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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Charleston!

Please use the links on this page to view current job openings with the City. The City only accepts applications for positions that are currently open and advertised. 

Please note that positions will be closed on the later of the 5th business day or the date on which sufficient minimally qualified applications are received. To avoid disappointment please submit your application as soon as possible. 

Our online employment site allows applicants to easily search and apply for open positions. The City of Charleston prefers that you apply via our online employment application.

Notice: If you are applying for any position with the Police Department you are required to use the online employment application.**
 

If you are unable to apply online, you may pick up an application from the Department of Human Resources at 75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3600 Charleston, SC 29401 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or by clicking the link below. Applications must be submitted by the closing date on our employment opportunities page.

Selective Service
Local ordinance requires that male applicants between the ages of 18-26 who seek employment with the City of Charleston shall submit documentation evidencing registration with the Selective Service System or documentation evidencing exemption from such registration.

Individual applicants with special needs are requested to contact Human Resources at 843-724-7388 so that reasonable accommodations may be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The City of Charleston is an equal opportunity employer.


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Job Openings

Gymnastics Recreation Instructor  (Open Positions: 4)

James Island Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Gymnastics
Open Until: July 11, 2021
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Coordinator - Contract  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections
Open Until: July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $45,113 - $47,369

Lead Dockhand  

Maritime Center | Charleston, SC
Maritime Center | Charleston Maritime Center
Open Until: July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

Tennis Instructor-Courting Kids  (Open Positions: 2)

Tennis | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Tennis
Open Until: June 25, 2021
Rate of Pay: $17.92

Recreation Specialist-St. Julian Devine Community Center  

St. Julian Devine Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | St. Julian Devine Community Center
Open Until: July 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

Senior Accountant  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Finance
Open Until: June 19, 2021
Rate of Pay: $54,587 - $57,317

Duty Officer  

Police Department | Charleston , SC
Police | Police
Open Until: July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.81 - $15.84

Buyer  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections
Open Until: June 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $21.68 - $22.34

Planner-Zoning  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Planning, Preservation, & Sustainability Department | Planning, Preservation, & Sustainability
Open Until: July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $45,113 - $46,375

Permit Technician  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Revenue Collections
Open Until: July 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $16.29 - $17.40

Property Management Coordinator  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections
Open Until: June 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $45,113 - $47,369

Water Safety Instructor - Part-Time  (Open Positions: 2)

Pools | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Aquatics
Open Until: June 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

Traffic Signal Technician  

Traffic and Transportation | Charleston, SC
Traffic & Transportation | Traffic & Transportation
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.81 - $15.22

Police Officer  

Police Department | Charleston , SC
Police | Police
Open Until: December 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: View Posting for Salary Ranges

Application Support Specialist  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Information Technology | Information Systems
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $54,587 - $58,408

Recreation Specialist-West Ashley-Bee's Landing Recreation Center P/T  (Open Positions: 2)

Bee's Landing Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Bee's Landing Recreation Center
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

Accountant  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Finance
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $45,113.95 - $48,723.07

Maintenance Worker  

Daniel Island | Daniel Island, SC
Recreation | Daniel Island
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Recreation Specialist ( Programs) Daniel Island, F/T  (Open Positions: 3)

Daniel Island | Daniel Island, SC
Recreation | Daniel Island
Open Until: June 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

CIVIL ENGINEER II – STORMWATER  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Stormwater
Open Until: July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $59,657 - $63,811

Sales Clerk  (Open Positions: 2)

Pools | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Aquatics
Open Until: June 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Garbage Operator I - Commercial  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Garbage
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $17.92 - $19.17

Recreation Leader-Playgrounds (Part-time)  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Programs/Playgrounds
Open Until: June 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Sales Clerk *Summer*  (Open Positions: 3)

Pools | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Aquatics
Open Until: July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

*Summer* Water Safety Instructor   (Open Positions: 7)

Pools | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Aquatics
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

Recreation Specialist-James Island P/T  

James Island Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | James Island Recreation Center
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

Painter  

Parks | Charleston, SC
Parks | Construction
Open Until: August 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.81

Trades Master (Carpenter)  

Parks | Charleston, SC
Parks | Construction
Open Until: July 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $21.68 - $23.20

Wellness Program Manager (RN)  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Human Resources | Human Resources & Org. Dev.
Open Until: June 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $65,153.69 - $75,000

Maintenance Technician  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Tourism and Livability | Livability
Open Until: July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Mechanic ($700-Sign on Bonus)  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Fleet Management | Fleet Management
Open Until: October 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $19.72 - $20.70

Recreation Specialist Daniel Island, P/T  (Open Positions: 9)

Daniel Island | Daniel Island, SC
Recreation | Daniel Island
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

Construction Worker   

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Streets & Sidewalks
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Tourism Code Enforcement Officer  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Tourism and Livability | Tourism
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $37,284 - $39,894

Tennis Instructor @ Maybank Tennis Center  (Open Positions: 4)

Tennis | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Tennis
Open Until: July 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $17.92

Horticulture Specialist  

Parks | Charleston, SC
Parks | Grounds Maintenance
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.81 - $15.55

Garbage Collector  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Garbage
Open Until: July 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Garbage CDL Operator I *$700-Sign On Bonus  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Garbage
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $17.93 - $19.19

Trades Master - Plumbing  

Parks | Charleston, SC
Parks | Parks Department
Open Until: July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $21.68 - $23.20

Recreation Leader-Arthur Christopher Community Center  (Open Positions: 4)

Arthur Christopher Community Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Arthur Christopher Community Center
Open Until: June 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

NCIC Duty Officer  (Open Positions: 4)

Police Department | Charleston , SC
Police | Police
Open Until: July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $16.29 - $17.43

Parking Enforcement Officer   

Traffic and Transportation | Charleston, SC
Traffic & Transportation | Parking Management Services
Open Until: August 27, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84 - $14.80

Assistant Trades Master  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Parks | Construction
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $16.29

Trades Master-HVAC  

Parks | Charleston, SC
Parks | Parks Department
Open Until: July 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $21.68 - $22.29

Groundskeeper  

Parks | Charleston, SC
Parks | Grounds Maintenance
Open Until: July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour