Mining and Geological Engineering, Mining/Geological - Quality
4 Year Degree
Idaho Department of Lands – Mineral Program Specialist
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. 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. One of our most important resource protection responsibilities is fire prevention and suppression. IDL also is the administrative arm of the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
POSITION SUMMARY LANDS PROGRAM SPECIALIST – MINERAL
The Mineral Program Specialist position at the Idaho Department of Lands will be tasked with a variety of responsibilities related to the regulation and reclamation of mines in Idaho.
This position will work to ensure that mine operators have posted bonds sufficient to cover the cost of mine reclamation. In addition, this position will facilitate reclamation of abandoned mine lands. For a more detailed job description click on the link below to see what could be in store for you!!
Experience in construction estimating including: knowledge of material, equipment, and labor costs. Estimating procedures and critical path scheduling to develop accurate cost estimates for construction and/or reclamation projects. Being able to support and defend cost estimate
Experience with reclamation methods and practices for abandoned mines
Possession of a Bachelor's degree or higher in geology, engineering, mining, or related field
A basic understanding of geochemistry specifically related to acid rock drainage and metal leaching issues as well as other potential impacts from mining
Experience in welding and metal fabrication
Experience reviewing mine operation and reclamation plans, including the ability to research and apply physical science analysis methods and critical thinking to assess the environmental impacts of proposed activities
Ability to read and understand construction drawings and specifications
Experience serving as a technical resource within an organization on complex programmatic or technical issues, including preparing technical reports; providing guidance to co-workers, the public and other interested parties; making oral presentations, and providing recommendations to upper management
Good knowledge of best management practices for land management activities
Experience researching, analyzing and monitoring land management issues in relation to existing federal, state and local laws, rules and practices and making recommendations.
Experience developing and maintaining databases, utilize standard analysis techniques, utilize a Geographic Information System (GIS) when appropriate
Computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office (Especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and Adobe Acrobat PDF Documents.
Experience interacting and communicating with the public, interested parties, and county or city officials regarding land and resource management issues
Ability to negotiate and administer service and construction contracts, including monitoring schedules and budgets; and enforcing compliance with contract terms
Write specifications and review plans for reclamation projects.
Travel up to 30% of the time throughout the state with occasional overnight stays
Valid driver’s license
The ability to hike in rough terrane and camp in remote areas
The ability to identify and avoid safety hazards
The ability to perform manual labor with shovels, sledge hammers, pry bars, and other tools
To professionally and prudently manage Idaho's endowment assets to maximize long-term financial returns to public schools and other trust beneficiaries and to provide professional assistance to the citizens of Idaho to use, protect and sustain their natural resources.
The Idaho Department of Lands will be the premier organization for trust management and resource protection in ...the western United States.
The Idaho Department of Lands believes in...
STEWARDSHIP by making decisions and taking actions that positively affect long-term financial returns for the trust beneficiaries and enhance the health and resilience of Idaho's natural resources.
SERVICE by providing exemplary service and delivering programs with professionalism and integrity to both internal and external customers.
ACCOUNTABILITY by investing in and having an organizational culture and framework that equips, entrusts, and expects employees to make decisions and get things done.
COHESIVENESS by working as a unified organization in which all employees participate in constructive communication to fully meet our mission.