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CITY ATTORNEY


2020 Full Salary Range:  $130,746 to $156,118 annually



The City of Covington is seeking an attorney with experience in municipal law, particularly in the areas of land use, development agreements, code enforcement, public works, professional services, and employment.

For a complete position opening announcement, full job description, online fillable city employment application, supplemental questionnaire, and instructions on how to apply, please access the complete information and application packet through the link provided below. FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER 22, 2019.

Application packets must contain a cover letter, completed city employment application, resume, and answers to the supplemental questionnaire in order to be considered complete.  EEOE.



                           City Attorney Position Information and Application Packet


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DEVELOPMENT REVIEW ENGINEER

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2020 Full Salary Range:         $94,857 to $113,264 annually
2020 Starting Salary Range:  $94,857 to $103,652 annually, DOQ

The City of Covington is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional engineer eager to contribute toward quality growth of a young, dynamic city.  As Covington’s Development Review Engineer, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising professional and technical engineering operations for development review engineering projects; evaluating complex engineering designs, plans, and specifications; coordinating developer projects and Capital Improvement Projects; and performing site construction inspection.  The successful candidate will also possess excellent communication skills reflecting the confidence of combined knowledge and solid experience.  They will bring a positive energy to their work environment while striving to reinforce the organizational values of Team, Positivity, Integrity and Innovation. 

For development information taking place within the city, please go to www.covingtonwa.gov, scroll to Popular Links, and click on the Interactive Development Map.

Education and Experience:
Minimum criteria include a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in civil engineering or related field, and a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Washington.

Preferred criteria, in addition to minimum criteria, include at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience with strong emphasis in stormwater management and operations, including two (2) years of development review or project management responsibility.

A different, yet equivalent, combination of education and experience than the aforementioned that effectively demonstrates the ability to successfully carry out the requirements of the position may be considered.

Special requirements:
A valid Washington State Driver’s License with a driving record free of serious or frequent violations; acceptable results from a nationwide criminal background check; and proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act within three (3) days of employment.

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he City offers an excellent health insurance program that includes dental and vision plans; a 401(a) pension (PERS Replacement and Social Security Replacement) plan that vests on a graduated schedule reaching 100% after completion of the third year of employment; 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 at www.covingtonwa.gov; 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 of Covington employment application and cover letter, or they will not be considered. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, with invitations going out to selected candidates the week November 18, 2019, to participate in the interview process tentatively scheduled for December 2 or 3, 2019. 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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Employment Application - Fillable PD


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AQUATICS SPECIALIST


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2019 Full Salary Range:         $58,527 to $69,884 annually
2019 Starting Salary Range:  $58,527 to $63,954 annually, DOQ

The City of Covington is seeking an experienced Aquatics Specialist to oversee the daily operation of the Covington Aquatic Center.  The successful candidate will thrive in a high-paced environment and be capable of effectively managing a sizeable workload.  They are effective, tactful communicators who are able to resolve conflicts in a positive manner.   Finally, they will be adept at training and leading Aquatics Division staff, including planning, scheduling, and reviewing subordinate staff work.  The successful candidate will also be available to work hours that fall outside the normal Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., work schedule.

Representative responsibilities:  Supervise and provide support to Aquatics Division staff; and develop, plan, implement, coordinate, promote, and evaluate aquatics programs and special events.  Coordinate departmental and interdepartmental communication and support for aquatics staff and programs.  Assist in developing, implementing and enforcing division policies and procedures.  

Minimum criteria:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or Recreation & Park Administration, American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification, and at least one (1) year of relative full-time work experience related to aquatics.  An equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide evidence of the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the job functions may be considered.  Preferred criteria:  Aquatic Facility Operator certification and the knowledge and abilities required to perform basic facility maintenance.  Experience with administrating recreation software and program scheduling is also preferred.

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 through 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. A cover letter is preferred. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED WITH THE FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS PLANNED FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4, 2019.  For those selected to participate, the interview date is tentatively set for Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Apply to: nbeaufrere@covingtonwa.gov; or fax to Noreen Beaufrere at (253) 480-2401, or by USPS mail to 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.

 Full Job Description in PDF format

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES (Varied part-time shifts available) NO ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.  Please check this site periodically to see if any additional recruiting will be opened up.  Thank you.

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Full Salary Range:         $16.47 to $19.67 / hour
Starting Salary Range:  $16.47 to $18.00 / hour, DOQ

The City of Covington is seeking several individuals to work up to a maximum of 19 hours per week at the Covington Aquatic Center front desk to cover a variety of shifts, as follows, with appropriate adjustments made to any particular work schedule to keep it contained to 19 hours maximum average weekly:

           -   Monday through Thursday, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

          -   Monday/Wednesday/Friday, from 5:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

          -   Fridays only, and/or Saturdays only, and/or Sundays only, 8- or 10-hour shifts
              each day


          -   A flexible work schedule may be made up of a combination of the above
              schedules, as arranged by the Aquatics Manager based on the individual’s
              availability.

The Customer Service Representatives act as the initial contact with the public, both in person and over the telephone.  They will be responsible for record keeping and handling of cash, and will also serve as members of the facility’s emergency response team.  They will provide general administrative and office support, including some of which is confidential in nature, to Parks & Recreation Department staff.  Key attributes are responsibility, trustworthiness, and the ability to work in a high-paced environment and effectively manage a sizeable workload while maintaining a consistently professional demeanor.  Depending on the shift(s) covered, this position may require evening and weekend work hours that fall outside a typical work schedule.

Education and Experience:  While no particular educational background is required, it is critical that individuals are skilled at dealing professionally with the public, able to follow policies and procedures, able to effectively engage with diverse populations and cultures, able to mitigate conflict, possess strong basic mathematical skills, and be adept at using a personal computer and MS Office software.  It is dditionally preferred that individuals possess a minimum of one year of experience working in an office environment and/or recreation or related field, or have completed some college-level coursework in recreation or a related field.

Special Requirements:  Must possess Americal Red Cross CPR certification or the ability to obtain it within 3 months through City-supplied training.  Must complete a nationwide criminal background check that receives acceptable results.  Must also be in possession of the proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the immigration and Nationality Act within three (3) days of employment.


A complete job description and employment application are available via the links posted 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.  To apply, please complete and sign a City of Covington employment application.  Resume and cover letter are optional, but preferred. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL ALL SHIFTS ARE FILLED, WITH APPLICATIONS BEING REVIEWED SOON AFTER THEY ARE RECEIVED.  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.

 Full Job Description in PDF format

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RECREATION LEAD, Levels I or II (Temporary, part-time position)

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Flat Hourly Rate:  $16.07 OR $18.14 / hour, Depending on Level

The City of Covington is seeking Recreation Leads to assist in planning and implementing the City’s recreation programs, primarily in the areas of facility and athletic field scheduling.  They will provide administrative support to programs and events, prepare recreational facilities for participant use, and provide supervision of evening programs and special events.  This is a variable hour, part-time position with weekly work hours that vary and include weekends or evenings depending on need and assigned work schedule.  The typical work schedule will be less than 20 hours per week.  As a part-time position normally requiring less than 20 work hours per week, this position does not receive medical insurance benefits, paid vacation, sick leave, or paid holidays; but will accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked. 

Representative responsibilities:  This position covers a broad range of tasks that may include, but are not limited to, the following:   Assist the Parks & Recreation Department staff in planning and implementing recreation programs in the areas of community events, specialized recreation, after-school and summer programs, and general programs; assist with the set up and breakdown of facilities and/or equipment and storage of equipment; prepare athletic fields for use; coordinate program activities; provide direction and assistance to participants. 

Minimum criteria:  Any combination of education and experience that would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and abilities required to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position.  Possession of or ability to obtain First Aid/CPR Certification and blood borne pathogens training.

Preferred criteria:  In addition to minimum criteria, one year of experience working in recreation, education or a related field.  Customer service experience is also is preferred.

Applications and complete job descriptions may be accessed through the links below or by calling the Personnel Division at 253-480-2411. The application is fillable online; however, if your web browser does not support fillable forms, you may download Adobe Acrobat Reader and use that to open a fillable application.  Then, just print, sign and mail or deliver the packet to:  Julie Johnston, Personnel Division; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Ste. 100; Covington, WA 98042.  Applications filled out by hand are also accepted.  Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Covington Employment Application to be considered.  EOE.            

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REFEREE OR UMPIRE, Levels I or II (Temporary, part-time position)

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Flat Hourly Rate:  $15.55 OR $17.62 / hour, Depending on Level

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.  Special requirements include acceptable results from a nationwide criminal background check and proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act within three (3) days of employment.

Applications and complete job descriptions may be accessed through the links below or by calling the Personnel Division at 253-480-2411. The application is fillable online; however, if your web browser does not support fillable forms, you may download Adobe Acrobat Reader and use that to open a fillable application.  Then, just print, sign and mail or deliver the packet to:  Julie Johnston, Personnel Division; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Ste. 100; Covington, WA 98042.  Applications filled out by hand are also accepted.  Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Covington Employment Application to be considered.  EOE.            

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LIFEGUARD

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Full Salary Range:  $14.13 - $16.87/ 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.  Also required are acceptable results from a nationwide criminal background check and proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act within three (3) days of employment.

Applications and complete job descriptions may be accessed through the links below or by calling the Personnel Division at 253-480-2411. The application is fillable online; however, if your web browser does not support fillable forms, you may download Adobe Acrobat Reader and use that to open a fillable application.  Then, just print, sign and mail or deliver the packet to:  Julie Johnston, Personnel Division; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Ste. 100; Covington, WA 98042.  Applications filled out by hand are also accepted.  Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Covington Employment Application to be considered.  EOE.            

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WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR

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Full salary range $17.177- $21.22 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.  Also required are acceptable results from a nationwide criminal background check and proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration and nationality Act within three (3) days of employment.

Applications and complete job descriptions may be accessed through the links below or by calling the Personnel Division at 253-480-2411. The application is fillable online; however, if your web browser does not support fillable forms, you may download Adobe Acrobat Reader and use that to open a fillable application.  Then, just print, sign and mail or deliver the packet to:  Julie Johnston, Personnel Division; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Ste. 100; Covington, WA 98042.  Applications filled out by hand are also accepted.  Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Covington Employment Application to be considered.  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. The application is fillable online; however, if your web browser does not support fillable forms, you may download Adobe Acrobat Reader and use that to open a fillable application. Applications filled out by hand are also accepted. Then, just print, sign and mail the application 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.

 
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COACH VOLUNTEERS

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To apply to become a Coach Volunteer, please visit the City of Covington's Coaches Corner for more information and the application form at:

                         https://www.covingtonwa.gov/athletics/coaches.php

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Police Employment 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.