Aircraft Rescue Firefighting/Industrial State Fire Academy Instructor - SC Fire Academy

Training Officer/Instructor
SC Department of Labor and Licensing - Columbia, South Carolina

Sep 29, 2020

Application Deadline:
Nov 10, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Based Upon Experience annual

Job Description

Will serve as a lead instructor for the Academy with specific interest in Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) and Industrial firefighting programs, both on and off site. Also assists in Municipal, Haz-Mat, and Rescue Programs as needed. Job requires wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and/or the use of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), entering burn buildings with smoke present, fighting live fires on training props (both in and outside), raising and lowering ladders, climbing ladders, and/or moving equipment that averages 100lbs. Teaches and conducts other SCFA (South Carolina Fire Academy) courses as assigned. Serves as a member of the site emergency team on the State Fire Campus, including responding to site fires or incidents.

Plans and/or coordinates State Fire ARFF and Industrial Programs as assigned to include registering students, billing and preparing customer contracts, and submitting student payments after course completion.

Assists in the setup of fire equipment and props as required. Performs minor maintenance of fire and rescue equipment and props. Drives a state vehicle or fire apparatus as needed.

Supervises instructors, staff, and/or inmates as needed with assigned work or courses.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

Please visit the SC Careers page for additional information about the benefits of living in and working for the State of South Carolina.

LLR is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable employment laws. The Agency will recruit, hire, train, and promote all persons without regarding to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, or history of disability that can be reasonably accommodated, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions (including, but not limited to, lactation). The Agency will base employment decisions so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. The Agency will ensure that promotion decisions are in accordance with the principle of equal employment opportunity by having valid requirements for promotional opportunities. Further, personnel actions will be administered without regarding to the protected characteristics as noted above.

Job Requirements

  • Age: N/A
  • Education: A bachelor's degree and relevant program experience.
  • Experience: See Additional Requirements Below


A bachelor's degree and relevant program experience. Must be able to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays in inclement weather and in hazardous environments. Overnight travel and the ability to drive a state vehicle. Requires Current South Carolina Drivers’ License or must be able to obtain a South Carolina driver’s license within 90 days of hire and have a motor vehicle record that complies with State and Agency fleet guidelines. Ability to climb a ladder, lift objects over 100 pounds, wear PPE (to include fit testing for respirator use and successful completion of required OSHA compliant medical physical), and work within IDLH environments.


Three years instructional experience in fire prevention, fire protection, and/or related courses. A combination of education, relevant training, and experience may be considered as substitution for a bachelor's degree upon approval by the Division of State Human Resources.

Contact Informaton

Cindy Bowers

SC Department of Labor and Licensing
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
phone: 803-896-4011

How to Apply

Interested individuals should apply using the electronic state application located at The Human Resources Office accepts only online state applications.

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