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Commercial Leasing Program Manager

Lands Program Manager

Department of Lands

Open for Recruitment: June 15, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Announcement # 01063069194
Salary Range: $27.00 - $31.00 per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Department of Lands is seeking an experienced and talented individual to lead the Department’s Commercial Leasing Program.

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.

The Commercial and Residential Leasing Program Manager is responsible for recommending and maintaining policies and procedures that translate to the successful leasing and management of the commercial and residential properties currently included in the state endowment trust land portfolio.  Commercial activities include, but are not limited to, communication sites, recreation, outfitting and guiding, and limited office/retail.  Residential leasing activities focus primarily on the cottage site leases on Priest Lake and Payette Lake. 

The Program Manager will lead the Department in marketing and networking activities that will support the programs and increase the revenue generated for the endowed beneficiaries (including Idaho's public schools, universities and hospitals).

The successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative leader with significant knowledge and experience in leasing activities, including the commercial and residential markets.  In addition, the position requires the ability to effectively communicate and work with all levels of the Department, all levels of state government (including the State Board of Land Commissioners), and the various constituents of the commercial/residential industry.


  • Ensure that Department policies and program procedures are consistent with current market standards and practices and recommend improvement as appropriate.
  • Engage in marketing and networking activities which promote the commercial and residential leasing programs.
  • Review and recommend changes to contracts and leases for the commercial and residential properties and monitor existing instruments for compliance.
  • Audit program activities to ensure consistency of operations and to ensure efficient and effective use of appropriate funds.
  • Research and analyze property and market information for lease pricing, asset valuation, and marketing.
  • Research the practices of other states' endowment trust land commercial and residential programs and make recommendations for process improvement and overall program improvement.
  • Participate on lease negotiation teams and other Department work groups.
  • Represent the Department on industry and interagency committees and advisory councils.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: analyzing land management program issues, making recommendations and writing reports; developing programs including establishing goals and strategic direction, budgeting and evaluating results; working with various groups, individuals and interests to develop understanding, acceptance and support for a program

Desired Qualifications:

  • Interpreting and applying federal and state laws, rules, and regulations in relation to land management or real estate transactions;
  • Negotiating contracts, lease terms, and agreements. Some knowledge of financial analysis methods relating to land management, capital purchase or other investment decisions.
  • Associate's, Bachelor's, or Graduate degree in Business, Economics, or related major.
  • Professional certifications or licenses that relate to commercial property management, development, or planning.
Examination:  Education and Experience: You must complete the exam independently. 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 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. Applicants who do not Apply Online will receive written notification.

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"
  • Boise 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 Department of Lands.

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



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