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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. Applicants for Police Officer and Telecomunicator must also submit an Application for Employment, link is above.

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:


Police Division Commander

Job Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

  • The City of Washington, North Carolina is seeking a forward-thinking Police Captain (Police Commander) The candidate should have a proven track record in law enforcement current best practices and the community’s expectations of law enforcement professionals.  Perform law enforcement and administrative work the overall management of a division within the department.  Assist in overall departmental planning and operations; assist in developing policies and procedures; assist in preparation of annual budget; supervise staff directly or through others; and preforms related tasks as required.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, political science, public administration, business administration, or related field (minimum seven (7) years’ management experience in law enforcement) at the rank of Sergeant or higher); an Associate Degree or currently enrolled(minimum ten plus (10+) years’ management experience in law experience)at the rank of Sergeant or higher; or any equivalent combination of experience and training necessary to perform the work
  • Training certification in leadership and supervision, knowledge of modern policing best practices, exceptional communication skills to plan, organize, direct and supervise assigned division within the department; must possess an Advance Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission or a graduate from an executive management school based on position within current department; must have current certification as a municipal/local or state government law enforcement officer by his/her respective state or with no more than one year break in full-time sworn service at time of appointment. Please note: North Carolina law does not have recognize nor have a reciprocal relationship with federal law enforcement certification; ability to obtain BLET Certification in North Carolina within twelve (12) months of hire date.
  • Candidate must have ability to possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license; must meet and maintain all requirements for the position as established by the city and the state of North Carolina. 
  • The selection process for applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will consist of structured interview/evaluation process (date to be determined) and an interview with the Chief of Police
  • $52,343/25.16/hr. - $78,515/37.75/hr.
  • Placement in the range is dependent on experience; placement of internal applicants will be as provided by the personnel rules; position includes an excellent benefit package

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

$35,428/17.03/hr. - $53,142/25.55/hr.



Job Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

·          Provides responses to fires and emergency calls; administers life support techniques and procedures based on patient assessment, including all skills at the EMT, Advanced EMT or Paramedic level

·          Responds to alarms and assists in the suppression of fire including rescue, entry, and ventilation and salvage work.

·          Operates fire and emergency medical equipment, as certified.

·          Participates in post-incident operations of cleaning and salvage.

·          Completes necessary records and reports for fire calls and emergency calls including information for billing documentation and legal accountability.

·          Reports facility maintenance, radio, vehicle and equipment problems to the appropriate level of authority.

·          Performs routine maintenance and servicing of equipment including washing and waxing apparatus, checking batteries, checking fuel and oil levels, cleaning and drying hoses, inspecting hose and hose connections for damage and wear; checks fire and EMS apparatus for proper stocking of equipment and supplies.

·          Conducts in-service fire prevention inspections as certified.

·          Assists with fire inspections and pre-fire hazard surveys.

·          Participates in public education and public relations functions as required.

·          May drive/operate apparatus as qualified.

·          Attends in-service classes to maintain current knowledge of fire suppression and emergency medical technology.

·          Cleans furniture, fixtures, and station interior, conducts tours of the station and explains apparatus, equipment, and procedures to the public.

·          Participates in physical fitness training.

·          Performs other related duties as required.

-      Must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)

-      Certified Firefighter II and EMT


NC Paramedic

-      Valid NC Driver’s License (satisfactory driving record)

-      In addition, please submit copies of Firefighter I and II, and EMT/Paramedic certifications

FF/EMT Salary $32,134 - $48,201

FF/Paramedic Salary $37,199 - $55,799

Depending on certifications and experience.



Electric Lineworker Second Class

Job Closing Date: 11/30/2018

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

  • Provides skilled level electrical line technician work in the installation, maintenance and repair of the City’s electrical distribution and transmission systems including setting of poles, anchors and guys, placing of cross arms and insulators, stringing and tapping of wires, and the installation of transformers, service drops, and metering equipment
  • Installs and maintains streetlights, floodlights, and associated equipment in public areas; installs underground lines and associated equipment
  • Troubleshoots work to locate the sources causing power failure; makes defined repairs and restores electrical service
  • Climbs poles and works with high voltage electrical lines if working on overhead lines; works with power lines, replaces capacitor banks, distributes transformers on poles, insulators, and fuses
  • Uses hot sticks when working with live-lines on energized high-voltage electric power lines; tests voltage, tightens nuts and bolts, applies tie wires, opens and closes switches, replaces fuses.
  • Maintains, inspects, tests, repairs and operates all transformers and other electrical equipment if working at substation
  • Operates digger derrick, forklift and other construction equipment; operates special purpose line trucks and attached equipment; checks equipment daily to ensure they are operational and equipped to provide service
  • Assists with relocating other utilities such as cable, telephone, and fiber optic lines when setting new poles for the City

Performs related work as required

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and at least (2) years’ experience working as an Electric Lineworker 3rd Class with municipal or private sector high voltage electric distribution systems.
  • Valid North Carolina CDL-A driver’s license
  • Lift Truck Operator’s Certification
  • OSHA Confined Space
  • CPR and First Aid
  • $35,428/$17.03 hr. - $53,142/$25.55 hr.


PT Airport Facility Attendant

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • 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
  • Knowledge of aviation is desired.


  • Previous Airport experience
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • NC Drivers License
  • $9.47/hr. - $14.21/hr.
  • Work schedule involves mostly weekend work, 15-20 hours per week expected.






Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.