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Job Title: PARKS PROJECT MANAGER - PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Compensation Description:

Full Salary Range:   $67,837- $81,001 annually
Starting Salary Range:   $67,837 - $74,127 annually, DOQ

 
The Parks Project Manager assists with the planning, design, development, construction, operations and maintenance of current and future parks and recreation resources throughout the city. Major responsibilities include grant applications, grant administration, and project/construction management. The successful candidate must be able to manage a sizable workload; effectively pursue grants; complete projects in a timely manner; interface effectively with the public and coworkers; and be a contributing, collaborative member of the city team.  This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position that is FLSA exempt and may occasionally require work that falls outside of the normal work week schedule, including attendance at night meetings, without additional compensation. 

 

Minimum Criteria:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Parks Administration, Park Planning, Urban or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture; or, a related design, planning or construction management degree plus two (2) years increasingly responsible related work experience. Any combination of experience and training that provides the candidate with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the job, including a sufficient amount of additional work experience in lieu of a degree, may be considered.

 

The ability to communicate clearly, concisely and diplomatically and present progress reports with clarity to diverse groups having varying degrees of exposure to the subject manner are critical, as well as the ability to inform, advocate and persuade in order to gain funding commitments.

 

Representative Responsibilities:  Develop planning documents for the funding, acquisition, development, and programming of parks and recreation capital improvement projects; assist in the development, updates, and implementation of city plans; review city and department plans and projects for compliance with federal/state/city regulations to assure regulations are met; research and apply for grant funding to assist with the implementation of the Parks and Recreation Capital Improvement Program; etc. (This list is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of job responsibilities. An expanded list responsibilities may be acquired through the Full Job Description link below.)

 

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 schedule (upon management approval), and an annual merit hours award program. 

 

A complete job description and employment application with attached Supplemental Questionnaire may be obtained through the link below.  Resumes must be accompanied by a completed and signed application, including Supplemental Questionnaire, or they will not be considered.  A cover letter is preferred. Although this position remains open until filled, a first review of applications is planned during the week of September 12, 2016, with candidates selected from that review tentatively interviewing on September 28, 2016.

 

Apply To:   Personnel Manager; City of Covington; 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100; Covington, WA   98042; FAX: (253) 480-2401; or e-mail nbeaufrere@covingtonwa.gov.  For additional information, contact the Personnel Manager at (253) 480-2410.  EEOE.

 

Full Job Description in PDF format

Employment Application & Supplemental Questionnaire

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


Description:
RECEIVED APPLICATIONS ARE IN REVIEW AS OF THE WEEK OF
AUGUST 15, 2016.  POSITION HAS NOT YET BEEN FILLED, BUT NEW APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.  THOSE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERVIEW PROCESS WILL LIKELY HEAR BACK FROM THE CITY BY AUGUST 23, 2016.  Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Covington.
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.

 


Full Job Description in PDF format  

Employment Application & Supplemental Questionnaire

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.

 

Full Job Description in PDF format

  

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.