Virginia State Government Environmental Engineer Senior - DW - 04555 in Washington, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

This position serves as the District Engineer (DE) and has primary responsibility to ensure safe drinking water to the Counties of Russell, Dickenson, Tazewell and Buchanan. This position is responsible for providing technical assistance to 64 waterworks, serving a population of approximately 89,000 Virginians and is located in the Office of Drinking Water’s Abingdon Field Office (AFO). Critical duties of this position include: (1) conducting inspections and sanitary surveys (comprehensive assessments) of waterworks, (2) interpreting federal and state regulations applicable to waterworks owners and operators, (3) providing guidance to owners and operators to ensure they achieve compliance with health and safety standards, (4) providing assistance to help waterworks return to compliance in cases where they violate standards, (5) performing evaluations of engineering documents associated with the design and construction of new or expanded waterworks to ensure construction will meet appropriate public health standards, (6) training operators in the operation and maintenance of waterworks; and (7) providing information about drinking water quality to the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Considerable engineering working knowledge pertaining to drinking water, i.e., advanced math; physics; water chemistry & microbiology; fluid mechanics; hydraulics & hydrology; geology; design of drinking water facilities; and epidemiology. Demonstrated ability to make sound engineering decisions; write and orally present personal communications and technical reports; to address the public and hold meetings; to apply principles of negotiation; and to supervise people.

Preferred Qualifications

Licensure in Virginia as a Professional Engineer or eligible to obtain Virginia licensure. In addition to being able to manage the critical duties as described above, the preferred candidate will have a civil, sanitary, environmental or chemical engineering educational background. MS is a plus or combination of experience, training and education.

Special Requirements

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Services Child Abuse and Neglect Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference, and E-Verify. Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants needing sponsorship need not apply. A state application must be completed entirely to include: salary history, education and employment history and must be submitted electronically to be considered. Cover letters and resumes accompany but not replace a completed application. No faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will be accepted. Electronic applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

Contact Information

Kathey Wallace


Working Title: Environmental Engineer Senior - DW - 04555

Role Title: Architect/Engineer I - 39051

Job Open Date: 03/20/2017

Job Close Date: 03/31/2017

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: Negotiable to $67,725

Agency: Dept of Health (601)

Agency Website:

Location: Washington - 191

Position Number: 04555

Job Posting Number: 1022529

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

Pay Band: 05