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Duwamish "Brownfields" Stormwater Compliance Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
October 09, 2019
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Bellevue, WA
Years of Experiences
5 - 10
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/2578096/duwamish-brownfields-stormwater-compliance-specialist-environmental-specialist


 



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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
 
 


The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Duwamish "Brownfields" Stormwater Compliance Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) in the Water Quality Program. This position works to prevent and cleanup water pollution and improve sediment quality specifically in the Duwamish River, up gradient Green River, and priority tributaries to this river system.  This position is located in our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA.

We are looking for applicants with experience in industrial stormwater management, pollution prevention, toxic pollutants, and compliance, and the ability to communicate with a diverse stakeholder group.

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.

This position supports these missions by working to ensure the major new initiative to prevent and clean up water pollution and sediment delivery in the Duwamish River is successful. Specifically, this position will be responsible for:

  • Planning and conducting inspections of NPDES-permitted and non-permitted facilities and  activities occurring on contaminated sites, and promoting and coordinating technical assistance for construction and industrial permittees to help meet the goals of the Lower Duwamish Waterway in-waterway cleanup and source control plans.

  • Assessing environmental chemistry data from multiple media (e.g., soil, groundwater, stormwater, surface water, sediments), evaluating fate and transport of toxic and conventional pollutants, and gathering legally defensible data to identify and recommend special conditions to be included in NPDES and state waste discharge permits for contaminated sites.

  • Leading water quality compliance assurance activities and enforcing permit conditions, coordinating with watershed stakeholders, and providing specialized technical assistance to support these specific permit conditions and to ensure regulatory compliance, prevent recontamination, and enhance water quality in the river. 

  • Developing the information and documentation necessary to support formal and informal compliance and enforcement actions.

  • Planning, coordinating, and conducing inspections of construction and industrial facilities covered by NPDES general permits in the Duwamish River, Green River, and in prioritized areas tributary to the Duwamish River.

  • Participating in the interagency Duwamish Inspector's Group (DIG) to effectively coordinate inspection priorities, joint inspections, and/or multi-media inspections in the areas draining to the Lower Duwamish Waterway. 

  • Working with staff across the agency to share information and data, and coordinate efforts to control potential pollutants in stormwater discharges from contaminated sites. 

  • Advising regional and program management on violations of critical/controversial agency interests, evaluating rule effectiveness, and recommending enforcement/compliance rule making.


 
 

The salary posted above does not include the additional 5% premium pay that this position will receive due to this position's location in King County.



This position will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be on October 22, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before October 21, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

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


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 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 Department of Ecology.
 
Note: Two of the required years of experience must include/be in environmental compliance inspections or environmental data analysis.


The experience as an Environmental Specialist 3 can include a combination of the following: 1) investigating and / or resolving complaints involving science or technology content, 2) performing inspections, 3) drafting technical evaluations and reports, 4) develops plans for researching information used for technical projects, regulatory or policy development, 5) plan and facilitate public meetings and hearings, 6) project work requiring specialized knowledge of industry processes, pollutant sources or natural processes, 7) providing technical assistance for complex scientific content and/ or support for implementing scientific content programs, 8) conducting tests, analyzing and evaluating data, 9) using environmental databases to support technical projects, 10) developing scientific studies and resource management plans, 11) providing environmental technical and administrative assistance to grant/ contract/ loan recipients of environmental protection projects. 


The experience as an Environmental Specialist 2 can include assisting in any of the following areas: 1) performing field surveys or studies, 2) responding to complaints involving scientific or technical content, 3) preparing public meetings and hearings, 4) assistance with routine inspections or investigations requiring specialized knowledge of industry processes, pollutant sources or natural processes, 5) responding to routine inquires or requests for technical assistance involving scientific content, 6) special projects that are scientific in nature, 7) conducting routine sampling and testing analysis, interprets data, writing reports 8) performing basic sampling data review, 9) maintaining an environmental data base to support technical projects, 10) providing routine environmental technical and administrative assistance to grant/ contract/ loan recipients of environmental protection projects.


Desired Qualifications:
 



  • Experience with industrial wastewater management and treatment under Clean Water Act regulations.

  • Experience working with toxic pollutants involving chemistry, pollution prevention, or sampling and analysis.




Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
 
Must possess 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)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 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.
 

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


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 Amy Jankowiak at: Amy.Jankowiak@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Amy 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.