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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.

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

Customer Service Representative
Job Closing Date: 4/7/2017
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Responsible for working with the City of Washington Utility customers by establishing accounts, informing the public of policies and procedures, answering questions, and solving problems.
  • Research and provide information on customer accounts, bills, and usage, entering data into an automated cash register.
  • Balances daily collections and prepares daily reports for all city departments.
  • Balances and posts daily receipts for accounts receivable and prepares daily bank deposits; reconciles deposits with computer printout; prepares adjustment entries for accounts
  • Opens, separates, and balances mail payments and night deposits.
  • Experience with computers
  • High school diploma or (GED)
  • One year of customer service experience required
  • $12.11/hr. - $17.92/hr.


Temp Summer Program Assistant

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled

Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age & able to make uninterrupted employment commitment for seven continuous weeks beginning June 12 through July 28, 2017.
  • Opens and closes facilities where programs occur
  • Coordinates activities in the program
  • May teach or conduct the activity or work with contracted staff
  • Sets up equipment, materials, and supplies
  • Updates mailing list, registration files and attendance records
  • Inputs information into computer: reports, registration sheets
  • Supervises, transports and insures safety and welfare of participants
  • Enforces policies and standards of participation
  • First consideration shall be given to applicants pursuing Parks & Recreation education or related field and/or those with prior experience.
  • High school graduate or GED
  • NC Driver License
  • $7.42 - $10.99/hr.
  • Hours of work will vary to include 20 – 40 hours per week depending on programming

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
  • $15.45/hr - $22.87/hr

PT Recreation Facility Attendant

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs opening and closing procedures of the facility as assigned
  • Responds to public inquiries concerning programs
  • Performs a variety of maintenance duties
  • Enforces facility rules and regulations
  • Experience in customer relations, facility maintenance, and recreation preferred
  • First Aid and CPR preferred


  • High school graduate or GED.
  • $9.48 - $14.04
  • Approximately 15-20 hours per week

PT Civic Center Facility Attendant

Job Closing Date: 3/29/2017
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs opening and closing procedures of the facility as assigned
  • Performs a variety of duties to ensure the maintenance, neatness, cleanliness, and safety of facilities and adjacent grounds and parking lot including mopping up spills, picking up litter or debris, emptying trash and related activities
  • Ensures the safety of individuals and security of facilities; evaluates and takes appropriate action to correct unusual situation including fights, thefts, vandalism, behavior problems, code violations, etc
  • Provides information and assistance to users of the facility; educates patrons on rules and regulations
  • Enforces rules and regulations, City Code, facility rules, etc. for use of the facility
  • Monitors buildings, grounds and equipment, reports needed repairs
  • Performs simple problem solving techniques in maintenance of HVAC, PA, facility lighting, and irrigation systems of the facility; sets up Audio Visual equipment
  • Stocks restrooms with paper products and soap
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • $9.48 - $14.04
  • As needed, less than 10 hours per week

Temp PT Recreation Maintenance Worker

Job Closing Date:  3/29/2017
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks involving manual labor requiring the use of hand tools and light equipment operation
  • Work involves operating push and tractor mowers to cut grass and other similar tasks in varying weather conditions.
  • Work also includes general housekeeping and building cleaning work
  • Employees also are involved in routine horticultural tasks, minor facility and equipment repair, and preparing playing fields for a variety of sports
  • Employees must be conscious of safety methods
  • Employees are subject to hazards in parks maintenance work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as noise, moving mechanical parts, chemicals, atmospheric conditions and oils.



  • High school graduate or GED
  • NC Drivers License
  • $10.98/hr.
  • Temporary 25 hrs. per week
  • Expected to last from April - November


Temp PT Dock Attendant

Job Closing Date: 3/29/2017
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Provide oversight, customer service and recordkeeping for the docks
  • Varity of technical and maintenance duties
  • Providing assistance and information to visitors and boaters
  • Some clerical record keeping
  • Previous experience in customer relations, boat handling and/or facility maintenance





  • High school graduate or GED
  • $9.48 - $14.04
  • Approximately 15 hours per week
  • Expected start May 15 thru Oct 29


Treatment Plant Operator

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
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 and checks engines, generators, pumps, settling tanks, filters, clarifiers, chlorinators, and other equipment for 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
  • Takes and records data from various meters, gauges and dials; logs daily, weekly, and monthly activities
  • Performs standard laboratory chemical and biological tests
  • Performs general preventive and scheduled maintenance;
  • Performs routine building and equipment maintenance including cleaning and painting; performs grounds maintenance activities such as mowing
  • Collects water and wastewater samples
  • Graduation from high school
  • No experience required, will train
  • Employee must obtain Wastewater Operator's Grade I or Water Plant Operator's Grade C from the State of North Carolina within six months of employment
  • NC Driver License
  • $14.01/hr.
  • Work schedule will depend upon plant assignment and may include 12 hour rotating shift work


Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.