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‘Your state urgently needs you’: DHEC announces immediate openings to help support COVID-19 vaccination

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Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 at 6:49 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is calling on qualified individuals to help support COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the state.

Immediate openings are available for nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, administrative support and other key personnel, DHEC announced Wednesday.

“We’re calling on all those who are qualified, willing and able to apply. Your state urgently needs you. Seriously consider becoming a DHEC employee who makes a real difference in the lives of South Carolinians each day,” said Nick Davidson, DHEC senior deputy for public health.

DHEC anticipates hiring at least 150 staff who will assist with COVID-19 vaccination clinics, according to a press release from DHEC.

Officials say as the vaccine rollout progresses in the state, DHEC will need additional staff.

Of the 150 positions available:

  • some are full-time, part-time, and hourly
  • pay varies by the job; Currently seeking to fill positions ranging from $13 to $45/hr.
  • many are statewide and some are county- or region-specific
  • some offer greater flexibility than others (e.g., hours, location, etc.).

In addition to hiring staff to support pandemic response, there are a number of other positions available that provide essential health and environmental services across the state, the release stated.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

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