Now Hiring: Minerals Leasing Program Manager

Now Hiring: Minerals Leasing Program Manager

Idaho Department of Lands is now hiring a Minerals Leasing Program Manager

Open for Recruitment: June 24, 2014 - July 15, 2014
Announcement # 01063011035
Salary Range: $26.07 - $30.00 per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!
Location(s): Boise
Become part of an organization where you will work with dedicated and extraordinary people who have commitment and skills to manage and protect Idaho’s natural resources. The Department of Lands believes in its employees and values teamwork, innovation, quality contributions, and individual initiative and leadership. We strive for a culture where leadership equips, entrusts and expects employees to make decisions in fulfillment of our missions.

Under the direction of the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) manages over 2 million acres of state endowment trust land under a constitutional mandate to produce maximum long-term financial returns for the public schools and several other state 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 is only part of our story. We also protect public resources such as water, fish, wildlife, and recreation on public trust lands and ensure protection of water quality and other resources by overseeing forest and mining practices across all ownerships in the state. One of our most important resource protection responsibilities is fire prevention and suppression. We also provide assistance to landowners to manage their forestlands and to remediate abandoned mined lands.

Program Manager Duties:
The primary duty of the Minerals Leasing Program Manager is to provide leadership, strategic direction, policy and procedure development and general administration of the Minerals Leasing Program.  This program involves the management of approximately 180 mineral leases for a wide variety of commodities and over 500 oil and gas leases. In addition, the Minerals Leasing Program Manager will be responsible for oversight of a small Commercial Alternative Energy Program that involves geothermal, wind, and solar leasing.
The Program Manager provides oversight and consultation to Area staff that carry out onsite program administration; communicates with lessees, industry representatives, Land Board members and staff, and legislators; researches and analyzes property and market information for lease pricing, asset valuation, and marketing; and audits program activities to ensure consistency of operations.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Analyzing land management and financial issues associated with mineral and oil & gas leasing practices.
  • Making recommendations based on an assessment of alternatives using critical thinking and research to enable upper management to make informed decisions.
  • Writing reports such as hearing decision documents, white papers, and presentation documents.
  • 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.
  • Interpreting and applying federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations related to mining and land management.
  • Negotiating and administering contracts, lease terms, and agreements

Good Knowledge Of:

  • Financial analysis methods relating to land management, capital purchase or other investment decisions; land management programs, including leasing.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience serving as a technical resource on complex programmatic, technical or regulatory issues.
  • Possession of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or a Graduate degree in Geology, Mining, or related major.

Examination:  Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 65 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. Applicants who do not Apply Online will receive written notification.


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