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The Upper Occoquan Service Authority (UOSA), a leader in water reclamation, has an immediate opening for a Regulatory Affairs Coordinator in our Executive Division.
The Regulatory Affairs Coordinator provides in-depth professional research, analysis and evaluation of regulatory activities impacting the wastewater treatment industry and directives of federal, state and local entities. The incumbent monitors UOSA's regulatory programs to insure timely compliance with all regulatory obligations. The Regulatory Affairs Coordinator advises the Mission Support Team of the technical, operational and financial impacts of existing and proposed regulatory rules, regulations, and directives and informs the Executive Director of schedules for rulemaking, issues and initiatives. The Regulatory Affairs Coordinator evaluates impacts and recommends implementation strategies to effectively and efficiently comply with regulatory requirements. The ideal candidate prepares and coordinates UOSA correspondence with regulatory agencies and performs related work as required.
The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that UOSA is aware of and responsive to relevant existing and proposed regulations. Prepares regulatory filings for federal, state, and local programs related to, but not limited to, the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and OSHSA and VOSH. Prepares and coordinates UOSA correspondence with regulatory agencies.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university degree in environmental science, water resources, environmental engineering, or related disciplines and a broad knowledge of environmental regulations. Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, is acceptable.
Broad working knowledge of the natural sciences (chemistry, biology, etc.), environmental and general engineering concepts related to the development, operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment and water reclamation facilities and related activities.
Knowledge of and familiarity with environmental laws, regulations, practices and concept of treatment process operations. Knowledge of and experience with governmental regulatory agencies such as, but not limited to EPA, DEQ, and OHSA and technical regulatory watch associations such as, but not limited to NACWA and VAMWA.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to present complex technical issues in lay terms; and ability to generate letters, reports, briefing presentations, proposed regulatory or legislative language.
Excellent interpersonal skills to include ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with UOSA employees, the regulatory community, various watch organizations, private industry and the public.
Requisite skills to compose letters, formulate complex charts and tables, and compile and analyze databases. The vacancy notice does not imply that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed in the position. Please request a full job description from the HR Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening, physical exam, and background check paid for by UOSA.
In order to be fully considered for the position, all applicants must submit a complete online application along with an updated resume via the UOSA website: http://uosa.org > Careers > Employment Opportunities > Candidate Profile.
Once logged into your profile, click on Find Jobs in the upper left hand corner of the screen, followed by Search for Jobs. Review the vacancy and apply for the position.
Additional Salary Information: Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Deferred Compensation, and VRS Retirement Plan
Internal Number: 1201
About Upper Occoquan Service Authority (UOSA),
In the 1960s, the Occoquan Watershed began its transformation from a largely rural area to a predominately urban/suburban region. This rapid growth resulted in deterioration of water quality in the eleven-billion-gallon Occoquan Reservoir, a principal drinking water supply for Northern Virginia. In 1971, the Virginia Water Control Board, in agreement with the Virginia Department of Health, adopted a bold and innovative policy. The Occoquan Policy mandated the creation of a regional agency, the Upper Occoquan Service Authority (UOSA), to provide state-of-the-art treatment for all wastewater generated in the Occoquan Watershed and an independent organization, the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory (OWML), to continuously monitor the Watershed and provide advice on protective measures for the Reservoir. In 1978, the UOSA Regional Water Reclamation Plant, located on 470 acres in western Fairfax County and serving four jurisdictions (Fairfax County, Prince William County, City of Manassas, and City of Manassas Park), commenced operations and replaced eleven small secondary treatment plants in the region. Since that time, water quality in the Occoquan Reservoir has steadily im...proved and the reliable, high-quality effluent produced by UOSA has increased the safe yield of the Reservoir. Through several expansions, the initial ten million gallons per day (mgd) capacity of UOSA was increased to 32 mgd, and a major expansion to 54 mgd has been completed. After 30 years of highly successful operations, UOSA reclaimed water is an increasingly important component of the drinking water supply strategy for the Washington metropolitan area.