Environmental Science Specialist – MT DEQ

Job Type(s): Programs / Services
Salary: $43926 – $65499
Deadline: November 15, 2019 12:00 am
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If you have a passion for the environment and expertise in wildlife, a position as an Environmental Science Specialist (Specialist) may be for you!  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. 

The primary focus of the Specialist will be wildlife and the effects related to mining, permitting, and the restoration process.  Responsibilities of the Specialist include determining the necessary habitat conditions; conducting site inspections; evaluating reclamation plans and formulating solutions to deficiencies; determining compliance with mining regulations and permits through investigations; and ensuring appropriate reclamation goals are established and achieved.

Work environments include both office and the field.  Fieldwork involves working in various climatic conditions, traveling long distances with some work below or near the edge of high walls, near heavy equipment, traversing up and down stairs, and walking on steep and rough terrain. 

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 Science, Ecology or related field and 3 years of experience of wildlife experience. 

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: $

 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

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

Posting Date

:  Oct 29, 2019, 8:55:21 AM
:  Nov 15, 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