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Charles County, Maryland

Current Job Openings

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.
  • Director of Human Resources

    Department: 
    Human Resources
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $95,054 - 152,507

    Closing Date: Open until filled.
    Job Description: Director of Human Resources
    Department of Human Resources
    This is a re-advertisement; previous applicants need not re-apply.

    Charles County Government, located in Southern Maryland, is seeking a seasoned executive to lead the Department of Human Resources. Charles County Government employs over 600 full time employees, including a human resources staff of eight. The County is seeking a dynamic, compassionate, decisive, proven leader to serve County employees as the Director of Human Resources (HR). Charles County Government is committed to employing a highly qualified, diverse, motivated workforce.

    The Director of HR directs and coordinates HR programs including employment, classification and pay, benefits administration, employee relations, and training; interprets and explains HR policies and procedures, benefits, and programs to staff, senior management, and the Board of County Commissioners; and serves as point of contact for Department Heads, County Commissioners, County Administrator, and the County Attorney on HR-related issues. The Director will serve as County EEOC Coordinator; and achieve the goals and objectives set forth by the County Commissioners. This is a working manager position, completing a wide variety of projects, serving on two pension plan committees and an OPEB committee, and facilitating work groups. The Director manages personnel and resources to accomplish goals and objectives while successfully developing and motivating employees. This includes preparing and monitoring the department budget; providing constructive feedback to staff; working with confidential and sensitive information; and assisting both internal and external customers. Work includes ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and local human resources laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines, as well as providing technical assistance and guidance to County departments on HR issues.

    The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of: the principles, practices, and concepts of HR management; all Federal and State HR laws; administrative practices and procedures as applied to the operations of an HR department; and management principles and practices as applied to budgeting, personnel, purchasing, and related operations. The Director of HR will have the ability to: plan, organize, and direct HR functions of Charles County Government; provide appropriate HR advice to the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, and County staff; establish and maintain effective, constructive working relationships with others; and maintain a professional, respectful workforce. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work with diverse groups of people, and superb organization and time management skills. The Director must maintain a positive, respectful attitude and will act as a positive role model within and outside the County. This position requires a Bachelor?s degree in human resource management or related field and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in HR that included work as a supervisor in two or more areas of HR administration. SPHR strongly preferred.

    This is an appointed position, reporting to the County Administrator, and serving at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners. Starting salary range: $95,054 to $152,507. Starting salary based on qualifications. Qualified candidates interested in applying for this position must complete a Charles County Government Application for Employment and include a cover letter and resume. This position is open until filled; for best consideration, please apply by November 7, 2014.

    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, cover letter, 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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  • Engineer III

    Department: 
    Planning & Growth Management
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $64,343-$83,855 DOQ
    Closing Date: Open until filled.
    Job Description: Previous Applicants do not need to re-apply.

    Detail-oriented professional needed to perform supervisory civil engineering and related work. Develop, review, and evaluate studies, reports, requests for proposals; make recommendations on projects. Primarily responsible for developing, managing and maintaining the computer-based water, wastewater, and stormwater models for the County. Review developer submissions of proposed water and sewer infrastructure submissions for adequacy of facilities. Analyze proposed water, sewer and stormwater system enhancements and/or related capital projects for adequacy and optimal efficiency of system performance. Formulate findings and recommendations and meet with involved parties to discuss and clarify issues and explain requirements; advise and assist parties on how to achieve compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Responsible for managing the technical portions of the County Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan. Must have knowledge of: the principles, concepts, and techniques of engineering; computer software, including water, sewer, and stormwater models; engineering manuals; effective techniques of supervision. Must have the ability to: supervise employees, including training and evaluating staff; perform technically sound engineering and related studies and formulate appropriate recommendations; interpret and apply applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, standard specifications, and details to varied engineering situations; maintain records and prepare related reports and correspondence; communicate effectively orally and in writing, including public presentations. Requires a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering; 5 years progressively responsible engineering experience; and a valid driver's license. Professional Engineer license strongly preferred. Non-licensed candidates will work under a licensed engineer. Please include resume with application. Salary Range: $64,343-$83,855 DOQ. This position is open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by October 10, 2014

    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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    We Value Diversity
  • Technical Support Operations Superintendent

    Department: 
    Utilities
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $64,343 to $83,855

    Closing Date: Open until filled.
    Job Description: Provide technical assistance and guidance to Superintendents regarding process control systems; manage the Utilities lab to coordinate the completion of sampling and testing requirements for the environmental facilities operated by Utilities; monitor the Storm Water Pollution Prevention program to ensure that facilities are in compliance with regulations. Serve as the Safety Officer for Utilities, developing safety training programs and enforcing safety policies and procedures. Serve as the Utilities Training Officer, to improve the skills of operators and ensure staff maintains certifications. Manage the Pre-Treatment and Cross-Connection Control Programs; provide input for annual budgets in areas of assignment. Must have knowledge of: the principles and methods in the treatment of chemical and bacteriological analysis of water/wastewater; the operation, repair, and maintenance of water/wastewater facilities and applicable Federal, State, and local regulations; administrative processes including budgeting, facilities management, and purchasing; and effective techniques of supervision. Must have the ability to: direct the operation of environmental facilities; train and supervise others; maintain records and prepare related reports; and communicate effectively orally and in writing. This position requires: high school diploma or GED; 1 - 2 years of college-level environmental training; 8 years progressively responsible experience in water/wastewater systems operations, 4 of which include management or administrative experience; a valid driver's license; Wastewater Treatment Class 5A and Class 5A Superintendent; and Water Treatment Class 2 (5) and Class 2 Superintendent. Please indicate possession of relevant licenses and certifications on application. Please include resume with application. Salary: $64,343 to $83,855, DOQ. Closing date: Open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by August 29, 2014.

    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
  • Senior Procurement Specialist

    Department: 
    Fiscal and Administrative Services
    Work Location: 
    La Plata, MD
    Salary: 
    $55,080
    Closing Date: Open until filled.
    Job Description: This is a re-advertisement, previous applicants need not reapply.Perform specialized procurement work for the County. Develop and prepare intermediate to complex formal Invitations to Bid (ITB) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) for capital projects, to include solicitation, instructions, specifications, scope of services, special conditions, general conditions, proposal forms, evaluation procedures, and criteria. Serve as technical resource to staff regarding procurement. Interact with key staff to develop specifications and scope of services for use in ITB's and RFP's; communicate with vendors, contractors, and consulting firms regarding commodities and services required by the County, or to invite bids/proposals and clarify details of procurement process requirements. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the concepts, methods, and procedures of purchasing goods and services in accordance with County procurement regulations; and effective methods and techniques of procuring large dollar cost and complex procurement. Must have the ability to: execute large dollar cost and complex procurement; locate sources of supply and obtain and evaluate vendor quotes; apply and explain formal procurement rules and procedures to the purchase of goods and services; advise end users regarding products, sources of supply, and procurement procedures; and communicate effectively orally and in writing. This position requires a Bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field and minimum 2 years of technical governmental purchasing experience in high dollar/complex procurement. Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) preferred but not required. Please include resume with application. Salary: $55,080. This position is open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by August 26, 2014.

    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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    We Value Diversity
  • Aging & Disability Resource Center Coordinator

    Department: 
    Community Services
    Work Location: 
    Port Tobacco
    Salary: 
    $55,080
    Closing Date: 12/05/2014
    Job Description: Coordinates programs and services in support of the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), known as Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Charles County. This position will develop implement, manage and coordinate information, assistance, education and outreach programs and services to elderly and disabled populations. The work involves developing and implementing programs, assisting beneficiaries in accessing, evaluating and utilizing resources. Performs work in managing and coordinating information and assistance programs and providing service to older persons and disabled adults. The work involves developing and implementing strategic plans; sets and works toward achievement of annual performance objectives for state and federal programs such as State Health Insurance program (SHIP), Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA), Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other federal health reform initiatives. Investigates suspicions of fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid; reports and takes corrective actions as necessary. Must have the ability to: manage information and assistance programs, develop and maintain information and referral resources for the elderly, disabled and family caregivers; counsel elderly and disabled persons and assist them with accessing and utilizing services available to them and communicate effectively orally and in writing. This position requires: a Bachelor?s degree in social work, behavioral science, human services or related field; 3 years experience in human services or aging/special populations 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.
  • Procurement Specialist

    Department: 
    Fiscal and Administrative Services
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $43665
    Closing Date: 12/31/2014
    Job Description: Procurement SpecialistDepartment of Fiscal & Administrative Services/Purchasing Develop specifications and solicitation documents for formal procurement. Evaluate bids & proposals. Negotiate contracts resulting from small and medium procurement; review and evaluate requisitions, process purchase orders, and procure commodities and services. Develop procedures based upon program-specific policies and regulations. Provide customer service via phone and in person; provide administrative support. Coordinate disposal of surplus County property. Conduct research. Produce reports in MS Word, Excel, and Power Point. Manage records, and perform general clerical tasks; provide administrative support to the Chief and Assistant Chief of Purchasing. Requires one year of technical purchasing experience. Associates of Arts degree in Business or related field a plus. Please include resume with application. Salary: $43,665 per year. This position is open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by December 31, 2014.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 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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    We Value Diversity
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker I

    Department: 
    Public Facilities
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $32,105
    Closing Date: 12/05/2014
    Job Description: Perform equipment operation in grounds maintenance work at County parks, golf courses, and grounds areas. The work involves seasonal grounds maintenance, athletic field maintenance, planting and landscaping, trash pick-up and area clean-up work. Operate tractor mowers, power mowers, greens movers, fairways mowers, chippers, string trimmers, leaf blowers, chain saws, and light trucks. Seed irrigate, trim, and line athletic fields; assist in chemical applications; remove debris and trash; perform construction and general labor duties. Employees are subject to call back in emergencies and to work outside in inclement weather. The successful candidate will have knowledge of: the operation of automotive equipment including medium to heavy duty trucks, tractor trailers, equipment transporters, large capacity loaders, backhoes, and power shovels; traffic laws, rules, and regulations and safe driving practices; and the use and care of hand and power tools. Must have the ability to: operate assigned equipment safely and efficiently; perform grounds maintenance work; and follow oral and written instructions. This position requires: completion of the tenth grade; 3 years grounds maintenance experience, with 2 years experience operating medium to heavy equipment; and a valid Commercial Driver?s License (CDL), Class B. Please note on application possession of a valid Class B CDL.