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When positions are available they will be advertised in the local newspaper, Virginian Review and/or the Roanoke Times. Applications for employment may be obtained from the local Workforce Services office (Virginia Employment Commission located at 106 N. Maple Avenue, Covington, VA 24426) or by download from Download Central on our website. The City of Covington is an EEO Employer.

The City of Covington presently employs the following:

  • Accounting Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Administrative Secretary, Animal Warden, Automotive Mechanic, Automotive Mechanic Supervisor
  • Building Official
  • Cemetery Sexton, Communications Officer, Crew Supervisor, Custodian
  • Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, Deputy Treasurer, Director of Central Accounting
  • Equipment Operator
  • Landfill Foreman
  • General Maintenance Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Laborer, Landfill Scalehouse Attendant
  • Maintenance Superintendent
  • Parks and Recreation Director, Police Chief, Police Officer, Property Code Enforcer, Public Works Director
  • Refuse Collector
  • Senior Center Coordinator
  • Treatment Plant Chief Operator, Treatment Plant Operator, Truck Driver
  • Utility Worker, Utility Worker/Pump Station
  • Water Service Technician

The City of Covington's benefit package for fulltime employees consists of Local Choice Health Insurance, Minnesota Life Insurance, VRS, annual leave, sick leave, and holiday pay with additional optional benefits.

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The City of Covington is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator Class 1 or 2 License Full and Part-Time
  • Director of Public Works

Job applications and job descriptions can be found at www.covington.va.us under “City Government” and then “Employment”. For additional information, or to submit an application, please contact the City via email at jobapp@covington.va.us or Human Resources at 540-965-6310. Job Applications can also be mailed to Human Resources at 333 W. Locust Street, Covington, Virginia 24426.

The City of Covington offers equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees. All employment policies and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Director of Public Works - Covington VA:

General Description

The Public Works Director is a key member of the City’s Operational Leadership Team with responsibility for operations planning, directing activities, managing projects, and supervising the day-to-day operations of the Public Works Department through subordinate staff.  This position is appointed by and serves under the direction of the City Manager and requires frequent interaction with other department directors.  The Director of Public Works, performs administrative and professional work in directing the activities of the Public Works Department. The Director of Public Works is responsible for planning, budgeting, organizing, staffing and directing activities with emphasis on: Project Management, Public Works Administration, Streets & Bridges, Utility Operations (Water and Wastewater), and Solid Waste Operations.

Requirements/Preferences

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, business administration or related field and must possess a valid driver’s license.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is dependent on qualifications (DOQ) with an excellent fringe benefits package to include VRS retirement, health insurance, paid time off, and paid life insurance.

Application Process

Interested applicants are requested to complete a City employment application which can be found at www.covington.va.us under “City Government” and then “Employment” where a detailed job description can be found as well.  In addition to the basic application, candidates are requested to complete a cover letter and resume.  Applications are to be sent via email to jobapp@covington.va.us  by 4:00 PM, on November 18, 2022, and this position will remain open until filled.

The City of Covington offers equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees. All employment policies and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Water Treatment Plant Operator Class 1 or 2 License Full and Part-Time - Covington VA:

General Description

The City is accepting applications for a full-time position and part-time positions. These positions require waterworks certifications and performs skilled work in the operation of the Water Treatment Plant, treating raw water and producing potable water in an efficient and effective manner, as defined by State and Federal guidelines.

Requirements/Preferences

The position requires a Class 1 or Class 2 Waterworks Operators license. Also, possession of a valid Virginia driver’s license with a good driving record preferred.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is DOQ (Dependent on Qualifications) in both the full and part-time positions. In the full- time position, the City offers a generous benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, VRS retirement, paid leave and holidays. Following a conditional offer of employment, applicant must pass a physical examination and drug test.

Application Process Applications are to be sent via email to jobapp@covington.va.us or mailed to City of Covington, Human Resources-Water Plant Operator, 333 W. Locust Street Covington, VA 24426. Application reviews will begin on August 24, 2022 and will be accepted until position is filled. Interested applicants are requested to complete a resume and City employment application which can be found at www.covington.va.us under “City Government” and then “Employment” or by calling 540-965-6310. A full job description can be found online as well with the application.

The City of Covington offers equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees. All employment policies and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Automotive Mechanic - Covington VA:

General Description

This position performs skilled work of the journeyman level in the maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel powered automotive and other mechanical equipment. Work includes the performance of skilled tasks in the mechanical repair and maintenance of automobiles, light and heavy trucks, and a variety of medium and heavy construction equipment. Work is performed in accordance with standard practices of the trade and requires independent judgment in diagnosing defects and deciding methods of repair. Work is reviewed through inspection in process or after completion. Work is performed under general supervision of the Chief Automotive Mechanic. 

Requirements/Preferences

High School diploma or GED and two years of mechanical repair experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license and good driving record.  A Virginia CDL is preferred or the ability to obtain one within one year of employment is required.

Salary and Benefits

Minimum starting salary is $37,320 annually dependent up qualifications.  The City offers a generous benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, VRS retirement, paid leave and holidays. Following a conditional offer of employment, applicant must pass a physical examination and drug test.

Application Process

Interested applicants are requested to complete a City employment application which can be found at www.covington.va.us under “City Government” and then “Employment” or by calling 540-965-6310.  A full job description can be found online as well as with the application. Applications are to be sent via email to jobapp@covington.va.us or mailed to City of Covington, Human Resources-Automotive Mechanic, 333 W. Locust Street Covington, VA 24426.  Initial review of applications will begin February 25, 2022 and applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The City of Covington offers equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees. All employment policies and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

The City of Covington offers equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees. All employment policies and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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