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
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
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
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
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.