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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

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: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $54,587 - $58,408

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: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

Accountant  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Finance
Open Until: May 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $45,113.95 - $48,723.07

College- Summer Youth - Housing & Community Development  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Housing & Community Development | Housing & Community Development
Open Until: May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.00 per hour

College -Summer Youth -Business & Neighborhood Services  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Planning, Preservation, & Sustainability Department | Business & Neighborhood Services
Open Until: May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.00 per hour

College -Summer Youth - Traffic & Transportation  

Traffic and Transportation | Charleston, SC
Traffic & Transportation | Traffic & Transportation
Open Until: May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.00 per hour

College - Summer Youth - Angel Oak Tree  

Angel Oak | Johns Island, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Angel Oak
Open Until: May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.00 per hour

College -Summer Literacy Coordinator   

Arthur Christopher Community Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Arthur Christopher Community Center
Open Until: May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.00 per hour

College - Summer Youth - Environmental Education  

Tiedemann Nature Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Recreation Department
Open Until: May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.00 per hour

High School - Volunteer Corps   

City Office | Charleston, SC
Mayor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families | Mayor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families
Open Until: May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $9.00 - $9.00

College Student: Youth Volunteer Corps Worker  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Mayor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families | Mayor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families
Open Until: May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.00 per hour

High School Summer Youth - Clerk of Coucil's Office  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Clerk of Council | City Council
Open Until: May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $9.00 - $9.00

Marketing Assistant - Summer Youth - College Student  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Mayor's Office | Mayor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families
Open Until: May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $12.00 per hour

High School Summer Youth - Recreation  (Open Positions: 30)

Varies | Charleston, SC
Mayor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families | Summer Youth Employment
Open Until: May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $9.00 - $9.00

Snack Bar Worker @ Daniel Island  (Open Positions: 3)

Daniel Island | Daniel Island, SC
Recreation | Daniel Island
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Maintenance Worker  

Daniel Island | Daniel Island, SC
Recreation | Daniel Island
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

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

Daniel Island | Daniel Island, SC
Recreation | Daniel Island
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

CIVIL ENGINEER II – STORMWATER  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Stormwater
Open Until: April 28, 2021
Rate of Pay: $59,657 - $63,811

Gymnastics Recreation Instructor  

James Island Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Gymnastics
Open Until: May 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Police Investigative Assistant  

Police Department | Charleston , SC
Police | Police
Open Until: May 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.81 - $15.22

Sales Clerk  

Pools | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Aquatics
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment)  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Human Resources | Human Resources & Org. Dev.
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $33,894.79 - $36,267.43

Foreman - Heavy Equipment Operator  

180 Lockwood Drive | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Public Service
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $21.68 - $23.20

Garbage Operator I - Commercial  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Garbage
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $17.92 - $19.17

PC Support Technician  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Information Technology | Information Systems
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $37,284 - $38,402

Trash Operator I  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Trash
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $16.29

Help Desk Technician II  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Information Technology | Information Systems
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $37,284 - $38,402

Construction Foreman  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Streets & Sidewalks
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $17.92 - $19.17

*Summer Tennis Instructor  (Open Positions: 4)

Maybank Tennis Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Tennis
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $17.92

*Summer* Recreation Leader-St. Julian Devine Center  (Open Positions: 5)

St. Julian Devine Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | St. Julian Devine Community Center
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

*Summer* Recreation Leader-Shaw Community Center  (Open Positions: 3)

Shaw Community Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Shaw Community Center
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

*Summer* Recreation Leader-Playgrounds  (Open Positions: 5)

Varies | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Programs/Playgrounds
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

*Summer* Recreation Leader Naturalist-Tiedemann Park Nature Center  

Tiedemann Nature Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Programs/Playgrounds
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.77

Summer**Recreation Leader @ Hazel Parker Playground  

Hazel Parker Playground | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Programs/Playgrounds
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

*Summer* Day Camp Counselor-James Island Recreation Center  (Open Positions: 3)

James Island Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | James Island Recreation Center
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

*Summer* Day Camp Unit Leader-James Island Recreation Center  (Open Positions: 2)

James Island Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | James Island Recreation Center
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

*Summer* Day Camp Director-James Island Recreation Center  

James Island Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | James Island Recreation Center
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $16.29

*Summer* Recreation Leader-Arthur Christopher Community Center  (Open Positions: 5)

Arthur Christopher Community Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Arthur Christopher Community Center
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

*Summer* Day Camp Counselor-Bee's Landing Recreation Center  (Open Positions: 5)

Bee's Landing Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Bee's Landing Recreation Center
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Summer Assistant Swim Coach  (Open Positions: 3)

Pools | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Aquatics
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

*Summer* Recreation Coach (Aquatics)  

Pools | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Aquatics
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $16.29

*Summer Lifeguard  (Open Positions: 27)

Pools | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Aquatics
Open Until: May 28, 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: April 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: May 28, 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: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

Stormwater Development Manager (Civil Engineer)  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Stormwater | Stormwater
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $77,765 - $95,593

Painter  

Parks | Charleston, SC
Parks | Construction
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.81

Trades Master (Carpenter)  

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

Groundskeeper (Athletic Ballfields)  

Parks | Charleston, SC
Parks | Grounds Maintenance
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.25

Mechanic ($700-Sign on Bonus)  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Fleet Management | Fleet Management
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $19.72 - $20.70

Snack Bar Cook/Beverage Cart Attendant  

Municipal Golf Course (James Island) | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Municipal Golf Course
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Lifeguard (year round p/t position)  

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

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: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

GIS Developer  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Information Technology | GIS
Open Until: May 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $59,657 - $63,811

Recreation Leader @ Hazel Parker Playground  

Hazel Parker Playground | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Hazel Parker Playground
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Recreation Leader-St. Julian Devine Community Center  

St. Julian Devine Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | St. Julian Devine Community Center
Open Until: May 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

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

Tennis | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Tennis
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $17.92

Senior Budget Analyst  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Budget, Finance and Revenue Collections | Budget & Management
Open Until: May 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $54,588 - $62,000

Horticulture Specialist  

Parks | Charleston, SC
Parks | Grounds Maintenance
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.81 - $15.55

Recreation Specialist-ACCC  

Arthur Christopher Community Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Arthur Christopher Community Center
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

Adult / Youth: Recreation Specialist P/T  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Athletics
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84

Snack Bar Worker @ James Island Rec. Center  

James Island Recreation Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | James Island Recreation Center
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Construction Crew Leader (Streets and Sidewalks)  

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Streets & Sidewalks
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.81 - $15.84

Garbage Collector  (Open Positions: 2)

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Garbage
Open Until: April 30, 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: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $17.93 - $19.19

Trades Master - Plumbing  

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

Claw Operator-CDL Operator II (Trash/Vegetative Debris)  (Open Positions: 2)

2150 Milford Street | Charleston, SC
Public Service | Trash
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $17.92 - $19.17

NCIC Duty Officer  (Open Positions: 4)

Police Department | Charleston , SC
Police | Police
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $16.29 - $17.43

Civil Engineer I (Stormwater)  

City Office | Charleston, SC
Stormwater | Stormwater
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $54,587 - $58,408

Parking Enforcement Officer   (Open Positions: 3)

Traffic and Transportation | Charleston, SC
Traffic & Transportation | Parking Management Services
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84 - $14.80

Maintenance Worker   

Arthur Christopher Community Center | Charleston, SC
Recreation | Arthur Christopher Community Center
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour

Assistant Trades Master  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Parks | Construction
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $16.29

Trades Specialist  

Varies | Charleston, SC
Parks | Construction
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $14.81 - $15.22

Trades Master-HVAC  

Parks | Charleston, SC
Parks | Parks Department
Open Until: May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $21.68 - $22.29

Traffic Control Technician  

Traffic and Transportation | Charleston, SC
Traffic & Transportation | Traffic & Transportation
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.84 - $14.80

Groundskeeper  

Parks | Charleston, SC
Parks | Grounds Maintenance
Open Until: April 30, 2021 at 05:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $13.00/ Hour