Water Policy Analyst

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Richmond, VA, United States 🇺🇸

Position Information

Working TitleCO – P4554 – Water Policy Analyst
Role TitlePolicy Planning Specialist III – 19133
Job Open Date07/23/2021
Job Close Date08/06/2021
Open Until FilledNo
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?No
Hiring RangeMinimum Starting Salary: $63,219 Negotiable Based on Experience
AgencyDept of Environmental Quality (440)
Agency Websitewww.deq.virginia.gov
LocationRichmond (City) – 760
Position NumberP4554
Job Posting Number1083609
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 Band06
Job DescriptionThe Department of Environmental Quality, Policy Division seeks a highly qualified candidate to assist in the development of the agency’s water policy initiatives and coordinate the agency’s policy efforts and legislative processes related to stormwater and erosion and sediment control and its programs. 
Minimum QualificationsThe successful candidate will possess experience evaluating water laws and regulations and identifying opportunities for improvements and program implementation options, environmental policy analysis, program assessment, and project management; knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations, particularly water laws and regulations. Key competencies include: Ability to learn and organize complex information quicklyBackground working with, and leading, diverse groups in developing policies and evaluating program optionsExperience with environmental policy, legal analysis, and program developmentKnowledge of state and federal environmental laws, particularly Virginia programs dealing with water quality and managementExperience with Virginia’s state legislative and regulatory processDemonstrated effective verbal and written communication skillsAbility to deal effectively with elected officials, senior corporate officials, high-level public officials, advocacy organizations, legal counsel, and the public 
Preferred QualificationsGraduation from a college or university with considerable coursework in public administration, government or environmental science, or related field. Advanced degree in law, public policy, or equivalent experience preferred. Equivalent training/experience 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.
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. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
NameYolanda Powell
Email[email protected]
Address1111 E. 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)
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  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 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. * <div>Do you have experience working with and/or knowledge of federal and/or Virginia environmental laws and regulations, particularly water laws and regulations?&nbsp;</div>
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * <div>If you answered yes to the previous question, please describe experience and/or knowledge.</div>(Open Ended Question)
  7. * <div>Describe your experience developing environmental program<strong> </strong>implementation options in response to changes in laws or regulations and/or identifying opportunities for environmental program improvements. If none, write “none.”</div>(Open Ended Question)
  8. * <div>Describe your experience performing environmental policy analysis and/or environmental program a<strong>s</strong>sessment. If none, write “none.”&nbsp;</div>(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required DocumentsOptional Documents

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