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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

Permit Technician  

Gaillard Center | CHARLESTON, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Revenue Collections
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $15.09 / Hour

Licensing & Permit Clerk  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Revenue Collections Parking
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.87 / Hour

Lifeguard (year round p/t position)  

Pools | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Aquatics
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $11.50 / Hour

Recreation Leader-St. Julian Devine Center  

St. Julian Devine Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | St. Julian Devine Center
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $11.50 / Hour

Snack Bar Worker @ Daniel Island  

Daniel Island | Daniel Island, SC
Recreation | Daniel Island
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $11.50 / Hour

Recreation Leader Naturalist  

Tiedemann Nature Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Programs/Playgrounds
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.18 / Hour

Assistant Finance Director-General Ledger  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Finance
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $60,603 to $73,000 / Year DOQ

Director - Finance  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $73,002 to $93,000 / Year DOQ

Recreation Specialist Daniel Island, P/T  

Daniel Island | Daniel Island, SC
Recreation | Daniel Island
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.87 / Hour

Snack Bar Worker-Bee's Landing  

Bee's Landing Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Bee's Landing Recreation Center
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $11.50 / Hour

Groundskeeper  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Parks | Grounds Maintenance
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $11.50 / Hour

Mechanic  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Fleet Management | Fleet Management
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $18.22 to $19.50 / Hour DOQ

Director of Building Operations  

Gaillard Center | CHARLESTON, SC
Parks | Facilities Maintenance
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $66,461 up to $73,000 DOQ

Baseball and Softball Umpires Needed!!  

Varies | Charleston, SC
N/A | Recreation Department
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: View Posting for Compensation Information

CIVIL ENGINEER II – STORMWATER  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Stormwater
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $55,173 / Year

Lead Groundskeeper (Athletics/Ballfields)  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Parks | Grounds Maintenance
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.12 / Hour

Snack Bar Worker @ James Island Rec. Center  

James Island Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | James Island Recreation Center
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $11.50 / Hour

Director - Court  

Municipal Court | Charleston, SC
Executive | Municipal Court
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $66,461 to $80,000 / Year

Data Communications Technician  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Information Technology | Telecommunications
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $18.22 / Hour

Arborist  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Parks | Parks Department
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.74 / Hour

Horticulture-Quality Assurance Technician  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Parks | Grounds Maintenance
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $41,666 / Year

Crew Leader Arborist  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Parks | Grounds Maintenance
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $16.58 / Hour

Recreation Leader-Playgrounds (Part-time)  

City Playground/Recreation Facility | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Programs/Playgrounds
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $11.50 / Hour

Recreation Specialist-West Ashley-Bee's Landing Recreation Center P/T  

Bee's Landing Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Bee's Landing Recreation Center
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.87 / Hour

Recreation Leader-Arthur Christopher Community Center  

Arthur Christopher Community Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Arthur Christopher Community Center
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $11.50 / Hour

Gymnastics Recreation Instructor  

James Island Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Gymnastics
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.10 / Hour

CDL Class A Required-Heavy Equipment Operator  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Streets & Sidewalks/Stormwater
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $16.58 / Hour

Duty Officer  

Police Department | Charleston , SC
Police | Police
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.74 / Hour

Lead Arborist  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Parks | Grounds Maintenance
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $15.09 / Hour

Recreation Specialist-Part-Time   

Varies | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Athletics
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.87 / Hour

Greenskeeper @ James Island Municipal Golf Course  

Municipal Golf Course (James Island) | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Municipal Golf Course
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.87 / Hour

Park and Tree Administrator  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Parks | Grounds Maintenance
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $60,603 to $66,663 / Year

Animal Control Officer  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Police | Police
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $15.09 / Hour

Automotive Service Technician  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Fleet Management | Fleet Management
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.87 / Hour

Garbage CDL Driver/Loader *$700-Sign On Bonus  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Garbage
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $16.67 to $17.00 / Hour

Duty Officer (Part-Time)  

Police Department | Charleston , SC
Police | Police
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.74 / Hour

CDL Driver   

Varies | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Trash
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.45 / Hour

Automotive Service Technician (Police)  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Police | Police
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.87 / Hour

NCIC Duty Officer "Multiple openings available"  

Police Department | Charleston , SC
Police | Police
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $15.09 / Hour
Details: Open Until Filled

Police Officer  

Police Department | Charleston , SC
Police | Police
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: View Posting for Salary Ranges
Details: Open Until Filled