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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

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


Police Officer – Police Department

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 equivalent. Possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certification or currently enrolled in training program. NCDL required. Thorough background investigation. Physical exam, psychological exam and drug screen required.

Salary Range: $15.45 - $22.87
Application Deadline: 8/1/2016


PT Utilities Communication Technician - Electric

Works independently in a 24/7 dispatch center to receive incoming routine and emergency calls regarding utility services, including electric, water & sewer; monitors systems and alarms; dispatches and maintains contact with City staff and other agencies based on calls or alarms; and performs varied clerical work. Requires ability to operate personal computer and terminal plus ability to accurately and clearly receive and transmit radio and telephone communications, speak clearly and distinctly, and remain calm under stressful conditions. Graduation from high school and some experience in communications, dispatching or other public contact work, or equivalent. Variable schedule, approx 20 to 25 hours a week including nights, weekends and some holidays.

Salary Range: $13.34 – $19.76
Application Deadline: 7/29/2016


PT Library Assistant – Brown Library

Responsible for varied clerical duties in Technical Services including: processing materials to make shelf-ready, labeling, applying property stamps and covering materials. Mending and repairing library materials. Receives, sorts, and distribute USPS, FedEx and UPS deliveries. Maintains and orders departmental supplies. Performs routine correspondence, maintains files, and records. Supports all functions of Technical Services, Circulation Desk and participates in special projects as assigned. Weekend and evening hours may be required. Library experience and experience with computers required. High School diploma or (GED) required.

Salary Range: $9.48 - $14.04
Application Deadline: 8/1/2016