Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

About Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Working at DEQ
Are you solutions-oriented? Do you value teamwork? Are you passionate about protecting human health and the environment? Come join the DEQ team!

We employ a variety of environmental professionals, including analysts, engineers, scientists, financial experts, communicators, human resource professionals, and administrators, and offer excellent benefits and growth opportunities.

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.

DEQ is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors in its program or activities. Veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations may be given preference.

BURP Crew water quality monitoring
Agency Values
Integrity – We are honest, fair, and transparent. We take responsibility for our actions and respect others.

Service – We strive to deliver the best customer service for the public and each other.

Teamwork – We work collaboratively to solve complex problems.

Results – We value outcomes over process. We strive to make a positive impact.

DEQ provides internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in environmental engineering, water and air quality, environmental policy, and communications and outreach. For more information contact our Human Resource Specialist.


environmental field technician

June 2019 - September 2019 Idaho Falls, ID
“I loved traveling, camping, and gaining fieldwork experience doing stream habitat surveys. ”
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