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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

Safety & Risk Manager   

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Responsible for planning, directing, administering and organizing the City’s Risk, Safety & Wellness Programs Performs inspections of complex commercial and residential construction projects
  • Including loss prevention and control, safety/liability, workers’ compensation and wellness.
  • Analyzes operations and activities to identify trends, unsafe conditions.
  • Responsible for ensuring City compliance with Occupation Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Processes all automobile, property liability and workers’ compensation claims. Maintains property, fire, auto, general and professional liability insurance, including procuring coverage for existing and new assets and coordinating claims administration
  • Serves as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator for the City
  • Responsible for City’s alcohol/drug testing program
  • Chairs the Safety & Wellness Committee; coordinates annual on-site health screenings; wellness programs, seminars and incentive program
  • Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Public Administration, Insurance, Safety Management, or related field and 2 years of risk management, safety and workers’ compensation experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Annualized salary range $39,060 - $57,808 based on qualifications/experience (salary currently under review by a classification/pay study)
  • Submit application, resume and cover letter to:  Stacey Christini, Human Resources Director at schristini@washingtonnc.gov
Field Service Technician I
Job Closing Date:  11/15/2016
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs a variety of responsible utility field services tasks including setting and discontinuing utility services
  • Performs cut on and cut off of services
  • Delivers notices to customers
  • Answers questions from the public
  • Checks conditions of meter bases for proper voltages
  • Reads electric and water meter routes
  • Graduation from high school
  • NC Drivers License
  • Some evening work will be required
  • Must have simple mechanical skills and some computer knowledge
  • $12.11/hr. - $17.92/hr.


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



PT Lifeguard

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Responsibilities include ensuring the education and enforcement of water safety and responding to emergencies.
  • Job involves daily cleaning tasks, interacting with the public
  • Chemical testing by drop testing typically with Taylor test kit,
  • Checking members in with membership database (activenet) and excel
  • 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.
  • Seeking qualified applicant to work various shifts, typically less than 20 hours a week.
  • $7.42/hr. - $10.99/hr.