Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Working at DEQ

DEQ employs a broad range of environmental professionals, ranging from analysts to scientists to engineers. DEQ also hires accounting, information technology, education and public outreach, human resources, and other administrative professionals to support core programs.

Current Job Openings

Classified Title:Administrative Assistant 2 
Working Title:Administrative Assistant
Type:Classified, Full-Time
Pay Rate:Pay Grade I: $13.66 - $17.00 per hour
Location:Fiscal Office, State Office, Boise
Open To:All qualified candidates: external candidates, internal promotional candidates, voluntary demotions, or lateral transfers.
Date Posted:Friday, April 17, 2015
Apply By:Friday, April 24, 2015
Announcement Link:https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=01231037895
Contact:Dave Sande at (208) 373-0292


Classified Title:Engineer, Staff 
Working Title:Staff Engineer
Type:Classified, Full-Time
Pay Rate:Pay Grade N: $22.02 - $25.90 per hour
Location:Coeur d’Alene Regional Office
Open To:All qualified candidates: external candidates, internal promotional candidates, voluntary demotions, or lateral transfers.
Date Posted:Friday, April 17, 2015
Apply By:Saturday, May 2, 2015
Announcement Link:https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=03704048195
Contact:Matt Plaisted at (208) 666-4622


Classified Title:Engineer, Technical 1 
Working Title:Senior Engineer
Type:Classified, Full-Time
Pay Rate:Pay Grade N: $24.33 - $29.00 per hour
Location:Coeur d’Alene Regional Office
Open To:All qualified candidates: external candidates, internal promotional candidates, voluntary demotions, or lateral transfers.
Date Posted:Friday, April 17, 2015
Apply By:Saturday, May 2, 2015
Announcement Link:https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=03706090204
Contact:Matt Plaisted at (208) 666-4622


Classified Title:Analyst 3 
Working Title:Drinking Water Protection Specialist
Type:Classified, Part-Time
Pay Rate:Pay Grade M: $22.02 - $24.57 per hour
Location:Coeur d’Alene Regional Office
Open To:All qualified candidates: external candidates, internal promotional candidates, voluntary demotions, or lateral transfers.
Date Posted:Friday, April 17, 2015
Apply By:Saturday, May 9, 2015
Announcement Link:https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=07044004782
Contact:Anna Moody at (208) 769-1422


Classified Title:Analyst 4 
Working Title:Hazardous Waste Regulation and Policy Coordinator
Type:Classified, Full-Time
Pay Rate:Pay Grade N: $24.33 - $28.00 per hour
Location:Waste Management and Remediation Division, State Office, Boise
Open To:All qualified candidates: external candidates, internal promotional candidates, voluntary demotions, or lateral transfers.
Date Posted:Friday, April 10, 2015
Apply By:Friday, April 24, 2015
Announcement Link:https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=07046018144
Contact:Brian Monson at (208) 373-0490


Classified Title:Analyst 3 
Working Title:Drinking Water Analyst
Type:Classified, Full-Time
Pay Rate:Pay Grade M: $22.02 - $22.80 per hour
Location:Lewiston Regional Office
Open To:All qualified candidates: external candidates, internal promotional candidates, voluntary demotions, or lateral transfers.
Date Posted:Friday, April 10, 2015
Apply By:Friday, April 24, 2015
Announcement Link:https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=07044023338
Contact:Mike Camin at (208) 799-4888


Classified Title:Regional Administrator 
Working Title:Regional Administrator
Type:Non-Classified, Full-Time
Pay Rate:Pay Range: $37.00 - $39.00 per hour
Location:Boise Regional Office
Open To:All qualified candidates: external candidates, internal promotional candidates, voluntary demotions, or lateral transfers.
Date Posted:Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Apply By:Friday, April 24, 2015
Announcement Link:https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=NONCLS089348
Contact:Curt Fransen at (208) 373-0240


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.

DEQ Job Descriptions

The DEQ Analyst

DEQ Analysts research, develop, implement, manage, and evaluate programs  designed to protect Idaho’s air, water, and land resources. Positions range from the entry-level Analyst 1 to the statewide program manager Analyst 5 level. The majority of Analyst positions are in the journey-level 3 category.

Depending on level, typical duties may include:

  • gathering and compiling data
  • preparing technical reports and policy papers
  • providing technical assistance on environmental rules and regulations
  • conducting inspections of regulated facilities
  • recommending and monitoring budgets
  • reviewing and authorizing complex permits
Level Pay Grade Salary Range
Analyst 1 J
$14.97 - $27.51
Analyst 2 L
$18.92 - $34.79
Analyst 3 M
$21.39 - $39.33
Analyst 4 N
$23.64 - $43.45
Analyst 5 P
$28.01 - $51.49

The DEQ Scientist

DEQ Scientists apply their knowledge of scientific principles, techniques, and theories to plan, design, and conduct scientific projects. Positions range from the entry-level Scientist 1 to the expert Scientist 5 level.

Depending on level, typical duties may include:

  • researching and analyzing scientific data and preparing reports
  • interpreting test results and comparing with determined standards and limits
  • developing technical scientific management guidelines
  • performing peer review of scientific projects, studies, or applications and making recommendations
  • planning and implementing components of scientific programs.
Level Pay Grade Salary Range
Scientist 1 J

$14.97 - $27.51

Scientist 2 L
$18.92 - $34.79
Scientist 3 M
$21.39 - $39.33
Scientist 4 N
$23.64 - $43.45
Scientist 5 O
$25.62 - $47.09

The DEQ Engineer

Engineers are in great demand at DEQ. Work involves air and water quality, wastewater, public drinking water, and solid waste control systems. The engineer career path progresses from the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) level to the journey-level Staff Engineer. Advanced positions provide a managerial or technical alternative.

Depending on level, typical duties may include:

  • analyzing engineering data, interpreting plans and specs, and making technical decisions
  • analyzing pollutant outputs and preparing environmental permits for complex systems
  • performing field work and inspections to determine compliance with standards and environmental permits
  • providing technical assistance to industry on the application and interpretation of engineering standards
Level Pay Grade Salary Range
Engineer in Training J

$14.97 - $27.51

Engineer, Associate L
$18.92 - $34.79
Staff Engineer M
$21.39 - $39.33
Engineer, Technical 1 N
$23.64 - $43.45
Engineer, Technical 2 O
$25.62 - $47.09
Engineer, Manager 1 O $25.62 - $47.09
Engineer, Manager 2 P $28.01 - $51.49

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Staff Contact

Human Resource Officer
Sharon Haylett
DEQ State Office
Human Resources
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0195
sharon.haylett@deq.idaho.gov

DEQ Resources

Benefits Overview for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Is an Environmental Career in Your Future? 

Plan for an Environmental Career

More Information

DEQ.recruitment@deq.idaho.gov
or (208) 373-0333

Idaho Division of Human Resources
700 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83720
(208) 334-2263
www.dhr.idaho.gov

Related Page

About the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality