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.
A Bachelor's degree, which includes college level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course work. The Bachelor's degree must include a major study in environmental, physical or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other closely allied field.
One (1) year of professional level experience in using the following ArcGIS tools:
ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox; layers, data frames and maps; layer symbology in ArcMap; labeling features; table manipulation; creating graphs and reports; working with georeferenced data; creating maps in ArcMap and using editing tools in GIS to create or change geographic data.
Some knowledge of Washington State Water Code and experience with field assessment.
Course work including use of GIS database and other spreadsheet programs. Ability to perform spatial analysis; manage geographic data; perform geocoding; display points and lines from event tables; convert data from other formats; edit spatial and attribute data; create and use metadata; and produce quality maps and reports.
Ability to accept responsibility for project activities, work effectively with governmental officials and local interest groups, and communicate effectively.
Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:
Must obtain and maintain a valid driver 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 Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth
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