Career Postings

FIRE TRAINING OFFICER (MEDICAL) – COLUMBIA FIRE DEPARTMENT
$ 47,858.00 – $61,019.00

To Apply: CFD FIRE TRAINING OFFICER-MEDICAL

JOB SUMMARY

This position provides basic and specialized training for new and existing fire personnel and volunteers; maintains training records; and performs related work as required. The incumbent works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Eight (8) years of relevant prior experience;
  • Valid South Carolina Class “B” Driver’s License;
  • S.C. Firefighter I and II, Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer I, and Basic Rescue and Haz-Mat Response certifications;
  • Have or be able to complete the City of Columbia Fire Captain’s Academy within eighteen (18) months from date of hire or promotion.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic;
  • S.C. EMT Instructor;
  • CPR/First Responder/BLS Instructor;
  • ACLS Instructor Certification preferred;
  • PHTLS or BTLS Instructor; and
  • PALS Instructor

For additional information and to apply click here: CFD FIRE TRAINING OFFICER-MEDICAL

 


 

FIRE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR –  COLUMBIA FIRE DEPARTMENT
$55,306.00 – 70,515.00

To Apply: CFD FIRE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

JOB SUMMARY

This position assists the department in the recruitment, retention, coordinating, and training of volunteer personnel for the Columbia-Richland Fire Department. This position also works with Suppression Battalion Chiefs, Training Division, Volunteer Senior Station Officers and other divisions within the City of Columbia and Richland County Administrations to strengthen the volunteer/career relations within the Fire Department. The incumbent works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversees, administrates, and monitors the Volunteer Application and Retention Process under limited supervision;
  • Maintains a current roster of all volunteer personnel to include training, personal and employee records;
  • Designates a contact person for the administrative issues for the volunteer personnel while working within the chain of command;
  • Develops and oversees a department Volunteer Firefighter Program that will include but not limited to recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters, career paths development within the volunteer ranks, working as the liaison between the Training Division and the volunteers to develop scheduled training for volunteer personnel, and continues to develop the Columbia-Richland Fire Department’s Explorer programs to foster future volunteer firefighters. Develops and manages programs with local high schools to build interest in our local youth for the fire service;
  • Develops and oversees a career/volunteer relations program, which will include training career drivers in volunteer relations and working with Suppression Battalion Chiefs to encourage career/volunteer events such as training, meetings and special events;
  • Works with Command Staff, Suppression Battalion Chiefs and District Chiefs to develop, implement and enforce administrative volunteer policies and procedures;
  • Assists in the management of the assigned budgetary items within the county stations and bureaus;
  • Attends monthly volunteer meetings to include Senior Station Officer meetings. Also attends staff meetings with the career staff as required;
  • Maintains and audits the volunteer response records and manage the State’s Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP);
  • Processes HR, payroll, State FF association, SCFA and other agencies paperwork;
  • Responds to emergency incidents to assist Incident Command and evaluate the use and abilities of volunteer personnel;
  • Attends training, conferences, seminars, and meetings to remain knowledgeable of modern fire suppression methods and administration; maintains required certifications. Participates in training to include advanced Incident Management, accountability and incident safety;
  • Performs general administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, attending and conducting meetings, answering the telephone, etc.;
  • Reports directly to the Assistant Fire Chief of Professional Services; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • Associate’s degree in fire science or closely related field;
  • Six (6) years of relevant prior experience;
  • Valid South Carolina Class “B” Driver’s License;
  • S.C. Firefighter I and II certifications; Hazardous Materials Certification of operations level or higher; First Responder Certification and Fire Officer I; and Fire Instructor I Certifications.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work is considered medium-to-heavy in nature and involves walking, standing, climbing, balancing, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling or raising objects and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.

For additional information and to apply click here: CFD FIRE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR