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.

29 job(s) at Richland County Government

Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Mar 23, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1961434131 The primary function of an employee in this class is to inspect Richland County Transportation Penny road, bikeway, pedestrian, and greenway projects to ensure that they meet all federal, state, County and municipal codes, regulations, and specifications. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of a Construction, Engineering, and Inspection (CEI) Foreman, but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County personnel, Contractors, Engineers, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed at a variety of work sites throughout the County. Requires a High School Diploma or GED, with an Associate's degree in Construction Technology or Civil Engineering from an accredited institution preferred. Must possess a valid state driver's license, including a clean DMV record; and the following certifications: • South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Earthwork and Base Course Technician • SCDOT Nuclear Gauge with HazMat • SCDOT Asphalt Roadway Technician (ART) • SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCHEC) Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Requires five years of experience in road construction inspection and testing; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skill and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Mar 23, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 291382529 The primary function of an employee in this class is to inspect Richland County Transportation Penny road, bikeway, pedestrian, and greenway projects to ensure that they meet all Federal, State, County and municipal codes, regulations, and specifications. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of a Construction, Engineering, and Inspection (CEI) Foreman, but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County personnel, Contractors, Engineers, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed at a variety of work sites throughout the County. Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, with an Associate's Degree in Construction Technology or Civil Engineering from an accredited institution preferred. Must possess a valid state driver's license, indicating a clean DMV record; and the following certifications: • South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Earthwork and Base Course Technician • SCDOT Nuclear Gauge with HazMat • SCDOT Asphalt Road Technician (ART); and • SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Three years of experience with road construction inspection and testing; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Mar 21, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1271114714 The purpose of the class is to perform professional civil engineering work in the design, development, review and/or coordination of County road paving and resurfacing projects; to manage State "C" Grant funds and federal entitlement funds for transportation, drainage and sidewalk projects; to assist with other County capital improvement projects, and to perform related work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings. Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in civil engineering or closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess or obtain Professional Engineer registration in the state of South Carolina within six months of hire date. Requires four or more years of experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Mar 13, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1952354526 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
Mar 01, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 456910560 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
Feb 23, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1184039083 Maintains the security and saftey of the Detention Center, inmates and staff through implementation of established policies and procedures. Monitors jail access and egress. Monitors security cameras, closed circuit TV system, alarm systems, automated locking systems and other specialized security equipment. Processes and books inmates; searches, photographs and fingerprints inmates; secures inmates property and issues supplies. Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by the completion of the required law enforcement coursework. Must possess and maintain Basic Jail Officer certification from the SC Criminal Justice Academy (must be acquired within one year of employment). Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jan 04, 2019
Part Time
Announcement Number: 1267225692 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, South Carolina, United States
Jan 09, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 859928203 The purpose of the class is to respond to emergency calls and provide medical assistance to the sick and injured at the Paramedic level, and to perform related work as required. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision. Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, special courses or self-education that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training in emergency medical technology or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must complete required coursework and maintain EMT, Paramedic, CPR, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and any other certifications deemed necessary by department head. Requires one year of experience in EMS.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Oct 03, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 404640063 The purpose of this class is to provide professional, timely and courteous customer service to appointed and elected officials, County citizens, County staff and outside agencies requesting information, assistance or service; to maintain accurate and complete customer service records, and to perform related work as assigned. This class works according to a wide range of procedures; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor. Requires a high school diploma or GED; however, a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business, Political Science, English or comparable field is preferred. Must posses a valid state driver's license. Requires over 6 months up to and including one year.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Mar 22, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1588911596 The purpose of the class is to supervise the daily activities of the Richland County Bond Court Division, ensuring compliance with all policies, procedures, laws and regulations, and standards of accuracy and professional customer service; to oversee daily court activities and records management, and to perform related administrative, clerical and supervisory 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 office administration, business, paralegal studies or a closely related field; Associate's degree is preferred. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess or be able to obtain S.C. Notary Public certification. Must possess NCIC certification. Requires over four years and up to and including six years.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Mar 21, 2019
Part Time
Announcement Number: 1067127381 The purpose of the class is to provide responsible administrative and clerical support to ensure effective and efficient office operations in assigned unit or division of the Department; to assist with administrative support functions, such as preparing and handling invoices, researching, compiling data, handling general projects, generating reports, and perform related work as required. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods that are general in nature and for which there are precedents. Work is performed under general supervision. Requires completion of high school degree/GED and one to three years of experience, or 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 office management, secretarial science, business administration or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. May be required to possess or obtain Notary Public certification. Requires over one year and up to and including three years of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Mar 21, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1823595631 The purpose of the class is to perform technical engineering and administrative duties associated with the inspection of stormwater and sediment / erosion control management functions of Richland County; 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 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 engineering technology, or environmental science or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires over two years and up to and including four years.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Mar 21, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1782185787 The purpose of the class is to locate water lines and valves for County personnel, contractors and homeowners, and to perform other technical 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. Requires over one year and up to and including two years of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Mar 21, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1314057252 The purpose of the class is to perform responsible, specialized clerical duties in support of efficient and effective Magisterial Court System operations; to maintain accurate and up-to-date case files and records; to assist in the courtroom as necessary, 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 high school diploma, GED or specialized vocational training; paralegal degree preferred. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess or be able to obtain Notary Public certification. Requires over one year and up to and including two years. Must possess or be able to obtain NCIC certification.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Mar 21, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 832978142 The purpose of the class is to perform routine-to-complex technical work in the preparation and administration of contracts for various goods and services for the County, and to perform related administrative 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 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 government procurement, business or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Professional Public Buyer, Professional Purchasing, Purchasing Manager, Contract Manager, or Project Manager certification preferred. Requires over two years and up to and including four years.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Mar 21, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 562760135 The purpose of the class is to perform a variety of routine-to-complex financial and administrative duties involved in the procurement of goods and services for the County; to administer contracts for construction, maintenance, services and leases; and to perform related administrative and supervisory work as assigned. This class plans, organizes and implements programs within major organizational policies, reporting program progress to executive-level administration through reports and conferences. 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 government procurement, business or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Prefer Certified Professional Public Buyer certification. Requires three or more years of experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Mar 15, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 96999403 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. Must possess S.C. Notary Public certification. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must be capable of being bonded and passing a SLED check and drug screening. Requires over six months and up to and including one year of experience.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Mar 06, 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 Richland, South Carolina, United States
Mar 01, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 2075310004 The Senior Public Information Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the dissemination of County data, information and news in an effort to keep the County's citizens and interested parties informed of County related activities. At the direction of the Director of Public Information, the Senior Public Information Coordinator shall draft news releases, develop promotional materials and whenever appropriate serve as a spokesperson on issues affecting County operations. This position may be required to work at any time during the day or night in situations where emergencies warrant media relations or control. This position reports to and works under the limited supervision of the Director of Public Information. The position regularly interacts with County employees, County. Council, elected officials, representatives of the print, radio and television media as well as civic and school groups, industrial representatives, and the general public. This position may be assigned special projects and other responsibilities as required. Requires a Bachelor's degree in journalism, media relations or closely related field, plus 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in print or broadcast journalism or media or government relations. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires three or more years of relevant experience including two to three years in print or broadcast journalism or media or government relations.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Feb 23, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1071825420 The purpose of the class is to analyze and plan effective and efficient HR programs for the County. This class works within policy and organizational guidelines and performs advanced professional HR work within the County's HRSD by contributing recommendations for the design, delivery, and maintenance of HRSD programs. Key responsibilities in the following areas: Benefits. Performs analysis, generates comprehensive reports, and provides recommendations for changes in HRSD policies, guidelines, and procedures. Proactively monitors federal and state laws, county policies, and guidelines aimed to maintain compliance. Serves as technical point of contact for assigned functions. This job works to increase strategic technology, digitalization, in the delivery of services to the customers of HRSD. This job also includes proactive compliance and audits to protect the liability of HRSD. Requires a Bachelor's degree in human resources administration, business administration or closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Minimum of four (4) years of professional-level HR experience with emphasis in functional area. A Master's degree in human resources administration, business administration or closely related field may be substituted 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. Applicable HR Professional Certification preferred.