 2/13/2015


PT Facility Attendant – Public Works/Airport

Inspects and maintains runway surfaces; assists with maintaining records of airport activities; greets and assists airport users; assists in fueling planes; maintains grounds and facilities including mowing, sweeping, emptying trash, cleaning bathrooms and stocking supplies, etc. Ability to perform manual labor and communicate effectively verbally and in writing with diverse audiences. Knowledge of aviation is desirable. NCDL required. Work schedule involves weekend work (9-5 Saturday and 11-5 Sunday) and some weekdays, 8-24 hours per week expected.

Salary Grade: 7
Starting Salary: $9.27/hr
Application Deadline: Until Filled


PT Lifeguard – Parks and Recreation/Aquatics

Responsibilities include ensuring the education and enforcement of water safety and responding to emergencies. Requires current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certifications. Job 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. Seeking qualified applicant to work week day shifts early mornings (5:45 am to 1 pm) and/or early afternoons (1 pm to 3 pm), typically less than 20 hours a week.

Salary Grade 6
Starting Salary:  $8.83/hr
Application Deadline: Until Filled