Job Opportunity: Park Ranger II, Hamilton Branch State Park, South Carolina

Jun 14, 2023

Vacancy Announcement for Park Ranger II, Hamilton Branch State Park, McCormick County, South Carolina

Park Ranger II


$37,324.00 Annually


McCormick County, SC

Job Type

FTE - Full-Time

Job Number



Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism


Hamilton Branch State Park

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/21/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement


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Normal Work Schedule (Other):

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

Pay Band

Band 3

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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

Located in Plum Branch, South Carolina, Hamilton Branch State Park occupies a peninsula on the 70,000-acre Lake Thurmond. Thanks to activities such as fishing, boating and lakefront camping, the park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time on the water. Campers can reserve one of more than 150 spacious, lakefront camping sites, an ideal spot for shoreline fishing. Anglers looking for deeper waters can access the lake via two private boat ramps and fish for bass, bream, striper, catfish or crappie. Off the water, Hamilton Branch provides group picnic shelters and a short bike trail that serves as a connector to the 12-mile Stevens Creek Bike Trail.

Job Purpose and Duties:

Under general supervision, assists with the overall operation and maintenance of Hamilton Branch 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 policies and procedures, and planning of long and short-term goals.
2) Collect revenue and produce required reports.
3) Instruct, supervise, and perform routine and preventative maintenance on grounds, buildings, and equipment to meet established standards.
4) Manages assigned operations to include public use areas, retail operations, and facilities.
5) Employee will be required to live in designated park housing to provide for security, safety and emergency response.
6) Interprets the cultural and natural resources of the State Park service to park visitors.
7) Practice and promote teamwork within the State Park Service, throughout the agency, and with external agency stakeholders. Represents the office as an active member on agency teams assigned throughout the year. Maintains a safe work environment.

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Minimum and Additional Requirements

Associate degree in park management or a related field with two (2) years 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 materials used in maintaining park facilities and grounds. Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Position requires residency in agency provided housing.
2) Knowledge of park policies and regulations. Skill in the use of equipment necessary for maintenance activities. Ability to prepare reports and schedules. Ability to supervise and train subordinates.
3) Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Additional Comments

Actual Job Location: Hamilton Branch 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.