Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Manager

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Prince William County, VA, USA 🇺🇸

Position Information

Working TitleNRO – P4506 – Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Manager
Role TitleEnvironmental Manager II – 59034
Job Open Date01/13/2023
Job Close Date01/20/2023
Open Until FilledNo
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?No
Hiring RangeHIRING SALARY RANGE – $73,018 – 110,000
AgencyDept of Environmental Quality (440)
LocationPrince William – 153
Position NumberP4506
Job Posting Number1112498
Type of RecruitmentAgency Employee Only – A
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 Band06
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.THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO DEQ EMPLOYEES ONLY:
What you will be doing: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Northern Regional Office), seeks a qualified professional to manage the NRO Virginia Water Protection Permit (VWP) Program. The successful candidate will be responsible for the team’s consistent implementation of associated laws, regulations, and policies during permitting and compliance activities; hiring, training, and developing new staff and ensuring work is distributed fairly to provide consistent, manageable workloads for staff and to ensure customer service and production expectations are met. The position prepares permits and conducts inspections, as needed, to assure the department meets productivity goals and expectations.
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 QualificationsThe successful candidate will possess the following key competencies:Experience/knowledge of Wetland ScienceKnowledge of local, state & federal water quality laws, regulations, policies & programsExperience in Virginia Water Protection Permit ProgramPersonnel Management and Leadership SkillsProject ManagementPublic CommunicationNegotiation SkillsDemonstrated knowledge of DEQ Leadership & Management Competencies
Preferred QualificationsGraduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in environmental engineering, or other physical science discipline or a combination of education, experience, and training may substitute for a degree.
Special RequirementsThe Commonwealth does not provide sponsorship; 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.This position requires compliance with the Code of Virginia’s Conflict of Interests Act and must complete training every two years and submit a financial disclosure form upon hire and every year thereafter.
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 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.

Contact Information

NameHuman Resources/YP
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)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  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)
  5. * Are you requesting consideration through the Alternate Hiring Process and have you received an approved Certificate of Disability?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you currently employed with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

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




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