Environmental Science Specialist – DEQ

Job Type(s): Communications, Programs / Services
Salary: $43926 – $65499
Deadline: October 11, 2019 12:00 am
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We are looking for a customer service oriented Environmental Science Specialist (Specialist) with attention to details.  At the Department of Environmental Quality, we are striving to make our work environment a supportive and fun environment that fosters a work/life balance.

Ensuring the proper disposal of solid waste, the Specialist provides oversight for solid waste management systems and facilities.  Responsibilities include assisting owners and operators of solid waste facilities and septic tanks pumpers with ongoing compliance issues; reviewing and approving system design and operation plans for proposed and existing facilities; corrective action responsibilities such as investigating facilities for human health and ecological risk assessments; and reviewing and monitoring changes to legislation and policies.  Other duties may include coordinating completion of compliance, regulatory, public outreach and presenting at other events.

The Specialist travel extensively throughout Montana especially April through November.  Field work may involve occasionally working long days, and physically demanding tasks such as long hikes in adverse weather conditions and walking on uneven surfaces.

 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 Career site.  In your cover letter, describe how your education, knowledge and skills have prepared you for this position.



Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in biological or physical sciences, engineering, chemistry or a related field and 2 years of experience in environmental protection or waste management.

 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  

Salary: $

 43,926.00  65,499.00  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

:  Sep 30, 2019, 12:00:00 AM 

Closing Date (based on your computer’s timezone)

:  Oct 11, 2019, 11:59:00 PM 

Required Application Materials:  Cover Letter, Resume  
Contact Name:  Kathleen Field    Contact Email:  KAfield@mt.gov    Contact Phone:  406-444-9014