Forestry Technician Job at State of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

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  • State of South Carolina
  • Columbia, SC

Job Description

Salary: $30,079.00 - $31,582.00 Annually

Location : Georgetown County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 155029

Agency: Forestry Commission

Division: Pee Dee Kingstree Zone

Opening Date: 09/05/2023

Residency Requirement: Yes

Residency Requirement (specifics):: Must be a resident of South Carolina and live in Georgetown or surrounding areas.

Class Code:: LD20

Position Number:: 60011005

Normal Work Schedule:: Other

Pay Band: Band 3

Opening Date: 09/05/2023

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures:: When applying for this position, the electronic state application must be completed 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. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. SCFC requires individuals to complete an online application to apply for this position. Interested individuals can access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 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. 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 record.

Normal Work Schedule (Other):: Works a rotating schedule, 40 hours / 5-day work week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. schedule. Job requires on-call duty and weekend work.

Veteran Preference Statement: South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

Job Responsibilities


Under direct supervision, performs fire protection duties including fire prevention and suppression, but not exclusively with mechanized equipment; performs operator maintenance necessary to maintain fire suppression equipment in a state of readiness; provides forestry services, such as firebreak plowing to landowners; assists with reforestation programs; and assists in other forestry operations. 1. Responds to forest fire calls as required by the readiness plan. Performs forest fire suppression duties utilizing bulldozer tractor, handline tools, and water handling equipment. Assists with fire prevention efforts. Investigates fires to determine cause and gathers pertinent information to complete fire reports. Performs operator preventive maintenance on all assigned equipment and maintains equipment in a state of readiness; exercises equipment in accordance with SCFC policy and procedures. Performs maintenance and construction duties at Forestry Commission facilities. Performs forestry services, such as firebreak plowing, waterbar construction and prescribed burning assistance. Assists foresters and Sector FMO's with forest management activities such as timber marking, tree planting, survival checks, forest insect and disease work, and acreage measurements. Maintains an awareness of the cost-sharing assistance and services provided by the SCFC. Participates in training annually. Prepares monthly administrative reports to include time sheets, equipment reports, services reports and fire-related documentation. Participates in activities in support of the agency's mission and goals and performs related other duties as required.

Minimum and Additional Requirements


State & SCFC :A high school diploma and experience in forest fire protection duties, forestry management, operation of heavy mechanized equipment, or relevant work experience. Must pass the agency's initial physical fitness test that requires a two (2) mile walk carrying a 25 lb. pack in 30 minutes or meet the agency's physical fitness program requirements. Must obtain firefighter registration with the Office of State Fire Marshal. Criminal background check and drug test are required. Position requires a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Must have Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) prior to employment. Must complete CDL Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) Theory training within 15 working days of hire then obtain a Commercial Driver's License within 90 working days.

Additional Comments


Must be a resident of South Carolina. Must be able to lift, walk, squat, climb and carry objects up to 50 lbs. Ability to work both indoors and outdoors in changing environmental conditions. Works a rotating schedule, 40 hours / 5-day work week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. schedule. Job requires on-call duty and weekend work. Overnight travel required to include extensive periods of time (up to 16 days) on large fire incidents in/out of the state.

* This position will require that the successful candidate pass a pre-employment alcohol and drug test as well as be subject to random, post incident/accident, reasonable suspicion and rehabilitation monitoring and drug and alcohol testing consistent with SCFC Drug-Free Workplace-CDL FAA Drug and Alcohol Testing. *

Benefits for State Employees

The state of South Carolina offers eligible employees generous benefits, including health and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid vacation and sick leave. Plus, work-life balance programs such as telecommuting and flexible work schedules are available to employees of some state agencies.


Insurance Benefits
Eligible employees may enroll in health insurance, which includes prescription coverage and wellness benefits. Other available insurance benefits include dental, vision, term life insurance, long term disability and flexible spending accounts for health and child care expenses.


Retirement Benefits
State employees are also offered retirement plan options, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Additionally, eligible employees may elect to participate in the South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program, which is a voluntary, supplemental retirement savings plan offering 401(k) and 457 plan options.


Workplace Benefits
State employees may also be eligible for other benefits, including tuition assistance; holiday, annual and sick leave; and discounts on purchases, travel and more.


Note: The benefits above are available to most state employees, with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary grant and time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some or none of these benefits as benefits are associated with each position type. For these positions, contact the hiring agency to determine what benefits may be available.

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Supplemental Questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work experience and education. This includes any 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. I have read and acknowledge the above statement.
  • Yes
  • No

02


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 may be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record. I have read and understand this statement.
  • Yes
  • No

03


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. I have read and understand this statement.
  • Yes
  • No

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Are you willing to accept a starting salary of $30,079 - $31,582
  • Yes
  • No

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Do you have a high school diploma and experience in forest fire protection duties, forestry management, operation of heavy mechanized equipment, or relevant work experience?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

Job Tags

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