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Construction Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 3)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
May 23, 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
Salary
$43,968.00 - $57,708.00 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

The salary listed does not include the scheduled 3% general salary increase effective 7/1/2019.

Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
Please apply through the following link:


https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2446530/construction-stormwater-inspector-environmental-specialist-3


The Department of Ecology is looking for a Construction Stormwater Inspector to join our Water Quality Program in Lacey, WA. This position inspects construction sites to ensure they are meeting water quality requirements

We are looking for applicants who want to combine their passion for environmental protection with strong communication skills in order to achieve Ecology's mission of protecting, preserving and enhancing Washington's environment for future generations. 

As an agency, 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 The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and check us out on LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.


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


Duties


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 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 does this position do?

This Construction Stormwater Inspector works under general direction of the Watershed Resources Unit Supervisor to conduct investigations to identify construction stormwater discharges within the Southwest Region, and bring permittees into compliance with the construction stormwater permit. This includes:



  • Inspection of construction sites for compliance with the Construction Stormwater General Permit and delivering technical assistance.

  • Responding to and investigating construction stormwater complaints.

  • Working with higher-level environmental staff in negotiating enforcement actions, contaminated sites, and other types of complex agreements.

  • Communicating and building relationships with non-complying entities in order to work toward achieving voluntary compliance.

  • Recommending actions and procedures necessary to bring dischargers into compliance, including the use of formal and informal enforcement actions.

  • Developing partnerships with municipalities, businesses, and interest groups in order to identify and respond to environmental issues.

  • Representing the agency as environmental specialist in enforcement actions, hearings, and legal proceedings. Providing testimony in cases involving the approval, denial, or conditioning of permits; the imposition of civil penalties.




Why join the team?



  • This is a great opportunity to learn about the Clean Water Act, NPDES permits, and enforcement.

  • This is a highly collaborative team, made up of professionals who are able to analyze complex problems, change approaches based on outcomes, and break paradigms.





This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be June 10, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before June 9, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Qualifications



Required Qualifications:


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.

Desired Qualifications



  • CESCL training

  • Water quality sampling experience or training

  • Experience with environmental regulatory systems




Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment



  • Must obtain and maintain 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 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) (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:

To be considered for this position the following documents must be 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 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 Chris Montague-Breakwell at: Chris.Montauge-Breakwell@ecy.wa.gov.  Please do not contact Chris 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.