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.
Ecology's Air Quality Program (AQP) has an exciting and dynamic position open in our Spokane Office. The Commercial Industrial (C/I) Unit Manager (WMS Band 1) position is located in an area of the state that has some of the fastest growing industrial development and is one of the top places in the country for innovative international companies to build facilities.
The Commercial Industrial Unit (C/I Unit) Manager position is responsible for understanding, managing, and administering all state and federal air quality regulatory activities related to commercial and industrial air contaminant sources within the Eastern Regional Office (ERO) Section. These activities include staff support, supervision and direction, work task assignment and coordination, training, and evaluation of seven professional and technical staff that implement state and federal air quality requirements within ERO. The C/I Unit manager is directed by the AQP Section manager, and advises and informs the Section manager regarding commercial and industrial regulatory issues. This position provides expert level understanding of C/I activities for state wide rule making and AQ policy development.
We are looking for applicants who possess good management skills and have experience working with professional level staff.
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The primary responsibility of the Commercial Industrial Unit (C/I Unit) Manager
position includes implementation of state and federal air quality regulations through the support, management, coordination, and supervision of the staff responsible for regulatory implementation of commercial and industrial pollution sources within twelve eastern Washington counties. This position also provides the understanding of, and expertise in, a wide range of senior level C/I responsibilities that have programmatic, departmental, and state-wide significance.
Some of the key work activities of the Commercial Industrial Unit (C/I Unit) Manager
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be January 3, 2018. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before January 2, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date
- Providing support, management, coordination, and supervision of staff that implements tasks in the Air Operating Permit program that provides for major source compliance assurance activities consistent with state and federal requirements and agreements.
- Providing support, management, coordination, and supervision of staff that implement the Registration Program that provides for minor source compliance assurance activities.
- Providing support, management, coordination, and supervision of staff that implement the minor source New Source Review program that provides for minor source permitting.
- Providing support, management, coordination, and supervision of staff that evaluate regulatory and permit violations and recommend formal enforcement actions.
- Participating in collaborative rule making that establishes state-wide responsibilities. Current specialties of this position that are utilized in rule making activities include expertise in collaborative decision making, regulatory implementation, effective commercial and industrial regulatory requirements to achieve programmatic goals, and a wide range of private sector commercial and industrial activities.
- Participating in developing air quality permitting strategies and sector specific permits that facilitates application review and permit issuance for the agency as well as provide a cost effective and expedited procedures for air pollution sources.
- Managing permitting projects that are of state wide significance and provide revenue growth and employment in eastern Washington. Current specialties of this position that are utilized in management of permitting projects of state wide significant include project coordination and management, single point of contact for both the applicants and the public, and public outreach.
- Developing of complex enforcement strategies to effect compliance that is consistent with state laws for large air pollution sources that are important to economic vitality and employment in eastern Washington. Current skills and knowledge of this position that are utilized in complex enforcement strategies include good listening skills, ability to negotiate complex outcomes, understanding of state and federal enforcement requirements, and ability to clearly articulate positions on specific issues.
- Air quality permit writing skills for large air pollution sources that are important to economic vitality and employment in eastern Washington. Current skills and knowledge of this position that are utilized in permit writing skills for projects of state-wide significance include knowledge of state and federal air quality regulations, understanding of permitting techniques and procedures, collaborative approach to resolving applicant concerns, excellent decision making skills, and clear writing practices.
- Air quality permit writing skills for sector specific small air pollution sources that directly contribute to economic vitality and employment in eastern Washington. Current skills and knowledge of this position that are utilized in working with small sources include an understanding of permit implementation, the ability to simplify permit requirements, a collaborative approach to gathering sufficient information, and being responsive and timely in project review and initiating permit procedures.
A Bachelor's Degree in environmental, physical, or natural science AND five (5) years of qualifying experience.
A graduate degree with three (3) years of qualifying experience.
Qualifying experience includes: managing high level environmental work activities, providing direct supervision to professional staff, or experience as a senior environmental specialist working on complex and highly technical projects.
- Air Quality regulatory experience.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
- Cooperative and collaborative both internally and externally.
- Willingness to utilize positive outcome problem solving skills.
- The ability to be responsive to customer needs as well as clear in regulatory expectations and limitations.
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to their application:
- A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.
- A resume outlining your professional experience.
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 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.
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