Geologist 1

  • West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection
  • 601 57th St. SE. Charleston, WV 25304
  • Apr 04, 2017
Full time Environmental Science/Engineering Hazardous Waste / RCRA Waste Management/Recycling Water Quality Watershed/Stormwater

Job Description

Employee will be assigned to the Division of Water and Waste Management, Solid Waste Permitting Unit.      Under general supervision, performs professional work at the entry level in a state­ wide program.     Will be responsible for processing applications resulting in the issuance of West Virginia solid waste/NPDES permits having a term of five years for new, active and closed industrial solid waste facilities statewide. The review of permit applications containing detailed geological, hydrological, soils and waste characteristic information as well as review for accuracy, completeness, and technical merit to ensure compliance with requirements of the following regulations issued pursuant to chapter 11, 12 and 15 QF the West Virginia Code. Employee will use this knowledge or experience with these complex laws and regulations to review industrial waste facility applications for administrative and technical completeness and to draft complex, environmentally protective permits and modifications for industrial waste management facilities.  Coordinates environmental analysis activity with federal, state or local agencies and recommends modifications or mitigations to reduce or alleviate aspects of the impacts and approaches waste management problems with a solution based multi-media perspective.      Must conduct field reviews of projects proposed, under construction or completed, to assure compliance with approved plans and specifications. Perform other duties as required under West Virginia Code: Solid Waste Management Rule 33 CSR1; requirements governing groundwater standards, groundwater protection regulations, monitoring well regulations, monitoring well design standards, requirements governing water quality standards, and NPDES program. Employee will perform other related duties as required and/or assigned. 

Special requirements:  Must possess the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form and conduct local or state-wide public meetings related to the issuance or modifications of facility permits.


Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with a major in Geology.


Closing 4/13/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

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$27,732.00 - $51,312.00 Annually