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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.
  • 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.

  • Environmental Operations Superintendent

    Department: 
    Utilities
    Work Location: 
    La Plata, MD
    Salary: 
    $64,343 to $83,855
    Closing Date: 02/27/2015
    Job Description: The Department of Public Works is seeking an organized, motivated professional to manage projects such as replacement of wells and rehabilitation of sewer pump stations; assist in Wastewater Process control; and complete State-mandated paperwork, including gathering data and completing permits. The incumbent in this position will also track work orders through a computerized maintenance system and serve as a back-up supervisor for the 3 regional Superintendents during any one of their absence. This position will work closely with the Chief of Operations & Maintenance and the other Superintendents to ensure smooth work flow and process. Provide input for preparing annual operating and capital improvement budgets. Must have knowledge of: the methods used in the chemical and bacteriological analysis of environmental processes; math, chemistry, and biology as applied in the environmental field; methods and procedures of wastewater plant and pump station operation, water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater treatment systems, water reuse systems, and other environmental treatment processes; regulatory requirements applicable to the operation of a variety of environmental processes; administrative processes including budgeting, facilities management, and purchasing; effective techniques of supervision. Must have the ability to direct the operation of environmental facilities; monitor operations and take appropriate actions to ensure that operations meet requirements; train and supervise employees; and maintain records. Requires a high school diploma or GED; 1-2 years college-level environmental training; 8 years progressively responsible experience in environmental systems operations, 4 of which include administrative and supervisory experience; Wastewater Treatment Class 5A and eligible for Wastewater Treatment Class 5A Superintendent license; Water Treatment Class 2(5) and eligible for Water Treatment Class 2 Superintendent license; and valid driver's license. Salary Range: $64,343-$83,855, DOQ. Closing date: Open until filled. For best consideration, apply by February 27, 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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  • Engineer II, III or IV

    Department: 
    Planning & Growth Management
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $59,528-90,630
    Closing Date: 02/13/2015
    Job Description: Charles County Government Department of Planning and Growth Management (PGM) is seeking a qualified professional to perform project management related duties within the Capital Services Division. The successful candidate will be selected as an Engineer II, III, or IV based on their experience and qualifications. The Capital Services Division?s primary function is to provide oversight and project management responsibilities for County Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects assigned to the PGM Department. Projects are managed from their inception, through design and implementation, to completion and project close-out. For specific responsibilities and qualifications of each position, please refer to the respective job description.
    ENGINEER II Detail-oriented professional to perform oversight of design and construction projects. Manage design and construction contracts for projects in an assigned functional area of grading, storm drainage, storm water management, roads, facilities, solid waste, water, and wastewater. Duties and qualifications include: perform investigative work and desk top analyses as necessary to evaluate and resolve project issues and make recommendations to supervisors based on conclusions of analyses; review studies and reports for consistency with project scope. Coordinate with various County departments to develop Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Invitations for Bids (IFB); must have a working knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of engineering, construction, and project management and a familiarity with regulatory manuals such as the American Water Works Association (AWWA), American Association of State Highway and Traffic Officials (AASHTO), Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) Book of Standards, and MSHA Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials Ability to make technically sound decisions and possession of good engineering judgment. Requires a Bachelor?s degree in civil engineering or related field; 3 years progressively responsible experience in project management and engineering; and a valid driver's license. Designation as an Engineering-In-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) by the State of Maryland preferred. Hiring Salary Range: $59,528 - $77,597, DOQ
    ENGINEER III Detail-oriented professional to provide independent oversight of design and construction projects. Conduct specialized engineering work in an assigned functional area of grading, storm drainage, storm water management, roads, facilities, water, or wastewater engineering. May supervise engineering staff, assign and review work, and monitor work performance. Research and investigate engineering and construction related issues to resolve project issues and make recommendations to supervisors based on conclusions of analyses. Perform and oversee development of studies and reports for consistency with project scope. Coordinate with various County departments to develop Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Invitations for Bids (IFB). Ability to understand and convey regulatory requirements of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), American Association of State Highway and Traffic Officials (AASHTO), Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) Book of Standards, and MSHA Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials. Independently perform technically sound engineering and related studies and formulate appropriate recommendations. This position requires a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related field; 5 years progressively responsible engineering experience; and a valid driver?s license. Designation as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the State of Maryland strongly preferred. Hiring Salary Range: $64,343 - $83,855, DOQ.
    Engineer IV Perform supervisory level engineering work. Review design plans and specifications for capital projects (water, sewer, solid waste); coordinate permitting;; and perform project management duties. Develop, review, and approve scope of services for RFP's, manage engineering and construction contracts; administer water, sewer, and solid waste capital projects from inception to completion. Requires bachelor?s degree in Civil Engineering and master?s degree in a related field (may substitute 4 years of experience); and 5 years of progressively responsible engineering experience. Requires registration as a Maryland Professional Engineer (P.E.) or 8 years additional progressively responsible engineering experience and a valid driver?s license. Hiring Salary Range: $69,554 - 90,630, DOQ.
    Closing date: February 13, 2015. Charles County Government offers excellent benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, deferred compensation, generous leave and health care programs. 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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