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Coastal BMP Forester

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Coastal BMP Forester
South Carolina Forestry Commission

Do you have a passion for forestry? Would you like to be part of an organization whose mission is to protect, promote, and enhance South Carolina’s forests for the benefit of all? If so, the South Carolina Forestry Commission’s (SCFC) Coastal BMP Forester position may be a great fit for you!

2024 graduates are encouraged to apply!


The Position: Coastal BMP Forester


  • Implements a BMP courtesy exam program within the assigned region/counties by providing technical assistance and conducting on-site inspections of active forestry operations. Generates courtesy exam reports for monthly publication.  Provides recommendations on active logging operations; monitors the BMP forestry program for compliance and effectiveness.

  • Coordinates educational programs for the assigned area.  Develops and presents educational programs dealing with silvicultural, nonpoint source, pollution prevention.  

  • Monitors and accesses accomplishments of the BMP program.  Accurately tracks compliance with state BMP's progress and status.

  • Frequently fly major drainages to locate forest operations in sensitive areas and detect potential water quality problems; responds to forestry-related water quality complaints.  Conducts aerial surveys.

  • Serves as the agency contact for environmental issues related to forestry in the assigned areas.  Provides internal training for staff.  Attends meetings and provides updates and reports on current issues.  Performs administrative duties related to the position.



  • A bachelor's degree in forestry from a college or university accredited by the Society of American Foresters and three (3) years of forestry experience.  (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.)

  • Must be a S.C. Registered Forester within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Must be able to walk and navigate difficult terrain such as forestry operations, steep ground, thick brush and swampy areas.

  • Occasional overnight travel.

  • A criminal background check is a condition of employment.

  • 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.


Work Location: The worksite for this position is 413 Sidneys Road, Walterboro, SC 29488. Optional county office locations are: Barnwell, Hampton, and Orangeburg. 

$61,070.00- $68,733.00
Job Type
Full Time Experienced
Colleton, South Carolina United States
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