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Environmental Engineer 2

(NW Region Capital) Burlington, WA

Salary: $67,380.00 – $90,624.00 Annually
Location: Skagit County – Other, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Job Number: 2024-06011
Department: Parks and Recreation Commission
Opening Date: 05/22/2024
Closing Date: 06/03/2024 11:55 PM Pacific
Category: Engineering / Environmental Services / Parks and Recreation


Job Title:  Environmental Engineer 2
Location: Burlington, WA
Closes:  This job posting will be open until filled, first review of applications will be 6/3 after that applications will be review weekly. Therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The hiring manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once a selection has been made.  

This recruitment is for one (1) full-time, permanent, Environmental Engineer 2 position for Parks Development located in our business office in Burlington, Washington. Working hours are generally Monday- Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm with the option to telework. This position may require you to travel as needed to accomplish assignments.

The Environmental Engineer 2 represents the agency by preforming professional engineering services. The position requires the ability to exercise sound independent professional judgement in making decisions concerning all facets of engineering design, permitting, and construction as a licensed professional Engineer.
If you’re interested in a dynamic career that allows you to showcase your talents, please apply and become part of our dynamic team.
Want to join a great organization? The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages one of the largest, most diverse–and most beautiful—parks systems in the country. With more than 120,000 acres, the system includes 124 developed parks, including 19 marine parks, 11 historical parks, 35 heritage sites, 13 interpretive centers and approximately 500 miles of long-distance recreation trails. And the agency is staffed with nearly 1000 employees (summers), who are some of the most passionate employees you’ll find anywhere We love what we manage and what we do. For more information on Washington State Parks, click here



This Environmental Engineer 2 provides professional engineering services to the Agency under the general guidance and direction of Registered Professional Engineers. The position requires the ability to work cooperatively in a multi-discipline team environment, providing independent, professional level recommendations concerning all aspects of engineering design, permitting, and construction under the general guidance of a licensed P.E.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provides independent, professional level recommendations concerning all aspects of engineering design, permitting, and construction under the general guidance of a licensed Professional Engineer.
  • As a design environmental engineer working in a close team environment, this position is responsible for the preparation of engineering reports/studies, contract drawings, technical specifications, and contract cost estimates for a wide variety of capital development projects, including:
    • Design of bio-engineered shoreline, channel stabilization systems, buildings, retaining walls, pilings, marine structures, and miscellaneous other park structures.
    • Analysis/design of surface water drainage and treatment features in accordance with various county and state level storm-water regulations and design manuals.
    • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of watersheds and sizing of drainage features.
    • Analysis and design of small and large on-site sewage systems.
    • Analysis and design of sewer systems and pumping stations.
    • Analysis and design of potable water systems, wells, treatment facilities, and reservoirs.
    • Design of roadways, parking lots, and trails.
  • Act as Field Engineer/Project Manager performing construction site inspections, making recommendations and/or design field engineered revisions as required, negotiating change orders, preparing contract payments, preparing contract closeout documentation, and handling first level contract disputes and claims.
  • Lead other engineering aides during individual project designs or during field work assignments, as appropriate.
  • Provide office and field review of consultant deliverables to ensure consistency with original scope and agency needs.
  • Use Auto-CAD computer equipment to prepare and draft complete contract plans and use acquired field survey data to compute and develop project-based maps.
  • Conduct field investigations as required.




  • Bachelor’s degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, or a closely related field.  AND
  • Two (2) years of civil/environmental engineering experience working under the direction of a state licensed professional engineer. AND
  • Valid unrestricted (except for corrective lenses) driver’s license.
  • A technical/ associate degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: Sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, mechanical, structural or related field AND 
  • Five (5) years of environmental engineering experience working under the direction of a state licensed professional engineer. AND
  • Valid unrestricted (except for corrective lenses) driver’s license.
Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
  • An Engineer-In-Training Certificate.
  • Skilled using computer programs such as AutoCAD/ Civil 3D, Excel, engineering software. 
  • Experience using scientific calculator, copiers/plotters, survey instruments including total station, level, etc.
  • Ability to operate vehicles such as van, truck and sport utility vehicles, etc.



Supplemental Information


To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at State Parks Jobs

You must attach or embed in your application the following:
  • Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.
  • Current Resume.
  • A copy of your engineer-in-training (EIT) certificate.
  • Three professional references.
**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**
The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified, and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.
This position is included in the non-supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).  For more information: https://wfse.org/  
This job posting may be used to fill other EE2 vacancies.

Diversity Policy Statement

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces and values the full spectrum of all community members’ contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:

  • Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability.
  • Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences.
  • Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society.
  • Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to all people of this state today and in the future.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strengthens our ability and commitment to serve all citizens.


The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating and sustaining a working environment that includes, welcomes, and respects diverse identities of race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and more. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are invited to apply. 

Persons desiring any accommodations in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hearing impaired may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. 

For information about this position, please contact Derek Gustafson at Derek.Gustafson@parks.wa.gov or (360) 755-2832.

For information about this recruitment or the hiring process, please contact Wendy Vandel at Wendy.vandel@parks.wa.gov or call (360) 902-8688.


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