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.

 

35 job(s) at Richland County Government

Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 333258115 The purpose of the class is to support and maintain the mission of the County's Government & Community Services department: to improve the quality of life for Richland County constituents through outreach, mediation, advocacy, strategic programming, and education. Develops, promotes, and maintains professional, collaborative, and cooperative relationships with internal (County staff and Council) and external stakeholders (elected and appointed officials, business community, schools, neighborhood associations, and designated community agencies). Engages and involves the public in policies and practices that directly impact communities. Measures the impact of initiatives through surveys, reports, and involvement. Effectively communicates accurate and essential information to all audiences in conjunction with other County departments. Serves as an outlet between the County and its constituents, customers, and partners. Helps satisfy unresolved issues and works to continuously improve public involvement in the government process. This position is responsible for ensuring GCS programs and services delivered are consistent with the Richland County Mission to provide essential services, efficiently and effectively, in order to improve the quality of life for its citizens with minimal bureaucracy, with integrity, and within the parameters and power set forth in applicable federal, state, and local laws. The position reports to the Assistant Director-Government & Community Services. Requires a Bachelor's degree in public administration, political science, business administration, communications, education, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university, and two years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Requires at least beginner-level experience using MS Office Suite, email, online search, online survey, and file conversion software or applications. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires two years of relevant experience. Must have demonstrated understanding of political processes (local, state, and federal); strong organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to work with multiple constituencies and demonstrate diplomacy; demonstrated ability to research, analyze, and recommend strategies for program and policy development.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 546475869 The purpose of the class is to coordinate and administer programs and daily operations as assigned; to assist with general project management; to provide professional and courteous customer service at all times, and to perform related professional and administrative 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 Associate's degree, vocational technical degree or specialized training that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of two years of college education with in a related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires over two years and up to and including four years.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Oct 17, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1314129040 The purpose of the class is to provide responsible, confidential and complex administrative and secretarial support to the Department Director; to coordinate administrative support activities within the Office of the County Administrator, and to perform related work as assigned. The class is given a general outline of work to be performed and is free to develop work methods and sequences, with periodic review by supervisor. Requires bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or related field. Master's degree in public administration, business administration, or related field preferred. This requirement may be substituted with an Associate degree in secretarial sciences plus at least six years of experience at executive level. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires a minimum of four years of experience at the executive/administrative level in a public or private organization.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Oct 15, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1102283099 The purpose of the class is to represent indigent adults and juveniles charged with less serious criminal offenses in Richland County. Presents and argues cases in court as assigned; prepares and tries criminal cases; prepares and argues motions; negotiates plea bargains on behalf of criminally charged clients, represents indigent clients charged with crimes at preliminary hearings; participates in case investigation including crime scene investigation, interviews witnesses and victims, and examines evidence; researches legal issues, evaluates and prepares witnesses for trial; selects juries, etc. Receives and responds to client or public inquiries, concerns and complaints in areas of responsibility. Plans and gives presentations to various community / civic organizations as requested. Maintains files and notes related to representation. Attends professional conferences, training, seminars, workshops, etc., as necessary to maintain job knowledge and skills. Requires Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Must possess and maintain current membership in the S.C. Bar Association. Requires a short demonstration up to and including one month. Must possess a valid driver's license.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Oct 11, 2019
Part Time
Announcement Number: 397243871 The purpose of the class is to perform unskilled work involved in the custodial maintenance of County buildings and facilities; to maintain assigned equipment, and to perform related work as required. This class works according to set procedures under close supervision of the assigned Crew Leader and Building Supervisor. Requires high school diploma or GED and instruction that is sufficient for satisfactory job performance. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires over six months in a related field.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Oct 09, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1632061584 The purpose of the class is to provide legal representation to CASA volunteers and staff providing advocacy for children in abuse / neglect proceedings in Richland County Family Court, and to perform related professional 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 Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Must possess and maintain current membership in the S.C. Bar Association. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires over one year and up to and including two years.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Oct 01, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1167414156 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 Richland, South Carolina, United States
Sep 27, 2019
Part Time
Announcement Number: 470787245 The purpose of the class is to provide responsible secretarial and clerical support to help ensure effective and efficient Probate Court operations; to provide professional and courteous customer service at all times, 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, Vocational/Technical School Degree, GED or specialized vocational training.Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess or be able to obtain Notary Public certification within three months of employment. Must have capability of being bonded. Must pass a drug screening. Must pass a SLED check. Requires over six months and up to and including one year of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Sep 24, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1571907773 The E911 PC/LAN, under the supervision of the E911 Network Manager Specialist II performs technical and administrative duties related to the design, maintenance and support of the E911 CRCC (Columbia Richland Communication Center) including but not limited to PC environment, Motorola Radio environment, VESTA 911/VOIP Phone systems, AVL, NICE Recording systems, Network environment and CAD environments. This position regularly interacts with CRCC department heads and personnel. Regularly interacts with Richland County IT, Richland County EMS, Richland County Sheriff's Department, City of Columbia Police, and City of Columbia Fire and Rescue. Regularly interacts with outside consultants, and outside vendors. Must have successfully completed college level course work in related topics, or have attended related professional seminars. 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. Must have a minimum of one year relevant PC/LAN experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Sep 18, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 949417194 The Manager of Facilities will monitor and supervise the work of all personnel assigned to the Support Services, maintenance Section (Plumbers, Electricians, Grounds Keepers, Maintenance personnel, laundry, supply personnel and assigned security officers, etc) and oversee the day to day operation of the section while reporting directly to the Assistant Director. Under limited supervision, the Manager of Facilities manages and inspects work performed by all Maintenance personnel, hired contractors and vendors on Detention Center property and/or off-site work as instructed by the Detention Center Director. Immediately report damage, destruction, or serviceability and/or workability problems of Detention Center equipment, machinery or systems (plumbing, electrical devices or panels, fire control and alarm systems, panels and fire sprinkler system, electronics security locks, controls and panels, plant chillers, boilers, emergency generators, etc) and schedule needed repairs or replacement while ensuring that workability of equipment is restored as quickly as possible. Maintain documentation of all maintenance problems and repairs made on behalf of the Detention Center. Maintain supply and equipment inventories to ensure proper maintenance of equipment and proper operation of the Detention Center, while maintaining the appropriate inventory documents. The Manager of Facilities is responsible for Budget Control, forecasting (short/long term), Planning, and coordinating of support activities. This includes representation in meetings for Support Services with Director, Staff, Financial, Procurement, and County Support Services Manager when required. Requires a 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 electrical maintenance or a closely related field. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license. Requires four years of experience in maintenance operations.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Sep 05, 2019
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 Richland, South Carolina, United States
Sep 04, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 695448388 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
Aug 28, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 674909528 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, South Carolina, United States
Aug 15, 2019
Part Time
Announcement Number: 1812025814 The purpose of the class is to perform responsible, specialized clerical duties in support of efficient and effective Court Administration operations; to maintain accurate and up-to-date case files and records; to assist in the courtroom as necessary, 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, GED or specialized vocational training; paralegal degree preferred. Requires over one year and up to and including two years. Must possess or be able to obtain Notary Public certification and NCIC certification. Must possess a valid state driver's license.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Aug 15, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 2076350083 The purpose of the class is to supervise and provide legal representation to CASA volunteers and staff providing advocacy for children in abuse / neglect proceedings in Richland County Family Court, and to perform related professional, administrative and supervisory 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 assists with planning, organizing and implementing programs within major organizational policies, reporting program progress to executive-level administration through reports and conferences. This position helps provide oversight & responsibility for quality volunteer recruitment, retention, training and support of community volunteers. The position is responsible for assisting with organizational planning, activities and policies reflect the mission statement of the department and are charged with the duty of Heightened Public Awareness regarding child abuse & neglect issues. This position is on-call 24-7. Requires a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Applicant must be a licensed member of the South Carolina Bar, in good standing. Requires two or more years of related work experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Aug 15, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1957040154 The purpose of this class is to implement and assist in the development of comprehensive County-wide occupational safety and health programs and policies and to ensure operations are in compliance with OSHA regulations and County policy. This class works under the general supervision of the Safety Manager, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Requires a Bachelor's degree preferably in occupational safety and health or a closely related field or a Bachelor's degree and significant occupational safety and health training or equivalent experience. Requires knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, standards, and best practice guidelines relating to occupational safety and health. Must possess a valid state driver's license. May be required to possess or obtain specific safety certifications as deemed necessary by supervisor. Associate Safety Professional (ASP) designation is desirable. Requires three years of experience. Experience in both general industry and construction is desirable. Prior experience as an OSHA Compliance Officer is desirable.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Aug 10, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 933164015 This position performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC and refrigeration systems and equipment; to provide instruction and leadership of subordinate mechanics in the absence of the HVAC Supervisor, and to perform related work as required. This position reports to HVAC Supervisor. 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 HVAC maintenance or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess journeyman certification in HVAC; must possess Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification. Requires at least 2 years experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Aug 07, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 777080891 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, South Carolina, United States
Aug 03, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 673461551 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
Aug 01, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1611485441 This is a public safety position commissioned by County Council. The purpose of the class is to assist in the investigation of suspicious fires and hazardous materials incidents in Richland County; to conduct fire and life safety inspections; to enforce associated codes, 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 Associate's degree, vocational technical degree or specialized training that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of two years of college education with emphasis in fire science, public safety, code enforcement or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess S.C. Deputy Fire Marshal certification; may be required to possess or obtain other certifications as deemed necessary by supervisor. Must have knowledge of firearms to include weapon qualification. Requires over two years and up to and including four years.