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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.

Human Resources Director – Administrative Services

Responsible for planning, organizing, developing and implementing a variety of human resources policies and programs, facilitating the identification and removal of barriers to productivity in the organization, and planning for the implementation of personnel practices with management and employees. Functions include classification and compensation; employee relations; training and development; recruitment and selection; benefits administration; performance management; policy administration; wellness programs; safety and risk management; and personnel records management. Qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, or related human service field, and considerable experience of a progressively responsible nature in human resources administration, preferably in local government. Master's degree in public administration or related field and HR certification (e.g. PHR, SPHR, IPMA-CP) are preferred. NCDL required. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, references and City of Washington Application to Matthew Rauschenbach, Administrative Services Director.

Salary Grade: 27
Starting Salary: $51,154 - $75,708/Commensurate with Education and Experience
Application Deadline: 2/27/15


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: 2/27/2015


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 Grade: 17
Starting Salary: $31,404
Application deadline: 3/5/2015


Customer Services Representative – Finance/Customer Services

Performs responsible public contact duties in providing services, information, and assistance to utilities customers of the City. Performs a variety of clerical & fiscal work in utilities billing & cashiering and operation of switchboard. Considerable interaction with customers, receiving money and explaining policies & procedures regarding billing & payments. Requires computer skills, some knowledge of accounting practices, ability to speak clearly and distinctly over the phone, deal effectively with the general public and handle stress associated with customer service responsibilities. Graduation from high school, substantial experience in customer service work and with multi-line phone system or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
Salary Grade: 12
Starting Salary: $24,607
Application Deadline: 3/2/2015


Recreation Maintenance Worker – Public Works/Building & Grounds

Performs a variety of duties in the maintenance of grounds, playing fields, parks, buildings and related City properties. Work involves mowing grass and routine horticultural tasks, minor facility & equipment maintenance and repair, and general housekeeping. Requires operational knowledge of tools and equipment used in grounds and building maintenance. Must be able to perform manual labor for extended periods often under adverse weather conditions. High school graduate with some experience in maintenance work and playing fields or equivalent. NCDL required.

Salary Grade 10
Starting Salary:  $22,319
Application Deadline: 2/23/2015


Maintenance Worker II – Public Works

Works on a crew to patch potholes and re-surface streets, construct and repair sidewalks, curb and gutter, and driveway aprons and other related duties. Must be able to perform semi-skilled, very heavy work often under unfavorable weather conditions. Requires working in both inside and outside environments, extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards associated with public works. Requires ability to read and write and prior related construction work experience. NCDL required.
Salary Grade: 9
Starting Salary: $21,256
Application Deadline: 3/2/2015


PT Facility Attendant - Parks and Recreation

Oversee the Susiegray McConnell Sports Complex and the Bobby Andrews Recreation Center during recreational baseball, soccer, and basketball seasons. Work schedule will vary and will primarily be afternoons and evenings with some Saturday and Sunday work required. Enforce facility rules and policies; pick up liter and empty trash cans; lock and unlock concession stands and press boxes; maintain bathrooms; check for water leaks and other duties as needed. Must be able to communicate effectively with staff and public. Some knowledge of water systems would be desirable.

Salary Grade: 7
Starting Salary: $9.27/hr.
Application Deadline: 2/26/2015