Do you desire a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a career position that will make a direct impact on improving the lives of Virginia citizens. At DEQ, our Mission is to protect and enhance Virginia's environment, and promote the health and well-being of all citizens in the Commonwealth. Our Vision is that all Virginians enjoy cleaner water, better air quality, and the productive reuse of land that was once contaminated.
What you will be doing:
The Department of Environmental Quality seeks to fill twelve positions to review Erosion & Sediment Control Plans, Stormwater Management Plans, and Construction Record Drawings. These positions will assist in responding to technical inquiries from the regulated community, the general public, and local government VSMP/VESCP authorities regarding complex situations to ensure the consistent implementation of laws, regulations, guidance, and policy. Some of these positions will also assist in guidance development and evaluate requests from Annual Standard and Specification entities.
Various Locations Including:
Glen Allen, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
DEQ employs a wide range of professionals in varying fields - from engineers and scientists to information technology and communications specialists. All positions work collectively toward one goal: safeguarding Virginia's diverse and abundant natural resources, which benefit agriculture, industry, and commerce, and provide a rich environment for people, plants, and wildlife. If you seek to be a part of this Mission, Vision, and culture, while also enjoying a wide range of state benefits, we encourage you to join today. To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at: https://www.deq.virginia.gov.
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II (Stormwater Plan Reviewer)
Minimum Starting Salary: $48,391 - Negotiable Based on Experience
The successful candidate will possess considerable knowledge of federal/state environmental laws and regulations. Key competencies to include:
· Knowledge of Virginia Stormwater Management Program Regulations
· Knowledge of Virginia Erosion & Sediment Control Regulations
· Knowledge of Engineering Principles for Stormwater Management and Erosion & Sediment Control
· Knowledge, skills, and abilities in Project Management
· Ability to Analyze & Problem Solve
· Knowledge, skills, and abilities in Personal Computer Operations
· Effective Verbal & Written Communication Skills
Degree from an accredited college or university in environmental engineering, natural or environmental science, or related field. A combination of education, experience, and training may substitute for a degree. Certification or the ability to obtain Certification as an Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Plan Reviewer within one year of employment.
Please Read Carefully:
The Commonwealth of Virginia welcomes all applicants authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not provided; therefore, applicants must be a citizen or national of the U.S., a Lawful Permanent Resident, or an alien authorized to work.
Excluding current DEQ Employees, the selected candidate MUST pass a criminal background check.
The Application Process:
Individuals desiring to be considered for this position must submit a completed employment application or you may attach a resume, before the position's closing date. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to be specific regarding job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applications submitted via postal mail, email, or fax will not be considered.
DEQ is an equal opportunity employer by both policy and practice. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive work environment with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is DEQ's intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. DEQ will provide if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. If any assistance is needed, please contact DEQ Human Resource Office at 804-698-4000.
The Commonwealth of Virginia Values Veterans:
DEQ is a proud member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program, authorized under the Code of Virginia (§ 2.2-2001.2). We are committed to hiring and retaining qualified Veterans.