CO – P4546 – Environmental Justice Program Manager
Please see Special Instructions for more details.
|Working Title||CO – P4546 – Environmental Justice Program Manager|
|Role Title||Environmental Manager II – 59034|
|Job Open Date||08/26/2022|
|Job Close Date|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?||No|
|Hiring Range||$66,000 – $121,000|
|Agency||Dept of Environmental Quality (440)|
|Location||Richmond (City) – 760|
|Job Posting Number||1105164|
|Type of Recruitment||General Public – G|
|Does this position have telework options?||Yes|
|Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference||No|
|Job Type||Full-Time (Salaried)|
|Job Type Detail||Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1|
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 the environment of Virginia in order to promote the health and well-being of the Commonwealth’s citizens, residents, and visitors in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 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 seeks a highly qualified, professional, and experienced candidate to lead environmental justice efforts and provide leadership and oversight to the Agency’s environmental justice initiatives. This is a critical position responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all environmental justice activities, ensuring compliance with the Agency’s mission, goals and objectives, state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures; works with all stakeholders to constructively and collaboratively address environmental issues and concerns, and coordinates and facilitates Agency efforts to protect the environment in minority, low-income, tribal and other vulnerable communities by integrating environmental justice in all applicable programs, policies and activities.
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 https://www.deq.virginia.gov
The successful candidate will possess comprehensive knowledge, skills and abilities in the following key competencies:
Knowledge of theories, principles and practices of Environmental Justice; demonstrated knowledge of and experience in administration of federal and state environmental laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act; experience in program management; experience in effective management of change; demonstrated knowledge of principles of air and water pollution control; experience in environmental policy analysis, program assessment and project management; and experience in community engagement. The position requires a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and deal with a wide variety of audiences, including advocacy organizations, community advocates, elected officials, high-level public officials, senior corporate officials, legal counsel and the public.
A law degree is preferred. A combination of education, training, or experience may substitute for a degree.
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.
This position requires compliance with the Code of Virginia’s Conflict of Interests Act and must complete training every two years and submit a financial disclosure form upon hire and every year thereafter.
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
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.
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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
- Not Applicable
- * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
- Not Applicable
- * How did you find this employment opportunity?
- State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
- Agency Website or Bulletin Board
- Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
- Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
- Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
- Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
- VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
- Radio/TV (Please specify below)
- Other (Please specify below)
- * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #4 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.
(Open Ended Question)
- Are you requesting consideration through the Alternative Hiring Process and have you received an approved Certificate of Disability? If yes, please attach your Certificate of Disability to this application under the documents section using the optional document section.
- Cover Letter
- Other Document
- Blue/Yellow Card