Current Job Openings at the Department for Environmental Protection

If you are interested in working at the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection and have a passion for public service, we encourage you to apply for the vacancies

  • 38989BREXECUTIVE STAFF ADVISOR – (Closes 3/05/15)
  • 39106BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST V – (Closes 3/05/15)
  • 39107BRENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MANAGER – (Closes 3/05/15)
  • 39104BRENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER ASSISTANT III – (Closes 3/05/15)
  • 39105BR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER ASSISTANT I – (Closes 3/05/15)
  • 39090BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST III – (Closes 3/05/15)
  • 39129BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST V – (Closes 3/06/15)
  • 39108BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST I – (Closes 3/06/15)
  • 39109BR – GEOLOGIST III – (Closes 3/06/15)
  • 39091BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST I – (Closes 3/06/15)
  • 39161BRENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER ASSISTANT III – (Closes 3/07/15)
  • 39162BRENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER ASSISTANT II – (Closes 3/07/15)
  • 39163BRENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER ASSISTANT I – (Closes 3/07/15)
  • 39164BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST IV – (Closes 3/07/15)
  • 39167BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST IV – (Closes 3/07/15)
  • 39173BRENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER II – (Closes 3/07/15)
  • 39174BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST CONSULTANT – (Closes 3/07/15)
  • 39205BRGEOLOGIST III – (Closes 3/08/15)
  • 39228BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST I – (Closes 3/09/15)
  • 39212BR – ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING BRANCH MANAGER
  • 39175BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST IV – (Closes 3/09/15)
  • 39176BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST IV – (Closes 3/09/15)
  • 39211BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST IV – (Closes 3/09/15)
  • 39250BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST I – (Closes 3/12/15)
  • 39251BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST IV – (Closes 3/12/15)
  • 39293BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST I – (Closes 3/13/15)
  • 39295BRENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST IV – (Closes 3/13/15)

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March 8-14 is Groundwater Awareness Week in Kentucky

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Private drinking wells should be tested each year

The Kentucky Division of Water is reminding private water well owners to regularly test their wells during Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14.  The awareness week emphasizes the importance of groundwater to communities and the actions Kentuckians can take to protect this vital natural resource.

Groundwater is the water from rain or other precipitation that soaks into the ground and moves downward to fill cracks and other openings in soil and rock.  It is an abundant natural resource making up 90 percent of the world’s fresh water. Continue reading

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Mid-February 2015 Weather Conditions and Compliance with KPDES Permit Requirements

Due to power issues and travel limitations there will be some wastewater systems, or other KPDES permitted facilities that will not be in compliance with monitoring and reporting requirements of the KPDES permit.  There will be those systems that do not have power/water to collect their samples and will have missed their required monitoring.  These wastewater treatment facilities need to document on their Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) the situation.   Continue reading

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DRINKING WATER COMPLIANCE MONITORING

Many water utilities are having issues related to the cold weather including water line breaks and power outages. Maintaining routine compliance may be difficult or impossible for some utilities. In regards to Monthly Operating Reports (MOR), if a water system did not treat water or did not have water available in its distribution system on specific dates, make sure the correct information is entered as to the actual number of hours and days of operation. Also, operators should make a notation on the MOR or send a separate letter explaining any situation that is not considered routine. In addition, it is important to check the summary sheets to verify that the information is correct prior to signing and mailing to the Kentucky Division of Water.  Continue reading

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The Marketplace – For Recycling Commodities

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For Recycling Commodities

The most recent issue of The Marketplace is now available
for download

The Marketplace focuses on recycling trends, the “all state agency” e-Scrap contract and recyclable commodities’ pricing for those in the recycling industry, including centers, local governments, processors, brokers and end users. Continue reading

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Eco-Art Contest Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s 2014-15 Eco-Art Contest has been extended due to recent adverse weather conditions. Kentucky high school students are encouraged to submit their nominations by midnight on March 13, 2015.

The contest, which is in its sixth year, provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. The Eco-Art Contest is a facet of environmental education, which is part of DEP’s strategy to protect Kentucky’s environment. Continue reading

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC MEETING & PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to Application No. APE20140001
Agency Interest No. 2121

The Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division of Waste Management, has received a permit application from Louisville Gas & Electric for the Cane Run Station in Jefferson County.

The Division of Waste Management has scheduled a public meeting & public hearing to be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Conway Middle School, located at 6300 Terry Road, Louisville KY. The public meeting, which is an opportunity to exchange information and answer questions concerning the application, will run from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  The public hearing, which is an opportunity for the public to make comments for the record, will begin at 8:00 P.M. Continue reading

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