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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: Construction Inspector
Division: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Department: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Reports To: Chief Building Official
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: See Below

IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY.
CLOSING DATE 09/04/2015

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under the general supervision of the Chief Building Official, inspect buildings during construction to ensure compliance with the building code, other applicable requirements, approved plans and specifications. Assist and advise the general public in matters relating to construction and code requirements. Investigate complaints and makes inspections of existing buildings to determine if hazardous or illegal conditions exist relating to structures and their use. Prepare written reports, issues notices to correct code violations, issues stop-work notices and testifies in court regarding violations, as necessary. Perform other duties as assigned. Construction Inspector 3 performs inspections including those for highly complex residential and commercial projects. This position level also advises staff, public or others regarding complex code interpretations or questions.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Construction Inspector 3 - High school graduate or equivalent and five (5) years related experience in structural installation of residential and commercial construction with a minimum of two (2) years field experience as a Combination Inspector. Must have and maintain International Code Council (ICC) certifications as follows: ICC Building Code Official; ICC Electrical Code Official; ICC Mechanical Code Official; ICC Plumbing Code Official and ICC Fire Inspector certification. Employee will be asked to resign or will be separated from employment if required certifications are not maintained.
Construction Inspector 2 - High school graduate or equivalent and three (3) years related experience in structural installation of residential or commercial construction. Must have and maintain International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Residential and Commercial Combination Inspector. ICC Fire certification may be used in lieu of one commercial certification. Employee will be asked to resign or will be separated from employment if required certifications are not maintained.
Construction Inspector 1 - High school graduate or equivalent and two (2) years related experience in structural installation of residential or commercial construction. Must obtain International Code Council certification for a Residential or Commercial Building Inspector within six (6) months of employment. Must be registered with the South Carolina Building Codes Council as a Limited Residential or Commercial Combination Inspector within one (1) year of employment and then registered as a fully qualified Residential or Commercial Combination Inspector within eighteen (18) months of employment. Employee will be asked to resign or will be separated from employment if required certifications are not maintained.
Must be able to use Microsoft Word. Knowledge of the Berkeley County area preferred.
Must have valid driver’s license for South Carolina. Must have safe driving record.
Working knowledge of Standard Building Codes and International Building Codes. Active certification is required during employment and it is the employee’s responsibility to maintain certification.
Working knowledge of the materials and methods of building construction as utilized in actual practice. Departmental testing may be administered during interview.
Completed degree(s) beneficial to position may be partially considered as work experience.
A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires the employee to frequently sit and use hands to handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; walk, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

SAFETY INFORMATION/DUTIES:
This is a safety sensitive position and subject to random drug and alcohol testing. All employees holding such jobs or requesting promotion or transfer to such jobs are subject to drug and alcohol testing. Attends all required safety training, follows safety policies and procedures and uses appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for assigned tasks.

HOURS OF WORK/MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:
This position is normally classified as non-exempt and reports to the Chief Building Official. The normal work schedule is thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hours per week. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours and to perform extra or different duties during emergency situations.

Construction Inspector 3 - Grade C33
Entry Level Bi-Weekly Salary Range: $1490.87 - $1714.50
Construction Inspector 2 – Grade C26
Entry Level Bi-Weekly Salary Range: $1192.70 - $1371.60
Construction Inspector 1 – Grade C22
Entry Level Bi-Weekly Salary Range: $1107.50 - $1298.12

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Job Title: Administrative Clerk 2
Division: IN-HOUSE STEP INCREASE
Department: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Reports To: Librarian
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: C03 (Entry Level Bi-Weekly Pay Range: $702.84 - $808.26)

IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY.
CLOSING DATE 09/04/2015

DEPARTMENT: LIBRARY – HANAHAN

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs a variety of customer service and clerical tasks including helping customers to obtain a library card and/or Internet use card; managing collection inventory by checking out and in materials; updating customer accounts; and, shelving materials returned from circulation. Demonstrates to customers how to use the library’s catalog and computers. Performs library-related computer functions using standard office software as well as the library’s integrated system. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
High school graduate or equivalent and one (1) year related Library experience preferred. Candidates should possess a positive attitude and exceptional references.
Clerical skills including filing, customer service, math, and correct grammar usage.
Basic Skills test score of 58 is required for this position.
Must be able to operate general office equipment.
Departmental testing may be administered during interviews.
Completed degree(s) beneficial to the position may be partially considered as work experience.
A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires the employee to sit, stand, bend, stoop, and use hands to handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to walk, talk and hear. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

SAFETY INFORMATION/DUTIES:
Attends all required safety training, follows safety policies and procedures and uses appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for assigned tasks.

HOURS OF WORK/MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:
This position is currently classified as non-exempt and reports directly to the Librarian. Thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hours per week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Shift assignments are based on need and are made at the discretion of the Branch Manager. Must be able to substitute at any Berkeley County Library where need demands additional staffing. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours and to perform extra or different duties during emergency situations.

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Job Title: Vehicle Operator
Division: IN-HOUSE STEP INCREASE
Department: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Reports To: Heavy Equipment Operator 6
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade:

IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY.
CLOSING DATE: 09/08/2015

DEPARTMENT: BCWS – SOLID WASTE

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Under limited supervision operate a vehicle such as a dump truck, garbage truck, flat bed construction truck or straight chassis and tractor-trailers for various road maintenance, collection and related duties. Work in servicing convenience centers, recycling sites, tire hauling, and rock and dirt hauling. Perform standard vehicle maintenance. Load and unload vehicle as required assuring all safety rules and regulations are being followed during the process. Perform standard vehicle maintenance. Utilize basic automotive service tools and performs minor maintenance and service. Maintain and perform minor service requirements on specific vehicle assigned such as
checking and maintaining fluid and lubricant levels, lighting, tires and applicable safety equipment. Load and unload vehicle as required assuring all safety rules and regulations are being followed during the process. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Must have a valid Class B CDL license for South Carolina with a safe driving record.
Must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions and to provide legible and descriptive written reports on duties performed.
Must have the ability to handle hand trucks, dollies and other small moving equipment with appropriate loads.
Must have basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance and servicing and the skills to perform given activities.
Must have extensive knowledge of the rules and regulations of the safe operation of assigned vehicles.
Departmental testing may be administered during interview.
A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.

VEHICLE OPERATOR 1:
Must have or be able to obtain Commercial Driver’s License – Class A within 9 months of employment.
Minimum of one (1) year vehicle operating, or comparable experience.
VEHICLE OPERATOR 2:
Must have and maintain a valid Class A CDL for South Carolina with a safe driving record.
Minimum of one (1) year vehicle operating, or comparable experience.
Demonstrate the ability to operate a roll-off and tractor trailer trucks.
VEHICLE OPERATOR 3:
Must have and maintain a valid Class A CDL for South Carolina with a safe driving record.
Minimum of two (2) years vehicle operating, or comparable experience.
Demonstrate the ability to operate a roll-off and tractor trailer trucks.
Demonstrate the ability to operate a fork-lift and skid steer with attachments.
VEHICLE OPERATOR 4:
Must have and maintain a valid Class A CDL for South Carolina with a safe driving record.
Must have or be able to obtain a CDL Tanker Endorsement within 9 months of employment.
Minimum of three (3) years vehicle operating, or comparable experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to sixty-five (65) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

SAFETY INFORMATION/DUTIES:
This is a safety sensitive position and subject to random drug and alcohol testing. All employees holding such jobs or requesting promotion or transfer to such jobs are subject to drug testing. Attends all required safety training, follows safety policies and procedures and uses appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for assigned tasks.

HOURS OF WORK:
This position is classified as non-exempt and reports directly to the Heavy Equipment Operator 6. Employees
assigned to work at the Landfill are required to work forty (40) hours per week, on a rotating work schedule. Landfill
hours are 7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday – Friday and Saturday 7:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours, weekends and to perform extra or different duties during emergency situations.

Vehicle Operator 1 – Grade C16
Entry Base Level Bi-Weekly Pay Range: $1044.80 - $1201.52
Vehicle Operator 2 – Grade C20
Entry Base Level Bi-Weekly Pay Range: $1136.00 - $1306.40
Vehicle Operator 3 – Grade C24
Entry Base Level Bi-Weekly Pay Range: $1227.20 - $1411.28
Vehicle Operator 4 – Grade C27
Entry Base Level Bi-Weekly Pay Range: $1317.60 - $1515.24

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