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 program 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 program accredited by the Society of American Foresters or a bachelor’s degree in forestry or related natural resources field that meets the Society of American Foresters’ Certified Forester educational requirements. 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

Applicants who previously applied for this position do not need to reapply and will be considered for this posting.

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 (or related natural resources field that meets the SAF Certified Forester educational requirements). 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 (or related natural resources field) from a college or university accredited by SAF or provide a certified official college transcript prior to the first day of employment.

This position has an assigned office at 6725 Headquarters Rd Wedgefield SC 29168.

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

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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).

**All new hires in safety-sensitive positions will be subject to a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening. This drug/alcohol screening will be required. Employment will be contingent upon satisfactory results of the drug screen, as well as other factors.**

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,509.00 – $50,834.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Sumter, SC (Required)