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Budget Equity Senior Analyst (Management Analyst 5)

Salary: $72,552.00 – $97,596.00 Annually
Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Job Number: 2024-OEEJ5196-04525
Department: Dept. of Ecology
Division: Office of Equity and Environmental Justice
Opening Date: 04/18/2024
Closing Date: 05/02/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Category: Environmental Services / Planning and Development / Public Health / Natural Resources / Organizational Development / Research / Sciences / Green-Collar/Environmental / Payroll/Benefits Administration
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Note: The top end of the salary range listed above includes a longevity pay step that is unavailable at time of offer. The pay range available at time of offer is $6,046 – $7,932 monthly / $72,552 – $95,184 annually.

Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen


The Office of Equity and Environmental Justice (OEEJ) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Budget Equity Senior Analyst (Management Analyst 5) position. As the Budget Equity Senior Analyst, you will serve as the agency’s technical and strategic expert to develop, coordinate, and assess the agency’s work to meet Ecology’s budget equity priorities and statutory obligations. You will lead the development and implementation of protocols to meet budget equity obligations under the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act, section RCW 70A.02.080 (Download PDF reader).

We are looking for someone with a passion for advancing equity and justice in governance, and who shares our commitment to building an anti-racist and equity-focused institution. Your lived and professional expertise inform your work to support Ecology’s mission to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.



What makes this role unique?

This new position will work closely with Office of Equity & Environmental Justice colleagues to innovate and establish new protocols and practices that incorporate equity strategies into agency budget development and funding decision-making.  

What you will do:

  • Serve as an agency subject matter expert on the HEAL Act, section RCW 70A.02.080 (Download PDF reader), providing guidance to agency programs on implementation of agency budget equity initiatives.
  • Coordinate development of agency strategic planning goals and metrics for budget equity obligations.
  • Guide agency programs on analyzing, tracking, and reporting progress with equitably distributing funding and expenditures to overburdened communities and vulnerable populations.
  • Analyze and track how budget decisions and expenditures affect and benefit vulnerable populations and overburdened communities.
  • Evaluate and create opportunities for overburdened communities and vulnerable populations to meaningfully participate in agency expenditure decision processes.
  • Build and support public understanding about agency practices and progress towards advancing budget equity goals.


Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives(Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth *Click here for more information

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About the Department of Ecology

Protecting Washington State’s environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embraces the value of people. To learn more, check out our Strategic Plan.

Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:

  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
  • An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities. 
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.

Our commitment to DEIR
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) 
are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.

Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.

We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.

LOCATION: This position can be located in any of the following locations (duty station):

Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
Northwest Region Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA.
Central Region Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.
Eastern Region Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA.

Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

Please Note: If the final location of this position is determined to be in our Northwest Region Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA. there will be an additional 5% pay increase due to its location in King County. In this instance the salary range will be $6,348 – $8,539 per month.

Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for up to a 90% tele-work schedule. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and are subject to change.



Required Qualifications:
Years of required experience indicated below are full-time equivalent years. Full-time equivalent experience means that any experience where working hours were less than 40 hours per week will be prorated in order to meet the equivalency of full-time. We would calculate this by looking at the total hours worked per week, divide this by 40, and then multiply by the total number of months worked. Examples of the proration calculations are:

  • 30 hours worked per week for 20 months: (30/40) x 20 months = 15 months full-time equivalent
  • 20 hours worked per week for 12 months: (20/40) x 12 months = 6 months full-time equivalent
Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, education, and volunteer experience. See below for how you may qualify.

A total of nine years of combined experience and/or education as detailed below:

Experience: in business administration, public administration, law, environmental policy, environmental justice, or a closely related field. 

Education: with a major study in business administration, public administration, law, environmental policy, environmental justice, or a closely related field.

Additional requirements: demonstrated experience (any length of time) in at least two of the following areas (could be gained through academic research, work experience, project assignments, or volunteer opportunities):
  • Conducting business or budget analysis and developing budget policy, protocols, and reports.
  • Conducting research, technical analyses, or impact assessments related to equity or environmental justice.
  • Developing or analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations related to equity or environmental justice.
  • Program planning or project management focused on equitable process design and outcomes.

All experience and education combinations that meet the requirements for this position:

Possible Combinations

College credit hours or degree – as listed above.

Years of required experience – as listed above.

Combination 1

No college credit hours or degree.

9 years of experience.

Combination 2

30-59 semester or 45-89 quarter credits.

8 years of experience.

Combination 3

60-89 semester or 90-134 quarter credits (AA degree).

7 years of experience.

Combination 4

90-119 semester or 135-179 quarter credits.

6 years of experience.

Combination 5 

A Bachelor’s Degree.

5 years of experience.

Combination 6 

A Master’s Degree or above.

3 years of experience.

Desired Qualifications:
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.

  • High proficiency in MS Excel for complex data analysis.
  • Familiarity with government budgeting processes and regulations.
  • Collaborative problem solving and participatory budgeting or planning experience.
  • Demonstrated experience using equity assessments and environmental justice analyses.

Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Millie Piazza at Millie.Piazza@ecy.wa.gov Please do not contact Millie to inquire about the status of your application.

To request the full position description: email careers@ecy.wa.gov


Supplemental Information

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.

Need an Accommodation in the application and/or screening process or this job announcement in an alternative format?

  • Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: careers@ecy.wa.gov and we will be happy to assist.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can reach the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up on the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile’s main page.
  • If you are reading this announcement in print format, please enter the following URL to your search engine to apply: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology.   


Please submit all of the following documents. Applications without these documents may be declined.

  • A one-page cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
  • A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the required qualifications of this position.
  • Name and contact information of three professional references.
  • References: Listed references will only be contacted during the final steps of the recruitment process for candidates selected as finalists. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s formal authorization.
  • Salary History: Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.  
For Your Privacy:
When attaching documents to your application (such as Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):

  • Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc. 
  • Do not attach documents that are password-protected, as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. 

Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees:

Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

Application Attestation: 

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed. 

Why Work for Ecology?

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State’s environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and follow, like or visit us on LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.
Collective Bargaining: This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.   

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days. 


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