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Job Title: PARKS PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - APPLICATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED - NOW OPEN UNTIL FILLED WITH ONGOING REVIEWS
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Full Salary Range:         $80,100 - $95,644 annually
Starting Salary Range:  $80,100 - $87,527 annually, DOQ


The City of Covington is seeking an enthusiastic professional inspired to carry forth the development of a new parks system in a young, dynamic city.  The successful candidate can look forward to growing park spaces and facilities tailored to a welcoming and active community.  They will be accomplished in the natural demonstration of congenial, responsive communications with a diverse audience, including city councilmembers, staff, citizens, outside agencies, and contractors—either in an office setting or in the field.  The successful candidate will bring a positive energy to their working environment and be a key contributor to a department that strives to promote the citywide values of Team, Positivity, Integrity and Innovation.

Representative responsibilities:  The Parks Planning and Development Manager will analyze, propose, and implement a variety of parks and recreation planning and capital development activities. Major responsibilities of this position are short- and long-term planning related to the city’s park system, developing funding plans, grant applications/administration, and project/construction management. The successful candidate must be able to manage a sizable workload; effectively pursue grants; complete projects in a timely manner; interface with the public; and be a contributing, collaborative member of the city team.  (This is only a representative example of duties; please see full job description for a more complete list of responsibilities.)

Minimum criteria:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Parks Administration, Parks Planning, Urban or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, or a related design, planning or construction management degree plus two (2) years increasingly responsible related work experience. Any combination of experience and training that provides the candidate with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the job, including a sufficient amount of additional work experience in lieu of a degree, may be considered.

Special requirements:  Successful completion of a national criminal background check and reference check; possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license, or the ability to obtain a Washington State license within one month, and a satisfactory driving record; and proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act within three (3) days of employment.

Benefits:  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 Merit Award Program is currently in existence that allows eligible employees to earn up to 32 merit hours (similar to personal holiday hours) annually, based on achievement of three individually-established merit goals.

A complete job description and employment application are available by accessing 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 cover letter and completed/signed city employment application, or they will not be considered. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, WITH AN ONGOING REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS.  APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED WITHIN A WEEK AFTER APPLYING IF THEY ARE BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE INTERVIEW PROCESS.  For additional information, contact the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  EEOE.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

CITY EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION


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

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Salary Range $11.50 - $13.73 / 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.  EEOE.

Apply to:
          Julie Johnston/Personnel Division
          City of Covington
          16720 SE 271st Street, Ste. 100
          Covington, WA   98042

Full Job Description in PDF format

 

Job Title:

LIFEGUARD

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Description:

Full Salary Range $13.63 - $16.28/ 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. EEOE.

Please mail or deliver application packets to:   

                Julie Johnston/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 $17.14 - $20.47 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: Julie Johnston, Personnel Division; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st St, Ste 100; Covington, WA 98042. EOE.


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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 Community Service Requirements" 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: Julie Johnston; 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 Julie Johnston 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 King County Sheriff's Office Employees who are dedicated to our community by contract.