Bluffton Township Fire District
357 Fording Island Road
Bluffton, SC 29909
Bluffton Township Fire District Accepting Applications for Recruit Firefighter Bluffton, South Carolina – August 15, 2016 - The Bluffton Township Fire District is accepting applications for Recruit Firefighter. Application period closes August 31, 2016. See www.JoinBTFD.com for more information and application. The Bluffton Township Fire District is located in Beaufort County, the southernmost coastal county in South Carolina. Bluffton is located just 12 miles west of Hilton Head Island, SC and approximately 20 miles northeast of Savannah, GA, and consists of a wide range of geography, including unspoiled sea marshes, creeks, lagoons, and heavily wooded forests of tall pine trees, palmettos and live oaks. The Bluffton Township Fire District is a traditional organization that provides fire protection, emergency medical services (EMS) and other emergency services. The District operates a 24 on and 48 hours off three shift system to provide 24/7 protection to the community. Each shift has a minimum staffing level of twenty-nine (29) personnel on duty. There are 8 fire stations, 3 with ALS Engine companies and 5 with BLS Engine companies. The District also has one dedicated Truck Company and Battalion Chief. We encourage the hiring and development of a high functioning and diverse workforce to meet the needs of our citizens and visitors. We can offer a meaningful career, competitive salary and benefits and an abundance of learning and promotional opportunities to the right men and women who wish to proudly serve the Bluffton Township Fire District community.
Our minimum qualifications are:
– 18 years of age
– Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D
– Possess a valid driver’s license
– Be eligible to work in the United States
No fire and rescue experience or training is required. We hire both experienced and inexperienced candidates depending on department needs at the time a vacancy occurs. All personnel that do get hired start at the probationary level even though they may be trained at a higher level.
Base salary for Recruit Firefighters is $32,875.50 annually (as of July 2016).
Candidates who possess current National Paramedic Registry Certification will be eligible for an additional $2500 stipend.
In addition to a career of helping others, BTFD provides its personnel with advancement opportunities by taking classes through the South Carolina Fire Academy and National Fire Academy.
Recruit Firefighters must serve at least 9 months with BTFD prior to being eligible to promote. We test for promotion each November, and each promotion in rank includes a 5% pay increase.
Our benefits package is one of the best in the region and includes:
-Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
– Line of Duty Death Benefits
– Life Insurance
– Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
– Pension Plan (SC PORS Police Officers’ Retirement System
– SC Deferred Compensation 401/457
– South Carolina 1% Fund
– Tuition Reimbursement Program
– Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A CONTRACT. THE BTFD MAY ALTER, AMEND, AND/OR DISCONTINUE ANY AND ALL ACCRUALS, BENEFITS, PLANS, & PROGRAMS, AT ANY TIME AT THE DISTRICT’S SOLE DISCRETION.
See www.JoinBTFD.com for more information and application.
Salary: $32,875.50 annually (as of July 2016)
Start Date: TBDApply Online Here Apply By Email Call to Apply 843-548-4363 Fax Your Resume to 843-757-7305
Come Visit us at: 357 Fording Island Road Bluffton, SC 29909