The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring a water quality staff engineer for our Twin Falls Regional Office. This position is responsible for overseeing reuse activities for permitted facilities in the Twin Falls area; including reviewing annual reports, compliance activities, complaint response, and submittals; conducting inspections of reuse facilities and septage farms; and preparing written reports. This position also provides technical assistance to permittees, conducts enforcement activities, and maintains program tracking.
This position is established at the Staff Engineer level and may be underfilled at the Associate level or Engineer-in-Training. Upon successful completion of a training plan and when minimum qualifications for the Staff Engineer level are met, the incumbent will be reclassified to a Staff Engineer and compensated accordingly.
To apply at the Associate or Engineer-in-Training level, please go to the DEQ Water Quality Engineer (Associate) or DEQ Water Quality Engineer (Engineer-in-Training) announcements for Twin Falls.
DEQ works closely and collaboratively with a wide range of public and private partners, including federal and state agencies; the Board of Environmental Quality; city, county, and tribal governments; businesses; community organizations; and Idaho citizens. These partnerships are critical to accomplishing our environmental and human health protection mission. The agency is committed to working in partnership with local communities, businesses, and citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions.
DEQ is committed to protecting human health and the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water.
The Engineer-in-Training and Associate Engineer classifications are used for recruitment and training purposes for the Staff Engineer position. Through various types of on-the-job training, employees hired at the trainee level will learn to carry out the duties of a Staff Engineer. Upon completion of training, including possession of a Professional Engineering license, the employee will be promoted to the Staff Engineer level.
Example of Duties:
Licensure: Licensed in Idaho as a Professional Engineer (PE); or eligible for comity licensure by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 12;
Valid driver's license.
Experience: analyzing, interpreting and applying federal, state and local laws when applying professional engineering principles and practices; writing technical engineering reports; evaluating, selecting and adapting standard engineering plans, specifications and standards in completing projects; coordinating field work and inspecting projects or facilities for compliance with standards.
Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):
DEQ is a state department created by the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act to ensure clean air, water, and land in the state and protect Idaho citizens from the adverse health impacts of pollution.
As a regulatory agency, DEQ enforces various state environmental regulations and administers a number of federal environmental protection laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
The agency is committed to working in partnership with local communities, businesses, and citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions.
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.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.
To protect human health and the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water.
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