Forestry Technician I

Date Posted: March 25, 2021

Deadline: March 14, 2021

Organization: Forestry Commission

Location: Greenwood

City: Greenwood County/Surrounding Area

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: Hiring Range - Min. $23,756.00 Hiring Range - Max. $24,944.00

Requirements:

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A high school diploma and experience in forest fire protection duties, forestry management, operation of heavy mechanized equipment, or relevant work experience. Position requires a commercial driver's license (CDL). Candidate must pass the written CDL exam prior to employment. Must pass the agency’s 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 are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate Degree in forestry, natural resources or other related discipline.

Additional Comments

This position covers a multi-county work zone (Greenwood County/Surrounding Area). 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. 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).

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities

Responds to forest fire calls as required by the readiness plan. Performs forest fire duties with bulldozer tractor, hand tools and water handling equipment. 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; provides forestry services, such as firebreak plowing to landowners; assists with reforestation programs and other forestry operations.

Schedule:
This position works a rotating schedule, 40 hours/5-day work week.
Application Process:
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 www.careers.sc.gov, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Employer Address:

5500 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.