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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


Recreation Maintenance Worker – Recreation

Responsible for maintaining the alley ways and parking lots in the downtown area. Operates chain saws, weedeaters and other light equipment; rakes leaves, and removes fallen limbs and trash. Checks equipment and ensure proper operation and performs troubleshooting and maintenance. Sets up various facilities for special events and City sponsored functions. Prepares playing fields for games to include mowing, painting, regulation lines, moving bleachers, removing and installing sods. Performs minor to moderately difficult trades related functions in the maintenance of City facilities to include carpentry and electrical. Cleans floors, walls, windows, blinds, lavatories, fixtures, and stocks supplies in bathrooms. Operates a variety of mowers and equipment in grass cutting, grading, and trimming. changes light bulbs and fixtures. Required to work holidays as needed (during certain special events). NCDL required. Graduation from high school and some experience in maintenance work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Salary Range: $22,837 - $33,799
Application Deadline: 7/1/2016


Sanitation Worker - Public Works Department

Performs manual labor involving the collection and disposal of trash. Works as a member of a garbage and refuse collection crew in an assigned area of the City. Subject to the hazards of sanitation work including working in outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to noise, vibration, moving mechanical parts. Must be able to perform manual labor for an extended period, including heavy lifting, often under unfavorable weather conditions.

Salary Range: $21,749 - $32,189
Application Deadline: 7/5/2016


PT Lead Maintenance Facility Attendant – Civic Center/Tourism

Qualified candidate will have general maintenance experience, including but not limited to plumbing, A/C, painting, repairs and carpentry. Must be a self-starter and able to multi-task. Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with City personnel, external vendors and the public. Ability to work independently with general guidance from Civic Center management. High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND one year of experience in facility maintenance or janitorial work. NCDL required. Normal hours are 8:00am to 1:00 p.m., but attendance at special meetings and events may include weekends and/or evenings at times.

Salary Range: $9.96 - $14.74
Application Deadline: 7/1/2016