Career Postings

FIREFIGHTER – FIRE

 

$33,669.36 – 42,086.70

 

JOB SUMMARY

This position responds to calls within jurisdiction for fire suppression, hazardous materials responses and rescue operations; provides crowd and traffic control at emergency scenes; provides medical assistance at the First Responder level as necessary, and performs related work as required. This class works accordingly to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responds to emergency situations within the Columbia Fire Department’s jurisdiction to perform fire suppression, hazardous materials incident response and rescue duties;
  • Provides crowd and traffic control at emergency scenes; assists with salvage, overhaul, cleanup and evacuation activities as necessary;
  • Responds to a variety of emergency calls requiring medical treatment at the First Responder level, including administering CPR, removing victims from danger, administering First Aid, etc.;
  • Documents all fire and other emergency incidents and responses;
  • Participates in fire prevention and fire safety education activities;
  • Cleans and maintains fire apparatus, equipment, stations and grounds; tests and maintains fire hoses; maintains emergency response equipment in a constant state of readiness;
  • Performs special details as assigned;
  • Receives and responds to public inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance regarding areas of responsibility;
  • Attends training, seminars, and meetings to remain knowledgeable of modern fire suppression and prevention methods; maintains required certifications;
  • Performs general clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and records, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, attending meetings, answering the telephone, etc.;
  • Remains available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency response; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • High school diploma or GED;
  • No prior experience;
  • Valid Driver’s License.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must successfully complete Columbia Fire Department Recruit School;
  • Preference may be given to applicants with Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work is considered heavy in nature and involves walking, standing, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, crawling, kneeling, reaching, and lifting, pushing or raising objects, exerting between 50 and 75 pounds of force on a recurring basis and over 100 pounds of force on a frequent basis.
 


FIRE ACCREDITATION (CRR CHIEF) – FIRE

$60,048.00 – 75,804.00

Follow Link To Apply: FIRE ACCREDITATION CHIEF

JOB SUMMARY

This position assists the Fire Chief and Command Staff in planning, organizing and directing programs of the combined City of Columbia and Richland County Unified Fire Service in overseeing the department’s Accreditation, Community Risk Reduction and ISO processes. The incumbent works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision. This position reports to the Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION S :

• Coordinating the department’s self-assessment and other preparations made in advance of initial or renewal of accreditation

• Coordinating the department’s community risk reduction process

• Managing the department’s data collection and public education programs

• Draft new or revise written directives or assign writing projects to subject matter experts or supervisors to achieve accreditation objectives

• Ensure revisions of all departmental written directives are in compliance with accreditation standards

• Keep the Fire Chief and command staff updated on the department’s accreditation/community risk reduction status

• Continuously ensure the department continues to adhere to all accreditation standards

• Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate, offers advice and assistance as needed

• Participates in the formulation of policies and procedures

• Responds to structural and other major fires and emergencies, as required

• Attends and participates in public functions to promote fire prevention, code enforcement and establish and maintain favorable public relations

• 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, reviewing mail and literature, attending and conducting meetings, etc.

• Attends required training courses and seminars; knowledgeable of modern fire /

rescue service methods and administration

• Remains available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency response; and

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

• Associate’s degree in fire science or closely related field;

• Seven (7) years of relevant prior experience;

• Valid South Carolina Class “D” Driver’s License;

• S.C. Firefighter Certification; (Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2 and Fire Officer 1)

• Must be a Battalion Chief or higher in rank.

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.