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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:


City Manager

Job Closing Date: July 18, 2018

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

       Historic eastern NC riverfront community, full-service City, including electric utility system and General Aviation Airport, is seeking a city manager for 9,800 population. The manager is appointed by Mayor and 5-member Council. $79 million operating budget, including (7) seven enterprise funds, which supports 220 full-time employees. Significant experience in local government as a top administrator, preferably including management of an electrical distribution enterprise fund, is preferred. Experience in economic development, downtown/waterfront redevelopment, annexation, historic district and community revitalization, budgeting, intergovernmental relations, service delivery, long-range comprehensive and strategic planning, human relations, community innovation, and public communication is desired.   Submit Resume, cover letter & application (located at www.washington-nc.com) to: Stacey Everette, HR Director at severette@washingtonnc.gov by July 18, 2018.   The City of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Preferred Master’s Degree in Public Administration with 5 + years of municipal government experience.  Minimum requirement Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business or related field with 5 + years of municipal governmental experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary range $98,702 - $148,053, salary is negotiable depending on qualifications.  The manager must live within the Washington city limits within (1) one year of appointment.


Chief Building Official        

Job Closing Date: June 25, 2018
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Reviews site plans, blue prints and specifications; receives applications for permits for new construction and demolitions; issues building permits and certificates of occupancy
  • Inspects and re-inspects all new construction, alterations, remodeling, repairs, additions to residential housing and commercial businesses at various stages of completion to authorize continuing construction; inspects lumber and installations, chimneys, stairways, footing, foundation, slab, walls, framing, insulation and other items
  • Inspects existing facilities for hazardous conditions, structural failures, or improper uses including proper set up of mobile homes and modular housing
  • Issues warnings and stop work orders for construction not performed in compliance with regulations; issues certificates of occupancy after all inspections have been approved by all involved inspectors
  • Notifies responsible parties of defects and re-inspects to determine if corrective actions have occurred; issues stop orders if necessary
  • Formulates policies, procedures, rules, regulations and programs pertaining to building code enforcement
  • Advises contractors, engineers and architects in interpreting and applying code regulations
  • Assists zoning and code enforcement officer in answering public complaints about code violations; enforces municipal ordinances
  • Responds to questions from citizens, contractors, and builders regarding the codes and compliance processes; use of GIS programs and municipal website
  • Documents and resolves complaints with contractors, construction quality, and other issues
  • Receives complaints about defective construction and resolves enforcement problems
  • Consults with supervisor on taking enforcement action through court; testifies in court on work performed and interpretations of codes and ordinances
  • Reviews permitting software for error in permitting and reporting
  • Makes presentations to City Council and other agencies in areas of responsibility
  • Attends required code classes for continuing education, state association meetings and code development meetings
  • Supervises building and code enforcement staff
  • Performs related duties as required
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience serving as a building inspector in the State of NC or trades experience in construction inspections, investigations, or customer service capacity. 
  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or equivalent post high school training in a construction-related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid North Carolina driver’s license (without restrictions)
  • Level III in 2 trades (building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspection) with the ability to obtain Level III in the 2 additional trades within one year.
  • $49,851/$23.97 - $74,777/$35.95



Sr Center Recreation Program Specialist    

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Works at the Senior Center to provide technical support for the program and plan and publicize activities.
  • Plans, organizes, and promotes activities for Senior Center participants; arranges schedules, and personnel to staff such activities.
  • Instructs and supervises volunteers and paid staff; assigns and reviews and assures standards and requirements are being met.
  • Makes periodic observation and evaluation of recreational and leisure programs assigned for quality of service or instruction, proper use of equipment and facilities, participation, and feedback from the events.
  • Promotes programs and events; contacts media and makes personal appearances before civic and business groups; prepares press release, flyers, brochures for promotions; activities; keeps bulletin boards and outside sign boards current.
  • Registers participants for various programs and events; collects fees and completes proper forms; maintains various records of events.
  • Assists in the formulation and execution of departmental rules and policies.
  • Serves as liaison with other public and private groups and agencies on programs and activities
  • Participates in activities to insure clean and neat appearance of the facilities; gives directions to staff for preparation of center for activities.
  • Processes purchase orders and maintains inventory of equipment and supply needs; makes recommendations for budget of activities and programs.
  • Assists in the formulation and execution of departmental rules and policies.
  • Provides necessary liaison with other public and private groups and agencies.
  • Plans trips and accompanies participants.
  • Prepares regular and special reports as required
  • Assists supervisor with other departmental programs and activities, including filling in for administrative support personnel as needed.
  • Performs related duties as required.



  • Bachelor's degree in recreation administration, leisure studies, therapeutic recreation or related field; or one or more years of related experience and/or training; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • CPR, AED and / or First Aid certifications
  • $29,147/$14.01 - $43,721/$21.02


PT Front Desk Attendant

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Educates patrons on rules and regulations regarding membership, classes and rentals of the facility; provided information and assistance to users. 
  • Enforces facility rules and regulations. 
  • Performs opening and closing procedures of the facility during and after normal working hours.
  • 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.
  • Maintains participation records, attendance and schedules.
  • Inspects and maintains equipment. 
  • Participates with crowd control and assists the lifeguard in the emergency action plan.
  • Provides customer service and public relations duties.
  • Organize activities or classes.
  • Perform relative tasks as needed.
  • Stocks restrooms with paper products and soap.
  • Maintains necessary inventory of cleaning supplies.
  • Graduation from high school with some customer service experience
  • Certification or ability to obtain the following certifications within a specified time frame:  
  • American Red Cross CPR and First Aid
  • $7.42 - $11.13
  • Approximately 25 – 30 hours per week


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.


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.





Tourism Development Director  

Job Closing Date: June 4, 2018 Closed to new applications


Civic Center Event Coordinator   

Job Closing Date: June 4, 2018 Closed to new applications




Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.