Work at DEQ
Join Our Team
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.
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.