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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.

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 21 jobs available:

Position:
Administrative Assistant (Internal Only)
Department:
Sheriff
Salary:
$29,314.73 - $41,04.40
Closing Date:
May 29, 2015
Job Description:
SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB: Under occasional supervision, performs routine to moderately complex administrative, secretarial and clerical work in support of effective and efficient department operations. Provides professional and courteous assistance to the public. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Captain - Investigations Division. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by one to two years of responsible administrative or clerical experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid SC driver's license.
   
Position:
Employee Relations Coordinator
Department:
Human Resources
Salary:
$39,100.00-58,700.00 (DOQ)
Closing Date:
June 5, 2015
Job Description:
SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB: This position handles the internal employee communications as well as handling public relations events and communications with the community. In addition, this position is responsible for all recruiting activities for the County. REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE: Related degree preferred; 5 years of experience in employee relations and recruitment; computer savvy; strong interpersonal skills; strong platform skills.
   
Position:
Trades Worker
Department:
Public Works
Salary:
$31,039.00 - $43,454.10
Closing Date:
June 5,2015
Job Description:
SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB: 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. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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. Must possess a valid state driver's license.
   
Position:
Assistant Public Defender I
Department:
Public Defender
Salary:
$44,843.02 - $62,779.98
Closing Date:
June 5, 2015
Job Description:
SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB: Under occasional supervision, prepares and defends indigent cases in General Sessions and Family courts. Assists in coordinating the work of support staff. Performs related professional work as required. Reports to the Deputy Public Defender. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, responsible experience in the field of law helpful, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining membership in the South Carolina State Bar Association. Must possess a valid state driver's license.
   
Position:
Engineering Techician I
Department:
Engineering
Salary:
$$36,215.50 - $50,701.47
Closing Date:
May 29, 2015
Job Description:
SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB: Under occasional supervision, coordinates assigned public works projects to ensure compliance with all County regulations and specifications, and assists the County Engineer in preparing engineering designs for capital improvements and modifications of public works facilities and infrastructure. Performs related technical work as required. Reports to the County Engineer. EDUCATION,EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Requires a technical college diploma in engineering technology, drafting, construction or related field supplemented by one to two years of experience in technical engineering design and drafting, 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.
   
Position:
Mechanic II
Department:
Public Works
Salary:
$32,764.50 - $45,870.31
Closing Date:
May 29, 2015
Job Description:
SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB: 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. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by 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.
   
Position:
Administrative Assistant
Department:
Planning and Development
Salary:
$29,314.73 - $41,040.40
Closing Date:
May 29, 2015
Job Description:
SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB: Under occasional supervision, performs routine to moderately complex administrative, secretarial, bookkeeping and clerical work in support of effective and efficient division operations. Provides professional and courteous assistance to the public. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Planning & Development Director. EDUCATON, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by one to two years of responsible secretarial or clerical experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid SC driver's license. Must possess Notary Public Certification.
   
Position:
Recreation Supervisor
Department:
Parks amd Recreation
Salary:
$31,039.00 - $43,454.10
Closing Date:
May 29, 2015
Job Description:
SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB: Under occasional supervision, develops, coordinates and implements programs, activities and events to meet the recreation and leisure needs of the community. Performs related administrative and professional work as required. Reports to the Park Supervisor. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REUIREMENTS: Requires a Bachelor's degree in parks and recreation administration, leisure services or related field supplemented by nine to twelve months of experience in recreation or sports programming, 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.
   
Position:
Finance Director
Department:
Finance Department
Salary:
$82,806.58 - $115,928.96
Closing Date:
May 30, 2015
Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB: Under limited supervision, serves a Chief Financial Officer for Aiken County, ensuring efficient and effective financial and cash management of the County's various funds. Work involves developing and implementing internal financial controls; preparing and maintaining County budgets; overseeing the preparation and maintenance of all County financial reports and records; supervising and reviewing the work of the Finance Department division heads; and performing related administrative and professional work as required. Reports to the County Administrator. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Requires a Bachelor's degree in finance, financial management, or accounting. A Master's degree in finance, financial management, or accounting and/or CPA preferred, supplemented by six to nine years experience in public finance administration with considerable supervisory and administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities.
   
Position:
IT Manager
Department:
Sheriff
Salary:
$43,000.00 - $64,600.00
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Description:
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for day-to-day management of the IT department for the Sheriff's Office and Detention Center, including all hardware and software needs. In addition, the incumbent will assess and make recommendations to improve workflow. Finally, this position is responsible for providing technical support for special setups, including installation of services/network. REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE: Minimum Level of Job-Related Education: College degree, preferably in Computer Science. Minimum amount of job-related experience: 5 years in project management, hardware/software work plus 2 years supervisory experience; basic understanding of the network and how information should flow within the department. Minimum level of any required qualifications, licenses, certificates, registrations, or any relevant knowledge, job skill or equivalent experience, database/server experience; A/V knowledge; network knowledge.
   
Position:
Appraiser IV
Department:
Tax Assessor
Salary:
$39,667.77 - $55,535.12
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Description:
SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB: Under limited supervision, appraises commercial, industrial, farm and residential properties in Aiken County, ensuring that all property is equitable assessed. Performs related administrative and technical work as required. Reports to the Tax Assessor. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Requires a Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field supplemented by four to five years of experience in property appraisal, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess state certification as a licensed real estate appraiser. Must possess a valid state driver's license.
   
Position:
Water Safety Instructor (Temporary)
Department:
Park, Recreation & Tourism
Salary:
$9.1156/hr.
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Description:
FUNCTION: To provide a safe, fun environment for swimming lessons. To teach proper stroke technique for each level of classes. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES: Must have good communication skills (especially with children), along with a willingness to work with the public. Must be able to think clearly and act quickly in any situation. MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must hold current American Red Cross Water Safety Certificate, including CPR Certificate and First Aid Training, Prefer American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A successful drug screen and DSS background screening is required as a prerequisite for employment.
   
Position:
Day Camp Supervisor (Temporary)
Department:
Park, Recreation & Tourism
Salary:
$9.9452/hr
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Description:
FUNCTION: Provide supervision of Day Camp Program including day campers, Counselors, Green Thumb Workers, Foster Grandparents, and other volunteers as well as all activities therein. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have a strong desire to work with children. Must have good communication skills as well as a willingness to work with the public. Previous work with children required. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A successful drug screen and DSS background screening is required as a prerequisite for employment.
   
Position:
Day Camp Counselor (Temporary)
Department:
Park, Recreation & Tourism
Salary:
$9.11/hr.
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Description:
FUNCTION: Provide supervision of day campers and assist in leading Day Camp activities. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES: Must have a strong desire to work with children. Must have good communication skills as well as a willingness to work with the public. Previous work with children required. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: A successful drug screen and DSS background screening is required as a prerequisite for employment.
   
Position:
Co-op Student (Temporary)
Department:
Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Salary:
$9.94/hr
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Description:
FUNCTION: To assist with the activities and management of the assigned park. MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be a high school graduate attending a secondary education institution. A CPR certification is desirable. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A successful drug screen and DSS background screening is required as a prerequisite for employment.
   
Position:
Aquatics Supervisor (Temporary)
Department:
Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Salary:
$11.6043/hr
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Description:
FUNCTION: Assist in all facets of supervision the Aiken County Recreation Center, particularly in regards to the aquatics program. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES: Pool maintenance is a must. Must have good communication skills, as well as a willingness to work with the public. Must have organizational skills with an emphasis on accuracy. Computer skills and strong supervisory skills preferred. NECESSARY & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A successful drug screen and DSS background screening is required as a prerequisite for employment. Must possess a valid SC driver's license.
   
Position:
Lifeguard (temporary)
Department:
Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Salary:
$8.2860/hr.
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Description:
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES: Provide uninterrupted supervision of all pool patrons, both in and around swimming area. Assist any swimmers or pool patron in distress. Performs routine checks on pool water, pool equipment, and bathroom facilities. Open and close pool area as scheduled. Other duties as assigned by Park Supervisor. MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must hold current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate, including CPR Certification and First Aid Training. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A successful drug screen and DSS back ground screening is required as a prerequisite for employment.
   
Position:
Construction Manager
Department:
Engineering Department
Salary:
$$39,273.98 - $45,165.08
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Description:
Under limited supervision, coordinates the study, design, construction and management of County construction projects from inception to completion. Performs related technical, administrative and supervisory work as required. Reports to the County Engineer. Requires an Associate’s degree in engineering, drafting, construction management, or other relevant field supplemented by three to four years of progressively responsible experience in public works construction and engineering operations, 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.
   
Position:
Dispatcher II
Department:
Aiken County Sheriff's Office
Salary:
$$32,590.96 - $45,626.81
Closing Date:
continuous
Job Description:
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 – Communications Center Supervisor. Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by 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. 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.
   
Position:
Deputy Sheriff I
Department:
Aiken County Sheriff's Office
Salary:
$$38,026.28 - $53,235.55
Closing Date:
Continuous
Job Description:
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. Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by 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.
   
Position:
Detention Officer
Department:
Aiken County Sheriff's Office
Salary:
$$32,590.96 - $45,626.81
Closing Date:
Continuous
Job Description:
Under regular supervision, provides the proper detention and care of persons lawfully incarcerated and maintains the safety, security and welfare of inmates, staff and the general public. Books and releases inmates. Oversees the activities of inmates, including those assigned to work release programs. Maintains and submits required records. Reports to the Sergeant as assigned. Requires a high school diploma, the completion of basic jail coursework offered through the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy and at least six months of detention center experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must complete basic jail coursework offered through the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age and a South Carolina resident.