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Certified Public Safety Officer
Title:Certified Public Safety Officer
Department:Public Safety
Closing Date:12/31/2018



Certified Public Safety Officer


The City of Orangeburg is currently seeking qualified candidates for Certified Public Safety Officers. Must be currently certified as a South Carolina Class 1 Law Enforcement Officer and must become IFSTA Firefighter II certified within one year of hire.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be minimum 21 years of age;

  • Possess a valid South Carolina Driver’s License;

  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED Certificate;

  • Ability to meet the requirements of the SC Fire Academy;

  • Must provide a recent Credit Report;

  • Must pass a criminal background and Driver’s License record check;

  • Must be able to successfully complete a medical examination and drug screening;

  • Must be able to successfully complete psychological and polygraph examinations;

  • Possess Good Moral Character;

  • Must be currently certified as a South Carolina Class 1 Law Enforcement Officer.

  • Must become IFSTA Firefighter II certified within one (1) year of hire.

Job Tasks:

Performs duties of a Police Officer to include:

  • Patrolling assigned areas to prevent crime and detect violations of law;

  • Respond to complaints, reports of violations and requests for assistance;

  • Apprehend and arrest violators;

  • Enforce traffic laws and issues warnings or citations to violators;

  • Investigate traffic accidents, and direct traffic;

  • Performs crowd control and maintains order during emergencies;

  • Prepares written reports of all incidents and occurrences;

  • Testifies in court and other legal proceedings;

  • Keeps records and makes reports regarding activities;

  • Participates in criminal investigations and evidence collection;

  • Interviews victims and witnesses;

  • Prepare incident reports;

  • Attends training and continuing education sessions to maintain certifications;

  • Present public education and awareness programs regarding crime;

  • Perform various station duties and maintenance as required;

  • Assist with annual certification testing of equipment; and

  • Perform all other duties as required and assigned.


    Firefighter Duties upon Certification to include:

  • Responding to fires and other emergency situations to protect and save life and property;

  • Operate fire apparatus, perform fire suppression duties, and extrication;

  • Present public education and awareness programs regarding crime and fire prevention.

  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.


    Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is also frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.

May be required to lift 50lbs or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Annual Salary Range: $35,700 - $37,000 DOQ with full benefits to include employer-paid medical, dental and vision; life insurance, state retirement, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, long-term disability insurance and more.



It is the policy of the City of Orangeburg not to discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment and promotional opportunities. THE CITY OF ORANGEBURG IS AN AT-WILL, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY





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