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CO - P6021 - Regulatory Analyst (3 positions)

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II (Regulatory Analyst) – P6021, P6022, & P6023
Richmond, Virginia
Minimum Starting Salary: $48,391
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’s Division of Water Permitting seeks three qualified candidates to assist with, coordinate, and sometimes lead the development, maintenance, and implementation of policies, regulations, guidance, program manuals and reports for the Division of Water Permitting and other agency programs as needed. These positions will ensure that state environmental programs, plans, and regulations meet the requirements of federal and state statutory and regulatory provisions and program guidance, including any associated policy board directives, by developing programs, plans, regulations and associated support documents so that federal and state statutory and regulatory provisions and guidance are met within the specified time period.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of policy analysis techniques, legislative practices, research and evaluation techniques, and organizational components and services. 
  • Considerable knowledge of environmental programs, permits, laws, regulations. 
  • Demonstrated experience with project management.
  • Demonstrated experience with and personal computer operations (including word processing, spreadsheets and database management).
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and report analyses; to conduct independent research and to analyze, interpret and apply regulations, procedures and legislative proposals and mandates.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing (including giving presentation and managing meetings); to draft legislation, regulations, plans and program documents or other types of professional/technical writing.
  • Ability to serve as liaison to, and work with, diverse groups of people.
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
Qualifications preferred but not required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in policy or law, water resources, environmental planning or natural science, or combination of work experience and education demonstrating an equivalent technical background. 
Please Read Carefully:
The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all Executive Branch employees, including new hires, rehires, or transfers to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status upon hire, in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Directive #18 (ED #18). Disclosure of vaccination status (and for those fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination) will be required during new employee orientation on your first day of work. If you are not vaccinated for any reason, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis.

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, the selected candidate MUST pass a criminal background check.

Recruit: General Public               Application Closing Date: September 24, 2021

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.

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.
The Commonwealth of Virginia 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 hiring and retaining qualified Veterans.