Salary: $5,399.00 – $7,085.00 Monthly
Location: Douglas County – East Wenatchee, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Department: Parks and Recreation Commission
Job Number: 2022-03824

This recruitment is for one permanent, full-time, Environmental Engineer 2 for Eastern Region Capital Programs located in East Wenatchee, WA. This position will work M-TH 6:30 am to 5pm. This work is typically 80% office and 20% traveling or visiting the work sites, some overnight travel maybe required depending on the park locations.

What we’re looking for 
Our ideal candidate has a passion for environmental engineering and a heart for public service. We are looking for someone who enjoys working and collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team on issues regarding; water, sewer, grading, drainage roads and park camps.
If you are an Engineer-In-Training seeking to expand your scope of work in a steady stable work environment- we encourage you to apply.
Want to join a great organization?
State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and while provides providing memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives, this is a mission like no other state agency.

This position provides professional engineering services to the Agency under the general guidance and direction of Registered Professional Engineers. This position requires the ability to exercise sound professional judgment in making decisions concerning all facets of engineering design, permitting, and construction observation.

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 buildings, retaining walls, 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; and
      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.
    • 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.
  • Two (2) years of civil/environmental engineering experience.
  • Valid unrestricted (except for corrective lenses) driver’s license.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • An Engineer-In-Training Certificate.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All Washington State Parks employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of hire. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you have verified your vaccine status. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the recruitment team at  

Supplemental Information
To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at

You must attach or embed in your application the following:

  • Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.
  • Current Resume.
  • Three professional references.

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**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:  

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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 Brian Patnode at or (509) 885-0397.

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