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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, neighborhood, 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 community development work; or equivalent. AICP and zoning or community development certification preferred. NCDL required.

Salary Grade: 23
Starting Salary: $42,085
Application Deadline: 12/31/2014


Treatment Plant Operator – Public Works/Water Resources

Performs a variety of operational, laboratory, and maintenance duties in a water and/or wastewater treatment plant. High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by course work in Chemistry or Biology and Math with some experience in the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment, preferably in water or wastewater treatment plant.  Ability to obtain N.C. Grade I Wastewater and Class C Water Treatment Plant operator’s certification within 18 months. NCDL required.  50 lb. lifting requirement.  Rotating shift work. Generous pay incentives including percentage increases and bonuses for various certification attainments.

Salary Grade: 15
Starting Salary: $28,485
Application Deadline: 12/5/2014


PT Facility Attendant – Public Works/Airport

Inspects and maintains runway surfaces; assists with maintaining records of airport activities; greets and assists airport users; assists in fueling planes; maintains grounds and facilities including mowing, sweeping, emptying trash, cleaning bathrooms and stocking supplies, etc. Ability to perform manual labor and communicate effectively verbally and in writing with diverse audiences. Knowledge of aviation is desirable. NCDL required. Work schedule involves weekend work (9-5 Saturday and 11-5 Sunday) and some weekdays, 8-24 hours per week expected.

Salary Grade: 7
Starting Salary: $9.27/hr
Application Deadline: 12/19/2014


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 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 week day shifts early mornings (5:45 am to 1 pm) and/or early afternoons (1 pm to 3 pm), typically less than 20 hours a week.

Salary Grade 6
Starting Salary:  $8.83/hr
Application Deadline: Until Filled