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


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Minerals Program

Lands Program Manager

Department of Lands

Open for Recruitment: February 23, 2018 - April 6, 2018
Announcement # 01063085498
Salary Range: $26.85 - $32.31 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Department of Lands is recruiting for a full-time Lands Program Manager - Minerals Program located in Boise, ID.

This position has been extended to April 6, 2018. 

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 primary duty of the Minerals Leasing Program Manager is to provide leadership, strategic direction, policy and procedure development and general administration of the Minerals Leasing Program.  This program involves the management of approximately 180 mineral leases for a wide variety of commodities and over 500 oil and gas leases. In addition, the Minerals Leasing Program Manager will be responsible for oversight of a small Commercial Alternative Energy Program that involves geothermal, wind, and solar leasing.  

The Program Manager provides oversight and consultation to Area staff that carry out onsite program administration; communicates with lessees, industry representatives, Land Board members and staff, and legislators; researches and analyzes property and market information for lease pricing, asset valuation, and marketing; and audits program activities to ensure consistency of operations.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • 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.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience serving as a technical resource on complex programmatic, technical or regulatory issues.
  • Experience with reclamation methods and practices for abandoned mines.
  • Experience with mineral leasing and mineral production.
  • Experience with oil and gas leasing.
  • Work experience in a government setting.
  • Possession of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or a Graduate degree in Geology, Mining, or related major.

Examination:  Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 65 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 examination for this position, click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to apply from this screen. Please follow the directions under "How to Apply."

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.  If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application.  For a paper application, click on Forms at the top of the screen.

When completing 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.  The items in the Application Checklist include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, 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 Idaho Department of Lands!


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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.