THE CITY OF WEST COLUMBIA

IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.

The City of West Columbia appreciates your interest in our organization. The City provides a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time city employees, which includes health and life insurance, annual leave and sick leave. In addition, the City participates in the SC Retirement System.

Please download and complete the following City application, as it is required for all applicants. You may also submit a resume with your application.

City Employment Opportunities

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Grants Coordinator

Position hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, generally

Job Duties including, but not limited to:
• Prepares grant documentation; processes grants within established polices; monitors daily grant project activities; implements awarded grant budgets in accounting system.
• Assists with the development of grant resources; researches funding sources; writes proposals for various city departments; assists with review of city contracts for compliance with federal, state, and local agency grant policies.
• Maintains current information of grant policies and programs; reviews literature dealing with funds available through grants to assist in determining feasibility of developing programs to supplement local fund allocations; researches grant funding through the OMB.
• Prepares letters and documents for extensions of existing grants and requirements for additional funds; prepares reports as needed on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.
• Performs special grant assignments; assists in reviewing and modifying programs and procedures.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, finance, business, English, public administration, or a closely-related field and two years of progressively responsible grants administration work, preferably with local government experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Pay info: Starting salary $43,996.09 or higher DOQ with excellent benefits package including 13 holidays and participation in the State Retirement System, the SC Deferred Compensation Plan, and the State Health Plan with the employee’s health and basic dental insurance premiums paid by the city.

How to apply: Employment application is available on line at www.westcolumbiasc.gov and at the Customer Service Counter in the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Completed, signed applications may be mailed to Mardi Valentino, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044, faxed to (803) 939-8634, or emailed to employment@westcolumbiasc.gov.

Deadline: Open until filled.

The city of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Water Plant Operator “A”

Position hours: rotational 12-hour shift from 7 to 7, which includes working weekends and holidays

Job Duties including, but not limited to:
• Operates and controls electric motors and valves to regulate the flow of water treatment facility and operates and maintains SCADA System.
• Monitors panel board and adjusts controls to regulate flow rates, loss of head pressure, water elevation and distribution of water.
• Loads specified amounts of chemicals or adjusts automatic devices that admit specified chemicals into treatment section to disinfect and clarify water.
• Tests water samples to determine acidity, color and impurities using a variety of meters.
• Records data such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity and water pressures.
• Prepares various records and reports including flow charts, filter backwash charts, turbidity charts, bacteria records, dosage charts, and calibration charts; maintains such records and reports as directed by SC DHEC.
• Cleans and maintains administrative, chemical, raw water and high service pump buildings; cleans filter beds using backwash system and periodically cleans filter basins and settlement basins with a pressure washer.

Qualifications: Vocational/technical school education/training in water treatment plant operations and one-year experience in water treatment plant operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must possess “Water Plant Operator A” certification.

Pay info: Minimum starting salary of $42,390.08 or higher DOQ, with excellent benefits package including 13 holidays and participation in the State Retirement System, the SC Deferred Compensation Plan, and the State Health Plan with the employee’s health and basic dental insurance premiums paid by the city.

How to apply: Employment application is available on line at www.westcolumbiasc.gov and at the Customer Service Counter in the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Completed, signed applications (resume optional) may be mailed to Mardi Valentino, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044, faxed to (803) 939-8634, or e-mailed to employment@westcolumbiasc.gov.

Deadline: Open until filled.

The city of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Equipment Operator II (CDL Driver)

The City of West Columbia has an opening for an Equipment Operator II/CDL Driver in the Sanitation Department of Public Works. This position requires a high school diploma or GED and one year of experience in operating motor equipment, sanitation trucks, etc. Must be physically able to perform manual labor and lift and/ or carry weights of approximately fifty (50) pounds. Must possess a valid SC commercial driver’s license.

Salary is $27,945.68 or higher DOQ with excellent benefits package including two weeks of vacation, 13 holidays, and participation in the State Retirement System, the SC Deferred Compensation Plan, and the State Health Plan with the employee’s health and basic dental insurance premiums paid by the city.

Principal elements of the position are:

• Operates rear loaders, boom trucks, flat-bed trucks, pick-up trucks, etc., in order to pick up, haul, and dump trash and debris from city streets to the landfill; utilizes rakes, pitchforks, shovels, brooms, etc., in cleaning city streets of trash and debris; provides assistance in loading trash and debris.

• Receives daily work orders and ensures all garbage and debris on assigned route is picked up in a timely manner as required.

• Maintains boom units by performing preventive maintenance such as greasing and lubricating at points with grease fittings.

• Communicates with supervisor, co-workers, members of the public, etc. in matters relating to garbage collection and disposal.

• Performs vehicle inspections on a daily basis, checks lights, brakes, oil, tires, etc.; performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs as needed; reports major repair needs to supervisor; ensures trucks and equipment are in proper and safe working condition.

• Ensures work crews are transported safely and safety precautions are practiced in the performance of duties.

Employment application is available on line at www.westcolumbiasc.gov and at the Customer Service Counter in the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Completed, signed applications (resume optional) may be mailed to Mrs. Mardi Valentino, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044, faxed to (803) 939-8634, or e-mailed to employment@westcolumbiasc.gov.

The position will remain open until filled.

The city of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Code Compliance Manager

The City of West Columbia has an opening for a Code Compliance Manager in the Code Compliance Department. This position requires an associate’s degree in business administration, criminal justice, construction management, or a related field; one to two years experience in code compliance, municipal government, zoning administration, law enforcement, or a related field; and two years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be able to obtain International Property Management and Housing Certification through the International Code Council within six months of hire. Must possess a valid SC driver’s license. Salary range is $48,811.72 to $68,337.39.

Principal elements of the position are:

• Manages all aspects of city-wide code compliance; supervises code compliance inspectors; assigns work areas for code inspections; manages department budget; oversees and maintains department records.

• Provides training to code inspectors; ensures code inspectors complete periodic training related to code enforcement, planning and zoning administration, sign regulation, landscape regulation and job-related duties.

• Develops and updates department policies and procedures, and city code enforcement ordinances; keeps abreast of all changes in city codes.

• Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other city departments, business owners and operators, vendors, and the general public contacted in the course of work; provides public education.

• Receives/ responds to citizen inquiries, requests for assistance/ complaints related to municipal code and zoning ordinance regulations, businesses license regulations, and nuisance abatement.

• Patrols areas of the city to monitor overall compliance; maintains an inventory of non-conforming uses; performs field inspections to verify compliance with development standards, nuisance-related ordinances and zoning codes affecting private property.

• Provides notification of non-compliance to property owners; prepares eviduciary documentation for cases where non-compliance results in court appearances; issues summonses to appear before the municipal judge.

Employment application is available on line at www.westcolumbiasc.gov and at the Customer Service Counter in the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Completed, signed applications (resume optional) may be mailed to Mrs. Mardi Valentino, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044, faxed to (803) 939-8634, or e-mailed to employment@westcolumbiasc.gov.

The position will remain open until filled.

The city of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Code Compliance Inspector I

The City of West Columbia has an opening for a Code Compliance Inspector I in the Code Enforcement Department. This position requires an associate’s degree in business administration, criminal justice, construction management or a related field; one to two years experience in code compliance, municipal government, zoning administration, law enforcement, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be able to obtain certification as a housing inspector by the International Code Council within 12 months of hire. Must possess a valid SC driver’s license. Minimum starting salary is $39,180.48 annually.

Principal elements of the position are:

• Receives/ responds to citizen inquiries, requests for assistance/ complaints related to municipal code and zoning ordinance regulations, businesses license regulations, and nuisance abatement.
• Patrols all areas of the city to monitor overall compliance; maintains an inventory of non-conforming uses; performs field inspections to verify compliance with development standards, nuisance-related ordinances and zoning codes affecting private property.
• Provides notification of non-compliance to property owners; prepares eviduciary documentation for cases where non-compliance results in court appearances; issues summonses to appear before the municipal judge.

Excellent benefits package includes 13 holidays and participation in the State Retirement System, the SC Deferred Compensation Plan, and the State Health Plan with the employee’s health and basic dental insurance premiums paid by the city.

Employment application is available on line at www.westcolumbiasc.gov and at the Customer Service Counter in the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Completed, signed applications (resume optional) may be mailed to Mrs. Mardi Valentino, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044, faxed to (803) 939-8634, or e-mailed to employment@westcolumbiasc.gov.

The position will remain open until filled.

The city of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Fire Department Employment Opportunities

NO CURRENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE

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Police Employment Opportunities

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Police Officer

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Must be 21 years of age
• Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen
• Must have basic computer skills
• Must have a valid S.C. driver’s license and be able to safely operate a motor vehicle under normal and emergency situations, sometimes at high speeds, in fair and inclement weather
• Must not have a disqualifying incident on driving record such as driving under the influence of alcohol or dangerous drugs, reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter or leaving the scene of an accident, etc.
• Must be able to physically restrain another individual
• Must be able to physically defend oneself
• Must be able to maintain focus and mental preparedness of shifts of 12-14 hours
• Must be able to load a weapon as well as safely and accurately fire a semi-automatic weapon
• Must be able to successfully pass a medical exam to include vision, hearing, and color blindness to S.C. Criminal Justice Academy standards
• Must be able to see well in a low light environment
• Must be able to pass a drug test
• Must be able to pass a polygraph exam
• Must be able to pass a psychological test to establish suitability for the demands and stresses of law enforcement employment
• Must have a satisfactory credit history
• Must be of good moral character as determined by a background investigation
• Must be able to successfully pass a physical agility test that includes the ability to run, climb, jump, lift, and drag heavy weight (over 100 lbs.) within standards and times established by the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
• Must have good communication skills
• Must have no convictions for crimes of moral turpitude as defined in law
• Must be able to tolerate exposure to extreme heat, cold, humidity and inclement weather

Pay info: $34,367.32 – $48,114.74 salary range with budgeted merit and cost of living increases.

Deadline: Position open until filled.

The City of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Must be 21 years of age
• Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen
• Must have basic computer skills
• Must have a valid S.C. driver’s license and be able to safely operate a motor vehicle under normal and emergency situations, sometimes at high speeds, in fair and inclement weather
• Must not have a disqualifying incident on driving record such as driving under the influence of alcohol or dangerous drugs, reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter or leaving the scene of an accident, etc.
• Must be able to physically restrain another individual
• Must be able to physically defend oneself
• Must be able to maintain focus and mental preparedness of shifts of 12-14 hours
• Must be able to load a weapon as well as safely and accurately fire a semi-automatic weapon
• Must be able to successfully pass a medical exam to include vision, hearing, and color blindness to S.C. Criminal Justice Academy standards
• Must be able to see well in a low light environment
• Must be able to pass a drug test
• Must be able to pass a polygraph exam
• Must be able to pass a psychological test to establish suitability for the demands and stresses of law enforcement employment
• Must have a satisfactory credit history
• Must be of good moral character as determined by a background investigation
• Must be able to successfully pass a physical agility test that includes the ability to run, climb, jump, lift, and drag heavy weight (over 100 lbs.) within standards and times established by the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
• Must have good communication skills
• Must have no convictions for crimes of moral turpitude as defined in law
• Must be able to tolerate exposure to extreme heat, cold, humidity and inclement weather

Pay info: $33,032.79 – $46,246.38 salary range with budgeted merit and cost of living increases.

Deadline: Position open until filled.

The City of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Plan

The City of West Columbia, South Carolina has received numerous grants through the US Department of Justice in recent years. Because of these grants, the City is required by the US Office for Civil Rights to maintain an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP). The plan must be updated every two (2) years. In September 2015, the City updated its EEOP through a review of its employment and personnel policies and by conducting an analysis of current employee data.

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