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Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/08
Posting End Date: 2024/12/31
Work Type: Part Time Insurance and Retirement Eligible
Location: Kamiah, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 20.48
Maximum Salary: 20.48
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has two (2) openings for a Lands Resource Foreman.

This position is a benefitted .83 FTE, working at least 1,726 hours a year, located at our Maggie Creek Supervisory Area Office in Kamiah, Idaho.

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

Minimum filling rate is $20.48. The final salary rate is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. 

This position is open until filled. The hiring managers are continuously considering applications for this position. 

This job announcement will close if the position is filled.

The Lands Resource Foreman performs technical, operational, and administrative duties in support of wildland fire suppression management through ensuring daily readiness of assigned personnel and equipment to respond to wildland fires safely and effectively.

Example of Duties:

·Assist with the hiring, training, and supervising of seasonal firefighting personnel to perform in a fire environment.

·Monitor assigned seasonal fire personnel's time and travel.

·Support and instruct wildland fire and seasonal training courses.

·Provides input for required Fire Reports to fire managers.

·Assist in the preparation of necessary operating agreements, inventory, and maintenance reports.

·Assists in supervising and implementing hazard reduction plans related to wildland fuels reduction and forestry operations.

·Provide leadership to seasonal crewmembers to ensure fire readiness and safety of assigned personnel and equipment.

·Conduct safety sessions and after-action reviews and identify and implement corrective actions when necessary.

·Performs as the Incident Commander on wildland fires and supervises resources from cooperator agencies.

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:

Experience:(Typically gained through successful completion of related college courses or professional trainings or at least one (1) year of work experience in the following areas)

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

· Interpreting and navigating with public land survey legal descriptions, aerial photos, and topographic and property ownership maps.

· Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or digital mapping software (AVENZA, Collector, etc.).

· Supervising wildland fire personnel within their assigned positions. (CRWB-ENGB-HMGB).

· Instructing formal NWCG wildfire suppression courses (S-100 and S-200) and the informal development of wildfire personnel.

· Directing and coordinating the daily operations of wildland fire engines, fire crews or helicopters.

· Maintenance and operation of chainsaws and wildland fire hand tools.

· Interpreting and applying state and federal laws, rules, and regulations in relation to wildland fire management activities.

Good knowledge of:(Typically gained through successful completion of related college courses or at least one (1) year of experience in the following areas)

· Wildland fire behavior.

· Wildland fire suppression techniques.

· Fuel reduction techniques.

Some knowledge of:(Typically gained through successful completion of related college courses or at least one (1) year of experience in the following areas)

· Wildland fire prevention programs (National Fire Danger Rating System).

· Smoke management principles.

· Fire investigation methods.

· Fire program management principles.

· Fire dispatching procedures.


· ICT5 and Required Single Resource Boss for assigned position. (ENGB, CRWB or HMGB) and other appropriate red card qualifications FAL3 or equivalent.

· Must possess a valid driver's license.

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 Covered (C) Based on the FLSA code for this position, compensatory time will accrue at a rate of 1.5 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 

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.

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.