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We would like to thank you for your interest in serving Berkeley County Water & Sanitation.  Please note, we are no longer accepting paper employment applications.  If you are interested in applying for a position with BCWS, you will need to set up a personal account by clicking on "My Job Applications" - this will allow you to create an account or go to your account that you have already set up to apply for a position.  You will receive confirmation via e-mail that your application has been received.  As your application is processed you will receive an updated status also via e-mail.  We will only contact an applicant if he/she is actively being considered for a position.

If called for an interview, please bring a copy of the following items with you: copy of Social Security Card, copy of SC Driver's Licenses, (10) ten year drving record for SC or any state that you have resided in for the past (10) ten years, copy of G.E.D or HS Diploma, and a copy of certificate/degree required for the position you are applying for at this time.  If you do not bring these required items to the interview, we will not be able to consider you for the position.

Job Title: For In-house Employees ONLY. Please complete when applying for a Step Increase.
Division: IN-HOUSE STEP INCREASE
Department: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Reports To:
FLSA Status:
Pay Grade:

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Job Title: Laborer
Division: Solid Waste
Department: Solid Waste
Reports To: Heavy Equipment Operator 6
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 2 ($18,053.68 - $20,761.63)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Under general supervision performs routine duties assisting in the maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment for daily operation of The Solid Waste Management Facility.  This individual will be responsible for performing the duties of Convenience Center Operator when that person is on vacation or sick leave and must be able to perform with limited or no supervision.  This position reports to the Solid Waste Crew Coordinator in all assigned tasks, and requires a rotating shift to include weekends, Sundays, and Holidays.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in performing scheduled preventative maintenance of equipment
  • Utilizes hand tools such as shovels, rakes, brooms, cutting/trimming equipment, and light mechanical tools
  • Operates small power tools such as but not limited to riding and push mowers, power trimmers, bush hog with farm tractor, and water truck on site
  • Performs manual labor as required

EMS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Read and understand the BCWS Environmental Management System policy statement.
  • Report any observed discharges or potential discharges of pollutants (gas, liquid or solids) from any BCWS owned or near any BCWS owned facility to the Management of the Berkeley County Water & Sanitation.

OTHER DUTIES

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

  • Performs related duties as required

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Must have a High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) equivalent and prior work record indicating dependability and conscientiousness. 

OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to perform physically demanding jobs or duties
  • Must be able to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions
  • Must possess a valid SC driver’s license

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Job Title: Water Distribution Tech 3
Division: Water
Department: Water Distribution
Reports To: Water Distribution Foreman
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 9 ($28,013.80 - $32,215.60)

GENERAL
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Under limited supervision, perform skilled duties in the installation and repair of pipes, conduits, meters, hydrants and fittings in the water distribution system. This may require entry into confined spaces. Assist in making of all size taps, types of joints, and in repairing all types of broken mains, valves, meters, lines, and hydrants.

SPECIFIC
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Installs water meters, service piping, valves and components associated with the water distribution system. Removes and/or replaces dirt, water, materials
and/or debris from the work site.
Loads and unloads equipment and materials from vehicles at work sites.

  • Operates compaction equipment, pumps, boring
    equipment, concrete saws and jack hammers

  • Measures and Cuts pipe according to MFG
    recommendations and specifications

  • Reads, removes, replaces, repairs and calibrates water meters

  • Handles and mixes bags of cement, and maneuvers in a wheelbarrow

  • Perform routine tasks with hand tools, (shovels, rakes, wrenches, trowels, etc.)

  • Performs Light maintenance of tools and equipment

  • Responds to public inquiries and investigates public complaints associated with the water distribution system

  • Performs PM inspections, general maintenance and repair of valves, fire hydrants water mains, bow offs and sampling connections

  • Performs flow test and records data

  • Subject to 24 hour on call status

  • Efficiently operates utility vehicles, Mini
    xcavators, front end loaders and related equipment

  • Complies with and maintains all safety procedures according to BCWS and OSHA standards at all job sites

  • Routinely makes taps on pipes

  • Ability to perform field water quality test

  • Draws as-built diagrams for new installations and repairs

EMS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Read and understand the BCWS Environmental
    Management System policy 
    statement.

  • Report any observed discharges or potential discharges of pollutants (gas, liquid or solids) from any BCWS owned or near any BCWS owned facility to the Management of the Berkeley County Water & Sanitation.

OTHER DUTIES

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit,  they are not an essential part of the
purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
 

  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Education, Training and Experience -

  • Must have High school diploma or General
    Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Three years experience in pipe construction and
    maintenance and including heavy equipment operation
  • Prior work record indicating dependability
  • Skill and knowledge in the use of tools, materials
    and equipment commonly used in the performance of Job Function
  • Requires a Class C Water Distribution License 

OTHER
REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to operate utility vehicles, backhoes, mini excavators, and related equipment

  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions

  • Must be able to work on emergency repairs and services unsupervised

  • Must be able to write legible and descriptive
    reports on duties performed

  • Must have the ability to deal with the public
    to include handling potential difficult customers and volatile situations

  • Must have some knowledge of the use of pumps, compressors and other appropriate equipment

  • Must have good knowledge of pipefitting skills, of water taps and new water line construction practices

  • Must possess a valid SC driver’s license

  • Must have one year of backhoe or mini excavator or trac hoe experience

  • Must be able to obtain a valid Class A CDL within 6 months of employment

  • Must qualify physically for wearing self-contained breathing equipment

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Job Title: Solid Waste Crew Leader
Division: Solid Waste
Department: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Reports To: Solid Waste Superintendent
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 3 ($20,903.60 - $24,039.56)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Under very limited supervision, transport and supervise trustees from the Coastal Pre-Release Center and/or Berkeley County Detention Center laborers conducting the cleaning and maintenance of boat landings, landfill, roads and other BCWS facilities, and in the performance of other labor functions. This position is responsible for supervising all activities of personnel assigned to Convenience Centers, including prison labor, Vehicle Operators and Solid Waste personnel assigned to outside the landfill clean up duty.  This position will coordinate with and follow rules of conduct established and regulated by correctional center.  This position may require a rotating shift to include Sundays and Holidays.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervises all activities regarding prison labor, and landfill personnel assigned to outside the landfill clean up duty, assigns work duties, identifies the work area geographically and functionally, and follows up on results
  • Supervises prison labor and landfill personnel assigned to work the Waste Tire Collection Facility
  • Responsible for the enforcement of safety rules
  • Maintains surveillance of prisoners to prevent them from doing the following: drive vehicles; enter places of business; bodily contacting or talking to persons other than prisoners or supervisors; collecting contraband, to purchasing anything directly or indirectly, using a telephone or going outside the prescribed area of work
  • Responsible for returning prisoners to correctional center when situations arise that are important enough to render a normal day's work ineffective, or at the end of the days work
  • Evaluates results of supervised workers

EMS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Read and understand the BCWS Environmental Management System policy statement.
  • Report any observed discharges or potential discharges of pollutants (gas, liquid or solids) from any BCWS owned or near any BCWS owned facility to the Management of the Berkeley County Water & Sanitation.

OTHER DUTIES

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

  • Performs related duties as required

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Must have a High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and prior work record indicating dependability and conscientiousness.

OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to follow rules of conduct established and regulated by correctional center
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions, and organize, plan and execute these instructions through the use of personnel assigned
  • Must possess a current valid SC driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain a 10-year MVR

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