The City of Columbia is a vibrant and fast growing City. There is plenty to offer in Columbia in the way of downtown shopping, arts and entertainment, college-level and professional sports, economic and urban development.
"We are Columbia...a world-class City looking for world-class talent".  The City is always in the process of recruiting great people to fill the positions we have available.  We employ a diverse workforce from animal technicians to zoning inspectors.
To access the City of Columbia Career Portal to view and apply for available career opportunities, please click here.
Benefits of Working for the City of Columbia
The City of Columbia wants to attract and retain qualified, productive, and motivated employees who will provide efficient and effective services to the citizens. An employee's total compensation is comprised of pay and benefits. We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family.
For eligible employees, we offer:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care
  • Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Annual and Sick Leave
  • Holidays
  • Coverage under the SC Retirement System or PORS Retirement System
  • 401(k) & 457 plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational reimbursement for approved coursework
  • Employee Health Center
  • Employee Gym
According to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, salary information for public employees in South Carolina who earn more than $50,000 is public record. Please click on the listing of City of Columbia employees earning $50,000 or more annually.

Public Employees Benefit Authority (PEBA) Information

Enrolling in coverage requires your social security number (SSN) and birthdate.  The SSN and birthdate of your spouse, if married, and any dependents is also required.

You cannot cover your spouse if your spouse is eligible, or becomes eligible, for coverage as an employee of a group participating in PEBA insurance or as a funded retiree of a participating group who has a part of the spouse’s premiums paid for the spouse.

Supporting documentation is required for any dependent you wish to add to coverage.  You must bring photocopies of the supporting documents when you enroll in coverage.  See the Enrollment documentation worksheet included in this letter for details.

Individuals enrolled in Medicare or with dependents enrolled in Medicare are required to provide a copy of their Medicare card(s).


The City of Columbia offers the following to all eligible employees:

·         Health

·         Basic Long Term Disability

·         Dental

·         Supplemental Long Term Disability

·         Dental Plus

·         Money Plus

·         State Vision Plan


·         Basic Life

·         Optional Life

·         Dependent Life





Full family

Standard Plan





Savings Plan





TRICARE Supplement





Tobacco-use Premium$18.46$27.69$27.69$27.69
Dependent Life Child





Full family









Full family

Basic Dental





 Dental Plus





*These are per paycheck premiums