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Seasonal Smoke Specialist - Twin Falls, ID

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 seasonal smoke specialist for our Twin Falls Regional Office to provide support for the Crop Residue Burning and Smoke Management Program for the current season. Duties include developing burn decisions, leading investigations, managing databases, and conducting grower education. Successful candidates will have knowledge of agricultural crop management, biology and ecology, and fire and smoke-related behavior and the ability to communicate effectively with growers, staff, public, and other government agencies. This position requires a valid driver's license and basic computer skills. 

This is a TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT without benefits. 

Example of Duties:

  • Participate in daily conference calls and comment on current day's events
  • Notify growers of preliminary and final approvals
  • Observe field burns
  • Document field observations
  • Stay in contact with growers throughout a burn day and shut down burns if conditions deteriorate
  • Assist and support outreach efforts
  • Respond to complaints and questions
  • Investigate apparent violations
  • Assist in the development of enforcement referral packages
  • Assist and support enforcement activities

Minimum Qualifications:

A valid driver's license and proficiency in basic computer applications and tasks are minimum requirements for the position. See questions #1 and #2 on the exam. 

Supplemental Information:

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
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Ability to climb ladders, staircases, work on uneven terrain
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 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
  • Ability to work on elevated instrument platforms, ladders, etc.
  • Occasional travel required
  • May work in vicinity of loud noise

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