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Source Control and Stormwater Engineer (Environmental Engineer 5) (In-Training)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
September 25, 2018
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Bellevue, Washington
Years of Experiences
3 - 5
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Master's Degree
Salary
$74,196.00 - $97,392.00 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.

Contact name
Phone
Email
careers@ecy.wa.gov
Website
https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology

Job description

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 and has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is looking to fill a Source Control Engineer (Environmental Engineer 5) position. The position will be located in our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Bellevue, WA.

The Source Control Engineer position serves as the senior environmental engineering specialist for source control and stormwater treatment in the region for the largest and most complex cleanup site, the Lower Duwamish Waterway Site (LDW). Incumbent represents the section as an authority on source control, stormwater pollution control, treatment methods, and stormwater permits. Performs facility storm water permit management for industrial facilities along or upstream of the Lower Duwamish Waterway which are subject to individual discharge permits including permitting, inspections and engineering review.

We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, knowledge of the regulation and implementation of NPDES permits, industrial NPDES permits and /or stormwater permits; knowledge of environmental fate and transport modeling, and knowledge of remediation techniques. 
 
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 TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov.


Accidental spills of dangerous materials and past business practices have contaminated land and water throughout the state. The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) works to remedy these situations, which range from cleaning up contamination from leaking underground storage tanks, to large, complex projects requiring engineering solutions. Our mission is to get and keep contaminants out of the environment.

Some of the key work activities of the Source Control and Stormwater Engineer position  at the Environmental Engineer 5 level include:



  • Applies engineering expertise to implementing source control and Ecology's stormwater program for municipalities in the Northwest Region.

  • Assists with managing the municipal general NPDES stormwater permits, providing technical assistance for stormwater treatment requirements, and improving pollution control and treatment of stormwater.

  • Manages stormwater studies that characterize the nature and extent of stormwater influence on LDW sediments and water quality. Management of these studies would include but not be limited to prepare Scopes of Work for a consultant to implement, review and comment on Sampling and Quality Assurance Plans, Draft Data reports, and acceptance of final deliverables and review and approve invoices submitted under these work assignments.

  • Acts as the LDW technical expert regarding sampling methods to determine the nature of contamination that may be present in a stormwater discharge.

  • As the technical expert, duties would include assisting with MTCA actions along the LDW to develop and implement appropriate Sampling and Analysis plans, assist designated site managers in the review and comment of any stormwater characterization report received, make recommendations to the site managers concerning the need for further characterization work or the need for stormwater treatment.

  • Provides engineering analysis for LDW cleanup site manager, source control lead and municipal stormwater permit managers assessing compliance with source control actions and municipal stormwater NPDES permits.

  • Provides technical assistance in the development of source control actions, municipal stormwater management programs and evaluating stormwater treatment devices.

  • Provides engineering review for grants and loan projects for stormwater infrastructure funded through Ecology.

  • Provides engineering assistance to local governments, state agencies, and the public on stormwater management and compliance with source control actions and with the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington.

  • Contributes to updates of the agency's Stormwater Management Manuals.

  • Assists NWRO LDW source control lead and stormwater specialist in developing training programs for implementation of the municipal stormwater NP DES permit.

  • Represents TCP's NWRO Section and acts as the liaison with the NWRO Water Quality program on stormwater related cross-programmatic issues in the LDW site as a technical expert.


 
Source Control and Individual Permits for Industries that discharge stormwater.
 



  • Writes and manages NPDES permits for complex sites predominated by stormwater discharge for which general NPDES permits are not appropriate.

  • Applies engineering expertise to the review of permit applications and development of permit conditions.

  • Incorporates source actions recommendations to source control lead, cleanup site managers and industries that discharge stormwater.

  • Reviews permit applications, preparation of draft permits and fact sheets, soliciting and responding to both the permitted entity and public comments, and issuing the final permit. Evaluates engineering reports for pollution control improvements.

  • Monitors compliance of assigned facilities. Review compliance reports prepared by the enforcement specialist.

  • Coordinates with source control lead and with the enforcement specialist on enforcement actions.

  • Represents the agency in negotiations to achieve compliance. Testify as an expert witness in legal proceedings before the Pollution Control Hearings Board and courts of the state as related to water quality permit violations.

  • Conducts interim and final inspections of assigned projects funded by grants or loans. Plan and conduct inspections, and prepare written inspection reports for assigned NPDES facilities.

  • Represents the section on cross-program efforts to plan for and regulate facilities upstream and along the LDW with significant stormwater treatment.


 
Cleanup Project Manager and Engineering Support
 



  • Manages, provides engineering review and/or oversees the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites for compliance with MTCA and other relevant laws and regulations at contaminated sites.

  • Applies environmental and construction management engineering processes expertise to the evaluation of cleanup plans, engineering design reports, data, and results.

  • Makes evaluations of completeness of cleanup activities for compliance with MTCA.



The goal class for this position is an Environmental Engineer 5 (EE5). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Environmental Engineer 3 and 5 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the EE3 level then they will be placed into a training program to become an EE5 within a specified period of time.
 
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be October 3, 2018.  In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before October 2, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


 


Qualifications


The goal class for this position is an Environmental Engineer 5 (EE5). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Environmental Engineer 3 and 5 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the EE3 level then they will be placed into a training program to become an EE5 within a specified period of time.
 
Required Qualifications:

At the Environmental Engineer 5 Level: Pay Range 71 ($6,183 - $8,116) Monthly

A Master's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields, sanitary water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field.
 
AND
 
Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington and four years of experience in environmental engineering including at least one year experience in stormwater engineering.
 
OR
 
An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, civil, geotechnical ,water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical or related field.
 
AND
 
Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington and five years of experience in environmental engineering including one year experience in stormwater engineering. 


At the Environmental Engineer 3 Level: Pay Range 67 ($5,603 - $7,353) Monthly
 
A Master's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field.
 
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington and two years of experience in environmental engineering.
 
OR
 
An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following      engineering fields: sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical or related field.

AND
 
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington and three years of experience in environmental engineering.

Desired Qualifications:

Education in hydrology, water and waste water treatment, hydraulics, and chemistry. Skills in designing, installing, or maintaining stormwater pollution treatment devices, storm drainage systems, or natural systems such as man - made wetlands.

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 https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
 
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information


Supplemental Information


 


Application Instructions:

 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2215887/source-control-and-stormwater-engineer-environmental-engineer-5-in-training


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.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov 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 careers@ecy.wa.gov. 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 Bob Warren at: bob.warren@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Bob 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 position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology.

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.

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