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Environmental Planner

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/09
Posting End Date: 2024/05/23
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Rigby, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 27.69
Maximum Salary: 34.62
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho
Idaho Transportation Department

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

STATE OF IDAHO EMPLOYEES: If you are a current or temporary State of Idaho employee you MUST apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State of Idaho’s external career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new position.

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation? At the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), every employee is critical to the mission, and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is currently recruiting for an Environmental Planner to provide environmental support for transportation projects. This position is located at the District 6 office in Rigby, Idaho. The incumbent in this position will work as a member of a team of environmental and engineering professionals to deliver highway, bridge, and other transportation construction projects in Idaho. This position will focus on the completing the environmental processes required to deliver and construct state-wide projects. This position will be responsible to assure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, This position also provides support to operational staff in environmental compliance.

Occasional fieldwork and travel will be required.

Example of Duties

  • Make determinations of project effect on environment;
  • Serve as technical support to the Federal Highway Administration, ITD or local government staff in environmental resource areas;
  • Coordinate with the State/Tribal Historic Preservation Office, federal agencies, tribal staff, consulting parties, private parties, contractors and consultant firms as needed;
  • Review, recommend, author, and implement procedures, policy and guidance;
  • Review, interpret and recommend comments on proposed rulemaking;
  • Conduct compliance monitoring;
  • Develop process improvement and/or streamlining tools;
  • Develop or support training and/or presentations;
  • Develop and negotiate interagency agreements;
  • Implement and track performance measures and reporting;
  • Manage consultant agreements and contracts as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of:

  • Environmental concepts and planning techniques and impacts associated with transportation project location, design, construction and maintenance
  • Environmental design principles
  • Mitigation methods

Some knowledge of:

  • Engineering concepts related to environmental plans
  • Federal regulations and statutory requirements for environmental documentation


  • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Writing technical reports
  • Preparing and making presentations of technical findings

To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho! Contact an ITD Recruiter at: [email protected] or call 208-334-8664. The Idaho Transportation Department does not sponsor work visas.

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, 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]. (If you have a contact for applicant accommodations at your agency, please replace the contact information).

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