Lands Program Manager

  • Idaho Department of Lands
  • Boise, ID, USA
  • Sep 15, 2018
Conservation/ Natural Resources Management

Job Description

Announcement  #01063087810

The Idaho Department of Lands has an opening for a Lands Program Manager, Procurement in the Director's office in Boise.

Become part of an organization where you will work with dedicated people who are committed and skilled in managing and protecting Idaho’s natural resources.


The primary focus of this position is to lead the purchasing staff in the Division of Support Services, performing a broad spectrum of duties in the capacity of Lands Program Manager, Procurement. The successful applicant will be in charge of negotiating over $20 million in contracts annually. Some travel may be required.

This position is responsible for the following activities:

  • Monitors and controls procurement activities including professional services contracts, requests for quote, requests for qualifications, requests for proposals, sole source recommendations, qualifications based selection, price agreements, etc.
  • Interprets State Purchasing Code; develops and implements department internal purchasing policies and procedures; advises users of legal requirements for purchasing.
  • Hires, trains, and supervises staff; evaluates performance; delegates limited purchasing authority to designated representatives.
  • Reviews operating budgets for adequate purchase funding.
  • Prepares or oversees bid or specification preparation for purchases.
  • Researches products and equipment to insure practicality, cost effectiveness, and supply availability.
  • Uses value analysis, life-cycle-costing analysis, and weighted evaluation for products, services and equipment purchased.
  • Determines contract terms and conditions for services or commodities.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Analyzing land management program issues;
  • Making recommendations and writing reports;
  • 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;
  • Negotiating contracts, lease terms, and agreements.

Good knowledge of:

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

Desirable Qualifications:

Good knowledge of:

  • Supervision principles.

The Ideal Candidate has the ability to:

  • Initiate and build positive relationships with a variety of potential partners and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and work effectively with a diverse group including Department staff, interagency personnel and contractors.
  • Adapt to ever-changing work priorities.

Has an understanding of:

  • Policies and procedures associated with public procurement.
  • AIA construction contract documents.
  • Qualifications based selection.

Experience and/or knowledge:

  • With Incident Command System procurement.


  • A degree in Business Administration or related major;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Certification as a Purchasing Manager, Public Purchasing Officer, Professional Public Buyer.

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Salary Range: $30.00 - $32.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!