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Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Writer – Analyst 3

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/15
Posting End Date: 2024/02/29
Category: Environmental Services
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Pocatello, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 29.50
Maximum Salary: 30.50
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. 

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Position:

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Writer – Analyst 3 for the Pocatello Regional Office.

 

Salary Range: $29.50 - $30.50

 

Responsibilities:

· Develop TMDL watershed plans and 5-year reviews in coordination with Watershed Advisory Groups and the Upper Snake Basin Advisory Group.

· Analyze data from monitoring results to determine TMDLs and produce reports with recommendations for implementing watershed restoration and TMDL projects.

· Conduct pre- and post-TMDL monitoring to ensure information in the TMDL document is correct and verifies pollutant reductions after implementation.

· Implement state water quality standards, policies, procedures, and management activities with private, local, state, and federal agencies.

· Review management plans, environmental assessments and environmental impact statements, project plans associated with mines, and resource development restoration projects to ensure compliance state water quality criteria.

· Coordinate, collect, and disseminate water quality information with stakeholders, including local, state, and federal partners.

· Complete water quality assessments for the Integrated Report.

· Participate in regional water quality monitoring activities, field work, database management, and quality assurance and quality control.

· Fulfill PRRs and respond to complaints as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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 AND
at 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 Specialty Minimum Qualification

DEQ 3076 TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load)

Must have one year of work experience developing and implementing TMDL's, conducting watershed assessments utilizing water quality and watershed assessment techniques for pollutants of concern, including familiarity with modeling and GIS analytical techniques; developing load and waste load allocations; writing water quality assessments and TMDL/Implementation Plans; presenting findings including technical water quality related information and modeling results to advisory and public interest groups.

 

Desired Specialty Minimum Qualification

DEQ 3131 Water Quality

Prefer to also have knowledge of water quality and work experience in water pollution monitoring, estimation, or control such as reviewing, designing, or implementing surface water quality monitoring projects, watershed, TMDL evaluation, riparian area, aquatic habitat, water quality, source water assessments, environmental assessments, pollutant source assessments, including municipal, industrial and storm water point sources and non-point source activities such as forestry, mining, agriculture, and grazing. Typically met by possession of a college degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Fisheries, Biology, Chemistry, Limnology, Hydrology, Environmental Science or closely related field; OR education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree; AND two (2) years of work experience in water pollution monitoring, estimation or control such as reviewing, designing, or implementing surface water quality monitoring projects, watershed, TDML evaluation, riparian area, aquatic habitat, source water assessments, water quality or environmental assessments, pollutant source assessments, including municipal, industrial and storm water point sources and nonpoint source activities such as forestry, mining, agriculture, and grazing.

 

DEQ 3132 Clean Water Act

Must have work experience interpreting, enforcing, or ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act and state environmental rules. Typically met by two (2) years of full-time work experience interpreting, enforcing, or ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act and state environmental rules.

 

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.

Some travel may be required.

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.

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

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.

Occasional travel required.

May work in the vicinity of loud noise.

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

May come into contact with hazardous waste/materials.

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

May be required to camp in remote areas overnight or longer. Must be able to work and be on a boat.


Other Requirements:

· Valid driver’s license

 

 

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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