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Job Title: CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST - PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Compensation:


Description:

Full Salary Range:         $53,733 - $64,159 annually
Starting Salary Range:  $53,733 - $58,715 annually, DOQ

 

The City of Covington is seeking a Customer Service Specialist to facilitate customer transactions, particularly in regard to aquatics, athletics and recreation program/activity registrations.  Since this individual will work out of the Covington Aquatic Center, they will be called upon to serve as a Lifeguard in secondary or emergency circumstances. 

 

Representative responsibilities: Oversight and performance of ActiveNet (recreation software) operation, registration, customer account management, memberships and activity management, as well as related procedures.  Cashiering, front desk customer service, answering phones, greeting customers, addressing customer concerns, completing registrations and reservations, and selling memberships. Provide assistance for customer complaints and communicate results to customer, as directed.  Train, supervise, and mentor part-time front desk customer service staff, as assigned.  Provide support to department staff, as required.

 

The successful candidate is responsible, trustworthy, able to work in a high-paced environment, yet effectively manage a sizeable workload while maintaining a professional demeanor.  They will also be detail-oriented, particularly to assure the accuracy of finance-related tasks. Must be adept in the use of a variety of computer software. The approximate work schedule is planned to be Monday through Friday, but will need to be adjusted at least once per month, on average, for completion of Aquatics In-service Training or Emergency Action Plan Skill Sessions. This individual must also be available, if and as necessary on an occasional basis, to work special events, evenings, weekends or split shifts. 

 

Minimum criteria:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college and at least one (1) year of relative full-time work experience related to customer service. American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification or the ability to obtain it within three (3) months of the start of employment through city-supplied training.  Any combination of knowledge, skills and experience to satisfy the essential job functions will be considered.   

 

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 attached.  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 A FIRST REVIEW OF CANDIDATES IS PLANNED FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 1, 2016. INTERVIEWS ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR SELECTED CANDIDATES ON EITHER TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016, OR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016.

 

Apply to:  nbeaufrere@covingtonwa.gov or Personnel Manager; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Ste. 100; Covington, WA 98042.  Application packets may also be faxed to the Attention of the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2401.  For additional information, contact the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  EEOE.

 


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Employment Application

Job Title: PLANS EXAMINER/BUILDING INSPECTOR - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Compensation
Description:

Full Salary Range:   $76,222 - $91,014 annually
Starting Salary Range:   $76,222 - $83,290 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 may sometimes assist neighboring cities 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. (This list is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of job responsibilities.)

 

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, paid vacation leave, flexible work plans (upon management approval), and an annual merit hours award program. 

 

A complete job description as well as the city's employment application with attached Supplemental Questionnaire are available via the links shown 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, including answers to the 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 25, 2016, WITH INTERVIEWS TENTATIVELY OCCURRING THE WEEK OF AUGUST 15, 2016.

 

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

 


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Employment Application & Supplemental Questionnaire

Job Title:  MAINTENANCE AIDE SEASONAL - PUBLIC WORKS
Compensation:


Description:

Full Salary Range $13.61 - $18.25 / hour
Starting Salary Range:   $13.61 - $16.25 / hour, DOQ

 

Currently one position is open to start in June.  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 four months.  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 (EEOE).  Applications and complete job descriptions are available at www.covingtonwa.gov, 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  

 

 

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

Description:

Salary Range $10.44 - $12.46 / 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.

 

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Job Title:  LIFEGUARD
Compensation:

Description:

Full Salary Range $12.97 - $15.49 / 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
Compensation:

Description:

Full salary range $16.31 - $19.48 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)
Recruitment:




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 Comm Service Volunteers" 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: 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) 480-2411.



Job Title: Police Positions

Recruitment




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.