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Employment at SC Parks, Recreation & Tourism

The SC Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism is a state government agency that offers a variety of career types. The Agency’s largest division is, of course, the State Park Service which offers the largest number of opportunities, but there are also opportunities available in SC Welcome Centers and the operational divisions of the Agency.
You may access a list of our current job vacancies and complete a state application at www.jobs.sc.gov

All applications must be submitted electronically through the Web site above.

You may attach a resume, but you may not substitute the State Application -- in total or in part -- with a resume. We accept applications only for actual vacant positions. 

Careers at SCPRT

If you are considering a career with the State Park Service, we recommend that you review the State Parks Career Opportunities page on our website. This is a great resource that will review the purpose of the Park Service and highlight key job areas.
Although the State Park Service is our largest division, SCPRT has many other smaller divisions to include Sales and Marketing (which includes our SC Welcome Centers), Technology Services, Finance and many others. So, the career opportunities within SCPRT are numerous. If you are interested in finding out more about other careers with the Agency, please call Human Resource Management at (803) 734-0212.

Employee Benefits at SCPRT 

The State of South Carolina has a very good benefits program that adds significantly to the value of employment with SCPRT. The salary of the position is not the only factor to consider when looking for employment, employee benefits with the State of SC can increase compensation by up to 52%.
Some of the benefits in addition to salaries are: 
  • 15 days of annual leave per year (after 10 years of service accrual rates begin to increase to a maximum of 30 days per year)
  • 15 days of sick leave per year (10 of which may be used for illnesses in the immediate family)
  • Membership in the SC Retirement Systems (defined benefit plan) or the State Optional Retirement Program (defined contribution plan)
  • Eligibility to participate in SC Deferred Compensation Program (401k or 457)
  • 12 holidays per year
  • State Insurance Benefits including a wide variety of health insurance plans, basic and expanded dental insurance plans, life insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability insurance, long term care insurance, flexible benefits program and vision care program.
You may access a more comprehensive overview of state employee benefits by reviewing the State of South Carolina Employee Benefits brochure.
Do not underestimate the value of SC State Government benefits. Total compensation includes annual salary plus fringe benefits. Below is an example of the dollar value of salary and approximate fringe benefits in one year for an employee whose annual salary is $30,000.

Fringe Benefits

Single Coverage Value

Full Family Coverage

15 Days Annual Leave $1,730.77 $1,730.77
15 Days Sick Leave $1,730.77 $1,730.77
Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance $2,663.88 $5,784.96
Holidays $1,384.62 $1,384.62
Retirement Match $2,265.00 $2,265.00
Social Security Match $2,295.00 $2,295.00
Workers' Compensation $300.00 $300.00
Total Dollar Amount of Fringe Benefits $12,370.03 $15,491.11
Annual Salary $30,000 $30,000
Total Compensation Package $42,370.03 $45,491.11
Fringe Benefits as a Percentage of Annual Salary 41% 52%


It is the practice of the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees without discrimination because of race, religion, color, political affiliation, physical disability, national origin, sex, or age; except where sex or age is a bonafide occupational qualification. This practice applies to all levels and phases of personnel administration such as recruitment advertising, testing, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, leave practice, rate of pay, and selection for supervisory positions. Furthermore, all officials and employees of this Department, as well as employment agencies, labor organizations and advertising agencies with whom this agency deals, will be informed of this statement of our practice.
The Agency submits this plan to assure its commitment to a program that provides an Equal Employment Opportunity for all persons on the basis of individual merit.