Richland County Government

Richland County is located at the geographic center of South Carolina. The County is a unique community that has established an impeccable reputation of excellence, a high quality of life, a vibrant business environment, the heart of the state government, innovative municipal services, and comprehensive accessibility opportunities for its citizens. A short drive (2-3 hours) east to the Atlantic ocean, west to Atlanta, or west to the Appalachian Mountains, the community has developed into a diverse blend of businesses and industries, state government activity, arts and entertainment, and vast educational opportunities to match its diverse citizenry.

Richland County has long been recognized as one of the best counties in the nation and was honored with the All-American County award in 2006. Known as "Uniquely Rural, Uniquely Urban, The Best of Both Worlds," the County combines the advantages of an attractive suburban residential setting, a very diverse population, metropolitan cultural and educational opportunities, military bases, an intellectual spirit, and a highly technical industrial foundation.

As a great crossroads between commerce and culture, Richland County brings together many attributes that make the region shine. Museums, libraries, national parks, and other recreation facilities; colleges and universities; and shopping venues unite to make the County a distinctly diverse place to live and work. We exhibit a strong sense of community in our expansive network of hospitals, places of worship, and citizen support services through state and county government.

49 job(s) at Richland County Government

Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 2091208961 The Sanitary Engineer is responsible for all engineering processes in relation to the Utilities Department including the role of Sanitary Engineer; and coordinates, develops, plans, supervises, reviews and inspects all phases of design and construction of utility systems and ensures compliance with contract specifications. This position is under the general guidance and direction of the Deputy Director. Reporting to this position are the Associate Engineer II, Associate Engineer, and 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 with 4-6 years of experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license to operate a County vehicle. Required to obtain Fundamental Engineering registration in the state of South Carolina within one year of hire. Professional Engineer registration is preferred. The incumbent must have or be able to attain a Class C wastewater treatment plant operator's license within one year of employment. Requires 4 years and up to and including 6 years of experience.The incumbent is required to have basic experience on AutoCAD, Sewer CAD, Water CAD, and GIS mapping.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
Aug 17, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 284684048 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, SC, USA
Aug 08, 2018
Announcement Number: 253014173 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, SC, USA
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.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
Jul 31, 2018
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, SC, USA
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, SC, USA
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 Columbia, SC, USA
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, SC, USA
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, SC, USA
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, SC, USA
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 Richland, SC, USA
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, SC, USA
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 455021793 The purpose of this class is to oversee all aspects of the Equal Opportunity Contracting program, specifically Small Local Business Enterprise Program (SLBE) and Emerging Small Local Business Enterprise Program (ESLBE) contracts, including administration, implementation and monitoring; establishing procedures and processes and compliance. The position will work with staff to create more opportunities for small, local businesses by identifying specific contracting opportunities within Richland County for suitable contractors within the area. The purpose of the class is to plan, organize, coordinate, develop, manage, evaluate, train, and supervise the SLBE and ESLBE Programs as it relates to the Transportation Penny. The position will plan, develop, direct, manage, monitor, and supervise the implementation of the County's SLBE Program and contract compliance. This class has expertise and knowledge of contract and program management and performs related professional, administrative and other duties as required. This class administers the SLBE program and ensures all contracts are in compliance. The incumbent shall report to the Manager of OSBO. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Project Management, or other related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license.Requires over five years of relevant experience. Must successfully demonstrate ability to interpret and implement federal, state, and local rules and regulations related to SLBEs / MWDBEs. Previous experience in grant administration, budgeting, accounting, procurement, and/or compliance/monitoring responsibilities preferred. Experience in DBS/MWDBE/Small Business programs preferred.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
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 Columbia, SC, USA
Jul 31, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 583717074 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 Richland, SC, USA
Jul 31, 2018
Part Time
Announcement Number: 1314021867 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, SC, USA
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, SC, USA
Aug 17, 2018
Part Time
Announcement Number: 775422642 The purpose of the class is to coordinate, administer, and manage projects and activities for the Richland County Community Development Department (RCCD); to ensure program compliance with applicable regulations; to seek other funding opportunities; to provide community outreach with and through partner agencies; and to perform related work as required. Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in urban or regional planning, public administration, business or other related field. Prefer one year of professional experience in working with federally funded community development such as CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and/or HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships). Must possess a valid state driver's license and access to reliable personal vehicular transportation. Must complete training in CDBG and/or HOME primary certificate trainings within the first 18 months of hire. Position is required to work limited hours on very few weekend and weeknights, as deemed required for scheduled events/activity. Requires at least one year of related experience. Prefer one year experience with federally funded programs. Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office to include- Excel, Word, Power Point and Publisher, Outlook and other computer software, digital camera, down and uploading of digital photos necessary to develop work specifications, cost estimates, generate required forms necessary to process payments and meet reporting requirements and interoffice communications.
Richland County, SC Columbia, SC, USA
Aug 16, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1248231790 The purpose of the class is to coordinate and directly supervise the construction and maintenance of roadways and drainage systems in assigned areas of the County, and to perform related supervisory and field work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings. Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, special courses or self-education that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training in road construction and maintenance or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state commercial driver's license. Must possess First Aid and CPR certifications. Requires over six years and up to and including eight years.
Richland County, SC Richland, SC, USA
Aug 14, 2018
Full Time
Announcement Number: 140952150 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.