Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in a career with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  The people and the governing bodies of the State of Louisiana have realized that the time has come to put an emphasis on cleaning up our environment, protecting our environment and making this a healthy place in which to live.  In keeping with this spirit, DEQ is looking for the best and brightest individuals to help us achieve this goal.  For those who are interested, qualified and dedicated to helping make this a better state, we want you!  Below you will find pertinent information regarding career opportunities with the DEQ, qualification requirements and the application process. 

We are always recruiting scientific professionals for the following positions:

Environmental Scientist

Qualifications: A baccalaureate degree with a major in one of the following scientific fields: animal science, biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, atmospheric sciences, soil sciences, physical geography, physics, health sciences, toxicology, environmental sciences, wildlife and fisheries sciences, engineering, nuclear science, agronomy, forestry, health physics, medical physics, or statistics and quantitative methods.

Job Description: Responding and investigating chemical and radiological emergencies, conducting compliance inspections, field sampling, responding to citizen complaints, researching and writing permits, or statistical/data assessment (Dependent upon Office/Division placement).

This position is part of a career progression group and may be filled as an Environmental Scientist 1, 2 or 3.  Job title is dependent upon years of professional environmental experience and/or education.  For more information about this position, click here for the job specifications from Civil Service.

Environmental Chemical Specialist

Qualifications: A baccalaureate degree in chemical or mechanical engineering.

Job Description: Performs detailed engineering review of processes and/or emission control technology, researching and writing complex air permits, or assists in answering questions on environmental matters from the general public, environmental groups and the regulated community (Dependent upon Office/Division placement).

This position is part of a career progression group and may be filled as an Environmental Chemical Specialist 1, 2 or 3. Job title is dependent upon years of professional experience and/or education.  For more information about this position, click here for the job specifications from Civil Service.

Engineer Intern

Qualifications:  Engineer Intern Applicant: Eligibility for a Louisiana Engineer Intern Certificate. Most candidates are eligible for an Engineer Intern Certificate upon completion of an accredited engineering program.  Engineer Intern:  Possession of a current Louisiana Engineer Intern Certificate.  For more information about the Engineer Intern Certificate, visit the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board’s website.

Job Description: Performing complex mathematical modeling for point source waste load allocations, non-point source load allocations, effluent mixing, etc., provide technical assistance with field survey planning, or provide an advanced level of engineering and technical assistance to the various Divisions, in compliance inspections, and in the evaluation of permit applications for facilities which generate, store, transport, treat or dispose of hazardous waste
(Dependent upon Office/Division placement).

For more information about this position, click here for the job specifications from Civil Service.

Applying for a Job

You can now apply online by selecting the job title you are interested in from our list of Job Announcements and clicking on the “Apply” link within the posting.  You will be directed to the Louisiana Civil Service website LA Careers.  If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you may find the Online Employment Application Guide helpful.  Additional information is available to job seekers on the Civil Service website here.

Additional employment information can also be found in our Career Information Packet.

DEQ Human Resources Section
P. O. Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303
phone: (225)219-3850
e-mail:
deqpersonnel@la.gov

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