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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 full-time positions:

· Motor Equipment Operator – Maintenance Crew

· E 911 Communications Officer

· Automotive Mechanic

· Water Treatment Plant Operator

· Solid Waste – Landfill Equipment Operator

These positions offer full-time employment with an excellent benefits package. 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.

Police Officer - 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 September 15, 2021.

General Description

This position performs responsible protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty Police assignments; does related work as required. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant or Corporal.

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 21 years of age, pass physical and psychological examinations, and a drug screening test. Possess a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license, and a Department of Criminal Justice Certification.

Salary and Benefits

Minimum starting salary is $35,713 annually for Police Recruit and $37,498 after training is completed or certified.  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”.  In addition to the basic application, candidates are requested to complete an information wavier and resume.  Applications are to be sent via email to policeinfo@covington.va.us by October 8, 2021 or via mail to Detective R. B. Baker Covington Division of Police, 333 W. Locust Street, Covington, VA  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.

 

Communication Officer - Covington VA:

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 $27,981.98, 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 wavier and resume.  Applications are to be sent via email to policeinfo@covington.va.us by October 22, 2021 or via mail to Lt. D. C. Clark Covington Division of Police, 333 W. Locust Street, Covington, VA  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.

Solid Waste Operator - Covington VA:

General Description:

The Solid Waste Equipment Operator operates a variety of heavy equipment in solid waste landfill operations, assists commercial and general public customers to ensure safe and efficient dumping.  The Solid Waste Equipment Operator is responsible for operating the full range of heavy equipment including dozers, loaders, graders, compactors, and trucks utilized in the solid waste landfill operation to move, compact and cover solid waste at the City’s landfill.  Applicants are required to have or obtain a full understanding of landfill operations and regulatory requirements impacting their position.

Requirements/Preferences:

A high school diploma or equivalent GED is required.  Possession of a valid Virginia driver’s license with a good driving record is required and the possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Virginia CDL driver's license is required.  Ideal candidates would also have the ability to obtain a State Landfill Operator Certification within identified timelines. Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of heavy equipment.

Salary and Benefits:

Minimum starting salary is $29,378 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 mailed to City of Covington, Human Resources-Solid Waste Operator, 333 W. Locust Street Covington, VA 24426 by October 15, 2021, when application review will begin and continue 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.

 

Water Treatment Plant Operator- Covington VA:

General Description

This position requires 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

A high school diploma or equivalent GED is required.  Also, possession of a valid Virginia driver’s license with a good driving record. The position requires a career development certification ladder for continued employment with the City unless an extension is granted per criteria identified in Operator licensing requirements.  Salary adjustments are delivered for each phase of career development and licenses are issued by the Virginia Department of Professional Occupation and Regulation.

Salary and Benefits

Minimum starting salary is $29,379 as a trainee and additional salary annually is available dependent up qualifications or certifications.  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 by October 15, 2021. 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 with Career Ladder detail can be found online as well as 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.

Equipment Operator I – Maintenance Crew Member- Covington VA:

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.

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 and minimum valid Class B CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) with an air brake endorsement.

Salary and Benefits

Minimum starting salary is $29,379 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 received via delivery to City of Covington, Human Resources-Motor Equipment Operator I, 333 W. Locust Street Covington, VA 24426.  This position will remain open until filled and first applicant reviews will begin October 15, 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.

 

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.

Salary and Benefits

Minimum starting salary is $35,713 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 by October 15, 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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