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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Toxics Cleanup Program
(TCP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Voluntary Cleanup Program - Coordinator/Site Manager (Environmental Specialist 3)
position. This position is located
in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
In this role, you will conduct scientific analysis as part of a team to determine effective methods and practices relating to toxic waste cleanup, and resource management, review technical plans for accuracy and make scientific recommendations as part of a team regarding the development, coordination, and implementation of the Voluntary Cleanup Program. You will make recommendations to senior staff regarding new or modified sampling and analytical testing methods, best management practices, and technical operating procedures.
The mission of the Toxics Cleanup Program is to protect Washington’s human health and the environment. We do this by preventing and cleaning up pollution. We also support sustainable communities and natural resources for the benefit of future and current generations. This position directly supports TCP’s strategic goal of cleaning up legacy pollution.
Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embrace the value of people.
Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.
- A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
- An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
- Continuous growth and development opportunities.
- A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings.
- Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.
Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement. We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued. During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. This position is expected to work in the office up to 1 day a week. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding building occupancy, mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of January 31, 2022. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before January 30, 2022. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
What makes this role unique?
In this role, you will maintain the Headquarters Cleanup Section - Land Unit (HQCLU) Voluntary Cleanup Program database, track and maintain the transfer and storage of electronic and hard copy files, track staff response times for report reviews, and other requests by applicants in order to meet the state’s accountability goals. As part of a team or under the guidance of senior staff and management, you will provide regulatory oversight and technical assistance for the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) to ensure that cleanup actions comply with the Model Toxics Control Act and other applicable environmental laws, regulations and policies.
What you will do:
- Maintain the HQCLU Voluntary Cleanup Program database.
- Track and maintain the transfer and storage of electronic and hard copy files.
- Track staff response times for report reviews, and other requests by applicants in order to meet the state’s accountability goals.
- Conduct scientific analysis as part of a team to determine effective methods and practices relating to toxic waste cleanup, and resource management, review technical plans for accuracy and makes scientific recommendations as part of a team regarding the development, coordination, and implementation of the Voluntary Cleanup Program.
- Conduct Cultural Resource section responsibilities and receive all training to fulfill this role and offer accessibility expertise and assets in document creation by cleanup section staff in order to meet agency accessibility standards.
Required Qualifications:A total of Six (6) years of experience and/or education as described below:
Experience may include but not be limited to a combination of the following:
- Professional level Experience in: environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning.
- Education: involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field.
See chart below for a list of ways to qualify for this position:
- Field sampling activities or participating in contaminated site remediation activities.
- Implementing best management practices to protect environmental quality. Performing inspections or field investigations.
- Planning, developing, conducting data collection, data management, and analyzing the results.
- Providing technical assistance to the public and businesses on compliance with environmental regulations.
|Possible Combinations||College credit hours or degree||Years of professional level experience – as listed above.|
|Combination 1||No college credit hours or degree||6 years of experience|
|Combination 2||30-59 semester or 45-89 quarter credits.||5 years of experience|
|Combination 3||60-89 semester or 90-134 quarter credits (AA degree).||4 years of experience|
|Combination 4||90-119 semester or 135-179 quarter credits.||3 years of experience|
|Combination 5 ||A Bachelor's Degree||2 years of experience|
|Combination 6 ||A Master's Degree||1 year of experience|
|Combination 7||A PhD||No experience required|
OR One year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 2, at the Department of Ecology.
Ecology seeks diverse applicants: We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.
- A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
- A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
- Three professional references.
Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.
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- Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc.
- Do not attach documents that are password protected, as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded.
Additional Application Instructions for Current 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.
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Why work for Ecology?
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.
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 your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work 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, Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth *See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information
Student debt: how working for Ecology can help
The Department of Ecology is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Forgiveness Program (PSLF). See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.
Collective Bargaining: This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
Equal Opportunity Employer: 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, military spouses 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.
Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.