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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.

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: $31,816 - $47,088
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 Range: $31,816 - $47,088
Application Deadline: 2/8/2016


Electric Line Worker I – Electric

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

Salary Range: $30,301 - $44,845
Application Deadline: 2/16/2016


Recreation Maintenance Worker – Public Works 

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 movers 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 to avoid injury to others and self. 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. NCDL Required.

Salary Range: $22,611 - $33,464
Application Deadline: 2/16/2016


Utility Maintenance Worker – Public Works

Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled labor tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of utility lines and appurtenances.  Work involves using a variety of tools and light equipment to build, repair and replace sections of water and sewer lines and to unstop clogged sewers.  Work also involves mowing and other grounds and facilities maintenance around utility facilities and rights-of-way.  Employees are subject to working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils.  Work is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on blood borne pathogens. Employees are also subject to on-call and call-back work. NCDL Required.

Salary Range: $22,611 - $33,464
Application Deadline: 2/16/2016


Load Management Technician - Electric

Organizes, coordinates, and installs the devices for the City’s electric load management system.  Performs and monitors all points of delivery and load management devices in commercial and residential buildings for electric load management practices and capabilities. Participates in equipment and materials acquisition for the electric load management system. Considerable independent judgment and initiative are exercised in contacting customers and performing on site work. Employee is subject to hazards associated with electrical systems including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme temperatures, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation and may be required to work in close quarters and in small crawl spaces. NCDL Required

Salary Range: $22,611 - $33,464
Application Deadline: 2/16/2016


PT Library Desk Assistant – Brown Library 

Performs paraprofessional and varied clerical duties in Technical Services of the library, performs other collection maintenance activities, and assists library patrons in operating library equipment and in locating materials.  Work requires employees to be tactful and courteous in dealing with the public. Weekend and evening hours may be required. Work is performed under the supervision of the Library Services Coordinator or other staff on duty and is evaluated through daily observation, conferences, and review of completed work and reports.

Salary Range: $9.39/hr. - $13.90/hr.
Application Deadline: 2/16/2016


PT Lifeguard – Parks and Recreation/Aquatic and Fitness

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 various shifts, typically less than 20 hours a week.

Starting Range: $8.94/hr. - $13.24/hr.
Application Deadline: Until Filled