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Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/20
Posting End Date: 2024/07/11
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 35.62
Maximum Salary: 35.62
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has one (1) opening for a Lands Program Manager - GNA, located at our Director's Office in Boise, Idaho. 

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

Minimum filling rate is $35.62. The final salary rate is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.



To provide leadership for major statewide programs in support of the department's mission, vision and values; perform related work. The programs managed may be in a large disciplinary area or function; or may include diverse functions and/or disciplines.

Examples of Duties

Program Management.

  • Serve as senior-level program planner and principal lead for executing the department’s agreements within the National Forest System Lands of the Intermountain Region 
  • Provide supervision and mentorship of staff to achieve program objectives
  • Development of work plans to achieve designated targets and promote professional development 
  • Coordination with internal business units, partnering agencies and non-government representatives to evaluate, plan, and implement forest and watershed restoration activities including: commercial timber sales, hazardous fuels reduction, reforestation, road improvement work 
  • Serve as program representative to the public, industry, and other outside groups 
  • Serve as team lead for review of contracts related to forest and watershed restoration activities 
  • Ensure compliance and consistency with federal and state laws and regulations 
  • Assist with planning and reporting of program budgets 
  • Assist with development of program agreements, policies, and procedures

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


  • 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

  • 5 years of training and/or professional experience in forestry, natural resource, or related field 
  • Training and/or experience in project management and budgeting including establishing priorities, allocating resources, monitoring progress, and evaluating results 
  • Demonstrated history of positive, responsive, and collaborative interaction with the public and other professional organizations to reach desired outcomes 
  • Experience researching, analyzing, and monitoring land management issues
  • Knowledge of the Good Neighbor Authority, existing federal, state, and local laws 
  • Ability to serve as a technical resource within an organization on complex programmatic issues, including preparation of technical reports and communications



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


Some positions offer flexible hours and/or telecommuting

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

Supplemental Information:

Overtime/Vacation Accrual/FLSA
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) code for this position is Covered (S) Based on the FLSA code for this position, compensatory time will accrue at a rate of 1.0 hours for each 1 hour of overtime worked. Compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation. Vacation accrual is based on the FLSA code and accrual rates can be found at: 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.