City of Goose Creek
  • Goose Creek, SC, USA
  • +/- DBQ
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full benefits package including State Retirement, Paid Individual Medical/Dental/Life, Paid Holidays, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Wellness Programs and many other benefits.

Initial steps will include an interview and assessment center of rank appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities commensurate with rolls and responsibilities of the position.

This position is eligible for up to $4,000 in reimbursement for relocation cost if moving to Berkeley County from outside the tri-county area!


The Fire Captain is responsible for the administration, supervision and management of Fire Department personnel, equipment and fire stations on an assigned shift. This position leads and manages the activities of a fire suppression company during emergency and non-emergency operations. This position reports to the Battalion Chief.


  • Administers and supervises the activities and personnel of the shift
  • Provides leadership and guidance to shift personnel
  • Performs duties involving instructing, assigning, reviewing, and planning work of others; acting on employee problems; processing Worker's Compensation information; recommending new hires, transfers, promotions, demotions, and terminations; issuing employee conference records and completing employee performance appraisals
  • Performs the role of officer in charge of all fire, rescue and medical operations for the assigned shift. Oversees the daily activities of an assigned crew; ensures that the crew maintains a level of training, fitness, and readiness to perform their duties in an effective, efficient, safe, and professional manner; ensures all assigned apparatus and equipment is in a state of readiness; ensures appropriate incident response in a timely manner; ensures assigned tasks are completed; ensures all records and reports are accurately completed and appropriately forwarded by the end of the shift; ensures that daily station logs are kept current and accurate
  • Assists with the long and short-range goals of the department
  • Mitigates emergency situations involving, fires, hazardous materials, rescues, vehicle accidents, emergency medical incidents and natural natural disasters. Resolves non-emergency incidents.
  • Organizes and provides monthly training objectives to shift personnel and keeps accurate records for training
  • Ensures that the station is kept in an orderly fashion and that station apparatus and equipment are properly checked and kept in good working order
  • Maintains daily logbook of personnel status, daily activities, apparatus and equipment condition and emergency responses
  • Coordinates shift schedules for leave time
  • Delegates responsibility to shift personnel as necessary
  • Schedules and updates pre-fire plans, fire hydrant inspections and fire hose testing
  • Gives instruction to the public regarding Fire Prevention and safety
  • Reviews EMS patient care reports and NFIRS Fire reports for quality assurance purposes
  • Serves as back up to co-workers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma plus advanced study or training in firefighting and emergency services required
  • Valid Driver Must obtain South Carolina Class E Driver's License within 1 year of hire.
  • Obtain Nationally Registered EMT within 1 year of hire
  • Fire Fighter I and II required
  • Fire Officer I and II preferred
  • Certified training in ICS 300 required
  • Serve as a Fire Officer with a career fire department as the rank of Lieutenant or above. The career department should be of equal or greater size than the City of Goose Creek Fire Department as determined by the Chief of the Department.


  • Must be in good physical health as determined by the department's annual Firefighter physical
  • Must pass annual Firefighter PAT testing per Department policy
  • Must demonstrate integrity and honesty as a company officer
  • Considerable ability to plan, organize, manage, and administer activities requiring coordination with others
  • Ability to work effectively with employees, other agencies and the public
  • Ability to accept responsibility, to make decisions, to delegate responsibility and to motivate people toward a coordinated effort
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with employees, other divisions and the public
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of the geographic layout of the City
  • Knowledge of and interpretation Guidelines include the Standard Operating Procedures, HIPPA Guidelines, FLSA, SC DHEC regulations, State and NFPA fire standards, applicable OSHA regulations
  • Knowledge of training manuals and City policies and procedures
  • Skill in implementation and enforcement of polices and guidelines
  • Ability to effectively supervise and provide leadership to staff
  • Ability to make quick and precise decisions
  • Ability to perform rescue of individuals trapped in vehicles
  • Ability to conduct lifesaving procedures, incident stabilization and property conservation on all incidents
  • Ability to operate fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses, nozzles, hand tools, gas powered tools, ladders, fans, extrication equipment, ropes, rigging equipment, gas monitors lighting, medical equipment and computers
  • Ability to use computers and various software programs, to include Word, Excel and ESO
  • Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations
  • Ability to research and obtain pertinent information through various resources including state statutes and administrative regulations
  • Ability to read and understand codes and Ability to work independently with only occasional review of work performance or records
  • Ability to use personal computer equipment to access, retrieves, or input information
  • Ability to operate fire suppression and other emergency equipment
  • Ability to apply training to others to learn standard firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques
  • Ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergency, training or station maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke
  • Ability to successfully complete all training drills and obtain OSHA required fire brigade clearance


The work is heavy and requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and up to 50 pounds routinely. Continuously requires standing, sitting, walking, carrying, lifting, reaching, pulling/pushing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, handling, fine dexterity, vision, hearing, talking, and foot controls machines, tools, equipment, and work aids: Apparatus equipment (hoses, nozzles, ladders, etc.), technical rescue equipment (ropes, extrication equipment, etc.), station maintenance equipment, Breathing Air fill station, mobile cascade, pumper, quint, heavy rescue, fire safety house, Emergency Medical equipment, ventilation equipment, and/or hazardous materials response equipment. Requires the ability to drive and operate emergency response vehicles. Must meet the medical standards established by NFPA 1592 and the department's medical testing vendor.


The work is typically performed in a fire station but may also be performed outdoors and at the scene of emergency incidents. The work environment may be confined and overall disagreeable with frequent exposure to cold, heat noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, inclement weather conditions, fire, heat, toxic gases, hazardous conditions, heights and fast moving vehicles. The work requires the use of personal protective ensemble.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were written out in this job description.

The City of Goose Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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