http://www.deq.virginia.gov

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

About Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

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.

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.

Please Read Carefully:

The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all Executive Branch employees, including new hires, to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status upon hire, in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Directive #18 (ED #18). Proof of vaccination will be required during new employee orientation, on your first day of work. If for any reason you are not fully vaccinated you will be subject to weekly testing for COVID-19 until you become fully vaccinated or ED #18 expires.

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.

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 Resource 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

Reviews

Office of Information Services Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Richmond, VA
“I learned something new every day. I was asked what I wanted to learn about and then provided with a task to help me learn by doing.”

Environmental Science Technician

May 2019 - August 2019 Richmond, VA
“The people were highly intelligent, courteous, and very helpful”
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