Website Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Solid Waste Program Manager
Open for Recruitment: August 8, 2018 – Open until further notice
Announcement # 07046099266
Salary Range: $25.81 – $33.64 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!
DEQ is committed to protecting human health and preserving the quality of Idaho’s air, land, and water for use and enjoyment today and in the future.
The State Office is recruiting for a Solid Waste Program Manager within the Waste and Remediation Division. This position is responsible for managing the Solid Waste Program statewide and serve as primary state point of contact for the Solid Waste Program Issues. This position will also provide technical assistance to facility owner/operators, consultants, the public, other state/federal agencies with other DEQ programs regarding solid waste.
- Provide interpretation of the Idaho Solid Waste Facilities Act, Solid Waste Management Rules, and the Waste Tire Disposal Act
- Provide technical and programmatic support to DEQ regions and health districts
- Communicate Solid Waste Program policies, regulatory interpretations and technical issues
- Represent DEQ on matters relating to Solid Waste Program, including responding to media or other inquires
- Ensure 3-5 year review inspections for municipal solid waste landfill are conducted
- Develop, finalize and oversee annual solid waste program budget in coordination with DEQ fiscal staff, regional offices, Assessment & Compliance Unit Manager and Waste Management and Remediation Division Administrator
- Work with regions to ensure appropriate review siting and approval of engineering, ground water monitoring plans and other technical plans for solid waste management sites and other solid waste treatment and disposal facilities
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in the physical or biological sciences, political science, business or public administration, engineering, or related natural resources management field OReducation and/or experience equivalent to a typical four (4) year Bachelor’s degree. For example: Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four (24) semester hours in a subject required for the specific discipline, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; and/or experience performing routine duties such as planning, research, regulatory development and/or implementation of components of environmental programs or media for at least two (2) years can substitute for one (1) year of college AND at least six (6) years of professional experience providing management, technical assistance, resource allocation, and policy interpretation to staff, special interest groups and the public.
Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the above fields AND at least four (4) years of professional experience providing technical assistance, allocating resources, managing and/or developing programs; and interpreting policy to staff, special interest groups and the public.
Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):
- Negotiation (3011): Describe your experience negotiating environmental actions and/or coordinating multi-interest committees to produce consensus or dispute resolution within the regulated community. Typically met by two (2) years of full-time work experience negotiating environmental actions or coordinating multi-interest committees to produce consensus or dispute resolution within the regulated community. This experience may be as a technical advisor negotiating environmental plans, legislative issues, rules and regulations.
- DEQ – Solid Waste (5638): Describe how you have gained considerable knowledge of the Resource Conservation Recover Act (RCRA) solid waste (non-hazardous waste) implementation and processes. Typically met by a college degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Geophysics, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Soil Science, Chemical, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field; OR education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree AND two (2) years of full-time work experience in Solid Waste management, including regulatory analysis and interpretation, facility siting and operation, and investigation, monitoring and corrective action at solid waste facilities. OR, a unrelated college degree AND have successfully completed two (2) years of environmental college-level coursework supplemented with four (4) years full-time work experience as outlined above.Education/Experience Equivalency:
Successful completion of sixty (60) semester hours of study, including twenty-four(24) credited hours in a subject required for the particular degree, is equivalent to two (2) years of undergraduate education; and/or each two (2) years of qualifying work experience as described on the announcement may be equivalent to one (1) year of undergraduate education. Note: Coursework requirements are based on curriculum from an accredited college or university.
- Operational Support (5707): Describe your experience performing operational support duties directly related to state or federal public sector activities such as inter/intra governmental liaison or community affairs; legislative, environmental or strategic planning, research and analysis; interpretation and/or implementation of policies and procedures. Typically met by two (2) years of experience performing operational support duties directly related to state or federal public sector activities such as inter/intra governmental liaison or community affairs; legislative, environmental or strategic planning, research and analysis; interpretation and/or implementation of policies and procedures.
- Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
- Ability to reach and bend for filing purpose
- Some periods of heavy reading and typing required
- Ability to lift 30 pounds when working with file boxes
- Some travel may be required
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Ability to climb ladders, staircases, work on uneven terrain
- Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds over rough 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 the vicinity of loud noise
- May be required to travel and stay overnight in remote areas
- May come into contact with hazardous waste/materials
- Eyesight needs to be 20/20 (as corrected) to observe field compliance
Desirable Qualifications (the education and/or experience below is not required but may increase your score):
- Experience in program and/or project management
- Experience in regulation, rule, and/or policy development
- Experience preparing and presenting written and oral reports
Checklist/Narrative. You will receive a score based on your answers. You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is complete.
How to Apply:
Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When completing or updating your online application information, all items in the Application Checklist must be complete or your application may not be referred to the hiring agency. Complete Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type, and select the following:
- Department of Environmental Quality under “Agencies”
- Full-time under “Job Type/Shift”
- Boise under “Cities”
The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of drivers’ 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.
For more information, please contact DEQ.Recruitment@DEQ.idaho.gov