Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities


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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EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE                   

From: August 5, 2014   To: August 19, 2014                            

POSITION: Utility Clerk                                                 


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

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:   Monitor parts and inventory stocking levels and order supplies  as necessary.  Assists with the acquisition and transportation of new vehicles and equipment; parts and supplies; and transporting department personnel.  Provides general support and assistance on or around the shop floor and car wash facility.  Picks up and delivers interdepartmental mail.  Answer Department phones, Perform the duties of the Service Writer in his absence or as requested. Assist the Line Technicians during emergency call outs.  Perform other related duties and assignments as required.  

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High school Diploma/ GED, Trade or  Technical school graduate with major in either automotive or truck maintenance and repair strongly preferred.  

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Two years experience in parts and supplies record keeping And inventory control in an automotive or vehicle fleet setting strongly preferred.   Some experience in simple accounting. Must have experience in computer systems that would be found in small office setting (Microsoft Excel, Word, Access). 

OTHER COMMENTS:  Good communication skills are necessary. Must be able to work well with departments and division heads to schedule maintenance and repairs. Must work well with division employees, parts and other outside vendors. Must hold or acquire a West Virginia CDL within 6 months of assuming the position.
refuse & Recycling                   

From: August 8, 2014   To: August 22, 2014                            

POSITION: Laborer/Route Helper                                                  


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. 


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. 
street department                   

From: August 8, 2014   To: August 22, 2014                            

POSITION: Operator                                                  


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

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:   Operate various equipment such as gradall, backhoe, dozer, grader, dump truck, roller, paving machine, sweeper, water wagon, etc.  Drive salt truck cleaning streets of snow and ice.  Perform general labor and overtime as needed.  

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum High School Diploma or GED.  CDL Class A or B driver’s License is required.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum two years of experience required.

OTHER COMMENTS: Ability to following instructions and communicate well with the public and fellow employees.

civic center                 

From: August 13, 2014   To: August 26, 2014                            

POSITION: Skilled Operator                                                


WAGE/SALARY: $27,203.82 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.


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, cooperative 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. 


From: August 12, 2014   To: August 26, 2014                            

POSITION: Light Line Technician                                                 


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

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:   Perform preventative maintenance service operations, diagnosis and repair of mechanical concerns to City fleet vehicles.  Perform DOT vehicle inspections, complete reports which summarize vehicle condition and detail needed repairs.   Operate all fleet vehicles to verify symptom or fault correction.  Perform equipment test drives to confirm complete repairs. 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum High School Diploma or GED. Must have a West Virginia CDL Class A Drivers License (or acquire within 6 months of hire date).    


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Three years or more of hands-on motor vehicle mechanical trouble shooting and repair exclusive of training. Technical   School graduate with major in either automotive or truck maintenance and repair.

OTHER COMMENTS:  Must have 2 ASE Certification.  Must hold or acquire a WV Motor Vehicle Inspector’s License all within 6 months of assuming the position.  Successfully demonstrate ability to perform repairs.  Achieve a satisfactory score on mechanic’s job knowledge written exam before assuming duties. Must be able to repair tires in the shop as well as in the field.  Must provide own mechanic’s hand tools of suitable quality and quantity.  
PARKS & RECREATION                 

From: August 15, 2014   To: August 29, 2014                            

POSITION: Utility Maintenance Worker                                                 


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

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:   Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of buildings, grounds and parks.


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 5 years experience in repair and maintenance work.

OTHER COMMENTS:  Valid WV CDL Required. Basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general repair techniques. Able to lift 50 lbs. or more.  
traffic engineering                 

From: August 18, 2014   To: September 1, 2014                            

POSITION: Signal Repairman                                                 


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

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Install, adjust, maintain and repair traffic signal control equipment, school flashers, bridge warning lights and street lighting. Perform miscellaneous electrical duties.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma / GED required. Associate Degree in electronics and or Military electronics training is desirable. Must have minimum Journeyman’s Electricians License. Must have CDL.