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Charles County, Maryland

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Full-Time Employment Opportunities

Charles County offers excellent benefits, generous leave programs, and year-round full time employment. Applicants must complete a Charles County Government employment application by the closing date to be considered for this position. Employment applications are available at the Charles County Government Building in the Department of Human Resources, La Plata, Md., at all Charles County Libraries, and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations in Waldorf, Maryland. Submit applications to the Department of Human Resources, Charles County Government Building, Post Office Box 2150, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Applicants with special needs, please contact the Department of Human Resources voice phone number 301-645-0585 or Md. Relay Service TDD 1-800-735-2258. Call our job hotline on Mondays for an updated listing of job opportunities 301-645-0600.
  • County Administrator

    Department: 
    County Administrator
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $165,000 - $180,000
    Closing Date: Open until filled.
    Job Description: Charles County Government, located in Southern Maryland (population: approximately 154,500) seeks a County Administrator. The County is governed by the Board of County Commissioners of Charles County. The Board consists of five Commissioners who are elected to concurrent four year terms.

    The County Administrator is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and is responsible for daily planning, directing and reviewing of all operations within County Government; providing overall supervision of department actions, personnel matters, budgetary and fiscal procedures and routine administrative actions in accordance with Commissioner policies and procedures. The annual County budget is $546 million, there are currently over 670 full-time positions.

    Applicant must have an advanced degree in Business, Public Administration, government, law, or management; 10 years' of relevant experience. Exceptionally qualified applicants will have 15-20 years' experience managing a county, large municipality or directly related experience in the public or private sectors. ICMA-CM designation or other public management credentials are a strong plus.

    Qualified applicants will have the following skills and abilities: Experience with planning, building and growth related issues; environmental laws, preservation and enhancement; historic preservation. Knowledge of and experience with government IT systems, including procurement and implementation. Demonstrated experience with all aspects of budgeting including capital budgets, and the ability to communicate effectively about budgets; working with capital markets and bonds for capital projects. Experience in inter-governmental relations. Experience working in a community when budgeting for a school system is highly desirable.

    The starting annual salary range for the position is $165,000 to $180,000. Additional salary consideration may be given to an exceptionally qualified candidate. Residency within Charles County is encouraged and preferred within a reasonable period of time.

    Charles County Government offers excellent benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, deferred compensation, generous leave and health care programs. The Charles County Employee Pension Plan honors portability of eligible prior Maryland State and local government service in other defined benefit pension plans, allowing for eligible accrued years of service to transfer into the Charles County Pension Plan. The Charles County Pension Plan offers a pension benefit of 50% of final average earnings at 25 years and a maximum of 65% of final average earnings at 31 years.

    Applicants must submit a completed Charles County Government employment application, resume and letter of interest by January 16, 2015 for best consideration. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov. Employment applications are also available at the Charles County Government Building in the Department of Human Resources; at all Charles County Libraries; and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations in Waldorf. Submit application to the Department of Human Resources, Charles County Government Building, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Applicants with special needs, please contact the Department of Human Resources voice phone number 301-645-0585 or MD Relay Service TDD 711. Call our job hotline on Mondays for an updated listing of job opportunities 301-645-0600.

  • County Attorney

    Department: 
    County Attorney's Office
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $150,000-175,000, DO(Q
    Closing Date: 03/16/2015
    Job Description: Charles County Government (population approximately 154,500), located in Southern Maryland seeks applicants for County Attorney. Charles County is one of the fastest growing counties in the Washington Metropolitan Area, with a booming business and technology sector. The County has an annual budget of over $546 million with a County Government workforce of approximately 670 full time employees.
    The Office of the County Attorney serves as the primary in-house legal counsel to the County Commissioners and County Government. The County Attorney directs the day-to-day operations of the Office of the County Attorney, managing and ensuring an efficient and effective workflow in support of the County Commissioners, the County Administrator, and the Departments of County Government. The County Attorney supervises the Deputy County Attorney and Associate County Attorneys in conducting research and providing legal advice to County government.
    This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced attorney with significant local government experience, particularly in the areas of land use, economic development, tax collection, real estate, contracts, bonds, zoning & building code enforcement and human resources. Well qualified candidates will have an excellent understanding of Maryland law and legislative processes. The ideal candidate will have at least ten years of demonstrated experience successfully providing legal counsel to Maryland counties in support of elected and appointed officials, in addition to strong litigation experience.
    The successful candidate must be a dynamic individual with proven leadership and management skills who is able to coordinate numerous priorities while effectively supporting the legal needs of County government. Minimum qualifications include admission to practice law in all Maryland Courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Additional qualifications include excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with the Board of County Commissioners, appointed officials, boards & committees, and employees. Must have comprehensive knowledge of administrative law, local government law, contract law, employment law and real property. Must have proven experience providing briefings and legal guidance to Boards of Commissioners or similar governing officials at the local level. Starting Salary: $150,000 to 175,000, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a contract position, serving at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners as outlined in the Terms of Appointment agreement. Charles County residency will be required. Closing date: This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by March 16, 2015.
    Charles County Government offers excellent benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, deferred compensation, generous leave and health care programs. The Charles County Pension Plan honors portability of eligible prior Maryland State and local government service in other defined benefit pension plans. Applicants must submit a completed Charles County Government employment application and resume to be considered for this position. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.charlescountymd.gov. Employment applications are also available at the Charles County Government Building in the Department of Human Resources; at all Charles County Libraries; and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations in Waldorf. Submit application to the Department of Human Resources, Charles County Government Building, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Applicants with special needs, please contact the Department of Human Resources voice phone number 301-645-0585 or MD Relay Service TDD 711. Call our job hotline on Mondays for an updated listing of job opportunities 301-645-0600.
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  • Director of Economic Development

    Department: 
    Economic Development
    Work Location: 
    White Plains, MD
    Salary: 
    up to $152,507
    Closing Date: Open until filled.
    Job Description: Charles County Government, located in Southern Maryland/South suburban Washington D.C. (population approximately 154,500) seeks experienced applicants for Director of Economic Development. Charles County is one of the fastest growing counties in the Washington Metropolitan Area, with a thriving business and technology sector. Charles County Government has several budgets totaling over $500 million, with an annual general fund budget of over $350 million and a workforce of over 670 full time employees. The Director of Economic Development provides economic development strategies, tactical elements, work plans, and services on behalf of Charles County to retain and expand the County?s primary employment and investment base. The Director will focus on existing business retention, new business recruitment and location packaging, and community development, including infrastructure projects, waterfront developments, and enhanced permitting processing. The Director will meet and coordinate with State and regional leadership and organizations on their related programs and efforts; collaborate internally across department lines on regulatory, land use, utility, and development matters; and advise the Board of County Commissioners on recommended economic development programs, projects, and their impacts. The Director will assume a vital role in advancing long-term revitalization, transit, and other major economic development-related Commissioner priorities and meet with corporate and business clients on location, relocation, expansion, or recapture. Oversee office budget and financial funds; analyze economic development-related grant requests from outside organizations and make recommendations.

    This position requires knowledge of: the economic potential of Charles County and of the County's development goals and standards; funding sources and their interests and limitations, and of real property resources and values; location and other requirements of business firms operating in the County as well as of possible expansion needs; and media and other avenues of approach to business firms that may be potential candidates for introduction into or expansion within the County. The successful candidate will be conversant with land use planning, zoning, development, and regulatory principles and processes. The County is looking for a candidate with the ability to: evaluate location and other business needs of firms; expedite governmental processes and funding source consideration in support of new or expanded business ventures; represent the County effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with entrepreneurs, financing sources, County, State and other public agencies; and to effectively brand and market Charles County to a regional, national, and international audience. This position requires a Master's degree and seven years of experience with an emphasis in a related area (Business Administration, Public Administration, Marketing, Urban Planning, Economic Development, or Real Estate); or Bachelor's degree in same emphasis areas with ten years of appropriate work experience. This position requires experience with business, planning, real estate, government economic development, or a related field; considerable experience in industrial or commercial real estate site acquisition and development or in business and industrial financing, zoning, commercial real estate and business marketing. A valid driver's license is required. While the work is primarily in an office environment, some travel is required.

    Starting salary range: up to $152,507. Starting salary based on qualifications. Charles County offers excellent benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, deferred compensation, generous leave and health care programs. The Charles County Pension Plan honors portability of prior eligible Maryland State and local government service in other defined benefit pension plans. Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by April 20, 2015. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.charlescountymd.gov; additional materials may be submitted to the Department of Human Resources, Charles County Government Building, P. O. Box 2150, La Plata, MD 20646. Charles County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer; minority and female applicants are encouraged to apply.
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  • Pool Manager

    Department: 
    Community Services
    Work Location: 
    Waldorf
    Salary: 
    $47,173
    Closing Date: 03/06/2015
    Job Description: Perform a variety of duties relative to the operation and supervision of an assigned swimming pool. Oversee all aspects of physical operation of an aquatics facility, including daily maintenance, opening, closing, and operation of pool equipment. Develop, plan, organize, schedule, and evaluate aquatics programs and activities; coordinate facility and pool usage with Aquatics Program Supervisor and the high school staff. Prepare and maintain administrative records and reports on a daily, monthly, annual, and as needed basis for aquatics, recreation, and county government; operate pool in compliance with all State and County health and safety Regulations. Must have knowledge of: developing programs, activities, and special events; the care and maintenance of publicly-operated swimming pools; State and local health and safety regulations and procedures; and Red Cross swim program regulations. Must have the ability to: plan, organize, and schedule aquatics programs and activities; maintain and prepare accurate pool records and reports; and communicate effective orally and in writing. Must be able to swim. This position requires: Associate's degree in Recreation or equivalent field (Bachelor's degree preferred); 3 years experience in public swimming pool operations and management; Pool Operator's license; Lifeguard Certification; CPR and First Aid Certification; and valid driver's license. WSI Certification preferred.
    Please note certifications on application. Salary: $47,173. Closing date: March 6, 2015.
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  • Occupancy Specialist

    Department: 
    Community Services
    Work Location: 
    La Plata, MD
    Salary: 
    $43,665
    Closing Date: 03/06/2015
    Job Description: Perform case management work for the County?s housing programs. Complete necessary contracts, reports, and associated paperwork and forms. Investigate complaints and assist in developing resolutions; identify necessary resources in the community; accept applications for housing programs and obtain income, asset, and allowance verifications; conduct client interviews. Assist clients in locating suitable housing; obtain rent reasonable comparisons; process contracts and lease addendums for initial lease up. The successful candidate will have knowledge of: effective methods and techniques of case management as applied to housing programs; Federal regulations regarding Housing Choice Voucher Program and Enhanced Voucher Program, including Fair Housing laws; State regulations regarding Rental Allowance Assistance; and pc operations. Must have the ability to: provide case management services to applicants; interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing housing programs; maintain confidentiality of all records. The Occupancy Specialist must be able to communicate effectively with special populations (elderly, disabled) and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and varying socioeconomic status. Requires: completion of a 4 year program in social work/human services or related field; 2 years of case management experience; and a valid driver's license. Please include resume with application. Salary: $43,665. Closing date: March 6, 2015.
    Charles County Government offers excellent benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, deferred compensation, generous leave and health care programs. The Charles County Pension Plan honors portability of eligible prior Maryland State and local government service in other defined benefit pension plans. Applicants must submit a completed Charles County Government employment application and resume by the closing date to be considered for this position. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.charlescountymd.gov. Employment applications are also available at the Charles County Government Building in the Department of Human Resources; at all Charles County Libraries; and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations in Waldorf. Submit application to the Department of Human Resources, Charles County Government Building, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Applicants with special needs, please contact the Department of Human Resources voice phone number 301-645-0585 or MD Relay Service TDD 711. Call our job hotline on Mondays for an updated listing of job opportunities 301-645-0600.
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  • Aging & Disability Resource Center Pgm. Specialist

    Department: 
    Community Services
    Work Location: 
    La Plata, MD
    Salary: 
    $43,665
    Closing Date: 03/13/2015
    Job Description: Performs program planning and implementation and administrative work for the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), known as Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Charles County. This position will provide comprehensive futures planning and Options Counseling for MAP and the Money Follows the person (MFP) initiatives. Provides information and supported decision making for persons regarding health insurance options and assists constituents with applications to enroll in Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act programs and other publicly funded services. Plans, organizes and implements select aging and disability service programs and activities in support of the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). Assists in providing information and benefit application assistance for clients, family members, community agencies and organizations relevant to aging and disability support programs and services. Will make referrals to coordinate with appropriate agencies, community partners or programs for home and community based services. Educates individuals and groups regarding available service options and nursing home diversion programs. This position requires: completion of a two year program in Human Services or related field; 1 year experience in human services and a valid driver?s license. Also requires, or selected candidate must obtain within 6 months of hire: National Certification from the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems; and Maryland Certification for the State Health Insurance Program. Please include resume with application. Salary: $43,665. Closing date: March 13, 2015
    Charles County Government offers excellent benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, deferred compensation, generous leave and health care programs. The Charles County Pension Plan honors portability of eligible prior Maryland State and local government service in other defined benefit pension plans. Applicants must submit a completed Charles County Government employment application and resume to be considered for this position. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.charlescountymd.gov. Employment applications are also available at the Charles County Government Building in the Department of Human Resources; at all Charles County Libraries; and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations in Waldorf. Submit application to the Department of Human Resources, Charles County Government Building, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Applicants with special needs, please contact the Department of Human Resources voice phone number 301-645-0585 or MD Relay Service TDD 711. Call our job hotline on Mondays for an updated listing of job opportunities 301-645-0600.
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    We value diversity
  • Water/Wastewater Operator

    Department: 
    Utilities
    Work Location: 
    La Plata, MD
    Salary: 
    $32,105-$40,422
    Closing Date: 03/06/2015
    Job Description: Performs utility plan operation work that involves maintaining, operating and repairing equipment, machines and devices used in operating County utility pumping stations, water treatment facilities and wastewater treatment plants. Positions require highest level of water/wastewater operation certification; workers follow specific instruction and procedures. Check and adjust pumps, motor speeds and changes valves to direct flows to maintain specific operating levels. Collect samples, performs test and interprets results. Performs minor mechanical maintenance including cleaning pumps and adjusting pump packing. Operates and rebuilds hazardous chemical feed equipment following safety guidelines, i.e., chlorinators, alum feed pumps, lime stabilization, polymers, dechlorinators, etc. Monitors chemical tank levels so proper inventory is maintained and operates and maintains sand filters. Shift work may be required for this position. Trainee position requires High School diploma or GED, Operator I requires 3 years' of wastewater operations experience, Operator II requires Class 5A wastewater operator certification and all require a valid driver's license. Salary: $32,105-$40,422 (based on your experience). Closing Date: March 6, 2015.

    Charles County Government offers excellent benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, deferred compensation, generous leave and health care programs. The Charles County Employee Pension Plan honors portability of eligible prior Maryland State and local government service in other defined benefit pension plans. Applicants must submit a completed Charles County Government employment application by the closing date to be considered for this position. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.charlescountymd.gov. Employment applications are also available at the Charles County Government Building in the Department of Human Resources; at all Charles County Libraries; and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations in Waldorf. Submit application to the Department of Human Resources, Charles County Government Building, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Applicants with special needs, please contact the Department of Human Resources voice phone number 301-645-0585 or MD Relay Service TDD 711. Call our job hotline on Mondays for an updated listing of job opportunities 301-645-0600.
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    We Value Diversity