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.

49 job(s) at Richland County Government

Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 24653 The Utilities Operations Supervisor is responsible for the satisfactory operation of all County owned and operated water and wastewater treatment facilities. This position also developments, implements and administers the County's pretreatment program. The Utilities Operations Supervisor supervises Utilities Operator II, Utilities Operator I, Lab Technician, Utilities Maintenance Technicians and contract employees. The incumbent ensures the performance of such task as operation and maintenance of system, sample collection, laboratory analysis and compliance reporting. This position is under the general guidance and direction of the Director of the Utilities Department. This position reports to the Superintendent of Operations. This position regularly interacts with other governmental agencies, consulting engineers, utility contractors, other County Departments and the general public. This position may be assigned special projects and other responsibilities as required. This position requires a class "A" South Carolina biological wastewater operator license with 8-10 years operational experience or any equivalent combination of license and experience. The incumbent must have or be able to obtain a Class "A" wastewater treatment plant operator's license within 6 months of employment. The incumbent must have or be able to attain a Class "C" Water Treatment operator's license within 12 months of employment. Must posses a valid South Carolina driver's license to operate a County vehicle.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 27633 The purpose of the class is to assist the Superintendent in planning, coordinating and supervising the maintenance of County Water and Waste Water Infrastructure including, but not limited to: water distribution, wastewater collection systems, and treatment facilities. The position also undertakes the responsibilities associated with all emergency response functions of the division and performs related supervisory, administrative, and fieldwork, as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through regular reporting (daily, weekly, monthly) and periodic conferences and meetings. The position is also responsible for the responsibilities of the Superintendent of Maintenance during his/her absence or at the direction of management. This position requires either a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with four (4) years of related experience in utility system operations & maintenance, and/or construction OR a Class A Utility Operator's License along with an Associate's Degree in Engineering, drafting or related mechanical, environmental and/or electrical fields and (6) years of related experience. Construction experience, especially related to water or wastewater utilities, will also be considered an asset. Must either possess or obtain within 12 months of hire Class A Utility Operator's License.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
Jun 07, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 32069 The purpose of the class is to perform semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of boilers and related equipment; to assist with the installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC and refrigeration systems and equipment, 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 HVAC supervisor. Requires high school diploma, GED or specialized vocational training. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess boiler operator and repair certification. Requires over one year and up to and including two years of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
Jun 04, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 24704 The purpose of the class is to operate heavy equipment in the operation, maintenance and/or construction of City facilities, grounds and infrastructure; to maintain assigned equipment; to provide leadership and instruction as assigned, and to perform other work as required. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision. Position report to Crew leader. Requires high school diploma, GED equivalent or specialized vocational training. Must possess a valid state CDL driver's license (Class A) with appropriate endorsements. Requires over three years and up to and including five years of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Part Time
Announcement Number: 24675 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. Currently enrolled in the fourth year of a recognized educational program or enrolled in graduate school. Requires six months of experience. This is a part-time position.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 24672 The purpose of the class is to provide responsible managerial support to ensure effective & efficient operations & activities of the County Council. Plans, organizes, directs & coordinates office staff, programs & activities to ensure that objectives are attained, plans are fulfilled & Council needs are met. Responsibility for relieving Council members of various administrative duties. Maintains effective internal & external relationships through management, leadership & communications to achieve economical, technical & productive performance. Work is performed under general supervision of the County Council. Requires a Bachelor's degree with major course work in government, administration/management, law, or community organization and at least five years experience. Requires valid state driver's license and eligibility to obtain Notary Public certification.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 28357 The Assistant Director of Public Information is responsible for assisting the Director of Public Information in implementing a comprehensive communications program for the County through the dissemination of County policy, programs and services to the public; answering media inquiries and facilitating media interviews, promoting County services and special events; writing and editing news releases and other material for publication; serving as a spokesperson on issues affecting County operations; and support Director in developing and overseeing the Public Information Office budget. The position regularly interacts with County Council, elected officials, County employees, representatives of the print, radio and television media as well as the general public. This position may be assigned special projects and other responsibilities as required. The position reports to and works under the limited supervision of the Director of Public Information. This position requires a bachelor's degree in Journalism, PR or Marketing, or other closely related fields. The incumbent may be required to periodically travel to different locations within the County and must, therefore, have a valid state driver's license. The incumbent must have five years of experience in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or Media Arts and must be skilled in AP Style writing.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 28275 The purpose of the class is to perform semi-skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing systems and equipment; to perform general carpentry and minor building construction and renovation work; to assist with other trades as required; and to perform related work as required. This class works according to procedures but has limited input on how to accomplish assigned tasks; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor, Facilities Assistant General Manager. Requires high school diploma, GED or specialized vocational training. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires over one year and up to and including two years of experience in a related field.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 28274 The purpose of the class is to perform semi-skilled and skilled work in various painting and related projects as assigned; to assist with general carpentry and minor building construction and renovation work, 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 of Painting. Requires high school diploma, GED or specialized vocational training. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires over one year and up to and including two years of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 28154 The purpose of the class is to provide professional planning and community support as well as responsible administrative and clerical support to ensure effective and efficient office operations in the Neighborhood Improvement Program; to assist with routine bookkeeping tasks; and to perform related to the development and implementation of the County's Neighborhood Improvement Program, including aiding in preparation of Neighborhood Master Plans, administration of neighborhood matching grants and neighborhood workshops and leadership trainings. Reports to Planning Services Manager and supports executive level duties involving confidentiality and sensitivity. Performs a wide variety of complicated tasks and related work as required. Responsibilities include research and analysis, monitoring department budget, handling department specific tasks and 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. Must have well-developed interpersonal communications skills and positive customer-service attitude. Must be competent in the use of a personal computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator and architectural/engineering scale. spreadsheet, database and geographic information systems applications. Must be able to understand interpret surveying, civil engineering, architectural, landscaping and construction drawings, plans and documents. Must be able to understand and interpret road maps, tax maps, zoning maps, topographic maps, flood maps, aerial photography and satellite imagery as well as other spatial information. Must keep complete, accurate and current records. This position requires an Associates' degree in a related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires two years of relevant experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 26331 The purpose of the class is to plan and supervise the efficient administration, operation and maintenance of the County's water and wastewater treatment facilities, ensuring compliance with strict water quality standards; and to perform other professional, technical, administrative and supervisory work as required. This class plans, organizes and implements programs within major organizational policies, reporting program progress to executive-level administration through reports and conferences. Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in environmental engineering, biology, chemistry or closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess a Class "A" Wastewater and Water Operator licenses. Requires over six years and up to and including ten years of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 25804 The purpose of the class is to examine financial records of small to medium size businesses to determine the tax liability for business licenses and other County-required fees and taxes in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Procedures and department requirements. Work involves applying business license requirements to businesses' financial records. Junior auditors also initiate investigations and begin compliance efforts according to established procedures when businesses fail an audit, including preparing cases for and presenting them in court or other judicial proceedings. Audits conducted by the Junior Revenue Auditor relative to the Revenue Auditor I are distinguished by being less complex and less time-consuming, and are characterized as "desk audits." A Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business, finance, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university is required. Must be able to supply written proof of completion for all course work and/or degree(s) that are being used to satisfy the minimum education requirements. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Any one or more of the following certifications are preferable: • Accreditation in Business Licensing (ABL) certification from the South Carolina Business Licensing Officials Association, or • Other related professional certification. Requires a minimum of one year experience in financial or program audits and/or performance compliance in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Procedures, common business practices relating to the keeping of accounting books and other financial records, and tax law. Experience in local government revenue-related audits, resolution of complex tax and regulatory requirements, and interpretation and application of local and South Carolina state law is highly desirable. Must be proficient with different computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, data processing applications, and others.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 24867 The Database Administrator (DBA) provides advanced technical expertise in the design, implementation, support, and maintenance of the county's database management systems (DBMSs) that support institutional and enterprise business applications. Performs feasibility studies, cost/benefit analyses, product research, and priority assessments. Recommends new technologies, tools, methodologies, policies, and procedures to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, excellence, and security of the County's software and data-related operations. Must have successfully completed college level course work in related topics, or attended related professional seminars, or have equivalent professional experience. High school diploma is required. Must be able to supply written proof of completion for all course work and/or degrees that are being used to satisfy the minimum training requirements. Must possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License. Applicants shall provide a current copy of their Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), obtained at the applicant's expense.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 24703 The purpose of the class is to respond to emergency calls and provide medical assistance to the sick and injured at the EMT Basic level, and to perform related work as required. This class works according to set procedures under close 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 Intermediate, CPR, and any other certifications deemed necessary by department head. Requires over six months and up to and including one year of training or field experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 24702 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 Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 31344 The purpose of the class is to coordinate Richland County programs and responsibilities to assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities. This class works within policy and organizational guidelines and performs advanced professional HR work within the County's HR department by contributing recommendations for the design, delivery, and maintenance of HR programs. Performs analysis, generates comprehensive reports, and provides recommendations for changes in HR policies, guidelines, and procedures that support assigned HR function. Applies federal and state laws, county policies, and guidelines. Handles customer service issue resolution for employees and retirees. Prepares employee transactions for processing. Frequent contact with employees, retirees and HR contacts to facilitate resolution of issues. Requires a Bachelor's degree in human resources administration, business administration or closely related field. Minimum of four (4) years of professional-level HR experience with emphasis in functional area. A Master's degree may substitute for two (2) years of experience. Must have at least four (4) years of experience in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and integrated business software packages. Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office products with emphasis in Word, Excel and PowerPoint useful. Must be able to travel to various County worksites with little to no notice. Applicable HR Professional Certification preferred. ADA Coordinator Certification Preferred. Must possess a valid state driver's license.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 31265 The purpose of the class is to coordinate and directly supervise the construction and maintenance of roadways and drainage systems in assigned areas of the County, and to perform related supervisory and field 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 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 road construction and maintenance or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state commercial driver's license. Must possess First Aid and CPR certifications. Requires over six years and up to and including eight years.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 31175 The purpose of the class is to perform semi-skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical, HVAC, hydraulic, and some electrical and plumbing systems and equipment; to perform general carpentry and minor building construction and renovation work; and to perform related work as required. This class works according to some procedures but has some flexibility in deciding best method of accomplishing assigned tasks; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor of Assistant General Manager and maintenance mechanic. Requires high school diploma, GED or specialized vocational training. Must possess a valid state driver's license.Must possess fork lift operator certification within one year of hire. Requires some experience in a related field.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 30455 The purpose of the class is to perform responsible professional accounting work in the maintenance and review of the County's financial records; to prepare financial reports; to provide leadership to lower-level staff as assigned, and to perform related work as assigned. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision. Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in accounting, or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires over two years and up to and including four years of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
May 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 29719 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.