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Environmental Engineer 3 (In Training)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
September 12, 2019
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Union Gap, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
3 - 5
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate
Salary
$70,632.00 - $92,700.00 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/2561490/environmental-engineer-3-in-training


 



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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen


 


Our Water Quality Program is looking to hire an Environmental Engineer 3 at our Central Regional Office in Union Gap, WA

This position performs professional environmental engineering duties for the engineering and regulatory oversight of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment facilities in order to protect water quality. 

We are looking for a candidates who can independently assess a wide variety of community waste water and water quality facility needs.

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 performance driven 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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The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to sustain healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures that state waters support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.
 

The Water Quality Program is responsible for regulating discharges of pollutants to surface and ground waters by writing and managing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, enforcing water quality laws, developing water quality standards and identifying water bodies that fail to meet those standards, and providing technical and financial assistance to appropriate entities to help them protect and restore Washington's waters.

 


What does this Environmental Engineer do?


To support the mission of the Water Quality Program, this position serves as a Professional Engineer:



  • Providing review and final approval of municipal and industrial engineering reports, construction plans and specifications for wastewater treatment facilities to ensure compliance with state and federal water quality laws and regulations in the Central Region. 

  • Providing engineering and technical expertise for the development of wastewater discharge permits and discharge limits, sampling and testing schedules and compliance schedules for wastewater treatment.

  • Managing permits for assigned municipal and industrial facilities.

  • Providing timely review of comprehensive sewer plans and engineering reports.

  • Providing engineering support and proposing the rating for grant and loan applications.

  • Serving as the section lead for water reuse projects. This includes representing the section on the agency water reuse work group, and on the program pretreatment work group.

  • Planning and performing annual inspections, including pretreatment audits and pretreatment compliance inspections of assigned facilities in accordance with agency guidance documents and work plans.

  • Preparing technical inspection reports to support agency regulatory activities and to advise permittees of permit compliance status. 


 

 


This position is open until filled, with an initial screening on September 23, 2019. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before September 22, 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


The goal class for this position is an Environmental Engineer 3 (EE3). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the EE3 and EE2 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the EE2 level, they will be hired in at that level and will be placed into a training program to become an EE3 within a specified period of time.


Required Qualifications:


At the Environmental Engineer 3 level: $5,886 - $7,725 per month

A Master's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field AND Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington AND two years of experience in environmental engineering.

OR

An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields:  sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical or related field AND Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington and AND three years of experience in environmental engineering.
 
A Ph.D. in one of the above engineering fields will substitute for two years of the environmental engineering experience.
  

NOTE:  Requirements for registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington are eight years of professional experience (which may include up to four years of college-level engineering education) and successful completion of sixteen hours of professional licensing exams.  Applicants qualifying through the licensing equivalency option must achieve registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington within six months of appointment to this class.   
 
NOTE: Individuals who are interested in applying to this position, and believe they meet licensing requirements for the State of Washington based on reciprocity, are responsible for ensuring they meet licensing requirements for the State of Washington prior to submitting their application materials.  These requirements can be found at the following website: WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: How to get your license: Professional engineer by comity 


 



At the Environmental Engineer 2 level: $5,077 - $6,662 per month

A Master's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field AND one year of experience in environmental engineering.

OR

An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields:  sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical or related field AND two years of environmental engineering experience.




Desired Qualifications:

 

  • Two years of experience in wastewater treatment plant design and operations, including preparing general sewer plans, facility plans, and contract documents (plans and specifications) for municipal wastewater treatment facilities.

  • Experience or training in modeling including wastewater engineering and/or mixing zone analysis.

  • Ability to apply negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues to the public. 





Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment
 

  • Must have a valid driver's license

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington, in good standing, in order to advance to the EE3 level.




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

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 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 Jim Leier at: Jim.Leier@ECY.WA.GOV. Please do not contact Jim to inquire about the status of your application.

This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.  

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.

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.