Site Manager (Environmental Engineer 5)  

Website Washington Department of Ecology

Salary $77,952.00 – $102,312.00 Annually
Location Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Job Type Full Time – Permanent
Department Dept. of Ecology
Job Number 2020-TCP2192-01767
Closing Continuous

 

Description
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 Site Manager (Environmental Engineer 5) position. The position will be located in our Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, WA.

The Site Manager position serves as the sections senior contaminated site remediation technology expert providing mentoring, training, engineering expertise on a section-wide basis, and will apply conventional engineering techniques and principles to the section’s most complex projects or largest projects with complex features, such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, or difficult coordination problems, and will represent the section as an authority in remediation technology technical specialty. The position will consult with/advise section supervisors and section manager on issues related to this specialty field.

We are looking for applicants who possess excellent technical and written skills, the ability to quickly assess and evaluate environmental data, and make decisions regarding sufficiency of cleanup actions. Strong applicants will have good organizational skills, strategic thinking abilities, experience with applying and reviewing new and emerging remedial techniques and comfort moving in a fast paced environment.

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 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
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.

Some of the key work activities of the Site Manager position include:

  • Acts as TCP-SWRO’s section’s technical expert for contaminated remediation technology and engineering.
  • Manages and/or oversees the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites for compliance with Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), other relevant laws and regulations, and program policies.
  • Negotiates, issues, and oversee agreed and enforcement orders.

Interesting aspects of the position:

  • Oversees compliance schedules and/or formal enforcement actions necessary to expedite contaminated cleanup at contaminated Sites.
  • Prepares formal letters, memos, technical reports, and bulletins.  Negotiates and drafts agreed orders, consent decrees, enforcement orders, and cleanup action plans, including work to be performed and associated work schedules.
  • As a licensed senior environmental engineering specialist, this position will serve as the sections senior contaminated site remediation technology expert providing mentoring, training, engineering expertise on a section-wide basis, and will apply conventional engineering techniques and principles to the section’s most complex projects or largest projects with complex features, such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, or difficult coordination problems, and will represent the section as an authority in remediation technology technical specialty. Position will consult with/advise section supervisors and section manager on issues related to remediation and engineering.

This position is overtime exempt. However, incumbent is expected to be flexible in willingness to adjust work schedule and work additional hours as needed to meet business demands and deadlines.

The team is invested in a strong work place culture that is collaborative and open.

This position will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be March 3, 2020. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before March 2, 2020. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

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

AND

Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington

AND

Four (4) years of experience in environmental engineering.

OR

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

AND

Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington

AND

Five (5) years of experience in environmental engineering.

NOTE: A Ph.D. in one of the above engineering fields will substitute for two (2) years of the environmental engineering experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Research and Analytical Skills/Abilities: Ability to research, evaluate, and draw conclusions from data; support recommendations with facts and analysis; interpret and apply rules, laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Communication Skills/Abilities: Ability to convey ideas and facts orally and in writing using language the audience will best understand.
  • Consulting Skills/Abilities: Ability to partner with clients to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues.
  • Relationship-Building Skills/Abilities: Ability to develop positive, productive, respectful working relationships with clients and co-workers.
  • Experience in cleanup site management.
  • Familiarity with the MTCA cleanup regulation.
  • Verification of completion of an Initial 40-hour hazardous materials training or the ability to successfully complete the training within the first six months of employment, followed by successful completion of an annual 8-hour refresher.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:

  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
  • Initial 40-hour hazardous materials training followed by annual 8 hour refresher. Must be acquired within six months of hire.

NOTE: Individuals are responsible for ensuring they meet licensing requirements for the State of Washington within the first six months of employment. These requirements can be found at the following website:  WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: How to get your license: Geologists, engineering geologists, or hydrogeologists by reciprocity.

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:
In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to their application:
  • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.
  • A resume outlining your professional experience.
Please 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.

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.

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 call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not call this number or 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 Nicholas Acklam at: nicholas.acklam@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Nicholas 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 information, please visit http:// nicholas.acklam@ecy.wa.gov →

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