Back to Results

Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Policy Coordinator (Environmental Planner 2) (Part-Time)

Biotech/R&D/Science Jobs
Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Part Time
Posted on
July 11, 2019
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Lacey, Washington
Years of Experiences
Career Level
Education Level
Salary
$23.37 - $30.66 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

To Apply: Please apply via our job posting at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2492262/pharmaceuticals-in-wastewater-policy-coordinator-environmental-planner-2-part



The Department of Ecology is looking for a Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Policy Coordinator (Environmental Planner 2) in the Water Quality Program in our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA.

Pharmaceuticals discharged to the environment in wastewater may threaten the health of humans, the Southern Resident Killer Whales, their prey, and other aquatic species.

The Water Quality Program has been tasked with convening discussions, identifying priorities, determining source control approaches, and recommending wastewater treatment methods to reduce pharmaceuticals in wastewater. 

This position, located in the Program Development Section of the Water Quality Program, supports this effort by coordinating and facilitating the process for the development of a plan to identify, prioritize, and address pharmaceuticals and other chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) in wastewater.

This is a new position at Ecology, and is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the protection of Southern Resident Killer Whales and our Puget Sound while taking advantage of a flexible, part time (30 hour per week) schedule. 

To learn more about our agency, check us out on our websiteTwitterFacebookInstagram 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 mission of the Water Quality Program 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 will the Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Policy Coordinator do?



  • Develop the planning processes for the development of Water Quality plans and policies to identify, prioritize, and address pharmaceuticals and CECs in wastewater.

  • Coordinate stakeholder involvement and outreach for the development and discussion of a plan to identify the most effective actions to decrease the wastewater loading to Puget Sound of pharmaceutical chemicals identified as the highest priority of concern.

  • Conduct research of an environmental, economical, financial, and natural resources nature concerning pharmaceuticals and CECs in wastewater.

  • Coordinate the development of a prioritized list of chemicals of emerging concern that threaten the health of Southern Resident Killer Whales and their prey.



What's it like to be a part of this team?


 


  • Ecology supports work-life balance and offers telework and flexible schedule options.




This is a part-time project position, expected to work 30 hours per week. This position is funded through June 30, 2021, with the possibility of extension through June 30, 2024
 

This position is open until filled. The initial screening will be July 24, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before July 23, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


 


Required Qualifications:
 
A Master's degree or above with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, chemistry, biology, or closely related field, AND one year of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development. 
 
OR
 
A Bachelor's degree with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, chemistry, biology, or closely related field AND three years of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development
 
OR
 
One year of experience as an Environmental Planner 1, provided a degree as described above has been obtained. 


Desired Qualifications:



  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment plants systems or natural treatment systems.

  • Experience facilitating and leading advisory or public workgroups.

  • Presentation skills and experience presenting in front of large and small public audiences.

  • Familiarity with the Southern Resident Killer Whale Taskforce and recovery efforts.

  • Education or experience with scientific research methods.




Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
 
Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.