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Airshed Management Analyst

Analyst 3

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: March 12, 2018 - April 2, 2018
Announcement # 07044055081
Salary Range: 22.68 - 26.72 -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

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

If you applied under announcement #07044035074, you will need to re-apply under this Announcement 

The Air Quality Division is filling a position for a Airshed Management Analyst. This position will be the lead on transportation conformity and exceptional events, act as primary staff for development of State Implementation Plans (SIPS) and maintenance plans, and provide support to the regional offices for Airshed management activities.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Act as Project Manager for State Implementation Plan (SIP) projects
     o Identify federal regulations and Clean Air Act requirements that apply
     o Coordinate with technical staff to ensure technical demonstration meets requirements
     o Coordinate with and advise regional office staff to ensure control measures are included as appropriate
     o Write the SIP document for submittal to EPA
  • Act as the lead for exceptional events
     o Track the occurrence of exceptional events, such as wildfires
     o Evaluate whether events are regulatory significant and make recommendations to management which events to submit to EPA
     o Coordinate with technical staff to ensure submittal meets federal requirements
  • Act as the lead for transportation conformity
     o Identify federal regulations and Clean Air Act requirements that apply to a nonattainment or maintenance areas.
     o Coordinate with the Idaho Department of Transportation to ensure federal requirements are met
     o Provide guidance and support to the regional office staff for coordination with metropolitan planning organizations
  • Provide airshed management support
    o Provide support to the regional offices for airshed management activities such as implementing the EPA Advance Programs and conducting outreach

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:

  • Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2 - 4 hours at a time
  • Some periods of heavy reading and typing
  • Must have a valid driver's License
  • Occasional travel required

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

  • Experience in program management.
  • Experience in regulation, rule, and/or policy development.
  • Experience preparing and presenting written and oral reports.

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:

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