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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.

Planner – Community and Cultural

Performs professional planning and administrative work in the development and implementation of programs and projects with focus on community 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 downtown development work; or equivalent. AICP or the ability to achieve, with zoning and historic preservation knowledge preferred. NCDL required.
Salary Grade: 23
Starting Salary: $42,085 - $62,286/ Commensurate with Education and Experience
Application Deadline: Open 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: Open Until Filled


Sr. Equipment Operator – Public Works/Wastewater

Operates a variety of heavy construction equipment (motor grader, backhoe, front end loader, etc.) performing work requiring a high level of skill and competence in the construction, maintenance, and repair of streets, water and sewer lines, and appurtenances. Performs preventive maintenance and repairs to assigned equipment. Subject to hazards including working inside and outside environments, extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards. Graduation from high school and considerable experience in the operation of heavy equipment with some construction experience; or a combination of education and experience. CDL required.

Salary Grade: 14
Starting Salary: $27,129
Application Deadline: 4/20/2015


PT Event Coordinator - Tourism/Civic Center

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; etc. 25 hours per week with variable work schedule; some evening and weekend work may be required. NCDL required. 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.
Salary Grade: 10
Starting Salary: $10.73/hr.
Application Deadline: 4/20/2015


PT Administrative Support Assistant - Tourism/Civic Center

Serves as clerk to the WTDA board, takes minutes and maintains documents and files; prepares bills and documents for monthly financials, bill payment and payroll; maintains office supplies and equipment; prepares audit documents; processes contracts and payments for events; maintains master rental database online, etc.  Regular work schedule will be Monday – Friday 25 hours per week. Graduation from high school and several years of administrative support or office management experience including strong public contact duties; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
Salary Grade: 8
Starting Salary: $9.73/hr.
Application Deadline: 4/20/2015


Part-time Facility Attendant – Tourism/Civic Center

Provides assistance for the Civic Center during use of the facility including opening and closing of the facility during events to ensure that rules are followed and event runs smoothly, assists with set-up of AV equipment, light office duties; prepares beverages during meetings; and general building security. Variable work schedule depending on programming, including evening and weekends. Requires ability to work independently with self-motivation and decision-making skills for routine and emergency situations, plus ability to work well with the public including a wide variety of ages, groups, and interests.  High school diploma with experience in working with the general public and community groups or an equivalent. Minimum age requirement of 21 due to N.C. alcohol licensing requirements.
Salary Grade: 7
Starting Salary: $9.27/hr.
Application Deadline: 4/20/2015


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 patron surveillance, cleaning tasks, interacting with the public, chemical testing and computer use. May be asked to assist in teaching swim lessons and other community activities. Must have flexible schedule, shifts will include weekdays, weeknights and weekends
Salary Grade 6
Starting Salary:  $8.83/hr
Application Deadline: 4/20/2015


PT Front Desk Attendant – Parks and Recreation/Aquatics

Performs responsibilities ensuring customer service and quality throughout the facility. Requires basic computer, and money handling skills; and ability to operate office equipment; ability to deal with the public tactfully and effectively. Must have or be able obtain CPR and First Aid Certification. Primarily afternoons with some morning shifts and every other Saturday. 
Salary Grade: 2
Starting Salary: $7.27/hr
Application Deadline: 4/20/2015


Temporary Summer Programs Assistant – Parks and Recreation

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age & able to make uninterrupted employment commitment for seven continuous weeks beginning June 15 through August 1, 2015. First consideration shall be given to applicants pursuing Parks & Recreation education or related field and/or those with prior experience. Hours of work will vary to include 20 – 40 hours per week depending on programming. NCDL.

Salary Grade: 2
Starting Salary: $7.27/hr.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled