Job Openings

 

Job Title:        
        PARKS MAINTENANCE WORKER I or II

Compensation:       




Description: 

         FULL Salary Ranges - MW II:  $54,869 to $65,516 annually
                                                 MW I:   $48,832 to $58,308 annually

STARTING Salary Ranges - MW II:  $54,869 to $59,956 annually, DOQ
                                                  MW I:   $48,832 to $53,360 annually, DOQ

The City of Covington is seeking a motivated Parks Maintenance Worker to perform semi-skilled and skilled tasks of varying complexity involved in the recurring maintenance, installation and repair work of the City’s parks network. The successful candidate can look forward to joining a division that exemplifies the citywide values of Team, Positivity, Integrity and Innovation.  Only one opening exists, and the chosen candidate will be placed in either the Level I or II position, depending on their qualifications.

Representative responsibilities:  Maintenance of the City’s park system, including vegetation, trails, athletic fields, playgrounds, restrooms, irrigation, etc.  Responsibilities require the use of a variety of hand- and power-operated tools and equipment, such as shovels, picks, riding mowers, tractors, augers, jackhammers, gas-powered leaf blowers, compressors, chain saws, pressure washers, line trimmers, edge trimers, hedge trimmers, etc. (This is only a representative example of duties; please see full job description for a more complete list of responsibilities.)

The successful candidate must be a self-starter capable of effectively and safely managing a sizeable and diverse workload. They thrive on working collaboratively and bring positive energy to their working environment. They must also be available to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis, including response to snow and ice events, and/or work on weekends, as needed.

Minimum criteria:  A High School Diploma or GED; or, the equivalent skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully perform all the functions of the position.  Two (2) or four (4) years of full-time experience (for Level I or Level II, respectively).  Preferred criteria:  Two (2) or four (4) or more years of full-time municipal or government employment experience (for Level I or Level II, respectively).  Special requirements:  Valid Washington State Driver’s License with a driving record free of serious or frequent violations.  CDL Class B or Class A (for Level I or Level II, respectively), or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment.  Acceptable results from a nationwide criminal background check.  (Other special requirements exist; please see full job description for a more complete list of requirements.)

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 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 with completed Supplemental Questionnaire or they will not be considered. A cover letter is additionally preferred. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, WITH A REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS PLANNED FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5, 2018.  For applicants selected to participate, the interview date is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  For additional information, contact the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  EEOE.

Apply to: nbeaufrere@covingtonwa.gov; or Personnel Manager; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100; Covington, WA 98042.

Full Job Description in PDF format

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

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Description: 

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

Compensation:   

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

Compensation:   

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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Description:

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 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 Sheriff's Office Employees who are dedicated to our community by contract.