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Association seeking Deputy Director

August 18, 2022

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association is seeking an individual to fulfill the role of Deputy Director. The Deputy Director will oversee all staff and daily operations of the Association and report to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate should have experience, training, and skills in budget administration, personnel management, office or systems operations management, and project leadership experience.

The position will remain open for applications until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should forward a resume and letter of interest to: 

Deputy Director Applications
c/o Joe H. Palmer
South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association
111 Westpark Blvd
Columbia, SC 29210

Position Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since, not every duty associated with this position may be described herein; employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were written out in this job description.

Title: Deputy Director – South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association

Pay Range: $85,000-95,000                                           

FLSA Status: Exempt

SCSFA Mission:

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association was founded in 1905 to provide the state’s firefighters and fire departments with education, training, benefits, and representation. Our mission is to serve the membership as the leader in advocacy, benefits, education, and safety, while acting as the steward of the Firemen’s Insurance and Inspection Fund.

SCSFA Core Values:

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association expresses a reiteration of the values expressed in the Maltese cross points – representative of the profession which we serve – that are: sympathy, gallantry, perseverance, loyalty, dexterity, explicitness, observation, and tact. The Association feels that sharing of the qualities of our members greater enhances our collaboration and cooperation.


Provides leadership and management for the daily operations of the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association. Implements the policies of the Association as directed by the Executive Director and assures that the Association’s activities remain within the Constitution and By-Laws of the Association and within state and federal laws. Creates a strong work ethic environment, within the Association staff, that promotes the mission and values of the Association. Develops and administers policies as deemed appropriate by the Executive Director and maintains the integrity of all Association records, activities, services and promotes program opportunities to its membership. The incumbent performs related professional, administrative and supervisory work as required, and provides updated progress to the Executive Director and staff through professional communication, reports, various meetings, and conferences. Responds to scenes of natural or manmade disasters as a representative of the Association and serves as a liaison to the Executive Director. 



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


The work is considered sedentary, involves walking or standing some of the time, and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis or routine keyboard operations. The work may infrequently require participation and attendance to field exercises of emergency services and response to major emergency incidents as directed by the Association management.  The work requires the following physical abilities to perform the essential job functions: balancing, mental acuity, and speaking.


Office work environment involves exposure to no known environmental hazards; and involves decision making that could lead to major organizational consequences.


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