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.

44 job(s) at Richland County Government

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 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Sep 01, 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 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: 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 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 Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1392772131 The purpose of the class is to represent indigent adults and juveniles charged with less serious criminal offenses; prepare and prosecute criminal cases in a proper, efficient and orderly manner; to supervise the work of subordinate support staff as assigned, 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. 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 state driver's license
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 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Aug 08, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1356325945 The Associate Engineer - Utilities is responsible for organizing, supervising and managing engineering activities associated with the County's utility systems, construction and customer connection program. This position is under the general guidance of the Director of Utilities and reports directly to the Associate Engineer II. Reporting to this position is a Utilities Locator. 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 Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or an Associates degree with four (4) to six (6) years experience in utility system operations. Knowledge of GIS systems is a plus. Advanced level utility operator's license may be substituted for educational requirements. The incumbent is required to utilize a variety of equipment including IBM compatible computer using Windows operating systems, Autocad, Arcview, Microsoft Office, video camera, metal locator, copier, fax machine and telephone; and possess a valid South Carolina driver's license to operate a County vehicle. The incumbent must have or be able to attain a Class C wastewater treatment plant operator's license within one year of employment.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Nov 01, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1707801075 The purpose of the class is to assist the County Administrator in coordinating various programs; assisting in the formulation of administrative policies; researching and analyzing information to allow for informed decision-making by the County Administrator and County Council; serving as a grant coordinator for neighborhood improvements and community development; planning, directing and supervising the design, implementation, administration and review of County projects and plans to ensure adequate and effective facilitation of County growth and development; overseeing the County's zoning, land development permitting, long range planning, floodplain management, conservation and sustainability initiatives, community development, tax assessments, registering of deeds, business licenses and building inspections operations; and performing related professional, administrative and supervisory work as required. The class researches and formulates long-range goals for the organization, develops policy and position papers, and negotiates with chief administrative officers and/or elected officials. The Community Planning and Development Department is under the Office of the County Administrator. The position reports to the Office of the County Administrator, works collaboratively with the Assistant(s) County Administrator and the Assistant to the County Administrator. The director is a member of the Executive Cabinet Team. A Master's degree in urban planning or a closely related field is desirable. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Preferred certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners; may be required to obtain additional management certifications as deemed necessary by supervisor; shall be required if over inspections. Requires over ten years of experience in related field and with proven managerial responsibilities.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Oct 18, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1760911135 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 Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 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.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 765464749 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 Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1748407974 The purpose of the class is to perform technical engineering and administrative work to support the inspection of road, drainage, sediment and erosion control projects in commercial and residential developments; to supervise subordinate technicians as assigned; 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 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 emphasis in engineering technology, civil engineering or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess or be able to obtain DHEC Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector certification and Department of Transportation Road Inspector certification. Requires four or more years of related job experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 2040226100 The purpose of the class is to prepare specific computer programs and operations for each election held in Richland County which includes preparing the Election Definition, Hardware Preparation, Election Security, Equipment Testing, Tabulation, Election Reporting and certifying elections results. Review and file ballot preparation and distribute iVotronic Voting Machine to each precinct, order and provide election supplies, train elections workers, and provide Voter education programs to citizens and to coordinate all other aspects of elections. Bachelors Degree in a Computer Related Field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must have at least 4 years experience working with iVotronic machines.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 161115985 The purpose of this position is to coordinate activities and programs related to the financial training and educational resources of Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBEs) and certified Emerging Small Local Business Enterprises (ESLBEs). The positon will serve as a coordinator between the OSBO, Procurement, and Transportation Departments to monitor and communicate the letting schedule for countywide and transportation SLBE-eligible contracts. Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Project Management, or a closely related field or four years of relevant experience may be substituted for education. Four or more years of relevant experience working with public management practices and in interpreting and applying federal, state and local regulations, policies and/or ordinances desired; experience in SLBE programs, preferred. Knowledge of and experience in interpreting and implementing federal, state, and local rules, regulations and ordinances related to SLBEs preferred. Previous experience in grant administration, budgeting, accounting, procurement, and/or compliance/monitoring responsibilities is desired. Must possess a valid state driver's license.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1939773639 Perform biological surveillance in an assigned area of the county. Secure mosquito control data from light traps and rain gauges. Perform taxonomic keying of mosquitoes. Prepare and maintain statistical data for assigned area. Participate with the DHEC Bureau of Laboratories West Nile Surveillance program which includes submitting mosquitoes from trap collections and birds acceptable for testing. Assist with vector-borne disease investigations when they occur. Conduct breeding site surveys. Treat sites with appropriate larvicides & adulticides or recommends necessary action. Update breeding site logs and maps. Investigate requests for spraying (ULV Calls). Conducts community surveys to determine level of container-breeding activity and eliminate breeding sources. Participate with community outreach events & education projects. May also be responsible for: coordinating community outreach projects, assisting with coordinating school and educational programs, maintaining Hazard Communication Program (HCP) and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) records, conducting weekly check of all buildings and vehicles to ensure NPDES compliance, driving spray truck, ensuring proper maintenance of vehicles and equipment, ensuring that all vehicles and equipment are serviced according to schedule and that sprayers and equipment are installed properly. Provide technical assistance for identification and control of vectors other than mosquitoes to citizens/property owners. Assist telephone and walk-in clients with program inquiries. 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. Compile/submit required forms to document individual and program activities. Assist with documentation for monthly and annual reports and statistics. An associate's degree in the natural or physical sciences or related field is required. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must possess or obtain within 1 year of employment a SC Pesticide Applicator's license in Category 8 - Public Health.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Oct 19, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1034549569 The purpose of the class is to assist with absentees to all citizens of Richland County, to maintain absentee lists and records, and to perform related clerical 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 Associates Degree with 1 year experience or High School Diploma with 3 years experience. Must possess a valid state driver's license. State Certification within 18 months of hire date (1 class per year required to maintain certification). Requires over six months and up to one year of experience. Must be able to type a minimum of 40 words per minute.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Oct 11, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 835932141 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
Jul 31, 2018
Part Time
Announcement Number: 1668240322 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.