Landfill Methane Grants Coordinator (Environmental Planner 4)
$70,800.00 - $95,184.00 Annually
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
We are seeking an environmental professional with a background in grant program development and a passion for improving air quality throughout Washington State.
As the Landfill Methane Grants Coordinator, you’ll be a senior planner responsible for developing, formalizing, and administering a grant program aimed specifically to reduce methane emissions from municipal landfills in Washington. Municipal landfill owners and operators must meet requirements to collect and control methane, as well as new state monitoring and reporting requirements. In this role, you will help design and implement the program to ensure that grant funding is made available to help landfill owners and operators cover costs associated with meeting these requirements.
The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington. The Air Quality Program’s vision is clean, healthy air and climate for all of Washington.
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.
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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.
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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?
As the Landfill Methane Grants Coordinator, you will leverage your expertise in grant development and landfill emissions to successfully implement all aspects of a high-priority grant funding program. To accomplish this work, you will be engaging with various external stakeholders, including municipal landfills, the intended grantee for the Landfill Methane Reduction Grant Program, local air agencies, public utility districts, private energy companies, non-profits, trade associations, the legislature, state agencies, and the public.
What you will do:
One year of experience as an Environmental Planner 3, at the Department of Ecology.
Desired Qualifications:We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.
Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.
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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If you have specific questions about the position, please email Molly Spiller at: Molly.Spiller@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Molly 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.