Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have 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, Ecology is a good fit.
The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill a Registration, Emissions Inventory & Compliance Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 4) position. This position will be located in our Eastern Regional Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA.
The Registration, Emissions Inventory & Compliance Coordinator position serves as the ERO Air Quality Section's senior Emissions Inventory and Registration Program Compliance Specialist, providing expert and comprehensive state and federal regulatory oversight for all air pollutant source registration activities in the eastern region.
We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills, have a strong scientific background, and understand the rules and laws pertaining to air quality.
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.ecology.wa.gov.
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 Air Quality Program's mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance the air quality of Washington, to safeguard public health and the environment, and to support a high quality of life for current and future generations.
The Air Quality Registration Program is primarily responsible for performing compliance and technical assistance inspections, completing emission inventories, preparing billing invoices, and responding to complaints for the 12 eastern counties in the State of Washington (not including Spokane County). These activities are performed for roughly 350 sources within those counties and range from small auto body shops to synthetic minor sources that are just below Title V major source thresholds.
Some of the key work activities at the Registration, Emissions Inventory & Compliance Coordinator
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be April 4, 2018. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before April 3, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date
- Serves as the senior regional section expert for the implementation and management of the Air Pollutant Source Registration Program.
- Maintains an in depth knowledge of the state air regulations to identify sources required to register as an air pollution source.
- Provides expert regulatory, scientific and technical information regarding source registration requirements to source representatives, other agency staff, local and federal agencies, etc.
- Independently, and with minimal direction from the supervisor, manages the solicitation and collection of emissions data from approximately 350 registered sources in the eastern region on an annual basis.
- Prepares billing documents and collects annual fees from registration sources. Decisions related to applicability of fees and methods for calculating and reporting annual emissions will establish precedence in interpretations of agency jurisdiction and regulatory authority.
- Independently manages the registration data base for the eastern region and assists with the ongoing development of the registration database.
- Reviews, analyzes, develops and recommends policies, guideline and regulatory amendments that govern the registration of air pollutant sources.
- Analyzes annual emissions inventory to help set compliance program and other air quality program priorities.
- Serves as a senior regional expert regarding compliance and enforcement at complex and varied industrial operations.
- Independently reviews records to determine compliance with applicable air quality requirements and permit conditions, requiring expert level understanding of a wide variety of highly technical process operations and an expert level knowledge of applicable regulations and permit conditions.
- Conducts and documents minor source inspections to determine whether the source is operating in compliance with applicable air quality regulations and permit conditions. These inspections require an expert level technical knowledge and applicable regulations for a wide variety of emission units and complex process operations.
- Prepares and issues enforcement documents for violations of air quality regulations and permit conditions requiring a high level of expertise in process operations, emissions controls and applicable regulations. Enforcement actions. Decisions related to enforcement actions will establish precedence in interpretations of agency jurisdiction and regulatory authority.
- Assesses and recommends the need for Notices of Violations and penalties for noted violations of regulations or permit conditions. Decisions may establish precedence for enforcement actions.
- Develops, negotiates, implements and monitors terms of agreement for payment of penalties and plans for mitigation and remedial actions that ensure compliance with applicable requirements.
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field and five years of professional-level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning which includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two 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 years of professional - level experience as required above which includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above.
A Ph.D. in one of the above fields and two years of professional-level experience as required above which includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above.
Two years of experience as an Environmental Specialist 3, provided a degree has been obtained as described above.
The experience as an Environmental Specialist 3 can include a combination of the following: 1) investigating and/or resolving complaints involving science or technology content, 2) performing inspections, 3) drafting technical evaluations and reports, 4) develops plans for researching information used for technical projects, regulatory or policy development, 5) plan and facilitate public meetings and hearings, 6) project work requiring specialized knowledge of industry processes, pollutant sources or natural processes, 7) providing technical assistance for complex scientific content and/ or support for implementing scientific content programs, 8) conducting tests, analyzing and evaluating data, 9) using environmental databases to support technical projects, 10) developing scientific studies and resource management plans, 11) providing environmental technical and administrative assistance to grant/ contract/ loan recipients of environmental protection projects.
The experience as an Environmental Specialist 2 can include assisting in any of the following areas: 1) performing field surveys or studies, 2) responding to complaints involving scientific or technical content, 3) preparing public meetings and hearings, 4) assistance with routine inspections or investigations requiring specialized knowledge of industry processes, pollutant sources or natural processes, 5) responding to routine inquires or requests for technical assistance involving scientific content, 6) special projects that are scientific in nature, 7) conducting routine sampling and testing analyses, interprets data, writing reports 8) performing basic sampling data review, 9) maintaining an environmental data base to support technical projects, 10) providing routine environmental technical and administrative assistance to grant/ contract/ loan recipients of environmental protection projects.
- Experience with environmental compliance programs.
- Experience with data base use and development.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
- Possess a Valid Driver's license.
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 Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth
More information about the Student Loans and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program:
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.
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In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to their application:
- A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.
- A resume outlining your professional experience.
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.
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This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology. All employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the WFSE will, as a condition of employment, either become members of the WFSE and pay membership dues or, as non-members, pay a representation fee as described in the CBA, no later than the 30th day following the effective date of this CBA or the beginning of their employment.
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.