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Lands Resource Specialist, Senior - Forest Management - Boise

The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has an opening for an Lands Resource Specialist, Senior - Forest Management position in our Southwest area office in Boise. In order to be considered for this position, you must submit an application by 01/23/2020 11:59 PM Mountain Time at
Applicants applying at the Senior Level should be able to demonstrate a journeyman-level background with the skills necessary to be able to quickly adapt to IDL specific policies and procedures. Applicants may also apply at the Specialist Level. An applicant hired at the Specialist Level would be expected to quickly and efficiently enhance their existing technical knowledge and training in order to develop, within a defined timeframe, the skills necessary to operate at the Senior Level.
Example of Duties
• Prepares and administers timber sale contracts
• Establishes and maintains lands management and regulatory records
• Prepares and administers easements and temporary permits
• Establishes timber sale and lease locations and boundaries
• Prepares program budgets and manages program accounts
• Communicates Department policy to lessees and contractors
• Prepares annual, 5-year and 10-year timber sales plans
• Completes Project cost estimates and summaries
• Inspects leases for renewal, assignment and lease compliance including improvement construction projects
• Supervision of seasonal personnel
• Investigates and mediates disputes
• Prepares and administers forest improvement projects and hazard management work
• May participate in fire suppression and prescribed burn programs
Minimum Qualifications
• Interpreting and applying state and federal laws, rules and regulations in relation to natural resource management activities.
• Negotiating, preparing, and administering contracts, lease terms, or agreements based on site specific conditions and proposed operations, including field inspections, compliance reporting, and implementing corrective action as necessary.
• Evaluating projects and/or data, analyzing alternatives, and making recommendations.
• Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience through technical reports, business correspondence, and oral presentations.
• Interpreting public land survey legal descriptions, aerial photos and topographic and property ownership maps. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce maps and analyze spatial data.
• Performing financial analyses to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions or proposals to choose the most appropriate one.
Good knowledge:
• Forest management principles including; Silvicultural principles;
  • Forest mensuration;
  • Dendrology, Systematic Botany or Plant Identification;
Forest entomology and pathology; <br> Forest engineering principles including road location,design and construction;
  • Forest harvest methods;
  • Soils, Physical Geology or Soil Ecosystems
Other: • Possession of a valid driver's license.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $22.14 to $24.00 /hour