Forestry Technician II- Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

  • South Carolina Forestry Commission
  • Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA
  • Oct 18, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Forestry GIS - Remote Sensing Wildland and Forest Fire Control Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

Oversee and manage the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) population on Sand Hills State Forest following the U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USF&W) Service's RCW Recovery Plan. Collects, processes, and maintains data for the  South Carolina Forestry Commission (SCFC) and USF&W Service. Follows federal and state guidelines to meet federal requirements. Accomplishes integration of all State Forest RCW/ Threatened & Endangered Species(T&E) data with state forest harvesting schedule model, and state forest GIS system. Perform nest checks during nesting season, maintain colonies as well as RCW trees within colony, install artificial cavities, maintain RCW habitat, update T&E GIS mapping layer, etc. Serves as a crew member assisting with timber sales and the collection of data for forest inventory.  Assists with forest management activities including, but not limited to; prescribed burning, wildfire suppression, recreation management, general maintenance and wildlife management.  Wildlife management work to include fish pond work, food plots, wildlife surveys, woo duck box maintenance, etc.  Participates in the SCFC physical fitness standard for fireline employees as outlined in Chapter 2538 of the SCFC Procedure's Manual.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A high school diploma and two (2) years work experience in forestry management, forest fire control or wildlife management. An Associate Degree in forestry or natural resources may be substituted for the required work experience.   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 and criminal records check are required. 

Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Preferred Qualifications

An Associate Degree in forestry or natural resources.

Additional Comments

Must be able to sustain the physical rigors of working outdoors in harsh environmental conditions; must be able to perform job duties at significant heights.

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).

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$31,794.00 - $36,563.00 Annually

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