New Job Co - P4554 - Water Policy Analyst In Virginia

CO - P4554 - Water Policy Analyst
CO - P4554 - Water Policy Analyst

CO - P4554 - Water Policy Analyst

Company : Virginia Dept of Environmental Quality
Salary : $63,219 a year
Location : Virginia

Full Description

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, Policy Division seeks a highly qualified candidate to provide legal analysis and research, legislative analysis and tracking, policy analysis and program development, and program assessment to support the agency’s water policy initiatives, policy efforts, and legislative processes, particularly those related to stormwater and erosion and sediment control and its programs.

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:

Policy & Planning Specialist III (Water Analyst), #P4554
Richmond, Virginia
Minimum Starting Salary: $63,219– Negotiable Based on Experience

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess experience with environmental legal, policy, and program analysis, particularly related to water laws, regulations, and programs; knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations, particularly water laws and regulations; and experience with Virginia’s state legislative and regulatory processes. Key competencies include:
  • Ability to learn and organize complex information quickly
  • Background working with, and leading, diverse groups in developing policies and evaluating program options
  • Experience with environmental policy, legal analysis, and program development
  • Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws, particularly Virginia programs dealing with water quality and management
  • Experience with Virginia’s state legislative and regulatory process
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, senior corporate officials, high-level public officials, advocacy organizations, legal counsel, and the public

Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from a college or university with considerable coursework in public administration, government or environmental science, or related field. Advanced degree in law, public policy, or equivalent experience preferred. Equivalent training/experience may substitute for a degree.

Special Requirements
The Commonwealth does not provide sponsorship; 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants
For consideration for this position, candidates MUST apply online at Applicants are encouraged to be specific regarding job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities. Resumes are encouraged but do not substitute submittal of the online application. Applications submitted via postal mail, email, or fax will not be considered. This is a re-advertisement. If you previously applied to this opening, you do not need to resubmit your application for consideration An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Yolanda Powell


1111 E. Main Street, Suite 1400
Richmond, VA 23219