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 are 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, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.
The Water Resources (WR) program is looking to fill a Dam Compliance Technician (Environmental Specialist 2) position. This position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.
The Dam Compliance Technician position works in a supportive role as part of a tight knit technical team dedicated to public safety. The position assists dam owners in the State to achieve compliance with safety regulations through a variety of techniques and tools. They will also manage lots of technical data and communicate pertinent information to a variety of stakeholders.
We are looking for applicants who have excellent customer service skills, an ability to work with a variety of personalities both in the field and in the office; are logical and detail oriented; like to work with data; and can be assertive in getting others to comply with our rules.
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 The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.
Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts
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 mission of the Water Resources program (WR) is to support sustainable water resources management to meet the present and future needs of people and the natural environment, in partnership with Washington communities.
This position, located in the Dam and Well Section of the WR Program, supports the mission by protecting public health and safety by ensuring that dams are being managed in accordance with dam safety regulations and the direction of the dam safety engineers. Under general supervision by the Dam and Well Section Manager, this position provides professional level support for compliance, data management and outreach.
Some of the key work activities of the Dam Compliance Technician position are:
Conducts Compliance Inspections and Enforcement Activities:
Manages Data and Database Systems:
Prepares and Delivers Outreach Materials:
Assists with well construction compliance issues and well data management.
This position will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be on May 13, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before May 12, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field
One (1) year of professional level experience in environmental compliance, or regulatory control.
Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year-for-year, for education.
Demonstrated ability to create and use Excel spreadsheets
Demonstrated organization skills for large data sets such as using computer database systems.
Strong analytical thinker.
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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