Clean Transportation Grants Specialist (Environmental Specialist 3) (In-Training)
$45,552.00 - $74,376.00 Annually
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Air Quality Program (AQP)within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Clean Transportation Grants Specialist (Environmental Specialist 3) (In-Training) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office inLacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.
Do you possess an interest in grant management, and communicating and performing outreach to grantees? Not yet an expert in all of these areas? No problem! We’re seeking smart, eager candidates and will provide on-the-job training as needed.
As the Clean Transportation Grants Specialist, you will provide grant guidance, communications and outreach, research, and analysis in supporting senior staff. You will work with a wide array of public and private stakeholders, and closely with senior staff and budget analysts to develop and optimize funding opportunities and track existing and future grants to help further electrify transportation.
Note: This position offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress through the Environmental Specialist (ES) field and achieve the goal class of an ES3. Candidates will be considered at the ES2 and ES3 levels, depending on qualifications. For salary levels for each, please see the qualifications section.
The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect, preserve, and enhance the air quality of Washington to safeguard public health and the environment and support high quality of life for current and future generations.
Please Note: This is a project position that is funded until December 31, 2032.
Tele-work options for this position:This position will be eligible for up to an 80% tele-work schedule.Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and are subject to change. Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, we will review applications on December 4, 2023. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before December 3, 2023. If your application isn't received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date.
Please Note: We will review all applications received before the date above. Additional reviews after this date typically only occur if we have a small applicant pool, or if a successful Hire was not made.
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 *Click here for more information
About the Department of EcologyProtecting 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 embraces the value of people. To learn more, check out our Strategic Plan.
Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:
Our commitment to DEIR
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.
What makes this role unique?This is an opportunity to be a part of the team to fund emissions reduction and transportation electrification projects! This work includes grant management and tracking, stakeholder support, project management, research and analysis, and producing maps and data visualizations. The position requires flexibility, adaptability, and a willingness to play various roles across projects.
What you will do:
This is an In-Training Position. The goal class for this position is Environmental Specialist 3 (ES3). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Environmental Specialist 2 and Environmental Specialist 3 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the ES2 level, they will be hired in at that level and placed into a training program to become an ES3 within a specified period of time.
At the Environmental Specialist 2 level: Salary Range 45 ($3,796-$5,088 monthly) (in-training)
A total of five years of experience and/or education as described below:
One year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 1, at the Department of Ecology.
At the Environmental Specialist 3 level: Salary Range 53 ($4,602-$6,198 monthly) Goal Class
A total of six years of experience and/or education as described below:
One year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 2, at the Department of Ecology.
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.
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.
It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.
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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.
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.
If you have specific questions about the position, please email Pete Siefer at: Pete.Siefer@ecy.wa.gov.Please do not contact Pete to inquire about the status of your application.
Why work for Ecology?
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.