Water Withdrawal Compliance Coordinator

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Richmond, VA, USA 🇺🇸

Position Information

Working TitleWATER – P4120 & P0680 – Water Withdrawal Compliance Coordinator
Role TitleEnvironmental Specialist II – 59032
Job Open Date05/06/2022
Job Close Date05/20/2022
Open Until Filled
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?No
Hiring RangeMinimum Starting Salary – $48,391 — Negotiable Based on Experience
AgencyDept of Environmental Quality (440)
Agency Websitewww.deq.virginia.gov
LocationRichmond (City) – 760
Position NumberP4120
Job Posting Number1098659
Type of RecruitmentGeneral Public – G
Does this position have telework options?No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/PreferenceNo
Job TypeFull-Time (Salaried)
Job Type DetailFull-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band05
Job DescriptionThe 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 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, Division of Water Supply, is seeking a qualified candidates to determine compliance with the Commonwealth’s Groundwater and Surface Water Withdrawal Permitting Programs (GWPP & VWP) in accordance with the Groundwater Management Act of 1992, Groundwater Withdrawal Regulations, State Water Control Law, and the surface water withdrawal requirements of the VWP Permit Program Regulations. To complete compliance reviews, track compliance actions, and recommend enforcement actions when necessary of permitted facilities. To enter and analyze water use, water quality, and water level data from permitted facilities in a timely manner. To provide assistance in the development and implementation of the Office of Water Supply’s policies and procedures and provide regulatory recommendations to meet the requirements of the Groundwater and Surface Water Withdrawal Permitting Programs. To provide coordination and technical support to Regional Office staff and permit writers as appropriate.

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: https://www.deq.virginia.gov.
Minimum Qualifications
Qualifications:· Knowledge of scientific principles related to hydrology, aquatic biology, hydrogeology, wetland ecology, groundwater and surface modeling techniques, and environmental science.· Knowledge of state regulations and statutes related to groundwater and surface water withdrawals.· Ability to communicate effectively at a technical level both orally and in writing.· Ability to routinely use standard PC software for word processing and data management.· Experience in the technical and legal requirements of the Clean Water Act.· Valid driver’s license is required.
Preferred Qualifications
· Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in environmental science, engineering or a related science, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for a degree is preferred.
Special RequirementsPlease 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.
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 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
Special Instructions to ApplicantsFor consideration for this position, candidates MUST apply online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Applicants are encouraged to be specific regarding job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities. Resumes are encouraged but do not substitute submittal of the online application. Applications submitted via postal mail, email, or fax will not be considered.

Contact Information

Email[email protected]
Address1111 East Main Street
Suite 1400
Richmond, VA 23219

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
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    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
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  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #4 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.(Open Ended Question)

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Required Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document
  4. Blue/Yellow Card

1 days remaining

Apply by 20 May, 2022