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NHDES is a service-based organization that relies on scientists, environmentalists and engineers to fulfill its mission.

An employee bends down while measuring a culvertNHDES promises opportunities for meaningful work that benefits your community and the region. Through your work at NHDES, you will help us achieve our mission of helping to “sustain a high quality of life for all citizens by protecting and restoring the environment and public health in New Hampshire.” The work we do is rewarding and a critical public service.

NHDES has employment opportunities within its three primary divisions – Water, Waste Management and Air Resources – as well as its Commissioner’s Office and Administrative Services and Human Resources units. Some examples of typical positions at NHDES: hydrogeologist, biologist, water resource specialist, soil and water conservationist, environmental engineer, civil engineer, geologist, administrative assistant, accountant, business analyst, public information, GIS specialist, lawyer, and computer and information system engineer and technician. Learn more about NHDES.

Work/Life Balance

NHDES provides a very special work environment that provides career advancement, a team based approach, good benefits, minimal travel, and scheduled hours that truly support a work-life balance. Benefits include:  comprehensive health and dental insurance; an Incentive-based Wellness Program; Flexible Spending Healthcare and Childcare Reimbursement Account; an Employee Assistance Program; a Defined Benefit Retirement Plan; a Deferred Compensation Plan; a Paid Income Protection Plan; $50,000 of Life Insurance Pension; generous annual, sick and holiday leave; and other additional voluntary benefits. Many NHDES employees enjoy a predictable work schedule for balancing their work and other commitments. Visit the State of NH Employee Benefits website to learn more about benefits, and the salary scales.

The NHDES main building is located at 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH; regional offices are located in Portsmouth, Gorham and Grantham, NH.

Assistant Commissioner

NHDES touches the lives of thousands of individuals, employees, volunteers and businesses every day. We are currently undertaking a search for candidates for the position of Assistant Commissioner. This position shares accountability with the Commissioner and other members of the Senior Leadership Team for the successful development and execution of the Department’s day-to-day objectives as well as its long-term strategic objectives. The position has wide latitude for the exercise of actions and decisions through planning,  administration and evaluation of policies, programs, services and activities, providing the necessary oversight and leadership so objectives are effectively delivered. Developing and advocating for public policy and regulatory objectives that achieve the Department’s mission of protecting and restoring the State’s environment and public health. The position will remain open until filled, however expression of interest and submission of resume by January 8, 2021, is strongly encouraged. For more information, please read the full job posting.

Current Job Openings

To view the current openings at NHDES, please visit State of NH Job Opportunities, and search by Agency (Environmental Services). Applicants are required to create an online profile and complete an electronic State of New Hampshire Application. Paper applications are no longer being accepted. Contact our HR Department with questions.

Requests for Proposals and Qualifications

Looking for contracts? Find all NHDES requests for qualifications and proposals on the State Department of Administrative Services website. Enter “DES” in the Bid # search field.

Human Resources
HR Coordinator
[email protected]