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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Agency Mission: 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 Nuclear Waste Program's (NWP) mission is to lead the effective and efficient cleanup of the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site; to ensure sound management of mixed hazardous wastes in Washington; and protect the state's air, water, and land at and adjacent to the Hanford site.
Our Nuclear Waste Program oversees cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Washington. The site produced plutonium for military defense between 1943 and 1989, and later served as a storage facility for other radioactive wastes. Today, Hanford is one of the most complex and toxic cleanup sites in the nation. Our role is to regulate cleanup efforts. We also regulate several other mixed waste (which includes both dangerous and radioactive waste) sites in Washington and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Some of the key work activities of the DW Permitting Project Manager position include:
Who would be interested in this position?
Someone who is interested in leading a team of expert level staff on dangerous waste permitting and helping the state make strategic decisions regarding permitting the most complex TSD permit in the State.
This position needs to understand WAC 173-303 and RCRA regulations however they need to be an expert at leading people, communicating under stressful situations and at encouraging others and staying positive. They need to be accountable for accomplishing work to tight deadlines, and managing many projects at one time.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be December 19, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before December 18, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
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A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field AND seven (7) years of professional level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning.
Must possess a strong understanding of reading and development of schedules, strategic and work scope planning.
Must possess a strong technical command of Washington State and federal environmental laws and regulations.
Must be able to recognize multiple viewpoints and willing to propose compromises that meet the intent of the regulation and law.
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
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.
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