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.

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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
 

Click here for employment opportunities with the Charleston Fire Department

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parking system                

From: October 7, 2014   To: October 21, 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.

Street department                

From: October 7, 2014   To: October 28, 2014                            

POSITION: Laborer                                               

CLASSIFICATION:  PG-2    

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

DESCRIPTION OF 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 or 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.
 
 
refuse & recycling                

From: October 16, 2014   To: October 30, 2014                            

POSITION: Laborer/Route Helper (2 Positions)                                               

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: October 20, 2014   To: November 3, 2014                            

POSITION: Operation Technician                                              

CLASSIFICATION:  PG-4    

WAGE/SALARY: $27,203.82 TO $29,850.30      

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Set up equipment and supplies for events, tables, chairs staging, audio visual equipment. Floor maintenance including stripping, waxing, buffing, mopping, vacuuming, shampooing carpet, erecting basketball floor, building stages, setting chairs, unloading trucks, clearing snow, cleaning restrooms, dust mopping, cleaning walls and seating areas. Wedding and trimming, painting, window washing and laying exhibit carpeting, also other custodial and janitorial tasks assigned by management.     

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED.  

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Working with the public. Supervisory responsibilities involving similar work experience and similar job tasks. Applicant must be computer literate in order to maintain maintenance records. Must be able to read and understand blueprints. Must be organized and have good communication skills.

OTHER COMMENTS:  Must have a valid WV driver’s license, basic computer skills. Forklift certification and CDL preferred , or willing to attain CDL and certification within 6 months after hiring. 40 hours wkly, occasional overtime, shift work, flexible schedules, days and evenings and weekends.

 

refuse & recycling             

From: October 21, 2014   To: November 4, 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. 

CHARLESTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

POSITION: School Crossing Guard

SALARY: $10/hour

HOURS: 7:45am - 8:25am and 2:45pm - 3:05pm on school days

DUTIES: To assist the students to cross the street or roadway safely, and not act as an enforcement officer.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: HS diploma/GED. Must possess valid WV driver’s license
 
SEND RESUMES to:  
Human Resources, 
PO Box 2749
Charleston, WV 25330 
  
Charleston Fire Department              
CITY OF CHARLESTON FIREFIGHTERS CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
POST OFFICE BOX 2749 
CHARLESTON, WV 25330
 
NOTICE OF HIRING OF:
PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTER
 
WHEREAS, on August 21, 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 position of PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTER and has requested the Charleston Firefighters Civil Service Commission to establish an Eligibility List for appointment to the positon of Probationary Firefighter. 
 
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 Commission at the Charleston Civic Center in the City of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, beginning at 6:00pm on the 5th day of November, 2014. All applicants are required to check in with the Registration Desk at 5:30 p.m. on November 5, 2014.
 
2.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 the City Clerk's office in the City Building, corner of Virginia and Court Streets, Charleston, West Virginia.
 
3.Beginning on September 2, 2014 through October 17, 2014, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding legal holidays), applications and study guides will be available for use in preparation for the examination. Applications and study guides may be obtained at the Charleston Fire Department Recruiting Office, or at the City Clerk's office in the City Building, corner of Virginia and Court Streets, Charleston, West Virginia. All completed applications for the written examination for the position of Probationary Firefighter must be submitted to the Charleston Fire Department Recruiting Office, or at the City Clerk's office in the City Building, corner of Virginia and Court Streets, Charleston, West Virginia, no later than 4:00p.m. on October 17, 2014.
 
4.(a) Applicants may not be under the age of 18 years nor over the age of 35 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 GED 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) must have a valid driver's license.
 
5. All applicants successfully completing the written examination for the position of Probationary Firefighter shall be required to submit to the following additional examinations:
 
(a)Pass one or more medical examinations on the requirements of NFPA 1582of the Standard on Medical Requirements for Firefighters. Inquiry about 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 applicant; and 
 
(d) Psychological testing to determine the applicant's suitability for appointment.
 
6. 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
 
Civic Center
POSITION: Box Office Ticket Seller
 
CLASSIFICATION: IPT (Irregular part time) called only when needed as event schedule dictates.
 
WAGE: $7.25per hour
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Primary responsibilities are to sale 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: $7.25 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: $7.25 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
 
 
 

THE CITY OF CHARLESTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER