Company: ND Department of Trust Lands
Skills: Landman, Technical Manager
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: $75,000 - $95,000/year
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: North America

The ND Department of Trust Lands offers an excellent benefit package, including a fully paid family health insurance plan, flexible spending accounts, paid vacation and sick leave, retirement plan, 457 deferred compensation plan, and voluntary insurance benefits including dental, vision, and life insurance.

The ND Department of Trust Lands is charged with managing the permanent educational trust funds and assets under the Board of University and School Lands control.

The Director of Minerals Management plays an integral role in managing the Minerals Division within the ND Department of Trust Lands. The position oversees all management aspects of minerals owned by the State and State Trusts.

Summary of Work

  • Manage mineral estate owned by various state agencies and institutions including mineral title analysis, asserting ownership, and repairing titles.
  • Manage lease ownership and assignments; monitor and maintain leases of state resources.
  • Hire, train, and supervise minerals management staff.
  • Develop and manage mineral asset policies and procedures.
  • Work with Office of the Attorney General staff on legal issues related to management of trust minerals.
  • Serve as legal liaison for mineral estate under department management.
  • Work to promote trust land interests including minerals found on lands owned and managed by the state.
  • Coordinate with the other divisions on issues involving minerals development such as wellsite location, extraction of hydrocarbons, damage negotiations, and reclamation.
  • Maintain knowledge of regulatory and business climate surrounding oil and gas development.
  • Serve as agency liaison with other state agencies and related stakeholders.
  • Provide information to the public and outside entities.
  • Prioritize division procedures, standards and budget needs; provide input to the division budget
  • Participate in the legislative process and prepare and present testimony.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, pre-law, petroleum land management, political science, public affairs, or closely related field; and
  • 5+ years of minerals management work experience that involved leasing of mineral rights, transferring of minerals ownership rights, and mineral/land management practices that included supervision of staff.
  • Additional education in a related field may substitute for two years of the work experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Highly proficient in utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, database management software
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with ability to interact with the Board, legislative members, and the public.
  • Strong leadership, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Strong quantitative/analytical aptitude and problem-solving skills.
  • Applied experience with GIS technologies

Please apply online at All applications must be made online on our website. Deadline to apply is 11:59 pm on August 16, 2019.