There are a lot of great job opportunities available these days. With the right skills and background, you can have your pick of jobs in any number of fields. If public service is on your list, you should consider a career in government. Mecklenburg County has rewarding job opportunities available right now. Here are a few tips to help in your search for the perfect job with Mecklenburg County.Continue Reading
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Health staff at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have become a crucial part of Mecklenburg County’s COVID-19 prevention team. School Health Nutritionist Sahsine Davis has helped students with nutrition-related health problems for the last 14 years. She talks to them one-on-one about how to make changes in their eating habits and lifestyle. She’s also provided group education for students, parents and the community over the years to help them live healthier. And her work continued even after she started working virtually in March 2020.Continue Reading
Spraygrounds, playgrounds, greenways, computers, masks? When you think of Park and Recreation, you probably don’t think too much about human resources or technical compliance. Your eyes might’ve glazed over just hearing those words but come back! Senior Fiscal Administrator Lorraine Bias describes her department as “the heartbeat of Park and Recreation.” Wow!Continue Reading
With more than 5,000 employees, Mecklenburg County probably has a lot of jobs you’ve never heard of before. One of them might be Strategic Planning and Evaluation Analyst in the County Manager’s Office. That’s Karli Godfrey’s job title. Basically, it means she helps departments plan and execute programs, projects and initiatives, then figure out whether those projects met their goals. When I asked her to explain her job to a five-year-old, Karli said, “I get to help people in charge make good decisions. I spend lots of time talking to people, and on the computer learning. Then I take all of the interesting things I find and get to tell other people through charts and pictures.”Continue Reading
For Bruce Williams, working in government is a family affair. He’s in the third generation of people in his family who have worked in civil service. Some family members were police and fire department employees, including an uncle who was a first responder on 9/11. Others worked in housing authorities, public transit and the military.Continue Reading
After nearly 15 years as a human resources (HR) professional, Darcia Sanders had reached a plateau in her career. The opportunities for growth and development were unpromising. Her husband suggested they embrace the change of direction their life was taking, and explore opportunities in Charlotte. After some research, the “rich history, stability and endless possibilities” with the County made accepting an offer to work here an easy decision for her.Continue Reading
Spoken like a true veteran!
John Batts started his career as a Veteran Service Officer with Community Support Services three years ago. He came in to apply for his VA benefits and received such good customer service, he asked if there was an internship opportunity. The rest is history!Continue Reading
You’ve heard us say it before, but we’ll say it again – there are so many career paths and opportunities within the County, many of which you probably never thought would fall under the category of a “government job.” Take animation, for example. Did you ever think you could come to the County to create cartoons?
Of course, the answer is that you CAN!Continue Reading
You probably know that there are a few law enforcement agencies in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area – there’s the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, local town police departments, and of course, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office (that’s our partner).
When you think of these agencies and those who work to keep our community safe, chances are you think of the people who respond to your calls for service and patrol your neighborhoods. But, it’s not just humans who wear a badge – dogs do too!Continue Reading
“Our greatest asset.”
That’s how County Manager Dena R. Diorio describes Mecklenburg County employees.
We know how hard our employees work to provide the best services possible to our residents, so each year we host an awards ceremony to recognize those who have gone above and beyond. And trust us, it’s not easy to choose! There are so many talented employees within our organization and each one of them truly helps us make an impact on the lives of those we serve.Continue Reading