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IPDES Compliance & Enforcement Coordinator

Analyst 3

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: July 10, 2017 - July 24, 2017
Announcement # 07044057944
Salary Range: $22.68 - $25.92 -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

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

The Water Quality Division is filling a position for an IPDES Compliance and Enforcement Coordinator.  This position is responsible for coordinating compliance, inspection, and enforcement actions on NPDES and IPDES permits; reporting to the IPDES Compliance, Inspection, and Enforcement Lead the status of compliance, inspections, and enforcement; and coordinating with the Water Quality Division, Wastewater Program on matters concerning wastewater discharges.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Under direction from the IPDES CIE Lead develop guidance, implementation policies, and procedures as they relate to compliance assistance, inspections, and enforcement
  • Prepare enforcement documents and correspondence in coordination with field staff, managers, the attorney general’s office, the CIE Lead, and the IPDES program manager as necessary
  • Maintain working knowledge of the IPDES rules and coordinate with the rules and guidance coordinator as necessary
  • Provide timely updates and status reports regarding compliance monitoring, inspections, and enforcement to the IPDES CIE Lead and IPDES program manager
  • Coordinate compliance assistance outreach with the IPDES CIE Lead, IPDES Permit Lead, and Regional Engineering Managers
  • Review compliance-related reports from IPDES permittees and IPDES inspection reports and informal enforcement correspondence from regional Compliance Officers
  • Assist the agency with commitments to EPA regarding NPDES inspections
  • Track inspections, compliance activities, and enforcement actions for reporting purposes and identify performance measures and trends
  • Act as a Quality Assurance Officer for project plans, as requested

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): 

  • WATER - Clean Water Act (3012): I have approximately two (2) years of fullĀ time work experience interpreting, enforcing or ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act and state environmental rules.
  • Inspections, Water (3085): I have (2) years of full-time work experience conducting industrial/commercial water quality inspections, including determining facility compliance with permits, and water quality rules and statutes, and investigating citizen complaints as a major function of the job.

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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Department of Environmental Quality
Idaho Community Information


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