Natural Resources Analyst, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Cheyenne, WY

Position Title: Natural Resources Analyst

Organization: Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Location: Cheyenne, WY

Organization Overview: Since 1973, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has served as the state’s regulatory agency charged with protecting, conserving and enhancing Wyoming’s land, air and water for the benefit of current and future generations.

Their scientists and professional staff contribute to the quality of life in Wyoming through a combination of monitoring, permitting, inspection, enforcement, restoration and remediation activities that support responsible stewardship of the state’s natural resources.

Whether you are a homeowner wondering about a project being planned in your neighborhood, an interest group seeking information or a company seeking to establish operations in Wyoming, they are here to answer your questions.

Position Overview: This position implements and manages sites in the state’s Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action, Voluntary Remediation, Brownfields, and Orphan Site Remediation Programs.


  • Develops, coordinates performs environmental compliance assessment audits/inspects, writes detailed reports, and formulates correspondence regarding technical issues.
  • Makes independent judgment of compliance through inspections/interpretations of regulations & reports.
  • Identifies compliance issues with state-wide entities.
  • From an environmental perspective, may review, analyze, evaluate and interpret technical (biological, chemical, geological, and hydrogeological) land, water, and/or property data.
  • Conducts field inspections and writes detailed inspection reports.
  • Makes recommendations concerning the technical data and reports and enforcement issues.
  • Answers technical questions related to policies, procedures, and statutes.
  • Resolves conflicts between technical opinions and personalities positively and works cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the program’s objectives and requirements.
  • Conducts and evaluates moderately complex modeling of pollutant transport in the environment.
  • Measures, monitors, regulates, and manages resources and resource utilization in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and court decrees.
  • Inspects facilities, structures, and permits for compliance, completes engineering and may complete hydrologic analysis, mediates disputes.
  • Represents the agency in meetings with various State, Federal and private entities.
  • Makes presentations to various interest groups.
  • Conducts complex analysis of problems using data collected through physical measurement, laboratory analysis and results, and field inspection.
  • Mediates mid-level disputes between contractors and consultants.
  • Participates in the decision-making process at the mid-management level.
  • Manages multiple complex projects for corrective action/remediation activities.
  • Analyzes complex environmental data and draws conclusions.
  • Applies professional judgment in interpreting formulas, templates, or standards applied to technical data or information and makes recommendations based on results.


Preference may be given to a candidate with a Bachelor’s Degree with a preference in geology, engineering, environmental, physical, or natural science.
Preference may be given to a candidate with three years of professional work experience in environmental research, evaluation, or protection.


  • Knowledge of and ability to read, research, interpret and apply Federal, State, and Local environmental laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of and ability to read, research, interpret and apply state policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of hydrogeologic processes.
  • Knowledge of multiple sciences and engineering disciplines.
  • Knowledge of team structure/function principles and ability to cooperatively participate in and lead a team.
Bachelor’s (typically in The Sciences)
0-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Natural Resources Specialist
Education & Experience Substitution:
4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Natural Resources Specialist
  • Some overnight travel is required.
  • Must be able to pass and become certified in the 40-hour HAZWOPER training.
  • Must be able to walk moderate distances and over rough terrain.
  • Must be able to deal with all types of weather.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

Salary/Pay: $4,345.47 – $5,432.27 Monthly

Application Deadline: Open until Filled

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.