The City of Wheeling’s Human Resources Department (HRD) administers personnel services to the employees of the various departments. The goal of the HRD is to provide the array of services offered to the employees in the most efficient and effective manner as possible. The Codified Ordinances of the City governs and provides the framework for the HRD to: oversee personnel actions (hire, transfer, discharge) by assuring adherence to federal, state and local laws and regulations; administration of the classification and compensation plan; administration of the drug and alcohol testing program as per federal and state law; maintenance of the health, vision and dental plans; maintaining employee records; and to ensure a discrimination-free workplace.
Employment Provisions and Benefits
The City of Wheeling has a residency requirement, which requires all personnel employed by the City to be must be bona-fide residents, living within a forty-five (45) mile geographic distance from the City of Wheeling Central Offices located at 1500 Chapline St., Wheeling, WV. This residency requirement is applicable for all such employees except at the time of appointment or employment when they need not be residents within such geographic area, but shall establish such residency within six months of employment.
All persons hired or appointed shall serve a probationary period. For employees in the non-uniform positions, the probation period is six (6) months of uninterrupted employment after assuming the position. For entry-level appointments in the Police and Fire Departments, the probation period is one (1) year of uninterrupted employment after assuming the position.
The City of Wheeling offers a variety of benefits to its full-time employees. The current benefit package includes the following: