Retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water official Charles A. Job will serve as regulatory affairs manager for the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), effective Jan. 1, 2016. Job will report to Lauren Schapker, NGWA’s director of government affairs.

Job worked with the U.S. EPA for more than 29 years, having served since 2000 as its infrastructure branch chief. He also led work in standards and risk management, underground injection control, regulatory coordination, and information collection. During part of his agency tenure, Job worked in EPA Region V in groundwater protection and water quality standards planning. He also was a charter participant in the recent development of the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network, a multiagency private sector data-sharing project.

NGWA CEO Kevin McCray says the addition of Job will further strengthen the association’s federal government affairs program.

“Chuck Job’s knowledge and abilities will be great assets to NGWA and its members as the association strives for policies good for America and the groundwater professions,” he says. “So much of being heard in Washington involves having sound policy initiatives and then effectively communicating them to the decision-makers. Chuck will help NGWA make that happen.”

In addition to his extensive U.S. EPA experience, Job has also worked in the environmental consulting sector, in state and regional government natural resources and planning agencies, and for major American corporations. He holds master’s degrees in applied economics, emphasizing environmental economics, from the University of Michigan and environmental science from Miami University.

NGWA is a nonprofit that supports responsible development, management and use of water resources. It’s comprised of groundwater professionals ranging from contractors to equipment manufacturers to scientists and engineers. For more information, visit