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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.

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Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator 1
Division: Solid Waste
Department: Solid Waste
Reports To: Heavy Equipment Operator 5
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 6 ($24,199.28 - $27,827.97)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

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.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operates 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
  • Constructs and prepares new and undeveloped areas for future landfill sites including grading, seeding and policing the site for erosion control and beautification purposes
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance of equipment
  • Installs drainage pipes at new and completed sites to insure proper drainage

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 two years experience in the operation of motorized heavy equipment.

OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of heavy equipment/vehicle operating, or comparable experience.
  • Must be able to perform minor repairs and operating adjustments to equipment assigned
  • Must have working knowledge of the proper operation, safety precautions, and occupational hazards involved in operating heavy equipment
  • 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 Commercial Drivers License class A, to include air brake and combination endorsements within 6 months of employment hire date
  • Must be able to obtain a 10-year MVR

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Job Title: Wastewater Collection Technician 1
Division: Operations
Department: Wastewater Collection
Reports To: Wastewater Collection Foreman
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 5

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Under very limited supervision, perform skilled duties and assist others in the installation and repair of pipes, conduits, meters, manholes, hydrants and fittings which requires the entry and exit of manholes and other confined spaces. Assist in making of all size taps, types of joints, and in repairing all types of broken mains, valves, meters, lines, and manholes.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maneuver and set manhole rings and covers
  • Remove and/or replaces dirt, water, materials and/or debris from the work site
  • Respond to and investigates requests for service or complaints concerning such matters as sewer odors, blocked sewers, and makes necessary corrections
  • Read, remove, replace, set sewer flow meters
  • Handle and mix bags of cement, and maneuver in a wheelbarrow
  • Perform routine tasks with hand tools, (shovels, rakes, wrenches, trowels, etc.)
  • Work on emergency repairs and services unsupervised
  • Perform light maintenance on tools and equipment
  • Subject to 24 hour on call status and mandatory overtime

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).

OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions
  • Must be able to write legible and descriptive reports on duties performed
  • Must have some knowledge of the use of pumps, compressors and other appropriate equipment
  • Must have good knowledge of pipefitting skills, of wastewater taps and new wastewater collection line construction practices
  • Must be able to operate utility vehicles, backhoe, and related equipment
  • Must have the ability to deal with the public to include handling potential difficult customers and volatile situations
  • Must possess a valid SC driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain a valid Class B CDL within 6 months of employment
  • Must obtain a Class D Wastewater Collection License within 12 Months of date of hire
  • Must qualify physically for wearing self-contained breathing equipment

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Job Title: Hydrant and Valve
Division: Water
Department: Water Distribution
Reports To: Water Distribution Foreman
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 7 ($25,409.20 - $29,220.57)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Under limited supervision, performs preventative maintenance and repairs on fire hydrants, i.e. cleaning, painting, repair, replacement and/or lubrication of nozzles, caps, operating nuts, stems, gaskets, chains, etc.  Performs inspection and testing of fire hydrants to ensure proper operation and to itemize deficiencies as well as hydraulic testing to establish flow capabilities and locate flow deficiencies.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collect of pertinent hydrant data through office and field investigation to become permanent record within the GIS database, i.e. hydrant number, manufacturer, model, connection, year, valve opening size, depth, location, etc.
  • Operation of distribution and transmission valves to ensure proper position and operation.
  • Prepare reports.
  • Locate valves and water mains in the field using electron detection equipment.
  • Follow up on deficiencies found to ensure repairs are made promptly and correctly.
  • Assist in solving customer complaints and problems as well as those reported by local fire departments.
  • Respond to customer water quality concerns.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and/or keyboard for inputting information into the GIS Database and CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management System.)
  • Ability to perform water quality testing in accordance with DHEC regulations.
  • May be required to work during emergency conditions.
  • This position is subject to 24-hour on call.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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)
  • Two years experience in pipe construction and maintenance and construction 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
  • Must pass the Class D Water Distribution Exam within the first 18 Months

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: Vehicle Operator 1
Division: Solid Waste
Department: Solid Waste
Reports To: Solid Waste Foreman
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 7 ($25,409.20 - $29,220.57)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

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.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs standard vehicle maintenance
  • Utilizes basic automotive service tools and performs minor maintenance and service
  • Maintains and performs minor service requirements on specific vehicle assigned such as checking and maintaining fluid and lubricant levels, lighting, tires and applicable safety equipment
  • Loads and unloads vehicle as required assuring all safety rules and regulations are being followed during the process

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, TRAINNG AND EXPERIENCE

Must have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and at least two years experience in vehicle and light equipment operation. 

OTHER REQUIRED SKILL, ABILITIES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • 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
  • 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
  • Must have a valid SC driver’s license

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Job Title: Envir. Systems Operator Trainee
Division: Plant Operations
Department: Operations
Reports To: Environmental Systems Operator Shift Leader
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 6 ($24,199.28 - $27,827.97)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Under general supervision, assist the Environmental Systems Operator in the operation of the water and/or wastewater facilities.  This position requires the entry and exit of manholes and other confined spaces, and the ability to operate motors, pumps, valves and other specific equipment associated with the treatment process. This position may operate on a rotating shift schedule.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receives customer complaints over the phone, and coordinates services/repairs with various crews
  • Receives, monitors, and mixes chemicals utilizing a forklift, and load HTH chlorine drums into the back of a standard pickup truck
  • Performs routine maintenance and cleaning tasks with a variety of hand tools for equipment, buildings and grounds
  • Maintains and calibrates testing equipment
  • Collects samples and maintains proper documentation as required by DHEC
  • Records flow, rainfall, and other data, changing charts as required by DHEC
  • Performs visual and auditory inspections of plant equipment and maintain appropriate logs
  • Writes legible and descriptive reports on duties performed

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 other related duties as required

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Must have a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).  Applicants hired as a “Trainee” must be able to obtain a valid Class “D” Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification within one year. 

OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Must progress at least annually to successive Certification levels from Class “D” to Class “A” Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
  • Must have some knowledge of PCs as needed to interpret alarm systems 
  • Must be familiar with and understand process mathematical calculation methods and mapping systems 
  • Must be familiar with and understand wye-mapping systems
  • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude and be able to follow written and oral instruction with minimum supervision
  • Must qualify for CPR Certification, for wearing self-contained breathing apparatus equipment, and pass a physical, as required to be a member of the rescue team 
  • Must possess a valid SC driver’s license

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