What makes this role unique?
In this role, you will independently plan and influence the completion of projects that can take a year or longer. You will have the opportunity to work and communicate with teams consisting of various specialties and communication styles. This position will provide you the opportunity to demonstrate your excellent technical writing skills.
What you’ll do:
- Manage rule making and other program projects
- Draft rule and SIP language
- Facilitate stakeholder meetings
- Consult with Environmental Protection Agency staff in maintaining Washington’s SIP
- Brief senior management and Agency Director/Deputy Director for rule and SIP adoptions
- Represent the Air Quality Program as a policy expert on various committees and work groups
Option 1: A Bachelor’s degree with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related scientific field.
Four years of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, natural resource, or public policy planning, environmental permitting, air quality monitoring, engineering, and/or program development.
Option 2: A Master’s degree or above with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related scientific field.
Two years of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, natural resource, or public policy planning, environmental permitting, air quality monitoring, engineering, and/or program development.
Option 3: One year of experience as an Environmental Planner 2 with the Department of Ecology, provided the candidate has attained at least a Bachelor’s degree.
Ecology seeks diverse applicants: We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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