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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

Code Enforcement Officer     

Job Closing Date:  3/1/2017

Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Makes on-site inspections of existing development for zoning compliance including landscaping and related appearance issues; enforces sign ordinances; works with owners on remediation of non-compliance
  • Enforces minimum housing ordinances and codes; conducts follow-up inspections for compliance; certifies housing for electrical connection and habitation after 30 or more days of vacancy
  • Enforces junk vehicle, overgrown lots, and sign ordinances; coordinates with contractors for mowing and cleaning overgrown lots and removal of non-compliant vehicles
  • Coordinates mosquito abatement on vacant property
  • Establishes and maintains records of work activities and follow-up actions; prepares and sends correspondence; coordinates work with other City employees
  • NC Driver License
  • $14.72/hr. - $21.78/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



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
  • PREFERRED:  operation of water or wastewater treatment plant.  
  • PREFERRED:  Wastewater Operator's Grade I or Water Plant Operator's Grade C from the State of North Carolina within six months of employment
  • Graduation from high school
  • NC Drivers License.
  • $14.01/hr.  starting salary for trainee
  • 12 hour rotating shifts.


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
  • 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



JOB CLOSING DATE:  3/17/2017
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age & able to make uninterrupted employment commitment for seven continuous weeks beginning June 12 through July 28, 2017.
  • Opens and closes facilities where programs occur
  • Coordinates activities in the program
  • May teach or conduct the activity or work with contracted staff
  • Sets up equipment, materials, and supplies
  • Updates mailing list, registration files and attendance records
  • Inputs information into computer: reports, registration sheets
  • Supervises, transports and insures safety and welfare of participants
  • Enforces policies and standards of participation
  • First consideration shall be given to applicants pursuing Parks & Recreation education or related field and/or those with prior experience.
  • High school graduate or GED
  • NC Driver License
  • $7.42 - $10.99/hr.
  • Hours of work will vary to include 20 – 40 hours per week depending on programming



JOB CLOSING DATE:  3/10/2017
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs a variety of manual labor tasks in the stormwater division
  • Duties include cutting grass, removing leaves and debris, trimming shrubbery, etc.
  • cleaning water and wastewater sand beds, lagoons, and clarifiers; transporting parts and supplies
  • Must be able to perform semi-skilled manual labor for an extended period, including heavy lifting, often under unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Requires ability to perform general maintenance work.
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • NC Driver License
  • Maintenance work experience
  • $9.96/hr - $14.74/hr

Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.