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Real Estate Manager

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/20
Posting End Date: 2024/06/03
Category: Land Use
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 31.00
Maximum Salary: 31.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Join the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation as our Real Estate Manager, based out of our headquarters office in beautiful Boise, ID.

In this pivotal role, you'll manage and enforce all real estate contracts, agreements, encroachments, and moorages for the agency. Historically, park staff have handled these agreements, but now you'll bring expertise and structure to the tracking and verification of over 600 agreements. Reporting to the Management Services Administrator, you'll evaluate land use and entitlements, perform due diligence, and oversee statewide land and moorage agreements, ensuring compliance and proper documentation.

If you're ready to make a significant impact and work in an inspiring environment, this role is for you.


Management of Leasing Program (25%)

  • Manage the established IDPR statewide leasing program:
    • Oversee the process for creating and sending documents.
    • Maintain and update the database for storing lease information.
  • Administer all types of leasing opportunities within IDPR (e.g., boat moorage, farming and grazing, cottage/cabin, dock/marina slips, boat garage, etc.
  • Monitor and review lease violations and terminations.
  • Handle personal property leases:
    • Process bills of sales and lease transfer applications.
    • Verify insurance requirements against lease terms for compliance.
  • Ensure all leasing activities are accurately recorded in the database.

 Management of Agreements (not Leases) (25%)

  • Manage existing, expiring, and new encroachments and agreements.
  • Oversee encroachments and document any extensive encroachment issues.
  • Create agreements with adjacent property owners, municipalities, and businesses.
  • Lead surveying projects.

Document Management and Understanding (20%)

  • Create and maintain departmental templates for various documents such as: leasing templates, encroachment permits, memorandums of understanding and agreement, lease violation letters, termination letters, final notices, and legal documents (e.g., warranty deeds, quit claim deeds).
  • Collaborate with the Deputy Attorney General for Purchase Agreements and Conceptual Donation Agreements.
  • Review documents from title companies (e.g., Title Commitments, Owners Policies).
  • Manage deadlines and conditions in legal documents.
  • Review land uses and restrictions in ownership deeds.

Real Estate Portfolio and Property Acquisition (20%)

  • Conduct thorough research for potential property purchases or donations:
    • Perform site visits and take photographs.
    • Work with appraisers, environmental companies, federal and state agencies, utility companies, title companies, county assessors, recorders, and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).
  • Identify and address potential issues such as: legal descriptions, legal documentation, chain of title issues, tax issues, etc.
  • Hold in-person meetings with county officials to discuss IDPR’s intentions and legal agreements.
  • Negotiate with Railroad companies for the abandonment of old rail lines to create Rails-to-Trails pathways.
  • Transfer acquired water rights to IDPR and manage water adjudication timelines.

Leadership (5%)

  • Collaborate with the leadership team and the Deputy Attorney General on ongoing legal issues, discuss strategies, implications of actions, and progress timelines.
  • Assist leadership and legal counsel with drafting various documents for park staff.

Other Tasks as Assigned (5%)

  • Perform any additional tasks assigned by the Director, Administrators, or Deputy Attorney General


 Please attach a resume and/or cover letter that reflects the following qualifications:

 Good knowledge of best management practices for land management activities.


  • Researching, analyzing, and monitoring land management issues in relation to existing federal, state and local laws, rules and practices and making recommendations.
  • Serving as a technical resource within an organization on complex programmatic or technical issues, including preparing technical reports; providing guidance to co-workers, the public and other interested parties; and providing recommendations to upper management.
  • Conducting transactional due diligence related to the acquisition, disposition, and exchange of land. Interacting and communicating with co-workers, the public, interested parties, government agencies and elected officials regarding real estate and land management issues.
  • Using database management systems for data collection, tracking, and reporting in support of land management activities


 WHY IDPR? We are innovators in outdoor recreation, committed to excellent service and resource stewardship. We foster experiences that renew the human spirit and promote community vitality. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Idaho through outdoor recreation and resource stewardship. IDPR manages 30 state parks, trails and attractions throughout every region of Idaho and the registration programs for boats, snowmobiles and other off-highway vehicles (OHV). Money from these registration programs goes back to users to develop and maintain trails, facilities and programs. IDPR also provides free education courses for boaters and OHV operators. To learn more about Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation please visit:

BENEFITS: We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance. There is generous vacation and sick leave accrual that begins as soon as you start. There are ten paid holidays in a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple saving plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities and more. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*

EEO/ADA/Veteran: 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.