IPDES General Permit Supervisor

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Boise, ID, USA 🇺🇸

Salary: $59,841.60 – $70,470.40 Annually
Location: Boise, ID
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Department of Environmental Quality
Job Number: 5699
Closing: 8/10/2022 11:59 PM Mountain


Be a part of our mission to protect human health and the quality of Idaho’s air, land, and water!

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring an Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) general permit supervisor for our Surface and Wastewater Division in the State Office in Boise. This position will provide critically needed direction, management, and oversight of IPDES general permit writers. This position will supervise the drafting of IPDES general permits and fact sheets by permit writers, the review and processing notices of intent for permit coverage, and the development and implementation general permitting processes.Example of Duties

  • Coordinate, develop, and issue IPDES general permits.
  • Supervise and manage the IPDES general permit writers by assigning permit and fact sheet development, establishing workloads and priorities, and ensuring work products are timely and meet or exceed quality standards.
  • Work with surface water quality staff and the Attorney General’s office to ensure permits comply with water quality standards, are consistent with approved, total maximum daily load wasteload allocations, and include language on pollutant trading, when applicable.
  • Coordinate, develop, and review general permitting processes, including the review and approval of notices of intent in the IPDES electronic permitting system.
  • Participate in IPDES budgeting activities, work plans, program performance reviews, and Performance Partnership Agreement (PPA) development.
  • Prepare and provide programmatic information to senior management, stakeholders, state and local officials, and other interest groups.
  • Identify training needs for general permit development and coordinate training and mentoring for IPDES general permit writers.

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 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 such as planning, research, regulatory development and/or implementation of components of environmental programs or media for at least two (2) years can substitute for one (1) year of college.


At least six (6) years of professional experience providing management, technical assistance, resource allocation, and policy interpretation to staff, special interest groups and the public.


Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the above fields AND at least four (4) years of professional experience providing technical assistance, allocating resources, managing and/or developing programs; and interpreting policy to staff, special interest groups and the public.

Supplemental Information

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Inspections – IPDES (3127): Requires good knowledge of scientific principles regarding wastewater treatment, industrial wastewater management; AND/OR storm water management that has been gained through possession of a college degree in the biological sciences, chemistry, geology, environmental health/science, engineering, or a closely related field; AND two (2) years of full time work experience: Conducting wastewater and/or storm water inspections, including determining facility compliance with permits, applicable rules and statutes, and investigating citizen complaints as a major function of my job; OR Developing NPDES or IPDES permits for municipal or industrial sources at a governmental regulatory agency; OR Preparing NPDES or IPDES permit applications at a consulting firm; OR As a responsible charge operator of a major segment of a system at a Class II or higher system for wastewater treatment; OR Possession of an unrelated degree or a combination of education and experience equivalent to a four year undergraduate degree AND four (4) years of full time experience as described above. Education and Experience Equivalency: 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 each two (2) years of qualifying work experience as described in the announcement may be equivalent to one (1) year of undergraduate education. Note: Course work requirements are based on curriculum from an accredited college or university.


  • 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
  • 10 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.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
  • Some periods of heavy reading and typing required
  • Some travel may be required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work in adverse or inclement weather
  • Ability to work in extreme hot or cold temperatures both outside and inside
  • Occasional travel required
  • May be required to travel and stay overnight in remote areas

About 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.

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.

To protect human health and the quality of  Idaho’s air, land, and water.


If you have questions, please contact us at:Email:[email protected]Phone:(208) 373-0333