Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

CITY OF CHARLESTON JOB POSTINGS

To apply for any posted position, perspective candidates must submit an Employment Application to the Office of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. of the posting closing date.  Employment Applications can be obtained by selecting the link below, or in person at the Office of Human Resources.

Download Employment Application

Employment Applications can be submitted in one of the methods listed below:  

By Email:        jobs@cityofcharleston.org
 
By Facsimile:  (304) 348-8055
 
By Mail:         City of Charleston Office of Human Resources
                    Attn:  Recruiting & Workforce Development
                    P.O. Box 2749
                    Charleston, WV  25330
 
In Person:      Charleston City Hall
                    Office of Human Resources
                    501 Virginia Street East, Suite 304
                    Charleston, WV  25301
 

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public grounds

FROM: September 3, 2015 to September 17, 2015

POSITION: Horticultural Foreman

Classification: PG-6

WAGE/SALARY: $29,760.09 to $35,446.25 

DUTIES: Carry out the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, pest control of City open spaces.  Plant trees, flowers, shrubs according to the City’s horticultural blueprints.  Rake leaves, weed beds and assist in maintaining public areas. Supervise a crew in performance of aforementioned activities.              

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or GED

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Gardening experience with a minimum of 5 years experience in landscaping.

OTHER COMMENTS: Must have a valid WV Driver’s License.  Maintain a helpful demeanor whenever dealing with the general public.  Must observe work safety policies of the City.

building maintenance

FROM: September 3, 2015 to September 17, 2015

POSITION: Maintenance Worker

Classification: PG-4

WAGE/SALARY: $28,291.97 TO $31,044.31 

DUTIES: Perform general maintenance and repair work as assigned and/or cleaning work assigned by supervisor. Troubleshoot HVAC and perform repairs and keep all filters changed. Conduct carpentry and building projects for the City. Perform minor electrical, plumbing repairs.  Change light bulbs and ceiling tiles as needed. Assist in the cleaning of city hall and other buildings and grounds as directed. Deliver office supplies, pick up recycling as needed. Pick up mail, run errands as directed by the Building Maintenance Supervisor. Collect debris from building for removal by trucks. Ability to work alone and complete tasks with minimal direction in a timely manner. Ability to work different shifts on short notice. General maintenance work as needed. Snow and ice removal and painting also is a required duty.  

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma / GED. Trade School Graduate Preferred

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Knowledge in use of tools to perform general maintenance and repairs, general knowledge of cleaning equipment, experience in HVAC, carpentry, electrical repairs, plumbing repairs

OTHER COMMENTS: Able to lift minimum of 75 lbs.  Prefer certificates in HVAC, electrical, plumbing.

refuse & recycling

FROM: August 31, 2015 to September 14, 2015

POSITION: Laborer/Route Helper

Classification: PG-2

WAGE/SALARY: $27,279.14 TO $28,912.07 

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: High School Diploma / 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, pitch fork, 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.  

public grounds

FROM: August 31, 2015 to September 14, 2015

POSITION: Laborer

Classification: PG-2

WAGE/SALARY: $27,279.14 TO $28,912.07 

DUTIES: Drive small vehicles in the performance of jobs and assist in work detail with labor crew. Must be able to lift 40-50lbs and have full range of motion. Cut grass and assist with tree trimming removal, rake leaves, snow removal activities, load/unload various materials, tools and equipment for everyday use.  Assist in construction and general maintenance projects. Perform various custodial activities as assigned.  

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma / GED.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Previous maintenance experience helpful. Must have valid WV Drivers license. Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods and often in unfavorable weather conditions.

OTHER COMMENTS: Must be able to perform other related duties and assignments as required. Must be able to communicate and cooperate effectively. Maintain helpful demeanor whenever dealing with the general public.

city manager construction

FROM: August 31, 2015 to September 14, 2015

POSITION: Maintenance/Laborer

Classification: PG-5

WAGE/SALARY: $29,514.18 TO $34,272.71

DUTIES: Perform maintenance and repairs as directed, including all phases of construction duties. Maintain tools and equipment. Change lights as required. Check and maintain parking system gates and splitters. Check, inspect and maintain all parking system heating and air- conditioning equipment. Clean gutters and drains. Additional duties as assigned by the CPM or Asst. CPM or Admin Asst. Help with construction crew when not needed for maintenance work. Light electrical, plumbing, H/C, carpentry, drywall, painting, cleaning. Able to work from roofs, ladders, scaffolding, boom lifts and trucks. 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma / GED.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Maintenance and construction experience. Two years technical school or five years maintenance experience. Complete trades courses helpful.

OTHER COMMENTS: Maintain a neat and professional appearance (uniform required). Will need to furnish own hand tools. Good public relation skills.
street department

FROM: August 26, 2015 to September 10, 2015

POSITION: Laborer (Night Shift)

Classification: PG-2

WAGE/SALARY: $27,279.14 TO $28,912.07

DUTIES: Street sweeping, cleaning ditch lines, shoveling asphalt, snow, concrete etc.  Laying pipe, installing guardrail, cleaning up leaves, collecting trash and any other duties assigned by supervisor. 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma / GED.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Some construction experience preferred. Ability to follow instructions.  Must have valid WV Drivers license.

OTHER COMMENTS: Cleaning snow and ice from city streets at irregular hours. Labor tasks related to special events. Able to work irregular hours and overtime when needed.
 
Civic Center
POSITION: Box Office Ticket Seller
 
CLASSIFICATION: IPT (Irregular part time) called only when needed as event schedule dictates.
 
WAGE: $8.00per hour
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Primary responsibilities are to sell admission tickets to patrons at events.
 
 EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum High School Diploma or GED. 
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Experience working with the public. Experience requiring basic math computation. Must be computer literate.
 
OTHER COMMENTS: 
-Ability to communicate, cooperate and work well with fellow employees and the public. 
-Ability to follow directions as given and ability to execute basic math skills. 
-Must have valid driver’s license. 
-Ability to work unsupervised after receiving assignment. 
- Does include days, nights and weekends
- Must have telephone or cell phone and transportation to and from facility.
 
Once you have completed the application to be a Box Office Ticket Seller bring it to the Administrative Office at the Charleston Civic Center. (Do not mail or take the application to the City of Charleston Personnel Office). If you are going to be close to the Civic Center, you may stop by and pick up an application in the Administrative Office on the second floor from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday.
 
Civic Center
POSITION: Ticket Taker
 
CLASSIFICATION: IPT (Irregular part time) called only when needed as event schedule dictates.
 
WAGE: $8.00 per hour
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Must be organized and have good communication skills. Primary responsibilities is to collect or scan admission tickets and passes from patrons at events, greet patrons attending events, examine tickets or passes to verify authenticity, refuse admittance to persons without tickets or passes.  Must be dependable, well groomed, have telephone or cell phone (no long distance telephone numbers) and transportation to and from facility. Able to stand for long period of time and able to walk up and down stairs. Ability to follow instructions and communicate well with the public and fellow employees.
 
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum High School Diploma or GED. 
 
OTHER COMMENTS: 
- Can not pick and choose which event you will work
- Does include days, nights and weekends
- Work 3 plus hours per event when called
- Must be on time for shift 
 
Once you have completed the application to be a ticket taker, bring it to the Administrative Office at the Charleston Civic Center. (Do not mail or take the application to the City of Charleston Personnel Office). If you are going to be close to the Civic Center, you may stop by and pick up an application in the Administrative Office on the second floor from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday.
Civic Center
POSITION: Usher 
 
CLASSIFICATION: IPT (Irregular part time) called only when needed as event schedule dictates.
 
WAGE: $8.00 per hour
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Must be organized and have good communication skills. Primary responsibilities is to assist patrons, check tickets to make sure patrons are in the correct location and assist them to their seats, guide patrons to exits or provide other instructions or assistance in case of emergency, provide assistance with patrons' special needs, such as helping those with wheelchairs, direct patrons to restrooms, concession stands and telephones, settle seating disputes and help solve other customer concerns,  Must be dependable, well groomed, have telephone or cell phone (no long distance telephone numbers) and transportation to and from facility. Able to stand for long period of time and able to walk up and down stairs. Ability to follow instructions and communicate well with the public and fellow employees.
 
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum High School Diploma or GED. 
 
OTHER COMMENTS: 
- Can not pick and choose which event you will work
- Does include days, nights and weekends
- Work 3 plus hours per event when called
- Must be on time for shift 
 
Once you have completed the application to be an usher, bring it to the Administrative Office at the Charleston Civic Center. (Do not mail or take the application to the City of Charleston Personnel Office). If you are going to be close to the Civic Center, you may stop by and pick up an application in the Administrative Office on the second floor from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday.
 
 
CIVIC CENTER
POSITION: Laborer 
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Part Time - annual hours will be no more than 1,039
 
WAGE: $9.50 to 10.00 per hour
 
WORK SCHEDULE:  Various Shift work - Monday thru Sunday.
 
JOB PURPOSE SUMMARY:  Performance of event setup and custodial duties related to operation of a large public assembly facility.
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Primary duties include setting up equipment and supplies for events, i.e. AV equipment, tables, chairs, exhibit decoration, laying exhibit carpeting, and receiving and delivery of freight.  Heavy labor includes erecting basketball and volleyball flooring, building stages, unloading trucks, snow removal, landscaping, painting.  General custodial duties to include cleaning restrooms, cleaning walls and seating areas, and floor maintenance.  Secondary duties include weeding and trimming, painting.
 
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum High School Diploma or GED. 
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Experience working with the public.
 
SPECIAL SKILLS, CERTIFICATES, AND LICENSES:  Must be able to read and understand blueprints.  Must be organized and have good communication skills.  Valid WV driver's license required.  Must be able to lift 40-50 lbs and have full range of motion.
 
EQUIPMENT/MACHINERY USED:  Buffers, floor scrubbers, pallet jacks, steam cleaner, automatic drills, and various hand tools.
 
OTHER COMMENTS:  Ability to communicate, cooperate and work well with fellow employees and the public.  Interaction with the public, customers, and access to confidential information.  Must adhere to safety regulations
 
 
 

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