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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

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

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 Drivers License
  • $15.45/hr - $22.87/hr



Job Closing Date: 9/30/2016
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • The City of Washington Fire-Rescue-EMS Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full time Firefighter/EMT for immediate employment. The City of Washington is a municipal fire department operating out of two fire stations. Currently there is one open full-time position.
  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • NC EMT-Basic
  • NC Drivers License
  • North Carolina Firefighter Level I, II & EMT-I and/or EMT-Paramedic certifications are preferred
  • North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). A CRC can be obtained at most educational institutions such as the local community college.
  • $11.10/hr - $16.43/hr



Chemical Analyst

Job Closing Date: 9/23/2016
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs chemical and biological tests to monitor water quality for water and wastewater. Also completes necessary reports and maintains records and files. Requires considerable knowledge in organic and inorganic chemistry as well as modern laboratory techniques, materials, equipment, etc. Must be able to take water and sewer samples; perform medium physical work; and prepare, analyze and record laboratory results and data.
  • Associates degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science, or related field and
  • 2 years laboratory and/or treatment plant operations experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • NC Drivers License
  • $15.45/hr - $22.87/hr.


PT Lifeguard

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Responsibilities include ensuring the education and enforcement of water safety and responding to emergencies.
  • Job involves daily cleaning tasks, interacting with the public
  • Chemical testing by drop testing typically with Taylor test kit,
  • Checking members in with membership database (activenet) and excel
  • May be asked to assist in teaching swim lessons and other community activities.
  • Requires current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certifications.
  • Seeking qualified applicant to work various shifts, typically less than 20 hours a week.
  • $7.42/hr. - $10.99/hr.


Senior Center Recreation Program Specialist 

Job Closing Date: 10/5/2016
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Assist in developing, improving and growing programs
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise a variety of recreational and leisure activities for senior citizens
  • Promote, create, implement, supervise and evaluate all aspects of senior programs and services
  • Publish Newsletter, marketing events and activities, maintain and develop mailing lists
  • Instruct and supervise volunteers
  • Register participants for programs and events





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Gerontology or Social Work or Therapeutic Recreation
  • 6 mos – 1 yr experience in above fields
  • NC Drivers License
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED Certification or ability to obtain
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint) experience
  • $14.01/hr - $20.74/hr