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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


If you don’t meet the minimum qualifications, it’s very unlikely that you will get an interview.  So please make sure that you meet the minimum qualifications and that your application reflects the minimum qualifications.  


How to Apply:

PT Civic Center Custodian

Job Closing Date: 5/5/2017
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Must be able to perform manual labor involving a variety of building maintenance tasks including cleaning floors, windows, restrooms, emptying trash, sweeping decks and sidewalk, picking up trash on grounds and breaking down and setting up tables and chair
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • $7.42 - $10.99
  • Variable work schedule 8-10 hours or less per week primarily weekend and evening work


PT Recreation Facility Attendant

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs opening and closing procedures of the facility as assigned
  • Responds to public inquiries concerning programs
  • Performs a variety of maintenance duties
  • Enforces facility rules and regulations
  • Experience in customer relations, facility maintenance, and recreation preferred

First Aid and CPR preferred

  • High school graduate or GED.
  • $9.48 - $14.04
  • Approximately 15-20 hours per week


Senior Equipment Operator

Job Closing Date: 4/19/2017
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Operates a variety of heavy equipment such as motor grader, loader, backhoe, and front end loader.
  • Operates backhoe to cut and remove asphalt street sections, sidewalks, or curb and gutter for patch or reconstruction; digs trenches, ditches, culverts, and load sand, rocks, etc.
  • Operates a sewer flusher to unstop sewers lines; installs sewer clean-outs to unstop sewer lines and to clean out main sewer lines.
  • Operates motor grader equipment to clear rights-of-ways; perform fine grading on roads, ditches, construction lots, etc.; spread dirt and gravel; ensure grades for roads or sewer lines; grade areas for curb and gutter and sidewalks; load dirt, stone, and sand on trucks; and remove heavy brush and debris.
  • Performs repairs and preventive maintenance to assigned equipment including welding repairs and the fabrication of metal parts, and cleans and washes equipment on a periodic basis; reports major repair needs to supervisor.
  • Collects information and discusses sewer and water line problems with customers.
  • Operates sewer vacuum truck, clean sanitary sewer lines.




  • High school diploma or (GED)
  • NC Commercial Driver License
  • $13.34/hr. - $19.76/hr.

Maintenance Worker II

Job Closing Date:  Until filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Works on a crew to patch potholes and re-surface streets; assists with construction and repair of sidewalks, curb and gutter, and driveway aprons; constructs and cleans out storm sewer; digs drainage ditches.
  • Performs a variety of maintenance tasks such as operating mowers for cutting grass in rights-of-way, cemeteries, or public grounds, using power hand equipment; removing leaves and debris; trimming shrubbery, and clearing and landscaping ground
  • Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in maintaining and repairing streets, drainage systems, sidewalks, and driveways; erects street signs
  • Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in building cleaning, maintenance and repair. Assists in the more complex repair jobs.
  • Operates construction equipment including trucks, dump trucks, rollers, tractors, loaders, and other medium and light equipment.
  • The employees are subject to hazards associated with public works including working in both inside and outside environments, and in extreme hot and cold weather
  • High school graduate or GED
  • NC Driver License
  • $10.45/hr. - $15.47/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 Driver License



  • $15.45/hr. - $22.87/hr.

PT Civic Center Facility Attendant

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs opening and closing procedures of the facility as assigned
  • Performs a variety of duties to ensure the maintenance, neatness, cleanliness, and safety of facilities and adjacent grounds and parking lot including mopping up spills, picking up litter or debris, emptying trash and related activities
  • Ensures the safety of individuals and security of facilities; evaluates and takes appropriate action to correct unusual situation including fights, thefts, vandalism, behavior problems, code violations, etc
  • Provides information and assistance to users of the facility; educates patrons on rules and regulations
  • Enforces rules and regulations, City Code, facility rules, etc. for use of the facility
  • Monitors buildings, grounds and equipment, reports needed repairs
  • Performs simple problem solving techniques in maintenance of HVAC, PA, facility lighting, and irrigation systems of the facility; sets up Audio Visual equipment
  • Stocks restrooms with paper products and soap




  • High school graduate or GED.
  • $9.48/hr. - $14.04/hr.
  • As needed, less than 10 hours per week


Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.