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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

Safety & Risk Manager   

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Responsible for planning, directing, administering and organizing the City’s Risk, Safety & Wellness Programs 
  • Including loss prevention and control, safety/liability, workers’ compensation and wellness.
  • Analyzes operations and activities to identify trends, unsafe conditions.
  • Responsible for ensuring City compliance with Occupation Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Processes all automobile, property liability and workers’ compensation claims. Maintains property, fire, auto, general and professional liability insurance, including procuring coverage for existing and new assets and coordinating claims administration
  • Serves as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator for the City
  • Responsible for City’s alcohol/drug testing program
  • Chairs the Safety & Wellness Committee; coordinates annual on-site health screenings; wellness programs, seminars and incentive program
  • Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Public Administration, Insurance, Safety Management, or related field and 2 years of risk management, safety and workers’ compensation experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Annualized salary range $39,060 - $57,808 based on qualifications/experience (salary currently under review by a classification/pay study)
  • Submit application, resume and cover letter to:  Stacey Christini, Human Resources Director at schristini@washingtonnc.gov

Electric Line Worker Third Class    

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs technical work in the construction, maintenance and repair of underground and overhead lines on the electric distribution and transmission system
  • Must be able to perform heavy work including ability to climb poles and perform manual work under adverse weather conditions

Training in electrical principles plus one year experience as an electric line worker preferred; trainee appointment may be considered for individual with technical aptitude & desire to learn at a rapid pace

  • Graduation from high school or GED
  • Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or able to obtain within 6 months.
  • $14.72/hr. - $21.78/hr.


Chief Building Official   

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Provides direction, training and leadership for the City’s building codes and ordinance enforcement unit
  • Performs inspections of complex commercial and residential construction projects
  • Ensures compliance with City, Federal and State codes and ordinances
  • Currently under review as part of the Compensation and Pay Study.
  • NC Certification as a Building Inspector
  • Three trades areas at Level III and one trade area at Level II
  • Additional certification in building code law and administration
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Considerable experience in the building construction industry including experience in supervision and enforcement of NC State Building Code
  • NC Drivers License
  • $21.74/hr - $32.17/hr.
  • Expected start date 12/12/2016


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


Aquatic & Fitness Center Supervisor 

 Job Closing Date: 12/5/2016
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Manages daily operations at aquatic and fitness center
  • Responsible for safety and cleanliness of center
  • Schedules, trains, evaluates staff, and participates in hiring process
  • Ensures proper maintenance of the pool and building; including pumps, chemicals, safety equipment and air system
  • Oversees office administration; including money collection, customer service and billing
  • Prepares and maintains facility budget
  • Creates and coordinates community programming, including marketing
  • Previous aquatic, instructor and/or supervisory experience preferred
  • Graduation with a four year degree in recreation administration, physical education; or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Certified Pool Operator
  • Certified Lifeguard with First Aid
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer


  • $15.45/hr - $22.87/hr


PT Custodian       

Job Closing Date: 12/6/2016
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Must be trustworthy and dependable
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with others. Must be able to receive verbal and/or written instructions and complete assigned tasks
  • Maintain and clean council chambers, offices, stairwells, window frames, woodwork and restrooms, including floors, walls, trash receptacles and all fixtures
  • Knowledge of HVAC in order to maintain settings in the building. Make sure water levels, pumps and switches are correct
  • Ability to clean, replace and work on light fixtures, make minor repairs to light fixtures
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to bend, reach, squat, walk, stand and climb ladders
  • $7.42/hr - $10.99/hr.
  • 1 pm – 6 pm (may vary)



Job Closing Date: January 3, 2017
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


PT Recreation Facility Attendant

Job Closing Date: 12/16/2016
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


Maintenance Worker I

Job Closing Date: 12/16/2016
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs a variety of manual labor tasks in the Water Resources division
  • Duties include cutting grass, removing leaves and debris, trimming shrubbery, etc.
  • Cleaning water and wastewater sand beds, lagoons, and clarifiers; transporting parts and supplies
  • Must be able to perform semi-skilled manual labor for an extended period, including heavy lifting, often under unfavorable weather conditions
  • Janitorial work including stripping and waxing floors, cleaning and sanitizing restrooms, washing windows etc.
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • NC Drivers License
  • Maintenance work experience
  • $9.96/hr - $14.74/hr