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Communications Consultant - Technical Editor

Editorial/Writing Jobs
Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Part Time
Posted on
October 08, 2018
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Lacey, Washington
Years of Experiences
3 - 5
Career Level
Entry Level
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Salary
$15.93 - $20.64 Hourly

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.

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

Job description

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are 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, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.


The Environmental Assessment Program (EAP) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a part-time (50%) Communications Consultant  – Technical Editor (Communications Consultant 1) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Building (HQ) in Lacey, WA.

The Communications Consultant 1 – Technical Editor position is charged with reviewing and editing documents for scientific studies (Reports, Quality Assurance Project Plans, Standard Operating Procedures) for the agency that will ultimately be used to guide the agency's policy decisions. This position ensures these reports are well written, easy to understand, and consistent with agency guidelines.

We're looking for applicants that have strong editing skills, can manage their workflow with little oversight, and like working as part of a collaborative team.

As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability. 


To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and check us out on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.


Agency Mission:  Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations.  


Program Mission:  The Environmental Assessment (EA) Program's mission is to measure, assess, and communicate environmental conditions in Washington State. We work to improve the environment for current and future generations through innovative and excellent science and thriving partnerships.
 
The successful candidate will work with high-level scientists, editing complex information for public consumption. This position provides the opportunity to network with scientists, policy makers, and communications consultants at the Department of Ecology. The position will have the opportunity to build skills in writing, editing, and communicating scientific information.
 
Some of the key work activities include:


  • Edit reports and other technical documents to ensure agency standards are met, including accessibility.

  • Work closely with report authors to ensure their publications are understandable yet accurate.

  • Assist the team with editing blogs and web pages as needed.


 
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be October 17, 2018.  In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before October 16, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.



 

 


Qualifications



Required Qualifications:
 
A Bachelor's degree in English, communications, journalism, public relations or related field;
 
OR 
 
Four (4) years of writing/editing experience; or equivalent education/experience.



Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.

A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)Public Employees Retirement System (PERS),  Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth
 

Student debt and how working for Ecology can help
Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
                                                                             
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information



 


Supplemental Information


 



Application Instructions:


https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2229693/communications-consultant-technical-editor-communications-consultant-1

Please include the following documents as an attachment to your application:



  • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.

  • A resume outlining your professional experience.

  • Two writing samples.


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 a 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 www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."


Other Information:

If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Camille St. Onge at: Cast461@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Camille to inquire about the status of your application.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology.

The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.