Human Resources


Hours of operation:
Monday thru Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



The City of Charleston Office of Human Resources strives to attract, retain and develop a high performing and diverse workforce possessing core competencies and values aligned with Charleston's vision, mission and strategic goals.



  • To provide a competitive and comprehensive benefits and compensation plan.
  • To foster professional development and career growth.
  • To provide a healthy, safe and productive work environment.
  • To improve individual and organizational effectiveness.


We desire to balance and meet our key stakeholder’s common needs and reasonable expectations by striving to provide, courteous, efficient and effective service.  Human Resources provides a broad range of assistance and support to employees, perspective employees, retirees and City management through four divisions.  Common forms, documents and other information can be found by selecting the desired option in the menu on the right of the page. 


Payroll & Compensation:  Process bi-weekly for active employees and monthly pension payroll for uniform retirees; maintains wage tables and employee rates of pay; prepares and files quarterly federal and state taxes and other reports; provides reporting and business intelligence functionally for payroll related issues; performs periodic classification and compensation reviews; and maintains employee withholding deduction allowances and records. 


Recruiting & Workforce:  Assists departments and hiring managers in the recruitment and selection of qualified job applicants through the development and administration of various competitive recruitment methods; conducts new employee orientations; manages and oversees personnel rules and administrative policies; provides centralized workforce assistance and other services to supervisors and employees including performance management, employee relations, and professional development. 


Benefits Administration:  Administers all group health, dental, vision, life and optional life policies including enrollment and benefit changes for active employees and retirees; coordinates with third-party administrators (TPAs); manages sick leave, vacation and other leave records; administers flexible spending account (FSA), deferred compensation (457) and employee assistance (EAP) plans; manages employee health and wellness center and wellness program; and prepares and files all regulatory and compliance reports.


Safety & Risk Management:  Assists with facility inspections; assists with employee safety trainings; receives, processes and assists with employee incident/injury, property and casualty, and vehicle accident claims; administers and oversees return-to-work program; administers drug/alcohol testing program.




In order to provide efficient and effective service to the community and the citizens of Charleston, the  City desires a dedicated and diverse workforce committed to service excellence and possessing knowledge, skills and abilities consistent with the City’s values and core competencies, and aligned with Charleston’s strategic goals.  


The main purpose of city government is to serve the public. The City’s entire workforce, which consists of approximately 800 full-time employees and many part-time and seasonal staff work hard every day proving a broad range of services in order to make Charleston a better place to live, work and play.


The City offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including a competitive salary and access to a full range of benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); deferred compensation (457) plan; paid leave; employee health and wellness center; and on-site fitness center. 


Individuals interested in employment with the City of Charleston should visit our career site at the link below to see current openings and to apply for a posted position.  In addition, individuals seeking employment with the City may choose to sign up for job alerts whenever a new job matching their criteria is posted. 


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City of Charleston
Office of Human Resources
P.O. Box 2749
Charleston, WV 25330

P:  (304) 348-8015
F:  (304) 348-8055


Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Charles Thompson, Director of Human Resources

Miranda Rutledge, Assistant Director

Maria Jones, Benefits & Compliance Manager

Cheryl Beasley, Payroll Administrator

Tim Campbell, Safety Coordinator

Karen Thaxton, HR Coordinator

April Thompson, Benefits Coordinator

Amy Young, Administrative Assistant


EEO: The City of Charleston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all current employees and new applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.