Richland County Government

Richland County is located at the geographic center of South Carolina. The County is a unique community that has established an impeccable reputation of excellence, a high quality of life, a vibrant business environment, the heart of the state government, innovative municipal services, and comprehensive accessibility opportunities for its citizens. A short drive (2-3 hours) east to the Atlantic ocean, west to Atlanta, or west to the Appalachian Mountains, the community has developed into a diverse blend of businesses and industries, state government activity, arts and entertainment, and vast educational opportunities to match its diverse citizenry.

Richland County has long been recognized as one of the best counties in the nation and was honored with the All-American County award in 2006. Known as "Uniquely Rural, Uniquely Urban, The Best of Both Worlds," the County combines the advantages of an attractive suburban residential setting, a very diverse population, metropolitan cultural and educational opportunities, military bases, an intellectual spirit, and a highly technical industrial foundation.

As a great crossroads between commerce and culture, Richland County brings together many attributes that make the region shine. Museums, libraries, national parks, and other recreation facilities; colleges and universities; and shopping venues unite to make the County a distinctly diverse place to live and work. We exhibit a strong sense of community in our expansive network of hospitals, places of worship, and citizen support services through state and county government.

31 job(s) at Richland County Government

Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Apr 17, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1100926792 The purpose of the class is to serve as the Manager of the Transportation Program for all projects funded by the County Penny Transportation Program. This class will work within the Transportation Department to implement and manage all aspects of the Transportation Penny Program. This class has expertise of transportation planning; project scheduling; surveying; engineering and design; right-of-way acquisition; utility coordination; permitting; cost estimating; construction plan review; construction procurement; value engineering; construction contract management; construction inspection and standards; field revisions; and conflict resolution. This class will also work as a liaison to other government and public entities, such as the Richland County Department of Public Works, the City of Columbia, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, various homeowners associations and the general public regarding Transportation Penny projects. This class provides in-house transportation engineering project management from design to completion. This class plans, organizes and implements the aforementioned project types within organizational policies. This class shall perform related professional, administrative and supervisory work as required in support of all Transportation Penny items. This position reports directly to the County Assistant Director of Transportation. Requires Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, project management or a related field. Requires a minimum of six years of relevant experience. Preferred license as a registered Professional Engineer in the State of South Carolina. Must possess a valid state driver's license.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Apr 16, 2019
Part Time
Announcement Number: 241492441 The purpose of the class is to provide support to assigned department. Provides operational support by assisting in daily activities and long term projects as directed. This class works according to set procedures under close supervision. Currently enrolled in a recognized educational program.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Mar 27, 2019
Part Time
Announcement Number: 558714617 To provide mosquito control services to the citizens of Richland County in an assigned area of the county. The essential tasks for this position are: Collect samples from mosquito light traps; Document data from rain gauges; Conduct breeding site surveys and treat sites with appropriate larvicides; Investigate requests for spraying (ULV Calls); Participate with community surveys for container breeding; Operate various types of vehicles & equipment including ULV machines, hand sprayers, backpack blowers, dusters, hand tools, etc. which are used for the control of mosquitoes; Ensure proper maintenance of vehicles and equipment and Compile/submit required inspection reports and forms to document activities. A high school diploma or equivalent, science background, typically a student studying the natural or physical sciences or related field. Must possess a valid SC driver's license and a good driving record.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Mar 27, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 92874971 The purpose of the class is to enforce ordinances governing the care and keeping of domestic animals and livestock in an effort to maintain public safety and welfare, and to perform related work as required. This class works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor. Requires high school diploma, GED or specialized vocational training.Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess or be able to obtain Animal Control certification; may be required to possess or obtain other certifications as deemed necessary by department head. Requires over six months and up to and including one year of experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Mar 23, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1961434131 The primary function of an employee in this class is to inspect Richland County Transportation Penny road, bikeway, pedestrian, and greenway projects to ensure that they meet all federal, state, County and municipal codes, regulations, and specifications. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of a Construction, Engineering, and Inspection (CEI) Foreman, but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County personnel, Contractors, Engineers, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed at a variety of work sites throughout the County. Requires a High School Diploma or GED, with an Associate's degree in Construction Technology or Civil Engineering from an accredited institution preferred. Must possess a valid state driver's license, including a clean DMV record; and the following certifications: • South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Earthwork and Base Course Technician • SCDOT Nuclear Gauge with HazMat • SCDOT Asphalt Roadway Technician (ART) • SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCHEC) Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Requires five years of experience in road construction inspection and testing; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skill and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Mar 23, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 291382529 The primary function of an employee in this class is to inspect Richland County Transportation Penny road, bikeway, pedestrian, and greenway projects to ensure that they meet all Federal, State, County and municipal codes, regulations, and specifications. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of a Construction, Engineering, and Inspection (CEI) Foreman, but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County personnel, Contractors, Engineers, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed at a variety of work sites throughout the County. Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, with an Associate's Degree in Construction Technology or Civil Engineering from an accredited institution preferred. Must possess a valid state driver's license, indicating a clean DMV record; and the following certifications: • South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Earthwork and Base Course Technician • SCDOT Nuclear Gauge with HazMat • SCDOT Asphalt Road Technician (ART); and • SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Three years of experience with road construction inspection and testing; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Mar 21, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1271114714 The purpose of the class is to perform professional civil engineering work in the design, development, review and/or coordination of County road paving and resurfacing projects; to manage State "C" Grant funds and federal entitlement funds for transportation, drainage and sidewalk projects; to assist with other County capital improvement projects, and to perform related work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings. Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in civil engineering or closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess or obtain Professional Engineer registration in the state of South Carolina within six months of hire date. Requires four or more years of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Feb 23, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1184039083 Maintains the security and saftey of the Detention Center, inmates and staff through implementation of established policies and procedures. Monitors jail access and egress. Monitors security cameras, closed circuit TV system, alarm systems, automated locking systems and other specialized security equipment. Processes and books inmates; searches, photographs and fingerprints inmates; secures inmates property and issues supplies. Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by the completion of the required law enforcement coursework. Must possess and maintain Basic Jail Officer certification from the SC Criminal Justice Academy (must be acquired within one year of employment). Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jan 09, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 859928203 The purpose of the class is to respond to emergency calls and provide medical assistance to the sick and injured at the Paramedic level, and to perform related work as required. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision. Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, special courses or self-education that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training in emergency medical technology or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must complete required coursework and maintain EMT, Paramedic, CPR, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and any other certifications deemed necessary by department head. Requires one year of experience in EMS.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Oct 03, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 404640063 The purpose of this class is to provide professional, timely and courteous customer service to appointed and elected officials, County citizens, County staff and outside agencies requesting information, assistance or service; to maintain accurate and complete customer service records, and to perform related work as assigned. This class works according to a wide range of procedures; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor. Requires a high school diploma or GED; however, a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business, Political Science, English or comparable field is preferred. Must posses a valid state driver's license. Requires over 6 months up to and including one year.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Apr 17, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 569866177 The purpose of the class is to perform semi-skilled and unskilled work involved in both custodial and grounds maintenance tasks for the County; to maintain assigned equipment, and to perform related work as required. This class works according to set procedures under close supervision of the Grounds Supervisor. Performs general groundskeeping work, including but not limited to preparing soil for planting, installing landscape materials, watering plants and trees, pruning trees and shrubbery, removing weeds, mowing grass, applying fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, etc. Requires: High school diploma, GED or specialized vocational training. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires six months of relevant work experience. Pesticide Applicator license is desirable.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Apr 17, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1513187123 The purpose of the class is to coordinate and manage the design, construction and implementation of water or wastewater projects funded by grants; to manage related contracts and ensure project compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines, and to perform other professional, technical and administrative work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings. Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in engineering, public administration or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess a minimum of Class "B" certifications in water and wastewater distribution, collection and treatment; may require additional technical certification(s) as deemed necessary by supervisor. Requires over four years and up to and including eight years.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Apr 12, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 2120648381 The purpose of the class is to coordinate and supervise business functions of the Animal Care Department, including general clerical and bookkeeping support, information and data processing, pet licensing services and telecommunications; to ensure prompt response by department staff to citizen requests and complaints, and to perform other administrative, supervisory and clerical work as required. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision. Manages eleven full-time employees. Reports to Director of Animal Services. Requires Bachelor's degree, or specialized training that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of four years of college education with emphasis in business administration, public administration, criminal justice, or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must pass a background investigation. Requires five years of experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Apr 09, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1484406981 Richland County has a vacancy for a Help Desk Supervisor. This position supervises the overall functioning and processes of the RCIT Helpdesk, the Helpdesk Work Order system. Supervises the Helpdesk Specialist and the PC/LAN Specialists (also called field technicians). This position is responsible for ensuring consistent, high quality, and prompt technology support to deliver successful resolution to all of the RCIT Department's customers. This position regularly interacts with county employees from all of the County's departments, and may also interact with County Department Heads and County Administration. A two-year degree or equivalent work experience is required, in a related field. Must have A+ certification or the ability to acquire the A+ within the first year of employment. Microsoft certifications are a plus.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Apr 06, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1007538794 The purpose of this class is to administer and manage the Capital Projects program, ensuring projects are completed appropriately, on time, and within budget; to manage related contracts and provides in-house project/program management from inception to completion, ensure project compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines, and to perform other professional, technical and administrative work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings. This position reports to an Assistant County Administrator. Requires Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, building construction, project / program management, or other related field. Registered Professional Engineer or Project Manager Certification preferred. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires four to six years of relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Apr 06, 2019
Part Time
Announcement Number: 290923984 The purpose of the class is to provide support to assigned department. Provides operational support by assisting in daily activities and long term projects as directed. This class works according to set procedures under close supervision. Currently enrolled in a recognized educational program.