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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:



Electric Substation Technician I

Job Closing Date: 5/28/2019

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

  • Responsible for maintenance of diesel generators, circuit breakers, reclosers, voltage regulators, capacitors, metering equipment, trouble shooting electrical wiring problems, and general substation inspection.
  • Responsible for wiring control panels, Remote Terminal Units (RTU), troubleshooting electrical circuits. Retrofitting / Upgrading reclosers & protective relays. Programming protective relays.
  • Responsible for documentation associated with inspection functions such as reading instruments and gauges, testing equipment.
  • Acts as backup and support to the Substation Technician II and Electric Support Superintendent with the operation of SCADA and Load Management Systems.
  • Responsible for painting, carpentry, and loading / unloading, general substation and grounds housekeeping as needed.
  • Assist electric line crews in various functions as needed.

Other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).Completed Electrical Line Technician program and/or four years’ experience in the electric power distribution trades or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid North Carolina CDL-A driver’s license

Lift Truck Operator’s Certification

OSHA Confined Space Certified

Possession of first aid and CPR certifications.

Associate’s Degree in electrical or electronic engineering technology preferred.

  • $33,741 / $16.22 hr. - $50,612 / $24.33 hr.



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:


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.



Electric Lineworker First Class 

Job Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Summary

Minimum Requirements

Salary Range Shift/Hours

•     Provides journey level electrical line technician work in the installation, maintenance and repair of the City’s electrical distribution and transmission systems including setting of poles, anchors and guys, placing of cross arms and insulators, stringing and tapping of wires, and the installation of transformers, service drops, and metering equipment

•     Provides guidance and training to less experienced personnel

•     Installs and maintains streetlights, floodlights, and associated equipment in public areas; installs underground lines and associated equipment

•     Troubleshoots work to locate the sources causing power failure; makes defined repairs and restores electrical service

•     Climbs poles and works with high voltage electrical lines if working on overhead lines; works with power lines, replaces capacitor banks, distributes transformers on poles, insulators, and fuses

•     Uses hot sticks when working with live-lines on energized high-voltage electric power lines; tests voltage, tightens nuts and bolts, applies tie wires, opens and closes switches, replaces fuses.   Maintains, inspects, tests, repairs and operates all transformers and other electrical equipment if working at substation

•     Operates digger derrick, forklift and other construction equipment; operates special purpose line trucks and attached equipment; checks equipment daily to ensure they are operational and equipped to provide service

•     Assists with relocating other utilities such as cable, telephone, and fiber optic lines when setting new poles for the City

•     Performs related work as required



High school diploma or GED; and at least (2) years’ experience working as an Electric Lineworker 2nd Class with municipal or private sector high voltage electric distribution systems.

Valid North Carolina CDL-A driver’s license

Lift Truck Operator’s Certification

OSHA Confined Space

CPR and First Aid

  • $41,013/$19.72 hr. - $61,520/$29.58 hr.


PT Custodian        

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled

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


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.


PT Lifeguard         

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours

Monitors the activity of pool patrons of all ages; enforces safety rules; warns patrons of violations and may remove patrons for repeated violations

Performs rescue and applies first aid in emergencies; contacts fire or emergency medical personnel as required for additional support

Maintains records and statistics of participants and activities for various aquatics programs

Assists in the maintenance of the swimming pool by monitoring and maintaining pool filtration system; conducts periodic testing of pool water chemistry and adjusts chemicals as needed to maintain standards

Performs miscellaneous duties such as answering the telephone, running errands, picking up supplies for activities, conducting classes, selling tickets and concessions, collecting fees, and helping set up for classes or events

Cleans bathrooms, facilities, shelter, office, and pool

Performs duties as needed related to opening and closing of pool facilities



Valid North Carolina driver’s license may be required to operate City vehicles

At least 16 years of age

Certified in CPR, first aid, and by the American Red Cross Life Guard Training (or equivalent certification)

AED certification and possession of Water Safety Instructor, Water Safety Aide, and Basic Swimming Instructor are preferred

$7.42/hr. - $11.13/hr.


Staff for Summer



PT Aquatic & Fitness Instructor   

Job Closing Date:  Until Filled
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours

Organizes and effectively leads classes.

Enforces all facility policies, rules and regulations.

Relays all safety, participant or other concerns to management.

Maintains program equipment.

Helps with special events

Stores and cleans equipment

Public relations




Certifications by an accredited organization or in-house training completed

$9.47/hr. - $14.21/hr.


Staff for Summer



PT Civic Center Facility Attendant    

Job Closing Date:  5/28/2019

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.

$9.47/hr. - $14.21/hr.


Approx. 20 hours per week


Shifts vary



Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.