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Lands Area Manager - Southwest Boise

Boise, Idaho
Job Type
1 Oct 2021
The Department of Lands has an opening for a Lands Area Manager position in our Southwest area office located in Boise.


* Plans, organizes, and directs staff activities involved in land and timber appraisal and sales, forest practices, fire management, public trust land management, range management and mineral management
* Evaluates program effectiveness and compliance with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations
* Confers with upper management and Bureaus on policy development and program improvement
* Develops and manages area budgets
* Maintains public relations with a variety of special interest groups and the general public
* Directs staff in the conduct of field inspections of forestry, fire, range, minerals, navigable waters, hazard management and erosion control activities
* Develops fire control, road use and stream alteration cooperative agreements
* Issues permits and recommends the issuance of leases for public land encroachments, grazing use, mining, and other activities
* Coordinates emergency fire-suppression activities

Minimum Qualifications Notice:

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. If it is a written answer, please make sure you answer each question with enough detail to determine how you meet the requirements. Do not put "See resume" as your answer to written questions. Answer each written question thoroughly. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.


* Operational-level knowledge and/or experience of management practices including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling
* Experience analyzing operational problems, identifying alternatives and implementing solutions in a land asset or natural resource management program
* Experience supervising staff and setting goals, budgets, and objectives for implementing programs and projects and evaluating results
* Experience working with various groups, individuals and interests to develop understanding, acceptance and support for a program
* Experience using critical thinking and research to make recommendations based on an assessment of alternatives that enabled decision-makers to make informed decisions
* Experience developing, evaluating and negotiating terms of contracts, leases, or agreements

Desirable Qualifications:


* Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, or a similar field
* Degree in Business or Public Administration

Work experience:

* In forest management, wildland firefighting, or rangeland management
* Related to implementation of best management practices for mining and mined land reclamation
* Managing and regulating activities on public trust land

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at .

Veterans' Preference:

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Supplemental Questions Instructions:

Per IDAPA 15.04.01, only the top 25 applicants will be provided to the hiring manager.

The top 25 will be determined by the answers applicants provide in the supplemental questions. A subject matter expert (SME) will review each answer and determine if the applicant meets the qualifications described in each question.

Work experience must include: positions held, dates of employment, and responsibilities/duties performed. Education and/or training must include: field of course work, degree title, and additional applicable coursework.

Please contact the IDL careers at for questions regarding the application process.

Overtime/Vacation Accrual/FLSA:

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) code for this position is Executive (E) Based on the FLSA code for this position. Vacation accrual is based on the FLSA code and accrual rates can be found at: (Exception: Employees engaged in Fire Suppression activities for which overtime hours are earned will be paid at the rate of 1.5 times the hourly rate for each one hour of overtime worked. Payment will be made on the regular pay date corresponding to the pay period in which the overtime work occurred.)

About IDL

Become part of an organization where you will work with dedicated people who are committed and skilled in managing and protecting Idaho's natural resources.

The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) believes in its employees and values stewardship, service, accountability and cohesiveness. Our goals emphasize our people and processes, financial stewardship, and customer focus. We strive for a culture in which leadership equips, entrusts and expects employees to make decisions in fulfillment of our mission. View our Strategic Plan here.

Under the direction of the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners, IDL manages more than 2.4 million acres of state endowment trust land under a constitutional mandate to produce maximum long-term financial returns for public schools and several other State of Idaho institutions. Leases and other contracts are used to authorize revenue generating activities such as timber harvest, grazing, farming, mining, commercial use, residential use, and conservation in a prudent and sustainable manner.

Managing endowment trust lands is only part of our story. We also protect public resources such as water quality, fish, wildlife habitat, and recreation on public trust lands, and ensure the protection of water quality and other resources by overseeing forestry and mining practices across all ownerships in the state. We also work to reclaim abandoned mines in Idaho. One of our most important resource protection responsibilities is fire prevention and suppression. We also provide assistance to landowners to manage their forest lands, work with communities to plant trees in urban settings, help keep working forests working through the Forest Legacy Program, and work with many partners to promote healthy forests on a landscape level. IDL also is the administrative arm of the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
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  • Job Reference: 386582964-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: State of Idaho
  • Location: Boise, Idaho
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mining / Oil / Gas
  • Job Type: Permanent