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Local Source Control Coordinator (Environmental Planner 4)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
December 28, 2017
Washington State Department of Ecology
Lacey, WA
Years of Experiences
3 - 5
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Master's Degree, Doctorate
$56,844 - $74,604

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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Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill our statewide Local Source Control Partnership Coordinator position (Environmental Planner 4).  Ecology is pleased to offer the opportunity for this position to be located at either our headquarters office or at one of our four regional offices.

The Local Source Control Partnership supports local governments so that they can help small businesses improve hazardous waste management practices, reduce toxic stormwater pollution and prevent spills. Your role is to lead, support, and enable the Local Source Control Specialist that are working throughout the Puget Sound region, Spokane River and the Lower Columbia River watersheds.

We are seeking experienced candidates that have a broad range of skills to lead this collaborative partnership. Key duties include communications, strategic planning, evaluating and measuring statewide performance. In addition, you will create interagency agreements, help organize regulatory training workshops, seek federal grant funding, track and communicate results.
This position works with many of Ecology's programs, including the municipal stormwater permit requirements, environmental monitoring related to the Local Source Control Program, as well as working with hazardous waste and pollution prevention specialists in our regional offices. 
We are looking for applicants with professional experience in environmental planning, sustainability, environmental management, or public administration with an environmental emphasis as well as project management, budgeting, information management, and performance metrics tracking. Important skills include the ability to successfully manage collaborative partnerships or complex projects. Experience with local, state or federal hazardous waste management regulations, stormwater regulations, pollution prevention, compliance assurance or other environmental programs is required. 
Applicants should have the ability to work independently and effectively with agency programs, businesses, government and nongovernmental organizations.

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. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

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The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program is made up of people dedicated to fostering sustainability, preventing pollution, and promoting safe waste management. We do many different things in a coordinated approach to protect the people and environment of Washington from pollution from hazardous products and waste.

Some of the Key work activities of the Local Source Control Coordinator position include:

Local Source Control Partnership - As the designated principal planning consultant for the Local Source Control Partnership (LSC),

  • Leads the development and implementation of the Local Source Control Partnership Program.

  • Coordinates the 20-agency partnership that is responsible for providing on-site technical assistance to small businesses through interagency agreements (contracts) with Ecology.

  • Develops and recommends policy and program development and implementation for the LSC Partnership Program.

  • Develops, negotiates and manages the interagency agreements, conducts data analysis and program evaluation, prepares biennial reports.

  • Maintains the local source control specialists' network, including coordinating with representatives from Ecology's regional offices and other programs.

Implementation Plan Development – work with internal and external parties to develop a statewide biennial implementation plan to identify goals, performance measures and actions to sustain and enhance the LSC Partnership, including regional office coordination.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The next screening of applicants will be January 19, 2018.  In order to be considered for the next screening, please submit an application on or before January 18, 2018.  The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.



Required Qualifications:

A Master's degree or above with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field. 
At least three years of professional experience successfully coordinating interagency agreements, contracts or project management, experience with local, state or federal hazardous waste management regulations, stormwater regulations, pollution prevention or compliance assurance programs.
One year of experience as an Environmental Planner 3 which includes experience coordinating interagency agreements, project management, experience with local, state or federal hazardous waste management regulations, stormwater regulations, pollution prevention or compliance assurance programs.  

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with environmental inspection or compliance assistance programs.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities and partner collaboration, to produce work products that are timely, accurate, and complete.

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to their 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.

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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 Ken Zarker at: Please do not contact Ken to inquire about the status of your application.