Environmental Justice Coordinators (2) - Glen Allen and SW Virginia @ Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Environmental Justice Coordinators (2) - Glen Allen and SW Virginia


Job Duties

The Environmental Justice Act of 2020 calls for "the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of every person, regardless of race, color, national origin, income, faith, or disability, regarding the development, implementation, or enforcement of any environmental laws, regulations, and policies." In support of the DEQ's Office of Environmental Justice, the agency is seeking qualified applicants for the Environmental Justice Coordinator position, which will provide active outreach and community engagement in environmental justice and fence-line communities.

The Environmental Justice Coordinator will be responsible for creating meaningful community involvement and engagement in the assigned service areas. The position will collaborate with stakeholders to address environmental health challenges, provide public outreach and community engagement, and serve as a liaison between communities and the Department of Environmental Quality. This position will promote agency messaging through various communications channels including social media networks. The position will also partner with DEQ's Communications Division and Program Managers to produce targeted outreach materials. The person selected for this role will be instrumental in assisting the DEQ Environmental Justice staff in the research of policies and procedures to recommend how to incorporate environmental justice principles into the DEQ decision-making process.

This job posting will serve to fill two(2) positions. One position will cover the Piedmont Region (Glen Allen) and the other position will cover the Southwest (Abingdon), Blue Ridge (Lynchburg and Roanoke), and Valley (Harrisonburg) Regions.

Minimum Qualifications

- Demonstrated ability in preparing and presenting complex information in written and oral form for multiple audiences.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide variety of agency staff (including leadership) and diverse stakeholders on a broad range of environmental topics and issues.
- Demonstrated ability to research, write, and edit materials such as website content, brochures, presentations, and speeches, feature stories, and other printed materials.
- Demonstrated ability and experience creating content for different audiences and in varying formats.
- Experience translating technical language and industry jargon into plain language.
- Experience working with Office Suite and Google products.
- Some knowledge in campaign creation and management and/or project management.
- Self-starter with self-discipline to work offsite
- Good judgement, ability to explain an unpopular position, experience responding to emotions and conflicts
- Customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

- Graduation from an accredited college or university with major studies in the Liberal or Science Arts. Equivalent training/experience may substitute for a degree.
- GIS or GIS-related experience
- Skills in mediation, and training in risk management
- Fluency in another language
- Experience working with sensitive information
- Outreach skills

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Government- State/Provincial

Hiring Range: $50,811 - $86,625


Glen Allen, VA, USA




2023-02-24 00:00