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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:

  • Part-Time City Clerk
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator Class 1 License
  • Communications Officer
  • Laborer Cedar Hill Cemetery

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.

Part Time - City Clerk

General Description

The City of Covington is accepting applications for the position of City Clerk.  This part-time position is appointed by and reports to Covington City Council, and involves clerical work of moderate complexity and difficulty.  The position offers a minimum starting salary of $15.00 per hour based on qualifications and does not include benefits.  A flexible schedule consisting of 4 hours per day and 5 days per week, morning or afternoon/evening (based on need) will be required.

The City Clerk works for City Council as part of a team that includes the office of the City Manager and City Attorney to accomplish City Council business.  The Clerk electronically records all minutes, ordinances, resolutions, and is responsible for the composition and advertising of public hearing notices and appointment vacancies as they relate to City Council. Additional duties are outlined in the job description and include meeting attendance in the evening and during the day as necessary.

Requirements/Preferences

Excellent written and oral communication skills combined with the proficient use of computer desired.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and it is requested that applicants send a cover letter and detailed resume via email to jobapp@covington.va.us with the subject line of “City Clerk Job Application” or via mail to City of Covington, Human Resources, Part-Time City Clerk, 333 West Locust Street, Covington, Virginia 24426.

Successful applicants must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and pass a background check.

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.

Supervisor – Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant

General Description

As a working supervisor/operator, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor is responsible for overseeing and managing the operation, plant maintenance, laboratory, property, and other functions of the Wastewater treatment department while reporting to the Director of Public Works.

Requirements/Preferences

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required and five to seven years of related experience in a wastewater treatment facility is preferred. Supervisory experience and possession of a valid Class 1 Wastewater Works Operator License from the State of Virginia is preferable, yet a Class 2 License will be considered if the applicant acquires a Class 1 License within an established time-period. Possession of a valid Virginia driver’s license will be required.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for a Class 1 Supervisor/Operator is $60,550-$85,080 annually, dependent on qualifications and experience. 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 provide a resume, and completed City employment application which can be found at www.covington.va.us under “City Government” and then “Employment”. A full job description can be found there as well. Applications are to be sent via email to jobapp@covington.va.us and the position will remain posted 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.

Full and Part Time – Water Treatment Plant Operator Class 1 License

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 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 June 7, 2023 and will be accepted until position(s) 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.

Full-Time - Communications Officer

General Description

Performs responsible technical work ensuring the prompt answer of incoming emergency and non-emergency requests for police, fire and emergency medical services and for the timely and efficient dispatch of the appropriate units. Monitors a variety of frequencies and serves as a vital link to the units deployed. This position starts in a "trainee" capacity, learning the duties of the Communications Officer. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Preferences

High School diploma or GED required minimum or any combination of experience working with the public and education accepted as well. Be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license.

Salary and Benefits

Minimum starting salary is $33,043.14, not including overtime and holiday pay. 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 drug screen.

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”. In addition to the basic application, candidates are requested to complete an information waiver and resume. Applications are to be sent via email to dclark@covington.va.us or via mail to Lt. D. C. Clark Covington Division of Police, 333 W. Locust Street, Covington, VA 24426, and will be accepted until all positions are 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.

Laborer - Cedar Hill Cemetery

General Description

This position performs manual labor duties and equipment operational work in the daily operation and maintenance of the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Work involves the proper care and maintenance of the municipal cemetery, including working within a small group of workers engaged in keeping the cemetery clean and attractive.

Requirements/Preferences

A high school diploma or equivalent GED is required, as well as possession of a valid Virginia driver’s license with a safe driving record.

Salary and Benefits

The minimum starting salary is $31,200 annually dependent upon 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, the applicant must pass a physical examination and drug testing, with clearance to drive and operate machinery.

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”.  A full job description can be found online as well as the current job application (required). Applications are to be sent via email to jobapp@covington.va.us or received via delivery to City of Covington, Human Resources-Laborer II-Cemetery, 333 W. Locust Street Covington, VA 24426.  This position will remain open until filled with review of applicants starting July 10, 2024.

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.

Executive Director - Olde Town Covington

General Description

Old Town Covington Inc, dba Olde Town Covington (OTC), seeks a dynamic and highly motivated
individual to provide executive leadership to assist the OTC Board of Directors, committees and volunteers, as well
as localities and other like-minded organizations in the achievement of the OTC Mission.

Requirements/Preferences

The Executive Director shall possess no less than an Associates Degree and have education and/or experience in
one or more of the following areas: commercial district management, economics, finance, public relations, planning,
business administration, public administration, small business management, volunteer or non-profit management,
architecture, historic preservation, small business development or a complimentary field. Preferably will hold a
bachelor’s degree in economic development or a related field from an accredited college or university however,
experience can serve to meet educational requirements if demonstrated and supported by career success.
Additional education may be substituted for experience where applicable.

Salary and Benefits

The Executive Director is a full-time position with benefits starting at $37,000 to $40,000 DOQ.

Application Process

A resume, cover letter and 3 professional references should be sent to info@oldetowncovington.com or Olde Town
Covington, 450 W. Main Street, Suite 100, Covington, Virginia 24426. Deadline for submitting applications is July 31,
2024.

Old Town Covington Inc. dba Olde Town Covington, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate,
through employment or the provision of services, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age,
disability, or sexual orientation. This job description is subject to change at the discretion of OTC.

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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