What does the application process consist of?

Only online applications will be accepted.  Applications may submitted through the employment portal: www.charleston-sc.gov/employment    

The following documents are required: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and/or College Degree received by time of contingent offer
  • Certified driving record from each state you have held a driver’s license (10-years total) (if applicable)
  • Military discharge – DD214 (if applicable)
  • EMT/Paramedic certification (if applicable) 
  • Current CPAT certification (if applicable)

⁂ Applications without required documents will not be accepted. 

Before applying, please read this guide in its entirety. 

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1. If I have a valid EMT or Paramedic certification in another state, will I need to be certified through the State of South Carolina?
2. I don’t live in Charleston. Can I still apply?
3. Do veterans receives preference points?
4. How and when do I apply?
5. What does the application process consist of?
6. What's involved in the hiring process?
7. What is the minimum age for applicants?
8. I was a firefighter somewhere else. Do I have to take the written exam, and/or do I have to attend the fire academy?
9. How can I obtain the study guide?
10. Can the TEAS test be taken at another time?
11. What should I bring to the written exam?
12. Will I need identification at the TEAS test?
13. Do I have to be a high school graduate or have a GED?
14. I have a relative working for the City of Charleston, can I still apply?
15. Do I have to be a citizen of the United States?
16. Will I need a copy of my birth certificate when I turn in my application?
17. Will I need a copy of my military discharge orders (Form DD214) when I turn in my application?
18. What if I have a police record?
19. What is the maximum age for applicants?