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Department of Environmental Quality

1410 N Hilton
Boise, ID
83706

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IPDES General Permit Writer

Analyst 3

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: July 12, 2017 - July 26, 2017
Announcement # 07044096492
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 two (2) positions for a General Permit Writer.  These positions will focus on the various general permits to be drafted and issued by DEQ. These general permit writers will generate new general permits, as well as review and approve or deny those applicants who submit Notices of Intent (NOI) to obtain coverage under the appropriate general permit.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Draft IPDES permits and fact sheets for general permits, as required/identified by IPDES Permit Lead
  • Generate responses to Public Comments on proposed general permits
  • Organize and lead public meetings to address public concerns and answer questions on proposed permits
  • Collect historic stream flow data, analyze flow data, and document   model results
  • Review and approve or deny Notice ofintent (NOI) applications submitted by permittee seeking general permit coverage
  • Work with AG's office on permit appeals as they arise
  • Coordinate with wastewater and surface water program staff on general permit issues
  • Provide additional support  for other permit writers as needed
  • Answer questions from regional office staff and external clients
  • Act as a Quality Assurance Officer for project plans

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.

OR

  • 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.

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:

State Employee Benefits
Department of Environmental Quality
Idaho Community Information

 

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

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