Founded in 1870, and incorporated as a town in 1916, Bowie has grown from a small railroad stop to the largest municipality in Prince George’s County, and the fifth largest city in the State of Maryland, with an estimated population of 58,682. The town was first called Huntington City, though its train station was named in honor of local resident, Governor Oden Bowie, president of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad. The town was subsequently re-chartered as Bowie.
Today the City of Bowie Government consists of a staff of over 400 hardworking employees in a variety of skilled, non-skilled, administrative, public safety, and professional disciplines. The City boasts of a pleasant working environment, and goal-oriented culture. This is reflected in the City's high employee retention rate, and consistency in achieving organizational objectives.
The City offers competitive salaries and a robust menu of employee benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a 401(K) with employer match, and a 457 savings plan. To optimize employee work/life balance, many positions include telework and flexible scheduling options.