Water Quality Analyst
The Boise Regional Office is hiring a Water Quality Analyst to implement the federal Clean Water Act with emphasis on developing Settlement TMDLs, TMDL 5 year reviews in accordance with our Performance Partnership Agreement with EPA as well as implement Idaho Water Quality Law 39-3601.
Example of Duties:
- Develops Sub Basin Assessments and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL).
- Work with the Boise Regional Office's TMDL team to complete upcoming TMDLs and TMDL 5 year reviews, and TMDL Implementation Plans.
- Conducts studies, analyzes data, creates reports of findings, coordinates with Watershed and Basin Advisory Groups, and develops management recommendations.
- Implements state water quality standards, policies, procedures and management activities with private, local, state and federal agencies including screening of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Assessments (EA), and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and regulations.
- Provide effective complaint and public records request response to surface water issues in the Boise Regional Office.
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 3131 Water Quality: Knowledge of water quality and work experience in water pollution monitoring, estimation or control such as: reviewing, designing or implementing; surface water quality monitoring projects, watershed, TMDL evaluation, riparian area, aquatic habitat, water quality, source water assessments, or environmental assessments, pollutant source assessments including municipal, industrial and storm water point sources and non-point source activities such as forestry, mining, agriculture, and grazing. Typically met by possession of a college degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Fisheries, Biology, Chemistry, Limnology, Hydrology, Environmental Science or closely related field; OR education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree; AND two (2) years of work experience in water pollution monitoring, estimation or control such as: reviewing, designing or implementing; surface water quality monitoring projects, watershed, TDML evaluation, riparian area, aquatic habitat, source water assessments, water quality or environmental assessments, pollutant source assessments including municipal, industrial and storm water point sources and nonpoint source activities such as forestry, mining, agriculture, and grazing.
- 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 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
- Must be able to swim and perform field monitoring work without on-site assistance or supervision
- May be required to travel and stay overnight in remote areas
- Other: Operate a motor boat
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.
To protect human health and the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water.
If you have questions, please contact us at:
Phone: (208) 373-0333