Position Number/Title: TRO – P4481 – Stormwater Inspector

Hiring Range: $54,000 – $85,000

Pay Band: 5

Agency: Dept of Environmental Quality

Location: Tidewater Regional Office (Virginia Beach, VA)

Agency Website: www.deq.virginia.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public – G

Job Duties

The Department of Environmental Quality is seeking a qualified applicant to conduct compliance inspections of Erosion and Sediment Control, the Virginia Stormwater Management Construction General Permit, and VWP in accordance with applicable regulations, agency inspection strategies, policies and procedures. Implements informal enforcement actions and makes recommendations for formal enforcement actions. Ensures all plans for nonexempt land-disturbing activities are designed in accordance with agency regulations and sound environmental principles as covered by the General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (Construction General Permit) under the NPDES program of the federal Clean Water Act. Serves as lead and primary point of contact for assigned localities for the implementation of the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) and Erosion and Sediment Control program. Provides regulatory and technical assistance to local, state and federal agencies, the permitted community, and the public. Serves on ad hoc technical, regulatory, and advisory committees.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of erosion control and stormwater principles and practices gained through education and/or work experience; knowledge of federal and state stormwater, ESC and water quality control laws and regulations

Experience in field investigation and writing technical reports to document observations and findings. Knowledge of compliance and enforcement practices;

The ability to work effectively with little direct supervision; the ability to work well with diverse groups of people

The ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing and computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, and database management

Must possess a valid driver’s license in order to operate a state-owned or leased vehicle

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred graduation from an accredited college or university in environmental science, engineering, physical science discipline containing hydraulic or soils principles or in another technical field relating to land development

DEQ certification in ESC and Stormwater is preferred or will be obtained within 12 months of employment in the position.

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.

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.

Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process: In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we encourage 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 Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.
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 will be eligible to receive paid leave 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: Brittany Saleeby

Phone: 804-698-4000

Email: HROCommunications@deq.virginia.gov