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Idaho
State Government

Department of Lands

300 N. 6th Street, P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho
83720-0050

WEBSITE:
www.idl.idaho.gov/

If you have questions,
please contact us at:

(208) 334-0205

 

EMAIL:
Careers@idl.idaho.gov

Temporary Opening

Resource Technician, Resource Foreman, Resource Aide II & Resource Aide I

Temporary Classification

Department of Lands

Open for Recruitment: January 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Announcement # TEMP027027
Salary Range: $10.65 - $15.17 per hour depending on the position

Location(s): Statewide

Timber Management Job Opportunities

The Idaho Department of Lands has temporary openings for:

Resource Technician, Resource Foreman, & Resource Aide II, & Resource Aide I

This position is posted continually from January 23, 2017 through May 31, 2017. Although we will continue to accept applications through May 31, 2017, it is important to note that we will begin screening applications, interviewing candidates and hiring selected candidates in March and many positions are filled by the end of March.  Therefore, for full consideration, it is best to apply by the end of February, when possible.

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 forestlands, 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.

Applications will be accepted in the following cities:  Boise, Bonners Ferry, Cataldo, Coeur d'Alene, Coolin, Craigmont, Deary, Idaho Falls, Kamiah, McCall, Orofino, Sandpoint, St. Maries

Positions Available and Salary:

  • Resource Aide I ($10.65  - $11.08 per hour)
  • Resource Aide II ($11.82 - $12.29 per hour)
  • Resource Foreman ($13.00 - $13.78 per hour)
  • Resource Technician ($14.31 - $15.17 per hour)

General Information:

  • Length of Employment:  Varies 3 - 8 months.  Most positions are mid-May through August.  Some positions are late March through mid-November.  Actual dates dependent upon field season and employees availability.
  • Interviews are normally conducted February through May.  All positions are not available at all locations.
  • Housing or campground facilities may be available.
  • All college seniors and juniors are encouraged to apply.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to walk over rough and steep terrain for 8 to 12 hours on a daily basis.
  • Must be willing to work in isolated areas for up to 2 weeks at a time (Required in some locations).
  • A valid driver's license may be required for some jobs.

Resource Technician Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and administers small timber sales and forest management projects independently by using a wide range of forestry, computer, and communications skills.
  • May supervise and assist in training of temporary personnel.
  • May assist in prescribed burning operations and the suppression of wildland fires.

Resource Technician Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of 4 seasons previous experience in a resource related field OR 2 seasons previous experience and 2 years of college education in a resource related field.
  • Must have good knowledge of forest practices, GIS/GPS applications, data recording, and computer processing.

Resource Foreman Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and train Resource Aide I and Resource Aide II personnel in the preparation of timber sales and forest management projects.
  • Coordinate activities, monitor and evaluate the performance of Resource Aides.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and records while performing the supervisory role.

Resource Foreman Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of 2 seasons previous experience in a resource related field OR one season previous experience and 2 years of college education in a resource related field.
  • Must have good knowledge of GIS/GPS applications and data recording.
  • Must possess some knowledge of computer processing and applications.

Resource Aide I and Resource Aide II Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the preparation of timber sales and forest management projects by using some knowledge of forest measurement technology, dendrology, pathology, and entomology.
  • May assist in the suppression of wildland fires depending on experience and capability.
  • Resource Aide II may also supervise one or two Resource Aide I's and assist with training.
  • May assist with hazard management projects.

Minimum Requirements:

Resource Aide I:

  • No previous experience required.
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively.
  • Perform strenuous work for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to learn how to use a radio, use resource management equipment, and read maps.
  • Some knowledge of computer processing and use, GIS/GPS interface, and data recording.

Resource Aide II:

  • Have a minimum of 3 months experience in a resource related field and/or a minimum 1 year of college or comparable education in a resource related field.
  • Some knowledge of computer processing and use, GIS/GPS interface, and data recording.

How to Apply:

Complete an Idaho Department of Lands Temporary Application through this link.  Please be sure to check the city or cities in which you are interested in applying to.  Submit your complete Temporary application and resume through one of the following methods:

  1. In Person:  Physically taking complete Temporary application and resume to an Area office(s).  A separate application for each desired location needs to be submitted. 
  2. Mail it: Mail complete Temporary application and resume to the Area office(s).  A separate application for each desired location needs to be submitted.
  3. Email it: Email complete Temporary application and resume to Careers@idl.idaho.gov.

Important Information:

  • You can find Area Office contact information including addresses at: http://www.idl.idaho.gov.
  •  For Boise, please submit applications and resumes to the Department's Southwest Area office location on State Street, not the downtown Boise office location.
  • Do not send applications to the Operations Chiefs or other Executive staff.
  • Not all positions are available in all locations.  Read the job announcement for more information. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Department of Lands!

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.