The Department of Ecology is Washington's environmental protection agency. Our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's land, air and water for current and future generations. We support environmental work throughout Washington. Nearly 70 percent of our budget is passed through to local communities to pay for projects that benefit the environment. We were founded in 1970 as the first agency in the nation dedicated to environmental protection.
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, with leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a great fit.
The Air Quality Program (AQ) is looking to fill an Air Quality Planner (Environmental Planner 3) (In-Training) position. The position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.
This position performs activities directed at meeting federal and state of Washington air quality standards and minimizing public health problems.
As an independent project manager, this position will:
We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills and the ability to work with diverse groups, training and/or experience in technical writing, policy development and project management, and meeting and workgroup facilitation skills.
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. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.
To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov.
The Air Quality Program's mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance the air quality of Washington to safeguard public health and the environment, and support high quality of life.
As an Air Quality Planner, this position may be assigned to rule writing or SIP development depending on program workload priorities. Below are tasks and responsibilities specific to rulemaking and SIP development as well as general tasks and responsibilities that apply to both rulemaking and SIP development.
Some of the key work activities include:
General tasks applicable to both rulemaking and SIP development:
To broaden the candidate pool, we will consider candidates that qualify at the Environmental Planner 2 or 3 levels. Please read the qualifications section below to learn more about this exciting career growth and in-training opportunity.
The goal class for this position is an Environmental Planner 3 (EP3). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Environmental Planner 2 or 3 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the EP2 level, they will be placed into a training program to become an EP3 within a specified period of time.
At the Environmental Planner 3 level: Pay Range 57 – ($4292 - $5632) Monthly
A Master's degree or above with a major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related scientific field.
Two (2) years of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, natural resource, or public policy planning, environmental permitting, air quality monitoring, engineering, and/or program development.
At the Environmental Planner 2 level: Pay Range 50 – ($3612 - $4737) Monthly
A Master's degree or above with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related scientific field.
One (1) year of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource or public policy planning, environmental permitting, air quality monitoring, engineering, and/or program development.
Applicants should have or be able to achieve quickly the following personal competencies expected for this position: