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Watershed Coordinator/TMDL Writer

Analyst 3

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: March 7, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Announcement # 07044086240
Salary Range: $22.02- $23.53 -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Idaho Falls

This position will be located in the Idaho Falls Regional Office. 

DEQ is committed to protecting human health and preserving the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water for use and enjoyment today and in the future.   

This announcement has been extended until March 31, 2017


  • Develop and update Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
  • Provide technical support for TMDL, Implementation Plans, and Watershed Advisory Groups
  • Water quality data collection and analysis
  • Drafting technical documents
  • Complaint investigation
  • Public outreach 


  • 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): 

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.


  • Experience writing technical reports
  • Experience interpreting statistics and studying designs
  • Knowledge of or experience in database management


This position requires extended field work, traversing rough terrain, heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.), and prolonged standing. 


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.


Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. Complete and/or update the Personal and Optional Information sections of the Application Checklist anytime you apply for a position.  For the current position, you must select:

  • Department of Environmental Quality under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job/Type Shift" 
  • Idaho Falls under "Cities"

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The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of drivers' 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.


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.