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.

37 job(s) at Richland County Government

Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 422012344 The purpose of the class is to operate heavy equipment in the maintenance and/or construction of County roads and drainage systems; to maintain assigned equipment, and to perform other work as required. This class works according to set procedures under close supervision. Position reports to Crew Leader. Requires high school diploma, GED equivalent or specialized vocational training. Must possess a valid state commercial driver's license (CDL) with appropriate endorsements or obtain CDL license within 12 months of hire. Requires over six months and up to and including one year.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 741368269 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 Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Part Time
Announcement Number: 2106152686 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 Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 99255142 The purpose of the class is to perform technical engineering duties associated with the inspection of road, storm drainage, grading and sediment / erosion control construction projects contracted by the private sector; analyze data from studies; to provide professional and courteous customer service, 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 supervision of the Engineering Associate II-Inspections. Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, special courses or self-education that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of two years of college education or specialized advanced training in engineering technology or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Department of Transportation Asphalt Roadway and Earth Base Technician certification and DHEC Sediment and Erosion Control certification are desirable. Must be able to obtain Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) certification within 6 months of hire.Requires over two years and up to and including four years of experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1983124185 The purpose of the class is to plan, coordinate and supervise the daily operations of the appraisal section of the Assessor's Office; to assist the Assessor in the annual valuation of all real property in Richland County and the reassessment of all real property every five years; to perform complex appraisal work as necessary, and to perform related work as assigned. 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. Reports directly to the Richland County Assessor. Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in real estate, business administration, finance or closely related field. Must possess S.C. Certified General Mass Appraisal License or equivalent; must successfully complete required real estate appraisal courses and have current Standards of Professional Practices certification; must complete annual certification requirements of the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires over ten years of experience in computer assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) and management or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Dec 06, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1647315193 The purpose of the class is to provide responsible, confidential and complex administrative and secretarial support to the County Administrator; 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. This requirement may be substituted with an Associate's 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 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Nov 28, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 2078357113 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
Nov 21, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 847355608 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 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Nov 16, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1661091716 The purpose of the class is to operate heavy equipment in the maintenance and/or construction of County roads and drainage systems; to maintain assigned equipment, and to perform other work as required. This class works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor. Position reports to Crew Leader. Requires high school diploma, GED equivalent or specialized vocational training. Must possess a valid state commercial driver's license (Class "A" B) with appropriate endorsements. Requires over two years and up to and including four years of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Sep 08, 2018
Part Time
Announcement Number: 669339433 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 22, 2018
Part Time
Announcement Number: 2062091087 The purpose of the class is to perform routine-to-moderately complex clerical work in support of effective and efficient Probate Court Estate Division operations, and to provide professional and courteous customer service at all times. 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; Associate's degree is preferred. Requires six or more months of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1891376914 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
Jul 31, 2018
Part Time
Announcement Number: 939988534 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. Must be currently enrolled in a recognized educational program. No experience required. This is a part-time position.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Part Time
Announcement Number: 892584670 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 Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 674831623 The purpose of the class is to serve as the Deputy Director of Transportation for the County Penny Transportation Program. Responsibilities include fulfilling the duties of the Director of Transportation in his or her absence and providing oversight and management of all phases of the Penny Transportation Program. This class shall also work with the Director of Transportation to negotiate, execute, and manage Consultant contracts. This class will also work with staff to approve construction bid documents, review bids submitted, and assist in management of construction Contractors. This class shall serve as the Contract Manager on multiple contracts. This class has expertise and knowledge of transportation planning, engineering and design, and contract and project / program management, scheduling, cost estimating, right-of-way acquisitions, surveying, plan review and inspection; and performs related professional, administrative and supervisory work as required in support of all Transportation Penny items. This class provides in house project management from design to completion, and performs and/or supervises design work as necessary. This class plans, organizes and implements the aforementioned project types within major organizational policies. This position reports directly to the County Director of Transportation. Requires Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, project management or a related field. Registered Professional Engineer in the State of South Carolina preferred. Requires a minimum of six years of relevant experience. SCDOT experience preferred. Must possess a valid state driver's license.
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 Richland, South Carolina, United States
Dec 14, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 122715933 The purpose of the class is to assist the Public Information Director in planning, developing and executing a program to keep the public informed of County programs, issues and accomplishments; to execute promotions and media relations duties within the department, which includes coordination of special events, and to perform related professional and administrative duties 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 public relations, journalism, marketing or a closely related field. Must possess valid state driver's license. Requires over two years and up to and including four years.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Dec 12, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1527979064 This position is a Commercial Inspector III for commercial inspections with assistance and training as needed in residential and unsafe housing for combination inspections within the Department. The purpose as commercial inspectors with exceptional and specialized training, experience and certifications being able to assist, fill in and perform additional duties as required. Under the general supervision of the Building Official or Supervisor, this position is responsible for comprehensive inspection and reports for new and existing commercial/industrial/high rise/assembly and other complex buildings designs & components; and able to assist in inspections and/training of residential inspections and unsafe structures/housing, to insure compliance with all applicable County-approved plans, specifications, codes and standards. They conduct comprehensive and Life Safety inspections for commercial building construction to ensure compliance with all applicable building, electrical, plumbing, gas, mechanical, hood, fire suppression, sprinkler and fire codes and related codes and ordinances; to interpret codes as requested for contractors, owners and the general public, and to perform related administrative and technical work as assigned. The position regularly interacts with department coworkers, other County departments, external government agencies, architects, engineers, surveyors, developers, contractors, builders, trades craftsmen, and other customers involved in construction activity. The commercial inspector works within a detailed and complex knowledge of responsibilities for work that is to be performed, and develops work methods that change on a regular basis due to technology, education, construction code requirements and is responsible for their decisions made. This position requires: a Bachelors Degree in construction, engineering or architecture, and 3 years experience in a construction related field, or an associates degree with 5 years experience in a construction related field or 7 years experience with a government jurisdiction as an inspector or 10 years experience in the construction industry or what Richland County regards as an equivalent combination of education and experience; Commercial inspectors will be required to be able to conduct all facets of inspections and reports for Unsafe Housing, Residential one and two family dwellings and Commercial Construction including Fire code inspections for each, and to perform related administrative and technical work as assigned. Performs building damage assessments after natural or other disasters. Inspector will be available 24/7 incase of emergency or special assignments (night or weekends) as required by the Director for performance of job duties and in case of emergencies.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Dec 10, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1660104572 The Program Coordinator is responsible for performing duties related to developing opportunities for Small/Local/Business Enterprises (SLBE), assisting in implementing the recommendations of the County's Ordinances and Procurement procedures and performing related work as assigned by the Government and Community Services Director / Office of Small Business Opportunity Manager. The incumbent works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision. This position requires a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration or political science. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Three (3) years of relevant prior experience is required.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Dec 06, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1777649677 The purpose of the class is to inspect businesses for compliance with applicable ordinances and business license requirements; to initiate investigations and enforce compliance 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. Includes providing information, guidance, or assistance to other County department directors, County elected officials, and the business community. Requires an Associate's Degree in public administration, business, finance, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. 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. Requires a minimum of two years in local government. Must be familiar with different computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and data processing applications.