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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 opportunies. 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: 04/23/2018


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 Recruiter Sergeant Dan Rusinyak at (803) 785-JOIN(5646) or drusinyak@lcsd.sc.gov

We appreciate your interest in employment with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
Application Deadline: 12/31/2018


Position Title: School Crossing Guard PT
Grade: 101
Position #: 150013
Department: SHERIFF
Salary Range: $14.48 Hourly
   
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: 12/31/2018


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 Recruiter Sergeant Dan Rusinyak at (803) 785-JOIN(5646) or drusinyak@lcsd.sc.gov

We appreciate your interest in employment with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
Application Deadline: 12/31/2018


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: 12/31/2018


Position Title: Emergency Medical Technician
Grade: 110
Position #: 170030
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 and have a valid CPR certification prior to employment.
Description:
  Under general supervision, performs skilled and technical work in the Emergency Medical Services (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. Provide 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.

Multiple positions available.
Application Deadline: 12/31/2018


Position Title: Heavy Equipment Operator I- Multiple Positions
Grade: 105
Position #: 002368
Department: PW/TRANSPORTATION
Salary Range: $28,144
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - HS Diploma supplemented by training in heavy equipment operation and maintenance and 9-12 months experience in the operation of heavy motorized equipment. Must posses a valid SC CDL driver's license.
  Minimum Qualification - Operation of heavy motorized equipment; Performing maintenance on heavy motorized equipment; listening to directions and employing safety procedures.

Education:
HS Diploma supplemented by training in heavy equipment operation and maintenance and 9-12 months experience in the operation of heavy motorized equipment. Must posses a valid SC CDL driver's license.
Description:
  Under general supervision, performs semi-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 material and equipment. Uses tamps, chainsaw, pole saws, concrete mixers and additional small equipment. Reports to assigned Supervisor.
Application Deadline: 12/31/2018


Position Title: Litter Collector (Part Time)
Grade: 101
Position #: 002166
Department: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Salary Range: $10.32
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High School diploma or equivalent with no experience required.
  Minimum Qualification - see below
Description:
  Walk along roadside picking up litter and trash; load/unload trash and other materials for proper disposal; operate equipment to include: forklift, tommy lift gates, waste compactors and tow trailers; process daily work sheets as required and adhere to all County and department safety regulations.
Assist with special events; separate recycling materials from trash; work outside in all weather conditions.
Application Deadline: 12/31/2018


Position Title: Part-Time Collection Center Attendant
Grade: 101
Position #: 002090
Department: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Salary Range: $10.33 Hourly
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High School diploma or equivalent, with no experience required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
  Minimum Qualification - none required.
Description:
  Multiple Vacancies.
Job Purpose:
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 on the Cuts the grass and cleans minor spills as needed.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
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 generate 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; and 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

Supplemental Functions:
Performs other similar duties as required.
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Job Specifications and Qualifications:

Knowledge:
Basic mathematics;
Methods, procedures and policies in the Collection Center Division of the Solid Waste Management Department;
Methods, procedures and policies in the Collection Center Division of the Solid Waste Management Department;
Operation of heavy machinery.

Skills:
Basic yard maintenance;
Written and verbal communication via in-person, phone and email contact;
Customer service;
Organization and time-management practices to accomplish tasks in a timely manner;
Detailed oriented;
Multi-tasking such as handling multiple customers at one time.

Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.
Positions in this class typically require fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching, climbing and balancing, pushing, pulling, and lifting, moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noises.
Application Deadline: 06/30/2018


Position Title: Heavy Equipment Operator II
Grade: 107
Position #: 600018
Department: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Salary Range: $15.50
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High school diploma or GED
  Minimum Qualification - Valid SC CDL Driver's License.
Description:
  Performs skilled/semi-skilled work in the Landfill/Transfer Station Division of the Solid Waste Management Department. Work involves operating heavy equipment and performing maintenance at the landfill and transfer station. Work includes operating of heavy equipment to move and place earth, maintain landfill slopes and silt basins, grass seeding and mowing. Attend safety and training meetings.

Additional Job Requirements: Cleans and maintains equipment and facilities. Operates grader, backhoe, dump truck, off road dump truck, tractor with bush hog, skid steer and other pieces of equipment. Complete daily paperwork.

Preferred Experience:
Heavy equipment training in operation and maintenance; one year experience with operating heavy motorized equipment preferably at a landfill or transfer station.
Application Deadline: 05/11/2018


Position Title: Assistant Building Services Manager
Grade: 210
Position #: 008620
Department: BUILDING SERVICES
Salary Range: $49,080-$56,442 DOQ
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - Bachelor's degree, with 5 to 7 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
  Minimum Qualification - Refrigerant certification required.
Description:
  Job Purpose:
Under limited supervision is responsible for all administrative, custodial and maintenance functions at the direction of or in the absence of the Building Services Manager for the Building Services Department. Assists with developing and administrating annual budget. Develops and manages capital projects at the direction of the Building Services Manager. Assists with establishing procedures, policies and systems for county operations in support of and at the direction of the Building Services Manager. Work directly with managers, directors, appointed and elected officials in the coordination of projects of both external and internal nature.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under limited supervision of the Building Services Manager oversees and directly supervises the activities of building maintenance staff; provides general direction and assistance in developing, monitoring, and executing a plan that addresses on-going building maintenance needs; provides periodic building condition assessments, including documentation and scope/pricing information to be used in capital budgeting processes; develops, monitors, and oversees preventive maintenance program; responsible for operational budgets; reviews invoices to ensure accuracy; responsible for adherence to departmental policies and procedures, including terms and conditions of contracts; establishes performance goals; conducts performance communication discussions and recommends salary changes; serves as on-call supervisor as needed.
Interacts with supervisor to coordinate implementation of county standards, project scope, and scheduling issues; serves as project manager on projects of specific scope/size as directed by the Building Services Manager.
Develops requests for proposals and bid documents/specifications for contracts and consulting services from vendors; oversees bid solicitation, bid summaries and recommendations. Works directly with the Procurement staff.
Coordinates data and reporting needs with other staff members, department heads, directors and agency staff responsible for their individual departments to provide on-going improvements to facilities.
Monitors patterns, identifies options for improvements, and makes recommendations regarding energy usage; evaluates new methods for tracking energy usage and communicating opportunities and resulting cost savings strategies.
Evaluates the work quality of staff and subordinates and makes sure that high safety standards are being followed and maintained. Must be able to assess and make recommendations regarding accidents and incidents.
Supplemental Functions:
Performs other similar duties as required.
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.
Positions in this class typically require fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling, and lifting.
Positions in this class are typically subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, gases, workspace restrictions, and vibrations.
Application Deadline: 05/10/2018


Position Title: Litter Collector Crew Chief
Grade: 103
Position #: 216400
Department: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Salary Range: $11.82
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High school diploma or equivalent. Supervisor experience.
  Minimum Qualification - Work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Description:
  Manages the day-to-day operations of the Litter Collector Crew to include training of the personnel: prepare daily work schedules; identify equipment needs; schedule and assist with equipment repairs, and to adhere to all County and department safety regulations. Walk along roadside picking up litter, trash and other materials to include: TV's, mattresses, furniture, tires, etc.

Additional Job Requirements:
Complete daily worksheets, assist with special events, educate citizens of proper disposal of waste and operate equipment to include forklift, tommy life gates, waste compactors, and tow trailers.
Application Deadline: 05/08/2018


Position Title: Heavy Equipment Operator II
Grade: 107
Position #: 008950
Department: PW/TRANSPORTATION
Salary Range: $15.50
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High school diploma supplemented by training in heavy equipment operation and maintenance and 9-12 months experience in the operation of heavy motorized equipment.
  Minimum Qualification - Must posses a valid SC CDL driver's license.
Description:
  Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled to skilled work in operating and maintaining motorized heavy equipment in the Transportation Division of Public Works. 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.

Additional Job Requirements:
Drives various trucks and hauls material and equipment. Uses tamps, chainsaw, pole saws, concrete mixers, and additional small equipment. Reports to assigned Supervisor.
Application Deadline: 05/07/2018


Position Title: Part Time Recycling Collector
Grade: 104
Position #: 134300
Department: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Salary Range: $12.64
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - ? High School diploma or equivalent, with no experience required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
  Minimum Qualification - Licensing and Certifications:
None Required
Description:
  Job Purpose:
Operates County vehicle, tows various sized trailers full of recyclable materials to and from the Collection Centers to the landfill or designated recycling processing facilities; exchanges, connects, disconnects and positions trailers. Loads and unloads plastic roll carts filled with recyclable materials. Operates heavy machinery. Uses discretion dealing with the public and adheres to all county and department safety regulations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Gathers, sorts, separates and processes all recyclable materials from the Collection Centers and other County departments as requested. Organizes stacks and loads electronic waste and mattress trailers to maximize loads. Processes aluminum cans through can crusher; delivers supplies to the Collection Centers; delivers materials to designated facilities for processing. Operates equipment to include flatbed trucks; forklifts; oil filter crushers; tommy lift gates; waste compactors; and tow trailers.
Reviews previous days calls from the Collection Centers on the recycling pull request sheet. Completes recycling trip sheet, equipment inspection forms and assigns daily activity. Maintains supply inventory, repairs and change trailer tires and reports equipment repairs to supervisor. Picks-up and files Collection Centers monthly vehicle count sheets, waste management call sheets, recycling pull request sheet and CMC's scrap metal pull requests. Reports when e-waste, mattress, textile and aluminum trailers need to be exchanged. Prepares time sheet and time card.
Assists with special events. Picks-up recyclable materials from SWM administration office, Records Management and County administration office.
Inspects Collection Centers for unauthorized items and removes this accordingly. Educates citizens on proper disposal of waste and recyclable materials.
Supplemental Functions:
Performs other similar duties as required.
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.
Positions in this class typically require fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching, climbing and balancing, pushing, pulling, and lifting, moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noises.
Application Deadline: 05/01/2018


Position Title: Engineering Associate I
Grade: 110
Position #: 015330
Department: PW/STORMWATER
Salary Range: $18.98
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - Associate's Degree in civil engineering, or related field supplemented by 2-3 years of experience in technical engineering design, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides required knowledge and skills.
  Minimum Qualification - Must possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License. Must be certified Construction Inspector through SCDHEC.
Description:
  Under general supervision, performs skilled technical duties in the Stormwater Management Division of Public Works. Inspects and enforces construction of subdivisions, office parks, and Stormwater Management. Is knowledgeable in the standard specifications for highway construction, standards for Stormwater Management, real construction plans and bond jobs. Reports to the County Engineer in Stormwater. Performs other duties as required.
Application Deadline: 04/27/2018


Position Title: Library Administrator - Technical Services
Grade: 211
Position #: 000050
Department: LIBRARY
Salary Range: $52,025- $55,150
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university: supplemented by 3-5 years of professional experience in public libraries, including supervisory and management experience.
  Minimum Qualification - Preferred Experience:
Minimum education combined with 5-10 years in public library management.
Description:
  Plans, coordinates, and directs services and operations of Technical Services. Manages and selects library materials and collections in accordance with the library's collection development policy. Develops and coordinates programs, services and collections for staff and patrons.

- Responsible for the Collection Management and Development for all resources for the Library System. Responsibe for assigned budgets as allocated and the purchase of materials. Evaluates collections and plans additions and deletions based on community analysis and usage trends. Creates short and long term plans for internal budget allocation for print and online resources. Selects and deselects print materials adhering to the library's Collection Development Policy.

- Supervises Technical Services staff including; scheduling, training, and evaluating. Trains staff with respect to the duties and proficiencies. Coaches and mentors staff. Instructs staff in the keeping and reporting of statistics.

- Responsible for cataloging all formats of library materials; books, audio-visuals, serials, and eBooks. Access various databases such as Library of Congress and Online Computer Library Center. Verifies each item's classification number and subject headings. Creates bibliographical record in library database. Updates and modifies each item record to ensure compatibility with library database. Interprets and applies authority records in order to complete cataloging of materials. Uses experience and other resources to create bibliographical record of items that are not in standard database.

- Compiles data for statistical reports as required.

- As a member of the Library Leadership Team, assists with strategic planning for the system to further the goals of the library. Maintains knowledge on current trends on technology, library services, including suggesting policy and procedures for the library system. Participates in and chairs system committees as assigned.

- Advocates for the stated mission and goals of the library system by developing and maintaining good working relationships with the Library Board, schools, and other organizations to promote library services. Conducts interviews of library applicants. Conducts literacy skills training. Represents the library system by serving on and presenting to various external committees and boards.

- Acts as the liasiaon between new and current vendors and staff by evaluating and selecting new vendors and managing current vendors' upgrades and changes. Communicates with vendors on a regular basis to ensure that staff can use their services with the highest degree of efficiency and accuracy. Ensures that staff receives the necessary training to achieve these goals. Schedules training sessions to make sure staff is properly trained on all online resources. Provides mentoring, coaching, and direction as needed. Analyzes the risks and future impact of all decisions. Sets and meets realistic goals and deadlines. Keeps staff abreast of any and all changes. Recognizes problems or situations that are new or without clear precedent. Provides expert and timely advice and resolves conflicts by communicating with vendors on a daily basis if needed. Finds solutions for problems by keeping in contact with staff vendors.

Additional Job Requirements:
Physical requirements: Exerting force up to 20 pounds. Requires talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting.
Application Deadline: 04/27/2018


Position Title: Call Taker
Grade: 106
Position #: 110852
Department: COMMUNICATIONS
Salary Range: $12.56
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High school diploma or GED.
  Minimum Qualification - Must be 18 years of age, high school diploma or GED, previous experience is helpful.
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 CAS 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. 911 Call-Taker position operates on 12 hour shifts, with rotating days and nights. 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 2 years from the date that it is rejected.
Application Deadline: 04/27/2018


Position Title: Historical Interpreter - Part Time
Grade: 104
Position #: 000992
Department: MUSEUM
Salary Range: $12.65
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High school diploma.
  Minimum Qualification - Applicant must be willing to wear museum-provided period costumes. Must be able to work at least one weekend per month, lift up to 40 pounds, walk up and down stairs, work with lunch hours that vary.
Description:
  Historical Interpreter supervises and leads our educational programs for school groups and also gives tours of our historical buildings to visitors. Some light cleaning is required. Applicants must have a clear speaking voice and be able to memorize, understand, and teach sometimes complicated historical information. Must also be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.

Preferred Experience:
Experience with children, museum experience, history or education degree, knowledge or pursuit of traditional crafts or hobbies, public speaking experience.
Application Deadline: 04/25/2018


Position Title: Historical Interpreter - Part Time
Grade: 104
Position #: 010560
Department: MUSEUM
Salary Range: $12.65
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - High school diploma.
  Minimum Qualification - Applicant must be willing to wear museum-provided period costumes. Must be able to work at least one weekend per month, lift up to 40 pounds, walk up and down stairs, work with lunch hours that vary.
Description:
  Historical Interpreter supervises and leads our educational programs for school groups and also gives tours of our historical buildings to visitors. Some light cleaning is required. Applicants must have a clear speaking voice and be able to memorize, understand, and teach sometimes complicated historical information. Must also be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.

Preferred Experience: Experience with children, museum experience, history or education degree, knowledge or pursuit of traditional crafts or hobbies, public speaking experience.
Application Deadline: 04/25/2018


Position Title: Sergeant-Animal Services
Grade: 112
Position #: 000575
Department: ANIMAL SERVICES
Salary Range: $21.73
   
Minimum Requirements:
  Minimum Education - Associate's Degree with 3 years law enforcement experience; or equivalent related experience. Must be 21 years of age and have a valid SC driver's license.
  Minimum Qualification - Previous supervisory experience.
Description:
  Job Purpose:
To supervise the Animal Control Officers on job performance and safety. To assist the Animal Control Director with paperwork, meetings and issues. To make sure customers needs are met in a professional and timely matter. To respond to and/or ensure the response of calls for service from citizens and/or other public service enities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise the Animal Control Officers on job performance and safety.
Assist Animal Control Director with paperwork (data entry, statistics, financial deposits), meetings and issues.
Maintain operational readiness by ensuring general operation is not compromised. Basic overall knowledge of all positions and their needs.
The ability to react swiftly to operational issues, questions of protocol, and delegations of work load to the respected employee / subordinate.

Supplemental Functions:
Performs other similar duties as required.

Job Specifications and Qualifications:

Knowledge:
Methods, procedures and policies in the Animal Services Department.
Laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
Basic principles and practices of animal control programs.
Various breeds of dogs, cats and other domestic animals.
Principles of licensing, controlling and disposing of animals.
Methods of animal collection and impoundment.
Normal and abnormal animal behavior, and symptoms of animal abuse.
Types of equipment, materials and specialty items used in animal control procedures.
Code/law enforcement methods and procedures and investigative methods.
Proper use of dart guns, restraining devices, animal traps, and other animal control equipment.
Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the industry.
Layout of local roads and of the locations and characteristics of various neighborhoods.
Mathematics to handle required calculations.
Terminology used within the department.

Skills:
Reading and interpreting various materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.
Preparing written reports and records with accuracy and in a timely manner.
Maintaining effective relationships with personnel of other divisions, departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.
Reacting calmly and quickly in emergency situations and dealing with sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; dealing courteously, yet firmly and effectively with the public in enforcement situations.
Establishing and maintaining effective relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
Planning, organizing, and prioritizing daily assignments and work activities.
Learning and utilizing new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
Working under stressful or dangerous conditions, often involving considerable personal risk or risk to others.
Reacting quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
Physically pursuing, apprehending, and controlling animals of varying sizes and weights.
Issuing summonses to law violators.

Licensing and Certifications:
Humane Euthanasia certification;
National Animal Control Association Certification Level 1 and Level 2.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.
Positions in this class typically require fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling, and lifting.
Positions in this class are typically subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noises.

Preferred Experience: Class I Certification from SC Criminal Justice Academy
Application Deadline: 04/23/2018


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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