Grants and Loans Analyst

Website Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Salary $51,542.40 – $56,160.00 Annually
Location Boise, ID
Job Type Full Time
Department Department of Environmental Quality
Job Number 4024
Closing10/27/2020 11:59 PM Mountain
Be a part of our mission to protect human health and the quality of Idaho’s air, land, and water!

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring a grants and loans analyst for our State Office. This position is the state lead for the grant and loan database, manages timely invoice processing for nonpoint source projects statewide, and assists in reviewing federally required environmental documents for capital projects.


Example of Duties

  • Serve as the primary state environmental review process (SERP) contact for State Revolving Fund projects assigned from the SERP lead.
  • Coordinate to ensure that stakeholders are fulfilling their SERP-related functions in a timely manner and provide proper documentation.
  • Assist with SERP training for internal and external stakeholders and as a second-level reviewer for the SERP lead on related documents.
  • Provide 319 nonpoint source support and coordinate between DEQ programs.
  • Review and process 319 invoices.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting in the 319 grants reporting and tracking system and participate in annual training with the US Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Participate in required subgrant reviews to ensure federal grant requirements are being met.
  • Oversee and coordinate nonpoint source sponsorships.
  • Serve as the primary contact for the DEQ State Revolving Fund database management system and coordinate with staff to ensure data quality and integrity.
  • Assist with transition to a new database system, including coordinating database review and testing and developing training, guidance documents, and forms.
  • Ensure that guidance, forms, and other documents are developed and maintained for proper data entry and quality assurance.
  • Assist with the development of the State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plans process by revising letter of interest forms and coordinating the ranking process with the State Office and regional offices.
  • Assign other grants to manage and oversee, which requires in-depth review of grant requirements, coordination with stakeholders, development of forms, guidance, and other materials.
  • Oversee reporting and recordkeeping requirements for assigned grants.
  • Assist grants and loans analyst with the clean water infrastructure needs survey by coordinating with DEQ State Office and regional office staff.


Minimum Qualifications
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 OR any combination of education 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 in completing multiple tasks such as policy research, data collection, interpretation, analysis and preparation of reports and written documents for at least two (2) years can substitute for one (1) year of college.


At least four (4) years’ experience managing and implementing, projects or component(s) of programs that are environmental, regulatory, or administrative in nature, where you were required to routinely perform program or project planning; provide technical assistance to staff, special interest groups and the public; and provide policy and/or regulatory interpretation and/or development.


Possession of a master’s degree in any of the above fields AND at least two (2) years’ professional experience managing and implementing, or overseeing projects or component(s) of programs that are environmental in nature, where you were required to routinely perform program or project planning; provide technical assistance to staff, special interest groups and the public; and provide policy and/or regulatory interpretation and/or development.

Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):
  • DEQ 5647 – Environmental Rules and Regulations: Knowledge of environmental rules and regulations gained through successful completion of at least one (1) college level course covering topics related to interpretation and application of federal and/or state environmental rules; OR at least six (6) months experience involving interpretation and application of federal and/or state environmental rules.
  • DEQ 5705 – Data Management: At least one year of experience performing data management activities such as database development and/or maintenance; data collection, analysis, research, and tracking; and developing tables, queries, forms, and reports.


Supplemental Information

  • Flexible work schedule available to some positions for increased work-life balance.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply.
  • Accrue paid vacation every pay period to accumulate approximately 2 weeks the first year, and increasing with state longevity
  • Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Account
  • Relocation Assistance available to some positions
  • Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI)
  • Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans with traditional and Roth options
  • Eligible for Employee Assistance Program – Confidential support, information and resources for all of life’s challenges.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
  • Ability to reach and bend for filing purposes
  • 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 work in extreme hot or cold temperatures both outside and inside
  • May be required to travel and stay overnight in remote areas

About DEQ:

DEQ is a state department created by the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act to ensure clean air, water, and land in the state and protect Idaho citizens from the adverse health impacts of pollution.

As a regulatory agency, DEQ enforces various state environmental regulations and administers a number of federal environmental protection laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

The agency is committed to working in partnership with local communities, businesses, and citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions.

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.
If you have questions, please contact us at:
(208) 373-0333


State of Idaho
304 North 8th Street

Boise, Idaho, 83720

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