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Lands Program Specialist - Timber Measurement - Coeur d'Alene

The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is recruiting for a Lands Program Specialist - Timber Measurement located in our Staff Office in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 
  • Provide directions for sale administration and log accountability program direction
  • Supervise Lands Timber Measurement Supervisors and the Technical Record Specialist
  • Provide supervision, training, budgeting and program oversight and administration
  • Lead and mentor Department staff in timber sale administration and log accountability programs through training, coordinating and conducting field reviews, developing log scaling and wood security workshops, and developing clear program guidance and procedures
  • Responsible for statewide log scaling and wood security-related contracts
  • Assist in the development of Forest Management Bureau-related policies and procedures
  • Assist in the development of the Forest Management budget allocations and tracking of expenditures
Good knowledge of:
  • Best management practices for land management activities
  • Experience:
  • Researching, analyzing and monitoring land management issues in relation to existing federal, state and local laws, rules and practices and making recommendations
  • Serving as a technical resource within an organization on complex programmatic or technical issues, including preparing technical reports
  • Providing guidance to co-workers, the public and other interested parties
  • Providing recommendations to upper management
  • Writing and analyzing technical reports and making persuasive oral and written presentations
Specialty Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience with:
  • Managing work flow and analyzing tactics for efficiency 
  • Developing and evaluating programs including monitoring allocated budgets
  • Idaho Log Scaling Rules
  • Scribner, Cubic, Ton, Cedar Products, Cord Measure
  • Best management practices for utilization and measurement of forest products

  • Good knowledge of: 
  • Supervisory practices
  • Conflict resolution methods
Desirable Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Forest Management or related field
  • Idaho Log Scaling License
  • Experience:
  • In silviculture, mensuration, timber sale administration, wood security, log accountability, log yard administration and log scaling, interpreting legal description, geographic coordinate systems, aerial photographs, and topographic maps within the realm of natural resources management
  • In forest management, tree improvement and forest regeneration methods
  • Evaluating log accountability and contract terms
  • Coordinating and working with diverse natural resources professionals
  • Working with log scaling and settlement software

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 (208) 334-2263.
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 Administrative (A) Based on the FLSA code for this position, compensatory time will accrue at a rate of 1 hour for every 1 hour of overtime worked. 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.