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Lands Program Manager - Urban and Community Forestry

The Department of Lands is recruiting for a full-time Lands Program Manager - Urban and Community Forestry located in Coeur d'Alene, ID.
The Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager develops guidelines and standards for implementing and overseeing a statewide community forestry program; provides staff support to the statewide Idaho Lands Resource Coordinating Council; develops state program budgets and priorities; directs city program development to assure compliance with national requirements; sets priorities and authorizes funding to communities through administration of targeted grants; provides liaison with private and public forestry programs, and state and federal agencies; manages and supports a statewide community tree inventory program; creates and manages projects; develops and presents technical material relating to urban tree management techniques.
Additionally, this position oversees two contract community forestry field assistants.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Analyzing land management program issues, making recommendations and writing reports;
  • Developing programs including establishing goals and strategic direction, budgeting and evaluating results;
  • Working with various groups, individuals and interests to develop understanding, acceptance and support for a program;
  • Interpreting and applying federal and state laws, rules and regulations in relation to land management or real estate transactions;
  • Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and electronic data recording devices;
  • Reading legal descriptions, maps, and using a standard compass;
  • Negotiating contracts, lease terms, and agreements.
Good Knowledge of:
  • Urban and Community Forestry.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Possession of Bachelor's degree or higher in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, or related major;
  • Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Working knowledge of geospatial tree inventories and canopy assessments;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Strong planning skills.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.