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.
Minimum salary $22.73 per hour, rate of pay of will depend on qualifications and experience.
Lands Resource Specialist - Forest Management description image
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:
Herbicide site preparation
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
Participates in fire suppression and prescribed burn program
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. Your answers must be supported by your work history, resume, and/or cover letter.
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:
Dendrology, Systematic Botany or Plant Identification
Forest entomology and Pathology
Forest harvest methods
Soils, Physical Geology or Soil Ecosystems
Possession of a valid driver's license
Project Management and budgeting including priorities, developing project budgets, allocating resources, monitoring progress and evaluating results
Some knowledge of:
Using and managing databases