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The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring a ground water analyst for our Lewiston Regional Office. This position is responsible for all field work and data quality assurance for ground water monitoring, nitrate priority area monitoring, and source water protection efforts within the region.
This position is established at the Analyst 3 level and may be under filled at the Analyst 2 level. Upon successful completion of a training plan and when minimum qualifications for the Analyst 3 level are met, the incumbent will be reclassified to an Analyst 3 and compensated accordingly. To apply at the Analyst 2 level, please apply through the DEQ Ground Water Analyst (A2) Announcement. Example of Duties
- Responsible for implementation of ground water and source water activities.
- Provide support to programs including field work, data entry, and report writing.
- Provide monitoring for ground and source water.
- Develop ground water management plans and aquifer atlas for Lewiston Plateau ground water management area.
- Provide data analysis for ground water projects.
- Perform outreach in the community.
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.
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.
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.
Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):
- DEQ 3134 Ground Water: Education and experience in the areas of aquifer assessment, aquifer protection, ground water or surface and drinking water pollution; such as designing, reviewing or implementing any of the following: water contamination investigations, ground water remediation projects, TMDL evaluations, ground water and surface or drinking water monitoring projects. Typically met by possession of a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in either geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, environmental science, geochemistry, environmental health, environmental or civil engineering, soil science, or in a closely related field AND approximately three (3) years of full-time work experience in the areas of aquifer assessment, aquifer protection, ground water or surface and drinking water pollution; such as designing, reviewing or implementing any of the following: water contamination investigations, ground water remediation projects, TMDL evaluations, ground water and surface or drinking water monitoring projects. OR Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the previously listed fields AND approximately two (2) years of full-time work experience performing the previous examples of work.
- Flexible work schedule available to some positions for increased work-life balance.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply.
- Accrue paid vacation every pay period to accumulate 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 available to some positions
- Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) 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
- Some travel may be required
- 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 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
- 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
- May work in vicinity of loud noise
- May be required to travel and stay overnight in remote areas
- May come into contact with hazardous waste/materials
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.
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.