www.charlescountymd.gov

Charles County, Maryland

Current Job Openings

Full-Time Employment Opportunities

Effective July 1, 2015, Charles County Government will transition to a new online applicant system called NeoGov. We think you will find the system more user-friendly. More information about each open position will be included in the online job postings. If a position you are interested in is not currently vacant, you may complete a Job Interest Card and will be notified via email when that position is advertised. The application process will be completely online; after July 1, we will no longer accept paper applications. This will help us better track candidate applications and communicate with candidates during the process. All jobs will still be posted on our website at www.charlescountymd.gov.

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 Attorney

    Department: 
    County Attorney's Office
    Work Location: 
    La Plata
    Salary: 
    $150,000-175,000, DO(Q
    Closing Date: Open until filled.
    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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  • Environmental Operations Superintendent

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

    Closing Date: Open until filled.
    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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  • Permit Processing Supervisor

    Department: 
    Planning & Growth Management
    Work Location: 
    La Plata, MD
    Salary: 
    $55,080
    Closing Date: 06/10/2015
    Job Description: Perform permit administration and supervisory work for the County's Department of Planning & Growth Management. Direct permit application and issuance operations; coordinate work assignments; assist in resolving problems; and ensure that permits are processed, reviewed, and issued in a timely manner. Respond to inquiries regarding the permit process and advise the general public, builders, and design professionals regarding code compliance and related matters. Direct the work of contract building plan reviewers; provide technical direction as necessary; ensure fees are properly calculated. Must have knowledge of building codes and their administration. Must have the ability to: direct operations of building permit application and issuance; enforce the County's building codes and investigate related complaints; train and supervise others in the work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing. This position requires high school diploma or GED; plus completion of a 2 year program in building code administration or related field, or equivalent experience; 4 years progressively responsible experience in building code administration; ICC certification as a Building Plans Examiner; and a valid driver's license. Salary: $55,080. Please include resume with application. Closing date: June 10, 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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    We Value Diversity
  • Multi-Center Coordinator

    Department: 
    Community Services
    Work Location: 
    La Plata, MD
    Salary: 
    $50,970
    Closing Date: 05/29/2015
    Job Description: Charles County Government is seeking a dynamic, energetic, creative individual to manage the operations of multiple school-based community centers facilities. This person will plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate activities, special events, sports leagues, and class programs for all persons of all ages; prepare and administer program budgets; collect fees; maintain records; and prepare reports. The Multi-Center Coordinator will also recommend for hire, train, and coordinate assigned personnel; develop and maintain relationships with school staff, volunteers, and the community; and develop and distribute promotional information on programs at the centers. The successful candidate will have knowledge of: effective methods and techniques of recreation center management; effective methods of outreach and marketing; and computer operations. A strong marketing background and creativity are helpful. Candidates should also have the ability to implement, coordinate, and evaluate programs, camps, and special events; perform administrative functions including budget, purchasing, and facility management; train and supervise others; and evaluate safety issues in programs and facility management. This position requires a Bachelor's degree in recreation, public administration, or related field; 3 years of experience in recreation management or related field; and a valid driver's license. Please include a resume with application. Salary: $50,970 per year. Closing date: May 29, 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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    We Value Diversity
  • Solid Waste Worker

    Department: 
    Public Facilities
    Work Location: 
    La Plata, MD
    Salary: 
    $27,560
    Closing Date: 05/29/2015
    Job Description: Assist the public with their recycling and waste disposal at a County Recycling Center. Collect Tag-a-Bag coupons from customers. Direct customers to proper areas for disposal and for payment of fees. Operate light trucks and other vehicles. Operate in-house recycling routes. Conduct routine site and facility maintenance. Complete a daily report log and gather other information regarding use of facilities. Secure buildings and areas at closing. Must have knowledge of the use and care of hand and power tools and light equipment. Must be able to perform routine unskilled work of a physical nature; use the tools and equipment of the work efficiently and safely; and follow oral and written instructions. Requires completion of the tenth grade; one year of general labor experience; and a valid driver's license. Starting Salary: $27,560 per year. Closing date: May 29, 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 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
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker I

    Department: 
    Public Facilities
    Work Location: 
    La Plata, MD
    Salary: 
    $32,105
    Closing Date: 05/29/2015
    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. Some experience assisting in chemical applications. Professional Turfgrass Applicator Certificate or equal preferred. 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. Salary: $32,105. Closing date: May 29, 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
  • Family Resource Specialist (non-clinical)

    Department: 
    Circuit Court
    Work Location: 
    La Plata, Maryland
    Salary: 
    $40,000
    Closing Date: 06/03/2015
    Job Description: This grant-funded position works directly with Family Recovery Court (FRC) participants to provide a wide range of coordination, support, and monitoring. The FRS will perform intake assessments; conduct family needs evaluations; refer participants to ancillary services; perform alcohol and drug testing; work with service providers to monitor participant attendance and compliance; assist with the development of participant case plans; evaluate existing community resources and help develop new community resource providers; attend Drug Court team staffings, FRC hearings, and community outings; enter and review statistical and program performance data utilizing multiple data management systems; and compile reports. The Family Resource Specialist works collaboratively with the Drug Court Coordinator and the Family Recovery Court Judge to achieve program goals and objectives.

    Requires an Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, social work, psychology, public health, corrections, public administration, court administration, business management, or related field; three years of progressively more responsible experience with clinical or non-clinical case management involving social services, mental health, or addiction services clients. Job-related experience may include project or program case management in the fields of addictions, human/family services, health services, public safety, law enforcement, corrections, or court management. This position is non-clinical and supervision will not be offered for clinical licensing hours. Excellent computer skills and effective written and oral communications skills required. Must possess a valid driver?s license and be available to work evening and weekend hours as required.

    This position is employed by the Circuit Court for Charles County, Maryland and works under the direct supervision of the Court Administrator with general oversight provided by the Family Recovery Court Judge. The position is grant funded, and continued employment is contingent upon the availability of funds awarded each fiscal year. 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 prior eligible Maryland State and local government services in other defined benefit pension plans. Applicants must submit a completed Charles County Government employment application and resume to be considered for this position. Submit application and resume to the Circuit Court for Charles County, Maryland, Attention: Deborah W. Zrioka, Court Administrator, P.O. Box 3060, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Faxed or electronically submitted copies will not be accepted. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sexual orientation, race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Applicants who need accommodation for an interview should request this in advance.