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Stormwater Facility Project Financial Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) (In-Training)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
November 21, 2017
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Lacey, Washington
Years of Experiences
Career Level
Education Level
Salary
$49,020.00 - $64,296.00 Annually

About Washington State Department of Ecology

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.

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Email
careers@ecy.wa.gov
Website
https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology

Job description

To apply for this position: Please see our Job Announcement


 


Ecology's Water Quality program is currently looking for a Stormwater Facility Project Financial Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) (In-training) in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.

Our Water Quality program is made up of people committed to preventing and cleaning up water pollution, and helping our communities make sustainable choices that reduce and prevent water quality problems. The program also provides water quality partners with technical, financial, and education assistance. We produce useful water quality information for the public and our partners.

We are looking for applicants with water quality improvement project and financial management skills, and the ability to communicate with a diverse stakeholder group.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov, or check out our recent stories on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.


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The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to sustain healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures that state waters support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.

Some of the key work activities of the Stormwater Facility Project Financial Specialist position at the Environmental Specialist 4 level are:
 


Serves as the senior environmental section specialist on complicanted, highly complex and sometimes controversial stormwater projects. Provides meaningful contributions to assist with decisions involving multiple stakeholders for ongoing and proposed projects.



  • Uses direct, in-depth knowledge of stormwater management to teach and coach other team members.

  • Develops, negotiates, implements, and monitors individual grant agreements.

  • Provides quality assurance review of the negotiated project scope of work, budget, and special conditions to ensure grant and loan integrity, eligibility of costs, and statewide consistency in accordance with state and federal statutes and rules, Water Quality Program Funding Program policies and procedures, and grant and loan guidelines. 

  • Develops partnerships with communities and stakeholders to respond to stormwater grant management issues affecting the stormwater grant program.

  • Reviews and certified grant and loan payment requests for eligible costs. Ensures that project expenditures are in alignment with work completed.



In coordination with the senior planner, supports ongoing program growth by identifying opportunities for program improvement.



  • Tracks program guidance and boilerplate agreement updates throughout the year and initiates and coordinates those changes for the upcoming funding cycle.

  • Assists the Stormwater grants Coordinator with developing and presenting financial assistance program information at the Stormwater Grant Program application workshops.

  • Independently works on annual guidance reviews and updates, boilerplate review, ongoing team trainings, and brainstorming new and innovative ideas for stormwater program integration with non-point and point projects.


 


Please Note: This is a project position that is funded until June 30, 2019.



This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be December 5, 2017. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before December 4, 2017. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


 


The goal class for this position is an Environmental Specialist 4 (ES4). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Environmental Specialist 3 and 4 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the ES 3 level, they will be placed into a training program to become an ES4 within a specified period of time.


Required Qualifications:

At the Environmental Specialist 4 level – Pay Range: 55 ($4085 - $5358) Monthly
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field AND five years of professional-level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning which includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above. 

OR 

A Master's degree in one of the above fields AND three years of professional - level experience as required above which includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above. 

OR 

A Ph.D. in one of the above fields AND two years of professional-level experience as required above which includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above.
 

Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education


At the Environmental Specialist 3 level – Pay Range: 49 ($3522 - $4623) Monthly
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field AND two years of professional level experience in environmental analysis or control or environmental planning.

A Master's degree in one of the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience. 

OR

A Ph.D. in one of the above fields. 


Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education

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