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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Refuse Collector:

The City of Covington is accepting applications for the position:

General Description:
Performs routine, repetitive, manual labor in the collection and disposal of solid waste and brush in varying weather conditions. Performs other duties as assigned.

A high school diploma or equivalent GED is required.  Also, possession of a valid Virginia driver’s license with a good driving record.  Some experience in the performance of heavy manual work and experience in the field of solid waste collections is preferred with the ability to lift 50 pounds.

Salary and Benefits:
Minimum starting salary is $25,380 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 under “City Government” and then “Employment”.  Also, applications may be picked up in the Police Department lobby at the rear of City Hall. A full job description can be found online as well as with the application. Applications are to be sent via email to or mailed to City of Covington, Human Resources-Refuse Collector, 333 W. Locust Street Covington, VA 24426 by January 22, 2021.

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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