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CYANIDATION PROGRAM RULES AND POLICY COORDINATOR

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/01
Posting End Date: 2024/04/15
Category: Environmental Services
Sub Category: Program Management
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 36.00
Maximum Salary: 38.50
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. 

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. 

This position will require a medical surveillance baseline exam.

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

Position:

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring a Cyanidation Program Rules and Policy Coordinator, Scientist 4 for the State Office in Boise, Idaho.

Salary Range: $36.00 - $38.50

Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the Cyanidation Program Manager, implement the state’s cyanidation program under “Rules for Ore Processing by Cyanidation” (IDAPA 58.01.13) 
  • Issue new cyanidation permits.
  • Review preliminary design reports and preapplication submittals including cyanidation facility designs and operating plans, hydrogeologic baseline studies, water quality monitoring plans and reclamation plans.
  • Oversee permit compliance in coordination with DEQ regional offices.
  • Oversee facility closure activities in coordination with DEQ regional offices.
  • Conduct the state rulemaking process for the cyanidation rules as needed.
  • Develop cyanidation procedures and guidance.
  • Develop outreach materials and conduct outreach events for cyanidation permitting to assist stakeholders with application and compliance.
  • Provide other technical assistance throughout the state for ongoing remediation projects at legacy mine sites (i.e., historic and/or abandoned mine sites) and planning and operations of current and future mine sites.
  • Coordinate with DEQ’s regional offices, other DEQ programs, Deputy Attorney General’s Office, and state and federal agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in the physical or biological sciences, or a related field; 
AND
At least six years of professional experience designing and implementing scientific applications, investigations, studies such as chemical, physical, or biological monitoring, corrective action plans, analysis, and assessment. OR Possession of a Master's degree in the sciences or related field; AND four years' experience as defined above; OR Possession of a Doctor of Philosophy in the sciences or related field; AND two years' experience as defined above.

Required Specialty Minimum Qualification

Experience demonstrating some knowledge of mining processes typically gained through possession of a college degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Geophysics, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Soil Science, Chemical, Civil, Mining or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field; OR education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree; AND at least two (2) years of experience working on mine design, development, construction, operations, remediation, reclamation, and/or permitting that has provided me with a good understanding of mining processes; OR At least four (4) years of experience working on industrial or mining sites to develop and implement sampling programs for soils, surface water, ground water or air; evaluation of environmental impacts from past contamination of soil, sediment, or water; construction or project management experience to develop and implement remediation and reclamation plans, and a good understanding of relationships between the Federal and State agencies responsible for natural resources management and/or managing human health risks.

 Considerable knowledge of remediation typically gained through possession of a college degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Geophysics, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Soil Science, Chemical, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field; OR education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree; AND two (2) years of work experience in investigating, monitoring and remediating past contamination, evaluating fate and transport of contaminants, applying short-term and long-term control and clean-up technologies; OR possession of an unrelated college degree; AND successful completion of two (2) years of environmental college level coursework supplemented with four (4) years full-time work experience as outlined above; OR At least eight (8) years of work experience in investigating, monitoring and remediating past contamination, evaluating fate and transport of contaminants, applying short-term and long-term control and clean-up technologies, and/or interpretation and application of federal and/or state environmental rules and regulations.

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 30 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.

May work in the vicinity of loud noise.

May come into contact with hazardous waste/materials.

Other Requirements:

· Valid driver’s license

· May be required to travel and stay overnight in remote areas

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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