Job ID: 211908755
Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's land, air and water for current and future generations. Program Mission: The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to sustain healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures that beneficial uses are achieved including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife and public health.The Northwest Region Water Quality Planner uses knowledge of numerous complex water quality issues and processes to develop and implement regional strategies to reduce and eliminate toxics in the Duwamish River, and to provide water quality-related technical assistance to Ecology, other state and federal agencies, and the public. This position will:
Ready to apply your experience to high-profile, fast-paced work?This position will provide you with opportunities to implement concepts that improve site-specific conditions in the near-term, while at the same time advancing and implementing regional strategies to control or reduce water quality pollutants over the long-term.
Required Qualifications:A Master's degree or above with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning or management, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, environmental management, chemistry, or closely related field AND At least three years of professional experience in water quality permitting, stormwater management, toxics cleanup, pollution prevention, or environmental planning.OR
A Bachelor's degree or above with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning or management, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, environmental management, chemistry or closely related field AND At least five years of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development. At least three of the five years of professional experience must include professional experience in water quality permitting, stormater management, toxics cleanup, pollution prevention, or environmental planning. .OR One year of experience as an Environmental Planner 3 at the Department of Ecology, which includes experience in water quality permitting, stormwater management, toxics cleanup, or pollution prevention, provided a master's degree as describe above has been obtained.Desired Qualifications
Special Requirements / Conditions of EmploymentMust 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 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 helpEmployees 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
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