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Hazardous Waste Data Analyst

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 hazardous waste data analyst in our State Office. This position plays a vital role in implementing the statewide hazardous waste program through program support, comprehensive data coordination, and program performance analysis.

Example of Duties:

  • Act as administrator and point of contact for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Information (RCRAInfo) database, which tracks and reports Idaho hazardous waste handler, inspection, enforcement, permitting, corrective action, financial assurance and geological information to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the public. 
  • Collect, review, and compile state hazardous waste data, and manage databases in accordance with state and federal reporting requirements.
  • Prepare and distribute the annual "Hazardous Waste Management in Idaho" report to the director, the governor's office, the legislature, and the public. 
  • Administer the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System (e-Manifest)
  • Verify hazardous waste sites using online tools
  • Participate in State Review Framework audits.
  • Provide technical assistance to the regulated community, DEQ staff, and other agencies.
  • Respond to public records requests.

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 5637 Hazardous Waste: Considerable knowledge of the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste management implementation and processes typically gained through possession of a college degree in hydrogeology, geology, geophysics, biology, environmental science, chemistry, soil science, engineering (chemical, civil, or environmental), or a closely related field; OR education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree; AND at least two years of full-time work experience in RCRA hazardous waste management, including regulatory analysis and interpretation and hazardous waste characterization, remediation, treatment, storage, and disposal; OR possession of an unrelated college degree; AND successful completion of two years of environmental college-level coursework supplemented with four years full-time work experience as outlined above. Education/Experience Equivalency: Successful completion of 60 semester hours of study, including 24 credited hours in a subject required for the particular degree, is equivalent to 2 years of undergraduate education; AND/OR each two years of qualifying work experience as described on the announcement may be equivalent to one year of undergraduate education. Note: Course work requirements are based on a curriculum from an accredited college or university.
  • DEQ 5705 Data Management: Have 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.
  • DEQ 5707 Operational Support: Have at least two years of experience where I was responsible for performing operational support duties directly related to state or federal public sector activities such as inter/intragovernmental liaison or community affairs; legislative, environmental, or strategic planning; research and analysis; and interpretation and/or implementation of policies and procedures.

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

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