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Senior Water Quality/Solid Waste Engineer

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring a senior water quality/solid waste engineer for our Boise Regional Office. This position is the lead wastewater engineer and serves as the project officer for state-funded wastewater planning grants and State Revolving Fund loans for construction projects. This position also implements and oversees the Idaho Solid Waste Facilities Act and Solid Waste Management Rules for the Boise region and performs complex engineering analyses and evaluations of drinking water projects.  

Example of Duties:

  • Implements and oversees the Idaho Solid Waste Facilities Act, Waste Tires Disposal Act, and the Solid Waste Management Rules for the Boise Regional Office.
  • Oversees wastewater and drinking water facility planning and plan and specification reviews, contracts, applications, bid documents and awards, construction project oversight, inspections, and approval of change orders and pay requests.
  • Reviews and approves siting applications, designs, alternative liner and cover designs, ground water monitoring, financial assurance demonstrations, and three- and five- year inspections of municipal and non-municipal solid waste projects. Coordinates with counties and health districts on operation and inspection activities.
  • Supports 401 water quality certification staff in performing technical engineering reviews for stream channel activities permitted under the Corps of Engineers 404 Dredge and Fill Permit Program.
  • Review large soil absorption system engineering projects and support nutrient-pathogen study ground water staff and non-domestic wastewater checklists for health districts.

Minimum Qualifications:
Licensure: Licensed in Idaho as a Professional Engineer (PE), or eligibility for comity licensure by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 12;

AND Valid Driver's license.

Experience: coordinating with State and local government operations in one of the specific engineering specialties described below; evaluating engineering projects and making decisions relative to their merit; writing engineering reports and related correspondence; reviewing engineering analysis; making oral presentations to groups relative to the merits of engineering applications.

Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):

  • DEQ 2883 - Water Quality: Experience applying engineering principles in the following aspects of Water Quality Protection: PUBLIC DRINKING WATER (chemical treatment and stabilization of drinking water/groundwater, well design, well construction, and hydrogeology, treatment of surface water for public drinking water supplies;) MUNICIPAL & INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER (physical, biological and chemical treatment of wastewater, facility planning grants, and state revolving fund construction loans;) SOLID WASTE (activities related to solid waste and biosolids management;) SURFACE & GROUNDWATER PROTECTION (permitting, permit certification, storm water and pretreatment, materials and standards, flow analyses, collection and distribution and cross connection control;)DRINKING WATER & WASTEWATER DISINFECTION AND DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS (disinfection of water and wastewater and wastewater by-products.) To meet this specialty you must have a combination of approximately four years of post-licensure experience in at least two of the five areas listed.

Supplemental Information:

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
  • Some periods of heavy reading and typing required
  • 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
  • Field sites may involve working near and with drilling rigs, backhoes, trucks, and other large equipment in rough terrain
  • Occasional travel required
  • May work in vicinity of loud noise
  • Eyesight needs to be 20/20 (as corrected) to observe field compliance

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 protect human health
and the quality of 
Idaho's air, land, and water.

If you have questions, please contact us at:

(208) 373-0333