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Non-Classified Opening

Seasonal Smoke Specialist

Non-Classified Classification

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: July 5, 2018 - Open until further notice
Announcement # NONCLS063365
Salary Range: $16.00 Per Hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Lewiston

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

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

The DEQ Regional Office in Lewiston will be hiring a Seasonal Smoke Coordinator's to provide support for the Crop Residue Burning and Smoke Management Program for the Current season.  Duties include burn and no-burn decisions, investigations, database management, and producer education. This position requires a valid driver's license and basic computer skills.  Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with growers, staff, public, and other government agencies.  The preferred candidate should have knowledge of agricultural crop management or biology/ecology, and fire/smoke related behavior.

This is a TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT without benefits. 


  • Participate in daily conference calls (comment on current day’s events)
  • Notify growers of preliminary and final approvals
  • Observe burns in field
  • Document field observations
  • Stay in contact with growers throughout burn day
  • Have authority to shut down burns if conditions deteriorate
  • Assist/support outreach efforts
  • Respond to complaints and questions
  • Investigate apparent violations
  • Assist in the development of enforcement referral packages
  • Assist/support enforcement activities
Minimum Qualifications:

A valid driver's license and proficiency in basic computer applications and tasks are minimum requirements for the position.  See questions #1 and #2 on the exam.


Checklist/Resume. You will receive a score based on your answers. You must receive a minimum rating of 50 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is complete. If you do not Apply Online, you will receive written notification of your exam results.

 How to Apply:

Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application.

When completing or updating your online application information, please select:
  • Department of Environmental Quality under "Agencies,"
  • Seasonal employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Lewiston under "Cities."

When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist.  Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.   Items in the Application checklist include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type.

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Idaho Department of Environmental Quality!

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The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of drivers' 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.

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.