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:

Senior Staff Accountant

The city of West Columbia has an immediate opening for a senior staff accountant reporting to the city treasurer. This full-time position will assist the city treasurer in a variety of accounting duties related to maintaining the city’s financial system.
The city offers a competitive salary and 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 insurance premium paid by the city.

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

Job Duties:

• Performs a variety of accounting duties, including Accounts Payable, preparing bank reconciliations, compiling and analyzing financial information, and assisting with annual auditing work.

• Prepares input for journal entries, monthly financial statements and assists in the preparation of the Certified Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

• Oversees and reviews cash balancing and reconciliation operations, auditing payroll, payroll-related billing, petty cash, and cash on hand.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in business administration, finance or accounting.

• Considerable accounting experience preferably in a local government setting or public accounting environment.

• Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws and regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to local government.

Pay info: Salary range $47,205.69 to $66,087.98 with budgeted merit and cost of living increases.

How to apply: 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 applications may be mailed to Mardi Valentino, Director of Human Resources, PO Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044, faxed to (803) 939-8634, or e-mailed to employment@westcolumbiasc.gov.

Deadline: Position 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.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Civil Engineer in the Administration Department

The City of West Columbia has an immediate opening for a civil engineer. Must have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, a Professional Engineering designation and five years responsible experience in public works (preferably county or municipal level), civil design, construction and operations. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Principal elements of the position are:
• Designs capital improvement projects for the city and provides project management to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters.
• Assists in the development of short long-range plans and projects for the city’s infrastructure; water and sewer systems.
• Provides professional engineering services and consultation to city departments in recommending infrastructure improvements.
• Publishes requests for proposals, approves bid packages, approves estimates of quantities, monitors bid processes and negotiates with contractors.
• Performs design and administrative review of commercial development, site and subdivision development plans; reviews and approves plans and specifications prepared by engineering consultants for compliance with codes and regulations.

Starting salary $70,000 or DOQ and excellent benefits package including 13 holidays, participation in the State Retirement System, the SC Deferred Compensation Plan, and the State Health Plan with the employee’s portion of the health and basic dental insurance premium 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 Ms. Mardi Valentino, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044 or faxed to (803) 939-8634.

The position will remain open until filled.

The city of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FULL DESCRIPTION

Fire Department Employment Opportunities

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

West Columbia Fire Department WCFD Physical Ability Test:
Description
 and video WCFD PAT

Firefighter I

The City of West Columbia has an immediate opening for the position of Firefighter I. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a company officer or senior fire station personnel. This position engages directly in firefighting, rescue, fire prevention, equipment operation and maintenance, fire station maintenance, community service, training activities or EMS functions in Fire Suppression; does related work as required. Salary: $31,157.72 or Higher DOQ.

Position Closes August 11, 2017 AT 5 PM

Excellent benefits package includes:
• 13 Paid City Holidays
• State Retirement System
• SC Deferred Compensation Plan
• Employees’ Health & Basic Dental Premiums Paid by the City of West Columbia
• Merit Raises & Cost of Living Increases as budgeted

Minimum Education and Experience: Graduation from high school/college or possess a GED, supplemented by a minimum of one (1) year experience as a municipal firefighter.

Additional Requirements: Candidates must possess a valid drivers’ license issued by the state of South Carolina within (90) days of employment, pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen. Firefighter I candidates must possess minimum of NFPA Firefighter I. In addition, candidates must possess one of the following: First Aid, BLS, Emergency Medical First Responder, National Registry Emergency Medical Technician, or National Registry Paramedic certification or equivalent.

Applications are available at https://westcolumbiasc.gov/employment/. Applications also can be obtained in person at the Customer Service area in West Columbia City Hall, located at 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Applications may be submitted via e-mail: wcfd@westcolumbiasc.gov or via postal mail: P.O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171, Attention: Marquis Solomon, Deputy Chief. (Please Note, Submitted Application Must Possess an Inked Signature)

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.

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: $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.

City Employee

Employment Application

Fire Department Employee

Employment Application

Police Employee

Employment Application

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.

View Updated Plan