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Smoke Management Program Analyst

Analyst 3

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: March 2, 2018 - April 1, 2018
Announcement # 07044035074
Salary Range: $22.68 - 24.00 -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

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

The Air Quality Division is filling a position for a Smoke Management Program Analyst. This position will be responsible for implementing several critical smoke management program duties including; review and approvals of daily prescribed fire proposals, coordination with agency air quality index forecasters, supporting role for DEQ’s meteorologist smoke weather forecasting processes when needed, statewide coordination for the issuance of Emergency Episode declarations, wildfire emission characterization, and other program reporting and outreach duties.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Lead contact for the DEQ's wildfire smoke response
  • Control and maintain agency SOPs associated with smoke management programs
  • Maintain and update web-based decision tools and outreach needs on DEQ web pages
  • Issuance of coordinated prescribed Fire/Open burning decisions
  • Assist in the development of Smoke Management Plan for Prescribed Fire
  • Coordinate and develop open burning rules updates
  • 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. AND, 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 - Community Project Coordination: (3115): Requires at least one (1) year of full-time work experience in project development. This experience may be as a technical advisor negotiating environmental plans, legislative issues, rules and regulations;


    At least one (1) year full-time work experience coordinating public groups, committees, communities, or local governmental agencies to produce work projects within a large community.

    Physical Requirements
  • Able to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours
  • Ability to reach and bend for filing purposes
  • Some period of heavy reading and typing
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Some travel may be required
  • Must have valid driver's license
  • Ability to climb ladders, staircases, work on uneven terrain

    Desirable Qualifications (the education and/or experience below is not required but may increase your score):

  • Experience in smoke management program development or implementation
  • Experience in regulation, rule, and/or policy development.
  • Experience preparing prescribed burn plans or issuance of burn approvals/permitting
  • Coursework in meteorology, fire science or smoke management techniques
  • Exam:  Checklist/Narrative. You will receive a score based on your answers. You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is complete.

    How to Apply:  Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.  When completing or updating your online application information, all items in the Application Checklist must be complete or your application may not be referred to the hiring agency.  Complete Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type, and select the following:


  • Department of Environmental Quality under "Agencies"
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"
  • 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 learn more about state employee benefits, DEQ, or Idaho in general, please visit the links below:

    State Employee Benefits
    Department of Environmental Quality
    Idaho Community Information


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