Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.
The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is looking to fill a UST Database Coordinator & Planner (Environmental Specialist 3) (In-Training) position. The position will be located in our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Bellevue, WA.
The goal of the UST Database Coordinator & Planner position is to assist in prevention and cleanup of pollution of the soil and groundwater by supporting the inspection and cleanup of underground storage tanks (UST). Regional point of contact for resolution of database issues concerning UST sites and leaking underground storage tank (LUST) sites.
We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills, the ability to quickly assess a situation and make a decision and the ability to communicate with a diverse audience and section management.
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Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts
Accidental spills of dangerous materials and past business practices have contaminated land and water throughout the state. The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) works to remedy these situations, which range from cleaning up contamination from leaking underground storage tanks, to large, complex projects requiring engineering solutions. Our mission is to get and keep contaminants out of the environment.
The Toxics Cleanup Program works with local government and developers to improve the local economy and ensures environmental justice including the development of the "Healthy Housing Remediation Program", which aims to connect cleanup of contaminated sites to the redevelopment of those sites into affordable housing projects.
Some of the key work activities for the UST Database Coordinator & Planner at the Environmental Specialist 3 level are:
The position will assist in ensuring the section database is kept current so that data and information can be used to track and improve our strategic and operational planning, leadership, Section performance measurement and assist in the improvement of our tracking databases and tools available to the unit, section and management.
This position accomplishes the following:
The position serves as a resource to section management, other UST inspectors and contaminated site managers on regional UST facility conditions that potentially impact an operating regulated UST facility, proposed or current investigation, cleanup or facility reuse. The position schedules inspections, maintains the UST database and files, processes fee payments, tracks enforcement actions, inspection schedules and staff response times for report reviews, and other requests by facility owners/operators and applicants in order to meet the Program goals.
This position solves the following kinds of problems:
This position will monitor inspection schedules quarterly, bi-annually and annually, provides required inspection schedules to each inspector and keeps Section Manager and Unit Supervisor informed of inspection performance issues to ensure we meet Program goals and public service. This position will assist in resolving citizen concerns and complaints concerning potential releases to the environment.
Interesting aspects of the position:
This unique position will allow growth and development from environmental management to gain and strengthen higher level planning and leadership career development.
Challenging aspects of the position:
This position requires strong people and communication skills in order to ensure that citizen's concerns are properly addressed, must be able to assist in finding resolution to challenging customers and situations and resolve citizen concerns and complaints concerning potential releases to the environment.
Culture of the team:
The Section consists of four units with related responsibilities and for the most part works well as a unified team. The UST team typically implements their duties independently therefore requiring this position to ensure that the UST unit interacts and supports the larger Section team.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be July 23, 2018. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before July 22, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
To broaden the candidate pool, we will consider candidates that qualify at the Environmental Specialist 2 or 3 levels. Please read the qualifications section below to learn more about this exciting career growth and in-training opportunity.
The goal class for this position is an Environmental Specialist 3 (ES3). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Environmental Specialist 2 or 3 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the ES2 level, they will be placed into a training program to become an ES3 within a specified period of time.
At the Environmental Specialist 2 level – Pay Range:
45 ($3267 - $4275) Monthly
A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field, AND one (1) year of professional level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning.
Additional qualifying experience will substitute year for year for education.
One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 1.
A Master's degree in one of the above fields.
At the Environmental Specialist 3 level – Pay Range:
49 ($3592 - $4715) Monthly
A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field, AND two (2) years of professional level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning.
Additional qualifying experience will substitute year for year for education.
One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 2.
A Master's degree in one of the above fields will substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
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 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
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.
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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.
At least three professional references.
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