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.

27 job(s) at Richland County Government

Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 19, 2019
Part Time
Announcement Number: 1463584338 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
Jul 17, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1330468268 The purpose of the class is to perform professional and technical work in the review and processing of plans for development within the County; to prepare GIS graphics for special projects; to assist in enforcing the County's zoning and subdivision ordinances, 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 Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in urban or regional planning, landscape architecture, engineering or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. American Institute of Certified Planners certification is desirable. Requires one or more years of experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 17, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1021731753 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
Jul 16, 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 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jul 12, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 116495492 The purpose of the class is to oversee environmental laboratory operations, performing required sampling, analysis and reporting to appropriate regulatory agencies; to develop, implement and administer the County's pre-treatment program for industrial users, and to perform other professional, technical and administrative work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings. Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in environmental science, chemistry, biology or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must possess Class "B" Water and Wastewater Operators licenses. Requires over four years and up to and including eight years.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jul 12, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1990437493 The purpose of the class is to plan, direct and supervise all programs and operations of the Public Works Department, including the management of County infrastructure, roads and drainage, stormwater, engineering and capital improvement programs; to direct Public Works' support of emergency and disaster response, and to perform other professional, administrative and supervisory work as required. This 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. This class also serves as a member of the County Administrator's Executive Cabinet team. ESSENTIAL TASKS The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary. Plans, organizes and directs all programs and operations of the Public Works Department, including the management of County infrastructure, roads and drainage, stormwater, engineering and capital improvement programs. Ensures departmental compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, County policies and procedures, and standards of quality and safety. Supervises subordinate supervisory and support staff. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; approving employee discipline and discharge. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed. Provides for adequate staff training and development opportunities. Provides guidance and expertise to the County Administrator, Assistant County Administrator and members of County Council in areas of responsibility. Develops and administers the department budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time. Develops and implements all department policies and procedures; develops and recommends ordinances related to County public works functions. Analyzes department schedules and workloads; makes adjustments as necessary to ensure optimum productivity and efficiency. Evaluates the County's public works needs and formulates short- and long-range plans to meet those needs in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Administers the department's capital improvement program, ensuring projects are completed appropriately. Inspects projects under construction. Meets with County officials, residents and citizen groups to discuss and resolve problems related to public works operations and projects. Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes and as required by the County and regulatory agencies. Coordinates department activities and functions with those of other County divisions, departments, municipalities and outside agencies as appropriate. Attends and participates in County Council meetings. Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance regarding areas of responsibility. Performs general administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, attending and conducting meetings, etc. Attends meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., as appropriate to maintain knowledge of current legislation, trends and technology in assigned areas of responsibility. Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in public administration, business administration, civil engineering or a related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Requires over six years and up to and including ten years of relevant experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 12, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 728496588 The purpose of the class is to direct, promote and supervise the County's comprehensive land use planning process to achieve economically prosperous, environmentally healthy, socially equitable and aesthetically inspiring communities within the County; 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. A Bachelor's degree in land use planning, urban planning, landscape architecture, engineering or a closely related field is desirable; Master's degree is desirable. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners is preferred. Requires nine years of progressively responsible experience, with at least two years in a supervisory capacity.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 10, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 404640063 The purpose of this class is to provide professional, timely and courteous customer service to appointed and elected officials, County citizens, County staff and outside agencies requesting information, assistance or service; to maintain accurate and complete customer service records, and to perform related work as assigned. This class works according to a wide range of procedures; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor. Requires a high school diploma or GED; however, a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business, Political Science, English or comparable field is preferred. Must posses a valid state driver's license. Requires over 6 months up to and including one year.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jul 05, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 355621068 The purpose of the class is to perform equipment operations and specialized maintenance work in support of daily County landfill operations; 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. 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 two years to four years of experience.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 05, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1915803816 The purpose of the class is to develop and maintain the County's Neighborhood Improvement Program and to administer the Neighborhood Improvement Fund; to integrate neighborhood planning with the County's comprehensive land use planning process, and to perform related professional and administrative work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings. Requires Master's degree in urban or regional planning, landscape architecture, public administration or a closely related field. Must possess a valid state driver's license. American Institute of Certified Planners certification is desirable. Requires over two years and up to and including six years.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 05, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 792096493 The purpose of the class is to develop and to manage the Employee Development Division usually including three or four major units of the Human Resource Services Department These major units include: Training and Development; Employee Relations and Diversity; Communications and Performance Management. There is a significant responsibility for assuring compliance with numerous federal regulations applicable to the assigned work areas. 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. Accurate and efficient delivery and management of customer services in areas of responsibility is a critical success factor. Position maintains a broad scope of responsibility including managing and supervision with a significant level of discretion and accountability. Coaches and counsels employees on issues ranging from problems with co-workers to problems with management. May supervise HR Supervisors. Must maintain business acumen of all County departments and knowledge of all functions of HR and is a member of HRSD Management Team. Requires Bachelor's degree in personnel administration, business administration, or closely related field. Applicable professional human resources certification (SHRM, World at Work, HRCI CEBS or IPMA) is preferred. Requires six years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jul 01, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1606688818 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. Requires high school diploma, GED equivalent or specialized vocational training. Must possess a valid state commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements. Requires over two years and up to and including four years.
Richland County, SC Richland, South Carolina, United States
Jul 01, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 695448388 The purpose of the class is to serve as the Manager of the Transportation Program for all projects funded by the County Penny Transportation Program. This class will work within the Transportation Department to implement and manage all aspects of the Transportation Penny Program. This class has expertise of transportation planning; project scheduling; surveying; engineering and design; right-of-way acquisition; utility coordination; permitting; cost estimating; construction plan review; construction procurement; value engineering; construction contract management; construction inspection and standards; field revisions; and conflict resolution. This class will also work as a liaison to other government and public entities, such as the Richland County Department of Public Works, the City of Columbia, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, various homeowners associations and the general public regarding Transportation Penny projects. This class provides in-house transportation engineering project management from design to completion. This class plans, organizes and implements the aforementioned project types within organizational policies. This class shall perform related professional, administrative and supervisory work as required in support of all Transportation Penny items. This position reports directly to the County Assistant Director of Transportation. Requires Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, project management or a related field. Requires a minimum of six years of relevant experience. Preferred license as a registered Professional Engineer in the State of South Carolina. Must possess a valid state driver's license.
Richland County, SC South Carolina, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 2130395461 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. Must possess or be able to obtain NCIC certification. Requires over one year and up to and including two years.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jun 28, 2019
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
Jun 28, 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 Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1066350837 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, South Carolina, United States
Jun 28, 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
Jun 22, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1102283099 The purpose of the class is to represent indigent adults and juveniles charged with less serious criminal offenses in Richland County. Presents and argues cases in court as assigned; prepares and tries criminal cases; prepares and argues motions; negotiates plea bargains on behalf of criminally charged clients, represents indigent clients charged with crimes at preliminary hearings; participates in case investigation including crime scene investigation, interviews witnesses and victims, and examines evidence; researches legal issues, evaluates and prepares witnesses for trial; selects juries, etc. Receives and responds to client or public inquiries, concerns and complaints in areas of responsibility. Plans and gives presentations to various community / civic organizations as requested. Maintains files and notes related to representation. Attends professional conferences, training, seminars, workshops, etc., as necessary to maintain job knowledge and skills. Requires Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Must possess and maintain current membership in the S.C. Bar Association. Requires a short demonstration up to and including one month. Must possess a valid driver's license.
Richland County, SC Columbia, South Carolina, United States
May 17, 2019
Full Time
Announcement Number: 1731457765 The CAD/E911 GIS Analyst performs technical and administrative duties related to the design, maintenance, enhancement, and support of all CRCC GIS datasets, AVL integration, and other spatial components of E911 operations. This position is cross-trained to perform the duties of the Systems Administrator and may perform these duties whenever the Systems Administrator is absent, or whenever the position becomes temporarily vacant. Regularly interacts with CRCC department heads and personnel. Regularly interacts with Richland County IT/GIS, Richland County EMS, Richland County Sheriff's Department, City of Columbia Police, and City of Columbia Fire and Rescue. Regularly interacts with outside consultants, and outside vendors. Reports to the E911 Director. A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in geography, computer science, engineering, a land-related discipline, or another field related to this position. However, an Associate's degree may be accepted with sufficient additional practical experience. Must be able to supply written proof of completion for all course work and/or degrees that are being used to satisfy the minimum education requirements. GISP Certification desired but not required. Must be able to pass a technical exam, relevant to this job, administered by the Richland County Information Technology Department. Must possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License. Applicants shall provide a current copy of their Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), obtained at the applicant's expense. This position is complex in nature, unstructured, with little routine work. Errors could cause network downtime and could result in serious delays to E911 operation. Errors could reduce the ability E911 Operators to adequately serve the public and ultimately endanger the lives of the citizens of City of Columbia and Richland County. Must have a minimum of two years project management experience providing GIS solutions to a user community. Must have a minimum of two years relevant GIS experience.