Lands Resource Specialist – Forest Management

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 May 2023

Idaho Department of Lands
St. Maries, Idaho
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The Department of Lands has one (1) opening for a Lands Resource Specialist - Forest Management position located at our St. Joe Supervisory Area Office in St. Maries Idaho. This position is Grade K, additional information can be found: State Employee Compensation | Division of Human Resources ( Minimum filling rate is $22.73. 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. Starting rate of pay will be determined using the employees' experience and educational levels as answered in the supplemental questionnaire. Example of Duties This position is needed to replace an existing position and is necessary to meet the mission of the department for this area by managing approximately 13% of the Area’s yearly timber volume of 55 MMBF sold each year. This position is also responsible for most all TM (Timber sale) and FM (Forest Improvement) projects and grazing allotment administration. This position will be encouraged to participate in fire. General Job Duties for Forest Management: 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 Administers grazing leases Supervising others Participates in fire suppression and prescribed burn program
Minimum Qualifications Notice: You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. These qualifications are mandatory requirements. Experience: 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 Specialty Minimum Qualifications: Forest management principles including: Silvicultural principles Forest mensuration Dendrology, Systematic Botany or Plant Identification Forest entomology and Pathology Forest harvest methods Soils, Physical Geology or Soil Ecosystems Other: Possession of a valid driver's license Supplemental Information Desirable Qualifications: Experience: Project Management and budgeting including priorities, developing project budgets, allocating resources, monitoring progress and evaluating results Some knowledge of: Timber Markets Using and managing databases
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