Solid Waste Project Manager, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Cheyenne, WY

Position Title:Solid Waste Project Manager

Organization: Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Location: Cheyenne, WY

Organization Overview: Since 1973, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has served as the state’s regulatory agency charged with protecting, conserving and enhancing Wyoming’s land, air and water for the benefit of current and future generations.

Their scientists and professional staff contribute to the quality of life in Wyoming through a combination of monitoring, permitting, inspection, enforcement, restoration and remediation activities that support responsible stewardship of the state’s natural resources.

Whether you are a homeowner wondering about a project being planned in your neighborhood, an interest group seeking information or a company seeking to establish operations in Wyoming, they are here to answer your questions.

Position Overview: This position implements the Solid Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program. Duties include; review of complex permit applications for compliance with the Solid Waste Rules and in general conformance to standards of industry practices and procedures. This position requires interaction with other state and federal agencies, consultants, engineers, industry, local government officials, civic organizations, and the general public.


  • Project management, including planning, design, implementation, and complete responsibility and management for a specific activity or project.
  • Maintains, primarily District 1, permitting files and database.
  • Provides technical environmental guidance and instruction to agency projects.
  • Responsible for environmental technical writing.
  • Makes independent judgment of compliance through inspections/interpretations of regulations and reports.
  • Prepares detailed technical reviews of permit applications and other submittals to ensure applications are prepared in accordance with state statutes and rules.
  • Reviews environmental monitoring reports and data, making appropriate recommendations with respect to the technical data and reports.
  • Identifies compliance issues with state-wide entities.
  • Analyzes complex environmental data and draws conclusions.
  • Answers technical questions related to policies, procedures, and statutes.
  • Resolves conflicts with existing appropriators.
  • Conducts and evaluates moderately complex modeling of pollutant transport in the environment.
  • Investigates and oversee complaints and projects.
  • Determines accuracy of data collection & computation methods
  • Ability to research records and provide accurate information and technical data to the public.
  • Participates in compliance reviews.
  • Applies and interprets complex rules, regulations, guidelines, or standards.
  • Has ongoing interface with the regulated community at mid to senior management level.
  • Manages multiple complex investigations, remediation, and permitting projects that serve to protect human health and wildlife while preserving natural resources.
  • Represents SHWD in meetings and provides appropriate recommendations for resolving permitting and compliance issues.
  • Successfully resolve conflicts of technical opinions and personalities in order to achieve compliance with the Solid Waste Rules, standards of practice, and the goals and objectives of the Department.
  • Interact with the public, regulated entities, elected officials, and other employees in an effective and professional manner.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of solid waste management systems and processes, including, but not limited to engineered containment systems, corrective action systems, integrated waste management, recycling, and beneficial use.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of site investigation and cleanup.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of applicable state and federal statutes, regulations, policies, and guidance.
  • Work independently within areas of major responsibility


  • Knowledge and ability to read, research, interpret and apply Federal, State, and Local environmental laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge and ability to read, research, interpret and apply state policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of hydrogeologic processes.
  • Knowledge of multiple sciences and engineering disciplines.
  • Training and/or experience in a variety of disciplines such as geology, groundwater, soils, hydrology, organic and inorganic chemistry, biology, toxicology, statistics, and particularly engineering, as these disciplines relate to solid waste management facilities.
  • Demonstrate strong written, electronic, and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of computer software packages that are commonly used by the department (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others).
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements of 29 CFR Part 1910.120.
Bachelor’s (typically in The Sciences)
0-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Natural Resources Specialist
Education & Experience Substitution:
4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Natural Resources Specialist
  • Occasional field work and overnight travel are required.
  • Ability to operate a vehicle in all terrains
  • Must be physically capable of site inspections/investigations that may include driving, hiking, and navigating over rough terrain.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Salary/Pay: $4,345.47 – $5,432.27 Monthly

Application Deadline: Open until Filled

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.