Salary: $41,760.00 – $55,872.00 Annually
Location: King County – Multiple Locations, WA
Job Type: Project (limited duration)
Department: Dept. of Ecology
Job Number: 2023-SEANPS-07171
Closing: Continuous

Protecting Washington State’s environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

The Shorelands and Environmental Assistance (SEA) program is hiring Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) Crew Supervisor 1 positions. The WCC consists of three subprograms: the original Corps Program, Veteran Conservation Corps, and Puget Sound Corps.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to work outdoors across Washington State, this job is for you! Our crew supervisors mentor young adults and military veterans as they develop skills in the environmental field. In exchange, our crew supervisors develop their own skills through a variety of certifications that WCC offers to both supervisors and members (e.g. Hazwoper, Pesticide Applicator, and Wilderness First Responder).

If you have strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership abilities, and knowledge of environmental restoration and enhancement, we encourage you to apply for this position.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

The Shorelands and Environmental Assistance (SEA) program helps communities manage shorelands and wetlands. Our primary focus is on state and local responsibilities for administering Washington state and federally-delegated laws. Our mission is to work in partnership with communities to support healthy watersheds and promote statewide environmental interests. The program’s Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) section is looking to fill Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) Crew Supervisor 1 positions located across the State of Washington.

This is a project position that is funded until September 30, 2025.

This posting will be used to fill vacancies in our North Puget Sound region which includes the following counties: King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties and is open continuous. When applying for these positions, you are entering your name into a candidate pool. There may or may not be a vacancy at the time you apply. If interested in being considered for ALL Statewide opportunities, you MUST apply for all 4 job announcements for the WCC Crew Supervisor 1 positions. A position could come open at any time. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.

The applications expire every 90 days. If you want to continue to be considered for the WCC Crew Supervisor positions, you must re-apply every 90 days. Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

This position will supervise a crew of Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) members in the performance of natural resource assignments.

As a supervisor, you may lead the following projects:

1)    Habitat Enhancement: environmental restoration, wetland mitigation, in-stream salmon recovery work, etc.

2)    Recreational Enhancement: Campground upgrades and maintenance, front and back country trail construction and maintenance, boardwalk installation, etc.

3)    Combination: Many WCC crews work on both project types, depending on the season.

As a leading AmeriCorps program with a nationally recognized disaster response program, WCC supervisors may also lead deployments to local and national disasters.

Duties typically include:

  • Reviews, plans and assigns work tasks for corps members in completing conservation projects.
  • Manages the completion of projects. This includes monitoring the use of materials, communicating with project sponsor on progress, and assigning tasks to individual members.
  • Performs evaluations of corps members. Gives clear feedback on past performance and expectations for future performance and career objectives. Documents performance issues and makes recommendations for disciplinary action.
  • Interviews and makes selections of new corps members.
  • Completes and turns in necessary paperwork such as timesheets, travel logs, credit card logs & receipts, safety reports, AmeriCorps forms, hiring and termination forms, evaluations and production reports.
  • Ensures that equipment is being used safely and makes sure all equipment is properly maintained.
  • Drives vehicle and ensures that it is being maintained.
  • Operates small power tools, such as chain saws, weed-eaters, drills, augers, laser transits and others.
  • Operates state owned/leased vehicles, usually four wheel drive pick-up trucks.
  • Uses hand tools, such as shovels, hoes, rakes, hammers and axes.
  • Works on steep inclines for long periods of time.
  • Walks several miles per day in rough terrain.
  • Lifts 60 pounds repetitively for long periods of time.
Working Conditions – this position often requires:
  • Overnight travel to accomplish assignments.
  • Work in excess of 40 hours per week.
  • Working in inclement weather.
  • Rough terrain and wilderness areas.
  • Lifts 60 pounds repetitively for extended periods of time.
  • Consecutive days of work up to eight (8) days in travel status.
  • Deployment to natural disaster areas in an emergency response capacity for up to 30 consecutive days.

As our community responds to the public health emergency, the Department of Ecology’s priority is to keep our staff, candidates and the public safe. We are experiencing some delays as we transition to a virtual recruitment process. Thank you for your patience and we will be in touch as soon as we are able. We encourage you to apply to open postings.  

Required Qualifications
An Associate’s degree in Environmental Science or Studies, Forestry, or closely related field, and one (1) year of experience as a WCC crew member or work that includes emergency response to natural disasters, hazardous spills, firefighting, and/or habitat restoration.
Satisfactory completion of a two-year Forest Technology Vocational Program and one (1) year of WCC field experience.
Three (3) years of experience equivalent to WCC field work, young adult mentorship, or leadership.
Qualifying military experience can substitute, year for year, for field experience.
Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in the supervision and training of employees, natural resource conservation and maintenance work, and the use of a variety of hand and power tools. 
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification. 
  • Pesticide Operators License. 
  • Wild land Firefighter Red Card.
  • ICS 300. 
  • NIMS 700.

Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:

  • Must possess a WA State Driver’s License and provide a driver’s license abstract upon hire.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  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.
  • There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Application Instructions
Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile’s resume text field. Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable. Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including “please see resume” may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit to access the online recruitment system. Click on “Look for Jobs” and select Dept. of Ecology under the “Department” search list. Click “Apply Search.”

Per Governor Inslee’s Directive 22-13.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated effective November 4, 2022. Providing proof of being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment and your vaccine status will be verified prior to starting work. Being fully vaccinated means two weeks after you have received the second dose in a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use, licensed or otherwise authorized or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or listed for emergency use or otherwise approved by the World Health Organization. If you have questions, please contact with “COVID-19 vaccination” in the subject line.

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