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Police and Fire Employment

Benefits of Becoming a Police Officer

Photo of Police Officer in Squad CarAs a police officer you will meet people from various areas of the city, state, nation and world. You will build new relationships with business owners, community leaders, pastors and residents that live in Greenville; some of them being lifelong relationships. You will have the opportunity to assist people in need with the commission that you will be given.

Photo of Police SWAT TeamBy working together with other agencies such as the Fire Department, Department of Social Services, Sanitation, and other community based organizations, you will make a major impact on people’s life and their community. You will have the authority to protect those that cannot protect themselves. The younger generation will look up to you as a role model and you may encourage them to become a law enforcement officer one day. Most of all you will go home feeling good about your work at the end of the day.

Pay (based on 43 hour week)

 - Level 1: Entry level, no prior experience $30,387 based on a 43 hour work week. Base salary can be increased by the following factors:

  • Associate Degree = 5% Increase
  • Bachelor's Degree = 10% Increase
  • 1-5 Years Experience* = 5% Increase
  • 5+ Years Experience* = 10% Increase

Note:Increases cannot exceed 15%

*Experience means certified law enforcement or military experience.

Incentives

  • take home car program after completion of the FTO Program
  • 12 hour shifts with two 3-day weekends per month
  • all equipment provided: uniform, gun, vest, taser, shoes, and others
  • 5% increase for bi-lingual

 Benefits
More info: Benefits; Retirement Plan

  • college tuition reimbursement
  • paid military leave
  • 13 to 23 paid General Leave days
  • 11 paid holidays
  • free medical physicals
  • group medical and dental insurance plan
  • long and short term disability plan
  • retirement at age 55 and 25 years service at 50%
  • longevity bonuses every 5th year
Application

Updating applicant pool testing will be conducted as openings occur.

Begin Application Process

Benefits of Becoming a Firefighter

Photo of Firefighters at a FireDo you like to work in a team environment? Can you work effectively under extremely stressful conditions? Would you like the idea of knowing that you have helped someone in their time of distress?

If you answered yes, becoming a professional firefighter might be for you. As a firefighter you will learn the craft of responding to emergencies of all kinds and you will have the opportunity to help people during some of the worst times of their lives. Firefighters work together in a team environment that is like no other because their safety and the safety of others depends on their ability to work effectively in dangerous situations.

Photo of Firefighters Fighting A House FireThe work is not easy. It requires dedication, courage, and a willingness to go the extra mile to help victims that you don’t even know, but at the end of your work day, you will know that your career as a firefighter makes a substantial contribution to your community.

Pay (based on an average 53 hour work week)

Firefighter II: with NFPA FFII Certification $29,432.00 w/ Associates degree +5% w/ Bachelors degree +10%

Incentives

  • All personal protective equipment provided
  • All basic training provided on site (no out of town travel)
  • 5% increase for bi-lingual

 Benefits
More info: Benefits; Retirement Plan

  • college tuition reimbursement
  • paid military leave
  • 13 to 23 paid General Leave days
  • 11 paid holidays
  • free medical physicals
  • group medical and dental insurance plan
  • long and short term disability plan
  • retirement at age 55 and 25 years service at 50%
  • longevity bonuses every 5th year
Application

Updating applicant pool testing will be conducted as openings occur.

Begin Application Process




The Human Resource Department is located at:

City Hall (2nd Floor)
206 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Department Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Main Office:
864-467-4530

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status, or age in employment or provision of services.