Current Job and Volunteer Listings

 

Job Title:         RECREATION AIDE/MARKETING MASCOT

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           $13.99 PER HOUR

The City of Covington is seeking a Recreation Aide/Marketing Mascot to provide entertainment at City events and act as a Covington ambassador in character as the City’s brand-new mascot—the Covington Creek Chameleon!  If, unlike chameleons in the wild, you feel perfectly comfortable interacting with diverse members of the public and City staff and are able do it in costume without “breaking character,” this may be the gig for you!

The new Covington Creek Chameleon needs to be creative, as they will be developing, practicing and acting out skits during special City events.  In between, they will enjoy meeting, greeting, and taking photos with fans to enhance the fans’ enjoyment and make for a more memorable event.  In other words, the Covington Creek Chameleon is a gregarious, outgoing critter who also possesses an intuitive nature on how to adapt to the personality of their audience—be it an audience of one or many.

The “live” Covington Creek Chameleon mascot won’t be around forever—this is a limited term, part-time position that will work, on average, 10 hours per week—although hours will not be evenly distributed over each week due to the timing of events—for a period of approximately 10 weeks over the summer months.  After all, chameleons do require warmer weather and extended daylight. 

Minimum criteria:  Any combination of education, experience, and personality that would provide the applicant with the necessary skills and abilities required to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position.  Must be at least 15 years of age and must also provide their own reliable transportation to and from local work sites and local events.  Preferred criteria:  In addition to minimum criteria, one year of experience working in sports or recreation programs, and/or acting/drama experience is preferred, but not required.

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, if supplied, must be accompanied by a completed and signed City employment application or they will not be considered.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will remain open only until filled by one aspiring chameleon—so, if you’re feeling up to the challenge of becoming the City’s first live mascot, get your completed application in quickly!  EEOE.

Apply to:  nbeaufrere@covingtonwa.gov; or FAX to (253) 480-2401 – Attention: Personnel Manager; or snail mail to Personnel Manager; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Ste. 100; Covington, WA 98042.

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Job Title:         AQUATICS SPECIALIST - PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

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           Full Salary Range: 
$58,527 - $69,884 annually      
    Starting Salary Range:  $58,527 - $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 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 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 June 3, 2019.  For those selected to participate, the interview date is tentatively set for Wednesday, June 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.

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Job Title:
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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Job Title:

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.            

Job Title:
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.

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.