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Job Opportunity Notice

Announcement Date: Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Closing Date: Until Filled

Title: Firefighter/EMT- Basic-Advanced/Paramedic
(Permanent and On-Call Positions Available)
Office: Emergency Services
Salary: $15.05-$17.46
Certified (Based on qualifications and experience)
Grade: 13-16

Duties:  Incumbent is responsible for responding to fires and emergency medical situations to protect and save lives and property.  Duties include (but are not limited to): performing fire suppression duties, providing medical care and transporting patients.  Will participate in training and continuing education, and perform other duties as assigned.

Job Tasks:  Represents the majority of the time spent working in class.  Management may assign additional tasks as necessary.

  • Respond to fires and emergency medical situations; performs fire suppression and firefighting duties; assesses victim and condition and administers basic life support in accordance with medical certification (i.e., ALS, BLS, First Responder, etc.)
  • Locates water supply, monitors hose/nozzle, calculates friction loss and establishes fire streams at fire site. Inspects, tests and operates assigned apparatus.
  • Participates in training exercises and continuing education classes to maintain certification and improve knowledge and skills.
  • Extricate accident victims as needed.
  • Prepare daily logs and reports pertaining to incidents, supplies, repairs and inspections. Completes state/local paperwork, billings and reports. Present public education and awareness programs regarding fire prevention to local schools, civic and community groups.
  • Assists with yearly testing of equipment in accordance with NFPA guidelines.
  • Cross trains in other disciplines.
  • Participate in overhaul and salvage. Preserve and protect evidence relating to fire cause and point of origin.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  High School diploma or GED equivalent; minimum 18 years of age, valid South Carolina Drivers’ license with good driving record. Incumbent will be required to hold a SC Emergency Medical Technician Basic or higher credential. Credentials as a NFPA Firefighter 1 or higher is also required. 

Application Procedure:  Submit application to Jasper County Human Resources, PO Box 150, Ridgeland, SC  29936.  Applications are available on-line at, may be obtained in person at Jasper County Government Building, 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland SC  29936. JASPER COUNTY REQUIRES SELECTED APPLICANTS TO SUCCESSFULLY PASS A DRUG TEST AND SLED BACKGROUND CHECKAPPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open Until Filled.

If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office.