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Department of Environmental Quality

1410 N Hilton
Boise, ID


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Financial Specialist

Financial Specialist

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: June 11, 2018 - June 25, 2018
Announcement # 04246042066
Salary Range: $17.78 - $23.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

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


  • Process STARS download and update access databases daily and monthly.
  • Reconcile DEQ financial databases to STARS monthly
  • Perform monthly reconciliations for portions of the loan program, fixed assets, and sweep/suspense accounts.
  • Prepare adjusting journal entries to the GL and budget programs
  • Prepare federal draws for grants
  • Maintain and reconcile federal draw applications
  • Assist in several functions related to the loan program
  • Assist with requests for financial information for state and federal auditors.


  • Good knowledge of accounting principles and practices

EXAMINATION: You will receive a score based on your answers.  You must receive a minimum rating of 42 to pass this examination.  Exam results are available online when the review process is complete.


  • Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2 - 4 hours at a time
  • Ability to reach and bend for filing purposes
  • Some periods of heavy reading and typing
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds when working with files boxes
  • Must have a valid driver's License
  • Occasional travel required

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, 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 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

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

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


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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.