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EIM Data Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 3)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Posted on
August 08, 2019
Washington State Department of Ecology
Lacey, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
Career Level
Entry Level
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate
$45,288.00 - $59,436.00 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.

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 Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen


Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, and has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

The Environmental Assessment Program (EAP) is looking to fill an Environmental Information Management (EIM) Data Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 3) position. The position will be located in our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA.

This position is located in the Environmental Assessment Program's Modeling and TMDL Unit. It serves as the EIM Data Coordinator for the Toxics Cleanup Program in support of both the Aquatic Lands Cleanup Unit and the Lands Cleanup Unit. The position also assists Ecology staff and management, other state and federal agencies and tribes, and the general public in obtaining data from EIM for guiding environmental decisions.

We are looking for applicants who are professional, detail oriented, have strong technical skills, and good written and verbal communication skills.
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 and follow, like or visit us on LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.


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




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The Environmental Assessment Program (EAP) provides a range of scientific, monitoring, laboratory, and quality assurance services.

Some of the key work activities of the EIM Data Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 3) position include:

  • Under general direction, independently serves as an EIM Data Coordinator for Ecology's Toxics Cleanup (TCP).

  • Serves as the point of contact and lead in assisting external TCP clients and/or program staff with EIM data submittal requirements and processes.

  • Establishes excellent working relationships with these external submitters.

  • Performs quality assurance checks on external data submittals and uploads the data into EIM.

  • Serves as an internal EIM TCP resource for questions and issues related to loading and retrieving data.

  • Works with the Agency EIM Data Coordinator, the agency EIM Data Quality Coordinator, and other Program Data Coordinators to develop user guidelines, business rules, and self-help training materials.

  • Remains current on cleanup site remediation field techniques, and sample collection and analysis so that the data coordinator duties can be adequately performed.  This duty may include specialized training, field work observation, and attendance to conferences.

  • Trains and mentors TCP staff and/or external data submitters in EIM data submittal and searching techniques. 

Please Note: This is a project position that is funded until June 30, 2021, with a possibility of being extended.

Please do NOT include your salary history.




Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences or closely related science field AND two (2) years of professional level experience in environmental analysis and monitoring.
Advanced educational degrees will substitute for experience as follows:
A Master's degree in one of the above fields will substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

A Ph.D. in one of the above fields will substitute for two (2) years of experience.


One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 2 at the Department of Ecology.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a large environmental database, including loading data and following quality assurance protocols.

  • Knowledge and ability to work with complex environmental monitoring or scientific data.

  • Ability to use Excel to manipulate datasets.

  • Experience with relational databases like Access or SQL Server.

  • Experience with field monitoring..

  • Good teaching or information sharing skills.

  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality.

  • GIS knowledge and ability.

  • Experience doing advanced data analysis.

  • Ability to write scripts for data analysis or formatting using R.

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 for more details.
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Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants MUST attach the following documents as an attachment to their application:

  • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required/desired qualifications of this position.

  • A resume outlining your professional experience.

Please do NOT include your salary history.

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 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 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 Cristiana Figueroa-Kaminsky at:  Please do not contact Cristiana 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 position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology. 

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.