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Industrial Stormwater Facility Manager (Environmental Specialist 3)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

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Full Time
Posted on
December 19, 2018
Washington State Department of Ecology
Union Gap, WA
Years of Experiences
Career Level
Education Level
$43,104.00 - $56,580.00 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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The Department of Ecology is looking for an Industrial Stormwater Facility Manager in our Water Quality Program. This position works with industrial facilities to ensure they follow pollution laws and regulations, and is located at our Central Regional Office in Union Gap, WA.

We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills, the ability to quickly assess a situation and make a decision, and the ability to communicate with a diverse audience. This position requires working closely with the regulated community to meet the requirements of their permits or help identify those facilities that need permit coverage, and an eye for detail when conducting on site work with permitted facilities.
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 check us out on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

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.

What dos the Industrial Stormwater Facility Manager do?

This position supports the Water Quality Program's goal of protecting and improving water quality by managing Industrial Stormwater permits in the Central Region. This includes:

  • Conducting site visits, typically for technical assistance or compliance. 

  • Acting as the primary regional contact for facilities seeking assistance on permitting requirements, obtaining permit coverages, and terminating permit coverage.

  • Working with the regional compliance specialist on enforcement actions to address permit violations that put water quality and the environment at risk.

Why join the team?

Our Central Regional Office is located in an uncrowded and affordable part of Washington State. We see an average of 200 sunny days per year, with plenty of outdoor activities to take advantage of.


This position is open until filled, with the initial screening on January 2, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before January 1, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.



Required Qualifications:


A Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field AND two years of professional level experience in environmental analysis or control or environmental planning.
Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education.
A Master's degree in one of the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in one of the above fields.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with environmental legislation and regulations at the federal, state, and local level

  • Experience with oral and written communication of complex issues and interpreting technical documents for a variety of audiences

  • Experience in applying negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

  • Experience with GIS systems and associated mobile devices.

  • Experience or demonstrated familiarity with stormwater and industrial facilities.

  • A Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment

Must have a valid driver's 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 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.
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more 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 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 Mark Peterschmidt at: MAPE461@ECY.WA.GOV. Please do not contact Mark 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 is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.  

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.

Please apply here: Industrial Stormwater Facility Manager (ES3)