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 and Grantham, N.H.

Current Job Openings

To search for current employment opportunities, please visit the State of NH Job Opportunities website. 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