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Idaho Division of Human Resources LANDS RESOURCE SPEC- PRIVATE FORESTRY SPECIALIST in Deary, Idaho


Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/11

Posting End Date: 2024/06/25

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Deary, ID, United States

Minimum Salary: 23.26

Maximum Salary: 23.26

Pay Rate Type: Hourly


The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has one (1) opening for a Lands Resource Specialist – Private Forestry Specialist position located at our Ponderosa Supervisory Area Office in Deary, Idaho.

This position is Grade K, additional information can be found: State Employee Compensation | Division of Human Resources (idaho.gov) (https://dhr.idaho.gov/state-employee-compensation/)

Minimum filling rate is $23.26. The final salary rate is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

The Lands Resource Specialist position is used for 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 including learning state laws and department policies and procedures.

After successful completion of the Lands Resource Specialist training plan (this will take between six (6) months and five (5) years, depending on experience) the employee will advance to a Lands Resource Specialist, Senior. This advancement may include a pay increase.

Example of Duties

  • Provides technical assistance to private landowners and agencies in all aspects of forestry.

  • Conducts inspections on logging operations for compliance with the Idaho Forest Practices Act (FPA), reviews and recommends FPA rule variances

  • Reviews Stream Channel Alteration Permit supplemental notification forms for approval

  • Provide Forest Stewardship Program oversight, and prescribes corrective action to be taken to bring non-compliance logging operations into compliance.

  • Provides information and technical assistance to private landowners on cost share programs.

  • Conducts presentations, lectures and discussions with loggers, landowners, and students.

  • Maintains FPA and Stewardship Reporting on accomplishments on the area.

  • Provides review and monitoring of private forestry budget assigned to the area.

  • Represents IDL on committees and at public meetings.

  • Participates in wildfire suppression response as needed.

Minimum Qualification Notice:

You must possess all the minimum qualifications below. Please make sure your resume and work history support this. Failure to do so, may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

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.

Minimum Qualification Specialties:

  • Responsible for administering all aspects of the Idaho Forest Practices Act rules and regulations

  • Prioritizing and conducting inspections, writing inspection reports, issuing unsatisfactory reports and pursuing subsequent regulatory procedures to obtain forest practices compliance, and reviewing variance requests to determine if action will meet or exceed all rules and regulations

  • Communicate effectively with the ability to resolve conflict in difficult situations

Some knowledge of:

  • Forest management principles

  • Silviculture principles

  • Forest mensuration

  • Dendrology

  • Forest harvest methods

  • Soils

  • Forest engineering principles (road design and construction)

  • Writing and reviewing forest management plans

  • Forestry best management practices (BMPs) and processes for conducting field inspections, compliance reporting, and implementing corrective action

  • Idaho Forest Practices Act and associated administrative rules

  • Forest entomology and forest pathology

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge of silviculture, logging and timber harvesting practices, forest entomology, forest pathology, and GIS applications such as ESRI's ArcPro.

Certifications, Licensing, and relevant documentation must be uploaded with your resume in the attachments section of the application.



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (https://www.persi.idaho.gov/members-1/) (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit.


  • 11 paid holidays

  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start

  • Paid parental leave (https://dhr.idaho.gov/information-for-state-employees/)

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance - incredible rates! (full-time/30+ hours per week)

  • PERSI Choice 401(k)

  • Deferred compensation plan

  • Life insurance

  • Short and long-term disability insurance

  • Student Loan Forgiveness (https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service)

  • Wellness programs

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Wide variety of training opportunities

    Some positions offer flexible hours and/or telecommuting

    *Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.

    Supplemental Information:

Overtime/Vacation Accrual/FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) code for this position is Covered (S) Based on the FLSA code for this position, compensatory time will accrue at a rate of 1.0 hours for each 1 hour of overtime worked. Compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation. Vacation accrual is based on the FLSA code and accrual rates can be found at: https://dhr.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/Section2Vacation-1.pdf (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.)

EEO/ADA/Veteran's Preference

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected] . Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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 .