Salary: $4,324.00 – $5,813.00 Monthly
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Job Number: 2023-06136
Department: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Opening Date: 05/04/2023
Closing Date: 6/1/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
The Capital and Asset Management Program (CAMP) mission is to serve the Department by delivering technical and professional engineering, construction, and maintenance to sustain facilities, infrastructure, and ecosystems under the Department’s care. Performance of the job duties and responsibilities result in assisting the customer programs in their efforts to accomplish Department goals. This position aides in construction activities within the Program and ensures the permitting, wetland components, and compliance of construction projects funded by the Capital Budget and other funding sources, supporting WDFW activities statewide in all counties based on budget allocations. Environmental permitting and wetland services are vital processes for implementing capital projects and projects cannot move forward without these services.
With that in mind,
Picture yourself, assisting in the preparation of documents necessary to obtain needed permits to support WDFW construction activities statewide.
This is an opportunity to assist in assuring compliance with environmental permits and wetland investigations necessary for agency construction projects.
In this dynamic role, perform wetland delineations, water quality sampling including pH, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen, or other site samples.
You are excited to attend meetings and trainings and serve as an advocate for WDFW projects.
We are seeking a candidate, with effective communication skills as well as adaptability and flexibility.
Our Wetland Environmental Planner will,
- Assist with planning and fieldwork for wetland delineations throughout the state.
- Perform field and office work associated with wetland delineations. Review research, analyze and record data, and write wetland delineation reports.
- Utilize GIS for data reporting.
- Complete data forms and wetland rating forms during and after field activities.
- Prepare and submit wetland delineation reports to assist with the preparation of permit application packages.
- Perform seining, sampling, and removal of aquatic species from active construction areas. This includes cataloging and maintaining accurate records.
- Coordinate with environmental planners to determine site constraints, county requirements, and wetland delineation and mitigation requirements for new projects.
- Maintain knowledge of current environmental regulations.
- Work Setting, including hazards:
- Duties are performed in an office setting, construction sites, and in-water work (Hatcheries and Wildlife Areas)
- Maneuver over uneven terrain including slippery footing, mud, and other challenging field conditions; steep slopes for extended periods; inclement weather conditions; must be able to climb ladders, work from boats, and elevated locations.
- This position also requires moderate computer use.
- Standard business hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Workload may require the incumbent to adjust the work schedule to meet business needs.
- A flexible work schedule and remote work will be considered at the incumbent’s request, subject to supervisory approval.
- Travel Requirements:
- This position requires substantial field time and travel throughout Washington. Long field days and some overnight stays are likely.
- Tools and Equipment:
- Work includes operation of pickup trucks, digital camera, computer, and standard laboratory equipment including water quality probes and turbidity kits.
- Customer Interactions:
- Position will interact with public while accessing work areas.
Closely related qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis.
- An Associate’s degree with an emphasis/specialty in wetlands, fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, environmental science, or related field.
- TWO (2) years of professional experience performing or assisting with wetland delineations, fish management or fish research, wildlife management or wildlife research, habitat management or habitat research, natural resource planning, or equivalent field.
- A Bachelor’s degree in wetland ecology and management, fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, or environmental science, or related field.
- Three (3) months of an internship or hands-on professional experience performing or assisting with wetland delineations, fish management or fish research, wildlife management or wildlife research, habitat management or habitat research, natural resource planning, or equivalent fieldwork.
Note: A Master’s degree in wetland ecology and management, fish management or fish research, wildlife management or wildlife research, habitat management or habitat research, natural resource planning, or equivalent field may substitute for one year of experience. A PhD. in wetland ecology and management, fish management or fish research, wildlife management or wildlife research, habitat management or habitat research, natural resource planning, or equivalent field may substitute for two years of experience.
Professional or Voluntary Experience With:
- Field working techniques and safety
- Field data collection, entry, and analysis
- Written and oral communication proficiency
- Technical writing
- Research review
- Code, law, and regulation interpretation and compliance
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
- Valid drivers license
- ArcMap and GIS data processing
- Wetland plant identification
- Vegetative surveys or soil sampling
- Construction work
- Aquatic life protection measure and methodology
- Scientific report writing
- Best Management Practices (BMP) utilization techniques
Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:
- A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
- A current resume.
- Three professional references.
For more information and to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4029196/wetland-environmental-planner-ep-2-permanent-06136-23