Title: CO – P4551 – Stormwater and Erosion & Sediment Control Plan Reviewer

Hiring Range: $50,811 – $85,000

Pay Band:

Agency: Dept of Environmental Quality

Location: Dept of Environmental Quality

Agency Website: www.deq.virginia.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public – G

Job Duties

The Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Permitting, Office of Stormwater Management, is seeking a qualified candidate to review and approve Stormwater Management Plans, review and recommend approval or denial of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans, and review Construction Record Drawings for utility scale solar projects where DEQ is the stormwater management authority. Review and enter data for the processing of Construction General Permit (CGP) registration statements in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and guidance. Work with the regulated community to resolve issues effectively, openly, fairly, and consistently. Provide support to Regional Office staff regarding stormwater or erosion and sediment control technical issues. Provide assistance to the regulated community and citizens of the Commonwealth.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of engineering, urban soil conservation principles, stormwater management, hydrologic and hydraulic engineering principles
Ability to work effectively with little direct supervision; the ability to work well with diverse groups of people; knowledge of compliance and enforcement practices
Knowledge of federal and state stormwater, ESC and water quality control laws and regulations
Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing and computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, and database management
Strong communication skills and the ability to independently determine adequacy of plan proposals in conjunction with regulatory requirements
Preferred Qualifications:

Must possess a valid driver’s license in order to operate a state-owned or leased vehicle
Provisional certification in both SWM and ESC plan review shall be obtained as soon as possible
DEQ full certification as an ESC and SWM plan review must be obtained within 12 months of employment in the position
Graduation from an accredited college or university in engineering, or physical science discipline containing hydraulic or soils’ principles or in another technical field relating to land development. In the absence of an engineering or physical science degree, a degree with course works in site design, soils, hydrology, surveying, and or environmental law
Extensive experience in working with local governments, design engineers, consultants, or land development industry professionals
Special Instructions:

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

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, selected candidates for employment MUST pass a criminal background check. A valid driver’s license is required of all DEQ employees in order to operate a state-owned or leased vehicle.

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.

DEQ 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 recruiting, hiring, and retaining qualified Veterans and their spouses. Veterans who are hired into state positions may be eligible for additional leave accruals based on their total years of service in the military, National Guard or Reserve. For more information please visit: https://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeebenefits

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 Resources Office at 804-698-4000.

Contact Information:

Name: Chantel Vereen

Phone: 804-698-4000

Email: hrocommunications@deq.virginia.gov


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer