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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/09
Posting End Date: 2024/04/23
Category: Environmental Services
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 28.49
Maximum Salary: 32.28
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

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This position may be eligible for a moving/relocation reimbursement. Moving bonus criteria must be met in accordance with the State of Idaho Moving Policy. 

This position may be eligible for hybrid telecommuting in accordance with the Statewide Telecommuting Policy. Telecommuting may be subject to successful completion of probation.


The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring a Wastewater Reuse Permit Writer, Scientist 3 for the State Office located in Boise, Idaho.

Salary Range: $28.49 - $32.28


· Prepare wastewater reuse permits using data analysis and technical writing skills.

· Perform technical reviews of wastewater reuse documents, such as annual reports and compliance activities.

· Perform field studies and conduct compliance inspections on wastewater reuse facilities.

· Conduct permits, report reviews, and inspections for any of the six regions within DEQ.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a bachelor's degree in the physical or biological sciences or related field; AND at least four years' experience in scientific assessment, environmental protection and pollution control techniques, such as designing, reviewing, or implementing scientific projects, investigations remediation projects, monitoring projects; OR organizing and interpreting laboratory and field data; performing activities associated with pollution prevention and mitigation; and recommending and overseeing the completion of remedial actions. OR Possession of a master’s degree in the sciences or related field; AND two years' experience as defined above; OR Possession of a Doctor of Philosophy in the sciences or related field.

Desired Specialty Minimum Qualification

A college degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Biology or closely related field OR any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a typical four (4) year bachelor’s degree and two (2) years full-time work experience in drinking water or wastewater management such as: reviewing, designing or implementing drinking water or wastewater treatment and conveyance systems, source water protection and development plans, engineering reports/facility plans, point source discharge permits, water quality certifications and municipal solid waste or biosolids disposal facility plans.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time.

Some periods of heavy reading and typing are required.

Ability to climb ladders, go up and down staircases, work on uneven terrain.

Ability to work in adverse or inclement weather.

Ability to work in extreme hot or cold temperatures both outside and inside.

Ability to work on elevated instrument platforms, ladders, etc.

May work in the vicinity of loud noise.

Eyesight needs to be 20/20 (as corrected) to observe field compliance.

Other Requirements:

· Valid driver’s license.

· Some travel may be required.


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

About Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ):

DEQ is a state department created by the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act to ensure clean air, water, and land in the state and protect Idaho citizens from the adverse health impacts of pollution. As a regulatory agency, DEQ enforces various state environmental regulations and administers a number of federal environmental protection laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The agency is committed to working in partnership with local communities, businesses, and citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions.

The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver's license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.


To protect human health and the quality of  

Idaho's air, land, and water.  

If you have questions, please contact us at:  

Email: [email protected]

    Phone: (208) 373-0333