Idaho – Private Forestry Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Idaho

Website ID Dept of Lands

The Department of Lands has one (1) opening for a Lands Resource Specialist (LRS) – Private Forestry position in our St. Joe Area office, located in St. Maries, Idaho. Minimum salary of $22.73 per hour, rate of pay, will depend on qualifications and experience. The pay grade for this position is Pay Grade K.


  • Provides technical assistance to private landowners and agencies in all aspects of forestry
  • Conducts inspections on logging operations for compliance with the Idaho Forest Practices Act (FPA)
  • Prescribes corrective action to be taken to bring non-compliance logging operations into compliance
  • Provides information and technical assistance to private landowners on cost share programs
  • Conducts presentations, lectures and discussions with loggers, landowners and students
  • Represents IDL on committees and at public meetings
  • Participates in wildfire suppression response as needed

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. 


  • 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
  • Forest management principles:
    • Silviculture principles
    • Forest mensuration
    • Dendrology
    • Forest harvest methods
    • Soils
    • Forest engineering principles (road design and construction)
  • Writing and reviewing forest management plans
  • Forestry best management practices (BMPs) and processes for conducting field inspections, compliance reporting, and implementing corrective action
  • Idaho Forest Practices Act and associated administrative rules
  • Forest entomology and forest pathology


  • Possession of a valid driver’s license

To Apply:

Posting closes: 1/31/2023

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