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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:

 

Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic

Job Closing Date: Until Filled

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, Advanced EMT or Paramedic level
  • 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 the 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 pre-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)

Minimum must have at least a NC EMT basic and/or Certified Firefighter I & II (see details below)

 

If you have a NC EMT, but don’t have Firefighter I & II you would be required to:

1. Complete and obtain Firefighter I & II within 12 months of employment

2. Complete and obtain Advanced EMT Certification within 24 months of employment.

 

If you are a Certified Firefighter I & II and don’t have NC EMT you will be required to:

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FF/EMT Salary $32,134 - $48,201

FF/Paramedic Salary $37,199 - $55,799

Depending on certifications and experience.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Police Division Commander

Job Closing Date: Until filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

The City of Washington, North Carolina is seeking a forward-thinking Police Captain (Police Commander) The candidate should have a proven track record in law enforcement current best practices and the community’s expectations of law enforcement professionals.  Perform law enforcement and administrative work the overall management of a division within the department.  Assist in overall departmental planning and operations; assist in developing policies and procedures; assist in preparation of annual budget; supervise staff directly or through others; and preforms related tasks as required.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, political science, public administration, business administration, or related field (minimum seven (7) years’ management experience in law enforcement) at the rank of Sergeant or higher); an Associate Degree or currently enrolled(minimum ten plus (10+) years’ management experience in law experience)at the rank of Sergeant or higher; or any equivalent combination of experience and training necessary to perform the work
  • Training certification in leadership and supervision, knowledge of modern policing best practices, exceptional communication skills to plan, organize, direct and supervise assigned division within the department; must possess an Advance Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission or a graduate from an executive management school based on position within current department; must have current certification as a municipal/local or state government law enforcement officer by his/her respective state or with no more than one year break in full-time sworn service at time of appointment. Please note: North Carolina law does not have recognize nor have a reciprocal relationship with federal law enforcement certification; ability to obtain BLET Certification in North Carolina within twelve (12) months of hire date.
  • Candidate must have ability to possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license; must meet and maintain all requirements for the position as established by the city and the state of North Carolina. 
  • The selection process for applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will consist of structured interview/evaluation process (date to be determined) and an interview with the Chief of Police
  • $52,343/25.16/hr. - $78,515/37.75/hr.
  • Placement in the range is dependent on experience; placement of internal applicants will be as provided by the personnel rules; position includes an excellent benefit package

 

Electric Utilities Director

Job Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

•     Coordinates priorities and objectives on new or revised installation projects involving compliance with specific designs or specifications with public works and engineering personnel

•     Oversees capital budgeting & planning of service extensions

•     Monitors and evaluates activities of employees for effectiveness, completeness, and compliance with safety standards; inspects work in the field, reviews daily work reports, and provides feedback

•     Conducts safety training and safety meetings to ensure staff remain aware of safety issues

•     Develops budget estimates of hours worked including forecasts future requirements for personnel, materials, supplies, and equipment; authorizes requisitions and purchase orders for supplies or equipment

•     Prepares monthly reports of work accomplished, work in progress, and operational costs

•     Coordinates the planning and construction of new sub-stations by consulting with engineering staff; identifies need for change orders, specification development, materials needed, and inspecting work performed by outside contractors

•     Establishes annual maintenance and performance objectives for the electrical utility division; develops division and employee performance objectives

•     Prepares as-built maps of the electrical distribution system; trains subordinates in reading and understanding mapping system

•     Responds to and evaluates citizen inquiries and complaints to determine responsibility and develop methods to resolve problems

•     Trains and develops employees, provides feedback, and responds to employee relations issues in order to maintain a competent and motivated workforce; supervises electrical and tree trimming supervisors, meter readers, and maintenance personnel

•     Serves as the primary technical representative for the City on state and regional public and private electrical infrastructure initiatives

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field is desired; or, graduation from high school including completion of formal training and certification as a Journeyman in the installation and maintenance of electrical distribution systems with additional education or training equivalent to an Associate’s degree in electrical engineering technology, or related field

At least 5 - 7 years’ experience at a level equivalent to journey Electrical Crew Supervisor

Valid North Carolina driver’s license

Certified in First Aid & CPR

Certified as a Journey Lineman Level I through Electric Cities

Trenching and shoring training

Flagger training

  • $70,146 / $33.72 hr. - $105,219 / $50.59 hr.

 

 

Technology Administrator 

Job Closing Date:  3/29/2019
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours

Utilizes specialized software to monitor all network systems; monitors and maintains backups along with fiber communications lines.

Assists in the development of short and long-range plans to include use of new technology with the City's information technology strategic plan, goals and objectives;

Assists in planning, directing and participating in information technology system development activities to improve the City's department business process.

Prepares, plans and administers department budget; monitors and authorizes expenditures; manages and facilitates acquisition of hardware, software and component maintenance.

Directs and coordinates network systems, manages Voice over IP Telephone communications system, and personal computers, peripheral and related equipment.

Troubleshoots network, server and personal computer problems; installs new systems for users.

Manages and coordinates the Public / Education / Government (PEG) Channel including scheduling, creating public service announcements, downloading and producing video, recording events and producing programming.

Configures and installs infrastructure hardware such as switches, access points, local area networks, wide area networks, file servers, and other related peripherals.

Manages data back up and data recovery for city systems.

Ensures the maintenance of all local area networks by tracking significant problems, monitoring performance and installing upgrades to hardware and software.

Point of contact with service providers.

Performs other related duties as assigned

 

 

 

Associate’s degree in Management Information Systems, Information Technology or related field.

 

Five (5) or more years’ experience in a network environment performing day to day functions as noted under illustrative examples of work; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Valid North Carolina driver’s license

$45,217/$21.74/hr. - $67,826/$32.61/hr.

 

 

 

Administrative Support Specialist  

Job Closing Date:  3/29/2019

Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours

Serves as clerical, data entry, or other administrative support for departmental functions and services; screens calls and inquiries; secures and gives information.

Receives and greets customers; answers a variety of questions from contactors, general public and staff.May handle requests independently.

Secures information via telephone or personal contact; selects appropriate materials to answer questions; may process mail for the unit; may handle confidential items and/or material.

Coordinates arrangements for meetings and conferences; make travel arrangements for the planning staff.

Handles and processes payroll, accounting and budget functions.

Inputs data into automated systems for the department; generates records, reports, bills and/or other departmental requirements from the data; verifies and edits data, as needed.

Reviews and verifies records and reports for correct information; processes documents based on review and verification; files and retrieves materials based on limited information and performs periodic follow-up activities.

Provides customer service in the issuance application for permits; answers a variety of questions from contractors and the general public.

Takes minutes for the Planning Board, Board of Adjustments and Historic Preservation Commission.Assist with the developing the agenda, transcribes minutes for supervisors’ approval.

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College; and two or more year’s related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in the public sector.

 

Valid North Carolina Drivers’ License

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

 

 

 

Recreation Maintenance Worker     

Job Closing Date:  3/25/2019

Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours

Operates chain saws, weedeaters and other light equipment to cut, prune and trim shrubbery and trees; 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 bathrooms.

Operates a variety of mowers and equipment in grass cutting, grading, and trimming on City owned property.

Sweeps, mops, and dusts assigned areas; changes light bulbs and fixtures; washes windows; fills and stocks tissue, towel and soap dispensers.

Performs related duties as required.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalency

 

Six (6) months - One (1) years’ experience in general maintenance of grounds, facilities and landscaping

 

Valid North Carolina driver’s license

$9.47/hr. - $14.21/hr.

 

Schedule is 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily from 6/10/19 – 7/27/2019 this is a seasonal position.

 

PT Custodian    

Job Closing Date:  3/25/2019

Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours

Sweeps, mops, vacuums, etc. assigned areas

Cleans windows and glass doors; dusts offices.

Vacuums carpeted areas, including stairs.

Sweeps and mops hard-surface floors, including non-carpeted stairs.

Dusts and cleans woodwork, furniture, blinds, countertops and other hard-surfaced areas.

Gathers and disposes of trash.

Sweeps sidewalks and disposes of any trash.

Cleans kitchen areas.

Notifies supervisor when supplies are low and needs restocking.

Strips, waxes and buffs floors; shampoos carpets.

Cleans water fountains and water dispensers.

Cleans floors, walls, lavatories, fixtures, toilets, etc.; refills bathroom supplies.

Cleans facilities after user groups and department activities.

Performs minor maintenance repair including plumbing, electrical wiring, window panes, lights, furniture, etc.

Sets up and breaks down meeting rooms.

Assists public by answering questions or directing to appropriate employee or department.

Performs other related work as required.

Graduation from high school or GED

 

One (1) – three (3) years’ experience which provides experience in use and knowledge of cleaning supplies, equipment and techniques.

 

Valid North Carolina driver’s license

 

 

$7.42/hr. - $11.13/hr.

 

Work schedule 20 hours per week. 2nd/3rd shift

 

Eligible for the Retirement System

 

PT Administrative Support Assistant / Aquatics     

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

  • Serves as clerical, data entry, or other administrative support for departmental functions and services; screens calls and inquiries; secures and gives information.
  • Receives and greets visitors; gives information concerning visitors' needs; may handle requests independently.
  • Secures information via telephone or personal contact; selects appropriate materials to answer questions; may process mail for the unit; may handle confidential items and/or material.
  • Makes appointments and coordinates arrangements for meetings and conferences as requested.
  • Inputs data into automated systems for the department; generates records, reports, bills and/or other departmental requirements from the data; verifies and edits data, as needed.
  • Operates a computer to generate correspondence, memoranda, notes, minutes, reports or other materials; reviews work for compliance with instructions, spelling, punctuation and basic grammar; proofreads final copies of materials.
  • Screens and routes materials according to content of communications.
  • Maintains activity records and files; initiates appropriate follow-up or further action based on the status of office activity.
  • May handle cash transactions for the department.
  • Performs related duties as required.

High school graduation or GED

 

Experience in secretarial or clerical support position

$9.94/hr. - $14.92/hr.

 

This position will be less than 29 hours per week.

 

Seasonal Recreation Maintenance Worker  

Job Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

Operates chain saws, weedeaters and other light equipment to cut, prune and trim shrubbery and trees; 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 bathrooms.

Operates a variety of mowers and equipment in grass cutting, grading, and trimming on City owned property.

Sweeps, mops, and dusts assigned areas; changes light bulbs and fixtures; washes windows; fills and stocks tissue, towel and soap dispensers.

Performs related duties as required.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalency

Six (6) months - One (1) years’ experience in general maintenance of grounds, facilities and landscaping

Valid North Carolina driver’s license

$11.53/hr. - $17.29/hr.

April – November

7am -12 noon, 5 days a week

 

Temp Summer Program Instructor    

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled

Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours

Opens and closes facilities where programs occur; Organizes and effectively leads, classes, activities and programs; may work with contracted staff; sets up equipment, materials and supplies and keeps accurate registration lists.

Updates mailing lists, registration files and attendance records; answers public inquiries in person, email or by telephone

Assists with special events

Enforces all facility policies, rules and regulations; Relays all safety, participant or other concerns to management.

Maintains and keeps reference materials on crafts, games, leisure time activities and other recreational programs

Supervises, transports and ensures safety and welfare of participants; enforces policies and standards of participation.

High school or GED; prior public contact, programing and instructing experience and facility management work, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Valid North Carolina driver’s license

 

First Aid and CPR certified

$9.47/hr. - $14.21/hr.

 

Schedule is 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily from 6/10/19 – 7/27/2019 this is a seasonal position.

 

Temp Dock Attendant    

Job Closing Date: 3/25/2019

Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours

Provides responsible customer service at the City’s Waterfront Dock Area, including assisting patrons with equipment operation, acting as a resource person for patrons, and informing patrons of the regulations pertaining to using the Docks.

Maintains the dock area and related facilities, clearing the shoreline and park areas of debris, emptying trash receptacles, securing boats during high winds and inclement weather.

Maintains dock facilities and equipment, including monitoring equipment, painting facilities, replacing lights, repairing and replacing boards, cleaning of docks, and irrigation of park areas.

Administers basic first aid and CPR as necessary.

Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignment as instructed.

Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.

Maintains public facilities, dock and shore areas, storage sites, and other work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.

Maintains accurate logs and records of work performed, sales and revenue records including credit card transactions, and materials and equipment used.

Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions.

May provide technical and functional direction to volunteers and/or community service workers.

Attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hours on a regular basis.

Performs other duties as assigned.

High school graduation or GED with considerable experience in boating and waterfront facilities and docks maintenance; including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

First Aid and CPR Certification

May be required to work various shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

$9.47/hr. - $14.21/hr.

 

Schedule varies; Start date 5/13/19 – 10/27/2019;

 

This is a seasonal position.

Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.