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Posting Begin Date: 2024/03/14
Posting End Date: 2024/06/18
Work Type: Part Time Insurance and Retirement Eligible
Location: Kamiah, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 23.03
Maximum Salary: 23.03
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has one (1) opening for a Lands Resource Specialist – Assistant Fire Warden position located at our Maggie Creek Supervisory Area in Kamiah, Idaho. 

This position is Grade K, additional information can be found: State Employee Compensation | Division of Human Resources (

Minimum filling rate is $23.03. The final salary rate is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

The Lands Resource Specialist position is used for training purposes for the Lands Resource Specialist, Senior. Through various types of on-the-job training, the employee will learn to carry out the duties of a Lands Resource Specialist, Senior including learning state laws and department policies and procedures.

After successful completion of the Lands Resource Specialist training plan (this will take between six (6) months and five (5) years, depending on experience) the employee will advance to a Lands Resource Specialist, Senior. This advancement may include a pay increase.

Example of Duties:

· Provide assistance with program(s) budgeting, purchasing, and reconciliation of the Fire, Hazard, and FPA programs for the Maggie Creek area.

· Provide leadership and supervision for permanent engine captain(s) and seasonal fire crew.

· Oversee seasonal housing facilities and inspections.

· Oversee facility maintenance and document the vehicle fleet and equipment inventories for the Maggie Creek FPD.

· Administration of Idaho Fire Hazard Reduction laws on the Maggie Creek FPD, performing slash inspections, preparing inspection reports, and recommending a course of action for refunding hold-back monies.

· Oversee Maggie Creek fire department training and grant funding.

· Coordinate, administer, instruct, and document wildland fire training for district permanent and seasonal employees as well as appropriate cooperators.

· Lead and coordinate the fire prevention program and Hazard Fuel Treatment for Maggie Creek.

· Assist in the administering of the Maggie Creek FPD private forestry and fire protection assessment program.

· Stand-in support for the Maggie Cree Fire Warden as needed.

Minimum Qualification Notice:

You must possess all the minimum qualifications below. Please make sure your resume and work history support this. Failure to do so, may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

Minimum Qualifications:


· Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience through technical reports, business correspondence, and oral presentations.

· Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce maps and analyze spatial data.

Some Knowledge of:

· State and federal laws, rules, and regulations in relation to natural resource management activities.

· Methods used to evaluate projects and/or data, analyze alternatives, and make recommendations.

· Public land survey legal descriptions, aerial photos, and topographic and property ownership maps.

· Financial analysis methods used to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions or proposals to choose the most appropriate one.


· Possession of a valid driver's license.

· Single Resource Boss and other appropriate red card qualifications.

Minimum Qualification Specialties:

Some knowledge of:

· Fire management principles

· Fire behavior

· Fire suppression techniques

· Fuel reduction techniques

· Smoke management

· Fire dispatching procedures

· Fire investigation methods

· Silvicultural principles and soils (managing fire effects on soils and vegetation)

· National Fire Danger Rating System

· National Fire Management Analysis System

· Operating and maintaining firefighting equipment

· Supervising others

Desired Qualifications:


· Associate’s degree or higher in fire ecology, fire effects, fire management, fire science, or closely related land management field, such as forestry or range management.


· Task Force Leader

· Incident Commander Type 4

Certifications, Licensing, and relevant documentation must be uploaded with your resume in the attachments section of the application.


· We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 

· Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance- (full-time) employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.80/month for dental.

· Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start.

· 11 paid holidays a year.

· Paid parental leave.

· Multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457.

· Basic life insurance for employee and family (employee covered at one time annual salary; spouse covered at $10,000; child covered at $5,000)

· Wellness programs 

· Ongoing training opportunities 

· An opportunity for student loan forgiveness

· And more!


*Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.


Overtime/Vacation Accrual/FLSA
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) code for this position is Professional (P) Based on the FLSA code for this position, compensatory time will accrue at a rate of 1 hour for every 1 hour of overtime worked. Vacation accrual is based on the FLSA code and accrual rates can be found at: (Exception: Employees engaged in Fire Suppression activities for which overtime hours are earned will be paid at the rate of 1.5 times the hourly rate for each one hour of overtime worked. Payment will be made on the regular pay date corresponding to the pay period in which the overtime work occurred.)

EEO/ADA/Veteran's Preference

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

About IDL
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 2.5 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 navigable waterways, 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 forest lands, 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.