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Fire Chief, Town of Batesburg-Leesville

Position Category: Fire

‚ÄčPosition hours: Full-time position, 8 a.m. to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, with weekends and evenings depending on call

Job duties:

  • Supervises fire department personnel; assigns work assignments and establishes work schedules; instructins, assigns, reviews and plans work of others; maintains standards; coordinates activities; allocats personnel; selects new employees; acts on employee problems; approves employee discipline, recommendations of discharge and recommendation employee promotions; and oversees and reviews annual required testing to maintain compliance with federal, state and local government and other standards and guidelines to include hose, hydrant and fit testing
  • Directs and participates in department training programs; responds to and assumes command of major/multiple-alarm fires; directs firefighting activities and salvage operations; attends and participates in public functions to promote fire prevention and to establish and maintain favorable public relations; attends required training courses and seminars; and attends conferences, conventions and other meetings to remain knowledgeable of modern fire/rescue service methods and administration
  • Responsible for Emergency Management Coordination for large scale emergencies or disasters; recommends annual budget for the fire department; ensures that all fire/life safety codes and environmental codes are enforced appropriately and fairly; remains available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, for emergency response; helps recruit and maintain an active volunteer firefighter program and performs other duties as assigned by the town manager


  • Must possess NFPA Firefighter I, Driver/Operator qualified, Emergency Medical Responder and NIMS 300 and 400 certification; a minimum of three  years of experience in a fire leadership/management role; 10 years of fire service experience and high school diploma 
  • Preferred qualifications include NFPA Firefighter 1, Driver/Operator, Emergency Medical Responder and NIMS 300 and 400, NFPA Fire Officer I,  ICC Fire Inspector I cerifications; associate or advanced degree; and volunteer fire service experience

Pay info: Dependent upon experience. Benefits include state retirement, medical, dental, vision, paid annual and sick leave, and 13 paid holidays

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume with required minimum salary requirements to Tonya McCormick at, HR Clerk, with "Fire Chief" in the subject line

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town of Batesburg-Leesville does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.