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Non-Classified Opening

Beneficial Use Reconnaissance Program (BURP) Environmental Technician

Non-Classified Classification

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: February 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018
Announcement # NONCLS048053
Salary Range: $11.00 per hour + Per Diem

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

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

Three (3) positions in Pocatello
Hourly Salary + Per Diem

These positions are temporary, full-time appointments without benefits.

  When applying, check "Temporary Employment" under Job/Type Shift. 

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring three (3) Environmental Technicians to monitor and evaluate water quality conditions in Idaho's streams.  Crews are based out of Pocatello and camp in remote locations three or more nights per week.  Crews are required to furnish their own camping and cooking equipment.  Applicants must be available mid-June through August, with some positions working through September.  The ideal candidate will  have experience working outdoors, on a field crew or team, performing environmental monitoring, be detail oriented in collecting and recording data, capable of hiking and camping, with knowledge of outdoor survival skills.
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  • Working outdoors
  • Monitoring water quality
  • Collecting fish and aquatic insects
  • Electrofishing
  • Surveying Habitat
  • Performing stream bank surveys
  • May involve working at high altitudes
  • May involve working ten (10) days on with four (4) days off

Minimum Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid driver's license
  • Ability to work during exposure to inclement weather
  • Ability to walk over rough terrain while lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to hike in hip boots/waders over rough terrain and in streams
  • Available to work mid-June through August

DEQ Provides:

  • Transportation to and from field to regional office location
  • Monitoring equipment and training
  • Wilderness and first aid training
  • Hourly salary + field day per diem

DEQ Does Not Provide:

  • Transportation between home and regional office location
  • Housing 
  • Camping gear/equipment

TO APPLY:  Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Questionnaire for this position.  Your application MUST indicate the following selections:

  • Department of Environmental Quality under "Agencies"
  • Temporary employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Pocatello under "Cities" 
  • To learn more about DEQ, or about Idaho in general, click on the links below:

    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.

    Thank you for your interest in employment with the
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality!

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