SC Department of Public Safety Forestry Technician II/LE Officer in Colleton County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Performs wildland fire control planning and suppression duties. Recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates personnel under your supervision. Completes EPMS on all employees under your supervision. Assists with forest management activities. Conducts law enforcement. Performs administrative duties and ensure that preventive maintenance goals are met. Provides technical assistance to local governments on forestry issues. Be aware of state and local issues affecting forestry. Works cooperatively with local governments to promote forestry and sound forestry practices. Participates in allied forestry organizations' activities. Performs wildland fire prevention work. Participates in the SCFC Physical Fitness Standard for fireline employees as outlined in Chapter 2538 of the SCFC Procedure Manual.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A high school diploma and one (1) year experience in forest fire control, law enforcement, forestry management or nursery operations. An associate degree in forestry or natural resources may be substituted for the required work experience. Commercial driver's license (CDL) is required within 90 working days of employment. Written CDL permit is required prior to employment. Must pass initial physical fitness test that requires a two (2) mile walk carrying a 25 lb. pack in 30 minutes. Firefighter registration with the State Fire Marshal's Office, criminal records check and drug test required. Ability to obtain a Class I law enforcement certification within one (1) year of employment.

Eligibility to be selected for this position is contingent upon the successful applicant being at least 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, satisfactory completion of a background check, and physical and psychological examinations as in compliance with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA). Additional SCCJA law enforcement certification requirements can be found at

NOTE: Applicants must meet the Minimum and Additional Requirementslisted above to be considered for this position.

Additional Comments

All work history, military service, and/or job-related volunteer work must be listed in the work experience section to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

The selected candidate must have a CDL.

This position covers a multi-county work zone Bamberg and Colleton Counties/Surrounding Areas.

This position office is located at 413 Sidneys Rd. Walterboro, SC.

Supplemental Questions are considered part of your official application and will be used, in combination with your state application, to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. When applying for this position, you understand that you must thoroughly complete the electronic state application to include the Education and Work Experience sections and the Supplemental Questions. This includes a detailed description of each work-related position and, if applicable, military service (indicate rank) and job-related volunteer work that you feel qualifies you for the position. Failure to provide detailed and complete work-related information may result in your application being rejected. A resume will not be accepted or reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission (SCFC) is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, gender, pregnancy, genetic information or military status (including reserves).

Salary: $26,988.00 - $49,932.00 Annually

Location: Colleton County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 84006

Closing: 12/17/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code: LD30

Position Number: 60011392

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 4

Hiring Range - Min.: $31,656.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $34,568.00

Opening Date: 11/21/2018

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: SCFC requires individuals to complete an online application to apply for this position. Applications may be obtained and filed online at

Residency Requirement (specifics): This position works in Bamberg and Colleton Counties/Surrounding Areas. Must live in Colleton or Bamberg County or within a radius of 30 miles of the assigned office.

Normal Work Schedule (Other): Work schedule is based on a 40 hour/5-day work week. Schedules vary according to forest fire conditions. Position requires on-call status and week-end work.

Agency: State of South Carolina Forestry Commission

Address: 5500 Broad River Road Columbia, South Carolina, 29212

Phone: 803-896-8879