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 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 Waste 2 Resources (W2R) program is looking to fill an Eastern Washington Waste Reduction and Recycling Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) position. This position will be located in our Eastern Regional Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA.
The Eastern Washington Waste Reduction and Recycling Specialist position is a senior environmental section specialist serving all of Eastern Washington to provide technical assistance to local governments, the private sector, and other stakeholders to develop, improve, implement, and evaluate solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs and to promote the State Solid and Hazardous Waste Plan and sustainable materials management practices.
We are looking for applicants with an interest in increasing waste reduction, reuse, and recycling efforts in Eastern Washington through collaboration with local governments, the private sector, and others with shared interests. Candidates should poses excellent people and communication skills, including the ability to persuade others to recognize opportunities. Candidates should be able to identify solutions to complex problems by applying knowledge of successful programs, best management practices, current markets, and available commercial services. Candidates should expect routine travel within Eastern Washington to meet with people involved in waste reduction, reuse, and recycling efforts.
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.
A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field and five (5) years of professional-level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning which includes one (1) year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two (2) years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above.
Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education.
A Master's degree in one of the above fields and three (3) years of professional - level experience as required above which includes one (1) year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two (2) years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above.
A Ph.D. in one of the above fields and two (2) years of professional-level experience as required above which includes one (1) year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two (2) years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above.
Two (2) years of experience as an Environmental Specialist 3.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: