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Project Forester

State of South Carolina
Harbison, South Carolina, US
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job Responsibilities

Spring 2024 Graduates are encouraged to apply.


Provides forest management assistance and outreach to landowners and the general public to promote active management of forestland and mitigate wildfire risk. Writes forest management plans to produce multiple benefits including the sustainable production of forest products, clean air and water, wildlife habitat, aesthetics and wildfire prevention. Administers cost-share programs and prepares reports. Assists landowners with implementation of forestry practices. Performs

insect and disease activities. Represents agency at local meetings. Responds to wildfires both in-state and out-of-state through Southeastern Compact requests and western wildfire assignments. Participates in FireWise activities to include conducting wildfire risk assessments for at-risk communities in the wildland urban interface and other wildfire prevention events. Responds to non-wildfire disasters, and participates in wildfire and disaster-related exercises as directed. Assists in basic wildfire investigations, burn site inspections, participates in incident management activities on large fire events. Supports Sector Fire Management Officers on fire suppression activities. Participates in opportunities for professional growth as directed such as working with specialty foresters and participating in and/or conducting training as directed to include wildland fire training (i.e. fireline refresher). Serves as acting Sector Fire Management Officer when needed. Provides landowner services such as prescribed burning and timber marking in project area and elsewhere as directed.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A bachelor's degree in forestry from a college or university accredited by the Society of American Foresters. Required to be a SC registered forester within two (2) years of appointment. Must pass a physical fitness test of walking two (2) miles in thirty (30) minutes carrying a 25 lb. pack. Must obtain firefighter registration with the SC State Fire Marshall's office. A criminal background check is a condition of employment.

Additional Comments

This position has an assigned office at 2908 Walterboro Hwy Varnville SC 29944.

Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.

Spring 2024 graduates may be considered for employment, contingent upon receipt of a bachelor's degree in Forestry from a college or university accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) prior to start date. You will be required to submit a certified official college transcript prior to the first day of employment. You will be considered ineligible for employment if you fail to obtain a bachelor's degree in Forestry from a college or university accredited by SAF or provide a certified official college transcript prior to the first day of employment.

DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver's license to

operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving


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The South Carolina Forestry Commission (SCFC) is committed to equal opportunity and

nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, religion

gender, pregnancy, genetic information or military status (including reserves).

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