Careers with DEQ

Our Recruitment Statement

Do you have specific skills, experience and/or a degree in a physical, chemical, or biological science, engineering, business administration, finance or accounting? If so, COME GROW YOUR CAREER WITH DEQ.

DEQ strives to recruit the most talented, knowledgeable, and dedicated employees. DEQ also works diligently to retain employees through the following:

  • Career advancement opportunities;
  • Technical, professional and personal development training;
  • Health, dental and life insurance;
  • Flexible work schedules;
  • Minimum of 120 hours paid vacation each year plus paid sick leave each year; and
  • Many more benefits…

Our Recruitment Statement

DEQ works to meet the current and future environmental protection needs of the state of Oklahoma, while actively recruiting career-oriented people to join the DEQ team of qualified professionals. In addition to job tasks, each year DEQ employees participate in volunteer activities such as Science Fest, Adopt-A-Street, recycling at the Woody Guthrie Festival, H2Oklahoma, food drives, Toastmasters, etc.

It is the policy of DEQ to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. It is the goal of DEQ through its employee selection to achieve a work force that reflects DEQ’s commitment to equal opportunity for present and future employees.

DEQ hires employees primarily in classified positions which are subject to the Merit System of Personnel Administration. Under the Merit System, interested persons apply for classified positions through the state Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) and are hired on the basis of a variety of employee selection procedures developed and validated by OMES for state government. Any statement or representation in this web page is not intended to and cannot alter, circumvent or substitute for the OMES hiring process.