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Environmental Protection Specialist - ANG

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/21
Posting End Date: 2024/06/04
Category: Environmental Services
Sub Category: Administration
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 30.31
Maximum Salary: 39.40
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Human Resource Office (HRO)
State Personnel Branch
4794 General Manning Avenue, Building 442
Boise, Idaho 83705-8112
Telephone: (208) 801-4273


Registers established from this announcement may remain valid up to one year to fill vacancies within the same classification.

                      ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:                                                    24-48-MN

                      AREA OF CONSIDERATION:                                                      Restricted to current members (O4 and below, any Warrant, any Enlisted) of the Idaho National Guard; or those willing to enlist. (Military membership is a condition of employment)

                      POSITION TITLE:                                                                          Environmental Protection Specialist (ANG)

                      PAY GRADE:                                                                                     NGA-10

                      POSITION CONTROL NUMBER:                                             5169

                     CLASS CODE:                                                                                  20220

                     SALARY RANGE:                                                                            $30.31 to $39.40 hourly ($63,035 to $81,941 annually) - Starting Pay typically is at Step 1, $30.31/hour

                     FLSA CODE:                                                                                     Professional Exempt

                     DUTY LOCATION:                                                                          Idaho Military Division, Idaho National Guard (IDNG), 124th Civil Engineer Squadron, Boise, Idaho, Gowen Field - not remote

                     TYPE OF POSITION:                                                                    Military Nonclassified; Army or Air; Officer; Warrant; Enlisted

                     COMPATIBLE MILITARY FIELD:                                               Not applicable 

The HRO State Personnel Branch will not forward non-qualifying or incomplete application packets for consideration – ensure to attach all required information as specified below. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING.

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

State of Idaho Employees: When searching for a new career within the state, browse and apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State External Career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new job. Internal candidates should always use Luma Opportunities.


  • Military Division Mandatory Questions – Attachment of your individual responses to mandatory questions for all applicants
  • Qualifications - Attachment of your individual responses to each of the Mandatory Requirements and each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) specified in this announcement under QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. Attach document/pdf to your application with all your responses. This is required to assess you meet all requirements for consideration. If not provided, your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.
  • Documentation identified as a Mandatory Requirement – When required, attach copies of educational diplomas, transcripts, or training certificates; or professional licenses, certifications or registrations.
  • Optional: Attach a resume and/or other supplemental documentation to support your qualifications.


  • (1) Except for minor traffic offenses, have you ever entered a plea of guilty, no contest, or had a withheld judgment to a felony offense?
    If YES please explain on a separate paper and attach it to your application.

  • (2) Do you certify that I am a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a Foreign National with authorization to work in the United States

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must attach to their application individual responses addressing each requirement separately.

Mandatory Requirements (conditions of employment) Provide the requested information, address your willingness and ability to meet the applicable condition and/or how you meet the requirement.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-6) separately.

(1) Must be member of the Idaho National Guard. Provide your military grade, job title, MOS/AFSC/AOC and unit of assignment. 

(2) Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted state issued driver’s license (from any state). Provide your driver’s license number, issuing state, license expiration date, and the full name specified on the license. (Do not provide a copy of your driver’s license.) 

(3) Must have, or be eligible to obtain, and maintain a favorable T3 (SECRET) Federal Background Investigation. If a selected candidate does not have a current favorable T3, as a condition of employment he/she must submit to the investigation process immediately upon hire/appointment. (At a minimum, a favorable suitability determination by the State Security Manager is required prior to appointment into this position.)

(4) Must have, or be eligible to obtain, and maintain a forklift certification. If a selected candidate does not have a current forklift certification, as a condition of employment he/she must attend forklift certification training provided by the installation and be certified within (90) days of hire/appointment. 

(5) Must possess and provide supporting documentation: 

    • A Bachelor’s degree in a Science/Engineering field (for example, Geology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math, Environmental Science, Zoology, etc.) - OR- 
    • 24-semester hours of college-level science/engineering courses and demonstrated professional/technical work experience related to fields of study identified above. 

(6) Must be willing and able to perform all physical aspects of this job. See working conditions/physical effort in the job description. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Applicants must have 24-months of specialized experience performing related to the duties as specified below.
In your detailed, individualized responses describe your civilian and military education, training, and work experience as it relates to each KSA that demonstrated your related experience. KSA responses assist in verifying your qualifications and determining the best-qualified applicants.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-9) separately.

(1) Knowledge and ability interpreting regulations and guidelines. 

(2) Skill in acting as the technical expert for regulations and guidelines. 

(3) Knowledge and ability enforcing regulations and guidelines. 

(4) Knowledge and ability complying with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. 

(5) Knowledge and ability complying with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations. 

(6) Knowledge of and skill with Solid Waste Management, Recycling, Oil Spill Prevention/Response regulations, and Clean Air Act regulations. 

(7) Working knowledge and proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office applications to include: MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point. 

(8) Ability to work independently and in field environments. 

(9) Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with regulatory agencies, the public, and company personnel at all levels 

Refer to the position description below.

a. Each person hired will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States and may be subject to a criminal background check.
b. Refer to the position description for the Mandatory Requirements for this position.
c. Military Nonclassified employees are required to comply with military standards and wear the appropriate uniform.
d. Must be a member of the Idaho National Guard. Loss of military membership or compatible military grade/status will result in loss of employment.
e. The State of Idaho, Military Division is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, and disability or age (which does not interfere with job accomplishment or job eligibility based upon the position description Mandatory Requirements). Appropriate consideration shall be given to veterans in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

PERSONNEL MANAGER CERTIFICATION: The title, series, grade, duties and responsibilities are complete and accurate as written and a current or projected vacancy exists as advertised.

                                                                                 Gloria A. Duncan
                                                                                 Supervisory Human Resource Specialist
                                                                                 Military Division – State Personnel Branch

Applications accepted online only (State employees should apply after logging in to Luma). If you are unable to apply online, please contact the HRO office by phone 208-801-4273/4276 or email [email protected] or [email protected] to discuss alternative options.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Military Division.

By submitting your application, you are certifying all answers and statements are true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that should an investigation disclose untruthful or misleading answers, your application may be rejected, name removed from consideration, or employment with the State terminated.


INTRODUCTION: This position is assigned to the Base Civil Engineering (BCE) Environmental Management Office, 124 Civil Engineer Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard (IDANG), functioning within the State of Idaho – Military Division. The primary purpose of the position is to provide support for Hazardous Waste Management, Solid Waste Management and Recycling, Wastewater/Stormwater Discharge, Oil Spill Prevention, and Air Emissions Management for the IDANG.


1. Upon direction from the installation Environmental Manager, assists with the overall management of a complex, highly technical environmental management and protection program and serves as a technical expert on Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, and Idaho-specific environmental laws and regulations. Environmental program management duties and areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: (a) Hazardous Waste; (b) Storm Water; (c) Air Quality; (d) Wastewater Quality; (e) Spill Prevention and Response; and (f) Solid Waste/Recycling. Successful performance in the position requires accurate accomplishment of the following for each program area: 

      • Ensures facility compliance with all federal, state and local regulations; 
      • Anticipates, identifies, proactively addresses and corrects compliance issues; 
      • Recommends management practices to ensure regulatory compliance; 
      • Trains installation personnel on program requirements; 
      • Performs fieldwork activities including sampling, inspection and shipments; 
      • Evaluates sample results and acts accordingly; 
      • Generates formal correspondence for regulatory agencies/installation personnel; 
      • Utilizes various software programs to accomplish program requirements (EESOH-MIS, APIMS, VEMO, EPA CDX, etc.); 
      • Coordinates, collects, and reports program data; and 
      • Other related activities as assigned/required. 

2. Implements/updates plans including, but not limited to, the (a) Hazardous Waste Management Plan (HWMP), (b) Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), (c) Air Emissions Inventory (AEI), (d) Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan, and the (e) Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan. 

3. Acts as a liaison with installation personnel, National Guard Bureau (NGB) representatives, and environmental regulators to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. Resolves controversial issues with appropriate regulatory authorities, making technical decisions and approving changes when necessary. 

4. Performs internal environmental compliance audits for the Environmental Office and at the installation shops. 

5. Performs Base Administrator functions for Enterprise Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Management Information System (EESOH-MIS), tracking installation hazardous material use and waste disposal. Assists in IDANG Virtual Environmental Management (VEMO) website management. 

6. Serves as the Environmental Office Base Spill Response Team Representative. 

7. Promotes a respectful workplace that complies with policies of the Adjutant General. Observes and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies and serves as a role model for the Whistleblower Protection Program, EEO, security and workplace safety practices, policies and regulations at all times. Maintains a safe and drug/alcohol free workplace. 

8. Performs other related duties and projects as necessary or assigned. 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The incumbent works under general supervision and receives assignments from the installation Environmental Program Manager as broad functional responsibilities, goals, and objectives. Individual projects or work to be done, priorities and deadlines are established by the incumbent in consultation with the supervisor. The incumbent has continuing responsibility for planning and carrying out environmental protection program elements; determining the approach to be taken and the methods to be used; resolving most of the conflicts that arise; coordinating the work with others as necessary; and interpreting policy in terms of established objectives. The incumbent keeps the supervisor informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, and problems with far-reaching implications. The incumbent must be able to accomplish tasks working independently and in teams. The work requires the incumbent to anticipate problematic situations, communicate issues to supervisor, and collaboratively determine course of action for resolution.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include procedural manuals, National Guard regulations, applicable technical orders, federal/state/local laws and higher headquarters policy and program directives. The incumbent uses judgment and ingenuity to implement policies and program materials, as guidelines are generally broad and may not provide specific coverage of installation activities. The incumbent uses judgment in choosing, interpreting, and adapting guidelines and precedents to specific issues or problems in accordance with established policies and accepted practice; researching regulations and determining the relationship between the guidelines and state and Federal requirements; and in recommending changes to procedures to improve the reliability of data, enhance services, and correct deficiencies.

PERSONAL WORK CONTACTS: Typical installation contacts are with engineers, scientists, contractors, managers, maintenance personnel, and professional/technical employees. External contacts include local, state, and Federal environmental regulatory personnel---frequently on an ad-hoc (i.e., unexpected) basis, National Guard Bureau (NGB) Program Managers, technical consultant’s firms and expert representatives from installations/Federal agencies. Contacts are to initiate and advise on the feasibility and viability of environmental programs, and justify, defend, or negotiate environmental projects. Contacts involve the exchange of information, verification of data, conduct of surveys or inspections, and the monitoring of project statuses. In addition, the purpose of contacts is to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups.

WORK CONDITIONS/ PHYSICAL EFFORT: This position requires exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals/environments and requires a working knowledge of proper industrial hygiene practices and the hazardous communication (HAZCOM) systems. Incumbent will be required to wear appropriate protective equipment including proper filters, respirators and skin/eye protection based on potential exposures. Work requires frequent moving of environmental waste barrels which can be bulky and heavy. Approximately 50% of work will be performed outdoors in all weather conditions, and 50% in an office environment. Work includes walking, standing, bending, lifting up to 70lbs. and occasional lifting of heavier items (up to 350 lbs.) with assistance, such as a mobile hydraulic lift, if required. Work will be performed during daytime, possibly in dimly lighted areas. Incumbent will be 

FLSA Overtime Code: P (Professional Exempt; straight time)
EEOC: B02 (Professional)
WCC: 7720 
MAY 2024

  • State Benefits:

    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.

    *Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.