DEQ Environmental Quality Specialist

Deadline: March 29, 2019 12:00 am
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If you have a passion for water quality and love to travel throughout Montana, a position as a Water Quality Specialist (Specialist) may be for you!  At the Department of Environmental Quality, we are striving to make our work environment supportive and a fun environment that fosters a work/life balance.
The Specialist plans water quality projects that report about existing conditions or tracking change of water quality over time.  Project management responsibilities will include planning, oversight, resource tracking and reporting. Other responsibilities may include training field crews, working in databases, producing professional reports, statistical analysis, map making, and public outreach coordination. 
This position requires working in both field and office environments.  Field season runs approximately from mid- June through mid-October.  Field work involves hiking on uneven ground, steep slopes while carrying equipment.  Work may also involve extended periods of time (4-nights per week) camping or in hotels with long days (10+ hour days) lifting and carrying equipment in challenging environments.  The successful candidate will be driving throughout the state and will be required to have a valid driver’s license. Office work will be based out of Helena.
At the Department of Environmental Quality, our ultimate goal is to protect public health and to maintain Montana’s high quality of life for current and future generations.  Come and be a part of Department of Environmental Quality!
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter through the State of Montana Careers site.  In your cover letter, describe how your education, knowledge and skills have prepared you for this position.




Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Geomorphology, or a closely related field and two years of job related experience in water quality monitoring or reporting.
Other combinations of education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Applicant Pool Statement:  If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Training Assignment:  Not Applicable  


:  Environmental Sciences 

Salary: $

 42,501.00  54,621.00  Yearly Benefits Package Eligibility:  Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan  

Number of Openings

:  1 Employee Status:  Regular Schedule:  Full-Time 


:  Day Job 


:  Yes, 25 % of the Time  

Primary Location

:  Helena 

   Agency:  Department of Environmental Quality Union:  Montana Federation of Public Employees Bargaining Unit:  034 – MFPE-DEQ  

Posting Date

:  Mar 1, 2019, 1:00:00 AM 

Closing Date (based on your computer’s timezone)

:  Mar 29, 2019, 11:59:00 PM 

Required Application Materials:  Cover Letter, Resume