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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


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:

PT Lifeguard     

Job Closing Date:  August 17, 2017
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
  • $7.42/hr. - $11.13/hr.
  • various shifts, typically less than 20 hours a week



PT Aquatic Front Desk Attendant

Job Closing Date:  August 17, 2017
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Customer service experience and computer skills needed
  • Greet and check in guests
  • Provide information regarding; rules, memberships, classes, rentals, etc.
  • Perform opening and closing procedures
  • Give tours of facility.
  • Light janitorial duties
  • Enforce facility rules and help maintain order
  • Record maintenance, update database, filing and general office equipment use
  • First Aid and CPR required, or ability to obtain.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • $7.42/hr. - $11.13/hr.
  • Around 25 hours per week


Circulation Assistant 

Job Closing Date: August 9, 2017
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Responsible for varied duties at the Circulation Desk, including: checking in and out of materials, registering new patrons, placing holds.
  • Assisting customers with public computers, photocopying, faxing, using electronic resources.
  • Assisting with NC Cardinal and resource sharing.
  • Scheduling of meeting spaces.
  • Shelving and shelf-reading, and other tasks as assigned.


  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Basic knowledge of computers - Microsoft, PowerPoint, Dewey Decimal System, and e-readers.
  • $7.42/hr. - $11.13/hr.
  • Varied work schedule, approximately 16 hours per week.


Equipment Mechanic II   

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs difficult repairs and replacements to motors, transmissions, and other automotive systems; provides technical expertise to less skilled employees.
  • Diagnoses, adjusts, repairs and services a variety of cars, light and heavy construction equipment, trucks, and related equipment.
  • Diagnoses, repairs and overhauls brakes, ignition and fuel systems, hydraulic systems, differentials, and front and rear axle assemblies; removes and replaces transmissions.
  • Operates equipment such as lift jacks, tire changers, air guns, battery chargers, wrenches, cranes, air compressors, and other hand tools.
  • Relines, replaces and checks brakes; realigns wheels and makes corrections using wheel alignment devices.
  • Lubricates, repairs, and replaces parts and filters; cleans and replaces spark plugs, installs radiator hoses, and replaces belts.
  • Performs electrical work on automotive equipment such as diagnosing electrical shorts, installing batteries and terminals, repairing and adjusting lights, and replacing wiring.
  • Performs body repair work including fabrication of parts.
  • Cleans and arranges tools and garage area.
  • Enters service orders into computer; maintains computerized fuel reporting system.
  • Serves in absence of Fleet Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Responds to automotive service calls for repair and assistance.
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina commercial driver's license
  • State certification in vehicle safety/emissions inspections.
  • $16.22/hr. - $24.33/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.
  • $9.47 - $14.21
  • Approximately 12-15 hours per week


Aquatic & Fitness Center Supervisor

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
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.


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.


Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.