Environmental Engineer (Environmental Engineer 3) (In Training)
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 Office of Columbia River (OCR) is looking to fill an Environmental Engineer (Environmental Engineer 3) (In-Training) position. The position will be located in our Office in Union Gap, WA.
The Environmental Engineer position serves as a registered Professional Engineer within OCR. The position provides engineering support for major OCR projects, including final review and/or approval of detailed engineering plans and specifications, site plans, engineering reports and/or operation and maintenance of environmental and irrigation systems; and permitting and policy evaluations of projects such as storage reservoirs (surface and aquifer), conservation and pump exchanges.
We seek engineering expertise to support permit writers, project managers and administrative staff in review, implementation and presentation of reports and plans that support the OCR and Yakima Basin Integrated Plan developments of water supply solutions.
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.
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The Environmental Engineer 3 position is located within the Office of the Columbia River. The mission of the Office of Columbia River (OCR) is to aggressively pursue the development of new water supplies for the Columbia River through conservation and storage projects.
Some of the key work activities at the Environmental Engineer are:
- Coordinates with Ecology's various programs to prevent and resolve conflicts as they relate to OCR funded projects.
- Manages contracts, grants and interagency agreements with various local, state and federal entities.
- Reviews and authors technical reports including reports of examination, engineering reports, project feasibility reports to aid in the development of viable projects.
- Participates on collaborative committees and work groups related to the Yakima Integrated Plan and various OCR projects as determined necessary.
This position will provide technical support to OCR and the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan through comprehensive review, development and/or approval of documents pertaining to the water supply projects and water supply needs of the program.
The chosen candidate will interact with Federal, tribal, state, local and inter-division staff within Ecology to assist the OCR team in identifying water supply solutions in complicated water-use areas. Developing solutions to complex water use problems includes expanding partnerships, seeking funding opportunities and building complex and innovative plans.
The Office of Columbia River is a new, innovative and fast-growing program within Ecology with a purpose to provide solutions to crucial water supply needs in the Columbia Basin while protecting its unique natural environment. The Office of Columbia River is developing and implementing water-supply projects that stand as remarkable results of collaboration witnessed locally and nationally.
This position requires excellent writing skills and the ability to present technical reports to project partners.
The OCR team is made up of staff willing and driven to provide solutions for water supply needs in areas previously shadowed with water problems. The positive, can-do attitude of this team is inspiring.
Please Note: This recruitment is open until filled, with an initial screening scheduled for October 7, 2019. To be considered in the initial screening, please submit your application on or before October 6, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment at any time after the initial screening date.
To broaden the candidate pool, we will consider candidates that qualify at the Environmental Engineer 2 and 3 levels. Please read the qualifications section below to learn more about this exciting career growth and in-training opportunity.
At the Environmental Engineer 3 Level: Salary Range: 67 – ($5886 - $7725 Monthly)( Goal Class)
A Master's Degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, water resources, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington or another state based on the registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington AND two (2)years of experience in environmental engineering.
An engineer-in-training certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, water resources, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington or another state based on the registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington AND three (3) years of experience in environmental engineering.
A Ph.D. in one of the above engineering fields will substitute for two (2) years of the environmental engineering experience.
Please Note: Requirements for professional registration as an engineer in the state of Washington are eight years of professional experience (which may include up to four years of college-level engineering education) and successful completion of sixteen hours of professional licensing exams. Applicants qualifying through the licensing equivalency option must achieve professional registration as an engineer in the state of Washington within six months of appointment to this class.
At the Environmental Engineer 2 Level: Salary Range: 61 – ($5077- $6662 Monthly)
A Master's Degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary water resources, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field
One (1) year of experience in environmental engineering.
An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, water resources, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field
Two (2) years of environmental engineering experience.
Demonstrate the ability to perform environmental engineering review of plans and specifications, site plans, dangerous waste, water and air permits and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and MTCA remedial documents.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
- Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
NOTE: Individuals who are interested in applying to this position, and believe they meet licensing requirements for the State of Washington based on reciprocity, are responsible for ensuring they meet licensing requirements for the State of Washington prior to submitting their application materials. These requirements can be found at the following website: WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: How to get your license: Professional engineer by comity
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.
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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 at (360) 407-6186.
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