The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies. Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is a highly respected law enforcement agency in our community and nationally. Our progressive department provides exciting opportunities for law enforcement professionals to develop partnerships with our citizens to prevent the next crime and enhance the quality of life within our community, always treating people fairly and respectfully. The department employs nearly 2,000 sworn officers and over 500 civilians serving a jurisdiction with almost 1 million people. Our employees are men and women from diverse backgrounds interested in meeting the needs of and serving an equally diverse community.
The Behavioral Health Specialist carries out a wide range of responsibilities involving direct employee counseling.
Serves as a full-time Behavioral Health Specialist to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) by providing a variety of professional psychological services. The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide therapy to traumatized/distressed employees of CMPD; train incident debriefing counselors; coordinate critical incident stress debriefings; group counseling sessions; teach police academy courses; and maintain confidential records.
Annual Salary: $62,952-$75,821
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record checks, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry, and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must comply with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check, or credit report and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test and participate in other assessments.
As of October 1, 2021:
The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for the any new City of Charlotte employees. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.
You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.
Anyone seeking accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.
This information is a summary of benefits. Participation in the city’s benefits plans should not be viewed as a contract of employment. While the city of Charlotte intends to provide these benefits indefinitely, it reserves the right to terminate, suspend, withdraw, amend, or modify the plan at any time. Any such change or termination of benefits will be based solely on the city’s decision. It may apply to active employees, future retirees, and current retirees as either separate groups or as one group.