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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:


Chemical Analyst    

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Performs and interprets advanced chemical, biochemical, microbiological and physical tests on potable water, wastewater, residuals, industrial wastes, stormwater and groundwater.
  • Performs quality control/quality assurance program on analysis, equipment and supplies to ensure reliable test results and maintains compliance with laboratory certification.
  • Performs a variety of laboratory tests and analysis of wastewater, raw and treated water samples to determine efficiency of plant processes and to maintain compliance with the plant’s NPDES permit.
  • Inspects and maintains an inventory of chemicals, solutions, culture media, required reporting forms and other laboratory supplies, equipment and appurtenances.
  • Collects a variety of samples at their source for testing; interprets test results and prepares required reports; prepares, standardizes, labels, and dates solutions and reagents.
  • Consults with the Laboratory Supervisor about scheduled activities, analytical results, inventory, supplies and equipment as well as observations about plant processes.
  • Operates a computer to input data, prepare required documents, related wastewater research and remain current on State and Federal regulations.
  • Performs maintenance, cleaning, and minor repair on lab equipment
  • Associate’s degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science, or closely related field.
  • One (1) to four (4) years’ experience in an environmental-related area preferably with a wastewater treatment facility.
  • Valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • $33,741/$16.22/hr. - $50,612/$24.33/hr.

PT Airport Laborer

Job Closing Date:  4/30/2018
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Maintenance tasks such as cutting grass
  • Cleans public grounds by picking up trash
  • Cleans building, floors, windows and rest rooms
  • Performs related tasks as required
  • Ability to perform unskilled maintenance work
  • $7.42/hr. - $11.13/hr.
  • Work schedule Monday – Friday; Combination of days and hours
  • 15 – 20 hrs week, will vary


PT Airport Facility Attendant

Job Closing Date:  4/30/2018
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.

Public Works Superintendent

Job Closing Date:  5/11/2018
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Manages and plans the activities of street maintenance and repair, solid waste management, equipment maintenance, and storm water system including storm water pump stations.
  • Makes field inspections of general fund projects, reviews progress and trouble shoots problems, and ensures completion; advises and reports to Public Works and Water Resources Director.
  • Performs hiring selection, promotion, training, and counseling, disciplining of subordinate personnel in consultation with the Director; meets frequently with subordinate supervisors to solve more complex problems; sets priorities and deadlines; and provides guidance and direction.
  • Participates in preparation of related operating budgets; monitors and approves expenditures.
  • Oversees and ensures compliance with safety and related regulations.
  • Assists in the preparation of construction plans.
  • Gathers field data to assist in the design and construction of City projects; provides construction staking for projects.
  • Meets and corresponds with customers and contractors regarding service requirements, procedures, and related technical issues; researches documents for right-of-way acquisition; property acquisition, and easements; obtains encroachment agreements from DOT.
  • Performs others duties as assigned.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering or related field
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in capital projects management including some related public works supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid North Carolina CDL driver's license required by the equipment operated.
  • $52,343/25.16 hr. - $78,515/37.75 hr.
  • Expected hire date 7/1/2018


Chief Building Official   

Job Closing Date: Until Filled
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



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 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

PT Aquatic/Fitness Instructor

Job Closing Date:  4/23/2018
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Teach swim lessons
  • Organizes and effectively leads classes.
  • Enforces all facility policies, rules and regulations.
  • Relays all safety, participant or other concerns to management.
  • Maintains program equipment.
  • Knowledge of swim strokes
  • Prior experience teaching, and/or developing aquatic fitness programs
  • American Red Cross CPR & First Aid
  • $9.47/hr. - $14.21/hr.
  • various shifts, hours will vary

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 am – 1 pm and 1 pm – 7 pm


Civic Center 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.
  • Performs a variety of duties to ensure the maintenance, neatness, cleanliness, and safety of facility and adjacent grounds and parking lot including mopping, picking up litter or debris, emptying trash and related activities.
  • Responds to public inquiries concerning programs and facility usage; may assist in scheduling facility use.
  • Ensures the safety of individuals and security of facilities; evaluates and takes appropriate action to correct unusual situations including fights, theft, vandalism, behavior problems, code violations, etc.
  • Provides information and assistance to users of the facility; educates patrons on rules and regulations; maintains public safety, health and welfare.
  • Enforces rules and regulations, city code, facility rules, etc.
  • Monitors buildings, grounds, and equipment, reports needed repairs
  • Performs simple problem-solving techniques in maintenance of HVAC, PA, and facility lighting.
  • Stocks restrooms with paper products and soap.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Graduation from high school with some experience in the area of customer relations, facility maintenance and some experience in recreation or related program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience in assisting with recreation activities, leisure activities, or related programs would also be a benefit.
  • $7.42/hr. - $11.13/hr.
  • 10 hrs. a week
  • Normal schedule will be after hours (nights and weekends)

Temp PT Dock Attendant

Job Closing Date: 4/30/2018
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Provide oversight, customer service and recordkeeping for the docks
  • Varity of technical and maintenance duties
  • Providing assistance and information to visitors and boaters
  • Some clerical record keeping
  • Previous experience in customer relations, boat handling and/or facility maintenance
  • High school graduate or GED
  • $9.47 - $14.21
  • Approximately 15 hours per week
  • Expected start May 21 thru October 28
  • Some evening and weekends



Updates on previously posted positions

Administrative Support Assistant - Closed for applications; Has not been filled

Utilities Billing/Customer Service Specialist - Closed for applications; Has not been filled

Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.