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Permit/Planning Technician Job Opening

  

Job Title: Permit/Planning Technician - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Compensation:

Description:

Full Salary Range:   $47,821 - $57,102 annually (Start up to $52,256, DOQ)

 

This position performs activities to support current planning-related functions, including coordination of the permitting process and providing assistance in issuing city permits.  Responsibilities include verification that application documents are complete, logged, and filed; calculation and acceptance of fees; tracking and routing of documents for review; verification of project completion; and appropriate notification to applicants. Ongoing assistance must be provided to the general public, contractors, developers and federal, state and local jurisdictions which requires a knowledge and understanding of planning, building and construction terminology and administrative procedures.  Information must be provided regarding individual projects and miscellaneous assistance to the Senior Permit Center Coordinator, city staff, and other internal and external customers. Daily responsibilities also include departmental clerical duties that assist in the development and maintenance of filing systems, application forms, and the permit tracking system. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position, which is FLSA-covered and eligible for overtime compensation.   

 

The successful candidate must be adept at consistently providing responsive customer service utilizing effective and tactful communication with a diverse population of customers in varying mindsets. They must be able to respond to and resolve potential conflicts in a positive and timely manner.   The successful candidate will also be capable of maintaining organization and full cognizance of their project status while performing a sizeable workload with regular interruptions.

 

Minimum Criteria:  Any combination equivalent to:  One (1) year of specialized/technical training in building codes and/or engineering technology; or one (1) or more years of planning experience involving significant interaction with the general public, preferably in a customer service capacity; or an Associate of Arts (AA) Degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience to provide sufficient evidence of the successful performance of the essential elements of the job such as those previously listed.  Preferred Criteria (In addition to Minimum Criteria):  A Bachelor’s Degree in Regional/Urban Planning or a related field.  Experience as a municipal government employee.  Knowledge of an electronic permit tracking system.  Certification as a Permit Technician through the International Code Council (ICC).

 

The city offers an excellent health insurance program that includes dental and vision plans, a 401(a) pension (PERS Replacement and Social Security Replacement) plan, a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) VEBA Plan, plus voluntary 457 and Flexible Spending plans, paid holidays, paid sick leave and paid vacation leave.

 

A complete job description and employment application with supplemental questionnaire are available by clicking on the links below or by calling the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  Resumes must be accompanied by a completed and signed application and answers to the supplemental questionnaire or they will not be considered. A cover letter is preferred. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED WITH FIRST REVIEW PLANNED TO START THE WEEK OF APRIL 18, 2016. Apply to: nbeaufrere@covingtonwa.gov; or Personnel Manager; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100; Covington, WA 98042. For additional information, contact the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  EEOE.

            
 
Employment Application with Supplemental Questionnaire

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Job Title: MAINTENANCE WORKER I or II - PUBLIC WORKS
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Description:

MW I Full Salary Range:   $46,468 - $55,485 annually (Start up to $50,777, DOQ)

MW II Full Salary Range:   $52,213 - $62,345 annually (Start up to $57,054 DOQ)

 

The City of Covington is seeking a semi-skilled to skilled maintenance worker with at least 2 years of experience to perform tasks of varying complexity involved in the recurring maintenance, installation and repair work of street and storm water systems of the Public Works Department.  The operation of equipment, tools and vehicles is necessary to accomplish assigned tasks.  Your experience and background will qualify you for either the level I or II position. The Maintenance Division’s newly-created job levels provide the potential to develop a long-term career path at the city, based on your successful effort and engagement. Work is performed cooperatively, in a manner that ensures individual, co-worker, and public safety.  Some office work involving the use of a personal computer is required.  This is a full-time position which is FLSA-covered and eligible for overtime compensation.

 

The successful candidate must be able to perform a sizeable workload typically requiring medium to heavy physical labor in a manner that adheres to the city’s safety procedures.  They are able to communicate effectively and tactfully with their fellow co-workers, as well as the public.  They are expected to maintain cooperative working relationships and, if conflicts do arise, must respond to and resolve them in a positive and timely manner. 

 

MW I Minimum Criteria:  High School Diploma or G.E.D., with a total of two (2) years of experience in street, stormwater systems, and maintenance equipment operation; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and abilities required to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position.  Preferred Criteria:  Two (2) or more years of municipal or government employment experience is preferred

 

MW II Minimum Criteria:  High School Diploma or G.E.D., with a total of four (4) years of full-time experience in street, storm water systems, and maintenance equipment operation; or any combination of education and experience that would provide the applicant with the desired skills knowledge and abilities requirement to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position.  Preferred Critieria:  Four (4) or more years of full-time municipal or government employment experience.

 

The city offers an excellent health insurance program that includes dental and vision plans, a 401(a) pension (PERS Replacement and Social Security Replacement) plan, a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) VEBA Plan, plus voluntary 457 and Flexible Spending plans, paid holidays, paid sick leave and paid vacation leave.

 

A complete job description and employment application with supplemental questionnaire are available by clicking on the links below; by visiting City Hall Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; or by calling the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  Resumes must be accompanied by a completed and signed city employment application with answers to the supplemental questionnaire or they will not be considered. A cover letter is preferred. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED WITH FIRST REVIEW PLANNED TO START THE WEEK OF APRIL 11 or April 18, 2016.

 

Apply to: nbeaufrere@covingtonwa.gov; or Personnel Manager; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100; Covington, WA 98042. For additional information, contact the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  EEOE.

             

 Employment Application & Supplemental Questionnaire


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Job Title:  REFEREE OR UMPIRE  (Temporary, part-time position)
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Description:

Salary Range $10.44 - $12.46 / hour, DOQ

 

The City of Covington is seeking referees or umpires to officiate at the city’s competitive athletic or sporting classes or events.

 

Representative responsibilities include maintaining standards of play and ensuring rules of the game are observed; judging performances in competitions to award points; imposing scoring penalties and determining results; keeping track of event times; starting or stopping play when necessary; inspecting sporting equipment and/or examining participants in order to ensure compliance with event and safety regulations, etc.

 

The successful candidate must be well familiarized with rules, practices, techniques and equipment used for assigned athletic activities; the basic methods and techniques of scheduling; principles of accurate record keeping; modern office procedures and equipment; effective customer service techniques; and effective stress-diffusing techniques.  They must also be available to work hours that fall outside of the normal Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., work schedule.

 

Minimum criteria includes sufficient experience with assigned sports to demonstrate familiarity with various situations in order to deliver correct judgments and the possession of or the ability to obtain First Aid/CPR Certification and Blood Borne Pathogens training.   Preferred criteria includes one year of experience working with athletic programs.

 

A complete job description and employment application are available by clicking on the links below; by visiting City Hall Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; or by calling the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  Resumes must be accompanied by a completed and signed application or they will not be considered.  POSITIONS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

 

Apply to:

                 Personnel Manager

                 City of Covington

                 16720 SE 271st Street, Ste. 100

                 Covington, WA   98042

 

For additional information, contact the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  EEOE.

 

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Job Title:  LIFEGUARD
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Description:

Full Salary Range $12.97 - $15.49 / hour


The City of Covington is currently seeking lifeguards to work at the Covington Aquatic Center. Lifeguards are responsible for patron life safety, patron surveillance, water safety education, enforcing safety rules, and responding to emergencies and difficult situations in an appropriate manner. With appropriate training, lifeguards are responsible for teaching swimming lessons, cashiering, front desk customer service, janitorial tasks, and other tasks as assigned.

 

This is a regular, ongoing part-time position with weekly work hours that may vary, depending on need and the assigned work schedule, but the typical work schedule will be less than 20 hours per week. Additional work hours may be available on a temporary basis, such as during the summer months.

 

 Required:   Certifications include American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR, and AED.  A Northwest Lifeguard Certification is preferred, but may be obtained within the first 6 months. Prefer candidates 18 years of age or older to work early and late shifts.

 

Applications and complete job descriptions are viewed using the links below or call Personnel Division at 253-480-2411. Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Covington Employment Application to be considered.  This position is open until filled.  EOE.

 

Please mail or deliver application packets to:   

                Victoria Throm/Personnel Division
                City of Covington
                16720 SE 271st Street, Ste. 100 
                Covington, WA   98042       

 

Job Title: WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
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Description:

Full salary range $16.31 - $19.48 per hour

 

The City of Covington is seeking Water Safety Instructors (swim instructors) to work at the Covington Aquatic Center. Water Safety Instructors are responsible for patron life safety, patron surveillance, instruction (e.g. teaching swimming lessons, leading water exercise classes, etc.), supervision, record keeping, completing progress reports, and other tasks as assigned.

 

This is a regular, ongoing part-time position with weekly work hours that may vary, depending on need and the assigned work schedule, but the typical work schedule will be less than 20 hours per week. Additional work hours may be available on a temporary basis, such as during the summer months.

 

Required certifications include American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR, AED, and Water Safety Instructor.  A Northwest Lifeguard certification is preferred, but may be obtained within the first 6 months.

 

Applications and complete job descriptions are provided in the link below, or call the Personnel Division at 253-480-2411. Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Covington Employment Application to be considered.  Please mail or deliver application packet to: Victoria Throm, Personnel Division; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st St, Ste 100; Covington, WA 98042. EOE.

 

 

Job Title: General Volunteer Positions (Non-employment)
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The City of Covington has a variety of uncompensated volunteer opportunities, depending on the volunteer's skills and availability. For more information about students seeking community service requirements for school, please follow the "Student Comm Service Volunteers" link below.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to give back to your community there are limited opportunities in Parks & Recreation, Public Works, Volunteer Police, General Office, and Aquatics. You may submit an application by clicking on the Volunteer Application from the link below, print the volunteer application, then complete and mail it to: Attention: Victoria Throm; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100; Covington, WA 98038.

If you would like additional information on volunteerism in the City of Covington, please call Victoria Throm at (253) 480-2411.



Job Title: Police Positions

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For Covington police employment, please visit the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recruiting page. Covington Officers are Sheriff's Office Employees who are dedicated to our community by contract.