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Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 3) (In Training)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
January 02, 2019
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Bellevue, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
Salary
$46,188.00 - $60,636.00 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

Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen


 


The Department of Ecology is looking for a Stormwater Inspector in our Water Quality Program. This position, located at our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA, conducts compliance inspections at sites covered under the Construction and Industrial Stormwater General Permits

We are looking for applicants who can communicate clearly and accurately, have the ability to conduct field inspections at construction sites and industrial facilities, and are able to document inspection findings in a clear and succinct manner.
 

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 www.ecology.wa.gov and check us out on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

 


Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts


Duties



Agency Mission:  Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. 

Program Mission: The Water Quality Program mission 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 does this position do?

This position supports the Water Quality Program's mission by inspecting construction and industrial sites to ensure they are complying with water quality permits. Some of the key duties of this position include:

  • Inspecting sites for compliance with the Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSGP) and the Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP) in the Northwest Region.

  • Developing inspection schedulest for permitted facilities.

  • Preparing inspection reports to document compliance status.

  • Making recommendations to senior staff regarding new or modified sampling and analytical testing methods, best practices, and technical operating procedures.

  • Responding to and investigating complaints or violations, and performing inspections and field investigations.



Please Note: The salary range shown above for this position is 5% higher than standard Environmental Specialist 3 positions due to assignment pay that is given based on this position's location.

 
This position is open until filled, with the initial screening on January 14, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before January 13, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


 

Qualifications



The goal class for this position is an Environmental Specialist 3 (ES3). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the ES1, ES2, or ES3 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the ES1 or ES2 levels they will be hired in at that level and will be placed into a training program to become an ES3 within a specified period of time.

 


Required Qualifications:


At the Environmental Specialist 3 level: $3,849 - $5,053 Monthly
 

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.  



At the Environmental Specialist 2 level: $3,332 - $4,361
 

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

OR

A Master's degree in one of the above fields.  



At the Environmental Specialist 1 level: $2,872 - $3,664

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

Experience at or above the Environmental Technician level or equivalent will substitute, year for year, for education.



Desired Qualifications:


  • Experience working with Construction and Industrial Stormwater General Permits




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 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 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 Greg Stegman at: GSTE461@ECY.WA.GOV. Please do not contact Greg 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.