Salary: $55,872.00 – $75,120.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Job Number: 2023-WQ4306-05916
Department: Dept. of Ecology
Division: Water Quality
Opening Date: 05/04/2023
Closing Date: Continuous
This position can be located at our Southwest Region Office in Lacey, WA, or at our Vancouver Field Office (VFO) in Vancouver, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.
Are you passionate about protecting Washington State’s waterways and aquatic life from runoff pollution? Interested in working collaboratively with a team of partners to implement water quality improvement projects? Enjoy working outdoors? Ecology’s Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program is focused on identifying and addressing pollution sources
The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington’s waters to support healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures state waters can support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.
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.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, we will review applications on May 16, 2023. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before May 17, 2023. If your application isn’t received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date.
In this position, you will coordinate with local, state, federal, and tribal partners to implement projects for water quality improvement initiatives. This position focuses on identifying and correcting nonpoint source pollutant sources in the Lower Columbia River and Pacific Ocean watersheds through voluntary compliance measures, and enforcement actions, if necessary.
What you will do:
- Administer water laws and policies to correct land use impacts to water quality and shellfish issues by providing technical assistance and completing compliance and enforcement actions in the Lower Columbia and Pacific Ocean watersheds.
- Respond to and investigate complex violations associated with land uses causing impacts to water quality or shellfish growing areas.
- Manage technical projects using assessment tools, including GIS and water quality data, for implementing nonpoint source strategies in priority watersheds.
- Provide scientific recommendations associated with water quality improvement initiatives.
- Develop and foster relationships with key interest groups and organizations.
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.
Education: Involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field.
Experience: In environmental analysis or control or environmental planning.
All experience and education combinations that meet the requirements for this position:
|Possible Combinations||College credit hours or degree||Years of required experience|
|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||3 years of experience|
|Combination 7||A PhD||2 years of experience|
Two years of experience as an Environmental Specialist 3 at the Department of Ecology
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.
- Experience or training with environmental compliance
- Experience in leading a project or team
- GIS experience or certification
- Experience or training with water quality sampling
- Experience working with the agricultural community
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 Sheila Marcoe at: Sheila.Marcoe@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Sheila to inquire about the status of your application. To request the full position description: email firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s in the applicant’s best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.
- A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
- A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
- A list of three professional references.