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Employment Opportunities

DEQ posts current employment opportunities and accepts applications for classified and hourly positions online through Jobs.Virginia.Gov, the Commonwealth's employment portal.  You may use search tools to sort through job vacancies and apply for positions in your area of interest.  Virginia Jobs allows you to track your progress in the hiring process, see the status of the position for which you have applied, and update your application online. You may also wish to review the summary of employment benefits for Virginia state employees.

If you need individual assistance with the application process or if you have other questions, please view the Employment FAQs below or visit the online employment system tutorial The HR representative indicated on each job announcement will also be happy to help you.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment FAQs

Where do I begin?

To begin the application process, please select a user name and password that you will easily remember. You should write down your user name and password. You will need it to apply for other positions or check the status of your application the next time you visit the site.

How do I create an application?

Go to Jobs.Virginia.Gov and click on the "create application" link on the left hand side of the screen.

What do I do if I forget my password?

At the log-in screen, select the "I forgot my password" link. This will prompt you for your secret question and answer to get your password back. If you cannot remember your secret question and answer, contact agency human resources at the designated phone number.

How can I check the status of my application?

When you log-in to Jobs.Virginia.Gov, on the far right there will be a "status" column. This column will read "application received", "in progress", or "filled". This is the best way you get updated information.

What if I have already created an application?

If you have already created an application with this online employment system, and wish to update your information, just log in with the user name and password that you used when you created your application.

What if I am not ready to fill out the application at this time?

If you do not want to complete the application at this time, please click "CANCEL" at the bottom of the page.

Do I have to fill out an application?

Everyone who applies for a position is required to create an application which includes certain information. Any required information is denoted with an asterisk (*). However, the more information you provide, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your qualifications, skills, and abilities.

What if I want to submit a resume?

You will be able to submit a resume each time you apply for a position. There will be directions that prompt you to attach your resume. Please note that attaching a resume does not substitute for completing the application form.

How do I save my application?

You must click "SAVE AND CONTINUE TO NEXT" or "SAVE AND STAY ON THIS PAGE" to save the information you have entered. If you close your browser prior to clicking "SAVE AND CONTINUE TO NEXT" or "SAVE AND STAY ON THIS PAGE," your application and account will be saved, but you will lose the information on the last page that was not saved.

Can I copy selected information from another electronic document?

Yes, for example, you can copy and paste the information from a Word or WordPerfect document directly into the appropriate fields in the application form.

My document was created on a Mac, what do I need to do?

If you need assistance with converting files from Mac to PC, please review this guide, created by the National Teacher Training Institute.

Can I mail or fax a paper copy of the application form?

DEQ no longer accepts faxed or mailed applications (effective September 1, 2006).

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Environmental Quality
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Richmond, VA 23218
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