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Department of Environmental Quality

1410 N Hilton
Boise, ID
83706

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UST/LUST Specialist

Analyst 3

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: July 5, 2018 - July 19, 2018
Announcement # 07044015349
Salary Range: 23.36 - 28.00 -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

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

The Waste and Remediation Division is filling a position for an UST/LUST Specialist. This position will primarily implement underground storage tank (UST) and leaking underground storage tank (LUST) activities for the Twin Falls Regional Office (counties of Camas, Blaine, Lincoln, Gooding, Minidoka, Jerome, Cassia, and Twin Falls) but will also be responsible for assisting the UST and LUST programs statewide.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Conduct inspections and enforcement of UST facilities
  • Oversee UST installations and closures in the Twin Falls Regional Office
  • Train owners and operators on the UST and LUST rules and regulations
  • Provide outreach and technical assistance to regions, service providers, and the public
  • Manage the LUST sites in the Twin Falls Regional Office
  • Maintain the UST Service Provider Directory
  • Ensure statewide LUST information is current in the UST/LUST Database
  • Respond to public records requests

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.

OR

  • 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 - Remediation: (3116): Describe how you have gained considerable knowledge of remediation. Typically gained through possession of a college degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Geophysics, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Soil Science, Chemical, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field; OR education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree; AND two (2) years of work experience in investigating, monitoring and remediating past contamination, evaluating fate and transport of contaminants, applying short-term and long-term control and clean-up technologies; OR, possess an unrelated college degree AND have successfully completed two (2) years of environmental college-level coursework supplemented with four (4) years full-time work experience as outlined above;

    OR

    At least eight (8) years of work experience in investigating, monitoring and remediating past contamination, evaluating fate and transport of contaminants, applying short-term and long-term control and clean-up technologies, and/or interpretation and application of federal and/or state environmental rules and regulations.

    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.

  • DEQ - Inspections Underground Storage Tanks: (5645): Describe how you have gained good knowledge of scientific principals and industrial processes for underground storage tanks. Typically met by the possession of a college degree in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Chemical, Civil or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Education or a closely related field; AND two (2) years of full-time work experience conducting industrial/commercial system inspections, including determining facility compliance with state and/or federal rules and statutes, and conducting and implementing related on-site educational activities as a major function of the job; 

    OR

    Possession of an unrelated degree or a combination of education and experience equivalent to a four year undergraduate degree AND 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. Note: Coursework requirements are based on curriculum from an accredited college or university

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 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
  • 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
  • Ability to lift and remove access lids to inspect UST equipment

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
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Idaho Community Information

 

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