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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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Building Official & Zoning Administrator - Covington VA:

The City of Covington is accepting applications for this position. The position will remain open until filled, with initial application reviews beginning on August 2, 2021.

General Description

The Building Official & Zoning Administrator reports to the City Director of Public Works.

This position performs both administrative and field duties related to building inspections and zoning as well as directs the maintenance and repair of City owned buildings.  Duties include the planning and completion of building inspections and plan reviews to assure implementation of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code as well as implementation of the City’s Zoning Ordinances. 

Requirements/Preferences

A high school diploma or equivalent GED is required.  Also, possession of a valid Virginia driver’s license with a good driving record.  Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) Certifications or the ability to obtain required certifications related to Building Official duties and knowledge of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and Zoning Ordinances are preferred as well as five (5) years of experience in a related position.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is dependent on qualifications (DOQ).  The City offers a generous benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, VRS retirement, paid leave and 14 paid 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 540-965-6315.  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 received via delivery to City of Covington, Human Resources-Building Official & Zoning Administrator, 333 W. Locust Street Covington, VA 24426.  The position will remain open until filled, with initial application reviews beginning on August 2, 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.

Full Time Motor Equipment Operator

(Starting Salary $14.12 Hour - $29,379 Annual) Includes a generous benefits package including paid leave, retirement, health and life insurance.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This position performs semi-skilled work in the operation of heavy trucks and related automotive equipment. Work involves the safe and efficient operation of trucks in maintenance, construction and refuse collection activities. Performs related work as required. A full job description is available upon request. Please email jobapp@covington.va.us to request a job application or call 540-965-6320 to arrange to pick-up an application. Applications can be mailed to Human Resources Department - Attn: Motor Equipment Operator I @ 333 W Locust Street, Covington, VA 24426, or emailed back to jobapp@covington.va.us

Following a conditional offer of employment, applicant must pass a post offer physical examination and drug screening. A valid Virginia Driver’s license and CDL is required.

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.

Maintenance Technician & Mechanic

General Description

This position performs skilled general maintenance work in such trades as electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, street lights, athletic field lights, and other work related to the general maintenance of municipal facilities and the use of proper methods and materials in maintaining physical plant facilities and caring for buildings and equipment. Position reports directly to the Director of Public Works.

Requirements/Preferences

A high school diploma or equivalent GED is required. Also, possession of a valid Virginia driver’s license with a good driving record. It is preferred that the candidate have a combination of, or all trade certifications as a journeyman in electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and gas fitting.

Salary and Benefits

Minimum starting salary is $37,498 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 540-965-6360. 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 via delivery to City of Covington, Human Resources-Maintenance Tech & Mechanic, 333 W. Locust Street Covington, VA 24426, by 4:00 P.M. on July 23, 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.

Part-Time Administrative Clerk

General Description

Performs clerical duties to include letters, forms, and reports Microsoft Office. Also, includes filing, customer service and answering phones in the Development Services Office.

Requirements/Preferences

A high school diploma or equivalent GED is required. The preferred applicant will have strong communication skills both verbal and written to include the ability to provide excellent customer service.

Hours-Schedule-Salary

Part-time, approximately 15 hours per week over 3 days at $11.00 per hour without benefits.

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 540-965-6360. 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 received by delivery to City of Covington, Human Resources-Part-Time Admin Clerk, 333 W. Locust Street Covington, VA 24426 by July 28, 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.

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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