City of Martinsburg

Human Resources and Employment Opportunities

General Employment



The City of Martinsburg (WV) is accepting applications for the position of Fire Chief. This is a full-time civilian administrative position under the direct supervision of the City Manager.

The Fire Chief position requires the minimum qualifications outlined in the complete job description found on the City website at careers tab. 

The Fire Chief performs technical administrative, supervisory and complex fire and emergency medical services (EMS) duties directing the full activities of the Martinsburg Fire Department.

Salary is a pay grade 28-$59, 284-$109,675 depending on qualifications. The City of Martinsburg offers an excellent benefit package including participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

The employment application can be found online at or on the second floor of City Hall at 232 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401. The application, accompanied by a resume, must be submitted to the Human Resource Director, City of Martinsburg, PO Box 828, Martinsburg, WV 25402 no later than Friday, January 18, 2019. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA.       

Job description for Fire Chief available here



 The City of Martinsburg has immediate openings for a full-time position as a Public Works- Laborer.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent required for position. Duties include performing various manual labor tasks for street and sanitation operations, performing traffic control in City crew work areas and cleaning and maintaining City vehicles.    

Position assists mechanics with shop duties, assists in City construction projects including digging drainage ditches, culvert maintenance, concrete work and repair of streets and roads. Duties include cutting grass, trimming and maintaining trees, and assisting in landscaping duties and brush removal. Loading and unloading of heavy material from trucks and/or vans is required.  

Employee must be able to meet all physical requirements of the job including the ability to work outside, regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and regularly perform physical labor. Valid driver’s license required for position. Pay grade 7-$28,786 with excellent benefit package. Application, available at or at City Hall-2nd floor, must be filed with the HR Director, 232 N. Queen St. Martinsburg, WV 25401, on or before Friday, January 4, 2019. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EEO/AA.

Job Description Here




 The City of Martinsburg has an immediate opening for a full-time position as a Planning Department Secretary.  Minimum education requirements of high school graduation or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices preferred. Successful candidate will perform clerical and administrative work in answering phones, receiving the public, providing customer assistance and processing data. Applicant will prepare agendas, with supporting material, for all boards and commission meetings and be required to attend three (3) evening meetings per month, including taking and transcribing meeting minutes. Duties also include scheduling appointments, composing and editing a variety of correspondence and researching property records. Excellent communication both verbally and written and demonstrated customer service skills are required. Skills must also include the ability to develop and maintain spreadsheets, manage data, and perform other duties as assigned. Salary is a Grade 9-$30,837 annually with excellent benefit package. Application available at or at City Hall-2nd Floor, 232 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401. Please include resume with application submission. Application must be filed with the Human Resource Director no later than Friday, December 21, 2018. Interviews will not be scheduled until early 2019Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA.

Job Description for Planning Secretary

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan

City of Martinsburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Human Relations Committee

Civil Service (Police and Fire)

The City of Martinsburg is always accepting police and fire applications, which will be placed on the list for notification for the next test. There is no way to determine when that is, as we do not know when we may have turnover or when the current list of eligible candidates might be exhausted.

Please read excerpts to the right of the page from the Civil Service Rules and Regulations for further information on the testing process.

Applications can be emailed, mailed or dropped off in person to the address provided at the top of the application.