Salary: $4,541.00 – $6,105.00 Monthly
Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Department: Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
Job Number: 2023-EFSEC-004
Closing: Continuous

This is a full-time position. Work schedule is normally Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, must also be willing to work days or hours outside of their approved schedule as required to meet business needs. EFSEC supports hybrid work schedules and remote work locations to better support the needs of our staff.

What you will be doing
You will support the organization’s mission by providing analysis, recommendations and support for development, implementation and maintenance of agency legislation, rules, policies, and projects.  Additionally, you will be tracking and reporting agency performance metrics and serve as the agency contact for Results Washington. You’ll assist management with identifying LEAN process improvements and may lead LEAN improvement events with staff and other appropriate stakeholders.

Who we are
EFSEC was created in 1970 to provide “one stop” siting and permitting for large energy projects. By establishing the Council, the state legislature centralized the evaluation and oversight of large energy facilities within one state agency. The legislature cited the necessity of balancing the need for new energy facilities with the broad interests of the public. As part of the balancing process, the Council must consider protection of environmental quality, the safety of energy facilities, and concern for energy availability. The Council’s responsibilities are listed in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 80.50. These responsibilities include siting large natural gas and oil pipelines, thermal electric power plants that are 350 megawatts or greater and their dedicated transmission lines, new oil refineries or large expansions of existing facilities, and underground natural gas storage fields. Energy facilities of any size that exclusively use alternative energy resources (wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas, wave or tidal action, or biomass energy) can opt-in to the EFSEC review and certification process as with certain electrical transmission lines. EFSEC’s authority does not extend to hydropower plants or thermal electric plants that are less than 350 megawatts. For facilities under its jurisdiction, EFSEC has been delegated authority by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to issue permits under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Federal Clean Air Act. EFSEC also ensures that effective and coordinated nuclear emergency response plans are in place and satisfactorily tested for the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant located on the Hanford Site in central Washington.  

Some of what you will be doing will include:

  • Assists the division director and legislation/policy manager with development, implementation and maintenance of agency legislation, policies and rules by:
    • Researching materials, subjects, and resources.
    • Distilling research into an easily understood narrative discussing impacts and resources.
    • Assisting with implementation as directed, and
    • Monitoring changes to report effectiveness to the agency executive team.
  • Operating at a journey level, assists the legislation/policy manager with completing legislative analysis and fiscal notes either as a team or independently.  
  • Tracks and ensures all agency policies are reviewed every 2 years and agency rules every 3 years.
  • Submits rule filing requests to OFM, ensures assigned divisions have necessary resources for compliance with rule filings process, tracks dates of filings and effective dates of rules with the Code Revisers Office.
  • Ensures impacted division is monitoring changes for effectiveness and any future needed modifications. 
  • Maintains and tracks the agency key business process inventory by division, template, form, report and key outputs.
  • Maintains the agency strategic plan, collects, tracks, and reports metrics from strategic plan goals and objectives on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Assists in the incorporation of environmental justice assessments into EFSEC policies, rulemaking, and legislative priorities. Tracks and measures implementation of environmental justice and develop agency reports. 
  • Develops and maintains agency dashboard showing progress on metrics and reports quarterly to Results Washington.  
  • Works with supervisors and managers to identify and mitigate pain points in a variety of agency processes and procedures. 
  • Ensures all changes are documented at either the division or agency level and metrics are tracked for effectiveness and reported to Results Washington and the agency executive team quarterly.

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, law, public health, health administration, or a related field

  • Three years of experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations.
  • Demonstrable skills and knowledge with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint.
  • Ability to analyze, recommend, implement and monitor a variety of projects and tasks to completion and track/make recommendations for adjustments as necessary.
  • Experience reviewing and developing legislation, rules and policy.

NOTE: Years of relevant work experience may substitute year-for-year for the required education

LEAN greenbelt or blackbelt certification.

Contact Information:
Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. For questions about this recruitment or to request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact Angie Anderson at (360) 407-8446 or email

To Apply
Please provide the following documents in order to be considered; failure to do so may result in you not being considered for the position:

•    A letter of interest, describing how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting;
•    A current resume, detailing experience, and education; and
•    A current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information (attached or available to provide at the time of interview)

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