Aiken County

Employment Opportunities

Aiken County Is An Equal Opportunity Employer




All applications for external postings are received at Aiken County Government (1930 University Parkway in Aiken) or at the SC Works Center (1571 Richland Ave East in Aiken). All applications must be received by the posted deadline specified in the job listing for the vacancy. Where there is no date, the position will be posted until it is filled. Applications will only be accepted for positions that are currently vacant.

To apply for Aiken County Sheriff's Office positions such as Dispatcher, Detention Officer, or Deputy Sheriff, please complete the Sheriff's Office Job Application. To apply for all other Aiken County Government jobs, please use the County's Job Application form.
Aiken County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.






Position:
Clerk I
Department:
ABBE Regional Library
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade N7 - S22,411.49


JOB SUMMARY:

Under regular supervision, performs a variety of specialized clerical duties in support of efficient and effective Library operations. Provides professional and courteous customer service at all times. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Administrative Assistant.

Assists administrative and professional Library staff in the performance of daily Library operations and patron services as assigned.

Performs circulation duties, including greeting patrons, checking materials in and out, registering patrons for new library cards and issuing cards, updating patron records, collecting fines and fees, placing books on reserve as requested, processing inter-library loan requests, sorting materials to be sent to other libraries, emptying the bookdrop, etc.

Locates materials on the computer printout reserve list.

Shelves library materials, including books, periodicals, audio and video tapes, newspapers, etc.; reads and shifts books on shelves; replaces book covers as needed.

Provides basic reference services to patrons; assists patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library; refers patrons to other sources and libraries; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.

Monitors Internet use by patrons.

Retrieves magazines, newspapers and genealogy documents for customers.

Provides professional and courteous service to customers at all times; receives and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding Library programs and services; refers complaints to supervisor as necessary.

Performs computer data entry to record and retrieve circulation information, and to prepare and process a variety of daily reports, notices and correspondence.

Counts and records daily receipts.

Assists in maintaining book displays, setting up for programs and events, and presenting various special activities and programs for patrons.
Maintains attractive and orderly lobby, browsing and periodical areas.

Attends staff meetings as required.

Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns requiring his/her attention.

Attends meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops as required to enhance job knowledge and skills.

Performs other routine clerical work as required, including but not limited to copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, processing daily mail, etc.

Receives and reviews various documents, including but not limited to policies and procedures, reserve requests, patron registration forms, reference requests, and various reports, records and correspondence.

Prepares routine records, forms, and reports.

Refers to policies and procedures, computer manuals, reference texts, dictionaries, directories, library literature, etc.

Operates a variety of equipment such as a computer, printer, typewriter, scanner, bar code scanners, fax machine, microfilm reader and printer, magnifying machine, postage scale, copier, calculator, telephone, etc.

Uses a book cart, hand truck, dollies, computer and clerical supplies, cleaning products, etc.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, volunteers, other County employees, Library patrons, and the general public.

As a Clerk I, may also perform one of the following duties:

May collect, sort and draft deposits of monies from the copiers and bill changers and perform regularly scheduled maintenance on some library equipment.

May prepare and deliver a monthly children’s program.

May maintain the hold list and processes most of the holds placed by library patrons.

Performs related duties as required.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a high school diploma.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
One o two years of general clerical experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.


Send your application for Clerk I to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Custodian (M-TH 2PM-10PM; Fr 9AM-6PM)
Department:
Building & Grounds
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade 7 $22,411.50


JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for all custodial duties at the assigned building within the County.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Note: The list below is not comprehensive; this job is also responsible for other duties as assigned.

1. Custodial Duties – This position ensures that the assigned area is clean and safe for both citizens and employees. This includes cleaning bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming, and mopping floors.

2. Backup Support – When there isn’t enough staff, the incumbent will perform any custodial duties necessary, making sure that the building is clean and safe by the end of the day.

This position is responsible for making decisions daily on the work that should be done, and who to call if there is a special project need, such as a spill on the floor. However, light bulbs or any other building issues require assistance from her supervisor.

Special challenges include keeping the building clean and safe with a high level of traffic each day.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
High School or GED equivalency.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
3 – 6 months.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Some lifting of chairs, etc. of up to 40 lbs. for room set-ups; pushing and pulling vacuums and other equipment as needed.


Send your application for Custodian (M-TH 2PM-10PM; Fr 9AM-6PM) to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Trades Worker
Department:
Building & Grounds
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade 12 - $31,039.01


JOB SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems and equipment. Performs related maintenance work as required. Reports to the Foreman and/or Buildings and Grounds Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Installs, maintains and repairs various plumbing systems and equipment, including but not limited to bathroom fixtures, water heaters / coolers, water lines, valves, drain lines, water fountains, etc.

Installs, maintains and repairs electrical components and equipment, including but not limited to general electrical wiring, electrical outlets, switches, breakers, light fixtures, ballasts, circuits, security lights, ground lights, etc.; changes light bulbs as needed.

Installs computer / communications cabling.

Maintains and repairs HVAC systems and equipment.

Performs general construction work in County buildings as required, including carpentry, painting, plastering, concrete finishing, masonry, etc.

Maintains assigned tools and equipment.

Maintains accurate records on maintenance/repair work completed.

Performs all work in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, regulations and standards of safety and quality; ensures the timely completion of all assignments.

Receives and reviews various records and reports including work orders, safety sheets, etc.

Prepares and submits daily work reports.

Refers to policy and procedure manuals, equipment manuals, blueprints, technical diagrams, building codes, safety sheets, etc.

Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment, which may include a man lift, pumps, electrical testers / meters, various other power tools, etc.

Uses mechanic’s tools, plumbing tools, electrician’s tools, and other general hand tools, maintenance supplies and parts.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, other County employees, and the general public.

Performs other related duties as required.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a vocational school diploma in one or more building trade(s).

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Requires a vocational school diploma in one or more building trade(s), or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.


Send your application for Trades Worker to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
LEGAL CLERK III
Department:
Clerk of Court
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade N11 - $29,314.73


JOB SUMMARY:

Systematically prepare files/documents for scanning; index and scan files/documents; redact personal identifying information in accordance with SC Rules of Court; label and box files for storage. Attention to detail is a must. Provides back-up assistance to all clerks in the Child Support/Family Court division. Assist public, attorneys, agencies and judges as needed. Receive, record and file documents and jackets for Child Support/ Family Court division. Secure and monitor confidential records.

Performs related duties as required.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Two to three years of experience in office administration and support, preferably in a legal or court environment

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by two to three years of experience in office administration and support, preferably in a legal or court environment, equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess Notary Public certification.


Send your application for LEGAL CLERK III to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Legal Clerk III (30hrs)
Department:
Clerk of Court
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade N11 - $21,980.40


JOB SUMMARY:

Systematically prepare files/documents for scanning; index and scan files/documents; redact personal identifying information in accordance with SC Rules of Court; label and box files for storage. Attention to detail is a must. Provides back-up assistance to all clerks in the Child Support/Family Court division. Assist public, attorneys, agencies and judges as needed. Receive, record and file documents and jackets for Child Support/ Family Court division. Secure and monitor confidential records.

Performs related duties as required.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Two to three years of experience in office administration and support, preferably in a legal or court environment.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess Notary Public certification.


Send your application for Legal Clerk III (30hrs) to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Detention Officer
Department:
Detention Center
Closing:
Continuous
Salary:
$32,590.96 - $45,626.81


JOB SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for the direct custody, care and containment of pretrial detainees, sentenced inmates, and prisoners that are lawfully housed at the detention center. The incumbent must also remain alert to the safety of co-workers and visitors to the detention center.

REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
High School Diploma or GED, Academy graduate

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Any relevant knowledge, job skill or equivalent experience

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Acute observation and communication skills; weapons training (taser, sprays), self-control and ability to manage stress; CPR, AED, First Aid


Send your application for Detention Officer to:
Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, 420 Hampton Ave., NE, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: sheriffjobs@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
EMT - Advanced
Department:
Emergency Medical Services
Closing:
Continuous
Salary:
Grade M14 - $42,840.00


JOB SUMMARY:
Under occasional supervision, responds to emergency calls and provides medical assistance to the sick and injured at the EMT – Advanced level. Performs related technical work as required. Reports to the Crew Chief.

REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Two to three years of progressive experience in Emergency Medical Service programs

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Must complete required coursework and maintain EMT- Advanced, Basic Cardiac Life Support, Pre-hospital life support, CPR certifications and any other certifications deemed necessary by department head. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.


Send your application for EMT - Advanced to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
EMT - Basic
Department:
Emergency Medical Services
Closing:
Continuous
Salary:
Grade M13 - $39,000.00


JOB SUMMARY:
Under regular supervision, responds to emergency calls and provides medical assistance to the sick and injured at the EMT – Basic level. Performs related technical work as required. Reports to the Crew Chief.

REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
One to two years of experience and/or training in Emergency Medical Service programs

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Must complete required coursework and maintain EMT – Basic, Basic Cardiac Life Support, CPA certifications and any other certifications deemed necessary by department head. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.


Send your application for EMT - Basic to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
EMT - Paramedic
Department:
Emergency Medical Services
Closing:
Continuous
Salary:
Grade M15 - $56,000.00


JOB SUMMARY:
Under occasional supervision, responds to emergency calls and provides medical assistance to the sick and injured at the EMT - Paramedic level. Performs related technical work as required. Reports to the Crew Chief.

REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Three to four years of progressive experience in Emergency Medical Service programs.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Must complete required coursework and maintain EMT, Paramedic, Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CPR certifications and any other certifications deemed necessary by department head. Must possess a valid state driver’s license


Send your application for EMT - Paramedic to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Engineering Technician II
Department:
Engineering
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade N17 $39,667.77


JOB SUMMARY:
This position assures road construction projects are built according to plans, and that the EPA guidelines of the clean water act are followed.
Note: The list below is not comprehensive; this job is also responsible for other duties as assigned.

1. Construction Site Visits – This position travels throughout Aiken County to observe the building and/or maintenance projects of the County roads and buildings. This position is usually involved in pre-construction meetings, and responsible for reviewing and understanding the plans. Having reviewed the plans for each project, the incumbent determines whether or not the work is being done according to plan. The incumbent will attempt to negotiate while onsite to resolve any potential problems. Those that cannot be resolved are referred to the Construction Manager or County Engineer.

2. Stormwater Assessment – While at the Construction site, the incumbent will check the management of pollutants from the site to be certain all required measures are being taken to prevent discharge into the local water supply. Any problems notes are normally addressed and remediated at the site. Any unresolved issues are referred to the Stormwater Manager.

3. CAD Drafting – This position MAY be involved in updating manual plans with CAD drawings, as well as updating the reports that accompany such drawings. This may involve researching for conceptual designs and presentation drawing and sketches for roads, drainage, buildings, and easement/right of way projects.

4. Mapping – This position may develop GIS maps and maintain databased for Engineering/Stormwater projects using ArcGIS software.

5. Administrative Duties – This position may be responsible for completing a variety of reports, including BMP’s, citizen complaint reports, or other construction related paperwork.

This position works with very little supervision while traveling onsite. The incumbent is expected to understand the federal, state and local regulations governing this work, and to work collaboratively in the field to ensure compliance.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
BS in Engineering or Construction related field preferred.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Five years in a similar environment, plus three years in management; ability to read construction plans; knowledge of construction materials; knowledge of EPA guidelines.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Experience with technical writing and AutoCAD.


Send your application for Engineering Technician II to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
GeoServices Analyst
Department:
Information Technology
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade N15 $36,215.51


JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for maintaining the Aiken County cadastral geospatial data, using surveys and various other data sources to create, modify and delete parcel boundaries and descriptive attributes.

Note: The list below is not comprehensive; this job is also responsible for other duties as assigned.

1. Cadastral Database Management – This position is responsible for accurate analysis, processing and documentation of incoming deeds and plats, using them to update the County cadaster appropriately, quickly and accurately. It suggests modifications to cadastral workflow and procedures to improve quality and efficiency of the maintenance process. The position works with surveyors, land developers, attorneys, Assessor staff and Planning staff to evaluate and suggest modifications to incoming deeds and plats. The cadastral database is used by the RMC, Assessor, Planning and Development, Tax Collector, Public Works, Engineering and other County departments as well as the public, and must be accurate and reliable.

2. Spatial Data Analysis and Cartography – This position conducts simple ad hoc and recurring analyses of geospatial data to produce information after evaluating the information needed, the datasets required, the analysis procedure and the optimal output format/s. It creates clear, informative and aesthetically pleasing map products.

3. Technical/Managerial Support – This position assists County and public customers with using GIS technology and advises them on how to incorporate GIS analyses into their workflows and decision-making. In addition, the incumbent performs software installation, troubleshooting and other GIS Help Desk services for assigned departments.

4. Fieldwork – This position conducts occasional fieldwork projects to collect geospatial data, including project design, preparation, collection and post-collection processing.

5. Drone Services – This position may be asked to sit for, and pass, the FAA UAV Certification Exam to become a certified drone pilot in command. It also may participate in scheduling, planning, and execution of drone missions in support of County business and to process the resulting imagery for clients using Esri Drone 2 Map and other software from time to time.

The primary challenge of this positon is the verification of data to ensure accuracy. When there are complex issues affecting multiple years of data and tax base, management will be consulted.

The incumbent may interface regularly both internally and externally, including surveyors, attorneys, assessors, and co-workers.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
2-4 year degree or certificate in geography, engineering or science field including extensive coursework on GIS.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
1 year working for local or state government

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
2 years working with legal property documents and/or tax map data.


Send your application for GeoServices Analyst to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
GeoServices Manager
Department:
Information Technology
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade 22 - $48,295 .27 - $67,613.66


JOB SUMMARY:

This position is accountable for the County’s centralized geospatial data assets, 911 Addressing, drone program and property boundary systems by setting direction, ensuring quality, deciding policy and technical issues, and coordinating with County departments, state and city governments, surveyors, consultants and vendors.

Note: The list below is not comprehensive; this job is also responsible for other duties as assigned.

1. Management – This position provides general daily oversight and coordination of the County’s centralized GeoServices functions to ensure proper administration, creation and utilization of all County geospatial data assets, 911 addresses and County drone program. Plans for GeoServices growth and provides recommendations for the annual program budget.

2. Data Integrity – This position coordinates geospatial data creation, maintenance and integration with County departments to ensure consistency, efficiency and effective utilization throughout the County government. Requires understanding or ability to interact with County departments and other stakeholders to understand needs and provide guidance in Geospatial areas.

3. Aerial Photography, Software and Atlas – The incumbent is responsible for obtaining aerial photography periodically to facilitate County mapping, tax assessment, planning, addressing, emergency/disaster response, and other functions of multiple departments. The position coordinates bi-annual production of the official County road atlas for internal and public use.

4. Resident Expert – The incumbent offers geospatial data, analysis and cartographic expertise to department heads, surveyors, other government agencies, and the citizens of the County in support of day-to-day needs and emergency/disaster response.

5. Computer Support – This position evaluates and coordinates the acquisition, installation, and maintenance of GIS and other geospatial software to provide productive methods of maintaining and utilizing geospatial data assets. This includes interfacing with vendors and consultants. Also includes some programming and understand of web applications as it relates to GIS.

The work of this division is highly specialized and, as such, works rather autonomously in accomplishing its goals and objectives as stated above. Supervision is occasional, and generally only when there is a serious problem involving multiple departments or outside constituencies or in cases of major capital outlay.

The major challenges of this job are choosing the best path forward when multiple paths may be correct, keeping numerous large projects moving forward simultaneously, and effectively coordinating different stakeholders in order to improve the utilization of geospatial data assets within the County. This position frequently draws conclusions, makes decisions and judgment calls, and persuades others to accept and support them.

WORK LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISION:

This position has 1 GIS Sr. Analyst, 3 GIS Analysts, 1 Sr. Addressing Technician and 2 911 Addressing Technicians reporting to it.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
BS in Geography, Engineering or Science field.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
5 years in government GIS using Esri software and 5 years as a manager of a department or workgroup.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Desired Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience: Esri product expertise and GISP certification. Drone license a plus.


Send your application for GeoServices Manager to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Assistant Public Defender
Department:
Public Defender
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade N23 - $50,020.78 - 70,028.60


JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for legal research; responds to requests for information and provides answers, opinions, and recommendations regarding legal issues; prepares and coordinates cases prior to and during court trials and subsequent appeals; complies with continuing requirements to improve effectiveness.

Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature as well as attending related and mandatory seminars and/or conferences.

Applies pertinent new knowledge to performance and other responsibilities; interacts with all levels of government, clients, and staff in a way that promotes respect, encourages cooperation, and contributes to excellent performance.

Possesses knowledge of statutes, court decisions, state and federal laws and regulations, and departmental policy. Ability to perform research and analysis.

Ability to draft legal instruments, contracts, proposed legislation and legal opinions.

Ability to analyze, appraise and organize facts and present such materials in clear and logical form in various courts. Ability to determine compliance with rules and regulations.

Graduate of law school of recognized standing; licensed by State of South Carolina to practice law; and complete 403 requirements. Experience in criminal defense law preferred.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Graduate of law school of recognized standing.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Experience in criminal defense law preferred.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Licensed by State of South Carolina to practice law; and complete 403 requirements.


Send your application for Assistant Public Defender to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Legal Secretary
Department:
Public Defender
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade 11 - $29,314.73


JOB SUMMARY:

Under occasional supervision, performs responsible legal clerical and bookkeeping work in support of efficient and effective department operations, including the preparation and maintenance of accurate court records.

Performs related work as assigned.

Answers the telephone; provides accurate information to callers and/or forwards calls to appropriate personnel; greets and assists office visitors.

Receives, receipts and posts fees, fines, and other payments; balances receipts and prepares daily reports; prepares daily deposits.

Schedules court dates for all warrants and tickets.

Enters court / case information into computer database; generates computer reports as required.

Types arrest and other warrants as requested by law enforcement personnel.

Performs other clerical work, including but not limited to typing forms, reports and correspondence; copying and filing documents; retrieving files; sending and receiving faxes; processing mail, etc.

Receives and responds to public / County staff inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance with regard to court policies and procedures.

Receives, reviews and/or processes summons and complaint requests, warrant applications, claim and delivery requests, tickets, eviction requests, etc.

Refers to policy and procedure manuals, computer manuals, laws/codes/ordinances, directories, etc.

Operates a variety of equipment such as a computer, printer, typewriter, fax machine, copier, calculator, telephone, etc.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, other County personnel, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, court personnel, defendants, plaintiffs, jurors, S.C. Court Administration personnel, various other government agencies, and the general public.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
One to two years of experience in office administration and support, preferably in a legal or court environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Tasks involve the ability to exert physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling and crouching, and the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.


Send your application for Legal Secretary to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Collection System Operator I
Department:
Public Service Authority
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade N12 - $31, 039.01


JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for all related service activities on the sanitary sewer collections system and a variety of administrative and intra-departmental support duties as assigned.

1. Repair – This position travels throughout the trunk line system and the plant to repair/replace/install sewer manhole components, air release valves, and storm-water drain lines and catch basins. This also requires painting and repainting the equipment. In completing the appropriate maintenance, the incumbent may operate heavy equipment, such as dump trucks, skid steer, backhoe, and dozer. Repairs may necessitate welding, grinding, cutting, drilling and use of torch equipment.

2. Inspection – This position will travel to lift stations as well as around the plant to inspect pumps and other equipment, and will complete the necessary logs. Inspections may result in repairs or replacement of equipment. Inspections for PUP require use of a variety of video camera packages to complete the job (pole, closed circuit pipe crawlers, pontoon, and handheld cameras).

3. Collection – The incumbent is responsible for taking samples at each inspection, and following up to ensure whatever needs to be repaired due to the result of the sample testing is done and in compliance. The audit contains a 128 point checklist, so attention to detail is imperative.

This position operates with limited supervision in repairing and installing replacement equipment. Purchase of new equipment must be approved by management. Challenges can include mobilizing and staging appropriate equipment in a remote or swampy terrain, equipment malfunction, and dealing with difficult citizens.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Technical college or AA in Industrial Maintenance.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
2 years experience.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Collections systems operator license.


Send your application for Collection System Operator I to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Instrument Specialist / Electrician
Department:
Public Service Authority
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade N15 - $36,215.51


JOB SUMMARY:

Under occasional supervision, installs, programs, tests, maintains and repairs electrical and electronic equipment at wastewater plant and pumping stations. Performs related technical and maintenance work as required. Reports to the Assistant Maintenance Manager / Chief Electrician.

Inspects, troubleshoots, repairs and replaces electrical equipment and fixtures at wastewater treatment plant and pumping stations.

Performs preventive maintenance on equipment at assigned facilities.

Maintains emergency generators.

Installs and tests new electrical equipment, fixtures and systems.

Programs electronic controllers.

Cleans, inspects and changes filters to the plant’s heating and air conditioning units.

Assists other divisions and departments with electrical maintenance and repair work as requested.

Serves on call 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency repairs.

Performs all work in accordance with plans, specifications, codes, regulations, and standards of quality and safety.

Maintains assigned vehicles, equipment and tools.

Attends classes, seminars, meetings, etc., as necessary to enhance job knowledge and skills.

Receives and reviews various records and reports including work orders, electrical diagrams, etc.

Prepares a variety of documents, including but not limited to work orders, daily logs, schematics, and various other records and reports.

Refers to policy and procedure manuals, computer manuals, electronic / equipment manuals, blueprints, electrical drawings, schematics, safety manual, codes, etc.

Operates a vehicle, man lift, plant electrical / mechanical equipment, transformers, generators, meters, hand-held programming tool, various power tools, etc.

Operates a computer, calculator, telephone, etc.

Uses computer and clerical supplies, ladders, meters, circuit testers, electrician’s tools, mechanic’s tools, safety equipment and gear, maintenance and custodial supplies, various other hand tools.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, other County personnel, contractors, and the general public.

Assists plant operators and maintenance personnel with duties as requested.

Assists in maintaining a clean and safe work environment.

Performs general clerical duties as required, including completing reports and records, entering and retrieving computer data, attending meetings, copying and filing documents, etc.

Performs related duties as required.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a vocational/technical diploma in electrical / electronic maintenance and repair.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
One to two years of experience in electrical installation, maintenance and repair work, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.


Send your application for Instrument Specialist / Electrician to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Deputy Director of Public Works
Department:
Public Works
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade N29 - $60,373.80


JOB SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision of the Public Works Director, assists with the planning, development, supervision and direction of the operations and administration of the Public Works Department: including road and bridge construction/maintenance, solid waste/landfill operations, County Shop operations and equipment/vehicle replacement and County sign maintenance. Performs related professional, administrative and supervisory work as required.

Assists the Director with the planning, overall direction and supervision of the administration and operations of the Public Works Department’s multiple divisions.

Assists with the direction and supervisory duties of assigned professional, supervisory, maintenance and support staff. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; selecting new employees; acting on employee issues, recommending and approving employee discipline and discharge, and recommending employee transfers, promotions and salary increases.

Supervises the Road Maintenance Division and will be the primary contact for road inquiries from the public, staff and Council and will inspect and evaluate each inquiry for need and scheduling purposes. Will work with the Roads & Bridges Superintendent to schedule repairs and regular maintenance.

Partners with the Capital Projects Programming Manager and Engineering and the Roads and Bridges Division to provide input on scopes and schedules for road plans to include maintenance, paving, and resurfacing of County dirt roads and paved roads.

Updates the master list of dirt and paved roads maintained by the County. Performs evaluations of roads to establish a scoring basis for all roads with the County system.

Partners with the Maintenance Division’s Fleet Manager to provide input on scopes and schedules for maintenance and replacement of assets in the above programs.

Receives and reviews various records and reports including budget reports, road plans and equipment specifications,

Responds to public concerns and inquiries for the above programs; particularly as they relate to road and drainage issues, easements and rights-of-way.

In the absence of the Public Works Director, the Deputy:

Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.

Provides for the adequate training and professional development of department staff.

Ensures department compliance with all County policies and procedures, standards of quality and safety, and all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Establishes and maintains the philosophy, vision and goals of the department; develops and implements department policies and procedures.

Develops short- and long-term plans for department projects and programs.

Develops and administers the department budget; approves expenditures and oversees the development and collection of department revenue. Seeks and administers grant funds for special projects and programs.

Oversees department capital improvement projects and other development and construction activities.

Prepares requests for proposals and pre-bid documents; recommends successful bids.

Plans and reviews; approves or disapproves plans as appropriate. Develops and oversees the departments and County’s equipment replacement program; ensures the availability of safe, properly working equipment at all times.

Serves as department liaison to County management, County Council, other County departments, municipalities, community / civic organizations, boards and commissions, committees, and various government and other agencies.

Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints.

Attends community meetings and events as appropriate and serves on various committees as required.

Attends County Council meetings, as needed, and provides information as requested.

Keeps abreast of trends and issues in public works by reading professional and technical publications and attending conferences, workshops, professional meetings, etc.

Receives and reviews various records and reports including budget reports, building plans, road plans, equipment specifications, correspondence, memos, etc.

Prepares a variety of documents, including but not limited to performance appraisals, budget documents, specifications, policies and procedures, schedules, and various other records, reports, memos and correspondence.

Refers to policy and procedure manuals, computer manuals, safety manual, architectural and engineering drawings, budget manual, master plans, maps, codes, ordinances, etc.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the County Administrator, County Council, County department heads and personnel, subordinates, commission and board members, committee and task force members, elected officials, civic / community organizations, other government agencies, consultants, architects, engineers, contractors, sales representatives, and the general public.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
An Associate degree in construction management, civil, mechanical, structural or related engineering or construction field is preferred.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Four to five years of progressively responsible experience in public works operations, administration, management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.


Send your application for Deputy Director of Public Works to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (Roads & Bridges)
Department:
Public Works
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade 13 - $32,764.50


JOB SUMMARY:

Assists in the maintenance of all roads and bridges throughout the County as assigned. May include streets, sidewalks, curbs, drainage systems, and the installation and maintenance of street signs, markers and related items.

Performs landscaping and grounds keeping work as required on job site; operates all cutback equipment, bush hog, roller and end loader. Operates hand and power tools.

Operates backhoe, motor grader and act as lead man when crew is alone.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Two to four years of experience in public works construction and maintenance operations and/or heavy equipment operation, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Must possess a valid state CDL Class A.


Send your application for EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (Roads & Bridges) to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Mechanic II
Department:
Public Works
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
N13 - $32,764.50


JOB SUMMARY:
Under supervision, performs mechanical repair work on County-owned automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment, ensuring that repaired vehicles run properly and safely; performs preventive maintenance on such equipment as scheduled. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Shop Foreman.
Diagnoses and performs mechanical repair work on vehicles, trucks and heavy equipment, including repairing or replacing engines, transmissions, differentials, clutches, hoses, oil seals, hydraulic cylinders, pins, roller frames, HVAC systems, etc.

May repair emergency services and law enforcement vehicles; installs and maintains specialized equipment on emergency vehicles as necessary.

Performs welding and fabrication work as needed.

Performs body work and painting as needed.

Performs a variety of preventive maintenance duties as scheduled, including changing oil, lubricating, replacing hoses and belts, replacing brakes, checking lights, and tuning engines.

Changes and repairs tires on vehicles.

Conducts road tests after repair work is completed to ensure that all vehicles are mechanically safe and function properly.

Provides field repair work as necessary.

Reviews work orders to ensure repairs are completed correctly and in a timely manner.

Maintains records of work completed and parts used.

Orders parts and materials from outside vendors as needed.

Assists in maintaining a clean and orderly shop.

May supervise shop activities in the absence of the Shop Foreman as assigned.

Refers to policy and procedure manuals, equipment/vehicle service manuals, safety manual, parts catalogs, etc.

Operates service trucks, fork lift, vehicle lifts, welding equipment, cutting torch, lathe, wheel balancer, tire changer, jacks, telephone, two-way radio. Operates all motorized vehicles and equipment, and automotive test equipment as needed. Uses mechanic’s tools, meters, gauges, other hand and power tools, replacement parts and maintenance supplies.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Two to three years of experience in automotive maintenance and repair, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Physical Requirements: Tasks involve the regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which involves the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderately heavy weight (up to 50 pounds) and occasionally heavier weight (up to 100 pounds).


Send your application for Mechanic II to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Sign Operator
Department:
Public Works
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade N11 - $29.314.74


JOB SUMMARY:

Under occasional supervision, fabricates and installs road signs for County roadways. Performs related work as required. Reports to the assigned Supervisor. Designs, fabricates and installs County road signs.

Repairs and/or replaces damaged signs.

Transports and installs signs in proper locations.

Maintains assigned vehicles, equipment and tools.

Receives and reviews work orders; prepares routine forms and records as required.

Attends staff and safety meetings.

Performs all duties in accordance with all County policies and procedures, standards of quality and safety, and all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Refers to policy and procedure manuals, computer manuals, equipment manuals, safety manual, maps, etc.

Operates a truck, sign roller, drill, auger, sign plotter, computer, scanner, printer, telephone and two-way radio.

Uses hand and power tools, safety gear, sign fabrication materials and supplies.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, other County personnel, vendors, and the general public.

Answers the telephone; provides accurate information and/or forwards calls to appropriate staff person; records messages and complaints.

Performs related duties as required.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:

Requires a vocational school diploma in sign graphics and fabrication or other relevant field.


Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Two to three years of experience in sign fabrication, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Tasks involve the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (up to 50 pounds) and occasionally heavier objects and materials (up to 80 pounds).


Send your application for Sign Operator to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Site Attendant (Part-time 24hrs weekly)
Department:
Public Works
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade 5 - $11,376.29


JOB SUMMARY:
This position oversees the day-to-day operations of a drop-off site for County waste.
Note: The list below is not comprehensive; this job is also responsible for other duties as assigned.

1. Oversight – This position is responsible for the smooth traffic flow of the drop-off site. This means moving traffic through the process, and making certain waste delivered is sorted properly for ultimate disposal, including transfer or sale. This position will notify management when waste is ready to be picked up and moved. This oversight includes maintaining a clean environment that is running efficiently and in accordance with local environmental laws and regulations.

2. Disposal Assistance – This position assists supervision as needed in organizing all recycling for shipping, including tires, batteries, scrap metal, and eWaste. All such items must be stored properly, packed appropriately, and shipped in accordance with environmental laws.

This position works closely with supervision. Timely communication is important.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
1 year in a similar environment

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
N/A


Send your application for Site Attendant (Part-time 24hrs weekly) to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Truck Driver
Department:
Public Works
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade N12 - $31,039.01


JOB SUMMARY:
Under regular supervision, drive and operate light trucks, tandem trucks, roll-off truck and trailers in the maintenance and construction of County roads, drainage systems, rights-of-way. Haul and spread material; load own truck with end loader; assist with installation and repair of driveway pipe; assist with cleaning ditches and catch basins. Operates hand and power tools.

REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Junior level with 1 year of experience; Normally requires 5 years of related experience.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Class A CDL


Send your application for Truck Driver to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Deputy Sheriff I
Department:
Sheriff
Closing:
Continuous
Salary:
$43,730.22


JOB SUMMARY:
Under regular supervision, patrols assigned areas of the County and responds to calls for service; enforces all local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare. Works under stressful, high-risk conditions. Reports to the Corporal and/or Sergeant – Uniform Patrol.

REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
N/A

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Coursework in criminal justice / police science, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid S.C. driver's license.


Send your application for Deputy Sheriff I to:
Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, 420 Hampton Ave., NE, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: sheriffjobs@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Dispatcher II
Department:
Sheriff
Closing:
Continuous
Salary:
$37,479.60


JOB SUMMARY:
Under occasional supervision, receives in-coming emergency and non-emergency calls and dispatches calls for Law Enforcement to appropriate personnel in an accurate, timely and professional manner. Works under stressful conditions. Performs related tasks as required. Reports to the Shift Supervisor and Communications Center Supervisor.

REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Requires a High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
Nine to twelve months of experience in Emergency Dispatch Operations or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Must be able to successfully complete required training in order to obtain E-911 and NCIC certifications. Must possess a valid S.C. Driver's License


Send your application for Dispatcher II to:
Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, 420 Hampton Ave., NE, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: sheriffjobs@aikencountysc.gov)


Position:
Trades Worker SRRC
Department:
SRRC - Research Park
Closing:
Until Filled
Salary:
Grade 12 - $31,039.01


JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for completing a variety of maintenance tasks to ensure the building and grounds are in good working order.

1. Special Projects – The incumbent will be responsible to assisting in completing delegated tasks when necessary. This includes electrical work, plumbing, HVAC and carpentry. If the work requires a licensed trades worker, the Building Superintendent will contact management.

2. The position assists vendors and custodians.

The primary challenge for this position involves taking care of rental property with specialized laboratory requirements, and knowing how to handle some of the intricacies of that.

This position is an individual contributor.

Lifting of equipment, perhaps as much at 40 lbs.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Level of Job-Related Education:
Certification in several of the trades if possible.

Minimum Amount of Job-Related Experience:
2 years progressive experience in several of the trades.

Minimum Level of any Required Qualifications, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, or any Relevant Knowledge, Job Skill or Equivalent Experience:
Trade certification.


Send your application for Trades Worker SRRC to:
Aiken County Government, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(E-mail: humanresources@aikencountysc.gov)


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