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:

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 $38,412.24 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.

Accounting Specialist I in Finance Department

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

Job Duties including, but not limited to:
• Reconciles general revenue bank statements and other bank statements as requested, traces cleared amounts to general ledger transactions, prepares journal entries to reconcile items as necessary.
• Reconciles the Accounts Payable account and vendors’ statements; ensures all invoices have the correct approval for payment.
• Processes payroll, insurance changes, and deduction changes; verifies hours worked by employees, computes taxes and pay amounts, verifies sick and annual leave, computes and prepares quarterly payroll tax reports, and balancing and distribution of W-2 forms.
• Prepares, processes and issues accounts payable checks, writes manual checks as needed.
• Prepares and verifies and/or updates various financial analysis reports.
• Upgrades and maintains system user files and security files.

Qualifications: High school diploma supplemented by three to five years of experience and/or training that includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank account reconciliations and public accounting as well as training with one to two years of experience in computer science or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Pay info: Starting salary $35,000.00 or higher DOQ. 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 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 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.

Deadline: 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.

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.

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Fire Department Employment Opportunities

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

West Columbia Fire Department WCFD Physical Ability Test:
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Fire Chief

Position hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, generally. May require additional hours due to staff training or emergency and fire suppression incidents.

Job Duties including, but not limited to:

• Manages, directs, controls, plans, and implements a program of fire safety, suppression, and prevention for the city of West Columbia.

• Plans, develops, schedules, and conducts training classes and drills for firefighting personnel; ensures staff is current with firefighting theories and techniques.

• Makes and reviews work assignments of subordinate staff; conducts performance evaluations; makes recommendations for promotion, salary increases, dismissals, and disciplinary actions.

• Develops, plans, and implements short-range and long-range goals and objectives; enforces city and departmental policies and standard operating procedures.

• Researches, administers, and monitors annual departmental budget ; approves departmental purchases and expenditures; reviews and approves invoices for payment.

• Responsible for the efficient maintenance and readiness of all firefighting vehicles.

Qualifications: Requires an associate degree or vocational/technical training in fire suppression or related field and ten (10) years of experience in related area, some of which must have supervisory experience in fire and life safety education, prevention and emergency response work within a municipal or county fire department. Other required skills include Hazardous Materials Operations, Incident Command, Incident Safety Officer, Fire Officer I & II, National Firefighter I and II, and Technical Rescue. Must have some knowledge of fire investigation and fire inspection. Must have completed the EMR certification level or higher. Must possess a valid SC driver’s license.

Compensation: Starting salary $66,781.67 or higher DOQ. 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 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 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.

Deadline: The position posting will close Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5 p.m.

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. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the city of West Columbia will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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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: $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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