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Air Quality Compliance Analyst

Analyst 3

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: September 11, 2018 - September 25, 2018
Announcement # 07044005995
Salary Range: 23.36 - 26.81 -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

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

The Air Quality Division is filling a position for an Air Compliance Analyst. This position will act under the direction of the AQ compliance & Enforcement Coordinator. This position will also plan and track U.S. EPA Compliance Monitoring Strategy, support continued program development and improvements, fulfill public records requests, and act as Compliance liaison for U.S. EPA/industry/community partners.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Development and regular tracking of regional inspections and full compliance evaluations
  • Compliance activity tracking, reporting, and trend analysis
  • Monitoring and tracking of compliance program and staff performance with priorities, goals, objectives, etc
  • Work with program and regional office staff to standardize state-wide compliance efforts; such as with inspection reports and compliance reviews
  • Support Air Information Management System's compliance module build
  • Coordinate and conduct compliance inspections, regional complaint response and compliance assistance
  • Provide Title V asbestos customer service
  • Staff training

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.


  • 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):

  • DEQ - AIR INSPECTIONS: (3113): Requires a good knowledge of scientific principles and industrial processes that has been gained through possession of a college degree in the physical sciences, such as physics, chemistry, meteorology environmental science, engineering, or a closely related field; AND at least one (1) year full-time work experience:
    • conducting industrial/commercial air quality source inspections or audits, including determining source compliance with permits, and air quality rules and statutes, and investigating citizen complaints as a major function of my job; OR,
    • developing air quality permits for industrial sources at a governmental regulatory agency; OR,
    • preparing air quality permit applications at a consulting firm.


    Possession of an unrelated degree; OR a combination of education and experience equivalent to a four-year undergraduate degree as described below; AND at least four (4) years of full-time experience as described above.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE EQUIVALENCY: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four (24) credited hours in a subject required for the particular degree, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; and/or
    Each two (2) years of qualifying work experience as described on the announcement may be equivalent to one (1) year of undergraduate education.

Physical requirements:

  • 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 required
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds when working with file boxes
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds over rough terrain
  • Ability to climb ladders, staircases, work on uneven terrain
  • Ability to work in adverse or inclement weather
  • Ability to work in extreme hot or cold temperatures both outside and inside
  • Must be able to wear a respirator
  • Ability to work on elevated instrument platforms, ladders, etc.
  • Occasional travel required
  • May work in the vicinity of loud noise
  • May come into contact with hazardous waste/materials
  • Eyesight needs to be 20/20 (as corrected) to observe field compliance

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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