The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring
three environmental technicians for our Pocatello Regional Office.
Technicians will work outdoors as part of a field team and perform
a variety of environmental monitoring activities, including
collecting and recording stream data, evaluating water quality
conditions, and performing stream bank surveys.
Crews will camp at remote locations and hike it to sample sites
for three or more nights per week and are required to furnish their
own camping and cooking equipment. Applicants must be available
June 1st through September.
This position is a temporary, full-time appointment without
Hourly Salary + Per Diem
- Working outdoors
- Monitoring water quality
- Collecting fish and aquatic insects
- Surveying habitat
- Performing stream bank surveys
- May involve working at high altitudes
- May involve working ten (10) days on with four
(4) days off
- Possession of a valid driver's license
- Ability to work during exposure to inclement weather
- Ability to walk over rough terrain while lifting and carrying
objects weighing up to 50 pounds
- Ability to hike in hip boots/waders over rough terrain and
in streams as well as high altitudes
- Available to work June 1st through September
- Transportation to and from field to regional office
- Monitoring equipment and training
- Wilderness First Aid Training
- Hourly salary + field day per diem
DEQ Does Not Provide:
- Transportation between home and regional office
- Camping gear/equipment
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.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national
origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations
to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of
Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and
federal laws and regulations.
To protect human health
and the quality of
Idaho's air, land, and water.
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