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Permit Fee Analyst (Management Analyst 2) (2 Positions)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
April 19, 2019
Washington State Department of Ecology
Lacey, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
$42,900.00 - $56,256.00 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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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

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The Department of Ecology is looking for a two Permit Fee Analysts in the Water Quality Program in Lacey, WA

These position support the program by designing, directing, and conducting specialized projects and data studies related to assessing permit fees for more than 6,500 permit holders in over 60 fee categories within our wastewater and stormwater permit fee program.

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  and check us out on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog

Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts


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 Water Quality Program mission 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.

What does the Permit Fee Analyst do?

The Permit Fee Analyst works with the Permit Fee Program Manager to provide fund management support to the Water Quality Deputy Program Manager, Policy Manager, and Budget Manager. This includes:

  • Designing, gathering, and analyzing data on a broad array of complex long range financial projects and problems related to permit fee assessments.

  • Researching and developing processes to gather data and input from program staff and fee payers related to specific factors for calculating fees for each fee category.

  • Analyzing data and presenting options to management for structure fee calculations to assess fees fairly and equitably among permit holders.

  • Researching, analyzing data, leading project efforts, and producing complex reports to inform the establishment of new permit fees. This includes identifying stakeholders and compiling and aggregating feedback data, analyzing this data to determine break points between subcategories in fee schedules, and making recommendations to higher level staff and budget manager on data findings. Monitors changes made to permit fees to help calculate under and overpaying categories and identify contributing factors.

Why join the team?


  • The Permit Fee Analyst is an essential part of a small team and a valuable contributor to our team's mission. This is a good starting place to learn about water quality regulatory processes, and is a great launching place for future growth opportunities.

  • The work on this team is fast and dynamic, with constant change. We are continually seeking to improve our processes, and working to identify and implement efficiencies.

Thinking about applying?

  • Our team sometimes works with frustrated customers. To be successful in this position, you'll need to be customer service-focused and have the ability to stay calm in stressful situations.

  • Our team regularly faces changing priorities. We're looking for someone who is flexible and able to adapt to these changes.


Note: This recruitment is for two positions. One is a permanent position, and one is a non-permanent position expected to end on June 30, 2020. 

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be April 29, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before April 28, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, economics, statistics, finance or related field AND one year of experience conducting research and analyzing financial issues, budgets, budget policies, laws, rules, or regulations.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with continuous process improvement methodologies, strategies, and/or practices (i.e. Lean, A3, Value Stream Mapping, etc.).

  • Experience performing duties in government permitting and management.

  • Expert Microsoft Excel® skills, specifically in integrating external data sources into single source platform for budgetary analysis.

  • Experience providing technical advice and outreach to stakeholders.

  • Experience writing, editing or working with financial reports.

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 for more details.
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions

In order to be considered, applicants MUST:

  • Attach the following documents to your application:

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

    • A resume outlining your experience.

  • Complete the applicant profile. Or you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

  • 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 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 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 Rebecca Pittman at:  Please do not contact Rebecca 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 is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.  

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.