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Boise, Idaho


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Lands Resource Supervisor - Lands and Waterways

Lands Resource Supervisor

Department of Lands

Open for Recruitment: August 29, 2017 - September 26, 2017
Announcement # 01038064203
Salary Range: $24.30 - $25.85 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Jerome

The Department of Lands has an opening for a Lands Resource Supervisor - Lands and Water Ways in our Eastern Supervisory Area Jerome Field Office.

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.

Lands Resource Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • Supervises professional and seasonal staff in the management of range, minerals, and other resources on state endowment land.  Supervisory duties include hiring, training, assigning work, evaluating performance and resolving problems
  • Plans and coordinates program activities with other projects.  Sets priorities and maximizes efficiencies
  • Fieldwork is inspected and documents are reviewed for technical requirements, compliance with state and federal laws and fairness in lease/contract administration
  • Prepares and monitors budgets, reviews and approves expenditures, maintains equipment and supplies
  • Facilitate communications between area staff and bureaus on emerging issues and complex concerns, requesting technical expertise or guidance with the interpretation of laws and department policies as needed
  • Works with private landowners, contractors, county officials, federal & state agencies and the general public to provide information, respond to requests, and to coordinate emergency response
  • May also represent IDL on committees or at public meetings
  • Participates in wildfire suppression response as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience in:

  • Preparing and administering contracts including implementation and evaluation of contracts as well as field inspection, compliance and reporting requirements
  • Managing and regulating activities on public trust land
  • Interpreting public land survey legal descriptions, aerial imagery and topographic and property ownership maps
  • Using Geographic Information System (GIS) principles and data models
  • Managing projects including developing and evaluating projects, preparing reports and making recommendations
  • Making oral presentations and providing technical assistance and program information to management, clients or public groups
  • Performing financial analyses to determine cost/benefit of project proposals
  • Interpreting and applying state and federal laws, rules and regulations related to natural resource management activities
  • Writing technical reports

Good knowledge of:

  • Effective supervisory practices
  • Conflict resolution methods
Range Management:
  • Good knowledge of range management principles and planning.

Minerals Management:

  • Good knowledge of best management practices for mining and mined land reclamation.

Public Trust Management:

  • Experience managing and regulating activities on public trust land;
  • Good knowledge of land use planning and zoning;
  • Some knowledge of public hearing processes.


  • Possession of a valid driver’s license

Special Requirements:

  • This position requires periodic travel to meetings, training, and/or workshops
  • Arduous work, outside in extreme conditions at times 

Desired Qualifications:

Possession of:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Range Management, or related fields
  • Red Card Qualifications

Examination:  Education and Experience: Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 77 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete

To preview the exam, click on the "Preview Exam" link below (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select:

  • Department of Lands under "Agencies"
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Jerome under "Cities"

When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist. This includes: (Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job type.)  Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Hiring Lists:

If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

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


Preview Exam

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.