Local recruitment: Grants and Loans Analyst

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Boise, ID, USA 🇺🇸

Salary: 54,163.20 – $64,147.20 Annually

Location: Boise, ID

Job Type: Full Time

Department: Department of Environmental Quality

Department: Department of Environmental Quality

Job Number: 4024

Closing: 2/24/2023 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 a Grants and Loans Analyst for our Drinking Water Protection and Finance Division located in Boise, Idaho. The analyst is the state lead for the Grants and Loans database, assists in reviewing federally required environmental documents for capital projects, and oversees the letter of interest process for the State Revolving Fund (SRF) program and planning grants.Example of Duties

  • Serve as the primary contact for DEQ’s Grants and Loans SRF database management system (Loans & Grants Tracking System) and coordinate with other Grants and Loans staff to ensure the data quality and integrity of the database are met.
  • Maintain and develop program reports for smooth functioning of the program.
  • Provide database support for developing or improving modules and reports, staff training, and developing and maintaining guidance and forms.
  • Assist with developing the SRF Intended Use Plan and planning grant priority lists; revise and update Letter of Interest (LOI) forms and corresponding rating forms annually to meet grant, rule, and statue requirements.
    • Train and assist stakeholders on preparing the LOIs.
    • Coordinate the LOI ranking process with the state and regional offices.
  • Manage grants if assigned; provide in-depth review of grant requirements and associated guidance and coordinate with stakeholders; and develop forms, guidance, and related materials.
  • Oversee reporting and record-keeping requirements for assigned grants.
  • Act as contact for the Secondary State Environmental Review Process (SERP), which is a (National Environmental Policy Act) NEPA-like process, for assigned projects.
  • Ensure stakeholders fulfill SERP-related functions in a timely manner and document compliance.
  • Assist with SERP training for internal and external stakeholders and act as a second-level reviewer for the SERP lead on SERP documents.
  • Assist Grants and Loans staff with the Clean Water Infrastructure Needs survey, which occurs every 4 years; coordinate with point and nonpoint source staff in DEQ’s state and regional offices.

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.


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.
 Supplemental Information

Desired Qualifications: 

  • DEQ 5647 Environmental Rules and Regulations:  Knowledge of environmental rules and regulations gained through successful completion of at least one (1) college level course covering topics related to interpretation and application of federal and/or state environmental rules; OR at least six (6) months experience involving interpretation and application of federal and/or state environmental rules.
  • DEQ 5705 Data Management:  I have at least one year of experience performing data management activities such as database development and/or maintenance; data collection, analysis, research, and tracking; and developing tables, queries, forms, and reports.


  • 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.

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
  • Some travel may be required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to climb ladders, staircases, work on uneven terrain
  • Ability to work in extreme hot or cold temperatures both outside and inside
  • Occasional travel required

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.

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) 373-0333, or email recruitment@deq.idaho.gov

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:




(208) 373-0333





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development