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Stormwater/Water Quality/Hazmat Environmental Planner, Senior

By May 23, 2023

Idaho Transportation Department


Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation?

At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is currently hiring a Stormwater/Water Quality Practitioner/Hazmat/Environmental Planner (Senior Environmental Planner classification) to provide environmental support and NEPA compliance for transportation projects for our Headquarters located in Boise or our Shoshone and Rigby District Offices. This position will work as a member of a team of environmental and engineering professionals to deliver Federal-aid and State-aid, highway, bridge and other transportation construction projects (linear) in Idaho. This position will focus on completing the environmental processes required to comply with NEPA, deliver, and construct statewide projects. This position requires working in a deadline driven environment, balancing multiple priorities, and engaging in complex problem solving while providing support to operational staff in environmental compliance.

Occasional fieldwork and travel may be required.

Example of Duties:
Expect to function as both a generalist (provide support in multiple environmental resource areas) and as a specialist (provide subject matter expertise in at least one environmental resource area).
Expect to do work related to NEPA including endangered species, fish and wildlife, wetlands, water quality, socioeconomic analysis, hazardous materials, air quality, traffic noise, and permitting.
Expect to work on both projects and program level activities.
Serve as a subject matter expert.
Serve as technical support to the Federal Highway Administration, ITD, or local government staff in environmental resource areas.
As an independent peer reviewer, provide project document quality control, review for sufficiency, technical accuracy and compliance with ITD procedures and state and federal regulatory requirements.
Program level activities may include, but not be limited to: Coordinate with the state agencies, federal agencies, tribal staff and other consulting parties as needed.
Review, recommend, author, implement procedures, policy and guidance.
Review, interpret and recommend comments on proposed rulemaking.
Conduct compliance monitoring.
Develop process improvement and/or streamlining tools.
Develop or support training and/or presentations.
Develop and negotiate interagency agreements.
Implement, track and report performance measures.


Minimum Qualifications:
Considerable knowledge of:Environmental concepts and principles
Environmental planning methods and impacts associated with transportation project location, design, and construction; methods involved in collecting, analyzing, and organizing data
Some knowledge of:Engineering concepts relating to environmental planning
Experience:Making public presentations of technical study findings
Developing plans for mitigation measures
Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications:
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental related field.
Experience in linear transportation projects.
Experience in interpreting and applying stormwater regulations.
Experience in interpreting and applying water quality regulations.
Experience in interpreting and applying hazmat regulations.
Experience in dealing with federal agencies.

Supplemental Information:
To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!

Benefits: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 and increasing with state longevity
Paid Parental Leave
Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
11 paid holidays
Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Account https://ogi.idaho.gov/premium-rates/
Relocation Assistance available to some positions
Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) https://persi.idaho.gov/members/base_plan.cfm
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
The Idaho Department of Transportation 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.

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email ada.coordinator@dhr.idaho.gov.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.



If you have questions, please contact us at:
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Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

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