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Division of  Human Resources & Risk Management

Embracing Change and the Opportunity it brings

Mission

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. 

Vision

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.  

Values

  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

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ:

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:

 

Purchasing Technician      

Job Closing Date: January 29, 2018
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Inventories materials and supplies in the warehouse; informs supervisor when reorder points are reached; may initiate purchase requests.
  • Processes receipts and disbursement of inventory requisitions by City departments to authorized employees.
  • Enters data into computer system for receiving and issuing materials for monitoring current inventory levels and value; produces reports as needed.
  • Coordinates uniform collection with City employees with contracted service provider.
  • Assists supervisor in sales of surplus equipment and with bid openings.
  • Receives, stores, and issues equipment, materials and supplies to City departments.
  • Loads and unloads supplies and materials.
  • Places incoming supplies in specific bins or assigned areas; makes necessary data and entries in the inventory system for inventory control.
  • Assists in the periodic physical inventory of the contents of the central warehouse.
  • Operates necessary equipment to support the warehouse functions, including a forklift.
  • Maintains detailed and accurate records of the flow of materials and supplies through the warehouse.
  • Maintains equipment used in the operation of the warehouse; physically cleans the warehouse.
  • Provides customer service to City employees coming into the central warehouse; answers telephone and provides information to vendors or delivery.
  • Arranges for annual fire extinguisher certification for City facilities through contracted services.
  • Maintains safety data sheets for the City’s Chemical products.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • High school graduate or GED
  • NC Driver License preferred
  • Ability to receive certification to operate a forklift
  • One (1) to four (4) years of experience in warehousing, stockroom or store operation with moderate computer skills; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • $26,437/$12.71/hr. - $39,656/$19.07/hr.
  • 7 am – 3:30 pm

 

Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic 

Job Closing Date: January 31, 2018

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 basic/advanced level or Paramedic
  • 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 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 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)
  • NC Certified EMT-Basic or higher
  • Valid NC Driver’s License (satisfactory driving record)
  • Copy of the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

$32,134/$11.66/hr. - $55,799/$20.25/hr. Depending on certifications and experience.

 

Electric Line Worker Third Class 

Job Closing Date:  January 22, 2018

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

  • Provides semi-skilled level electrical line technician work in the installation, maintenance and repair of the City’s electrical distribution and transmission systems
  • 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
  • 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, lays insulating sleeves on wires, and performs various tasks without exposing work crew to electric shock
  • 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
  • Clears rights-of-way by cutting and trimming trees and tree limbs; operates machine to grind limbs
  • Performs related work as required

 

High school graduate or GED

Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or able to obtain within 6 months.

Ability to climb a pole within the probationary period (1 year)

$32,134/$15.45/hr. - $48,201/$21.78/hr.

Either M-F 7am -3:30pm or 4-10hr shifts depending on crew assigned

 

Maintenance Worker I              

Job Closing Date: January 22, 2018
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs a variety of maintenance tasks such as cutting grass using tractors, power riding and push mowers; removing leaves and debris; trimming shrubbery, and clearing and landscaping grounds.
  • Digs graves with shovel; assists with funeral activities.
  • Operates dump trucks, tractors and loaders; operates push mowers and trimmers.
  • Assists on other crews as needed
  • Performs related tasks as required.

 

  • High school graduate or GED
  • NC Driver License
  • Experience performing unskilled maintenance work
  • $22,837/$10.98/hr. - $34,256/$16.47/hr.
  • 7 am – 3:30 pm, some weekends

 

Telecommunicator 

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

*In addition to the City of Washington Application, the Telecommunicator Packet is also required, and the link can be found on our website*

-      High School Diploma or GED

-      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

-      $29,147/$14.01/hr - $43,721/$21.02/hr.

-      12 hr. shifts

 

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.

 


 

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 desire.
  • Previous Airport experience
  • NC Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • $9.47/hr - $14.21/hr.
  • Work schedule involves mostly weekend work, 20 hours or less per week expected.

 

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.
  • NC Driver License
  • $9.47 - $14.21
  • Approximately 12-15 hours per week
 
 

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
  • Involves daily cleaning tasks, interacting with the public, chemical testing and computer use
  • 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
  • $7.42/hr. - $11.13/hr.
  • various shifts, typically less than 20 hours a week
  • Shifts available: 5:45 a - 1 p; 1 p - 7 p
 
 

PT Head 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
  • Involves daily cleaning tasks, interacting with the public, chemical testing and computer use
  • 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
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • $9.94/hr. - $14.92/hr.
  • various shifts, estimating 24 hours a week

 


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