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WATER QUALITY ANALYST

Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/11
Posting End Date: 2024/06/25
Category: Environmental Services
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Lewiston, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 22.75
Maximum Salary: 33.71
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 p.m. MDT 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.

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. 

Positions established at the Analyst 3 level may be underfilled at the Analyst 1 or 2 level. After successfully completing a training plan, meeting the minimum qualifications for the Analyst 3 level, the employee will progress to the Analyst 3 level.

Position:

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring an Analyst 3 for the Lewiston Regional Office.

Salary Range: $22.75 - $33.71

Responsibilities: Collect and analyze water quality and environmental data to develop, implement, and evaluate projects that protect water quality resources. Projects include water quality monitoring, regional assessment database support, total maximum daily load management plans, and water quality investigation and mitigation.

· Implement water quality programs and facilitate participation by local governments, public interest groups, and other agency staff with similar responsibilities in water quality protection.

· Develop and implement project plans with review and approval by the regional program manager.

· Authorize complex environmental permits and review activities for compliance with state environmental rules.

· Respond to complaints and provide technical assistance and public outreach.

Minimum Qualifications:

Analyst 1

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in a physical or biological science, political science, business, public administration, a related natural resource management field, engineering, OR, any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree. For example: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four (24) semester hours in a subject required for the particular degree, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; and/or experience performing routine activities in monitoring, surveillance, field inspection, compliance and enforcement activities for at least two (2) years can substitute for one (1) year of college.

Analyst 2 

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in a physical or biological science, political science, business or public administration, a related natural resource management field, engineering, OR, any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a typical four (4) year Bachelor's degree. For example: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four (24) credited hours in a subject required for the particular degree, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; and/or work experience performing routine activities in sampling, monitoring, surveillance, field inspection, compliance and enforcement activities for at least two (2) years can substitute for one (1) year of college.

AND, a minimum of two (2) years experience performing routine duties in completing multiple tasks such as policy research, data collection, interpretation, analysis, and preparation of reports and written documents. OR Possession of a Master's degree in any of the above fields.

Analyst 3

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in the physical or biological sciences, political science, business or public administration, engineering, or related natural resources management field OR any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a typical four (4) year bachelor's degree. For example: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty four (24) semester hours in a subject required for the specific discipline, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; and/or experience performing routine duties in completing multiple tasks such as policy research, data collection, interpretation, analysis and preparation of reports and written documents for at least two (2) years can substitute for one (1) year of college.

AND

At least four (4) years' experience managing and implementing, projects or component(s) of programs that are environmental, regulatory, or administrative in nature, where you were required to routinely perform program or project planning; provide technical assistance to staff, special interest groups and the public; and provide policy and/or regulatory interpretation and/or development.

OR

Possession of a master's degree in any of the above fields ANDat least two (2) years' professional experience managing and implementing, or overseeing projects or component(s) of programs that are environmental in nature, where you were required to routinely perform program or project planning; provide technical assistance to staff, special interest groups and the public; and provide policy and/or regulatory interpretation and/or development.

Required/Desired Specialty Minimum Qualification

Knowledge of Water Quality gained through successful completion of college level coursework in Hydrology, Geology, Soil Science, Hydrogeology, Environmental Health or a closely related field covering the principles of water quality protection and pollution control, including at least one (1) college-level course covering topics related to federal and state environmental rules OR I have at least one (1) year water pollution control work experience performing activities such as: remediation of surface and/or ground water, implementing surface and/or ground water quality monitoring projects, drinking water or wastewater management treatment and conveyance systems, watershed, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) evaluation, wetland evaluation, riparian area, aquatic habitat, water quality or environmental assessments, and/or pollutant source assessments, including municipal, industrial and storm water point source and non-point source activities, such as forestry, mining, agriculture, and grazing.

Physical Requirements:

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

Ability to bend and reach for filing purposes.

Some periods of heavy reading and typing are required.

Ability to lift 30 pounds when working with file boxes.

Ability to climb ladders, staircases, work on uneven terrain.

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds over rough terrain.

Ability to work in adverse or inclement weather.

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

Field sites may involve working near and with drilling rigs, backhoes, trucks and other large equipment in rough terrain.

Must be able to swim and perform field monitoring work without on-site assistance or supervision

May work in the vicinity of loud noise.

May come into contact with hazardous waste/materials.

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

Other Requirements:

· Valid driver’s license

· May be required to travel and stay overnight in remote areas/field/assigned facility

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 https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.

EEO/ADA/Veteran:

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.  

www.deq.idaho.gov  

If you have questions, please contact us at:  

Email: [email protected]

    Phone: (208) 373-0333 

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