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The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is part of the Energy and Environment Cabinet. The department is home to several agencies that protect and enhance Kentucky's environment including Air Quality, Waste Management,Water Quality, and Enforcement. The DEP is also home to the Division of Compliance Assistance, which assists businesses with complying with state environmental regulations.

Kentucky's remarkable natural resources have helped shape our economy, culture and history. Nevertheless, these resources also provide us with the responsibility of good stewardship. Kentucky’s residents and businesses must work together to preserve the resource quality and diversity that make Kentucky a great place to live, work and play. 

The DEP has been given the duty to lead this effort to protect and enhance Kentucky’s environment, and we invite you to join us. By working together, we will ensure that Kentucky's environment continues to be one of our greatest treasures.



If you are interested in working at the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection and have a passion for public service, we encourage you to apply for the vacancies found on the Energy & Environment Cabinet Careers blog. You can view additional information about these jobs or apply for any of the job openings listed by clicking the link for each position. Questions regarding a specific position should be directed to the agency contact listed on the position detail page.