Idaho – Private Forestry Specialist

  • Temporary
  • Idaho

Website ID Dept of Lands

This position is not a permanent Idaho Department of Lands position.

Referred lists will be pulled periodically. Apply as soon as possible to ensure you will be considered for this position. This job announcement will be closed if the position is filled prior to the closing date. 


·         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

·         Working as a member of a team to reach common goals

Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding desired minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions.


  • 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

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