Hiring Process

The Department of Environmental Protection is a covered agency under the WV Division of Personnel (DOP) and governed by its Administrative Rule.  For an individual to be considered for employment with the DEP, 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.

An exception to the hiring process above is made for all positions in DEP's 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.  For information on Oil and Gas Inspectors, please contact that office at (304) 926-0499 Ext. 1655 for instructions on their hiring process.  Attorney positions are filled on an as-needed basis.  An Application/Resume can be submitted to the Chief of the Office of Legal Services.

Applicants who have never been a WV State employee may establish their names on a competitive register by reviewing the information at:

                                            DEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer