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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:

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.

Small Business Coordinator - Covington VA:

General Description

The City of Covington seeks a dynamic Small Business Coordinator to lead recovery efforts from pandemic impacts for small businesses in the City.  This emphasis on small business recovery will take place in both Olde Town (downtown) as well as the small businesses located in shopping areas, highway and street corridors, and neighborhood businesses as well.  In addition to this unique job opportunity, our area offers a modest cost of living, numerous quality-of-life features, and exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities.

Job Knowledge and Required Skills

The Small Business Coordinator should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: small business development, commercial district management, economics, finance, public relations, planning, business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer or non-profit administration. The Small Business Coordinator (SBC) must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment as well as possess the ability to work within a regulated framework. Excellent computer, written, and verbal communication skills are essential. Supervisory and volunteer development skills are desirable. The Small Business Coordinator (SBC) is a full-time position (40 hrs./week) that includes a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications as well as an excellent benefits package.  Some evening, weekend, or special event availability may be required.  A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, email, and social media platforms is preferred and a valid vehicle operator’s license is required.

Responsibilities of Position

·       Directing small business recovery and revitalization efforts for all small businesses in the City of Covington

·       Assisting small business owners and staff in recovery efforts

·       Identifying sources of assistance and implementing related programs

·       Hands on assistance to include, meetings, informational materials, and forms completion

·       Publicizing the available opportunities and assistance from the program in print media, verbal communications, social media, and radio/television marketing

·       Providing support and assistance to City Administration, staff, and City Council

·       Community involvement to include solicitation of input related to essential needs to assist local citizens in conjunction with small business recovery efforts

Application Process

A full job description can be found online at www.covington.va.us under “City Government” and then “Employment” or https://covington.va.us/city-government/employment/.  It is requested that applicants submit a cover letter and resume via email to jobapp@covington.va.us, with the Subject Heading:  SBC Applicant Packet.  Applications will be reviewed as received.  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.

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.

Citizen Services Clerk - Covington VA:

General Description

This position greets residents in person at City Hall, and receives incoming phone calls to the City. Also, it assists residents/customers with various City processes and forms completion, or directs them to the proper area for assistance.  This position performs a variety of administrative support functions and computer utilizations, while work is performed under the general supervision of the Office of City Manager.

Education and Experience

Minimum High School diploma or GED, and the ideal candidate would have experience working with the public in person and via electronic communication means to include phones and computers.

Salary and Benefits

Minimum starting salary is $29,239 annually dependent up qualifications.  The City offers a generous benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, VRS retirement, paid leave and holidays.

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-Citizen Services Clerk, 333 W. Locust Street Covington, VA 24426.  The applicant review process will begin on May 4th and the 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.

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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