VICTIMS ADVOCATE

STARTING SALARY: $41,984

JOB DESCRIPTION

The victim advocate responds to the needs of crime victims in an empowering and proactive manner, striving to inform victims of their rights under the law in order to facilitate informed participation in the criminal justice system. They provide direct services to crime victims including but not limited to sexual assault, criminal domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking, and survivors of homicide, fraud and crimes of technology.

CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS

The applicant selected for the victim advocate position must already have or be able to obtain Victim Service Provider certification that is legislatively mandated by the State of South Carolina (16-3-1410).

All applicants must be proficient in the use of computers, telephones and or fax/scanners.

All applicants must be able to pass an extensive background check.

All applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 21 years of age.

All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.

All applicants must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent.


Lieutenant, Town of Ridgeland Fire Department

 Pay Grade and work schedule 

$47,529 or higher annually DOE/DOQ, with excellent benefits including weekly pay, paid holidays, participation in the State PORS, State Health Plan with employees’ basic health and dental insurance premiums paid by the Town. Normal work schedule is 48 hours on and 96 hours off. 

General Duties 

Under the direction of the Operations Chief, The Lieutenant commands the activities of his/her shift they are responsible for. 

Essential Functions 

Administration Duties: Oversees and supervises in planning, training and public events. The lieutenant will also supervise in paperwork for emergency response, evaluations, vacation request and special assignment. 

Operation Duties: Performs activities necessary to ensure life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation. The Lieutenant is responsible for but not limited to fire attack and extinguishment, protection of fire cause, extrication of victims, providing basic life support and assisting in Hazardous Material responses. 

Physical Demands 

Working Conditions: Frequently performs in environmental hazards and conditions. 

Health and Safety: Frequent exposure to mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, electrical hazards, fire hazards and physical danger. 

Protective Equipment: SCBA, turnout gear, gloves, helmet, safety glasses, flash hood and hearing protection. 

Job Requirements 

ExperienceMinimum of 5 years of firefighting experience. 2 

Certifications and requirements 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by training in fire service programs
  • Must complete required coursework and maintain required certifications as issued by the S.C. Fire Academy and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
  • Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license or out of state equivalent with a 5-year driving record.
  • National Fire Protection Association Firefighter I; Firefighter II
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • NIMS-ICS for the Fire Service
  • Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer I and Incident Safety Officer
  • IFSAC Driver Operator
  • Emergency Medical Responder or Higher
  • All equivalent certifications and South Carolina Fire Academy granted equivalencies will be considered to suffice these requirements; and out of state training or college courses not considered by the South Carolina Fire Academy will be given equivalency as determined by the Fire Chief.
  • A combination of education, training, and experience may be considered for any training and experience requirements. 

How to Apply: 

Please email resumes to: bbonds@ridgelandsc.gov or mail resumes to: Town of Ridgeland Fire Dept, Attn. Chief Bradley Bonds, P.O. Box 1119, Ridgeland, SC 29936 

Web link to the job description: 

http://www.ridgelandsc.gov/job-opportunities 

Deadline: Open until Filled 

The Town of Ridgeland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. 


Police Officer

JOB SUMMARY:

Provide law enforcement services within the town limits of Ridgeland, SC. This includes protecting citizens and their property by patrolling neighborhoods, enforcing traffic laws, responding to calls for assistance, investigating traffic collisions and other related tasks.

STARTING SALARY: $47,016

MAJOR DUTIES, KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT: ridgelandsc.gov.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Only applicants submitting a completed application will be considered.

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE:

Online at ridgelandsc.gov

At the Ridgeland Police Department, 11323 North Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland, SC 29936.

The Town of Ridgeland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Lieutenant, Town of Ridgeland Fire Department

 Pay Grade and work schedule 

$47,529 or higher annually DOE/DOQ, with excellent benefits including weekly pay, paid holidays, participation in the State PORS, State Health Plan with employees’ basic health and dental insurance premiums paid by the Town. Normal work schedule is 48 hours on and 96 hours off. 

General Duties 

Under the direction of the Operations Chief, The Lieutenant commands the activities of his/her shift they are responsible for. 

Essential Functions 

Administration Duties: Oversees and supervises in planning, training and public events. The lieutenant will also supervise in paperwork for emergency response, evaluations, vacation request and special assignment. 

Operation Duties: Performs activities necessary to ensure life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation. The Lieutenant is responsible for but not limited to fire attack and extinguishment, protection of fire cause, extrication of victims, providing basic life support and assisting in Hazardous Material responses. 

Physical Demands 

Working Conditions: Frequently performs in environmental hazards and conditions. 

Health and Safety: Frequent exposure to mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, electrical hazards, fire hazards and physical danger. 

Protective Equipment: SCBA, turnout gear, gloves, helmet, safety glasses, flash hood and hearing protection. 

Job Requirements 

ExperienceMinimum of 5 years of firefighting experience. 2 

Certifications and requirements 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by training in fire service programs
  • Must complete required coursework and maintain required certifications as issued by the S.C. Fire Academy and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
  • Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license or out of state equivalent with a 5-year driving record.
  • National Fire Protection Association Firefighter I; Firefighter II
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • NIMS-ICS for the Fire Service
  • Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer I and Incident Safety Officer
  • IFSAC Driver Operator
  • Emergency Medical Responder or Higher
  • All equivalent certifications and South Carolina Fire Academy granted equivalencies will be considered to suffice these requirements; and out of state training or college courses not considered by the South Carolina Fire Academy will be given equivalency as determined by the Fire Chief.
  • A combination of education, training, and experience may be considered for any training and experience requirements. 

How to Apply: 

Please email resumes to: bbonds@ridgelandsc.gov or mail resumes to: Town of Ridgeland Fire Dept, Attn. Chief Bradley Bonds, P.O. Box 1119, Ridgeland, SC 29936 

Web link to the job description: 

http://www.ridgelandsc.gov/job-opportunities 

Deadline: Open until Filled 

The Town of Ridgeland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. 


Streetscape Tech

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under direct supervision of the General Services Department Director, the Town of Ridgeland is hiring a Park Maintenance Tech that will be tasked to maintain all streetscape floral planting, landscape maintenance and other general duties that may arise throughout Town.

PAY SCALE

$30,000 - $33,000 D.O.Q.

HOURS: M-T 7:30 am – 4:00 pm F 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

JOB DUTIES

  • Plan and order all plant arrangements (seasonal) for Town streetscapes and parks; Empty trash receptacles as required
  • Park landscape maintenance to include weeding, watering, cutting, trimming, etc. of all Town-maintained streetscape and parks
  • Use small equipment as required for all landscape and park maintenance
  • Plant new flowers, shrubs, plants and decorative season
  • Monitor plants/flowers for potential insect infestation or signs of disease and apply pesticides, fertilizers as appropriate
  • Apply mulch, repair sprinklers and follow spring/fall plant bed plans
  • Remove weeds, dead plants, trash and uphold landscaping design

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Previous experience in landscaping or groundskeeping a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the use and maintenance of landscape maintenance equipment such as hedge trimmers, lawnmowers, string trimmers, leaf blowers, etc.;
  • Ability to deal with general public tactfully and effectively; ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential functions of the position; good judgment; initiative; integrity; courtesy; accuracy; dependability;
  • Able to bend, squat, stand for extended periods and lift up to 40 pounds

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or GED; Valid South Carolina Driver’s License with 5 year driving record; Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and background check;

The Town of Ridgeland offers a generous benefits package that includes paid employee health insurance, participation in the State Retirement Plan as a Class Three member, and paid sick leave/holidays

HOW TO APPLY

Please forward resumes and cover letters to Mr. Kelly Payne, General Services Director: Town of Ridgeland, Attn. K. Payne, P.O. Box 1119, Ridgeland SC 29936

EOE Disclaimer:

The Town of Ridgeland is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability or facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.


Assistant Chief-Operations

Pay Grade and work schedule

$53,000 or higher DOE/DOQ, with excellent benefits including weekly pay, paid holidays, participation in the State PORS, State Health Plan with employees’ basic health and dental insurance premiums paid by the Town. Normal work schedule of Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.

General Duties

Under administrative direction of the Fire Chief, assists in overseeing day to day activities and operations of the Fire Department including fire suppression, fire prevention and community education. Participates in managing and implementation of the department’s goals and objectives. Serves as second in command to the Fire Chief, and acts in his absence.

Essential Functions

Manage Daily Operations: Assist in day to day management of all Fire Department services and activities, including fire suppression, fire prevention and disaster preparedness.

Budget Development and Administration: Assist the Fire Chief with annual budgets. Participate in and request funds needed for staff, equipment and materials.

Planning and administrative Support: Provide planning, project management and administrative support to the Fire Chief. Develop tactical objectives to reach departmental strategic goals. Direct and conduct of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies.

Supervise Staff: Supervise Lieutenants, Fire Marshal, training officers. Assign and coordinate work activities, provide coaching and training. Participate in or direct recommended disciplinary action as needed.

Physical Demands

Overall Strength Demands: Medium strength demands include exerting 20-50 pounds occasionally, 10- 25 pounds frequently, or up to 10 pounds constantly.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires standing, sitting, walking, carrying, lifting, reaching, bending, twisting, fine dexterity, vision, hearing, talking, and foot controls.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Telephone, protective equipment, automobile, calculator, radio, adding machine, video equipment, pager, portable telephone, fax machine, IAP worksheets, personnel accountability systems, familiarity with tools and equipment utilized in fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials incident response.

Computer Equipment and Software: Computer/mobile data terminal with related software.

Job Requirements

Experience: Minimum of 3 years as a supervisor (Battalion Chief, Shift supervisor, Captain, Lieutenant). 10 years of firefighter experience is required.

Certifications and requirements

High school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by training in fire service programs

Must complete required coursework and maintain required certifications as issued by the S.C. Fire
Academy and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license or out of state equivalent.

National Fire Protection Association Firefighter I; Firefighter II

ICS 300, ICS 400

NIMS-ICS for the Fire Service

Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer I and Incident Safety Officer

All equivalent certifications and South Carolina Fire Academy granted equivalencies will be considered to suffice these requirements; and out of state training or college courses not considered by the South Carolina Fire Academy will be given equivalency as determined by the Fire Chief.

A combination of education, training, and experience may be considered for any training and
experience requirements.

How to Apply:

Please email resumes to: bbonds@ridgelandsc.gov or mail resumes to: Town of Ridgeland Fire Dept, Attn. Chief Bradley Bonds, P.O. Box 1119, Ridgeland, SC 29936

Web link to the job description:

http://www.ridgelandsc.gov/job-opportunities

Deadline: Open until Filled

The Town of Ridgeland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.


Water/Sewer Technician I

Job Duties

  • Maintains and repairs the sewer collection system for the Town of Ridgeland; inspects
    sewage pump stations to ensure proper working conditions.
  • Performs maintenance and repair work on pump houses, piping and rights of way;
    cleans and inspects manholes and sewer mains; repairs and installs sewer mains and laterals;
    performs general grounds keeping duties as needed.
  • Must be able to operate a backhoe, tractor, dump truck, rodding machine, jetter,
    jackhammer and various hand tools and power equipment as needed and maintains assigned
    vehicle and equipment to be in clean, good-working condition.
  • Helps monitor treatment lagoons and wastewater collection and treatment systems.
    Reads meters once per month.
  • Reports directly to the Water/Sewer Foreman.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Water/Sewer Director.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; valid SC driver’s license; ability to pass a background check and drug screening; must provide satisfactory 5-year SC DMV driving report; Must be willing to develop and work as necessary a rotating weekend schedule to check water and wastewater system operations and to promptly respond to customer complaints and/or system emergencies that may occur 24/7.

Physical Abilities: Requires the ability to stand, walk, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 50 pounds on a continuous basis, pushing, pulling, guiding over 50 pounds on an infrequent basis. Requires the ability to stoop, kneel, and crouch to place and move work objects. Requires the ability to perform full arm extension and movement out and overhead. Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination, hand and finger dexterity including the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to operate equipment and read technical, regulatory and
safety information. Requires the ability to work on varying work shifts and in challenging work conditions that have septic and chemical exposure risks as well as odor and noise extremes. Must be able to perform the above in inclement weather conditions such as hot, cold, rain, ice, wind and other such inclement weather conditions.

Compensation: $ 42,685/year DOE /DOQ. Compensation is dependent upon
qualifications and includes full benefits package including paid dental/health insurance
through the State Health Plan, SCRS state retirement and paid vacation/holidays. How to Apply: Please visit http://www.ridgelandsc.gov/job-opportunities to see full job description. Please email cover letters & resume to: tshaffer@ridgelandsc.gov

Open until Filled. The Town of Ridgeland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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