The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring an engineering manager for our Coeur d’Alene Regional Office. This position manages the regional implementation of DEQ’s Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Programs and reviews engineering plans and specifications for the Coeur d’Alene Regional office. The position provides oversight and leadership for regional staff, serves as the primary point of contact for the regulated community, and oversees regional program budgets.
DEQ works closely and collaboratively with a wide range of public and private partners, including federal and state agencies; the Board of Environmental Quality; city, county, and tribal governments; businesses; community organizations; and Idaho citizens. These partnerships are critical to accomplishing our environmental and human health protection mission. The agency is committed to working in partnership with local communities, businesses, and citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions.
DEQ is committed to protecting human health and the quality of Idaho’s air, land, and water.
Example of Duties
- Identify priority initiatives, develop budgets, negotiate performance measures, and direct resources to achieve programmatic goals.
- Engineering review of wastewater and drinking water systems, subsurface sewage, planning grants, state revolving funds (SRF) loans, and solid waste.
- Provide regional perspective and input to State Office staff during the development of statewide policies, guidance, and rules.
- Direct and supervise regulated activities to ensure compliance with applicable state environmental rules and laws, including complaint investigation, routine inspections, and review and approval of engineering plans.
- Negotiate formal and informal resolutions to violations of rules and laws with appropriate compliance tools such as enforcement referrals, notice of violations, consent orders, and civil complaints.
- Ensure responsible parties comply with enforcement agreements.
- Help stakeholders understand and comply with state and federal environmental rules through outreach efforts.
- Promote DEQ programs such as the Grants and Loans Program to support infrastructure development in local communities and protect public health and the environment.
- Manage staff performance to achieve annual performance measures and objectives within negotiated budgets.
- Complete annual performance evaluations and ensure staff follow DEQ policies and procedures in the course of completing their duties.
- Support staff professional development.
Licensure: Licensed in Idaho as a Professional Engineer (PE), or eligibility for comity licensure by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 12;
AND Valid Driver’s license.
Experience: coordinating with State and local government operations in one of the specific engineering specialties described below; evaluating engineering projects and making decisions relative to their merit; writing engineering reports and related correspondence; reviewing engineering analysis; making oral presentations to groups relative to the merits of engineering applications.
Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):
- DEQ 2883 Water Quality – Experience applying engineering principles in the following aspects of Water Quality Protection: PUBLIC DRINKING WATER (chemical treatment and stabilization of drinking water/groundwater, well design, well construction, and hydrogeology, treatment of surface water for public drinking water supplies;) MUNICIPAL & INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER (physical, biological and chemical treatment of wastewater, facility planning grants, and state revolving fund construction loans;) SOLID WASTE (activities related to solid waste and biosolids management;) SURFACE & GROUNDWATER PROTECTION (permitting, permit certification, storm water and pretreatment, materials and standards, flow analyses, collection and distribution and cross connection control;)DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER DISINFECTION AND DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS (disinfection of water and wastewater and wastewater by-products.) To meet this specialty you must have a combination of approximately four years of post licensure experience in at least two of the five areas listed.
- Flexible work schedule and hourly wage for increased work-life balance.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply.
- Accrue paid vacation every pay period starting with approximately 2 weeks the first year, and increasing with state longevity
- Paid Parental Leave
- Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
- 11 Paid holidays
- Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Account https://ogi.idaho.gov/premium-rates/
- Relocation Assistance
- Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) and Vested after only 5 years. https://persi.idaho.gov/members/base_plan.cfm
- Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans with traditional and Roth options
- Eligible for Employee Assistance Program – Confidential support, information and resources for all of life’s challenges.
- Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
- Ability to reach and bend for filing purposes
- Some periods of heavy reading and typing required
- Ability to lift 30 pounds when working with file boxes
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- 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
- Occasional travel required
- May work in vicinity of loud noise
- May come into contact with hazardous waste/materials
Working at DEQ:DEQ’s vision is an Idaho where the quality of our environment enhances healthy living and supports thriving communities. DEQ works closely and collaboratively with a wide range of public and private partners, including federal and state agencies; the Board of Environmental Quality; city, county, and tribal governments; businesses; community organizations; and Idaho citizens. These partnerships are critical to accomplishing our environmental and human health protection mission. 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.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.