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To apply, visit the Personnel Office of City Hall, at the corner of Court and Virginia streets on the 3rd Floor. Please direct any questions to the Personnel Office at 304-348-8015.

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PO Box 2749
Charleston, WV 25330

firefighters civil service commission                                     

From: March 3, 2014   TO: May 12, 2014                            

POSITION:  Probationary Firefighter Paramedic                                                           

WHEREAS, on February 12, 2014, the Charleston Firefighters Civil Service Commission was notified by the Honorable Danny Jones, Mayor of the City of' Charleston, Kanawha, County, West Virginia, that vacancies exist within the Charleston Fire Department for the positions of a PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC and has requested the Charleston Firefighter Civil Service Commission to establish an Eligibility List for appointments to the positions of Probationary Firefighter Paramedic.

THEREFORE, all persons desiring to seek employment with the Charleston Fire Department. City of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, please TAKE NOTICE as follows:

 
1.A competitive written examination will be administered by the Charleston Firefighters Civil Service Commission at the Charleston Civic Center in the City of Charleston, Kanawha, County, West Virginia, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the 27th day of May, 2014. All applicants are required to check in with the Registration Desk at 5:00 p.m. on May 27, 2014.
 
2. An eligible paramedic may sign up for the position.
 
3.To be eligible to take the examination, each interested person must file an application with the Charleston Fire Department, Recruiting, Office, located at 808 Virginia Street West, Charleston, West Virginia, or at thee City Clerk's office in the City Building, corner of Virginia and Court Streets, Charleston, West Virginia.
 
4. Beginning on March 3, 2014 through May 12, 2014, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding legal holidays), applications will be available for use in enrolling for the examination. Applications may be obtained at the City Clerk's office in the Cite Building, corner of Virginia. and Court Streets, Charleston, West Virginia, All completed applications for the written examination for the position of Probationary Firefighter Paramedic must be submitted to the City Clerk's office in the City Building, corner of Virginia and Court Streets, Charleston, West. Virginia, no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 12, 2014.
 
5.(a) Applicants may not be under the age of 18 years nor over the age of 3 5 years on the date of his or her application. Satisfactory proof of age shall be required of each applicant upon submission of his or her application.
 
(b)All applicants must: (i) possess a high school diploma or GEED equivalent, (ii) have no felony convictions, (iii) have no convictions ,within five (5) years of a misdemeanor offense involving, larceny, false swearing, gambling., or other crime indicating questionable moral character, (iv) must have no habitual use of alcohol or drugs, and (v) for the position of Probationary Firefighter Paramedic the applicant must be a Certified Paramedic and, if a non resident of West Virginia, must be able to obtain certification in West Virginia,
 
6. All applicants successfully completing the written examination for the position of Probationary Firefighter Paramedic shall be required to submit to the folk ving additional examinations: 
 
(a) Pass one or more medical examinations on the requirements of NFPA 1582 of the Standard on Medical Requirements for Firefighters. Inquiry about the Standard may be made to the Fire Chief at the Recruiting Office.
 
(b) Pass the physical agility examination that complies with the requirements of the Charleston Fire Department. Inquiry about these requirements may be made to the Fire Chief at the Recruiting Office.
 
(c)A background investigation to verify all pertinent information concerning the applicant; and
 
(d) Psychological testing to determine the applicant's suitability for appointment.
 
7. All written tests shall conform to the requirements of the Uniform Guidelines of Employees Selection Procedures, 28 CFR 50.14 and 29 CFR 51.53. 
 
Firefighters Civil Service Commission
Arden J. Curry, 11,
Attorney for the Charleston Firefighters
Civil Service Commission (555613)
 
POLICE Department                                  

From: April 8, 2014   TO: April 22, 2014                            

POSITION:  Supply Technician                                                      

CLASSIFICATION:  C-5     

WAGE/SALARY: $27,112.50 TO $35,299.20 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Maintain inventory and logs of material, supplies, and equipment. Order and purchase material, supplies, and equipment to avoid shortage. Retrieve supplies from vendors and deliver same to respective areas of department, to include geographically separated units/offices. Maintain arsenal of ammunition, weapons, and range supplies and equipment. Prepare purchase order request, obtaining price quotes/comparisons. Maintain supply of uniforms and equipment for recruit officers, Neighborhood Assistance Officers, School crossing guards, SWAT team, and instructors. Coordinate repair of equipment, maintaining log of such repairs. Installation of office equipment. Train employees of use of equipment. Create and maintain various file systems. Assist Property and Evidence officer with log-in items. Prepare correspondence and reports on an as needed basis

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED.  
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Purchasing experience, Inventory control. Must have valid WV Drivers License. Must be able to lift 40 1bs. Knowledge of police department equipment, supplies, and material requirements.
 
OTHER COMMENTS:  Must pass criminal history check. Heavy interaction with vendors and sales representative, department personnel and city employees. Power/ hand tools, and electronic testing equipment. Possible exposure to bloodborne pathogens, willing to receive inoculation against Hepatitis B virus. 
 
 
Parking System                                  

From: April 16, 2014   TO: April 30, 2014                            

POSITION:  Cashier                                                      

CLASSIFICATION:  PG-3     

WAGE/SALARY: $26,709.86 TO $28,801.50  

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Collection of money and payments from parkers, walking building patrols, and recording information regarding traffic and payments. Cross train and fill in for other PG-1 & 3 positions at various locations. This is a night shift position and will primarily consist of 5-1am shifts. Occasional movie showings may require working till 3:30am. The position will also include working weekends and some holidays. 2 days off will be given through the week.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED.  
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Experience working with the public. Experience requiring basic math computation.
 
OTHER COMMENTS:  Must be able to communicate, cooperate and work well with others and provide courteous service to customers. Ability to follow directions as given.
 
 
Police civilian                                 

From: April 16, 2014   TO: April 30, 2014                            

POSITION:  Records Division Tech                                                     

CLASSIFICATION:  C-3     

WAGE/SALARY: $24,743.36 to $29,383.35    

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Data entry of criminal reports and warrants. Write reports from phone in and walk-up customers. Provide administrative support for sworn officers. File and perform other related duties and assignments as required.  Ability to communicate and cooperate effectively.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED.  Data entry experience desirable.  Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel helpful.  Experience with copiers and fax machines needed.
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Must attend training and pass testing at the WVSP Academy for WEAPON/NCIC certification.  Must pass criminal history check and background investigation.  Applicant must sign a confidentiality agreement.
 
 
traffic engineering                                 

From: April 16, 2014   TO: April 30, 2014                            

POSITION:  Foreman/Sign Shop                                                    

CLASSIFICATION:  PG-6     

WAGE/SALARY: $28,615.47 TO $34,082.93     

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Schedule and supervise the installation and maintenance of signals.  Maintain material and supply inventory.  Obtain quotes for materials, supplies and equipment purchases. Use and supervise use of sign making system and software.  Assist with operation of truck-mounted street striper.  Assist in field with sign placement.  Perform minor mechanical work on departmental equipment.  Perform other duties as assigned by the Traffic Engineer.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED.  

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Computer skills a plus. Previous traffic signs and Markings experience a plus. Must have a valid West Virginia drivers license. 

OTHER COMMENTS:  Understanding of MUTCD needed. Must have good communication skills with the public and fellow employees. Ability to follow instructions. 

refuse & recycling                                

From: April 17, 2014   TO: April 30, 2014                            

POSITION:  Laborer/Route Helper                                                    

CLASSIFICATION:  PG-2     

WAGE/SALARY: $26,229.94 TO $27,800.07     

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Pick up disposables (garbage, trash and recycling materials) in a timely manner.  Follow safe working procedures according to company and OSHA standard.  Practice good housekeeping on assigned unit.  Ride only on designated steps for that purpose.  Clean up spilled garbage.  Work effectively with driver who is in charge of the truck and other helpers.  Route helpers with CDL may be required to drive for override pay, if needed.  Route helpers are expected to assist in cleaning of unit the work on and any others if needed directed by route foreman.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum High school diploma or GED.  

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to read street signs.

OTHER COMMENTS: Must have valid WV Driver’s license.  CDL  A or B preferred, but not required.  Operate the Steam Jenny to wash truck. Will use broom, shovel, pitchfork, operate unit system and hoist on trucks. Must be able to interact in a positive manner with the public. Observe safety rules, and must have ability to communicate effectively with the public. 

 

Civic center                                

From: April 21, 2014   TO: May 5, 2014                            

POSITION:  Skilled Operator                                                    

CLASSIFICATION:  PG-4     

WAGE/SALARY: $27,203.86 TO $29,850.30    

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Must be organized and have a good communication skills. Primary duties include setting up equipment and supplies for events, i.e AV equipment, tables, chairs, exhibit decorating, laying exhibit carpeting, and receiving and delivery of freight. Heavy labor includes erecting basketball and volleyball flooring, building stages, unloading trucks, clearing snow, painting. General custodial duties to include cleaning restrooms, cleaning walls and seating areas, and floor maintenance. Secondary duties include weeding and trimming, painting, assists with preserving order and health and safety of patrons. Provide assistance with patron’s special needs, such as helping those with wheelchairs and other related task as assigned by management.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum High school diploma or GED.  

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Experience working with the public. Supervisory responsibilities involving similar custodial work experience and similar job task. Must be computer literate in order to maintain maintenance records. Must be able to read and understand blueprints. Forklift certification, CDL preferred. Must have valid WV Driver’s License.

OTHER COMMENTS:  Ability to communicate, cooperate and work well with fellow employees and public. Interaction with the public customers, and access to confidential information. Ability to work unsupervised as a team leader or team member after receiving assignment. Must adhere to safety regulations. 

Street department                               

From: April 22, 2014   TO: May 6, 2014                            

POSITION:  Senior Operator                                                    

CLASSIFICATION:  PG-5     

WAGE/SALARY: $28,379.02 to $32,954.53     

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Operate street sweeper and water wagon, backhoe and excavator, gradall and grader. Must have the ability to drive a salt truck. Follow instructions and have good communication skills with the public and fellow employees. Periodically work overtime and irregular hours in the performance of these duties. 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or GED. Valid Class A or B driver’s license with tanker endorsements.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Four years of experience on various equipment.  

 

STREET DEPARTMENT                               

From: April 24, 2014   TO: May 8, 2014                            

POSITION:  Foreman                                                    

CLASSIFICATION:  PG-6     

WAGE/SALARY: $28,615.47 to $34,082.93     

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Must be able to supervise crews at the Street Department as assigned. Supervise blacktopping and repair and sweeper crews, ditch-line crews and leaf collection crews. Drive truck removing snow from streets during winter months. Work emergency situations, wind storms, flooding, etc. Must be able to work special events and any other duties as assigned by the Public Works Director and or his/her designee. 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or GED. 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Must have a valid West Virginia Drivers license. Must have Class A or B CDL’S. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience.

OTHER COMMENTS:  Must be able to follow instructions.  Good communication skills with the public and fellow employees.

 

Parks and recreation                                                           

POSITION:  Seasonal Lifeguard                                                   

WAGE/SALARY: $8.00/hr  No benefits provided for seasonal labor

The City of Charleston is accepting applications for seasonal Certified Lifeguards, must be certified in CPR/First Aid and Lifesaving. Apply by emailing application to hr@cityofcharleston.org or in person at the office of Human Resources 501 Suite 304 Virginia Street East Charleston WV 25331.  The City of Charleston is an equal opportunity employer. 

 
Spring hill cemetery park                                                           

POSITION:  Seasonal Laborer                                                   

WAGE/SALARY: $8.00/hr  No benefits provided for seasonal labor

The City of Charleston is accepting applications for seasonal employees to maintain the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery Park. Grounds will be maintained by performing mowing and trimming using a variety of fuel powered and hand held tools and equipment. Apply by emailing application to hr@cityofcharleston.org or in person at the office of Human Resources 501 Suite 304 Virginia Street East Charleston WV 25331.  The City of Charleston is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

 

THE CITY OF CHARLESTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER