Environmental Health Director

The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water is committed to protecting public health by ensuring that all people in Virginia have access to adequate supply of affordable, safe drinking water.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Office of Drinking Water (ODW), is seeking a Chief Engineer and Engineering Advisor to the State Health Commissioner, through the Chief Deputy Commissioner for Public Health and Preparedness. This position will function as the ODW Director on all matters involving drinking water throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The position is based in the Central (Richmond City) Office. This position directs and manages five field offices. Duties include establishing office policy and procedures, allocating resources and evaluating operations. This position oversees a staff of 115 and a budget of over $35 million in federal, state and special funds. This position is responsible for all engineering activities of ODW to assure mitigation of drinking water problems and coordinates program activities for the purpose of implementing the state’s Public Water Supply Law and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, including the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

Knowledge of drinking water aspects of engineering; program management; experience supervising and managing staff; experience developing, monitoring and managing budgets; experience with the state legislative process and regulatory and legal processes as they relate to safe drinking water; knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to safe drinking water; ability to effectively provide engineering and technical guidance; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally; effective interpersonal skills with groups and individuals of all professional levels and backgrounds. Bachelor of Science in Civil/Sanitary/Environmental Health or relevant engineering degree or equivalent training and experience is required.

Master of Science in Civil/Sanitary/Environmental/Public Health or relevant engineering degree or equivalent training & experience preferred. Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Virginia is preferred.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check. U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check and E-Verify. The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable (VA Code §2.2-3114). Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions.

VDH only accepts on-line applications. Mailed, e-mailed, or faxed copies will not be accepted. A state application must be completed entirely including salary history, education and employment history (applications with “see resume” responses will be considered incomplete) and submitted electronically. Cover letter is required. Resumes are optional and may be submitted as supplemental to the state application, but will NOT be used for initial screening purposes or to replace information required on the state application. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Link to the online application: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/70671.

Contact Information: Kim Allan, Voice: 804/864-7030, Email: kim.allan@vdh.virginia.gov

Position # 03976
Job Position Posting: 1022470 – General Public – Open Until Filled
Hiring Range: $105,794 to $125,000

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