Sand Harbor State Park

Job Opportunity: Park Ranger II, South Carolina

Apr 11, 2023

Vacancy posting for a Park Ranger II position at Poinsett State Park, Sumter County, SC

Park Ranger II


$37,324.00 Annually


Sumter County, SC

Job Type

FTE - Full-Time


Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Job Number



4/18/2023 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

In the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region, you’ll find Poinsett State Park. Called the "mountains of the midlands," this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through the Manchester State Forest.

Job Purpose and Duties:

Under general supervision, assists with overall operation and maintenance of a State Park. Performs diversified duties as governed by general instruction, policies and standard operating procedures of the Department. Assumes the reponsibilities of the Park Manager in the absence of higher level employees.

1) Assists with park administrative duties in accordance with Department guidelines 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.
4) Manages assigned specific operations to include public use areas, retail operations and facilities.
5) Performs law enforcement activities within his/her authority and established policy and provides a safe environment for visitors and staff.
6) Assists in control of inventories of equipment and supplies by issue, use and counts; completes data reports.
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.

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Minimum and Additional Requirements

Associate degree in Park Management or related field with two (2) years 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. Position works a flexible work schedule, including weekends and holidays. Position requires residence 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. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Additional Comments

Actual Job Location: Poinsett 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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