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Lands Program Manager - Urban and Community Forestry

Job Field:
Job Type:
Experienced Professional
Location Detail:
Coeur d'Alene
Job Description:

   All applications must be received through the official job posting, located at:…;
   The Department of Lands is recruiting for a full-time Lands Program Manager - Urban and Community Forestry located in Coeur d'Alene, ID. 
   Example of Duties 
   The Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager develops guidelines and standards for implementing and overseeing a statewide community forestry program; provides staff support to the statewide Idaho Lands Resource Coordinating Council; develops state program budgets and priorities; directs city program development to assure compliance with national requirements; sets priorities and authorizes funding to communities through administration of targeted grants; provides liaison with private and public forestry programs, and state and federal agencies; manages and supports a statewide community tree inventory program; creates and manages projects; develops and presents technical material relating to urban tree management techniques. 
   Additionally, this position oversees two contract community forestry field assistants. 


 Minimum Qualifications 
   Good Knowledge of: 
   Urban and Community Forestry. 
   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; 
   Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 
   Desirable Qualifications: 
   Possession of Bachelor's degree or higher in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, or related major; 
   Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS); 
   Working knowledge of geospatial tree inventories and canopy assessments; 
   Strong writing skills; 
   Strong planning skills; 
   Supervisory experience; 
   Experience creating and writing grant proposals and managing grant-funded projects; 
   Experience working in or with State and Private Forestry state programs such as Urban and Community Forestry, Forest Stewardship, Forest Health, Forest Legacy, or Landscape Scale Restoration grant projects. 


   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 (Download PDF reader). 
   Under the direction of the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners, IDL manages more than 2.4 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 (Download PDF reader)is only part of our story. We also protect public resources such as water quality, fish, wildlife habitat, and recreation on public trust lands, 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. 

$27.65 - $30.00 Hourly
How to Apply:

   The job announcement, application and exam can be accessed at:…;