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Job Title:         AQUATICS ASSISTANT - PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
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Description:
 

          Full Salary Range:      $43,735 - $52,222 annually      
    Starting Salary Range:  $43,735 - $47,790 annually, DOQ

The City of Covington is seeking an Aquatics Assistant who will be responsible for the general supervision and safety  of  the  public  and  employees  during  assigned  shift  operations  at  the  city’s  Aquatic  Center,  including supervising  Aquatics  staff.  They  will  promote  habits  and  attitude  that  lead  to  safe  recreation,  enforce  safety rules, and respond to emergencies and difficult situations in an appropriate manner. They will be expected to consistently maintain a professional demeanor as they perform a wide variety of swimming, diving, water exercise, and specialty aquatic activities. The selected individual will be responsible, trustworthy, able to work independently without supervision, pay attention to detail, and able to effectively and tactfully supervise Aquatics programs and Aquatics staff. This position may be required to work at special events, evenings, weekends, and/or split shifts.

Minimum   criteria:   Must satisfy the following special   requirements:  American Red Cross Universal Certificate for Lifeguarding/First-Aid/CPR/AED; American Red  Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification; Northwest Lifeguard Test Certification; and Proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act within three (3) days of employment is a condition of employment with the City of Covington.

Preferred  criteria:     Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in recreation, education, or a related field. Customer service experience.

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. If you access the link below to complete the application and your browser does not support fillable forms, you may download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader and use that to fill in the application.  Applications filled out by hand are also acceptable.   Resumes  must  be  accompanied  by  a  completed  and  signed  city employment application  or they  will  not  be considered.  A  cover  letter  is  preferred.  POSITION  IS  OPEN  UNTIL  FILLED  WITH  FIRST  REVIEW  PLANNED  FOR WEEK  OF  APRIL  29,  2019.    For  applicants  selected  to  participate  in  the  interview  process,  interviews  are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 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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Job Title:                                
PRINCIPAL PLANNER - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
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Description:
      

Full Salary Range:     $90,642 - $108,231 annually      
Starting Salary Range:  $90,642 - $ 99,047 annually, DOQ

The City of Covington is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional eager to positively influence the quality of life and aesthetics of a young, dynamic city and its neighborhoods.  As the Covington’s Principal Planner, the successful candidate will be responsible for a mix of current and long-range planning. They will be accomplished in a diverse range of skills that include analysis and problem solving, policy generation and revision, complex permit and development review, creation and/or coordination and monitoring of the departmental budget, and supervision of subordinate employee(s).   Critical attributes of the successful candidate include exceptional written and verbal skills, as well as comfort in making presentations in a public forum.  Bringing a positive energy to their work environment will come naturally to the successful candidate, and they will strive to reinforce the organizational values of "Team, Positivity, Integrity and Innovation."

Education and Experience:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Geography, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Environmental Sciences.  Ten (10) years progressively responsible professional municipal planning experience with a focus in planning, site design, project management, and environmental review.  AICP Certification(s). An advanced degree or equivalent professional development certifications in the related fields is desirable.  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:  Valid Washington State Driver’s License with a driving record free of serious or frequent violations.   Acceptable results from a nationwide criminal background check.  Proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act within three (3) days of employment is a condition of employment.

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 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.  If you access the link below to complete the application and your browser does not support fillable forms, you may download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader and use that to fill in the application.  Applications filled out by hand are also acceptable.  Resumes must be accompanied by a completed City of Covington employment application with Supplemental Questionnaire and a cover letter, or they will not be considered.

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, with the first review of applications planned for the week of April 1, 2019.  For applicants selected to participate, the interview date is scheduled for Monday, April 15, 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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Job Title:
RECREATION LEAD, Levels I or II (Temporary, part-time position)

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Description: 

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

Compensation:       
Description: 

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

Compensation:   

Description:

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

Compensation:   

Description:


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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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. 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.