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Assistant Fire Warden
Lands Resource Specialist, Senior
Open for Recruitment: March 8, 2017 - March 29, 2017
Announcement # 01074005695
$20.87 - $23.50 per hour
-Plus Competitive Benefits!
The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is recruiting for a Lands Resource Specialist, Senior with a specialty of Fire Management in our Maggie Creek Supervisory Area office in Kamiah, Idaho. Applicants applying at the Senior Level should be able to demonstrate a journeyman-level background with the skills necessary to be able to quickly adapt to IDL-specific policies and procedures. Applicants may also apply at the Specialist Level. An applicant hired at the Specialist Level would be expected to quickly and efficiently enhance their existing technical knowledge and training in order to develop, within a defined timeframe, the skills necessary to operate at the Senior Level.
If you recently applied for this position under job announcement #01074068045 in Boise and want to be considered for this opening, you do not need to reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will be merged. Please select Kamiah under "Cities" in your online application.
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.
- Provide for and assist with hiring, training, and supervising firefighting personnel to perform in an arduous work environment; perform as Incident Commander on Type 4/5 wildland fires;
- Provide leadership to ensure fire readiness and safety of personnel and equipment;
- Act as District Fire Duty Officer in coordination with the Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Center;
- Respond and assume duty within 30 minutes to reported fire emergencies;
- Instruct wildland fire training courses; conduct safety sessions and after-action reviews;
- Assist in administration of the Idaho Fire Hazard Reduction laws and the Idaho Forest Practices Act; maintain private fire assessment, prepare timely reports, conduct inspections, and process fund adjustments;
- Assist in preparing hazard reduction plans related to timber sale activities; project cost estimates, and other technical reports;
- Coordinate needs of other Area functions (timber, range) relating to non-fire resource management projects;
- Prepare, coordinate, and execute prescribed burn projects;
- Maintain facilities and vehicle fleet; prepare necessary operating agreements, inventory, budget, and maintenance reports;
- Work closely with Fire Service Organizations; contracting, equipment, and training needs;
- Prepare and administer miscellaneous forest management contracts.
- Interpreting and applying state and federal laws, rules and regulations in relation to land management and negotiating contracts, lease terms and agreements;
- Preparing contract or lease terms based on site specific conditions and proposed operations;
- Administering contracts including field inspections, compliance reporting, and implementing corrective action as necessary;
- Evaluating projects and/or data, analyzing alternatives, and making recommendations;
- Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience through technical reports, business correspondence, and oral presentations;
- Providing technical assistance, training, and program information to management, clients or public groups;
- Interpreting public land survey legal descriptions, aerial photos and topographic and property ownership maps;
- Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce maps and analyze spatial data;
- Performing financial analyses to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions or proposals to choose the most appropriate one;
- Applying erosion control techniques;
- Operating and maintaining firefighting equipment;
- Supervising others.
Good knowledge of:
- Fire management principles;
- Fire behavior;
- Fire suppression techniques;
- Fuel reduction techniques;
- Smoke management;
- Fire dispatching procedures;
- Fire investigation methods.
Some knowledge of:
- Silvicultural principles and soils (managing fire effects on soils and vegetation);
- National Fire Danger Rating System;
- National Fire Management Analysis (FPA) System.
- NWCG Strike Team/Task Force Leader or higher incident qualification.
- A valid driver's license.
- Working on call during high fire danger period of the fire season, long shifts can be expected.
- Associate's degree or higher in fire ecology, fire effects, fire management or closely related land management field such as forestry or range management.
Some Knowledge Of:
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 63 is needed to pass this examination.
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 completing your online application information, please select:
- Department of Lands under "Agencies"
- Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
- Kamiah under "Cities"
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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!