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Application Procedures:

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

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. To apply online, simply click the "apply" button next to the opening that you are interested in. These openings are found on our employment page at:

**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 download an application from the link at the bottom of the page or pick up an application from the Department of Human Resources at 75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3600 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications must be submitted by the closing date on our employment opportunities page. 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. 

Applicants for all other positions (not in the Police Department)
may apply online, via mail, email, fax or in person.


Physical & Mailing Address
75 Calhoun Street Suite 3600 
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-724-7388
Fax: 843-579-7505

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Employment

How can I find out if there are vacancies at the City of Charleston?

You can look at our open positions on our website or you can come to the Human Resources Department and check our job postings. Our office is located at 75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3600, Mon-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Do you accept applications for positions that are not on the employment posting?

Due to the volume of applications we receive, applications are accepted only for posted positions.

Do I have to complete an application or will a resume suffice?

Although we accept resumes, applicants are required to complete the City of Charleston employment application for open positions. It is important that the application be completed in its entirety.

I want to apply for more than one position, do I have to fill out more than one application?

Yes, a separate application is required for each position of interest.

What happens after I submit the employment application?

Applicants will be contacted by the Hiring Supervisor if they are selected for an interview.

Is the Fire Department hiring?

Please refer to the Employment Opportunities page to view the positions we are currently accepting applications for.

I interviewed for a position, how do I find out if I was selected?

If you are selected for a position, you will be contacted by the Hiring Supervisor or Human Resources. 

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. Click here to see the City's EEO policy and EEOP utilization report

Employment Application 
Additional Experience Form 

Kay Cross
75 Calhoun Street
Suite 3600
Charleston, SC 29401

Ph: 843-724-7388
Fx: 843-724-7358

Normal Hours of Operation:

8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday