Hazardous Waste Compliance Unit Supervisor (WMS Band 1)

Website Washington Department of Ecology

Salary $74,302.00 – $93,516.00 Annually

Location King County – Shoreline, WA
Job Type Full Time – Permanent
Department Dept. of Ecology
Job Number 2021-HWTR2590-02450
Description

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. 


Please Note: 
The salary posted above does not include the additional 5% premium pay that this position will receive due to this position’s location in King County.

Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

Protecting 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. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, and has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology may be a good fit.The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction program within the Department of Ecology is looking for a supervisor for the Hazardous Waste Compliance Unit in the Northwest Region.

This position will lead 13 technical and regulatory staff to increase safe hazardous waste management and prevent hazardous waste pollution.

At Ecology, 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 LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

Local efforts… Diverse people… Statewide impacts

 

Duties
 

Agency Mission: Ecology’s mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations.

Program Mission: The mission of the Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program is to foster sustainability, prevent pollution, and ensure safe waste management of the millions of pounds of hazardous substances used and disposed of each year by businesses and households in Washington State.  Over the longer term, we work with businesses and governments to achieve a system where waste is viewed as inefficient, and where most waste and unnecessary use of toxic substances have been eliminated.

What will you do?

  • Plan, lead, organize, and direct the work performed by the Compliance Unit.
  • Develop, manage, and conduct programs and special projects related to technical assistance, compliance, and enforcement that take tactical advantage of resources internally and externally.
  • Recommend and implement policies and procedures to promote hazardous waste management and compliance; and collecting data and experience for future rule development and amendment.
  • Prepare, issue, and track formal enforcement actions – administrative orders and penalties, as well as expedited enforcement action offers – in the Northwest Region. Serve as the primary point of contact for Attorney General’s Office – Ecology Division.
  • Build relationships and collaborate with internal and external partners and stakeholders to cultivate an environment of engagement.

Why join the team?

This is a great opportunity to:

  • Lead a team of highly skilled and diverse compliance inspectors in setting clear expectations to meet EPA-PPA commitments. This includes planning, conducting, and tracking compliance inspections of hazardous waste generators, transporters, and receiving facilities in the Northwest Region.
  • Help Washington State businesses comply with Washington’s dangerous waste regulations and safely managing hazardous waste. The work you do will matter to the residents of Washington state. You’ll use your regulatory experience to evaluate technical issues and make sound decisions about how to lead and provide supervision to a team of compliance inspectors in terms of conducting inspections and taking enforcement actions.

 

Please note: During Stay Home, Stay Healthy, staff are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need.

Ecology is maintaining less than maximum building occupancy, and requiring masks, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing.
This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of April 13, 2021.  In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before April 12, 2021. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Our Northwest Regional Office will be moving to a new location at 15700 Dayton Ave North in Shoreline, WA starting in May 2021.

 

Qualifications
 

Required Qualifications:

There are multiple ways to qualify for this position. See options below:

Option 1

Eight (8) years of experience and/ or education:
  • Experience: In environmental analysis, control, or planning
  • Education: In natural or environmental sciences, planning, business, or public administration or closely allied field.
This experience may include:
  • Planning, designing, and conducting environmental inspections, including remote inspections to meet program strategic goals.
  • Leading teams/workgroups for special projects/tasks prioritized by management.
  • Conducting complex or controversial enforcement or compliance actions.
  • Providing technical assistance to the regulated community.
  • Developing partnerships with other regional compliance units within the program, communities, businesses, and other stakeholders to respond to environmental issues.

 
Option 2

  • Four (4) years of experience in environmental analysis, control, or planning
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, planning, business, or public administration or closely allied field.
 This experience may include:
  • Planning, designing, and conducting environmental inspections, including remote inspections to meet program strategic goals.
  • Leading teams/workgroups for special projects/tasks prioritized by management.
  • Conducting complex or controversial enforcement or compliance actions.
  • Providing technical assistance to the regulated community.
  • Developing partnerships with other regional compliance units within the program, communities, businesses, and other stakeholders to respond to environmental issues.

Option 3:

  • Two (2) years of experience in environmental analysis, control, or planning
  • Master’s degree or higher in environmental sciences, planning, business, or public administration or closely allied field.
This experience may include:
  • Planning, designing, and conducting environmental inspections, including remote inspections to meet program strategic goals.
  • Leading teams/workgroups for special projects/tasks prioritized by management.
  • Conducting complex or controversial enforcement or compliance actions.
  • Providing technical assistance to the regulated community.
  • Developing partnerships with other regional compliance units within the program, communities, businesses, and other stakeholders to respond to environmental issues.

Additional experience and education combinations that meet the requirements for this position:

Possible Combinations College credit hours or degree Years of required experience
Combination 1 No college credit hours or degree 8 years of experience
Combination 2 I have 30-59 semester or 45-89 quarter credits. 7 years of experience
Combination 3 I have 60-89 semester or 90-134 quarter credits (AA degree). 6 years of experience
Combination 4 I have 90-119 semester or 135-179 quarter credits. 5 years of experience
Combination 5 A Bachelor’s Degree 4 years of experience
Combination 6 A Master’s Degree or above 2 years of experience

Desired Qualifications:

We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.  Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.

  • Experience interpreting Washington’s Hazardous Waste Management Act, Dangerous Waste Regulations and Federal RCRA regulations and working for their consistent implementation across industries throughout the state. This may include
    • Experience coordinating, supporting, and communicating with businesses and facilities and engaging their on-the-ground knowledge of specific situations.
    • Taking suggestions or initiatives from partners/other regions who may have unique insight into solutions.
  • Familiarity with USEPA Region 10 and its approach to environmental regulation.
  • Experience managing quickly changing priorities and balancing workloads of a team.
  • Experience gaining trust with team members, community members, the regulated community, customers, or other organizations. This may include:
    • Earning respect and confidence of coworkers and the regulated community.
    • Treating fellow employees, clients and the public as partners who are committed to a healthy, prosperous communities by making sure that long-term needs are met.
    • Responding to customer input and considering alternatives.
    • Sharing service lessons with others within the organization.
    • Solving problems by considering different perspectives, and finding new, creative ways to accomplish work.
    • Working effectively with people of differing styles, personalities, and preferences.
    • Intentionally helping others achieve their best and make the interests others a top priority.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:

  • Obtain and maintain a valid driver’s 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 ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth

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

 

Supplemental Information
 

Application Instructions:

Please complete the short on-line application, supplemental questions and upload:

  • Your current chronological resume;
  • A cover letter explaining how you fit the requirements of the position;
  • Three professional references with current contact information.

Important Note:

When attaching documents to your application (Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):

  • Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc.
  • Do not attach documents that are password protected as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded.

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. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile’s resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including “please see resume,” may disqualify you from further consideration.It is in the candidate’s best interest to submit all of the documents requested above. Applications without these documents may be declined.

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.”

Other Information:

If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. 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 Raman Iyer at: Raman.Iyer@ecy.wa.gov Please do not contact Raman 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 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.

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.

 

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For more information, please contact Raman.Iyer@ecy.wa.gov

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