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CO- P4472 - TMDL Nonpoint Source and Data Coordinator

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II (TMDL Nonpoint Source and Data Coordinator) – P4472
Richmond, Virginia
Minimum Starting Salary: $46,087

The Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Watershed and Local Government Assistance Programs seeks a qualified applicant to support DEQ programs involving nonpoint source (NPS) data management and watershed planning. Specifically, this position supports data management for the statewide NPS program and coordinates NPS implementation activities with a focus in the Piedmont Region. It also provides data management and database expertise in coordinating the tracking and reporting of NPS pollution control measures/best management practices (BMPs) implemented each year. The position performs and coordinates data entry into USEPA databases, including calculating pollution reductions from BMPs installed. It also manages NPS implementation grants to install best management practices by working with grantees and stakeholders, including processing of quarterly progress reports and reimbursement requests from grantees. The position develops NPS implementation plans through a stakeholder-driven process and coordinates stakeholder engagement by working with watershed roundtables, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and other entities. The position also supports watershed modeling and the general development of GIS data layers and databases.

  • Knowledge of state and federal nonpoint source pollution and water quality programs, control practices and funding sources.
  • Knowledge and experience with relational databases, the use of spreadsheets, and modeling and analysis tools (including GIS) relative to sources of nonpoint source pollution.
  • Experience in project management, with a focus on grantee or contractor oversight.
  • Ability to work with a range of partners on implementing a regionally-based approach of delivering funding and technical assistance.
  • Knowledge and experience with outcome-based dialogue, group process and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing across a widely varying audience.
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

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.   

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.