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Human Resources/IT/Safety

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to provide the leadership, direction, and support needed to attract, retain, and develop talented individuals to align ourselves with the ever-changing needs of our City. We partner with other City Departments to maintain a dedicated work force capable of delivering the exceptional services that make Bridgeport a special place to live, work and play.

Employment Opportunities:
Our workforce, consisting of approximately 180 full-time employees and many part-time and seasonal staff, work hard every day proving a broad range of services in order to make Bridgeport a better place to live, work, and play. In order to provide efficient and effective services to the community, the City of Bridgeport seeks a qualified workforce committed to service excellence. Employment opportunities can be found here:

The City of Bridgeport offers an excellent compensation and benefits package for full-time employees. The City provides retirement through the WV Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); Long Term Disability (LTD) and a $10,000 decreasing term life insurance at no cost to the employee; and major medical insurance through the Public Employee Insurance Agency (PEIA). Also offered are dental, LTD, vision, hearing, supplemental life, supplemental retirement in the form of a 457 (b), FSA, and Colonial Life policies such as Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, Short Term Disability, Hospital Confinement Indemnity and supplemental life. Effective Jul 1, 2023, full-time and longtime part-time employees are eligible for membership to The Bridge Sports Complex or reimbursement for membership to other gyms within the City of the employee’s choosing. For additional information on the City’s benefit plans, please see our Benefits Overview.

Human Resources / Personnel:
In addition to providing Human Resource support to all departments and employees, the following are areas that we continue to strive for excellence in attainment:

Recruitment and selection of high quality employees
It is our goal to find individuals for all city departments who are motivated and share the professional attitude of current City staff in providing high quality service to our customers.

Performance management
We provide, review and evaluate performance standards reviews conducted by our supervisors.

Compliance and records management
We maintain official personnel records for all city employees, and ensure compliance with state and federal employment law mandates.

Employee payroll and benefit administrator
Administer payroll and benefits for a staff of 250+ employees

Collaboratively working with the Senior Management Team to develop a comprehensive Strategic Planning process.

Provide assistance and support to those injured on the job
The City has certified return to work program that strives to return our employees to work in a quick, safe and efficient manner.

Employee Relations
The Personnel / HR Department has an open door policy for employees to share concerns and suggestions. We strive to ensure fair treatment of employees at all times and to promote a satisfying working environment throughout the organization.

IT Department:

  • Analyzing system logs and identifying potential issues with computer systems.
  • Introducing and integrating new technologies into existing data center environments.
  • Performing routine audits of systems and software.
  • Responsibility for network infrastructure and security.
  • Responsibility for documenting the configuration of the system and performance tuning.


The City is committed to ensuring that the health and safety of all employees and residents is a high priority. We maintain this status by having a Safety & Facilities Manager.

The Safety & Facilities Manager works with other Department Heads to:

  • Conduct internal incident investigations
  • Perform internal audits to recognize hazards and take steps to correct such hazards
  • Organize and create training for City employees
  • Handle insurance claims and create ways to help mitigate losses within the City

Personnel Policy  Salary Chart 2023/2024

Staff / Office Information

Human Resources Director: 
Payroll / Benefit Specialist: Mitzie Reider
IT Director: Jesse Chaney
Systems Administrator: Josh Drummond
Safety & Facilities Manager: Shawn Newbrough

Telephone: 304-842-8217

Fax: 304-842-8201

515 W. Main Street
Bridgeport, WV 26330

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.