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.
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology.
In 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed ESHB 1112 to transition away from the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are chemicals commonly used in air conditioning systems, in refrigeration, as propellants, and in the production of insulating foams. HFCs are extremely potent greenhouse gases. Reducing HFCs in products substantially decreases public exposure to harmful pollutants and helps address climate change.
The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Specialist is part of the Climate Policy section of the Air Quality Program. This position helps to identify, prevent, and minimize air pollution, specializing in the implementation of the HFC program.
We are looking for creative, organized, self-starters with excellent communication skills and the ability to explain technical information to non-technical audiences.
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 follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.
Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts
Why join the team?
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be September 3, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before September 2, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning, or other allied field AND two (2) years of professional-level experience in environmental analysis or control or environmental planning.
A Master's degree in one of the above fields AND one (1) year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in one of the above fields.
One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 2 at the Department of Ecology.