Return to Job Board

Geotechnical Field Inspector, Idaho Department of Lands

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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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 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; and providing recommendations to upper management.
  • Good knowledge of Oil and Gas operations, site construction, field infrastructure, Oil and Gas processing and gathering facilities and field
  • Experience in collecting and organizing scientific and land management data with specific relation to road planning, design, construction, and maintenance in geologically unstable areas
  • Experience developing and maintaining databases, utilize standard analysis techniques, utilize a Geographic Information System (GIS) when appropriate, design and conduct monitoring projects to evaluate and predict impacts of management activities and establish technical land management guides for state or private natural resource operations

Special Requirement:

  • Travel up to 30% of the time throughout the state with occasional overnight stays required