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
Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology.
Clean air is vital for everyone. The mission of Ecology's Air Quality Program is to protect, preserve, and enhance the air quality of Washington to safeguard public health and the environment and support high quality of life. We also track greenhouse gas emissions in support of our state's climate change efforts.
The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill an Emissions Inventory Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) position. This position is located in Lacey, WA, at our headquarters building.
The Emissions Inventory Specialist position develops emission inventories in support of federal annual and triennial reports, State Implementation Plans (SIP) and Maintenance Plans, and for regional and statewide air quality modeling needs. Responsibilities include efforts to improve emission inventories, researching scientific literature for the latest developments in emission inventory methodology associated with, among other things, ozone formation and fine particulate, for use by regulatory agencies for such things as complex regional air quality models which are crucial to successful air quality management.
We are looking for applicants who are detail oriented, able to create Access Database Queries and Excel Pivot Tables, familiar with the EPA National Emissions Inventory, good technical/computer skills, able to independently QA/QC and summarize large data sets.
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.
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Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field.
Five (5) 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.
A Master's degree in one of the above fields AND three (3) years of professional- level experience as required above; this includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above.
A Ph.D. in one of the above fields AND two (2) years of professional-level experience as required above; this includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above.
Two years of experience as an Environmental Specialist 3 within Ecology.
A combination of education and experience as detailed above.
The experience as an Environmental Specialist 2 and 3 may include assignments in environmental permit development and review, including negotiating permit conditions and conflict resolution; environmental inspections or enforcement activities, including representing an employer in public meetings, hearings and workshops; plan, develop, research and oversee scientific studies, surveys or scientific analysis; technical environmental assistance and administrative guidance to grants, contracts, and loans recipients; or interpretation of policy and environmental technical assistance, requiring a high degree of scientific background and understanding.