Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) protects and enhances Virginia's environment, and promotes the health and well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Dec 15, 2018
Full time
Job Description The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Tidewater Regional Office, seeks a qualified candidate to perform the regional components of the 305(b) and 303(d) Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report. Responsibilities include Water Quality Management and Planning, and Water Quality Assessment activities that are technically accurate and, in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and guidance. This position assesses water quality conditions, analyzes data by statistical methods, determines/applies applicable regulatory requirements, and prepares reports for other agency units. Assists with the development of   TMDL   and   TMDL  implementation plans in accordance with the Agency’s point and nonpoint source pollution responsibilities and goals. Builds and maintains effective working relationships with the regulated community, local communities, nongovernmental organizations and other state agencies in the Tidewater Region to communicate, and to receive input on the effects of, long-range agency multimedia initiatives, including watershed planning, non-point source permit programs, policies and procedures. Provides technical assistance to   DEQ   staff, the regulated community and citizens of the Commonwealth. Minimum Qualifications A valid Driver’s license is required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in environmental science, hydrology, or natural resource management or related environmental field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of KSAs. Knowledge of: environmental science; aquatic biology; water resources planning; statistical data analysis & interpretation; point and nonpoint pollution source processes, impacts and corrective actions; local, state and federal water quality programs. Proficient in Geographic Information Systems. Must possess strong personal computer skills and familiarity with software packages such as Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate across a wide varying audience. Preferred Qualifications Current experience in natural resource management or environmental field experience preferred. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com