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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: Until Filled


Library Director – Community and Cultural Services

DUTIES: Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and reviews the library’s resources, personnel, facilities, services and programs to respond to the needs of the community. The Director operates under the executive direction of the Library Board of Trustees. Work includes developing and monitoring budget resources, planning and implementing overall library goal and objectives, oversight of staff and services
•    Minimum Qualifications 
•    Master’s Degree in Library Services required

•     Five (5) years of  library management experience within a public library setting
•     Must possess NC Public Librarian Certification 
•     NCDL required

Salary Range: $49,357 - $73,048
Application Deadline: 11/24/2015


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 Range: $31,816 - $47,088
Application Deadline: 12/4/2015



PT Lifeguard – Parks and Recreation/Aquatic and Fitness

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 various shifts, typically less than 20 hours a week.

Salary Grade 6
Starting Range: $8.94/hr. - $13.24/hr.
Application Deadline: Until Filled