Groundwater Withdrawal Permitting Team Leader

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Richmond, VA, USA 🇺🇸

Position Information

Working TitleCO – P0676 – Groundwater Withdrawal Permitting Team Leader
Role TitleEnvironmental Specialist II – 59032
Job Open Date09/15/2022
Job Close Date09/30/2022
Open Until FilledNo
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?No
Hiring RangeSalary Range – $50,811 – 96,448
AgencyDept of Environmental Quality (440)
LocationRichmond (City) – 760
Position NumberP0676
Job Posting Number1106369
Type of RecruitmentGeneral Public – G
Does this position have telework options?Yes
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 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 Department of Environmental Quality’s Water Withdrawal Permitting Program is seeking a qualified candidate to evaluate groundwater withdrawal permit applications, issue new and historic groundwater withdrawal permits, and assist in the evaluation of compliance with Groundwater Withdrawal Statutes and Regulations. Work is to be completed in a timely manner and be technically and procedurally accurate to ensure the beneficial use of water withdrawals and to protect the resources from depletion and degradation. This includes conducting pre-application meetings, explanation of regulatory requirements associated with water withdrawals, working with permittees to resolve permit processing and monitoring issues while promoting fair and consistent application of guidance, policy and the regulations. The Groundwater Team Leader will ensure all programmatic timelines and deadlines are met and strategic goals achieved. The Groundwater Team Leader will also provide timely assistance to all other Water Withdrawal Permitting Program initiatives as directed.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
Minimum Qualifications· Knowledge of scientific principles related to aquatic biology, hydrogeology, wetland ecology, chemistry, groundwater and surface modeling techniques, and environmental science.· Knowledge of state environmental regulations and state statutes related to groundwater and surface water withdrawals and DEQ permitting programs.· 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 developing and writing reports, regulations, guidance manuals, and procedures.· Experience with computers and data handling.· Valid Driver’s License
Preferred QualificationsPreferred – College degree in environmental science or engineering, biological sciences or related fields.Preferred – Experience in the technical and legal requirements of Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act and the Ground Water Management Act of 1992 and the water supply planning process.Preferred – Experience in dealing with public inquiries.
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.
Special Instructions to ApplicantsThe 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.

Contact Information

NameHuman Resources
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?
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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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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
  4. Other Document
  5. Blue/Yellow Card




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