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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.

Available Positions



CITY MANAGER – Washington, NC  

Historic eastern NC riverfront community, full-service City, including electric utility system and General Aviation airport, is seeking a City Manager.  The manager is appointed by Mayor and 5-member Council.  $69 million operating budget, including seven enterprise funds, which supports 200 full-time employees.  Significant experience in local government as top administrator.  Experience managing an electrical distribution enterprise fund, is preferred. Experience in economic development, downtown/waterfront redevelopment, annexation, historic district and community revitalization, budgeting, intergovernmental relations, service delivery, long range comprehensive and strategic planning, human relations, community innovation, and public communication is desired.  Prefer 5+ years of municipal government experience, and a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, or related field.  Master’s Degree in Public Administration desirable; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications.  The manager must live within the Washington city limits within (1) one year of appointment. Submit Resume, cover letter & application which is located at www.washington-nc.com to: Stacey Christini, HR Director at schristini@washingtonnc.gov by Oct 15, 2015 position will remain open until filled.   The City of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Electric Operations Superintendent – Electric/Transmission and Distribution

Performs technical, supervisory, administrative, and engineering related work overseeing the total activities, including construction, maintenance, and repair of the overhead and underground electric plant and the electrical distribution and transmission system. Works with the department head in designing, planning and directing all work activities; manages and assigns work for electrical line and service crews; monitors contractors; serves as liaison to purchasing and the warehouse; handles customer concerns and complaints; prepares budget and participates in long range planning. Must possess some computer skills including ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, email and other communication tools. NCDL required. Associates degree with a major in electrical engineering technology or related field, preferred 8 years of supervisory, technical and/or engineering experience within an electric utility environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

Salary Grade: 27
Salary Range: $51,825 - $76,701/Commensurate with Education and Experience
Application Deadline: 10/30/2015


Electric Line Worker I – Electric/Transmission & Distribution

Performs technical work in the construction, maintenance and repair of underground and overhead lines on the electric distribution and transmission system. Must be able to perform heavy work including ability to climb poles and perform manual work under adverse weather conditions. High School diploma equivalency required.  Training in electrical principles plus one year experience as an electric line worker preferred; trainee appointment may be considered for individual with technical aptitude & desire to learn at a rapid pace. Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or able to obtain within 6 months.

Salary Grade: 16
Starting Range: $30,301 - $44,845
Application Deadline: 10/30/2015


Utility Maintenance Technician – PW/Water & Sewer

Tests water meters including new meters, replaced meters, and meters in question. Repairs water meters, cleans and paints meters and reassembles. Establishes and maintains detailed records of work activities, meter readings, meter numbers and locations, and other information. Reads meters, inspects installations for leaks; works with customers to identify causes of high usage; unstops sewer lines, repairs and maintains fire hydrants; runs flow tests. Conducts re-reads of water meters; performs service connections and disconnections; operates a light vehicle for transportation and hand tools for repairs. Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, grasping, lifting, talking, hearing, feeling, and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; up to 20 pounds of force frequently; and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must possess the visual acuity to read and record numbers, visually inspect moving parts and dials, and to establish and maintain written records. Graduation from high school, clerical and semi-skilled utility field experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. NCDL required.

Salary Grade: 13
Starting Range: $26,175 – $38,739
Application Deadline: 10/30/2015


PT Library Custodian – Library

Establishes and maintains schedule of routine janitorial and general maintenance work required to keep up appearance and safety of library facilities and grounds (public and office areas) and. Performs preventative maintenance work and/or repair work on library facilities, buildings, grounds and related equipment. Makes minor repairs to defective plumbing, electrical wiring, computer cabling, window panes, lights, furniture and equipment, etc. In cooperation with other staff, empties book drops. Works closely with the Friends of the Library on moving, sorting, labeling and storing donated books. Assists in keeping sidewalks cleared of debris. Set up meeting rooms (table and chair arrangements) for scheduled events. Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; lift 25 pounds frequently; and 10 pounds constantly. NCDL required.

Salary Grade: 2
Starting Range: $7.35 – $8.76
Application Deadline: 10/20/2015