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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:



Community and Cultural Resources Director  

Job Closing Date:  October 15, 2018

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

  • Responsible for providing leadership and policy development, program planning, budget management, administration, and operational direction of the Planning, Inspections, Parks & Recreation, Waterfront Docks and Library Services functions.
  • Plans and organizes project activities; establishes goals and objectives; recommends and administers policies and procedures; develops and recommends budget for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies and monitors expenditures.
  • Provides management direction to code administration and planning units; interacts with the public on controversial issues and problem solves with staff
  • Staff and consult with boards and committees on development issues in the City including, building inspections economic development, community appearance, and related issues.
  • Serves as technical support to the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, City Council, other City Departments and civic groups on planning, zoning, code enforcement and related matters
  • Confers with engineers, developers, architects, a variety of agencies and the general public in obtaining information and coordinating planning and inspection matters
  • Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates personnel in coordination with unit supervisors; establishes, reviews and evaluates performance expectations; provides or coordinates training; counsels employees and plans actions to correct performance deficiencies; takes appropriate disciplinary action as required
  • Directs, coordinates and reviews amendments to the general comprehensive plan; provides plan and code enforcement interpretation
  • Makes presentations to the City Council, Planning Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Downtown Washington Development Commission and other boards and commissions
  • Conducts special studies; researches complex planning problems; prepares a variety of comprehensive reports
  • Responds to and resolves difficult citizens’ inquiries and complaints
  • Performs other related work as required
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with a degree in Planning, Geography, or related field; or five (5) or more years of experience in city, county or regional planning with some responsibility for supervising staff; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • Certified Municipal Administration
  • Certified Zoning Official (CZO)
  • Certified Floodplain Management

$70,146/$33.72/hr. - $105,219/$50.59


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.



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.



Safety Manager

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Manages the city’s property & liability and worker's compensation insurance policies; identifies and analyzes risks that could potentially impact employees and citizens, and/or incur financial loss; reviews renewals, updates, and adds/deletes all assets.
  • Plans, develops, organizes, supervises and conducts training for risk management, loss control, safety, security programs and inspections
  • Develops safety policies and procedures to minimize financial loss while maintaining compliance with the NC Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, NC Department of Transportation, Americans with Disabilities Act and Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Performs safety inspections, surveys and audits on all city facilities and parks; prepares written reports of findings and recommendations for corrective or preventive measures identified and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.  Reviews and rechecks progress on a regular basis until standards have been met.
  • Inspects work areas for compliance with laws, policies, rules and regulations; communicates corrective measures needed to management; reviews and rechecks progress on a regular basis until standards have been met.
  • Obtains resources or offers training programs to implement the program, maintain safety awareness, and assures laws and policies are being followed; conducts safety training as part of new employee orientation.
  • Prepares any safety, Worker’s Compensation, OSHA, or related reports for monitoring and compliance agencies.
  • Researches various regulations and requirements; develops contact with monitoring agencies and keeps current with changes in laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Coordinates and chairs the town’s safety committee.
  • (3) three or more years related experience, Bachelor's degree in Safety Management, Risk Management, Business Administration or related field from four-year College or university; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License
  • $39,060/$18.78/hr. - $58,590/$28.17/hr.




Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.