Fire Battalion Chief

April 4, 2021
Charleston, SC
Job Type



This is a shift leader's position working a 24-hour shift assignment. The successful candidate should have a broad knowledge and skill set capable of communicating effectively across a diverse community and work unit.

The Awendaw District Fire Department and Charleston County offers an exceptional benefits package. The fire district works a 24/48 shift rotation.

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $46,953 - $49,851 (Estimated Annual Salary)


Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate should have also demonstrated exceptional leadership, industry and administrative skills in past positions. The position involves the exercise of a high degree of discretion and independent judgment and is responsible for incident command, budget preparation, and personnel management including direct supervision of shift personnel, preparation of performance evaluations, review and correction of alarm reports, training, implementing training standards, formulating departmental policies and new program development and performing other general administrative tasks. Maintain employee time sheets and ensure other departmental information is up to date and accurate.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma (or GED) supplemented with ten (10) years firefighting experience and five (5) years' experience as a fire officer (Lieutenant or above) within a progressive fire department. NIMS: I-100,200,300,400,700 and 800. NFPA equivalent Fire Officer lI, Medical First Responder, Class E or CDL drivers' license, Leadership l, ll, and lll, cause and origin or equivalent. The candidate should be able to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the area of rural firefighting operations to include wild land firefighting and rural water supply.

Highly Desirable Qualifications:
Associate's Degree in fire related discipline, National Registry EMT, EMT Intermediate or Paramedic certification, ISFAC Fire Instructor ll or equivalent, ability to obtain SC State resident Fire Marshal certification within 1 year of employment.,Closing Date/Time: 4/30/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

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