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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.
  • Engineer III

    Department: 
    Planning & Growth Management
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $64,343 - $70,777 DOQ
    Closing Date: Open until filled.
    Job Description: 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 ? $70,777 DOQ. This position is open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by August 22, 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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    We Value Diversity
  • Video Production Specialist

    Department: 
    Other
    Work Location: 
    La Plata MD
    Salary: 
    $43,665
    Closing Date: 09/26/2014
    Job Description: Performs a variety of video productions, including producing, taping, editing and direction video programs for cable broadcast on the Charles County Government Television Station; monitor cable television performance. Responsible for promoting county programs and services, plan public outreach campaigns. Conceptualize, produce and create video productions, film weekly board meetings. Maintain and update broadcast schedule on television and online. May be required to work unusual hours, including evenings and weekends. Knowledge of video and audio equipment, recording formats, video graphics, methods and techniques. Previous experience using Adobe Premier and After Effects and Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro is a plus. Must be able to multi-task, work with high pressure deadlines and may be subject to frequent interruptions. Requires an Associate's Degree with major or specialize coursework in Broadcasting, Video Communications, Radio/Television or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Requires a valid driver's license. Salary: $43,665 Closing Date: September 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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    We Value Diversity
  • EMT-I/Paramedic Eligibility List

    Department: 
    Emergency Services
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $43,665
    Closing Date: 10/01/2014
    Job Description: The Department of Emergency Services is seeking applicants for eligibility lists for Emergency Medical Technicians - Intermediate (EMT-I's) and Paramedics. This is an excellent opportunity for certified EMT-I's and Paramedics. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2014.

    Applicants must include copies of certifications.

    Provide BLS and ALS interventions to persons on the scene of emergency and non-emergency situations, and transport patients to appropriate facilities in emergency vehicles. Provide direction, supervision, and assistance to others in general execution of EMS duties. Must have a high school diploma or GED and certification as a Nationally Registered EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic and/or licensed as a Maryland ALS Provider by MIEMSS; preferred: minimum one (1) year documented experience as an ALS provider. Certifications required: ACLS, EVOC, and CPR. Certification preferred but not required: HazMat Operations. Applicants who are not Maryland certified EMS providers must obtain a valid Maryland certification within thirty (30) days of hire. Employee is required to maintain certifications and licenses. Must have a valid driver?s license and maintain an acceptable driving record. Salary will be at the base of the position: EMT-I: $43,665. Paramedic: $47,173

    Additional requirements: Ability to evaluate the condition of patients and administer proper BLS or ALS care, and to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Employees are subject to criminal record checks. Pre-employment medical exam and drug screen test are required of selected candidates. Employees will be subject to random drug screening throughout employment with the County. Rotational shift work required. Volunteer service in Charles County Fire & EMS may be limited or prohibited during the term of employment. Employment is contingent upon successfully completing an internship. Internships will be evaluated within the first 150 working hours for release to independent operational status, continued internship, or separation as a probationary employee. Internships will not exceed 300 working hours or 6 months, whichever occurs first. Applicants with honorable military service may be awarded a preference point. Applicants who served in the U.S. Armed Services should note their service in the Employment History section of the application and must include a copy of his/her DD-214. To be considered for these positions, applicants must complete a Charles County Government Application for Employment with all qualifications, requirements, and certifications noted on the application, and MUST include/attach copies of certifications. Applicants who do not include copies of the certifications will be disqualified. Closing date: October 1, 2014.

    Applications must specifically note the following to qualify:

      -high school diploma or GED
      -current certification as an EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic? must provide copy of certification
      -current certifications in:
      oACLS - must provide copy
      oCPR - must provide copy
      oEVOC - must provide copy

      To receive additional points toward the candidate's score, he/she must indicate or include:
        -valid US Armed Service veteran ? include honorable military service information in the Employment History section of the application and include a copy of DD-214;
        -minimum one (1) year ALS provider experience;
        -current certification in Hazmat Operations - must provide copy


      Please do not write See resume or See attached on your application. Candidates who do not include the above information on their application and who do not include/attach the required copies of certifications will not move forward in the Eligibility List process.


    All qualified applicants must be able to attend one of these three written exam testing sessions:

      Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8:30 am; OR 1:00 pm OR:
      Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am.


    There will be no make-up dates for the written exam. Qualified applicants will be notified if they are eligible to take the written exam. Those who successfully pass the exam must attend the candidate physical agility test (CPAT) on October 31 or November 1, 2014. A walk-through for the CPAT will be provided on October 30, 2014. Qualified applicants will be notified of the times and location. The CPAT will be offered on October 31 and November 1. Candidates who attempt the CPAT on October 31 and do not pass may attempt it again on November 1. There will not be a third CPAT testing session offered.

    Candidates who successfully complete the CPAT will then attend a testing by the Medical Review Board on November 13 or 14, 2014. Appointments will be scheduled with candidates who successfully complete the CPAT.

    Candidates who pass the written exam, physical agility test, and the Medical Review Board will sit for an oral interview in front of an interview panel. Interviews will be conducted on December 3 and 4, 2014.

    Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.charlescountymd.gov. Applicants who apply online may mail, fax, or email copies of certifications separately.

    Mailing address: Charles County Government
    Attn.: Department of Human Resources
    P.O. Box 2150
    La Plata, MD 20646
    Fax number: (301) 645-0586
    Email address: hrapp@charlescountymd.gov

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    We value diversity
  • Line Maintenance Worker

    Department: 
    Utilities
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $32,105
    Closing Date: 10/03/2014
    Job Description: Work as a member of a line maintenance crew to perform semi-skilled work in maintaining water and sewer lines. Use hand and other tools of the trade to repair water and sewer lines, including home service lines, water meters, fire hydrants, and valves; hand-dig to locate underground utilities; maintain equipment and tools used in the work. Clean up worksite areas and follow safe work practices in the performance of duties. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the use and care of hand, power, and other tools used in the work. Must have the ability to perform physically demanding work and follow oral and written instructions. This position requires completion of the tenth grade; 2 years general labor experience; and a valid driver's license. Flagging Certification is preferred, or selected candidate must obtain certification within 6 months of employment. Plumbing experience is preferred. Employee is subject to call back in emergencies, may work in confined space areas or outside in inclement weather, and may be exposed to raw sewage. Salary: $32,105. Closing date: October 3, 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 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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    We value diversity
  • Assistant Recreation Specialist

    Department: 
    Community Services
    Work Location: 
    La Plata, MD
    Salary: 
    $29,936
    Closing Date: Open until filled.
    Job Description: The Department of Community Services is seeking a dynamic, creative individual to perform a variety of duties relative to assisting with the supervision, operation, and administrative support work for the County's various recreation programs. Plan, organize, implement, and evaluate select recreation programs and activities; assist Program Supervisors with year-round recreation programming; assist the Aquatics Supervisor with the summer operation of the outdoor aquatic facilities. Prepare and maintain records, statistics, files, and reports. Assist with the proper maintenance of the pool and surrounding deck area and maintain program safety standards; supervise lifeguards in the absence of the Pool Manager; assist with the supervision of part-time staff. Must have knowledge of: the care and maintenance of publicly-operated swimming pools; recreational activities such as sports, games, trips, arts & crafts, or other leisure programs; computer operations; public relation skills; and communication skills. Must have the ability to: perform program and administrative support work efficiently; prepare and maintain pool and program records and reports; and follow established program policies and procedures. This position requires a high school diploma or GED; 2 years experience working with a recreation program; valid driver's license; American Red Cross Lifeguard Training; CPR/AED and First Aid (must possess within 6 months of employment); and Charles County Health Department Pool Operator's License (must possess within 6 months of employment). Please include copies of certifications with application and resume. This position is a reduced hour full time position working 30 hours per week. Salary: $29,936. Open until filled. For best consideration, apply by July 11, 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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    We Value Diversity