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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Beach, Virginia, US
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Informatics / GIS
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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II (Remediation Geologist) - P0403

Virginia Beach, VA

Salary Range - $50,811 - $96,448

The Agency: 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 the environment of Virginia in order to promote the health and well-being of the Commonwealth's citizens, residents, and visitors in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 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 Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Tidewater Regional Office, seeks a qualified individual to respond to releases of petroleum from storage tank and spill incidents. Conduct groundwater investigations in response to petroleum releases. Provide technical expertise on groundwater/leaking tank characterization by reviewing technical reports and providing appropriate comments. Complete regional reimbursement processing for leaking tanks. Manage the electronic file-of-record and maintain the agency database for case events. Collaborate with tank compliance and enforcement staff as needed to advance petroleum release investigations and corrective action. Evaluate solid waste facility groundwater monitoring by reviewing technical reports and providing appropriate comments as requested.


Knowledge and skills in hydrogeology, geology, groundwater/leaking tank remediation, chemistry, scientific data evaluation and groundwater modeling.
Knowledge of federal/state/local laws and regulations governing petroleum releases and solid waste.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge and experience in project management, time management and PC database operations.
Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from a college or university with major course work in hydrogeology, geology or environmental science or the equivalent in knowledge, skills and experience.

Why DEQ? 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

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.

Contact: Human Resources Recruit: General Public Application Closing Date: September 30, 2022

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.

Our Commitment: 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 Resources 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.
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