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Salary– $50,256.00 – $65,928.00 Annually

Duties

What makes these roles unique?

In supporting our allowance trading and entity education lead, you will:

  • Help covered entities understand and participate in the allowance market
  • Work with WCI, Inc., which provides the auction platform for Washington’s cap-and-invest program, on allowance market changes 
  • Communicate with programs in other jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) as the unit works to harmonize allowance processes with other programs that use the WCI platform.
  • Perform direct outreach to entities with trading questions, and work with our communications team to develop and deliver trainings on how to participate in the market and place trades.

In supporting our auction lead, you will:

  • Help work with WCI, Inc., which provides the auction platform for Washington’s cap-and-invest program to ensure cap-and-invest entities understand and can participate in allowance auctions
  • Support the budget team in communicating revenue projections
  • Work with participating entities to ensure they comply with cap-and-invest regulations by providing Ecology with accurate, timely, and complete auction-related data 
  • Work with WCI, Inc. on auction design improvements, and with external jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) to harmonize auction processes

Qualifications

This is an In-Training position. The goal class for this position is an Environmental Planner 2 (EP2). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for both the EP1 and EP2 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements at the EP1 level, they will be hired as at the EP1 level and will be placed in an training program to become an EP2 within a specified period of time.  

Required Qualifications:
Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, educational and volunteer experience. See below for how you may qualify.

At the EP 1 Level: (Range 43: $3,370-$4,398 Monthly)
 
Option One:

A Bachelor’s degree with major emphasis in environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; project or program management; Urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, public administration economics, finance, or business; or other subjects or areas applicable to auctions, and/or markets, or closely allied fields.
 
AND
 
Two years of professional experience, which may include some or all of the following: general experience in project management and/or program management; environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; economics, finance, or business; or other areas applicable to auctions, and/or markets; and closely-related fields.

OR

Option Two:

A Master’s degree or above with major emphasis in environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; project or program management; Urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, public administration, economics, finance, or business; or other subjects or areas applicable to auctions, and/or markets, or closely allied fields.

At the EP2 Level: Goal Class (Range 52: $4,188-$5,494 Monthly)

Option One:

A Bachelor’s degree with major emphasis in environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; project or program management; Urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, public administration, economics, finance, or business; or other subjects or areas applicable to auctions, and/or markets, or closely allied fields.
 
AND
 
Three years of professional experience, which may include some or all of the following: general experience in project management and/or program management; environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; economics, finance, or business; or other areas applicable to auctions, and/or markets; and closely-related fields.

Option Two:

A Master’s degree or above with major emphasis in environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; project or program management; Urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, public administration, economics, finance, or business; or other subjects or areas applicable to auctions, and/or markets, or closely allied fields.
 
AND
 
One year of professional experience, which may include some or all of the following: general experience in project management and/or program management; environmental science and/or policy; other areas of science and/or policy; economics, finance, or business; or other areas applicable to auctions, and/or markets; and closely-related fields.

Option Three: 
One year as an Environmental Planner 1 at the Department of Ecology

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: 
A background check will be conducted, which may include criminal record history, fingerprinting, and credit history. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position
 
Desired Qualifications:
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.

  • Project management experience or training
  • Experience working to address climate change in some capacity 
  • An understanding of GHG markets, GHG reduction programs and policies
  • Quantitative skills, course work, degrees, and/or experience that may be relevant to GHG reduction programs and policies. 

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