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Sustainability and Transportation Analyst (Program Specialist 3)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
January 25, 2019
Washington State Department of Ecology
Lacey, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
$48,480.00 - $63,684.00 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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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.

Our Administrative Services Program is looking to fill a Sustainability and Transportation Analyst (Program Specialist 3) position. This position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.

The Sustainability and Transportation Analyst position manages Ecology's Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program so that employee travel by single occupancy vehicles (SOV) is reduced, resulting in a reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions. This position is responsible for fleet management at Ecology including maintaining vehicle databases, planning for fleet increases and reductions, managing and maintaining fleet management systems, and reducing fleet fuel consumption by incorporating Electric Vehicles (EVs) and increasing CTR participation by employees. This position supports sustainability reporting and related performance measures and metrics. This position works closely with the Staff Services Manager and the Headquarters Fleet Coordinator to ensure lean concepts and continuous improvement are integrated with fleet management at Ecology.

We are looking for professional, motivated applicants with strong analytical and organizational skills, experience promoting sustainability, and a talent for communicating with diverse audiences.

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

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

The Administrative Services Program's mission is to provide quality customer service and asset management to meet the agency's current and future needs so that environmental goals and strategic priorities are met.

Some of the key work activities of the Sustainability and Transportation Analyst

Commute Trip Reduction

  • The primary function of this position is to manage Ecology's Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program so that employee travel by single occupancy vehicles (SOV) is reduced, resulting in a reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Serves as the Agency expert on CTR and serves as the contact to collect and disseminate CTR information to employees and management.

  • Meets with employees to communicate on CTR regulations, the benefits of carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, and riding the bus. Functions as a liaison between the agency, other state agencies, and local governments.

  • Provides CTR information and technical support to other agencies and stakeholders, answers questions about Ecology's CTR process, programs and calendaring methods.

  • Promotes Commute Trip Reduction through annual statewide and county campaigns such as Wheel Options, Ride Share Online, Bicycle Commuter Contest, Pat Holm Bicycle Award, and Earth Day.

Transportation (ATO)

  • Serves as the Agency Transportation Officer (ATO) for Ecology--this includes being the first point of contact for the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) on transportation-related issues and inquiries, and mentoring HQ and regional fleet coordinators and program contacts on transportation issues.

  • Addresses and resolves cross-agency issues about vehicle use; reservation policies; fuel card use.

  • Provides information to help the regional fleet coordinators coordinate vehicle operations in regional and remote offices; provides advice and guidance to ensure regional fleet coordinators can interpret and understand rules, policies, and guidelines related to Ecology's and the state vehicles and their use. Ensures regional fleet coordinators provide accurate and timely information to customers. Provides training for new fleet coordinators on agency/DES policies and CARS database. Coordinates training with DES for new fleet coordinators as needed.

  • Transportation data management--maintains transportation databases and coordinates changes and updates with Staff Services, Fiscal, DES, and others.

  • Provides data analysis to support transportation-related decision making.

  • Assists the Staff Services manager with Risk Management and insurance tasks related to agency vehicles.


  • Attends alternative fuel and electric vehicle (EV) meetings to keep up with information about the State strategy to move to alternative fuel vehicles/EVs.

  • Collects and provides information for the statewide Governor's Greenhouse Gas Reporting.

  • Contributes to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and other reporting and benchmarking efforts related to transportation and sustainability (OFM performance measures, Results Washington).

  • Attend Sustainability Team meetings and help increase awareness of commute trip reduction and climate control issues. Participate in sustainability events including Earth Day.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be February 8, 2019.  In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before February 7, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of experience including program planning and development, sustainability, data management and analysis, customer outreach and marketing, and coordination and consultation with a variety of public and private stakeholders, organizations, and/or levels of governments.

Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with or knowledge of alternative modes of transportation including bicycling, walking, carpooling, vanpooling, public transit and electric vehicles.


Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:

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 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

Application Instructions

Please include the following documents as an attachment to your 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 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 Teresa Reno at: Please do not contact Teresa 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.