City of Walterboro
Public Safety Officer
Under close supervision, Public Safety officers assigned to patrol exercise responsibilities for the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. Exercises independent judgment in dealing with dangerous or unusual situations while exercising safety practices and procedures. Public Safety officers assigned to firefighting involve the protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing and preventing fires. Work involves training for and participating in fire fighting duties, providing emergency care for injured persons (first responder), fire prevention, and routine maintenance of fire apparatus. Continuous training and drill in fire fighting techniques and practices. All Public Safety officers are subject to assignment in either patrol or firefighter duties. Public Safety officers will work under stressful, high risk conditions.