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Lands Resource Specialist - Forest Management

Idaho Department of Lands
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Deary and Orofino, Idaho
Job Description:

General Job Duties for Forest Management:



Prepares timber sale projects in the field to include:

Establishing project boundaries

Developing silvicultural prescriptions

Determining logging systems

Designing /maintaining road systems

Timber marking and cruising

Prepares forest improvement projects in the field to include:


Herbicide site preparation

Broadcast burning

Pre-commercial thinning

Road maintenance

Land surveying

Prepares timber sale and forest improvement project documentation to include:

Writing project descriptions

Building GIS project maps

Compiling timber cruise data

Determining logging and road construction costs

Timber sale appraisal

Preparing contract terms

Developing a hazard management plan

Administers timber sale and forest improvement projects for compliance with management objectives, contract terms, Department policy, and applicable laws

Administers grazing leases

Supervising others

Participates in fire suppression and prescribed burn program




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

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce maps and analyze spatial data

Some Knowledge of:

State and federal laws, rules and regulations in relation to natural resource management activities

Methods used to evaluate projects and/or data, analyzing alternatives, and making recommendations

Public land survey legal descriptions, aerial photos and topographic and property ownership maps

Financial analysis methods used to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions or proposals to choose the most appropriate one

Specialty Minimum Qualifications:

Forest management principles including:

Silvicultural principles

Forest mensuration

Dendrology, Systematic Botany or Plant Identification

Forest entomology and Pathology

Forest harvest methods

Soils, Physical Geology or Soil Ecosystems


Possession of a valid driver's license


Supplemental Information

Desirable Qualifications:



Project Management and budgeting including priorities, developing project budgets, allocating resources, monitoring progress and evaluating results

Some knowledge of:

Timber Markets

Using and managing databases

$22.73 DOE
Benefits: - vacation, sick, and special leave information - medical/dental/vision - Retirement information


How to Apply:

Please follow these links for the 2 open Lands Resource Specialist - Forest Managment positions. (Deary, ID) (Orofino, ID)






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