Department of Human Resources

Government Center Building 1 Government Center Place, Suite A Abingdon VA, 24210

The Department of Human Resources maintains personnel records for all employees of the County’s General Government. This Department is responsible for monitoring the employment process, initial employee orientation, reviewing time sheets and conducting exit interviews with retiring and terminating employees. Additional personnel functions include workman’s compensation and unemployment claims.

Washington County shall provide equal opportunity in employment and advancement and shall administer its employment policies without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. 1 on Equal Opportunity (January 11, 2014) and state and federal laws.


Kathy E. Johnson, PHR

Phone: (276) 525-1313
Email: Kathy Johnson
Fax: (276) 525-1309
Office Hours: Weekdays 8:00am – 5:00pm


You can apply for employment for current job opportunities by downloading Washington County’s job application (Adobe Acrobat required). You may also pick up an application in the Human Resources Department located in the County Government Center Building located at 1 Government Center Place, Abingdon, VA 24210.

    • Applications are accepted only for positions which are currently open.
    • An individual application form must be completed for each position.
    • Applications must be postmarked or submitted in person by the indicated deadline date.
    • Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and hires without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age or disability.
    • A pre-employment criminal record review, including fingerprinting and pre-employment drug testing will be conducted on all new full-time and part-time employees.
    • Faxed applications are not accepted.

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Important Documents

Position Descriptions

The following list contains the official Position Descriptions by Department and Office for all Administrative Division positions. This is not a list of job openings, only a list of position descriptions of current positions in Washington County. Please click the title of the position for access to its Position Descriptions.

Personnel Manual

The Washington County Board of Supervisors Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual for Administrative Division Employees (Personnel Manual) sets out the policies and procedures governing employees of the Administrative Division of the Washington County government. These policies and procedures are followed with regard to employment, promotion, demotion, dismissal and any other activities dealing with personnel which is deemed necessary in order to clarify the County’s or employee’s position in the personnel system established by the Washington County Board of Supervisors. The Office of County Administrator will maintain an up-to-date version of the Personnel Manual for public and employee access through this webpage.


The Administrative Division of the Washington County government consists of the following administrative departments and Offices and their personnel:

  • County Department of Budget & Finance
  • County Department of Building & Development
  • County Department of Community Development & Planning
  • County Department of Economic Development & Community Relations
  • County Department of Emergency Management
  • County Department of General Services
  • County Department of Human Resources
  • County Department of Information Systems
  • County Department of Recreation
  • County Department of Solid Waste
  • County Department of Zoning Administration
  • Office of County Administrator
  • Office of County Attorney


The provisions of this Personnel Manual do not apply to other Washington County government employees except as may be adopted in whole or in part by the elected or appointed heads of the various other County government agencies or departments.

Washington County Board of Supervisors Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual for Administrative Division Employees