Water Supply Planning and Analysis Team Leader

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Richmond, VA, US

At the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, we value our employees who dedicate themselves in protecting Virginia’s natural resources.  Be a part of a dynamic team where you can make a difference while enjoying all of the benefits of working in state government:  competitive salary for working a 40 hour week, comprehensive insurance, 12 paid holidays, vacation/personal/sick time/parental leave, membership in the Virginia state retirement system, flex schedules, tuition reimbursement, telecommuting, performance based recognition, access to an extensive professional training program, many opportunities for advancement, and much more.  So if you enjoy working on a variety of projects with high-quality colleagues in a fostering environment, apply today!

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II (Water Supply Planning and Analysis Team Leader) – P4305

Richmond, Virginia

Minimum Starting Salary: $46,087

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Water Supply, is looking for a highly qualified individual to join our data driven water resources planning team. This individual plays a key role with program staff and stakeholders in integrating scientific principles, data, models, and analyses to support the achievement of strategic water resource and supply planning objectives. This individual has a prominent role in the development of the Annual Status Report on Virginia’s Water Resources and the 2020 State Water Resources Plan. This individual serves as a technical advisor and mentor by supervising employees on the cumulative impacts to beneficial uses of current water development projects and local water supply plans projects. Working with stakeholders and staff, this individual resolves issues by coordinating and providing technical oversight and planning expertise. This individual also maintains the Water Supply Planning and Water Withdrawal Reporting regulations, guidance, and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance; provides personnel coordination, program evaluation, planning, and technical training and support; and coordinates with Division programs, Electronic Content Management initiatives, CEDS and web content.


  • Knowledge of local government planning, environmental planning principles, or water supply development practices, gained through education and/or work experience. 
  • Knowledge of hydrologic modeling, data management, and large-scale data analysis.
  • Experience in strategic planning, program evaluation, and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, supervise, and develop staff.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and evaluate complex environmental issues, apply regulations, and make decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to address the public, hold meetings, and training sessions.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and properly apply complex policies, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and evaluate planning documents, engineering analyses, and related public policy.
  • Computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheets, modeling concepts, and database management.
  • Must be sensitive to public attitudes and concerns while effectively carrying out the agency mission.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban and regional planning, water resources or civil engineering, environmental planning or natural science or an equivalent combination of training and experience demonstrating a technical background is preferred.

The 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.   

Recruit:  General Public           

Application Closing Date: January 31, 2020

For consideration for this position, candidates MUST apply online at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov. 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.