Career Opportunities

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Whether you’re just entering the job market or you’re looking for a new career, the City of Washington has diverse and rewarding career opportunities.   We invite you to join our team by applying for one of the open job opportunities. 

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Job Application Information

Candidates interested in employment with the City will be able to apply online using a new software system designed to improve the hiring process. The City has partnered with NEOGOV, a technology leader in human resources software.

The NEOGOV system is a secure site and will allow job applicants to create a user account/profile, apply for current job opportunities and check the status of their candidacy all online. The system will also store candidate's employment information so they will not have to complete a whole new application each time they apply. You may also want to subscribe to "Job Alerts" through the Job Interest Card.  You will be notified via email whenever a Job Opportunity is posted that matches your identified area(s) of interest.
Please note that the City of Washington will no longer accept paper applications or resumes. Candidates will be required to create an account using NEOGOV (also known as

How to apply

If this is your first time applying for a job using the NEOGOV online job application system, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. The account setup requires that you provide a valid email address. Your email address will be used to provide you with important information and communications through the selection process. If you do not have an email address, you can easily create one for free at Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, or any other email provider of your choosing (the City does not endorse any particular email provider).

It is important to note that NEOGOV user accounts are only to be used by one person. Do not share your account with another person and do not use another person's email address to sign up.

Computer Access

If you do not have access to a computer, you may go to the public library,  the staff is more than willing to help. 

Create an Account

To create an account, click here. Then click "Create an account." Enter your email address, Username, Password, Confirm Password, answer the security question and then click "Create". (Your Username must be unique and your Password must be at least 8 characters in length and contain upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols.) You will see your Username in the upper right-hand corner. Click your Username, and then click "Profile". Follow the prompts and instructions to complete the sections of Info, Work, Education, Additional, and References. Once you have created your profile, sign out and return to the City of Washington's job opportunities page. Be sure to save your information frequently. If you have been in the system for more than an hour without saving your entries, you will be automatically logged out as a security measure and your information will be lost.

If you have already created a or NEOGOV account with another agency, you do not have to create a new account with us. The Username, Password, and saved Profile will work with our new system.

Submitting Your Application

All current Job Opportunities are listed online. Click on the job title you are interested in, and then click on the "Apply" link. Some positions require a job-specific supplemental questionnaire. If the job bulletin states that a job-specific supplemental questionnaire is required, the questions will appear near the end of the online application process. You must submit an online application in order to be considered for each job opening. You will have an opportunity to copy and paste your resume into the application; however, resumes alone are not accepted. If you are uploading your resume, please also copy and paste the information into the fields provided by NEOGOV. Simply typing "see resume" is not acceptable. Please remember to logout of the system before you leave this site.

NOTE: If you forget your password or username when prompted to apply, you must click the "I Forgot My Username and/or Password" link in order to retrieve this information. If your e-mail is no longer valid, you will need to create a new account using a valid e-mail address in order to submit an application. If you require technical assistance, you may call (855) 524-5627 (Monday-Friday from 9 am to 9 pm EST) or email for assistance.

Online applications should be filled out completely and should clearly show that the minimum qualifications are met. Do not leave an item blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All statements made on the application are subject to verification. Exaggerated, false, or misleading statements may be cause for rejection of the application and/or termination of employment. Eligibility for hire may be based on a rating of the application; therefore, completeness and accuracy are of the utmost importance.

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities to have access to the information submitted.

The application takes approximately 30 - 45 minutes to complete and must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM on the closing date.

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