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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

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 Drivers License
  • $15.45/hr - $22.87/hr


Treatment Plant Operator   

Job Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Operates a wastewater treatment plant and a separate well water treatment plant;
  • Makes regular tours of plants and checks engines, generators, pumps, settling tanks, filters, clarifiers, chlorinators, and other equipment for proper functioning
  • Starts and stops pumps and motors and adjusts chemical feed and other processes to control treatment process
  • Monitors levels in water storage tanks and telemetry and other indicators for wells
  • Cleans splitter boxes, clarifiers, shovels iron sludge
  • Takes and records data from various meters, gauges and dials; logs daily, weekly, and monthly activities
  • Performs standard laboratory chemical and biological tests
  • Performs general preventive and scheduled maintenance;
  • Performs routine building and equipment maintenance including cleaning and painting; performs grounds maintenance activities such as mowing
  • Collects water and wastewater samples
  • Graduation from high school
  • supplemented by course work in chemistry or biology and math
  • Experience in the operation of water or wastewater treatment plant
  • Employee must obtain Wastewater Operator's Grade I or Water Plant Operator's Grade C from the State of North Carolina within six months of employment
  • NC Drivers License.
  • $14.01/hr. - $20.74/hr.
  • Work schedule will depend upon plant assignment and may include shift work


Recreation Maintenance Worker (Downtown) 

Job Closing Date:  1/18/2017

Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Responsible for maintaining the alley ways and parking lots in the downtown area
  • Operates chain saws, weedeaters and other light equipment; rakes leaves, and removes fallen limbs and trash
  • Checks equipment and ensure proper operation and performs troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Sets up various facilities for special events and City sponsored functions
  • Prepares playing fields for games to include mowing, painting, regulation lines, moving bleachers, removing and installing sods
  • Performs minor to moderately difficult trades related functions in the maintenance of City facilities to include carpentry and electrical
  • Cleans floors, walls, windows, blinds, lavatories, fixtures, and stocks supplies in bathrooms
  • Operates a variety of mowers and equipment in grass cutting, grading, and trimming. changes light bulbs and fixtures
  • Graduation from high school
  • NC Drivers License
  • Required to work holidays as needed (during certain special events)
  • experience in maintenance work;
  • or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • $10.98 - $16.25

Recreation Maintenance Worker  

Job Closing Date:  1/25/2017
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks involving manual labor requiring the use of hand tools and light equipment operation
  • Work involves operating push and tractor mowers to cut grass and other similar tasks in varying weather conditions.
  • Work also includes general housekeeping and building cleaning work
  • Employees also are involved in routine horticultural tasks, minor facility and equipment repair, and preparing playing fields for a variety of sports
  • Employees must be conscious of safety methods
  • Employees are subject to hazards in parks maintenance work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as noise, moving mechanical parts, chemicals, atmospheric conditions and oils.
  • High school graduate or GED
  • NC Drivers License
  • $10.98/hr - $16.25/hr.



PT Lifeguard

Job Closing Date:  1/17/2017
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

Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.