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.
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
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.