The Human Resources Department is responsible for recruiting, screening, and hiring employees. Responsibilities also include performance evaluation, benefits management, employee relations, and employment law compliance.

Human Resources researches, plans, and makes recommendations on future needs relating to benefits administration, policy development, pay and classification, performance evaluation, and job skills. Human Resources also maintains current data on all City employees and coordinates an employee assistance program, awards programs, and health and wellness programs.

The City offers an excellent benefits package, including retirement, medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave, educational assistance programs, and training opportunities.

For information on employment with the City, call the
Job Announcement Line 803-285-8811


Applications will only be available when a job vacancy exists.
All applicants must meet the Job Requirements listed below.

  1. Call the Job Announcement Line (24/7) at 803-285-8811 to listen to a recording of current job openings, or see EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURRENT OPENINGS.
  2. For full-time City positions, you may apply in-person at any South Carolina Employment Security Commission Workforce Center. The address for the Lancaster Workforce Center is:  705 North White Street, 803-285-6966


    Online, click Employment Opportunities, Complete City of Lancaster Application.

For part-time City positions (i.e., Reserve Police Officer and Volunteer Firefighter), apply at City Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The address for City Hall is:

216 South Catawba Street
803-283 -CITY (2489) Ext 0

Office Number 803-289-1456

The City of Lancaster participates in E-Verify, SC New Hire Reporting and Criminal Background Checks.


  • Must have a high school diploma or a GED
  • Must be 18 years old, or 21 years old for police positions
  • Must have a valid South Carolina Driver’s License
  • All applicants are subject to a WorkKeys assessment test, drug and alcohol test, driving history inquiry, criminal history inquiry, and credit history inquiry


It is the policy of the City of Lancaster to provide equal opportunity to all applicants for employment, and to administer hiring, conditions, and privileges of employment, compensation, training, promotions, transfer, and discipline without discrimination because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or age.