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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.  

Summary of City of Washington employee benefits: /Data/Sites/1/media/cowsummaryofbenefits_.pdf



How to Apply:



Treatment Plant Operator I  

Job Closing Date:  8/26/2019

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

  • Operates a wastewater treatment plant and a separate well water treatment plant; makes regular tours of plants to inspect operations; drives back and forth between plants when necessary to complete work assignments.
  • Makes regular tours of plants and checks engines, generators, pumps, settling tanks, filters, clarifiers, chlorinators, and other equipment for proper functioning; checks influent and effluent points for visual detection of any irregularities as well as proper functioning; starts and stops pumps and motors and adjusts chemical feed and other processes to control treatment process.
  • Monitors levels in water storage tanks and telemetry and other indicators for wells.
  • Cleans splitter boxes, clarifiers, shovels iron sludge; operates loader to take sludge to landfill;  repairs and replaces pumps, motors, water lines, analyzers, chlorinators, belts and other parts; troubleshoots equipment and minor electrical problems.
  • Takes and records data from various meters, gauges and dials; logs daily, weekly, and monthly activities; may enter various data into computer; reviews information for trends and problems or anomalies.
  • Performs standard laboratory chemical and biological tests.
  • Performs general preventive and scheduled maintenance; assists maintenance staff on major maintenance and repairs.
  • Regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, blowers, valves and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions.
  • Performs routine building and equipment maintenance including cleaning and painting; performs grounds maintenance activities such as mowing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Grade 1 Biological Water Pollution and C-Well or the ability to obtain within (18) eighteen months of employment.


Valid North Carolina driver’s license.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) for all levels.


$31,675/15.23/hr. - $47,512/22.84/hr.


Shift work



Electric Engineering Technician    

  Job Closing Date: 9/6/2019

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

•     Manages the Electric Department GIS database and related staking software.

•     Prepares and maintains maps of electric lines utilizing drafting and geographic hardware and software systems.

•     Assists in the preparation of construction plans by providing drafting skills and making computations for the design work.

•     Manages location services contractors and oversees locates of underground electric utility lines on public and private property using radio detection locator equipment; maps locations of overhead and underground lines using computerized drafting equipment and hand-drawn maps.

•     Maintains and charts information that assist staff in monitoring and reviewing construction projects; maintains and updates existing maps and drawings of electrical facilities.

•     Conducts field research to collect data and compile information for maps and files; participates in surveying and staking of new electric facilities.

•     Coordinates with the Substation and Controls Engineer to ensure GIS mapping integration to the Outage Management System.

•     Compiles data and maintains reports on cost estimates, performance measures, contracts, and other departmental activity reports. 

•     Assists in the installation and operation of the City’s SCADA system hardware and software.     

•     Meets and corresponds with customers, contractors, consultants and others regarding service requirements, procedures, and to review or explain department operations.  

•     Coordinate the electric utilities department safety training and safety activities.

•     Performs related duties as required.



Associate degree or equivalent from two-year College in; drafting, design, civil or electrical engineering or related field and one or more years’ experience as a drafting technician or engineering aide; or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Valid North Carolina driver's license

$36,667/$17.63 hr. - $55,001/$26.44 hr.


PT Airport Facility Attendant 

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

  • Cleans and sweeps pavement surfaces and mows airfield grass and safety areas; performs weed control activities; maintains airport grounds including landscaped areas and lawns.
  • Performs semi-skilled work in building maintenance activities and equipment operations.
  • Performs daily inspections and performs routine maintenance and clean-up of airport runways, taxiways, airport grounds, perimeter fences, gates and related equipment for compliance with federal, state, and general aviation airport rules and regulations.
  • Completes and maintains work records to include complaint resolutions, maintenance and repair logs, vehicle inspection forms, daily work logs, FAA and NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) inspection records, and other related documentation.
  • Notifies pilots, tenants, and businesses of work being performed on airport property and responds to routine questions and/or complaints.
  • Notifies affected users of outages. Responds to routine requests for service and initiates problem resolution.
  • Monitors environmental issues, hazardous materials, and provides appropriate follow-up.
  • Coordinates with Public Works personnel regarding the necessity for maintenance and repairs needed at the airport. 
  • Inspects runways and taxiways for adequate surface conditions, lighting, markings, and proper signage.
  • Provides assistance during aircraft emergencies, hazardous incidents, and other emergency situations.
  • Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition.
  • Removes foreign objects and debris from the airfield.
  • Assists airport operations personnel in the performance of day-to-day activities associated with the safety, operations, and security of the Airport.
  • Performs duties to monitor and enforce security regulations, fire and life safety codes, vehicle operation, and parking rules.

Performs other duties as assigned.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED)


Valid North Carolina Driver’s License


First Aid and CPR Certification (ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date)

$9.80/hr. - $14.70/hr.






Job Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

•     Receives incoming calls from the public; evaluates requests for service; prioritizes the call according to protocol and dispatches public safety units

•     Receives after-hours calls for utilities, street maintenance, and traffic signal malfunctions

•     Dispatches public safety officials to emergencies; communicates with units during situations; sends additional units to situation based on requests or updated information

•     Monitors self-initiated activities of police officers and provides them with information on retained suspects

•     Maintains records of authorizations, warrants, and other information required for DCI/NCIC entries; logs all activities

•     Uses NC AWARE Program to check for outstanding warrants; communicates results to officers in the field

•     Closes telecommunications calls for service and identifies police units back in service

•     Updates criminal history logs

•     Performs other related duties as may be assigned


Graduation from high school or GED equivalency

Some prior experience in a dispatch function or extensive public contact role. Prior experience in a law enforcement or fire/EMS environment is desired

NC DCI Certification

NCAWARE and CJLEADS training


$30,166/$14.50 hr. - $45,249/$21.75 hr.


Work Schedule: 12-hour shifts



PT Recreation Maintenance Worker 

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

  • Operates chain saws, weedeaters and other light equipment to cut, prune and trim shrubbery and trees; rakes leaves, and removes fallen limbs and trash.
  • Checks equipment and ensure proper operation and performs troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Sets up various facilities for special events and City sponsored functions.
  • Prepares playing fields for games to include mowing, painting, regulation lines, moving bleachers, removing and installing sods.
  • Performs minor to moderately difficult trades related functions in the maintenance of City facilities to include carpentry and electrical.
  • Cleans floors, walls, windows, blinds, lavatories, fixtures, and bathrooms.
  • Operates a variety of mowers and equipment in grass cutting, grading, and trimming on City owned property.
  • Sweeps, mops, and dusts assigned areas; changes light bulbs and fixtures; washes windows; fills and stocks tissue, towel and soap dispensers.

Performs related duties as required.




Graduation from high school or GED


Six (6) months - One (1) years’ experience in general maintenance of grounds, facilities and landscaping


Valid North Carolina driver’s license

$11.53/hr. - $17.29/hr.


Summer Position - 25 hours/wk for approx. 8 weeks



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.



Electric Utilities Director

Job Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

•     Coordinates priorities and objectives on new or revised installation projects involving compliance with specific designs or specifications with public works and engineering personnel

•     Oversees capital budgeting & planning of service extensions

•     Monitors and evaluates activities of employees for effectiveness, completeness, and compliance with safety standards; inspects work in the field, reviews daily work reports, and provides feedback

•     Conducts safety training and safety meetings to ensure staff remain aware of safety issues

•     Develops budget estimates of hours worked including forecasts future requirements for personnel, materials, supplies, and equipment; authorizes requisitions and purchase orders for supplies or equipment

•     Prepares monthly reports of work accomplished, work in progress, and operational costs

•     Coordinates the planning and construction of new sub-stations by consulting with engineering staff; identifies need for change orders, specification development, materials needed, and inspecting work performed by outside contractors

•     Establishes annual maintenance and performance objectives for the electrical utility division; develops division and employee performance objectives

•     Prepares as-built maps of the electrical distribution system; trains subordinates in reading and understanding mapping system

•     Responds to and evaluates citizen inquiries and complaints to determine responsibility and develop methods to resolve problems

•     Trains and develops employees, provides feedback, and responds to employee relations issues in order to maintain a competent and motivated workforce; supervises electrical and tree trimming supervisors, meter readers, and maintenance personnel

•     Serves as the primary technical representative for the City on state and regional public and private electrical infrastructure initiatives

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field is desired; or, graduation from high school including completion of formal training and certification as a Journeyman in the installation and maintenance of electrical distribution systems with additional education or training equivalent to an Associate’s degree in electrical engineering technology, or related field

At least 5 - 7 years’ experience at a level equivalent to journey Electrical Crew Supervisor

Valid North Carolina driver’s license

Certified in First Aid & CPR

Certified as a Journey Lineman Level I through Electric Cities

Trenching and shoring training

Flagger training

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



Electric Lineworker First Class 

Job Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

•     Provides journey 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

•     Provides guidance and training to less experienced personnel

•     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 GED; and at least (2) years’ experience working as an Electric Lineworker 2nd 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

  • $41,013/$19.72 hr. - $61,520/$29.58 hr.



PT Lifeguard         

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours

Monitors the activity of pool patrons of all ages; enforces safety rules; warns patrons of violations and may remove patrons for repeated violations

Performs rescue and applies first aid in emergencies; contacts fire or emergency medical personnel as required for additional support

Maintains records and statistics of participants and activities for various aquatics programs

Assists in the maintenance of the swimming pool by monitoring and maintaining pool filtration system; conducts periodic testing of pool water chemistry and adjusts chemicals as needed to maintain standards

Performs miscellaneous duties such as answering the telephone, running errands, picking up supplies for activities, conducting classes, selling tickets and concessions, collecting fees, and helping set up for classes or events

Cleans bathrooms, facilities, shelter, office, and pool

Performs duties as needed related to opening and closing of pool facilities



Valid North Carolina driver’s license may be required to operate City vehicles

At least 16 years of age

Certified in CPR, first aid, and by the American Red Cross Life Guard Training (or equivalent certification)

AED certification and possession of Water Safety Instructor, Water Safety Aide, and Basic Swimming Instructor are preferred

$7.42/hr. - $11.13/hr.


Staff for Summer






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