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The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is a great place to work and our work makes a difference!  At DEQ, there are opportunities for a wide variety of careers from administrative to scientific and nearly everything in between. Whether the position is an accountant, engineer or marine biologist, what we share is a common mission to provide science-based environmental stewardship to all North Carolinians and to make our state a better place for future generations. 

When you work for North Carolina you can count on:

  • A culture that values collaboration, creativity, innovation, diversity, and teamwork.
  • The ability to impact positive change for the citizens of North Carolina.
  • Benefit options that will enhance your quality of life, health, wellness, and future.

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Why Public Service?

We use a merit-based recruitment and selection plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with highly qualified individuals. Benefits of working for the department include:

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Generous leave policies
  • Sound retirement system – one of the best in the country
  • Stable industry sector

As a state Cabinet agency, we are actively involved in many of the Governor's initiatives and priorities. We do this and more – all while providing meaningful, fulfilling public service.

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