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CO - P4333 - Water Withdrawal Permit Writer

The 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 Planning, seeks five qualified candidates to evaluate permit applications, issue new and historic permits, and assist in the evaluation of compliance for the Office of Water Supply (OWS) Groundwater and Surface Water Withdrawal Permitting Programs (GWPP & VWP). Qualified candidates will be evaluating water withdrawal applications and using this information to evaluate impacts on beneficial uses and to ensure that the withdrawal is sustainable over time. Individuals in these roles, will coordinate this evaluation process with the input of other specified regulatory and advisory agencies and the public. Work is to be completed in a timely manner and be technically and procedurally accurate to ensure the beneficial use of state water comply with state law and regulations. 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.
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:
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II (Water Withdrawal Permit Writer) – P4333
Richmond, Virginia
Salary Range - $51,000 - $85,000
•                     Knowledge of scientific principles related to aquatic biology, hydrogeology, wetland ecology, chemistry, groundwater and surface modeling techniques, and environmental science.
•                     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.
•                     Knowledge of state environmental regulations and state statutes related to groundwater and surface water withdrawals and DEQ permitting programs. 
•                     Experience in developing and writing reports, regulations, guidance manuals, and procedures.
•                     Experience in dealing with public inquiries and communications.
•                     Experience with standard PC software for word processing and data management. 
•                     Preferred - College degree in biological science, hydrogeology, or engineering, environmental sciences or related fields
Please 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