ARPA Project Coordinator(s)

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Idaho, USA 🇺🇸

Salary: $59,841.60 – $74,755.20 Annually
Location: Statewide, ID
Job Type: Limited Service
Department: Department of Environmental Quality
Job Number: 1290, 1207
Closing: 8/15/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

Description

DEQ is committed to protecting human health and the quality of Idaho’s air, land, and water.

 The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring up to two limited service positions to serve as American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) project coordinators. 
A one-time $5,000 RECRUITMENT BONUS is offered for ARPA project coordinators. This bonus is not available to internal candidates. 

 Responsibilities for each position will be based on priority projects and the amount and timing of ARPA funding distributed to each project.

One project coordinator will assist with completion of environmental assessment and cleanup work at Triumph Mine Site and solid waste landfills assessment and closure activities. Employment location could be Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, or Idaho Falls.

One project coordinator will assist with coordination and oversight of nutrient reduction projects to improve and protect water quality in Coeur d’Alene Lake. Employment location could be in Coeur d’Alene or Boise.

 The coordinators will work collaboratively with applicable DEQ programs and staff; DEQ’s contractors; public and private partners; federal and state agencies; city, county, and tribal governments; businesses; community organizations; and Idaho citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions. Periodic travel is required for these positions.

**Recruitment bonus criteria must be met.Example of Duties

  • Plan and administer project scope and schedules, manage budgets, conduct relevant research, prepare project documentation and reports, and oversee implementation of assessment and cleanup activities.
  • Investigate sites and implement monitoring plans for past contamination including characterizing the extent of contamination, conducting risk evaluations, and evaluating fate and transport of contaminants. 
  • Oversee installation of ground water monitoring wells and sampling of ground water, soil, surface water, and air.
  • Oversee implementation of cleanup technologies and remediation activities, such as designing and constructing final cover systems; excavation, transportation, and disposal of contamination encountered during cleanup activities; and setting up and operating cleanup systems.
  • Interpret and apply applicable federal and/or state environmental rules and regulations.
  • Work with applicable parties to identify activity and use limitations and develop environmental covenants as a component of a site remedy, as needed.
  • Oversee implementation of projects to reduce phosphorous loading to Coeur d’Alene Lake. Projects may include design and construction of stormwater management, stream and wetland enhancements, municipal wastewater treatment, wastewater reuse systems, or other water quality improvement projects

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.

AND

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.

OR

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:  

  • Project Management (5211A): I have at least one year of project management experience involving project planning and administration, including relevant research, documentation, timelines, reports and implementation.
  • DEQ – Remediation (3116): 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. Education/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 on 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.

Benefits:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Occasional travel required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • 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

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 healthand 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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