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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:


Temporary Program Assistant  

Job Closing Date: 3/2/2018
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Opens and closes facilities where programs occur; coordinates activities in the program; may teach or conduct the activity or 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 supervisor in scheduling and planning programs
  • Enters information into computer; types reports, registration sheets and supplementary information and materials for program use
  • Assists with special events
  • 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.
  • Performs related duties as required


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • NC Driver’s License
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • $7.42 - $11.13
  • 8 am – 5 pm for approximately 6 weeks


Municipal / Animal Code Enforcement Officer    

Job Closing Date:  2/23/2018
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Investigates complaints and picks up stray animals; disposes of dead animals; takes apprehended animals to the shelter; enforces animal ordinances.
  • Traps stray or homeless animals; issues citations for violations of animal control ordinances including leash laws, noise ordinances, cruelty, failure to register, invalid rabies vaccination, and improper feces disposal.
  • Investigates reports of animal bites, and enforces laws requiring confinement (10 day quarantine) of animals for observation.
  • Investigates cases of cruelty to animals, and recommends appropriate action; takes wounded animals to veterinarians for care.
  • Issues appropriate warnings and citations; testifies in court when necessary.
  • Operates a pick-up truck and animal handling equipment; sets traps and cages to collect wild and vicious animals.  Attempt to contact rehabilitators for injured wildlife.
  • Provides information to the public regarding ordinances and regulations; attends public educational functions to promote animal care; promotes positive identification methods for animals.
  • Establishes and maintains data base on work activities and animals.
  • Purchases food and supplies as needed; cleans and feeds animals at shelter.
  • Assists law enforcement officers in incidents with animals involved.
  • Enforces state and local parking laws; educates the public concerning parking ordinances and requirements; responds to parking complaints by citizens.
  • Performs related work as required




  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One (1) to four (4) years’ experience involving contact with the public and in handling and caring for animals; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • NC Driver License
  • Employee is exposed to inside and outside working conditions in all types of weather from extremes of cold and heat to rain/snow/ice.
  • $27,759/$13.35/hr - $41,639/$20.02/hr.
  • 8 am – 5 pm


Senior Accounting Technician     

Job Closing Date: 2/23/2018
Job Summary
Minimum Requirements
Salary Range Shift/Hours
  • Obtains, audits, and inputs time sheets and leave records into the computer; contacts department or employees about problem areas; insures adherence to FLSA requirements. Prepares payrolls for the City; enters changes and account numbers; adjusts for leave without pay and enters leave taken
  • Completes payroll reports and distributes to a variety of Federal and State agencies and to fringe benefits vendors.
  • Compute garnishments
  • Generates and distributes W-2's and related documents; answers questions on these tax forms.
  • Works with the auditor on questions and documents concerning the payroll and accounts payable.
  • Compiles and submits personnel reports, surveys, and legal information.
  • Maintains confidentiality of personnel and payroll information.
  • Assists departmental personnel with questions on financial data, payroll, and related matters.
  • Process requisitions for purchases, generates purchase order.  Balances Purchase Orders.
  • Verifies invoices, matching to required purchase orders, monitor account balances to ensuring appropriated funds are available.
  • Runs proofs and verifies accuracy of all invoices runs checks, and appropriate journal entries made and then files invoice with copy of the check.
  • Monitors fuel consumption, verifies prices charged to agencies, and prepares invoices and monthly reports on consumption by vehicle and by pump.
  • Monitor credit card usage, verify charges and assign charge codes; reconcile with bank statement monthly.
  • Assists with compiling information for preparation of CAFR.
  • Reconcile vendor statements.
  • Processes budget transfer after approved. Generates budget transfers as needed.
  • Balance Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable – generates invoices/balances.  A/R monthly checks for past due invoices/processes adjustments.
  • Associate’s degree in accounting or related field
  • One (1) to four (4) years’ experience in a payroll operation or similar paraprofessional accounting work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • $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 basic/advanced level or Paramedic
  • 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 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 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)
  • NC Certified EMT-Basic or higher
  • Valid NC Driver’s License (satisfactory driving record)
  • Copy of the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

$32,134/$11.66/hr. - $55,799/$20.25/hr. 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.



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.
  • NC Driver License
  • $9.47 - $14.21
  • Approximately 12-15 hours per week

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 a - 1 p; 1 p - 7 p



Thank you for your interest in the City of Washington.