Local recruitment: Senior Grant and Loan Engineer

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Boise, ID, USA 🇺🇸

Salary: $72,800.00 – $85,488.00 Annually

Location: Boise, ID

Job Type: Limited Service

Department: Department of Environmental Quality

Job Number: 5631

Closing: 2/26/2023 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 limited service position to serve as a Senior Grant and Loan Engineer for our Drinking Water Protection and Finance Division located in Boise, Idaho. This position provides engineering technical oversight in implementing the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and State Revolving Fund (SRF) loans and planning grants. The senior engineer oversees ARPA and portions of the SRF grant requirements, including Green Project Reserve (GPR), American Iron and Steel (AIS), and Davis Bacon.

*This position is available to be worked at a 30-40 hours per week schedule*Example of Duties

  • Work with stakeholders on grants and loans associated with federal and state requirements specific to funding sources and engineering activities for infrastructure projects.
  • Interpret and implement engineering activities related to SRF grants and ARPA requirements, Safe Drinking Water and Clean Water Acts, and Idaho statutes and rules.   
  • Direct regional office staff in administering grant and loan projects, including ARPA projects.
  • Review engineering submittals for SRF and ARPA projects and oversee projects; answer technical engineering questions; and provide training for Grant and Loan Bureau engineering requirements and associated Idaho rules and statutes.
  • Monitor SRF and ARPA construction projects and conduct field visits.
  • Prepare technical and outreach material for SRF-funded projects.
  • Review AIS and Build American Buy American (BABA) documentation for construction projects; address AIS and BABA waiver requirements and questions from the US Environmental Protection Agency and stakeholders.
  • Provide guidance to stakeholders and ensure proper implementation during Davis Bacon projects.
  • Rate and rank Letter of Interest (LOI) forms and assist with LOI and rating form updates.
  • Train regional office engineers on grant and loan changes and onboard new engineering staff.
  • Research new engineering innovations that can be funded by the Grant and Loan Bureau.
  • Serve as the point-of-contact for engineering information entered into the Grant and Loan Bureau’s data management system.

Minimum Qualifications

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.Supplemental Information

Desired Qualifications:  

  • 2883 Water Quality: Do you have 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 with rates 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.

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
  • 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:

Email: deq.recruitment@deq.idaho.gov


(208) 373-0333

Agency: State of Idaho

Address: 304 North 8th Street, Boise, Idaho, 83720

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/idaho




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