Environmental Specialist 5

State of Washington Dept. of Corrections - Monroe, WA3.4




This recruitment will remain open until position is filled. First review of applicants will take place on January 15, 2019.

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to fill one full time permanent position as an Environmental Specialist 5 at Monroe Correctional Complex.

Monroe Correctional Complex is a 2500 bed male all-custody level facility located 30 miles northeast of Seattle. The complex consists of five major units: Washington State Reformatory Unit (WSRU), Twin Rivers, Unit (TRU), Minimum Security Unit (MSU), Special Offenders Unit (SOU) a large mental health inpatient treatment unit, and the Intensive Management Unit (IMU). MCC provides care for the sickest and most complicated patients in our system and is considered the hub of medical and psychiatric care for DOC. It is located close to University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center.

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.
The Environmental Specialist 5 reports to the Environmental Planner, with the departments Capital Planning and Development (CPD). This position is a regional position responsible for environmental, regulatory and policy compliance regarding environmental and hazardous materials, hazardous waste, storm water, and wastewater. As such, the position performs as the subject matter expert and liaison with agency headquarters, federal, state and local regulatory authorities, ensuring agency and facility compliance with all environmental regulations.

The position is also responsible to act as MCC's Resource Conservation Manager providing policy review and updates, staff training, energy analysis and conservation initiatives, all of which works to ensure the safe and efficient operation of state facilities, utilities and equipment. This work supports the Department of Corrections mission by reducing risk and maximizing the value and longevity of state assets.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Provide oversight to ensure MCC compliance with environmental regulatory and policy requirements.
Research and develop environmental management plans and programs for MCC and DOC.
Ensure all required MCC environmental inspections, reports and permitting are accomplished.
Responsible for tracking, reporting, managing, warehousing and proper disposal of MCC generated hazardous waste.
Provide environmental testing.
Coordinate environmental regulations with MCC's OSHA/WISHA compliance Safety Officer. Participate in ICS emergency response for spills, hazardous materials events.
Act as liaison with Agency headquarters, federal, state, and local agencies.
Administer the facilities chemical management databases.
Oversee technical aspects of MCC's wastewater operations.
Monitor and reduce expenditures for utilities and other resource expenditures.
Research and develop energy management plans and programs.
Oversee the sustainability program.
Perform regular policy and regulatory reviews of MCC facility operations.
Administer DOC's Sustainability Data Management (SDM) database.
Application design and programming.
Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:
Must possess a valid State Driver's License

Bachelor's degree in environmental, physical, or natural sciences, environmental planning, or other related field from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a foreign equivalent.

AND in addition:
Four years of professional level experience in environmental analysis, regulatory compliance, or environmental planning, which includes two years' experience at a level of Environmental Specialist 3 or above. Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education.


Four years of professional level experience or management in state service in an environmental or sustainable operations position.


Environmental program knowledge and experience.
Supervisory knowledge and experience.
Principles and practices of plant and labor management.
Familiarity with building systems/hardware, energy conservation.
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Certification, or ability to obtain within 180 days of hire.
Familiarity with environmental regulations, codes, safety and policy.
Principles, practices and procedures of administration of public work.
Ability to use sound judgment, demonstrate problem solving on difficult management and project problems.
Understand and interpret written and oral directions, specifications and plans.
Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, documents and specifications and complete projects on schedule, within specifications and budget.
Have a working knowledge of the Incident Command System as it pertains to Correctional facility operation.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 1 Certification
Certification in energy management
Database experience
Master's Degree

Veterans Preference Points Qualification
In order to be eligible to receive Veterans Preference Points, as noted in the Agency Wide Questions, you will need to attach a legible copy of your DD214, Member 4 form, to your application OR email a copy to afrose@doc1.wa.gov, by close of the job posting. If this information is not received by the closing date - no additional points will be applied to your final examination score.
Supplemental Information
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.

Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
This position may be represented by a Union Shop.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
Promote inclusiveness.
Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email afrose@doc1.wa.gov, or call us at (360) 794-2715. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.