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Job Title: (1) Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator Position Available

Job Summary: Operates sewage treatment, sludge processing, and disposal equipment in wastewater (sewage) treatment plant to control flow and processing of sewage by performing a number of duties.

Requirements for position:

High School Diploma or GED, and one to three months related experience and/or training at minimum.  2 or 4 year science related college degree is also a plus and shows potential for continued success in certification requirements. 

SC Wastewater Treatment Level D certificate preferred with the ability to obtain a level B (required) within two years, minimum.  Current driver’s license required.  

Pay scale is dependent on current certifications and licenses, if applicable.

Must be able to pass background check and pre-employment drug-screen.

Full job description can be found on the City of Barnwell website at
Applications are on the website or may be picked up at City Hall at 140 Main Street, Barnwell.  Resumes are accepted but city applications are required for complete applicant file. 

Send to Human Resources, City of Barnwell, P O Box 776, Barnwell, SC 29812. 

City of Barnwell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full Job Description


Job Title (2): Administrator                                                                                          City of Barnwell, SC

FLSA Status - Exempt

Summary: Directs and coordinates administration of city government in accordance with policies determined by city council or other authorized elected officials by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by City Council.

General Administrative Services: Oversee and coordinate programs and activities authorized by the City Council.

Land Use and Zoning: Serve as Zoning Administrator for the City.

Flood Zone Manager: Serves as the official Flood Zone Manager for the City of Barnwell, 

Personnel Administration: Screen applicants for department head positions and make hiring recommendations to the City Council.  Assist with lower level hiring decisions, as needed.

Procurement: Develop and/or refine procurement policies when necessary.

Budgetary/Financial Management: Regularly review departmental financial reports to determine budgetary compliance.  Address discrepancies with individual department heads.  Monitor fiscal procedures and guidelines continuously.  

Grant Administration: Submit grant applications to agencies on behalf of the City. Administer grants following award.  This will include submission of pay requests, progress reports and other required documentation.

Risk Management: Review all risk exposure to determine if additional types of coverage may be necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Manages six - seven subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 45 employees in the Finance Department, Public Works Department, Waste-Water Plant, Fire, Police, Human Resources Department, Street and Recreation Departments. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City's policies, procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Competencies: Analytical, Design, Problem Solving, Project Management, Technical Skills, Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Teamwork, Visionary Leadership, Delegation, Leadership, Quality Management, Cost                                Consciousness, Diversity, Ethics, Organizational Support, Strategic Thinking, Motivation, Planning/Organizing, Professionalism, Safety and Security, Adaptability, Attendance/Punctuality, Dependability, Initiative, Innovation

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s or Master's degree or equivalent in Public Administration or similar field; or six to ten years related experience in upper level management; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Current SC Driver's License or ability to receive one (for out of state applicants).  Must pass all appropriate background and drug screenings.  

The City of Barnwell is a member of the SC State (SCRS) Retirement System; other benefits including insurance included.  Competitive salary based on experience and budget is negotiable.


Open until November 8, 2019.

Send resumes to:
City of Barnwell
P O Box 776
Barnwell, SC 29812

803-259-7959 (fax)

A copy of the complete job description is available here.


No bids are needed at this time. 



The following Background Check is also required for Police and Fire Department Applicants.

Background Check Form

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