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Construction Stormwater General Permit Writer (Environmental Specialist 4) (In Training)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
December 09, 2019
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Lacey, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
3 - 5
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate
Salary
$52,536.00 - $68,892.00 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

Click here to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2650624/construction-stormwater-general-permit-writer-environmental-specialist-4-in-tr


 



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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
 
 



The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Construction Stormwater General Permit Writer (Environmental Specialist 4) in the Water Quality Program, located in our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA.

This position has a direct impact protecting Washington's water to sustain healthy watersheds and communities through implementation of the Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSWGP), implementation of the CESCL Program, and contaminated construction site review.

We are looking for applicants that are team oriented and can provide technical assistance both inside Ecology and to external stakeholders in a professional manner. Strong candidates will have a blend of skills and experience with developing and implementing regulations, and communicating with a diverse audience.

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.

To learn more about Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and follow, like or visit us on LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.




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


 


Duties

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Agency Mission: The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment, for current and future generations. 

Program Mission: The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to support healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures state waters can support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.


The Construction Stormwater General Permit Writer is responsible for:



  • All aspects of revising and reissuing the Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSWGP).

  • Providing technical assistance to facilities and affected public in interpretation of the CSWGP and related water quality laws and regulations.

  • Assessing contaminated construction sites and providing statewide expertise on contaminated construction site permitting.

  • Implementing the Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) Program.

  • Defending the CSWGP during appeals may include testifying at hearings and/or being deposed.



A typical day in this position involves:


  • Providing consultation and assistance to program staff and stakeholders

  • Interpreting and implementing the CSWGP, laws, and regulations.

  • Providing document review

  • Communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing, with individuals, agencies, regulated facilities, local governments and the public.




In this position, you will get to:

  • Analyze and interpret RCW's, WAC's, internal policies, procedures and guidance documents pertinent to the CSWGP and the Water Quality Program.

  • Assess contaminated construction sites and provide statewide expertise on contaminated construction site permitting.

  • Be a part of the General Permit Writer's Workgroup. This workgroup provides support for general permit writers, develops guidance, and works through policy interpretation.




This position will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be on December 20, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before December 19, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.


 

Qualifications


To broaden the candidate pool, we will consider candidates that qualify at the Environmental Specialist 3 and 4 levels. Please read the qualifications section below to learn more about this exciting career growth and in-training opportunity.


Required Qualifications:
 


At the Environmental Specialist 4 level (Range 55): $4,378 - $5,741 per month

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.

OR

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.

OR

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.

OR

Two years of experience as an Environmental Specialist 3 at the Washington State Department of Ecology.
 


NOTE: One year of the required work experience must include writing, administering or performing field inspections associated with NPDES or state waste discharge permits.



At the Environmental Specialist 3 level: (Range 49): $3,774 - $4,953 per month

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field AND two years of professional-level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning.

Additional qualifying experience will substitute year for year for education.

A Master's degree in one of the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.

OR

A Ph.D. in one of the above fields.

OR

One year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 3 at the Washington State Department of Ecology.





Desired Qualifications:

  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)

  • Certified Inspector of Sediment and/or Erosion Control (CISEC)




Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:

  • Must maintain a valid driver's license

  • Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) to be obtained within 6 months of hire
     


 

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:


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 do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.


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 Nate Lubliner at: Nathan.Lubliner@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Nate 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.