BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 11, 2022) – If you’ve ever been interested in a public safety career – as either a police officer or firefighter/EMT – you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the possibilities at the City of Beaufort Public Safety Job Fair, which will be held Wednesday, May 11, and Saturday, May 14, at City Hall. The job fair will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days.
Police officers and firefighters from the Beaufort Police Department and Fire Department will be available to discuss career opportunities and what new recruits can expect.
The Police Department is offering a $5,000 bonus for an officer who is already certified by South Carolina, and up to $2,500 in relocation assistance for candidates from out-of-state. Starting salary ranges from $42,484 to $50,000.
The Fire Department, which serves both the City of Beaufort and Town of Port Royal, offers a starting salary of $40,144 to $50,180 depending on overtime. Firefighters work 48 hours on/96 hours off. The Fire Department is also hiring part-time firefighters.
Both departments offer extensive training to their officers and firefighters.
The City of Beaufort’s benefits include 12 paid holidays, medical, dental, and vision insurance, tuition assistance, and payment into the South Carolina Retirement System.
City of Beaufort Police Department
Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Department