DEP Hiring Information
The Department of Environmental Protection is a covered agency under the WV Division of Personnel (DOP) and governed by the Administrative Rule. Therefore to be considered for employment with the Department of Environmental Protection, applicants must currently be employed in a “covered civil service” position and meet the minimum requirements for the advertised position, test through the Division of Personnel to get established on DOP’s referral listings, or be eligible for reinstatement into a Division of Personnel covered position. Refer to the following link for more information about the Division of Personnel’s processes and procedures. www.state.wv.us/admin/personnel/.
An exception to the hiring process is made for all positions in the Division of Air Quality, attorney positions for the Office of Legal Services, and Environmental Inspector positions for the Office of Oil and Gas. Positions within the Division of Air Quality follow the hiring requirements for the agency; however, testing through the Division of Personnel is not required. To fill positions within the Division of Air Quality, applicants are required to submit a completed “DOP Application for Examination” to the Department of Environmental Protection by the established deadline. You may download the “DOP Application for Examination” from the following link. http://www.state.wv.us/admin/personnel/postings/appdownInt.htm. For information on Oil and Gas inspectors, please click here. For attorney positions, application/resume can be submitted to the Chief of the Office of Legal Services.
To view current job openings within WV State Government click here or follow the steps below:
Step One: www.state.wv.us/admin/personnel/
Step Two: “State Government Jobs"
Step Three: "Promotion/Transfer/Reinstatement Opportunities for
current & former permanent employees"
Step Four: “Show All Postings”
Step Five: Find the posting you are interested in and click on the title
Step Six: Read description of duties and training requirements
Step Seven: Scroll down and click on the appropriate link
If you are not a current civil service employee or eligible for reinstatement, follow the steps below:
Step One: http://www.state.wv.us/admin/personnel/jobs/
Step Two: “All Jobs Available for Application”
Step Three: Find the job classification you have an interest in
Step Four: Click on job title and follow appropriate instructions
on submitting applications electronically
Note: If the job title requires a written examination, you must go to a WV test site within 30 days of submitting your electronic application. If the job title requires a review process, you should receive your test score(s) within two to three weeks.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Department of Environmental Protection does not hire Environmental Inspectors from the Division of Personnel’s referral listings. If you have an interest in the Environmental Inspector title and you are not a “covered civil service” employee or eligible for reinstatement with WV State Government, please refer to the Environmental Inspector-in-Training title at http://www.state.wv.us/admin/personnel/jobs/ (This does not include Environmental Inspectors for the Office of Oil and Gas).
Note: TheDivision of Personnel’s Internal Job Vacancy Postings are usually updated each Monday.
Note: All “DOP Applications for Examination” submitted for current job openings within WV State Government must have a signature and be dated during the posting period.
Note: DEP posting numbers for advertised Department of Environmental Protection positions should be included on submitted applications along with the title.
To apply for a current opening with the Department of Environmental Protection, please submit a completed “Division of Personnel Application for Examination” to the following address: DEP, Office of Administration, Human Resources, 601 57th Street, S.E., Charleston, WV 25304. Should you have any questions, please contact Kim Akers at (304) 926-0499 extension 1557 or Sheri Richardson extension 1559; Fax Number: (304) 926-0483; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Each year the Department of Environmental Protection takes advantage of the Governor’s Internship Program to hire summer students. Should you have an interest in this program, please refer to the Division of Personnel website www.state.wv.us/admin/personnel/ and click on “State Government Jobs” where you will see a link “Governor’s Summer College Internships”. This website usually starts accepting applications in February. You may also call the Division of Personnel at (304) 558-3950 Extension 57263 for more information.