Employment Opportunities

The City of Isle of Palms is an equal opportunity employer. 

Current Opportunities                                    

Seasonal Beach Service Officer (job description)                                        

Paramedic/Firefighter-New starting salaries                                             

Animal Control Officer 



Senior Group Fitness InstructorRecreation Department

Group Fitness Instructor - Recreation Department  



Application Forms

Online Application for Employment

Revised 7/22/2020

Online Application for Positions with the Police Department

Revised 7/22/2020

The Position of Police Officer

All applicants for the position of Police Officer with the Isle of Palms Police Department should note the following Sworn Officer Qualifications:

  • United States Citizenship
  • 21 Years of Age
  • A High School Diploma or GED
  • A Current South Carolina Driver's License
  • No Conviction of a Felony or Crime of Moral Turpitude

The selection process to become an employee of the City of Isle of Palms Police Department takes approximately forty-five (45) days from the close of the application process. The process includes: 1) a written test which assesses math, reading comprehension, spelling and grammar, 2) a physical agility test, 3) an oral interview panel, 4) a thorough background investigation to include criminal history, education verification, driving record and credit history, 5) a polygraph examination, 6) psychological testing, 7) a formal interview with the Chief of Police and 8) a medical examination to include drug screening.

Applications are considered active for a period of two years. After two years, re-application must be made, provided there have been no disqualifications.

If you have any questions regarding the selection process, contact the Office of Professional Standards at (843) 886-6522.

Additional information about the hiring and selection process for patrol positions is available at this link.