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LANDS PROGRAM SPEC - ROADS

Posting Begin Date: 2024/03/18
Posting End Date: 2024/04/16
Category: Forestry
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Statewide, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 30.38
Maximum Salary: 30.38
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Description


The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has one (1) opening for a Lands Program Specialist Forest Roads position. This position is a fulltime benefited position located out of one of our multiple (TBD), offices in Idaho.

 

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

The minimum filling rate is $30.38. The final salary rate is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

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.

 

Example of Duties:

Responsibilities:

· Serve as an in-house consultant by providing specialty skills in the planning and implementation of road layout, road construction, road maintenance, stream crossing installations, logging systems, and harvest unit layout

· Provide road construction, and contract oversight and monitoring

· Perform cost analyses for road construction, road location, and road surfacing alternatives

· Develop and deliver technical reports including maps/illustrations documenting analysis results and project recommendations

· Ensure compliance with state and federal water and forest practices rules/statutes.

· Provide guidance and training for internal and external customers on matters related to road construction, maintenance, and installing stream-crossing structures

· Develop and maintain databases, utilize standard analysis techniques, and utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) software when appropriate

· Assist with designing and conducting monitoring projects to evaluate and predict impacts of land management activities on fish and wildlife habitat, and water quality

Minimum Qualifications:

Good knowledge of:

· Best management practices for land management activities

Experience:

· Experience researching, analyzing, and monitoring land management issues in relation to existing federal, state, and local laws, rules and practices and making recommendations

· Experience 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.

· Experience with forest road layout, road construction, road maintenance, forest road surface

drainage and subsurface drainage design, stream crossing installations, logging systems, and

harvest unit layout

· Experience performing cost analyses for road construction, road location, and road surfacing

alternatives

· Experience developing and maintaining databases, utilizing standard analysis techniques, utilizing a GIS when appropriate, designing and conducting monitoring projects to evaluate and predict impacts of management activities, and establishing technical guides for state or private natural resource management operations

Minimum Qualification:

· Good knowledge of best management practices for land management activities

· Experience researching, analyzing and monitoring land management issues in relation to existing federal, state and local laws, rules and practices and making recommendations

· Experience 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.

· Experience with forest road layout, road construction, road maintenance, forest road surface drainage and subsurface drainage design, stream crossing installations, logging systems, and harvest unit layout

· Experience performing cost analyses for road construction, road location, and road surfacing alternatives

· Experience developing and maintaining databases, utilizing standard analysis techniques, utilizing a GIS when appropriate, designing and conducting monitoring projects to evaluate and predict impacts of management activities, and establishing technical guides for state or private natural resource management operations

Special Requirement:

· Incumbents may travel up to 30% of the time throughout the state with occasional overnight stays required and are expected to participate in emergency services as needed, which may require specialized training

· Incumbents may supervise staff

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

Benefits:

· 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.

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: https://dhr.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/Section2Vacation-1.pdf (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.


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