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Job Title:
ASSISTANT PLANNER/CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

Compensation:       


Description:  

Full Salary Range:         $63,447 - $75,759 annually
Starting Salary Range:  $63,447 - $69,330 annually, DOQ


The City of Covington is seeking a professional eager to make positive contributions toward the quality of life and aesthetics of the City and its neighborhoods.  As the City’s Assistant Planner/Code Enforcement Officer, the successful candidate will work actively with citizens and businesses to ensure adherence to municipal codes, plans, regulations and standards, as well as compliance with state laws.  Critical attributes of the successful candidate include exceptional written, verbal, and analytical skills to problem-solve, prepare and deliver reports, manage case files, provide information to the public, and interact with a variety of city departments and local agencies.  They will also be adept at effectively providing education to affected citizens in an effort to gain their voluntary compliance toward resolving existing issues; A talent for calmly diffusing tense situations is of paramount importance.  Bringing a positive energy to their work environment will come naturally to the successful candidate, and they will serve to reinforce the organizational values of Team, Positivity, Integrity and Innovation. 

Representative responsibilities:  Work with applicants, the public, and other City staff to problem-solve and find creative but technically sound solutions to specific issues of a site and/or proposed projects; prepare and deliver presentations on current planning or code enforcement issues; review projects, prepare decisions, and recommend modifications to building plans and land use applications within defined parameters; conduct field evaluations and assessments related to the review of land use and development permits; receive and respond to citizen complaints and reports from other agencies and departments on alleged violations of City zoning and related municipal codes and ordinances—interview complainants and witnesses, conduct investigations, and provide recommendations for resolution.  (This is only a representative example of duties; please see full job description for a more complete list of responsibilities.)

Education and Experience:  Education/training include any combination of training or college-level (Associate and/or Bachelor) coursework in criminal justice, urban planning, geography, public administration, business administration, architecture, construction technology, building inspection, or other related field. Education equivalent to completed certification with the American Association of Code Enforcement and/or the International Code Council.  Experience includes one (1) year of responsible experience in municipal planning or profession with a high level of public contact, including some experience in dealing with the public in an enforcement, inspection investigation, or customer service capacity.  Experience in the enforcement of municipal codes, including land use policy and zoning implementation, site plan review, and permit processing, is desirable.

Special requirements:  Valid Washington State Driver’s License with a driving record free of serious or frequent violations.   Acceptable results from a nationwide criminal background check.  (Other special requirements may 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 are available by accessing the links below, by visiting City Hall Monday through Friday during 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 of Covington employment application and cover letter, or they will not be considered. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, WITH A REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS PLANNED FOR THE WEEK OF April 30, 2018.  For applicants selected to participate, the interview date is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  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.

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

Compensation:       
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.


Title:

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 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.