Industrial Section Environmental Specialist 1 Job State of Washington Dept Ecology Laceyby admin on more than 30 days
State of Washington Dept. of Ecology Recruitment 2020 - State of Washington Dept. of Ecology need the candidates to fill Industrial Section Environmental Specialist Environmental Specialist 1 that will be placed in Lacey.
State of Washington Dept. of Ecology Jobs 2020Description :
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Department of Ecology's priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are still hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. The majority of our staff are currently working from home; we have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.
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 Solid Waste Management Program is looking to fill an Industrial Section Environmental Specialist (Environmental Specialist 1) position. This position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.
The Industrial Section Environmental Specialist position will assist the engineers and other staff in the Industrial Section with various tasks related to the permits that are issued and inspections conducted by the Section. These tasks will help monitor compliance with those permits as well as ensure that the Section is able to meet our records management obligations associated with permit related submittals, including file management and database entry. This position is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning about how Ecology regulates air quality emissions, wastewater discharges, dangerous waste management, and cleanup activities at large industrial facilities.
We are looking for applicants that have good organizational skills, are self-motivated, and enjoy working independently.
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.
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.
Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts
The Solid Waste Management Program's Industrial Section is a unique section within Ecology in that we implement the air quality, water quality, dangerous waste and toxic cleanup regulations for specific large industrial facilities throughout the state of Washington. The facilities that we regulate include oil refineries, aluminum smelters, pulp and paper mills, and chemical manufacturing plants.
Some of the key work activities of the Industrial Section Environmental Specialist position are:
- Enters and retrieves compliance information from various permitting databases.
- Reorganizes the section's filing system.
- Assists with public involvement activities.
- Oversees the section's environmental complaint and spill reports.
- Assists the engineers and other staff with monitoring compliance with the various permits that are issued to the facilities that are regulated by our section.
- Works with filing and records management which includes assisting with fulfilling public records requests.
- Assists the Section's Data Management Lead, Public Outreach Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant with maintaining the Industrial Section's SharePoint site.
The Industrial Section is a diverse team of engineers, scientists, and administrative staff with a range of experience from a few years to over 25 years. We are unique within the agency in that we implement multiple programs for certain industrial facilities throughout the state of Washington, including air quality, water quality, dangerous waste, and toxic clean-up. Because of this, we have the opportunity to interact with staff from each of the programs as well as all of the regions. This position is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning about how Ecology regulates air quality emissions, wastewater discharges, dangerous waste management, and cleanup activities at large industrial facilities.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be May 19, 2020. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before May 18, 2020. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field.
Experience at or above the Environmental Technician level or equivalent will substitute, year for year, for education.
The experience as an Environmental Technician can include assisting in any of the following areas: 1) Processes various types of environmental regulatory permit applications, reviews them for accuracy, completeness and compliance with code standards; researches existing permits to preclude possible conflict; plots legal descriptions and geographic locations on a map; prepares public notice as required and checks actual publication for accuracy and sufficiency; prepares field examination package; 2) Assists professional staff in field work such as sampling, testing, calibration, etc.; 3) Tracks environmental documents with computer system and evaluates, interprets and analyzes data; 4) Analyzes data within the tracking system to determine completeness, correctness and compiles reports for use by professional staff or outside agencies; 5) Collects data from field or office sources to be translated into computer for tracking; 6) Responds to general inquiries from public and other interested parties; 7) Compiles and maintains environmental informational library; 8) Assists in inspections of industrial and municipal discharges for compliance with their respective permits by collecting samples, reviewing operating procedures and standard practices being administered and verifying accuracy of measuring devices and recorders; assists in sampling design and data evaluation; 9) Leads and supervises staff in collecting data necessary to support an environmental project or reporting requirements; 10) Receives and responds to requests from the public regarding status of permit applications; explains permit application procedures; assists applicants in filling out forms; 11) Compiles data and prepares recurring reports regarding number, type and location of permit applications; sends these reports to interested agencies; 12) Collects field samples or data for environmental studies; 13) Prepares public notice to meet statutory publication requirements; prepares a field examination package including such items as maps, legal description, information or existing water rights and/or unusual problems within the area; 14) Provides advice, guidance and assistance to the public in the preparation of applications; answers questions concerning existing water rights and flood control zone permits; assigns application numbers and records them in appropriate log books; spots location of point of withdrawal or diversion on maps;
- Ability to trouble-shoot technical problems involving digital accessibility.
- Ability to work with varying levels of staff knowledge, skills, and abilities within the Section.
- Proficient in the use of Adobe Acrobat Pro.
- Ability to present learning opportunities and workshops with Section staff at monthly meetings and when assisting with technical issues.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Valid Drivers License
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.
- See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information
In order to be considered, applicants MUST attach the following documents as an attachment to their application:
- A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required/desired qualifications of this position.
- A resume outlining your professional environmental experience.
- Please to do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.
Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position.
Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.
Department of 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.
If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."
If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail [email protected] Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.
If you have specific questions about the position, please email Stephanie Ogle at: [email protected] Please do not contact Stephanie to inquire about the status of your application.
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.
This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology.
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 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.
For more detail information, please refer official source from State of Washington Dept. of Ecology on following link below :
- Only qualified candidates that meet with the above requirements would be processed in this recruitment.
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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