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Lands Resource Specialist - Forest Management - Boise

The Department of Lands has an opening for a Lands Resource Specialist - 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
Lands Resource Specialist - Forest Management - Boise
The Lands Resource Specialist position is used for recruitment and training purposes for the Lands Resource Specialist, Senior. Through various types of on-the-job training, the employee will learn to carry out the duties of a Lands Resource Specialist, Senior (LRSS). Typically the Senior level requires 2-5 years of experience as a Lands Resource Specialist or equivalent work experience. Lands Resource Specialists are expected to apply his/her technical knowledge and training while learning the state laws and department policies and procedures necessary to achieve the expertise and independence of the journeyman level LRSS. If you feel you are qualified at the Senior level, we encourage you to apply for the Lands Resource Specialist, Senior, as well.
Example of Duties
• Prepares timber sale projects in the field to include: Establishing project boundaries
  • Developing silvicultural prescriptions
  • Determining logging systems
  • Designing /maintaining road systems
  • Timber marking and cruising
• Prepares forest improvement projects in the field to include:
  • Planting
  • Herbicide site preparation
  • Broadcast burning
  • Pre-commercial thinning
  • Road maintenance
  • Land surveying
• Prepares timber sale and forest improvement project documentation to include:
  • Writing project descriptions
  • Building GIS project maps
  • Compiling timber cruise data
  • Determining logging and road construction costs
  • Timber sale appraisal
  • Preparing contract terms
  • Developing a hazard management plan
• Administers timber sale and forest improvement projects for compliance with management objectives, contract terms, Department policy and applicable laws
• May supervise seasonal personnel
• Participates in fire suppression and prescribed burn programs
Minimum Qualifications
• Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience through technical reports, business correspondence, and oral presentations;
• Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce maps and analyze spatial data.
Some Knowledge of:
• State and federal laws, rules and regulations in relation to natural resource management activities;
• Methods used to evaluate projects and/or data, analyzing alternatives, and making recommendations;
• Public land survey legal descriptions, aerial photos and topographic and property ownership maps;
• Financial analysis methods used to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions or proposals to choose the most appropriate one.
• Possession of a valid driver's license.
Supplemental Information
Desirable Qualifications:
• Experience:
  • Supervising others;
  • Project Management and budgeting including priorities,developing project budgets, allocating resources, monitoring progress and evaluating results.
• Some knowledge: With Timber Markets;
  • Using and managing databases.
• Possession of: Degree in Natural Resource Management.