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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
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Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator 1
Division: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Department: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Reports To: Heavy Equipment Operator 5
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: C16 (Entry Base Level Bi-Weekly Pay Range: $1044.80 - $1201.52)

DEPARTMENT: BCWS – SOLID WASTE

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under general supervision, perform specialized skilled work in the operation of a variety of complex motorized heavy equipment used in the disposal of refuse at the County landfill and other assigned duties of supervisors. This position is responsible for landfill operations, site preparation, land preservation and drainage control for new and undeveloped landfill areas. This position may require rotating shift to include weekends and holidays.
Operate equipment such as front-end loader, articulating dump truck, excavator, compactor, bulldozer, scraper and
motorized pan to spread, pack and cover refuse and debris and other related tasks. Construct and prepare new and
undeveloped areas for future landfill sites including grading, seeding and policing the site for erosion control and beautification purposes. Perform routine preventive maintenance of equipment. Install drainage pipes at new and completed sites to insure proper drainage. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
High school graduate or equivalent and two (2) years related experience in the operation of motorized heavy equipment.
Must have or be able to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (CDL – Class A), to include air brake and combination endorsements, within 6 months of employment.
Valid driver’s license for South Carolina. Must have and maintain safe driving record.
Minimum of one (1) year of heavy equipment/vehicle operating, or comparable experience.
Must be able to follow oral and written instructions and organize, plan and execute these instructions through the use of personnel assigned.
Must have working knowledge of the proper operation, safety precautions, and occupational hazards involved in operating heavy equipment.
Must be able to perform minor repairs and operating adjustments to equipment assigned.
Departmental testing may be administered during interview.
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:
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 40 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 5. 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.

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Job Title: Vehicle Operator 1
Division: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Department: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Reports To: Heavy Equipment Operator 6
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: C16 (Entry Base Level Bi-Weekly Pay Range: $1044.80 - $1201.52)

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. Performs standard vehicle maintenance. Loads and unloads 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 and two (2) years’ experience in vehicle and light equipment operation.
Must have a Class B CDL with the ability to obtain a Class A CDL to include air brake and combination endorsements within 6 months.
Valid driver’s license for South Carolina. Must have and maintain 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.
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:
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 40 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.

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Job Title: Administrative Specialist 1
Division: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Department: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Reports To: Clerk of Court's Office
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: C13 (Entry Level Bi-Weekly Pay Range: $915.82 - $1,053.19)

 IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY

DEPARTMENT: CLERK OF COURT’S OFFICE (Berkeley County Government)

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Perform diversified administrative and customer service duties such as assisting the domestic abuse and/or DSS clients, general public and attorneys. Communicate and correspond professionally and courteously with all
case parties in a high stress environment. Review documents for completion and compliance with Family Court laws. Interpret court orders and enter the information into the Family Court system. Set up court case files. Accepts and processes case fees and
miscellaneous payments. Act as telephone operator for multi-line incoming calls. Sort and process daily mail. Perform various duties including, filing, scanning, indexing, data entry, records management, and copying. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Associates degree and two (2) years full-time related work experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and four (4) years full-time related experience required. Experience working in a fast-paced legal and/or case management environment handling stressful situations highly desired.
Experience to include excellent customer service and communication skills, both written and oral in addition to entering and processing cash transactions.
Clerical skills including filing, customer service, math, data entry and correct grammar usage.
Data Entry/Basic Skills test score of 68, Word score of 40 and Excel score of 35 are required for this position.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced customer service oriented environment.
Must be able to efficiently complete tasks by following established guidelines/procedures with minimal direct supervision.
Skilled in the operation of office equipment including fax machines.
Departmental testing may be administered during interview.
A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one 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 required to 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:
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 Clerk of Court’s Office. Thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hours per week. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with the ability to work flexible hours after 5:00 p.m. when necessary. 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: Administrative Clerk 4 - Part Time
Division: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Department: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Reports To: Captain of Community Service Division
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: C10 (Entry Level Hourly Rate of Pay: $11.36-13.06)

IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY

DEPARTMENT: Sheriff’s Office

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Under the supervision of the Captain of Community Service, perform a variety of administrative duties to ensure administrative consistency in daily operations of the Records Division. Receive and process all expungement orders issued by all magistrate offices within Berkeley County as well as General Sessions Court. Processing includes, researching court records, researching the AS400 database and deleting arrest information for charges that are expunged in the booking, warrants and ticket indexes, researching and deleting arrest data from the PD Manager RMS system, digitally transferring
unredacted copies of case files from Application Extender into a SEALED file for a retention period of three years as required by State Law, pulling the original documents and redacting all arrest data for expunged charges and escanning and re-indexing said reports into the Application Extender to the targeted folders, and re-filing the redacted reports. Responsible for forwarding expungements to Forensics, and Division Administrative Assistants for appropriate action from those areas. Answering telephone(s), taking messages, sorting/delivering mail and greeting citizens. Must be able to multi-task work responsibilities. Must complete administrative duties as requested by the Records Division. Communicate all necessary information to the appropriate contacts. Perform other duties as needed or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A high school graduate or equivalent and one (1) year related administrative experience.
Basic Skills score 64 is required for this position. Word score of 33 is required for this position. Excel score of 28 is required for this position.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and multi-tasking ability is essential along with good interpersonal skills, decision making, and personal and work ethics.
Require excellent organizational skills. Skilled in the use of general office equipment.
Ability to work well with people, excellent communicative skills, and must be flexible in all areas of work when dealing with co-workers as well as the general public.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Must achieve and maintain NCIC certification.
Must be able to use scanner and Gmail to support Sheriff’s office functions.
Departmental testing will be administered during interview. Initial testing consists of extensive background check and a polygraph test. Upon successful completion of these tests, selected candidates will then proceed to the interview.

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

HOURS OF WORK/MISCELLANEOUS DUTIES:
This position is currently classified as non-exempt and reports directly to the Captain of Community Service Division. This position will not exceed twenty nine (29) hours per week. Normal operating hours are between Monday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the ability to work flexible hours when necessary. 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: Engineering Technician
Division: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Department: IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS ONLY
Reports To: County Engineer
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: C33 (Entry Level Bi-Weekly Pay Range: $1490.87 - $1714.50)

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DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING/STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of an engineer, performs technical work related to construction, maintenance and inventory of storm drainage, roads and other infrastructure. Monitors and inspects private development projects for compliance with regulations, standards and approved plans. Assists in project management for the construction of County projects and verifies that proper materials are used and that construction conforms to the contract documents. Assists in the preparation of storm drainage and road system maps, databases and plans. Reviews applications for utility permits and ensures compliance through inspection of work. Interacts with contractors, consultants, developers, utilities, regulatory agency representatives and the general public. Prepares, organizes and maintains
engineering/construction field and office data, reports and systems. Assists in implementing the County’s MS4 and storm water management program. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Associates degree in a related field and four (4) years related Engineering experience.
SCDOT Technician Certification or SCDHEC Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector certification desired. Candidates who are not certified upon hire will be required to certify within one (1) year of employment, and are required to maintain current certification as a condition of continued employment.
Personal computer experience required including Microsoft Word and Excel. GIS experience preferred.
Valid driver’s license for South Carolina. Must have safe driving record.
Departmental testing may be administered during interview.
Completed degree(s) not required but 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:
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 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 classified as non-exempt and reports to the County Engineer. The normal work schedule is thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hours per week; Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Must be able to work extended hours and weekends when required
due to construction schedules. 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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