Job Opportunity: Park Ranger I, South Carolina

Jun 26, 2023

Vacancy Announcement:  Park Ranger I, Aiken State Park, Aiken County, South Carolina

Park Ranger I

@ Aiken State Park

Position will close on July 04, 2023 at 11:59pm.

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$34,685.00 Annually


Aiken County, SC

Job Type

FTE - Full-Time

Job Number



Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism


Aiken State Park

Opening Date


Closing Date

7/4/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement


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Position Number:


Normal Work Schedule:


Normal Work Schedule (Other):

Full-time, 40 hours per week rotating schedule including weekends and holidays.

Pay Band

Band 3

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Hiring Range - Max.


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EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures:

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 history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. A State application MUST be submitted electronically through the website.

Residency Requirement (specifics):

Residency in agency-provided housing is required. Employee will be required to sign a residency agreement, which outlines the expectations for rent and utilities.

Veteran Preference Statement

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

Job Responsibilities

Set along the South Edisto River, Aiken State Park is a haven for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. A scenic 1.7-mile canoe and kayak trail winds its way down the south fork of the Edisto River, attracting paddlers from across the region. Aiken State Park has a history as notable as its natural beauty. During the Great Depression, the park was built by two Civilian Conservation Corps companies, one of which was an African-American detachment of the C.C.C. Their work has withstood the test of time and can still be seen in some of the remaining structures and interpretive signage.

Job Purpose and Duties:

Under general supervision, assists with the overall operation and maintenance of Aiken State Park. Performs diversified duties as governed by general instruction, policies and standard operating procedures of the department. Assumes the responsibilities of the park manager in the absence of higher-level employees.

1) Assists with park administrative duties in accordance with department policy and procedures and planning of long and short-term goals.
2) Collect and account for revenue and produce required reports.
3) Instruct, supervise, and perform routine and preventative maintenance on grounds, buildings, and equipment to meet established standards. Maintains a safe work environment.
4) Assists in the management of specific operations to include public use areas, retail operations, and other facilities.
5) Continue professional development through relevant readings, podcasts, courses, etc.
6) Assists in control of inventories of equipment, supplies and retail iems by issue, use and counts; completes data reports. Provides a variety of office functions related to callers, correspondence, reservations, and revenue collection.
7) Interprets the cultural and natural resources of the State Park Service to park visitors.
8) Employee will be required to live in designated park housing to provide for security, safety, and emergency response.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Associate degree in park management, or related field, with one (1) year of park ranger experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements:

1) Position requires medium to heavy lifting, walking and standing on uneven terrain, crawling and working at heights. Exposure to weather conditions, cleaning agents and other material used in maintaining park facilities and grounds. Ability to work a flexible work schedule, including weekends, nights and holidays. Position requires residency in agency provided housing.
2) Classification may require successful completion of law enforcement training as prescribed by state law. Must possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License.
3) Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Additional Comments

Actual Job Location: Aiken State Park.

Full-time, 40 hours per week rotating schedule including weekends and holidays.

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

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