• Aiken County Government Center

    New Aiken County Government Website

    Need help navigating the website? View our how to guide by following the link below.
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  • Aiken County Government Center | Service Center

    Service Center

    If you're not sure where to go, please stop by the Service Center on the second floor of the Government Center, or call 803.642.1500 during regular office hours.
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  • Aiken County Animal Shelter

    Adopt Your Pet Today!

    Find Love and Save a Life by adopting a new pet. Visit the new Aiken County Shelter.
    Learn More

  • Boyd Observatory

    Come See the Stars

    A 16' id cement block building with a 12' fully rotating aluminum dome, houses a 17.5" Newtonian telescope with support electronics. The observatory accommodates groups of twelve.
    View Observatory Website

  • 311 GIS Request Services

    What's New?

    Our "At Your Request" service has changed to 311 GIS. Go here to download the 311 GIS Guide. You can find the 311GIS Service in our eGov Services menu option located at the top.
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  • Aiken County Judicial Center

    Judicial Center on Park Avenue

    Accessible parking and entrance is available at the main public entrance, in the parking area nearest the church.
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  • Aiken County Sheriff's Office

    Sheriff's Office on Hampton Avenue

    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is committed to supplying law enforcement services through community-based operations and to encourage excellence and education through a partnership with Aiken County.
    Visit Sheriff Website

  • The Savannah River Site Museum

    The Savannah River Site Museum

    Work is in progress to adapt the former Dibble Memorial Library building for use as a museum. For more information, call the Museum at 803.648.1437.
    Visit Museum Website

  • ABBE Regional Library System

    SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2015

    Encourage the children and teens in your life to read this summer so they start the new school year ahead of the game.
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Aiken County Government

provides many essential and beneficial services to its citizens. The County is governed by the County Council, comprised of an elected-at-large Council Chairman and 8 members elected from single-member districts. Find out who your Aiken County Council member is, and how to contact that person. Aiken County's Code of Laws is accessible online here. Also available are the Code of Laws for the City of Aiken and the City of North Augusta. The South Carolina Code of Laws and other references are also available online. Aiken County Government's services are provided by different departments in many locations around this large County. You can contact the County staff by phone, email, or in person. Generally, County offices are open between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.



Aiken County Is A Great Place To Work!

The County normally has several job openings available to qualified applicants, as do the City of Aiken and the City of North Augusta. The South Carolina OneStop Job Center offers many great resources to assist you in your search for new and better employment.

State government provides helpful information to new and existing businesses at their Business One-Stop website, their Business site at SCBOS.SC.GOV, and at the SC Department of Commerce website. Business licenses are required in some of the incorporated areas of the County, but are not required in the unincorporated areas.

  • Position: Museum Assistant I (Part Time / 10 hrs. per week)
    Department: Historical Commission
    Closing Date: 07.30.2015
    Job Description:  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Staff member for weekends and special events; min. of 10 hours per week – Sat.: 10 – 5; Sun. 2 – 5. Setting up and breaking down of museum facilities for special events. Assists in research and engages our weekend guests on overview of the Museum collections. Supervisory duties related to the general operation of the Museum with regard to public-oriented functions. Interacts with volunteers and the public. Must be able to meet and greet visitors to the Museum and to supervise the visitors’ conduct with regard to stated rules of operation. Must be able to lift tables and chairs to accommodate facility rentals and usage. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years college, preferably with some design/construction experience or similar experience in the work place.


    Position: Kennel Technician
    Department: Animal Shelter
    Closing Date: 08.10.2015
    Job Description:  Responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people and for providing humane handling and care for all shelter animals. Assures all animals nutrition housing and basic medical needs are met on a daily basis. Assists the public when admitting, redeeming, and adopting animals and promotes responsible pet ownership in conversations with customers and FOTAS volunteers. Must be able to administer medications and vaccinations, including euthanasia, when necessary.


    Position: Dispatcher II
    Department: Aiken County Sheriff's Office
    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
    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
    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: Appraiser IV
    Department: Tax Assessor
    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: Parks, Recreation & Tourism
    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: Aquatics Supervisor (Temporary)
    Department: Parks, Recreation & Tourism
    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
    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: Constable
    Department: Magistrate
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Job Description:  SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB: Under occasional supervision, serves a variety of criminal and civil process papers; performs physical removal of people and property as ordered, and provides court security as scheduled. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Magistrate. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by two to three years of experience in civil process, court administration, law enforcement, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be Constable certified within one year of hire. Must maintain certification through annual legal and firearm training updates. Must possess a valid S.C. driver’s license.


    Position: Environmental Systems Operator/Trainee (ESO)
    Department: Public Service Authority
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Job Description:  SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB: Under supervision, operates the wastewater treatment plant in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and standards of quality and safety. Prepares and maintains required records and reports. Performs related technical work as required. Reports to the ESO Shift Manager. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Must obtain Class “D” level Wastewater Operator certification within two years of registration as trainee and obtain “A” level certification within 5 years of registration as trainee. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.



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