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LANDS PROGRAM SPEC – GNA (Panhandle National Forest)

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/20
Posting End Date: 2024/07/11
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 29.00
Maximum Salary: 29.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has one (1) opening for a Lands Program Specialist - GNA, located at our CDA Staff Office in  Coeur D'Alene  , Idaho. 

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

Minimum filling rate is $29.00. The final salary rate is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.



To provide specialized technical assistance and consultation to department staff regarding management decisions; perform related work.

Examples of Duties

  • Review, plan, and implement proposed forest and watershed restoration activities under the Good Neighbor Authority Agreement between the Idaho Department of lands and the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management 
  • Serve as program representative to other agencies, the public, industry, and other outside groups 
  • Serve as team lead for preparation and administration 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 
  • May provide supervision of full time and seasonal personnel

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.

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.

Desired Qualifications

  • Training and/or experience in timber sale layout, silvicultural and harvest systems, and contract administration and development 
  • Training and/or experience in project management and budgeting including: establishing priorities, allocating resources, monitoring progress, and evaluating results 
  • Possess a Bachelor's degree or higher in Forestry or Forestry/Science 
  • Experience researching, analyzing and monitoring land management issues in relation to existing federal, state and local laws, rules and practices 
  • Experience making recommendations as a technical resource within an organization on complex programmatic or technical issues, including preparing technical reports



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.