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Job Title: PLANS EXAMINER / BUILDING INSPECTOR
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Description:

             Salary Range:  $75,016 - $89,573 annually
Starting Salary Range:  $75,016 - $81,972 annually, DOQ

 

The City of Covington is seeking a Plans Examiner/Building Inspector possessing the desire and ability to cope with the challenges posed by a young and growing city with residential and larger commercial projects underway.

 

Minimum Criteria:  a high school diploma or GED equivalent; ICC certification as a Plans Examiner; a minimum of one additional ICC Inspector Certification in either Building, Plumbing, or Mechanical Codes; and 2 or more years of related experience in a municipality.  An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience to provide sufficient evidence of the successful performance of the essential job functions may be considered in lieu of the listed qualifications. 

 

Top notch customer service skills demonstrating tact, patience, diplomacy and the ability to creatively assist the customer in reaching their goals while enforcing applicable life safety codes is critical.  The successful candidate must also be adaptable and able to effectively manage a sizeable workload occurring in different environments, as Covington is currently assisting the cities of Maple Valley and Black Diamond in their building-related needs.  

 

Representative Responsibilities:  Review adopted building codes, providing interpretation to the customer wherever necessary.  Approve plans for permit issuance if code compliance is demonstrated; communicate details of non-compliance to applicant for correction and assist them in achieving code compliant designs. Coordinate plan review activities with other city staff and agencies.

 

City Benefits:  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 attached Supplemental Questionnaire 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 Personnel at (253) 480-2410 or 253-480-2411.  Resumes must be accompanied by a completed and signed application, including Supplemental Questionnaire, or they will not be considered.  A cover letter is preferred. A FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS IS PLANNED FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 20, 2015, WITH INTERVIEWS TENTATIVELY OCCURRING THE WEEK OF AUGUST 10, 2015.

 

Apply To:   Personnel Manager; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100; Covington, WA   98042. Email:  nbeaufrere@covingtonwa.gov For additional information, contact the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  EEOE.

  

Plans Exam/Bldg Inspector Full Job Description in PDF format

 

Job Title: MAINTENANCE WORKER (SEASONAL) - PUBLIC WORKS
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Description:

             Salary Range:  $13.39 - $18.00 / hour
Starting Salary Range:  $13.39 - $15.99 / hour, DOQ*

*(See "Performance Bonus" below)

 

Currently, a total of 2 positions are open.  Responsibilities include tasks of varying complexity involved in the recurring maintenance, installation and repair of water, street, storm water, sewer, parks and facilities functions of the Public Works Department. Operation of equipment, tools and vehicles is required to accomplish those tasks.  Work is performed cooperatively, in a manner that ensures individual, co-worker and public safety.  Limited office work is anticipated.  This non-benefitted, seasonal, full-time (36 hours per week) position is expected to last for approximately 4 months. Start date is targeted for early July 2015. This position is FLSA-covered (eligible for overtime compensation). 

 

Performance Bonus:  Selected candidates will be placed on a step that falls within the noted starting Salary Range, depending on qualifications.  Regular employee performance reviews will take place.  A seasonal employee who receives an “Excellent” rating in all performance categories after 30 days of employment will be eligible for a $1/hour increase in wage; the same applies after 60 days of employment. A maximum $2/hour increase may be received based on excellent performance during the first 60 days of employment.

 

Required:  A High School Diploma or GED and any combination of education and experience that would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position.  One (1) or more years of municipal or government employment experience is additionally preferred.

 

The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications and complete job descriptions are available by clicking on the links below, by visiting City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or by calling the Personnel Division at (253) 480-2411.  Applicants must submit a completed and signed City of Covington employment application, which includes a supplemental questionnaire, or they will not be considered. A cover letter is additionally preferred.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Please mail or deliver application packets to: 


        Victoria Throm/Personnel Division
        City of Covington
        16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100
        Covington, WA 98042 

 

For additional information, contact the Personnel Analyst at (253) 480-2411.  EEOE.  

 

PW Seasonal Maint. Worker Full Job Description in PDF format

 

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

Salary Range $10.05 - $12.00 / 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.

 

Apply to:

                 Personnel Manager

                 City of Covington

                 16720 SE 271st Street, Ste. 100

                 Covington, WA   98042

 

For additional information, contact the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  EEOE.

 

Full Job Description in PDF format

 

 

Job Title:  LIFEGUARD
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Description:

Full Salary Range $12.77 - $15.24 / 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.  EOE.

 

Please mail or deliver application packets to:   

                Victoria Throm/Personnel Division
                City of Covington
                16720 SE 271st Street, Ste. 100 
                Covington, WA   98042       

 

Job Title: Water Safety Instructor
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Description:

Full salary range $16.06 - $19.17 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: Victoria Throm, Personnel Division; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st St, Ste 100; Covington, WA 98042. EOE.

 

 

Job Title: 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 student volunteer positions, please follow the "Full Job Description" link below.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to give back to your community and would like to submit an application, please do NOT click on the employment application link on this page. You may print a Volunteer Application by accessing the "Forms" link at the top of this page, scroll down to the "Volunteer Information" heading, click on and print the appropriate 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 Victoria Throm at (253) 638-1110, ext. 2237.

**SKILLED VOLUNTEER NEEDED** (posted 03/24/14)

The City of Covington is interested in pursuing a long term relationship with a volunteer for various projects in our Executive and Parks Departments.  This is a purely volunteer position which would not develop into a paid position.  Intermediate computer and basic office skills would be needed to perform a variety of tasks to include telephone work, computer research, basic document revision, general clerical duties, copy work and help with special mailings.  If you are looking for volunteer work, and possess the above mentioned skills, we would be very interested in talking with you.   This would be a very flexible position, and currently entail only two to four hours per week.  Please send an email to kkirshenbaum@covingtonwa.gov if you think this is something for you.

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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.