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Division of Human Resources

Hire Floaters

The Floater Pool provides departments with qualified, experienced temporary staff to bridge short-term needs.

Floater Pool Suspended 

Effective October 14, 2021

Due to current labor shortages, we are not accepting floater requests at this time. Any outstanding requests will be filled based on floater availability.

As an alternative, statewide term contracts are available for any temporary staffing assistance you may need. Click on the State Division of Procurement Services and select Richland County to obtain a list of vendors. 

We thank you for your understanding and hope to be able to service you in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at     


The floater supervisor ensures the following services are completed before the floater joins your team:

  • External recruitment and advertisement
  • Pre-screening resumes and applications
  • Conducting interviews
  • Conducting reference checks
  • Administering background checks
  • Onboarding


Request a Floater

To request a floater for your department, complete a Request For Floater Assistance Form [pdf] and submit it by email to Please ensure completed forms include the department head’s signature.

Once your request form is received, the floater services supervisor will contact you to confirm the availability of a floater.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Talent Acquisition at (803) 777-3821.

Floater Rates

Requesting departments are charged an hourly rate based on the tier level selected within the Floater Request Form. Select the tier that best represents the level of job duties that will be performed. 

Performs routine administrative support or clerical duties (i.e. Administrative Specialist.)

Examples of Work: Answering the phone, filing, maintaining records, making copies, scanning documents.

Departmental Rate: $20.00/hr

Performs moderate administrative support or clerical duties (i.e. Administrative Assistant.)

Examples of Work: Compiles and coordinates data, prepares and distribute reports, moderate level of customer contact, manages emails.

Departmental Rate: $22.50/hr

Performs a variety of complex administrative support or technical support duties (i.e. Administrative Coordinator.)

Departmental Rate: $25.00/hr

Performs duties that are non-administrative (i.e. IT Services Specialist, Postal Courier.)

Departmental Rate: TBD

For more information regarding our floaters services, please review our FAQs.

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