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COUNTY OF LEXINGTON - EXTERNAL HUMAN RESOURCES BULLETIN

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the County of Lexington encourages minorities, women and members of other legally protected classes to apply.

NOTE: Lexington County is accepting applications for the following employment and volunteer opportunities. To be considered for any of these positions you must submit a completed Lexington County application form.

*Volunteer opportunities are different from positions in which candidates are hired as employees.

Date of Bulletin: 07/29/2016


Position Title: Paramedic
Grade: 112
Position #: 150015
Department: EMERG. MEDICAL SERVICES
Salary Range: $45,193
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - Six months to one year of advanced training beyond high school equivalency, with one to three years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the job.
  Minimum Qualification - Nationally Registered Paramedic Certification, State of South Carolina Paramedic Certification, ACLS, PALS, ITLS, AMLS, CPR and BLS Certifications.
Description:
  Provides appropriate patient care while en route to the hospital in a manner that involves safely and efficiently managing the scene, assessing, applying and providing necessary medical treatment to sick or injured persons. Transporting patients to a medical facility in a manner that prevents additional harm to the patient, crew or the public while providing high quality advanced life support. Maintains equipment and ensures proper working order. Operates EMS vehicles while maintaining safety standards. Coordinates action and safety of allied personnel, bystanders and patients.
Application Deadline: 12/31/2016


Position Title: Correctional Officer
Grade: 109
Position #: 150012
Department: SHERIFF
Salary Range: $36,891
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High School Diploma or GED.
  Minimum Qualification - At least age 21; High School Diploma or GED; relevant experience is helpful.
Description:
  Please complete and return the Lexington County Sheriff's Department paper application located at www.lexingtonsheriff.com (careers section)

Contact our: HR Recruiter at (803) 785-8164; Sheriff’s Department Human Resources Division office at (803) 785-2407.

We appreciate your interest in employment with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
Application Deadline: 12/31/2016


Position Title: School Crossing Guard
Grade: 101
Position #: 150013
Department: SHERIFF
Salary Range: $10.32
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High School Diploma or GED.
  Minimum Qualification - Minimum Qualification - Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a social security number and transportation.
Description:
  School Crossing Guards and substitutes needed for Lexington County Schools. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a social security number. Must have transportation to school crossing. (Part time position only)
Application Deadline: 12/31/2016


Position Title: Deputy Patrol
Grade: 110
Position #: 150014
Department: SHERIFF
Salary Range: $39,474
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High School Diploma / GED.
  Minimum Qualification - One of the following: certified LE Class I (SC CJA); Bachelor's Degree or higher; certified LE Officer from another state or have MP experience.
Description:
  Please complete and return the Lexington County Sheriff's Department paper application located at www.lexingtonsheriff.com (careers section)

Contact our: HR Recruiter at (803) 785-8164; Sheriff’s Department Human Resources Division office at (803) 785-2407.

We appreciate your interest in employment with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
Application Deadline: 09/04/2016


Position Title: Call-Taker
Grade: 106
Position #: 170016
Department: COMMUNICATIONS
Salary Range: $30,114
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High school diploma or equivalent.
  Minimum Qualification - Any combination of education, training and experience necessary to successfully complete the job.
Description:
  Receives and processes emergency calls for services from citizens. Dispatches emergency services. Coordinates additional resources for emergency calls. Provides emergency medical instruction for all Emergency Medical Service calls. Operates the National Crime Information Center computer to support law enforcement operations. Utilizes CAD to ensure accurate and timely dispatch of emergency services. Monitors status of all responding agencies. Answers calls for service for other county agencies after hours. Receives and/or reviews emergency and non-emergency calls for service, requests for National Crime Information Center information, QA sheets, patient condition information and radio transmissions. Prepares and/or generates CAD call cards, National Crime Information Center entries. Refers to and follows EMD protocols.

The pre-employment selection process at the department consists of the following:

• Criminal record review
• Psychological screening
• Initial interview
• Background investigation
• Pre-employment drug test
• Any other requirement determined necessary

You will be contacted upon the submission of your application. If your application is satisfactory, you will be given a date and time to attend applicant testing. The entire hiring process could take as long as 8 weeks. You can check your application status on the Lexington County Human Resources website.

Qualified applicants and employees are treated without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or disability.

If rejected, an applicant may reapply one year after being turned down for employment. The application is held in retention for two years from the date that it is rejected.
Application Deadline: 08/21/2016


Position Title: Soil and Water Manager
Grade: 207
Position #: 001518
Department: PUBLIC WORKS/ADMINISTRATION
Salary Range: $41,208
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - Associate’s degree in Biology, Environmental Studies, Education or a similar field. Teaching aptitude and the ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications required.
  Minimum Qualification - Environmental knowledge and experience with natural resources; strong oral and written communication skills as well as presentation experience required. Grant writing ability and experience in revenue sourcing preferred.
Description:
  The District Manager reports to the Soil and Water Conservation District Board. The manager is responsible for the development and activities that meet the mission and annual plan of the Conservation District. Supervises the Administrative Assistant in the office and may supervise volunteers or other staff in developing natural resources related education programs for local schools. Assists the Board with assigned professional duties in the environmental area. In consultation with the Board Chairman, the manager develops board action items and the agenda for monthly meetings of the board. Coordinates the annual plan of work and the long range plan for the district. This requires identifying action items for the board in the areas of rural, urban, and soil and water education projects. The manager develops outreach programs and workshops for the general public, specialized technical audiences, and school children. All programs are directed toward the wise use of the County’s natural resources and may include rain garden installation, management of nuisance wildlife species, storm water problems, watershed pollution, and constructed wetlands. The manager serves as a technical expert in many facets of conservation programs and is expected to serve as a member of the State Technical Committee managed by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The manager is the liaison for the board with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Farm Service Agency, SC Department of Natural Resources, Lexington County Public Works Department and other county, state and federal agencies.
Application Deadline: 08/18/2016


Position Title: Administrative Assistant III
Grade: 106
Position #: 0017522
Department: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Salary Range: $30,114
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High school diploma or equivalent.
  Minimum Qualification - One to three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience necessary to perform the essential duties of the job.
Description:
  Performs confidential specialized administrative duties specific to Economic Development such as: reception, clerical duties, customer service recordkeeping. Records actions and provides accurate transcription of minutes. Prepares agendas and supporting material for meetings. Provides professional customer service, has organizational skills, utilizes problem solving skills and communicates effectively with supervisors, co-workers and citizens. Receives, records, prepares, files, facilitates both operational and project specific purchase orders, various correspondence, memorandums, reports, requisitions, forms and records retention. Assists the Economic Development Director in coordinating semi-annual events, preparing budget documents, monitoring budget expenditures, incentive documentation coordination, cataloging the economic development updates for Council, Administration and Central SC, preparing and submitting County Council Agenda items. Create and manage calendar appointments for the Director of Economic Development and the Project Manager. Interacts and communicates regularly with groups both internal and external to the County. Maintains inventory of all office furniture, equipment and office supplies. Performs general administrative duties as required, including typing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, answering the telephone, establishing and maintaining filing systems. Orders office supplies; maintains copier supplies and maintenance. Provides other routine clerical support, including but not limited to processing daily mail, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, entering computer data and ordering office supplies.
Application Deadline: 08/12/2016


Position Title: EMT
Grade: 110
Position #: 170017
Department: EMERG. MEDICAL SERVICES
Salary Range: $39,474
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High school diploma or GED.
  Minimum Qualification - Applicant must be a SC or National Registry Basic or must have successfully completed all testing requirements by June 3, 2016 & have a valid CPR certification.
Description:
  Under general supervision, performs skilled and technical work in the EMS division of Public Safety. Qualified candidate will provide pre-hospital care by treating patient based on assessment. Monitor BLS patient while in route to hospital and drive emergency response unit in emergency and non-emergency situations for an ALS patient. Provides mental and physical support to patient. Assist Crew Chief as needed. Candidate must exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in dealing with the patient and with the public. Must exercise independent judgment in evaluating and testing victims and in applying short-term relief.
Application Deadline: 08/11/2016


Position Title: Title VI & Administrative Manager
Grade: 213
Position #: 0018222
Department: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Salary Range: $59,563
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree with one to three years of pertinent experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
  Minimum Qualification - Documented workplace successes in the management of persons, processes, programs and grants, especially as relates to budgeting, procurement, personnel, Federal Title VI and/or HUD grants.
Description:
  Supervises employees and procedures of the Administrative Division, to include providing guidance and technical assistance on issues related to county policies, procedures and processes as well as those of Title VI and HUD compliance; assists all divisions of the department in meeting county fiscal, procurement, employment and information services policies; assists in the department’s annual budget process; prepares reports; organizes meetings; provides management support to staff of the administrative and grants functions of the department; organizes the work flow of division personnel. Manages and coordinates the County of Lexington’s Title VI program in an effort to ensure compliance with all Federal Civil Rights guidelines. Additional special projects as assigned by the Community Development Director including the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority, Lexington County Public Transit Work-group, the Regional Sustainability Plan, the Title VI/Self-Evaluation Plan and other similar programs as assigned. Requires limited travel and overnight attendance at various conferences, training programs, meetings and events both inside and outside of South Carolina (in many cases air travel will be required).

For a copy of the full job description, please email your request to Katie Herrmann: kherrmann@lex-co.com.
Application Deadline: 08/11/2016


Position Title: Station Attendant - PT
Grade: 101
Position #: 0009532
Department: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Salary Range: $10.32/hr
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High school diploma or equivalent.
  Minimum Qualification - No experience required.
Description:
  Maintains effective operations of the facility. Maintains the on-site collection and recycling center operations. Opens and closes the facility. Greets and educates center visitors. Cuts the grass and cleans minor spills as needed. Meets and greets all users; provides appropriate information and direction as necessary; operates waste compactors efficiently to maximize tonnage; calls in containers for disposal; cleans equipment, grounds, building and surrounding areas; assists waste haulers with containers; and assists citizens as needed. Counts and records the number of vehicles entering the facility per hour; prepares and generates waste containers call log, recyclables call log; supply orders; equipment repair orders; and personal time sheets. Greets the public and provides appropriate information and direction regarding solid waste disposal and recycling; resolves disputes with citizens; maintains tact, courtesy and discretion when dealing with the general public and/or outside contract vendors. Cleans behind compactor blades; cleans used oil tank; attend safety and/or training meetings; works at various collection and recycling centers as needed; adheres to all safety standards; provides timely feedback to supervisor.
Application Deadline: 08/10/2016


Position Title: Benefits Administrator
Grade: 208
Position #: 0001542
Department: HUMAN RESOURCES
Salary Range: $43,681
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - Bachelor’s Degree
  Minimum Qualification - One to three years of relevant experience.
Description:
  The incumbent conducts group new hire orientation related to payroll and benefits. Handles all payroll transactions to include but not limited to demotions, promotions, terminations, and new hires. Counsels employees in person and by telephone regarding insurance and retirement benefits with the aid of online information systems. Communicates explanations of benefits to employees. Coordinates the preparation, maintenance and processing of health/life insurance records, claims and communicates with employees and insurance company representatives; coordinates enrollment procedures; assists employees in completing required forms and in resolving related problems. Resolves employee issues; exercises judgment and discretion; independently makes decisions and conducts research under limited supervision. Assists with post-employment and health insurance and notifies retired participants of changes in the insurance plan design and premiums. Manages the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) process for the County and all related benefits. Supervises the preparation of correspondence, reports and presentations concerning rules and regulations of benefits, eligibility and other related areas. Processes and works directly with vendors refund claims, death claims for members and beneficiaries. Performs functions of position under provisions of laws and regulations governing insurance and retirement benefits. Receives and/or reviews various records and reports such as benefit enrollment forms, retirement calculations, Family and Medical Leave status, personnel action forms, and new hire/employment forms. Prepares and/or generates a variety of documentation such as retirement estimates, employee communications, and a bi-monthly news article.
Application Deadline: 08/05/2016


Position Title: Administrative Assistant II
Grade: 105
Position #: 001041
Department: HUMAN RESOURCES
Salary Range: $28,144
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - Associate's degree.
  Minimum Qualification - One to two years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job.
Description:
  Able to perform various administrative duties in a confidential manner specific to Human Resources and Risk Management such as: reception, clerical duties, customer service and recordkeeping. Provides professional customer service, has organizational skills, utilizes problem solving skills and communicates effectively with employees, department heads and citizens. Main functions include processing new hires, personnel action forms and budget forms. Performs various special projects as directed by the Human Resources Director. Coordinates meetings and meeting space; prepares meeting agendas; types and copies for all background material related to items on the agenda; attends meetings; takes and transcribes minutes; distributes minutes. Prepares various correspondence and administrative functions for the department including but not limited to memorandums, letters, reports, and forms. Answers the telephone; screens callers; provides information as requested or forwards calls to appropriate staff person; takes messages as necessary; greets and assists office visitors. Receives Personnel Action Forms and verifies accuracy and completeness of the data by viewing Position Management Report and Banner. Thorough understanding of payroll effective dates and corresponds via email all terminations. Performs general administrative duties as required, including typing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, proof reading, ordering supplies, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, mailings, answering the telephone, establishing and maintaining filing systems. Places and follows up on maintenance problems in the department. Conducts background checks on new hires for criminal background, faxes driver’s license checks and directs candidates to the drug testing facility depending on job requirements. Performs the background checks as requested. Assists with special projects as required. Assists with budget preparations and monitors accounts; prepares internal documents for procurement purposes. Performs duties of other clerical staff as required in their absences.
Application Deadline: 08/05/2016


Position Title: Librarian II - Reference Services
Grade: 207
Position #: 0000485
Department: LIBRARY
Salary Range: $41,208
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - ALA accredited MLS/MLIS.
  Minimum Qualification - Three to five years of professional library or similar experience.
Description:
  Manages the branch’s Reference/Technology department. Supervises department staff by planning, assigning and evaluating work; maintains standards, creates staff schedules and coaches/mentors staff. Coordinates program schedule planning, implementing and evaluating library programs, workshops and training sessions. Coordinates collection development and management selecting materials and managing weeding and replacement of materials within an assigned area and budget. Provides expert customer service, reference services and reader’s advisory services to customers in person, over the telephone, online and in writing. Advocates for the library by promoting services and programs to individuals, civic organizations, community agencies and educational institutions. Attends professional meetings, conferences and workshops to maintain knowledge of the current theories and trends in public library operations and technology. Serves as the library representative on professional committees. Evening and weekend work is required. Acts as the manager on duty as needed. Position available at the Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library.
Application Deadline: 08/04/2016


Position Title: Librarian I (Circulation) - Library Administration
Grade: 206
Position #: 170007
Department: LIBRARY
Salary Range: $39,246
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - ALA accredited MLS/MLIS.
  Minimum Qualification - One to three years of professional library or similar experience.
Description:
  Manages circulation services under limited supervision of the System Training Coordinator and in consultation with the Systems Librarian. Provides circulation training for staff; collaborates with the systems department on software upgrades; oversees circulation reports. Interprets and communicates to public and staff regarding circulation procedures and policies; provides excellent customer service and effectively resolves issues and problems related to circulation. Facilitates quarterly meetings with circulation managers and staff. Researches current circulation technologies and trends. Participates on system-wide committees. Schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:30.
Application Deadline: 08/03/2016


Position Title: Librarian II – Youth Services
Grade: 207
Position #: 0013762
Department: LIBRARY
Salary Range: $41,208
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - ALA accredited MLIS/MLS.
  Minimum Qualification - Three to five years of professional library or similar experience.
Description:
  Manages the branch’s Youth Services Department. Supervises department staff planning, assigning and evaluating work; maintains standards, creates staff schedules and coaches/mentors staff. Coordinates program schedule planning, implementing and evaluating library programs, workshops and training sessions for babies, children, teens and adults. Coordinates collection development and management selecting materials and managing weeding and replacement of materials within an assigned area and budget utilizing knowledge of children and teen core collection. Provides expert customer service, reference services and reader’s advisory services to customers in person, over the telephone, online and in writing. Advocates for the library by promoting services and programs to individuals, civic organizations, community agencies and educational institutions. Attends professional meetings, conferences and workshops to maintain knowledge of the current theories and trends in public library operations and technology. Serves as the library representative on professional committees. Evening and weekend work is required. Acts as a manager on duty as needed. Position available at the Irmo Branch Library.
Application Deadline: 08/03/2016


Position Title: Librarian I (Technical Services) - Library Administration
Grade: 206
Position #: 000675
Department: LIBRARY
Salary Range: $39,246
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - ALS accredited MLS/MLIS.
  Minimum Qualification - One to three years of professional library or similar experience.
Description:
  Responsible for cataloging and processing all formats of library materials; books, audio-visuals, serials and eBooks. Assists with acquisitions for the library system by evaluating order carats and making purchasing decisions; works within an established budget. Maintains authority file of approved subject headings, classification numbers and bibliographic information. Interprets cataloging and classification standards to staff. Manages eBook collections including ordering and running reports to assist in selection/deselection decisions. Creates and reviews various documents, including but not limited to, cataloging worksheets, budget documents, financial reports, purchase orders and various reports memos and correspondence. Serves as manager on duty and coaches/mentors, assists in training of and assigns tasks to other staff members. Assists in establishing and implementing policies, procedures and goals for assigned department. Attends professional meetings, conferences and workshops to maintain knowledge of the current theories and trends in public library operations and technology. Serves the library representative on professional committees. Schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:30 at the Lexington Main Branch Library.
Application Deadline: 08/03/2016


Position Title: Senior Administrative Assistant
Grade: 108
Position #: 0015842
Department: COMMUNICATIONS
Salary Range: $34,478
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - Associate’s degree with at least three years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
  Minimum Qualification - Knowledgeable in administrative practices; written and verbal communication, customer service, time-management, and organizational skills required. Detail oriented and a great multi-tasker; knowledgeable about bookkeeping and budgeting procedures.
Description:
  Provides administrative support and assistance to the Communications Chief and the operations of the Communications Department. Assists with the budget process and prepares various financial reports and spreadsheets. Conducts applicant employment screenings and processes all associated documentation for both newly hired personnel and current employees.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

1. Performs all administrative duties related to requisition preparation, expenditure monitoring and account reconciliation for the Communications Department. Prepares all necessary documentation in accordance with County Finance and Procurement standards.

2. Assists with preparing the annual budget. Contacts equipment vendors and service providers to obtain sales quotes, verifies rate changes and calculates projected costs/expenditures.

3. Analyzes and responds to information requests. Establishes and maintains various filing systems. Schedules and coordinates travel arrangements for training, meetings and conferences. Prepares agendas; transcribes and distributes meeting minutes.

4. Reviews and processes all applications for new and part time communications employees. Schedules interviews. Prepares and maintains all documentation associated with the application process in accordance with Human Resources policies and accreditation standards.
Application Deadline: 08/03/2016


Position Title: HEO I (multiple openings)
Grade: 105
Position #: 150017
Department: PW/TRANSPORTATION
Salary Range: $28,144
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High School Diploma supplemented by training in heavy equipment operation and maintenance, as well as 9-12 months experience in the operation of heavy motorized equipment.
  Minimum Qualification - Must posses valid SC Driver's License. Preferred experience in operation of heavy motorized equipment; performing maintenance on heavy motorized equipment, and listening to directions and employing safety procedures.
Description:
  Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled to skilled work in operating and maintaining motorized heavy equipment in the Transportation Division of PW. Operates various heavy equipment such as paver, roller, motor grader, backhoe, bush hog, AMZ, fuel truck, dump truck, and scrapers in the field of paving, drainage, grading, construction, and maintenance of all County roads and parking lots. Drives various trucks and hauls materials and equipment. Uses tamps, chainsaw, pole saws, concrete mixers and additional small equipment. Reports to assigned Supervisor.
Application Deadline: 07/31/2016


Position Title: Assistant Emergency Manager
Grade: 208
Position #: 008392
Department: EMERGENCY PREPARENESS
Salary Range: $43,681
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - Associate's Degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Business or a related field.
  Minimum Qualification - 1-2 yrs of EM exp; exp in EOC ops, emergency response coordination, exercise/training/drill development and coordination of volunteer groups mobilized in an emergency are greatly desired; or an equivalent combination of training & experience.
Description:
  Under general supervision, the Assistant Emergency Manager assists the Emergency Manager with the development, coordination, and implementation of an effective, countywide emergency management program, to ensure proper planning, response, and recovery from natural and man-made emergencies and disasters impacting the citizens of Lexington County. The work involves developing and maintaining County disaster plans; preparing, staffing, and operating the Emergency Operations Center; coordinating and conducting Emergency Management training and meetings for the partner agencies, County employees and citizens; preparation and distribution of educational and training material through booklets, brochures and postings on the County's website; recommending equipment and materials needed for Emergency Management operations; identifying, submitting, and tracking grants and coordinating volunteer organizations' participation in support of County emergency operation. Additionally, the Assistant Emergency Manager performs a wide variety of administrative duties including: preparing the division's annual budget, tracking expenditures, writing reports and meeting minutes, project research and analysis, and file maintenance for the Emergency Management Division. The Assistant Emergency Manager ensures departmental and County compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations. This position reports to the Emergency Manager.
Application Deadline: 07/29/2016


For more information call (803) 785-8225
or apply at:

SC-WORKS
671 Main Street
South Congaree, SC 29170
(4 miles South of the Airport on Edmund Highway)

Phone: (803) 359-6131
Fax: (803) 356-5839

Or
South Carolina Dept. Of Employment and Workforce

(online access to apply online available at office)
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
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