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Health and Environmental Investigator I & II

King County

Location: King County - various locations 

Closing date: December 8, 2022

About the Position:

The HE&I I/II positions will enable businesses, property owners, service providers, and other residents in King County to protect public health and comply with environmental health codes by providing education, inspection, and compliance services. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of environmental health principles and practices and be skilled at applying scientific understanding and code requirements to a variety of contexts while ensuring that community members, industry professionals, business owners, and other partners receive quality service. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide culturally competent education, technical assistance, and/or regulatory compliance services. Assist with development of sector-specific educational materials, guidance, and/or trainings.

  • Interpret and convey complex regulations or technical recommendations and provide clear written and oral guidance and direction to industries, public agencies, business owners, service providers, and general public.

  • Conduct on-site inspections or site visits and review reports to ensure compliance or alignment with current public health and environmental codes, regulations, and/or policies.

  • Respond to public complaints and inquiries on environmental health matters.

  • For regulatory positions, determine if regulatory violations have occurred, document violations, establish schedule for corrections, and follow up with technical assistance or enforcement to ensure that schedule is met.

  • Build working relationships with key contacts in the community, sector professionals, partners, and stakeholders. Attend and contribute to internal and external stakeholder meetings, meetings with facilities, and public outreach events.

  • Use computerized database management systems, write, and review reports, and maintain accurate records in a timely manner.

  • Bring a trauma informed and compassionate approach to working with diverse customers, clients, and other King County residents.

  • Incorporate an equity lens to the work by prioritizing services to marginalized communities, including low income, refugee, people of color and other communities at the greatest risk of harm from exposure to environmental risks.

  • Must be able to follow all COVID-19 safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols when working in the field such as mask use, eye protection, and other PPE as required.

Stormwater Program Coordinator

City of Battleground

Location: Battleground, WA

Closing date: December 7, 2022

About the Position:

Manages the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program and performs engineering work in the design and construction of stormwater and erosion control projects.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Conduct outreach to the local community about stormwater pollution prevention.

  • Serves as lead staff for program(s), which require specialized engineering knowledge of stormwater or erosion control and its related infrastructure.

  • Provides technical support relative to interpretation of the City's Stormwater Management Plan.

  • Review special engineering studies and reports related to stormwater and erosion control; perform special assignments on engineering problems as necessary; prepare specific studies and reports for other City staff.

  • Represent the City at Hearing Examiner, City Council Meetings, and other public meetings, as necessary.

  • Ensure the City stays in compliance with NPDES Phase II Permit requirements.

  • Coordinate with Stormwater and Source Control Engineering Technicians in assignment of duties.

  • Assist City Engineer in updating the City's Stormwater and Erosion Control Standard Details.

  • Create and manage grant applications for stormwater and erosion control projects.

  • Attend governmental and other appropriate committee/partner meetings related to stormwater and erosion control.

  • Provide assistance related to stormwater and erosion control design review.

  • Provide technical and professional engineering support services relative to the area of  stormwater; provides assistance to construction inspectors in the interpretation of plans and resolution of problems during construction; reviews as-built plans to ensure compliance with original plans and specifications.

  • Review engineering calculations and designs of other engineers or technicians.

  • Provide management of consultants working for the City related to stormwater and erosion control projects.

  • Conduct field inspections to determine compliance with approved plans.

  • Assist City Engineer in providing project management for the construction of municipal public works projects.

  • Prepare and maintain technical civil engineering records and prepare comprehensive reports.

  • Compile rough technical data and prepare statistical and narrative reports from field studies.

  • Provide a high level of customer service at all times; projects and maintains a positive image on behalf of the City of Battle Ground with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

  • Maintain, disclose and destroy public records in accordance with the requirements of the WA Public Records Act and WA State Archives records retention guidelines.

  • Follow/adhere to all city policies and procedures, and safety program regulations and requirements.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships among co-workers and other City personnel, contractors, and the public.

Public Engagement Manager

Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA 

Closing date: December 1, 2022

About the Position:

The Public Engagement Manager contributes to the mission of the division by working to ensure an open and accessible connection with the public, overseeing complaint and inquiry processes for the division, and leading efforts to incorporate meaningful data collection, management, and reporting across all programs. 

 

In this position, you’ll define and assess the activities related to division-wide information accessibility, data management integration, and work with public inquiries and public health complaints. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Leads Team One, which is the Policy Team within the OAS consisting direct reports. These positions are active participants in the office’s leadership team. They collaboratively provide support and outward help when faced with competing priorities. 

  •  Provides the space and support to ensure this team can make time to see one another as people, get curious about problem-solving, and actively work to make sound decisions to support workplace culture and make decisions supporting the broader needs of the office, division, agency, and communities we serve. 

  •  Assures that public engagement, handling of public inquiries, and data systems meet all state and federal requirements and that the program is carried out consistently that promotes excellence, equity, and inclusion. In addition, this position maintains and strengthens relationships with federal, tribal, state, and local partners, and regulated entities. 

  • Supports internal activities such as hiring, and training opportunities, and facilitated discussions on equity and inclusion and in external activities by evaluating where and how agency resources are targeted to address health inequities using race and sex-disaggregated data when possible. The position will work to reduce health disparities and improve health equity associated with engagement strategies, access to data, and building robust systems. 

  • Serves as a Department of Health leader in modeling an outward mindset within the agency, division, office, and teams and with the service we provide our customers and partners. This promotes a culture respectfulness and openness, where people can be vulnerable and accountable to themselves and each other. 

National Estuary Program Grant Coordinator

Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA 

Closing date: First review November 16th

About the Position:

This position manages grant funded contracts from the National Estuary Program (NEP) which administers sub-awards from two cooperative agreements. The position provides consultations and technical assistance to sub-awardees defined in the NEP work plan between Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Negotiating and developing contract budgets and statements of work with subrecipients. 

  • Assisting external sub-recipients and coordinate with the agency’s contracting office to efficiently shepherd contracts through the agency’s contracting process. 

  • Monitoring and evaluating project performance, contract spending, and deliverables with support from the other staff. 

  • Ensuring that all federal grant terms and conditions are followed and passed through appropriately to sub-recipients including meeting reporting requirements. 

  • Consulting regularly with agency Fiscal Monitoring Unit staff and the Grants Management Unit. 

  • Supporting and working with sub-awardees to help ensure timely completion of tasks and deliverables and federal Financial and Ecosystem Accounting Tracking System (FEATS) reporting. 

  • Consulting and coordinating with program staff for technical assistance in contract negotiations and deliverable reviews.

  • Developing and managing scopes of work, agreements, budgets, and other program documents associated with oversight and administration of the two Shellfish Strategic Initiative cooperative agreements.

  • Monitoring and fulfilling FEATS performance reporting requirements and other NEP reporting by our sub-recipients. 

  • Evaluating success of implemented sub-recipient projects and works in collaboration with the sub-awardee to adaptively manage and course correct.

Climate Change: Cap-and-Invest Trading Lead

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA 

Closing date: First review November 22nd

About the Position:

The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington and to protect our State’s environment for current and future generations. In 2021, Washington’s Legislature passed the landmark Climate Commitment Act (CCA) – a sweeping piece of legislation that directs Ecology to develop and implement the state’s first Cap-and-Invest Program and commits our state to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050.

Washington’s program is only the second such economy-wide program in the nation, and Ecology has been directed by the Legislature to have it up-and-running by January 1, 2023. It’s a big task with even bigger long-term impacts on the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the global fight against climate change. We are hard at work, looking to hire a diverse range of mission-focused professionals to help us bring this important legislation to life.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide education and outreach to interested market participants so they understand how to join the Cap-and-Invest program and how to use the allowance trading platform.

  • Collaborate and communicate with other emissions trading system jurisdictions in California and Québec, Canada to harmonize allowance processes.

  • Work with the allowance trading subcontractor, Western Climate Initiative, Inc. to optimize trading platform processes to reduce barriers to participation.

  •  Apply project management principles to keep deliverables on track; discuss project logistics and work with unit supervisor to set team goals that align with the unit’s objectives.

  • Develop and lead trainings for cap-and-invest entities and other relevant parties on market participation.

  • Work with the communications team to develop and update outreach materials in relevant formats for multiple audiences including the general public, entities participating in the cap-and-invest program, other state agencies, and other interested parties.

  • Lead, train and mentor colleagues to enhance unit effectiveness.

Indoor Air Quality Specialist

Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA 

Closing date: November 29, 2022

About the Position:

As an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Specialist for the School Environmental Health and IAQ Program, you will serve as the designated technical expert on environmental public health issues associated with indoor air quality issues in schools and the public. The primary goal of this position is to provide technical expertise and support on indoor air quality issues across the state. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Supporting the School EHS and IAQ lead in the department on indoor air quality issues for both schools and the public. Providing technical assistance, consultation, information, evaluation and interpretation on technical issues, policies, regulations, and procedures pertaining to indoor air quality. 

  • Maintaining and improving web-based and phone-based resources to provide up-do-date useful information for schools, homeowners, renters, and landlords regarding IAQ. 

  • Providing technical assistance and consultative services to state and local health jurisdictions, schools, and the public to protect health through accurate and consistent best practices for indoor air quality. 

  • Consulting with the management and staff of schools, local health, industry, state agencies, and professional associations to identify gaps and needs so program activities and resources are properly prioritized. 

  • Consulting regularly with co-workers and Supervisor to ensure the agency's indoor air quality messages are consistent and cohesive.

  • Researching, developing, and updating technical guidance and training materials on indoor air quality. Expanding the IAQ program training to provide technical assistance to childcare centers, schools, and multi-family housing.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with schools, federal, state, and local agencies, industry organizations and professional societies. 

Animal Feed Program Analyst

Department of Agriculture

Location: variable around WA

Closing date: First review November 21st

About the Position:

This position serves the Animal Feed Program in carrying out objectives and tasks in its strategic action plan by directly overseeing the maintenance of the AFRPS awarded to WSDA through a FDA Cooperative Agreement as its coordinator. The goal of AFRPS is to provide a consistent underlying foundation for feed safety regulatory programs which is critical for uniformity across state and Federal agencies to ensure the credibility of all programs under an integrated food/feed safety system. Taking a collaborative approach, this position will work with staff within the FS&CS and other local, state, federal and industry stakeholders to successfully meet the intent of each program standard, other program level improvements or projects, as well as training and outreach. This position also works in concert with the AFP Field Supervisor/Preventive Controls Specialist by coordinating and assisting with preventive controls regulatory activities deliverables. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Ensures or assists in ensuring all AFPRS deliverables are developed, implemented and maintained including but not limited to comprehensive improvement, project and sustainability plans, detailed budgeting and reporting, facilitating meetings and conducts all work necessary and appropriate for the standards which spans such program areas as regulatory foundation, training, inspection, complaints, recalls, quality assurance/auditing, emergency response, compliance and enforcement, outreach, planning and resources, assessment and improvement, laboratory services, and sampling.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with AFP Field Supervisor/PC Specialist to ensure all PC deliverables are developed, implemented and maintained including but not limited to comprehensive improvement, project and sustainability plans, detailed budgeting and reporting, facilitating meetings and conducts all work necessary which spans PC internal and external training, outreach, resource tools, information sharing, inventory improvement, work planning and partner mentorship.

  • Works collaboratively with animal feed stakeholders within and outside WSDA to assess, maintain, plan, create, assign, track, and report the development, implementation and maintenance of deliverables outlined in AFRPS+PC and its project plan.

  • Ensures the program is prepared, organized and appropriately responds to all FDA assessments (audits) or visits.

  • Represents the program, division and agency and also attends AFRPS or other meetings, conferences, workshops, courses or trainings.

  • Supports the AFRPS national program through such means as participating in meeting planning committees, presenting in technical calls, sharing resources and advising other states.

  • Supervises Program Intern position including but not limited to reviewing/updating position description, overseeing and planning assigned tasks in alignment with the program strategic action plan/AFRPS+PC deliverables or other directives, providing training, monitoring performance and progress, coaching/mentoring and has full knowledge of and ensuring direct report is in conformance with, and understanding of, laws/rules/regulations, procedures, policies and plans.

  • Analyzes existing program policies, procedures or practices and the feed industry to identify gaps, improvements or enhancements needed. 

  • As directed or requested develops or assists in the development of policies, procedures, fact sheets or other resources to address program needs, issues, gaps, improvements or enhancements, as well as to prevent issues and promote consistency

  • Completes and continuously seek learning opportunities to increase knowledge of animal food regulatory affairs and industry, as well as to better fine tune or improve skills and abilities.

  • Develops trainings on existing and new policies, procedures, or tasks

  • Conducts trainings for staff or applicable stakeholders on existing and new policies, procedures, or tasks.

Regional Water Quality Program Manager

Department of Health

Location: Remote/Spokane, WA

Closing date: First review November 6th

About the Position:

As a Regional Nitrate Program Manager, you’ll provide regulatory oversight for public water systems that exceed the trigger or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for nitrate, ensuring the appropriate regional response and follow-up.  Nitrate poses an acute health risk to certain vulnerable sub-populations.  Technical assistance includes rapid response to assure the purveyor notifies consumers within 24 hours of a confirmed violation of the nitrate MCL.  

 

This position tracks systems that mitigate or have plans to mitigate for nitrate, including tracking purveyor compliance with sampling and notification during the process of evaluating and selecting a corrective strategy, and reviewing nitrate treatment plant reports each month for systems that treat to assure continued compliance with monitoring and water quality standards. 

 

As a Regional Lead and Copper Rule Monitoring Program Manager, you’ll manage the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) monitoring program in the Eastern Region.  Activities include tracking compliance and providing technical assistance to purveyors for required monitoring, responding to action level exceedances (ALEs), entering, and ensuring data accuracy, and coordinating with regional office staff on treatment projects, EPA reporting and inquiries, and other activities related to LCR.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Developing, organizing, and evaluating the Nitrate program activities in the Eastern Region.  

  • Providing technical assistance and regulatory oversight for public water systems that exceed the nitrate trigger or maximum contaminant level (MCL).  

  • Manages the Lead & Copper Rule (LCR) Monitoring Program for the Eastern Region.

  • Providing technical assistance to water systems on LCR such as monitoring requirements, sample sites and plans, and optimization criteria.

  • Reviewing large water system water quality parameter monitoring results for on-going compliance with requirements for large systems and issue violations.

  • Evaluating data to determine compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Providing backup duties for the Regional Office Coliform Program Manager.

Wastewater Planning Manager

King County

Location: Bellevue, WA

Closing date: continuous; first review October 20, 2022

About the Position:

We are seeking a Wastewater Planning Manager (Program Project Manager IV) to lead in developing racial equity-based systems change and strategies on the future of wastewater planning for King County OSS infrastructure with a focus on the urban area. Your work will start with planning a capital grant project to identify and implement a cost-effective wastewater solution for a neighborhood in urban, unincorporated King County that has a disproportionate health burden. You will develop interagency partnerships and strategies to fund and implement wastewater transitions for communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the inequities in development. You will consult with OSS Programs on complex cases to find solutions for failing OSS systems. And you will use metrics, communication, partnerships, and program development strategies to expand this work to equitably serve all King County residents.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Lead and collaborate with a broad range of partners (utility districts, county agencies, cities, state agencies) to plan for wastewater capital projects 

  • Use interagency collaboration, community input, and data to identify capital projects, particularly sewer collection systems to connect neighborhoods to wastewater utilities, seek funding, and support the advancement of these projects.

  • Identify and recommend grant funding sources; prepare grant applications; manage complex contracts and grants independently to fund wastewater capital projects. 

  • Collaboratively conduct research and analyses based upon land use, demographic, financial, and/or geographic information system (GIS) data.

  • Provide technical assistance and direction about wastewater and land use planning to individual property owners, colleagues within King County, and partner organizations. Support the formation of utility local improvement districts.

  • Work with division/department colleagues to craft and review new or amending legislation, codes, ordinances, policies, reports, and documents to support long-range planning.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with coworkers, inter-agency partners, on-site sewage system professionals, and the general public using principles of good customer service and providing equitable services.

  • Work in partnership with community-based organizations representing communities of color and historically under-represented communities to co-develop plans and projects that reflect the long-term goals and objectives of those communities in a meaningful way.

  • Advise leadership on opportunities to educate and inform policy leaders and decision-makers on the connections between the wastewater infrastructure and health.

  • Develop and implement strategies on how to involve other public and non-profit agencies and stakeholders in the policy/planning processes. 

  • Measure, evaluate, and report on project performance using appropriate metrics, tools and techniques.

  • Make presentations to elected officials, community groups, and general public. 

  • Direct and/or supervise the work of professional staff, including quality assurance.

Environmental Complaint Investigator

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: continuous; first review October 21, 2022

About the Position:

As the SWRO Environmental Complaint Investigator, you will be responsible for responding to, investigating, evaluating, and reporting on complaints of potentially contaminated sites. You will additionally perform Site Hazard Assessments (SHAs) of contaminated sites where you will use site data and information to evaluate the potential risk to human health and the environment.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Perform initial investigations on complaints of potentially contaminated sites, including gathering information from the complainant, traveling to the site and completing a physical investigation, collecting samples, evaluating site conditions.

  • Prepare written investigative reports summarizing site activities, observations and analytical sampling results.

  • Update site information to various agency databases on findings throughout investigation process.

  • Take lead in coordinating and conducting cross-program/multi-discplinary inspections. Provide high quality technical assistance when needed.

  • Prepare letters, memos, technical reports, bulletins, or other documents as needed.

  • Drive a state vehicle for field visits within Ecology’s Southwest Region.

Environmental Health Specialist I or II

Deschutes County 

Location: Bend, OR

Closing date: continuous

About the Position:

This position will perform a variety of technical functions including inspection of licensed facilities and investigation of basic environmental issues and complaints regarding water resources, land use, soils, food safety, air quality, public facilities, and solid waste disposal to protect the health and safety of County residents.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Conducting Foodservice inspections in restaurants, mobile food units, caterers.

  • Conducting inspections of childcare businesses, school lunch programs, and other licensed facilities.

  • Assist the public with complaints involving foodborne illness and hazards such as lead, radon, mold, and blue-green algae blooms.

Environmental Health Specialist 1 or 2-RS

Kitsap Public Health District

Location: Bremerton, WA

Closing date: October 30th, 2022

About the Position:

 This position is responsible for performing environmental health services mandated under federal, state, and local regulations governing solid and hazardous waste handling. The specific functions of this position are to protect public health and the environment from the hazards of improper waste storage, collection, treatment, recycling, and disposal. Failure to perform tasks essential to the position could result in the impairment of human health or degradation of the environment from surface water, ground water, soil, or air pollution caused by improper solid and hazardous waste handling.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Responds to complaints pertaining to solid and hazardous waste requirements including business complaints; enforces solid waste handling regulations; prepares reports summarizing results of initial investigation.

  • Provides information to the public regarding solid and hazardous waste disposal recycling, reduction and information regarding other chemicals present in the living/working environment.

  • Assists with the development of solid waste handling regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Keeps current on solid and hazardous waste handling issues, technologies, and regulations, as needed for permitting and enforcement activities.

  • Conducts education programs on solid and hazardous waste program and issues.

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance of permitted, closed, and/or abandoned landfills in Kitsap County. This may include but not necessarily be limited to overseeing closure-post/closure landfill requirements, conducting closed landfill inspections, reviewing and overseeing groundwater monitoring results, and coordinating compliance monitoring activities with Washington State Department of Ecology and landfill owners.

  • Reviews land use proposals within 1,000 feet of a landfill to determine whether methane mitigation is required.

  • Reviews and approves applications for new landfills.

  • Regulates the compliance of other solid waste handling facilities.

  • Assists with evaluation of solid and hazardous waste projects as assigned, prepares summary and activity reports and performs related work.

  • Conducts education programs on solid and hazardous waste program and issues.

  • Develops Small Quantity Generator (SQG) education materials, workshop, and other business outreach projects on pollution prevention, waste minimization, and waste management topics.

Cap-and-Invest Emissions-Intensive Trade-Exposed Industries

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

In this role, you will be the agency’s lead expert in emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries (EITEs) as part of the State’s Cap-and-Invest program while furthering policy and statutory objectives and ensuring a successful program. This position will coordinate the design and development of key policies and guidance on EITEs and the auction and market program, which is a top priority of the agency, Legislature, and Governor’s Office.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Develop and apply expertise in the design and implementation of policies concerning emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries (EITEs). 

  • Apply expertise in the interaction of EITE policies with greenhouse gas allowance auctions and market design, implementation, and compliance.

  • Provide technical support, advice, and expertise to support rulemaking. 

  • Evaluate and review literature and analyses conducted by outside consultants and entities.

  • Analyze policies and best practices for EITE entity regulation from other jurisdictions (California, Quebec, and other relevant markets) and apply that analysis to Washington’s program.

  • Identify and analyze regulatory implications of existing and proposed federal and state laws, rules, and policies.

  • Consult regularly with regulated entities, state and local agencies, stakeholders, Tribal governments, and interested parties regarding the allowance auctions and market and EITE policies and rules.        

  • Provide analysis and consultation in support of outreach to environmental justice groups and interested parties regarding EITE policies and rules.   

Built Environment Section Manager

Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA

Closing date: First review November 7th

About the Position:

The Built Environment Section Manager effectively builds, motivates, and coaches teams and provides supervision and leadership to nine staff. This position has broad latitude and discretion in identifying priorities, developing strategies, and allocating resources. One of the teams this position leads is new work for DOH, and this position will develop the new program collaboratively with local health jurisdictions and other partners.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Bring an equity and inclusion skillset that will help the agency implement its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion transformation. 

  • Effectively manage budget allocations, ensuring performance expectations and measures are met, and continually evaluate results to improve program performance. 

  • Identify resource needs, and identifying, obtaining, and managing state and federal funding to support priority work where necessary. 

  • Work collaboratively on an ongoing basis with other agency programs, local, state, and tribal entities to identify and respond to emerging issues.

  • Strategically plan and implement activities to utilize wastewater-based epidemiology to inform public health action. 

  • Strategically plan and evaluate health impacts of policies impacting the built environment.

On-Site Sewage & Individual Well Investigator

King County

Location: Bellevue, WA

Closing date: continuous; first review October 20, 2022

About the Position:

The OSS Permitting Program is seeking to fill a full-time career service Health & Environmental Investigator III position. The position will review a wide variety of land use proposals, especially OSS designs and installations, working with designers and property owners in navigating the OSS permitting process. You will provide technical assistance, education, and regulatory compliance advice to a wide variety of audiences including on-site sewage industry, real estate industry, the public and others.
 
This position also supports owners of properties served by individual wells with permitting, trouble shooting, data analysis, updating website information, and technical assistance related to new and existing wells.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • The OSS Inspector works in the field reviewing OSS Site Designs, Boundary Line Adjustments, Well Site reviews, Proposed Sub Divisions, Complaints, Failure Investigations, and makes other complex land use decisions.  Office time is required to investigate code requirements and document decisions using electronic permit processes.

  • Provide technical, data analysis, and communication services related to individual, private wells used for potable water.

  • Interpret and communicate public health and environmental codes, regulations, policies, and technical regulatory information to a variety of diverse audiences. 

  • Determine if regulatory violations have occurred, document violations, and establish schedule for corrections.

  • Must have strong skills with databases, Bluebeam Revu, and web interfacing permit processing.

Health and Environmental Investigator I / II

King County

Location: King County (various locations)

Closing date: continuous

About the Position:

The HEI I / II positions provide education, inspection, and compliance services to a broad variety of food establishments, schools, and water recreation facilities to minimize risks of injury and disease. The HEI I / II will enable businesses to protect public health and comply with the Codes of the King County Board of Health by conducting routine inspections, educational visits and other investigations at food establishments, schools, pools, and spas in King County. Additionally, the HEI I / II will implement program activities and priorities outlined by the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide culturally competent education, technical assistance, and regulatory compliance services to restaurants and other food establishments, schools, water recreation facilities, the media, and the general public. 

  • Convey and interpret public health and environmental codes, regulations, policies, and technical regulatory information to a variety of diverse audiences. 

  • Conduct inspections of food establishments (permanent and temporary), pools, schools, and beaches to ensure compliance with current public health and environmental codes, regulations, and policies. 

  • Determine if regulatory violations have occurred, document violations, establish schedules for corrective actions, and make recommendations for additional compliance actions to senior investigators. 

  • Perform food borne illness investigations at food establishments and injury investigations at water recreation facilities and coordinate activities with senior level investigators. 

  • Respond to public complaints and inquiries about food borne illness, injuries at water recreation facilities and other environmental health concerns. 

  • Maintain and use program based computerized systems, write reports, and maintain accurate field records. 

  • Work with other agencies and jurisdictions to receive, screen, or share information regarding environmental health investigations as needed to coordinate multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions. 

  • Present environmental health program information at meetings and public forums. 

  • Participate in assigned Environmental Health Division meetings and trainings. 

  • The Health & Environmental Investigator will implement program activities and priorities outlined by the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County.

Senior Compliance Policy Analyst (Regulatory Analyst 3)(In-Training)

Department of Ecology

Location: Statewide

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

The HWTR Program strives to protect Washington’s residents and environment by reducing the use of toxic chemicals, regulating the generation and management of dangerous waste, preventing new contaminated sites, and cleaning up contamination.  In this position you will be a part of a diverse and innovative team that has a collaborative approach to our work. We strive to create rules, policies, statutory interpretations, and regulatory implementation, which are equivalent and consistent with regulation, enforceable, and implementable. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Work with and support regional dangerous waste inspectors across programs to ensure consistent regulatory analysis, interpretation, and implementation of SDWP compliance policies and regulations across HWTR, NWP, SWMP-IS, and TCP.

  • Identify, elevate, and resolve complex or precedent-setting SDWP compliance questions or problems.

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate SDWP compliance policies, interpretive statements, and compliance related regulatory guidance, in consultation with other Ecology subject matter experts.

  • Help organize agency internal and external compliance workshops, webinars, or educational outreach for training and collaboration.

  • Participate in some facility inspections in support of the regional dangerous waste inspectors.

  • Collaborate with Ecology HWTR, NWP, SWMP-IS, TCP, and Spills programs, EPA, and other subject matter experts as necessary to carry out assigned work tasks.

  • Provide technical assistance to Ecology staff, industry, Tribal Governments, and interested members of the public.

Environmental Health Specialist I or II

Walla-Walla County

Location: Walla Walla, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The Environmental Health Specialist performs detailed professional environmental health inspection, evaluation and enforcement duties consistently exercising judgment and discretion to determine compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies. The employee is expected to function effectively and independently in assigned areas of responsibility, enforcing the full range of environmental health programs including, but not limited to; food protection, on-site sewage disposal, drinking water supplies, solid waste handling, schools, swimming pools, insect and rodent control and epidemiology

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Performs detailed professional environmental health enforcement and inspection duties using independent judgment and discretion to determine compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Areas of responsibility are the programs of food protection, on-site sewage disposal, water supplies, solid waste handling, swimming pools, insect and rodent control, and epidemiology.

  • Process permit applications, provide inspection reports, conduct food handling classes, consult, and educate clients, participate in planning, training, and response to public health emergencies

Treatment, Storage, Disposal Facility Specialist

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

As a Treatment, Storage, Disposal Facility Specialist, you will be faced with evaluating the complexity of how dangerous wastes generated at a variety of businesses and institutions are accepted and managed for treatment, storage and disposal. The ability to see the big picture and at the same time drill down to the details is key to success. Problem solving and strategizing to foster safe waste management and protection of human health and the environment are key aspects of this position. The successful applicant will be great at prioritizing and keeping organized, and expert at communicating verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences, including internal managers and colleagues and externally with the facility’s representatives and other regulatory agencies and the general public. The work is characterized as “running a marathon, not a sprint”. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Understand and interpret the facility specific permit conditions in order to evaluate the facility’s compliance.

  • Conduct periodic inspections of the facility and its associated transfer facilities within the state to determine compliance.

  • Investigate incidents such as releases, fires, explosions and reactions from managing dangerous wastes.

  • Identify issues at the facility that may result in threats to human health and the environment and develop compliance strategies to mitigate those threats.

  • Communicate internally with the permit writer, permit engineer and corrective action (clean-up) staff regarding the facility operations. Communicate externally with the facility staff regarding ongoing operations and permit conditions applicable to those operations.

  • Support the other TSD Specialist through collaborative discussions and meetings, helping to maintain consistent oversight of these important facilities.

Lead Spill Responder/Dangerous Waste Coordinator

Department of Ecology

Location: Eastern WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

The  Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Lead Spill Responder/Dangerous Waste Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 4) (In-training) position. This position is located in either our Central Region Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA. or in our Eastern Region Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA.

 

In this role, you will respond to spills of oil and hazardous materials, and respond to illegal drug manufacturing facilities to remove chemicals dangerous to human health and the environment. You will manage complex human health and environmental emergencies – and, as a result of our clean-up efforts, will see immediate benefit to Washington’s residents and environment.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Act as a unit expert, training and mentoring others responding to and cleaning-up oil and hazardous materials spills and drug labs.

  • Coordinate illegal drug manufacturing facility response with law enforcement partners.

  • Track and manage dangerous wastes for safe disposal following Ecology waste management rules and guidelines.

  • Perform hands-on clean-up work, including opening unknown drums/containers, sampling, over pack chemicals, and transports waste.

  • Complete case documentation in support of enforcement actions and cost recovery.

  • Participate in Ecology’s after-hour and weekend on-call duty rotation, responding to spills 24/7.

Food Safety Lead

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

Under direction of assigned Environmental Health (EH) Section Supervisor (or other EH management staff), incumbent is an experienced environmental health specialist who performs a wide range of activities in the Environmental Health Division.  Individuals assigned to this position are expected to apply a thorough understanding of food, water and waste-borne communicable diseases, potential public health risks associated with solid and hazardous waste and their means of transmission and control to work situations that are varied as well as routine.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Perform all duties associated with an EHS II.

  • Serve as a direct and principal source of technical assistance and guidance to assigned section staff.

  • Organize section staff, occasionally assign work and conduct special projects.

  • Maintain a professional relationship with other public agencies and private individuals engaged in business with the District.

  • Analyze data and reports and make recommendations to the Section Supervisor concerning public notification, public health advisories and Health District policies, procedures and regulations.

  • Provide instruction and training for section staff including quality, quantity and consistency of work.

  • Keep section staff updated as to current regulations, practices and policies.

  • Provide technical support and leadership to professional and technical staff; provide trouble shooting, technical report writing, record keeping and project analysis.

  • Serve as the lead on program area disease, injury and or environmental threat investigations.

  • Coordinate section workload and activities.

  • Organize public information and education programs.

  • Represent SHD on interagency committees, workgroups, and at public meetings.

  • Attend meetings of relevant outside agencies and groups as needed and present testimony at public hearings and/or legal proceedings.

  • Grant and contract preparation and reporting.

  • Implement and evaluate Health District responsibilities outlined in program area grants and contracts.

  • Interprets and applies District policies and guidelines.

  • Provides oversight on quality improvement projects for the Section.

  • Reviews staff work for accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness.

  • Provides feedback to staff regarding their fieldwork observations and assessments.

  • Assists with training staff on use of new technology and inspection tools.  

  • Offers technical and troubleshooting assistance to staff on use of technology (EC/ECR/ECO) and other inspection tools.

  • Ensures section staff is updated on current regulations, practices, and policies.

  • Preparation of reports and other statistical data as requested.

  • Maintains active field workload or other program responsibilities as determined by Section Supervisor.

  • Performs extensive review, evaluation, and oversight of all program areas.

  • Organizes, prepares agendas, and conducts staff meetings.

  • Organizes general public information and educational programs relative to program areas.

Environmental Health Specialist I/II - Food Safety

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

Under the direction of an Environmental Health Supervisor, or designee, will conduct routine inspections in the food safety program.  Additionally, the individual will provide education, technical assistance and regulatory information to members of the public.

Individuals assigned to this position are expected to apply a thorough understanding of food-borne, water-borne and waste-borne communicable diseases, potential public health risks associated with solid and hazardous waste and their means of transmission and control to work situations that are varied as well as routine. May require some weekend work and adjustments to normal working hours as required to conduct inspections. 


Some of What You'll Do:

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with the regulated community, staff of other public agencies concerning District regulatory responsibilities as well as public and private individuals who utilize the department's services.

  • Travels to various sites throughout the county conducting inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with current regulations.

  • Provides education, technical assistance, and regulatory compliance advice to the facility, the public and the media, translating technical and regulatory information to a variety of audiences.

  • Completes reports of areas in violation.

  • Recommends corrective measures and takes appropriate enforcement action.

  • Meets with responsible parties to discuss correction of deficiencies and to obtain compliance through education and appropriate enforcement action.

  • Reviews plans for establishments/facilities and inspects construction and remodeling.

  • Investigates complaints and incidents of suspected illness at establishments/facilities.

  • Maintains accurate field records, write reports, makes recommendations for follow-up actions based upon findings of investigations.

  • Updates and uses computerized data management systems.

 

Division Manager - Environmental Health

Walla Walla County

Location: Walla Walla, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

Under limited supervision, plans, directs, manages, and enforces RCW and WAC regulations for the programs within Environmental Health including but not limited to; food protection, on-site sewage disposal, water supplies, solid waste handling, schools, swimming pools, insect and rodent control, epidemiology, and Emergency Preparedness.  The Manager routinely and consistently applies extensive knowledge of modern management techniques and concepts to situations involving administration, policy, and procedure development. Interprets and ensures compliance to Washington State Laws, sanitary codes and local regulations and codes.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Assures compliance of program activities with department goals and objectives, State and Federal laws and county policies and procedures.

  • Provides technical expertise to staff and community partners

  • Oversees field work and supervises staff occupying the positions of Environmental Health Specialist I and II and Program Coordinator Emergency Preparedness.

Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Site Manager (2 positions)

Department of Ecology

Location: Shoreline, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

You will be responsible for independently planning, developing, directing, conducting, overseeing, and providing technical assistance and guidance on cleanup of contaminated sites including Leaking Underground Storage Tank sites. You will evaluate cleanup plans, data, and results. You will ensure cleanup sites meet the substantive requirements of the Model Toxics Control Act and other relevant laws and regulations and thus supports the Clean Up Sites goal in the Toxics Cleanup Program’s strategic plan. The program manager has identified this work as a priority for the program for the protection of soil, groundwater, surface water and air quality at these sites, for meeting our agency performance goals. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Manage the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites for compliance and completeness with laws and regulations including performing field visits and verification sampling.

  • Review and provide technical comments on Remedial Investigations, Feasibility Studies, Cleanup Action Plans, Health and Safety Plans, post cleanup compliance monitoring, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control documents. 

  • Apply expertise on environmental remediation processes to evaluate cleanup plans, environmental data, and results.

  • Provide basic project management, review and approve work plans, status reports, develop schedules and budgets, oversee contractors, grants, participate and manage public outreach, and legal documents.

  • Negotiate issues and enforce administrative orders and inter-agency agreements.

Voluntary Cleanup Program Unit Supervisor

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

This position currently is the first line supervisor for 9 professional staff (positions) in one of three units in the Southwest Region Office within the Toxics Cleanup Program. In this role, you will be responsible for managing, administering, and directing activities related to the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites. You will provide technical support and oversight to technical staff. You will also act as a site manager providing regulatory oversight to ensure that cleanup actions comply with the mission of the Department, Program, the MTCA, and other applicable environmental laws, regulations, and policies. This position is critical to the Section’s effort in meeting our Office of Financial Management and other performance goals. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide support to and direct staff in managing Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and formal cleanup sites, performing cleanup report review, and providing technical assistance for VCP and formal MTCA sites. 

  • Implement and ensure Program and Section management decisions.

  • Supervise and coordinate the Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) Southwest Region Office (SWRO) Voluntary Cleanup Program to ensure consistent reviews and timely responses for VCP investigation and cleanup reviews. Ensure a high level of client service consistent with agency policies and regulations.

  • Supervise the TCP-SWRO Site Hazard Assessment Grant Coordinator and Initial Investigator.

  • Supervise, provide support to and direct Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) staff and ensure implementation of the section and program LUST Strategic Plan.

  • Lead and assist with hiring and training staff.

  • Manage the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites for compliance with the Model Toxics Control Act, and other relevant laws and regulations.

  • Negotiate, issue, and enforce Department Enforcement Orders and Inter-Agency Agreements.

  • Negotiate Agreed Orders and Consent Decrees with owners or operators of properties to implement site cleanups.

  • Provide technical assistance to consultants, industry, government authorities, the public and other agency staff.

  • Serve as the Ecology Representative with governmental agencies and other involved parties.

  • Manage, oversee Remedial Action Grants with local governments.

  • Manage and oversee contracts and contractors to implement cleanup work or site or environmental investigations.

Policy and Technical Support Unit Manager

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

In this position, you will lead the Policy and Technical Support Unit. The work in this unit covers a wide range of topics that support the statewide cleanup activities directed by TCP. This includes developing statewide guidance, defining appropriate cleanup levels for environmental contaminants and drafting environmental rules and policies. You will need to understand a wide range of statewide work and deploy staff strategically to get the work completed.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Lead and manage a staff of 10-15 environmental professionals.

  • Develop, implement and prioritize policy projects that reduce environmental impacts and health disparities.

  • Analyze and develop statewide programs and policies through collaborative engagement in a complex work environment. 

  • Lead a team that develops new program-wide initiatives that include drafting and supporting development of legislation, replying to budget requests, guidance development, rule writing and implementation. 

  • Serve as the back-up for the program’s legislative liaison.

Environmental Health Specialist I-II

Cowlitz County

Location: Kelso, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

This position performs inspections and enforces local, State, and Federal environmental health standards and regulations for food protection and preservation, water supplies, chemical and physical hazards, vector control, school environmental health and safety programs, recreational facilities and other public health or sanitation issues.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Inspect and evaluate health department regulated facilities and other sites to ensure public health and environmental safety in compliance with applicable federal, state and local rules and regulations.

  • Advise facility or site operators and/or owners of applicable rules and regulations and required environmental and public health standards. Offer recommendations and corrective actions to address deficiencies in order to comply with applicable rules and regulations. Issue appropriate notice of violation following established enforcement procedures, and conduct follow up inspections.

  • Grant or deny permits, licenses or fitness of site. Recommends enforcement actions. Initiate appropriate legal action as needed.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of a school environmental health and safety program. Offer technical assistance to address deficiencies noted during inspections and as needed.  

  • Review plans for new or remodeled regulated facilities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

  • Assist the public with regulation compliance, and public health information pertaining to zoonotic diseases, control of rodents, bats and disease carrying insects. Consult with other agencies on special cases or refer public to other agencies as needed.

  • Respond to program emergencies, public health concerns, incidents, and complaints.  Participate in epidemiological investigations pertaining to food borne or water borne disease or other communicable diseases.

  • Provide regular status reports to the supervisor of complaints, ongoing investigations and enforcement actions. Consult with the supervisor on matters outside the scope of knowledge or for guidance, and when legal action is required.

  • Testify in administrative hearings or in courts of law regarding investigations conducted.

  • Collaborate and assist the supervisor to update and revise department procedures, references, and policies.

  • Prepare and present public presentations, classes and write reports in a format and degree of detail as instructed by the supervisor or as the particular case requires.

  • Attend training and keep current on ordinance, code, and legal changes pertaining to the field and related subjects.

  • Assist in the orientation and training of other environmental health specialists on department policies, procedures, and tasks.

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings. Provide input and recommendations to improve own work processes and the general operation, performance and services provided by the department.

  • Participate in and conduct surveys to gather information, analyze and reach conclusions to identify control measures and solutions.

  • Assist the department in coordinating efforts during special projects, special investigations, or emergency situations.

Food Safety Compliance Specialist 2

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Location: Benton County or Franklin County

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

The Food Safety Compliance Specialist 2 position performs journey-level work including inspections, investigations, and sample collection to protect public health from unsafe adulterated food by gaining compliance with state laws and federal regulations. Travel and the ability to work independently is required to conduct in-depth food inspections in facilities that process or hold food products including food processors and food storage warehouses; produce farms; dairy farms; dairy plants; custom meat facilities, slaughter plants and trucks; egg handling facilities; poultry processors and other food handlers.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Evaluates firm's control of public health risks by performing independent inspections of conditions in facilities that hold, pack, transfer or produce food. Inspections are based on the appropriate state and/or federal regulation and program policy.

  • Conducts federally mandated Grade 'A' Dairy testing of pasteurization equipment and evaluations of bulk milk haulers and samplers by written and practical examination.

  • Discerns between critical and minor violations and provides technical assistance to

  • industry whenever possible.

  • Provides clear and concise oral and written reports of inspection and investigation findings.

  • Assists the program in development and review of compliance cases as needed.

  • Provide technical assistance and education to industry and the public regarding food safety regulation, compliance, and enforcement.

  • Provides applicants with technical assistance to achieve licensing status including the review of construction and remodel plans for compliance.

  • Participates in developing technical brochures and factsheets to provide assistance and education to stakeholders, peers, and other regulatory officials.

  • Coordinates and works with other state, local and federal agencies in actions, inspections, investigations, and training dealing with issues of food safety.

  • Acts as field support for recall effectiveness checks and other food borne health events.

Climate Change: Cap-and-Invest Market Planner (2 positions)

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

In this role, you will support the work of two staff leads in the cap-and-invest Auctions and Market Unit. One staff lead is focused on allowance trading and entity education, and the other lead is focused on allowance auctions. The Auctions and Market Unit helps bring companies into the cap-and-invest program, facilitates allowance auctions and trading, and safeguards the cap-and-invest program’s integrity through ongoing market surveillance. You will also be involved in outreach to similar programs in other jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec), external agencies, stakeholders, and the Western Climate Initiative, Inc. For more details on job duties and qualifications, please see below.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Help covered entities understand and participate in the allowance market

  • Work with WCI, Inc., which provides the auction platform for Washington’s cap-and-invest program, on allowance market changes 

  • Communicate with programs in other jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) as the unit works to harmonize allowance processes with other programs that use the WCI platform.

  • Perform direct outreach to entities with trading questions, and work with our communications team to develop and deliver trainings on how to participate in the market and place trades.

  • Help work with WCI, Inc., which provides the auction platform for Washington’s cap-and-invest program to ensure cap-and-invest entities understand and can participate in allowance auctions

  • Support the budget team in communicating revenue projections

  • Work with participating entities to ensure they comply with cap-and-invest regulations by providing Ecology with accurate, timely, and complete auction-related data 

  • Work with WCI, Inc. on auction design improvements, and with external jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) to harmonize auction processes

Environmental Health Specialist I or II (multiple positions)

Lewis County Public Health

Location: Chehalis, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

There are three (3) positions available - solid/hazardous waste, onsite/septic inspections, and food inspections. The positions will be required to work in all areas assigned.  This position learns and assists in performing environmental safety and sanitation studies, inspections, and investigations to enforce Federal, State, and local laws and regulations and protect the health and safety of Lewis County residents.  See the link for a complete description, job duties, and requirements for an EHS I or EHS II.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Learns and assists in conducting routine inspections to prevent or eliminate environmental and sanitation health hazards as directed; may be assigned to regulate water programs, solid/hazardous waste, environment & vector control, sewage systems, and food facilities; duties may vary according to job assignment.

  • Examines, analyzes and approves routine applications and permits; conducts routine site and facility inspections for compliance with regulations and standards; collects samples and performs special tests as needed.

  • Inspects commercial businesses and residences for compliance to safety and sanitary regulations; enforces health and safety laws and regulations; investigates a variety of routine complaints.

  • Provides referral to supervisor when problems occur which are beyond the skills of the specialist; and tracks the problem until it has been resolved.

  • Prepares and maintains records of inspections; gathers evidence for appropriate enforcement action by the Department; recommends corrective actions, warnings, notices of violation, and citations.

  • Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, charts and other documents; gathers, compiles, and synthesizes data; maintains appropriate records and prepares reports as required.

  • Presents outreach programs; talks to community groups regarding program services.

  • Responds to public health complaints; determines code violations; contacts owner; recommends abatement procedures for violations; writes and issues letters and citations within scope of authority.

  • Examines and reviews routine applications within area of assignment to include land use plans such as subdivision reviews, conditional and special use permits, comprehensive water and sewer plans, engineering plans for water and onsite sewage systems; design, construction and operation plans for solid waste facilities; plans for school siting, construction or remodeling; and food service facility plans; inspects facilities and work sites as directed.

  • Addresses concerns of citizens; provides consultation on specific environmental health issues; educates the general public, workers, school groups, and property owners on environmental health issues and code violations.

  • Cross trains in various environmental health disciplines and duties; assists with the training and cross-training of other County staff

Regional Section Manager (WMS Band 2)

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid

Closing date: Open until filled;

About the Position:

In this role, you will provide strategic and tactical leadership for shoreline, floodplain, ocean and coastal zone management in Washington State. This key leadership position is critical to fostering and developing relations with impacted stakeholders, local governments and tribes, as well as federal and state agency partners.  This position supports the missions by managing the Coastal/Shorelands Section, and has direct influence on Ecology’s management of state shorelines and floodplains as well as coastal and ocean waters. This position is accountable for managing employees providing statewide services including policy assistance, regulatory and planning oversight of local governments, scientific support, and financial assistance to local communities. The position also leads policy initiatives to improve management and protection of state shoreline, ocean, and floodplain resources.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Manage all aspects of section administration including but not limited to budget, personnel, process and policy.

  • Create, maintain, and improve an inclusive, respectful, diverse, and equitable workplace.

  • Implement, enforce, and ensure compliance with laws, rules, and policies. Develop procedures to protect and manage Southwest Region wetlands, shorelands, and watersheds in the best interest of the public.

  • Perform final review and approval for delegated signature authority actions including shoreline management actions, Section 401 water-quality certifications, wetland administrative orders, enforcement actions, civil penalties, contracts, purchasing, and personnel actions.

  • Ensure quality and consistency of staff recommendations, reports, and decisions.

  • Balance the competing needs/demands of public, private, and tribal interests in every shoreline, floodplain, wetland, and Section 401 Certification permit decision.

  • Represent Ecology on various natural resource initiatives.

  • Develop detailed workload analysis and SEA section and program plans that define goals and objectives, and coordinate development activities with other regions, regional programs, and headquarters. Monitor and adapt to national and state regulatory changes and trends.

  • Work collaboratively as a member of the SEA Program Management Team to develop program plans and strategic initiatives, policies and procedures.

Animal Food Field Inspector (FSCS2)- 3 Positions

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Location: Remote

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

The WSDA wants you to join the Animal Feed Program (AFP) to help us ensure the safety and integrity of animal food by becoming a field inspector! We are hiring to fill 3 Animal Food Field Inspector vacancies in different territories (Eastern, Central and Northwest Washington) they are classified as a Food Safety Compliance Specialist 2 (FSCS 2), and reports directly to the Animal Food Field Supervisor/Preventive Controls Specialist (FSCS 3). The preferred counties for each territory are outlined in bold below. These positions are full time field based with regular car travel within assigned territory and occasional out of state travel. 

 

These positions serve the Animal Feed Program in carrying out objectives and tasks in its strategic action plan by performing field activities such as inspections, investigations, sample collections, technical assistance, recall activities and compliance/enforcement actions at any applicable facility within the state to protect animals and humans from misbranded or adulterated/contaminated animal food or ingredients. These positions are expected to demonstrate a strong working knowledge of the applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations related to animal feed. These positions are expected to perform field activities independently while prescribing to set procedures, policies or directives. They need to discern between major and minor violations and one-time, isolated events vs. pattern or history of violations while documenting observations in an articulate and well-organized manner. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Perform independent or joint inspections and investigations at animal feed manufacturing facilities, distributors, transloader locations, warehouses, retail locations and other feed-related establishments under the authority of the Washington State and under contract with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Interpret, apply and ensure compliance with federal, state, and departmental laws, requirements, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to Animal Feed Program and WSDA.

  • Ability to discern between critical and significant observations as well as one-time, isolated events vs. violations that exhibit pattern or history of incompliance and risk during inspectional/investigational activities.

  • Document inspectional and investigational findings in a concise, well-formatted, and timely manner as prescribed by the Animal Feed Program and/or federal partners.

  • Identify adulterated, contaminated, or misbranded products, unregistered products, or unlicensed firms in the field and report findings in a timely manner to appropriate Animal Feed staff. Conduct appropriate or assigned compliance/enforcement actions.

  • Conduct Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Reviews and complete reports in a timely manner.

  • Provide testimony during legal and/or compliance/enforcement proceedings related to field activities as needed.

  • Deploy as a member of the Washington Rapid Response Team (RRT) during events related to food and/or feed and function under the Incident Command System (ICS).

  • Assist with new staff training through trainees observing field activities.

  • Collect samples of animal feed and animal feed ingredients under Washington State authority or under contract with the FDA while employing appropriate sampling techniques.

  • Collect samples in response to consumer complaints or compliance/enforcement follow-up activities.

  • Effectively and proactively communicate with licensees, registrants, agency representatives, and stakeholders to provide technical assistance in a professional and articulate manner.

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the current animal food-related laws, regulations, policies, guidance documents, etc. in order to effectively assist industry partners and other stakeholders.

  • Effectively communicate with co-workers to troubleshoot and resolve challenges related to Program work in a positive manner.

Initial ERTS Complaint Investigator

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

In this role, you will independently perform initial investigation of Environmental Report Tracking System (ERTS) complaints, perform site hazard assessments, and use applicable site data and information to evaluate the potential risk of contaminant releases to human health and the environment. Working individually and as a team, you will make recommendations to senior staff and your management chain regarding hazard rankings and add sites to Ecology’s Hazardous Sites List (HSL), accept or decline new ERTS referrals and recommend assignment to appropriate staff. You will also support your supervisor and section manager by updating, interpreting, reviewing, imputing, and evaluating site information in applicable Ecology databases. Field work involves site visits, evaluating whether contamination is present (including visual observations and sampling), and speaking with members of the regulated public. Following prescribed methods, you will work closely with internal staff and routinely work with the public about questions and complaints.  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Independently perform Initial Investigation of ERTS complaints: gather additional information with the complainant; coordinate with the property owner to obtain access and explain why Ecology will be on the property; travel to a location and investigate, take notes, photos, and collect environmental sample; evaluate site conditions - potentially including analytical result; and generate an initial investigation report summarizing Ecology’s findings with a recommendation. 

  • Perform site hazard assessments (SHAs) of sites: using applicable site data and information, evaluate the potential risk to human health and the environment, recommend a hazard ranking score, and, when needed, add the site to Ecology's HSL.

  • Update, interpret, review, impute, and evaluate site information in the Integrated Sites Information System (ISIS), Environmental Information Management System (EIM), ERTS, and other applicable agency databases as directed by the Supervisor and/or Section Manager. 

  • Take part in required training, planning, policy review/comment, and associated administrative activities.

  • Accept or decline new ERTS referrals and recommend assignment to appropriate staff. 

  • Interact with other program and agency staff, attorneys, consultants, contractors, other environmental professionals, and the regulated public.

Climate Change: Cap-and-Invest Market Planner

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington and to protect our State’s environment for current and future generations.  Washington is in the process of building an economy-wide cap and invest program, and Air Quality’s newly created Climate Commitment Act Implementation Group is leading the design and implementation of this program.  As part of the cap and invest program, businesses and entities will be required to obtain allowances tied to their emissions, which can be bought, sold, and traded.  This market will begin in 2023, and the proceeds will be invested in initiatives to decarbonize transportation and other sectors of the economy, promote clean energy, and advance equity and environmental justice. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Help covered entities understand and participate in the allowance market

  • Work with WCI, Inc., which provides the auction platform for Washington’s cap-and-invest program, on allowance market changes 

  • Communicate with programs in other jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) as the unit works to harmonize allowance processes with other programs that use the WCI platform.

  • Perform direct outreach to entities with trading questions, and work with our communications team to develop and deliver trainings on how to participate in the market and place trades.

  • Help work with WCI, Inc., which provides the auction platform for Washington’s cap-and-invest program to ensure cap-and-invest entities understand and can participate in allowance auctions

  • Support the budget team in communicating revenue projections

  • Work with participating entities to ensure they comply with cap-and-invest regulations by providing Ecology with accurate, timely, and complete auction-related data 

  • Work with WCI, Inc. on auction design improvements, and with external jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) to harmonize auction processes

Permit Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 5)

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Richland, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

In this role, you will be part of a core team of 6 staff who support the dangerous waste permitting efforts for the Nuclear Waste Program. This includes the dangerous waste permit for the Hanford site, which is the largest and most complex in the state. As a permit coordinator for the Nuclear Waste Program, you will serve as a senior program expert in dangerous waste and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations for facilities managing, treating or storing dangerous and radioactive waste. You will have the opportunity to lead, coach and mentor other environmental specialists supporting dangerous waste permitting. Our Team is at the forefront of developing process, and guidance for the permitting for our program. You will also coordinate with the other Ecology programs implementing the dangerous waste regulations and with our oversight agency, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10. 
 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Independently apply regulatory interpretations and provide regulatory assistance to junior staff, peers, management, and the permittee. 

  • Work closely with project teams to ensure that permitting decisions meet the regulatory requirements, permits are drafted to be enforceable, compliant, equivalent, and consistent.

  • Review and correct the work of permit writers to ensure that they are properly evaluating modifications to the Hanford Site-wide and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard dangerous waste permits and are performing their duties in a consistent manner. 

  • Provide technical support and lead contentious and regulatory issues involved with reissuance of the Hanford site-wide Rev 9 dangerous waste permit renewal.

  • Prepare formal correspondence that is accurate and concise. 

Voluntary Cleanup Program Unit Supervisor

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Shoreline, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

In this role, you will report to the Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) Section Manager, supervisor for 15 amazing professional staff (positions) in one of four units and will be a member of our section’s leadership team. You will have a wide range of opportunities by leading staff who will be recommending to list and rank new suspected and confirmed contaminated sites, providing technical assistance for sites that have entered Ecology’s Voluntary Cleanup Program, overseeing sites under Orders and Consent Decrees, conducting periodic reviews for sites that have institutional controls and recommending to delist sites that have met the State’s cleanup standards.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide team leadership, coaching, mentoring and training staff on technical, policy and regulatory issues. 

  • Provide support to and direct staff in managing Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) cleanup sites, performing cleanup report review, and providing technical assistance and guidance for VCP sites. 

  • Negotiate Agreed Orders, Consent Decrees, and Inter-Agency Agreements to implement site cleanups.  

  • Provide technical assistance and formal oversight to consultants, industry, government authorities, the public and other agency staff. 

  • Serve as the Ecology Representative with governmental agencies and other involved parties. 

  • Manage and oversee contracts and contractors to implement cleanup work and environmental investigations. 

  • Coordinate cross-program initiatives. 

  • Assist in the annual and long-term section, program and agency planning processes. 

Climate Change: Cap and Invest Allowance Auctions Lead

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

In this role, you will provide staff leadership in the Cap-and-Invest Auctions and Market unit. The unit helps bring companies into the cap-and-invest program, facilitates allowance auctions and trading, and safeguards the cap-and-invest program’s integrity through ongoing market surveillance. The role includes substantial outreach to other jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec), external agencies, stakeholders, and the Western Climate Initiative, Inc., which provides the platform for Washington’s allowance auctions. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Working with Washington’s market subcontractor (WCI, Inc.) to ensure cap-and-invest entities understand and can participate in allowance auctions

  • Supporting the budget team in communicating revenue projections

  • Working with external cap-and-invest entities to ensure entities send Ecology accurate, timely, and complete auction-related data required by the cap-and-invest regulations to participate in allowance auctions

  • Working with WCI, Inc. on auction design improvements, and external jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) to harmonize auction processes as relevant

Regional Facilities Specialist Lead

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Union Gap, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

You will provide technical assistance to several health and solid waste departments in the central region of the state. This region accepts about 65-70% of the solid waste generated in Washington State, and provides technical assistance to the nation’s 5th largest landfill. This region also has several waste-to-energy operations that you will interact with.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Train new hires at local governments

  • Review the permits written by local governments to ensure conformance with solid waste rules

  • Provide technical assistance to local governments and solid waste facilities

  • Assist more junior staff in their work

  • Provide good customer service 

School Environment Health and Safety- Plan Review Lead

Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA (flexible/hybrid)

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

This Public Health Advisor position supports the OEHS mission as a Plan Review Lead and technical specialist for the School Environmental Health Program. A Plan Review Lead is responsible for reviewing and approving plans and specifications, develop technical and support documents, provide technical assistance statewide, conduct on-site plan review inspections and inform plan conditions, coordinate across the agency with related subject matter experts, provide comprehensive training in coordination with program staff, provide consultation and assistance to local health staff, industry professionals, other state agencies as well as school administration staff on best practices.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Providing technical assistance, in plan review, rule interpretation, and consultative services to state and local public health and safety professionals, and the public to protect health through accurate and consistent best practices. 

  • Consulting with the management and staff of local health, industry, state agencies, and professional associations to identify needs so program activities and resources are properly prioritized. Standardizing local health school program leads to promote inspection skills and consistency for plan reviews. 

  • Consulting regularly with co-workers and Supervisor to ensure the agency's school safety messages are consistent and cohesive. 

  • Routinely visiting local health jurisdictions (LHJs) to meet with management and staff, as appropriate, to discuss program status, plan review inspections, and needs.

  • Researching, developing, and updating technical guidance and training materials on school facility construction, design and maintenance.

  • Consulting regularly with co-workers and Supervisor to ensure the materials are accurate and consistent, especially regarding other areas of focus including wastewater, food safety etc.

Initial ERTS Complaint Investigator

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA (flexible/hybrid)

Closing date: Open until Filled

About the Position:

The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Initial ERTS Complaint Investigator (Environmental Specialist 4) position. In this role, you will independently perform initial investigation of Environmental Report Tracking System (ERTS) complaints, perform site hazard assessments, and use applicable site data and information to evaluate the potential risk of contaminant releases to human health and the environment. Working individually and as a team, you will make recommendations to senior staff and your management chain regarding hazard rankings and add sites to Ecology’s Hazardous Sites List (HSL), accept or decline new ERTS referrals and recommend assignment to appropriate staff. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Independently perform Initial Investigation of ERTS complaints: gather additional information with the complainant; coordinate with the property owner to obtain access and explain why Ecology will be on the property; travel to a location and investigate, take notes, photos, and collect environmental sample; evaluate site conditions - potentially including analytical result; and generate an initial investigation report summarizing Ecology’s findings with a recommendation. 

  • Perform site hazard assessments (SHAs) of sites: using applicable site data and information, evaluate the potential risk to human health and the environment, recommend a hazard ranking score, and, when needed, add the site to Ecology's HSL.

  • Update, interpret, review, impute, and evaluate site information in the Integrated Sites Information System (ISIS), Environmental Information Management System (EIM), ERTS, and other applicable agency databases as directed by the Supervisor and/or Section Manager. 

  • Take part in required training, planning, policy review/comment, and associated administrative activities.

  • Accept or decline new ERTS referrals and recommend assignment to appropriate staff. 

  • Interact with other program and agency staff, attorneys, consultants, contractors, other environmental professionals, and the regulated public.

Climate Change: Clean Fuel Standard Program Analyst

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington. The Air Quality Program’s vision is clean, healthy air and climate for all of Washington. One of our goals is to inform decisions, and raise public awareness and engagement by providing accurate and timely information on ambient air pollution and its impacts. This position is responsible for helping fuel suppliers submit accurate reports, producing recurring reports of program data, and monitoring multiple data sources to predict future credit price swings and compliance challenges. You don’t need to be an expert in transportation fuel markets to succeed in this role, just a love of numbers, good Excel skills, the ability to provide great technical support, and a desire to be on the leading edge of climate policy in the U.S.

  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Oversee the submission and verification of fuel and credit transaction reports. Support and assist program participants with the submission process and make sure the data we collect are of high quality.

  • Produce monthly and annual data reports. Serve as the primary point of contact for data and analysis requests.

  • Work with IT staff and stakeholders to develop and maintain the IT platform for reporting and credit trading. Identify and solve problems as they arise.

  • Develop and maintain a reporting desk manual and other support documents.

  • Track fuel markets, electric vehicle charging, and credit markets in Washington and neighboring states. Identify cases of potential fraud or double-counting.

  • Monitor program data, news, and data from other states and provinces to predict future swings in the credit price. Recommend policy options, if needed, to stabilize the market.

  • Provide research and data analysis to support outreach activities, enforcement, and fuel pathway application review.

  • Seek to maximize equity and environmental justice in the operation of the Clean Fuel Standard program. Provide research and analysis to support efforts to improve equity and better serve overburdened communities.

Food Safety Technical Specialist (2 positions)

Department of Health

Location: various locations

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

You will consult with the management and staff of local health, industry, state agencies, and professional associations to identify needs and provide direction, so program activities and resources are appropriately prioritized. These positions develop and present classroom and virtual training on food safety laws, rules, issues, policies, and practices to a wide variety of industry, regulatory, and association audiences. The Food Safety Technical Specialists also assist Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJs) and various state agencies in response to foodborne illness outbreaks, coordinating with the program’s illness response lead and other stakeholders.

  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Manage the program’s food recall response activities

  • Actively monitor local, national, and international food product recall notices and subsequent update notices

  • Leads the statewide communication of food recall information between federal, state, and local partners.

  • Manages the program’s work reviewing food establishment and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans for LHJs

  • Lead technical specialist for plan review related issues and questions

  • Manage the program’s work on chain store issues, acting as the liaison between LHJs and corporate food company representatives.

Rapid Response Team Coordinator

Department of Agriculture

Location: Anywhere in Washington

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

There’s a vacancy for a Rapid Response Team Coordinator in the Food Safety and Consumer Services Division at the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The position will work on the Rapid Response Team (RRT) and be responsible for protecting public and environmental health by preparing for and responding to food and feed emergencies. The primary job duties is to coordinate the Division's emergency planning, response, and recovery services and RRT and manage Federal grants and cooperative agreements.

  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Coordinate the operation and activation of the Rapid Response Team (RRT).

  • Serves as Division liaison to support food, feed, produce, pesticide, animal services, and other regulatory and response divisions/programs within WSDA to cooperatively develop, maintain, and implement an effective and innovative emergency management and response system.

  • Develops plans and procedures to prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex emergencies and events.

  • Develops, approves, and maintains a strategic plan and performance measures to guide the RRT's operation and long-term sustainability.

  • Administer the RRT component of the FDA Flex Funding Model (FFM) Cooperative Agreement.

  • Serve as Project Director and/or Principal Investigator for the long-term and strategic management of assigned Federal and State grant and cooperative agreements, grants, and budgets

Pollution Prevention & Regulatory Assistance Section Manager

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

As the Pollution Prevention and Regulatory Assistance Section Manager, you will be a key member of the Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction leadership team. This is a high paced environment that offers opportunities to shape the future of the program and the legislation that governs it. You will be responsible for creating and implementing new programs and plans that engage with the public and ultimately reduce the toxic chemicals making their way into our environment and our bodies.

  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Hire, train, supervise, and coach section staff, which includes 7 direct reports.

  • Work with program staff and leadership to build understanding about how the work of this section will contribute to program goals and support our regional teams.

  • Think strategically to envision the future of the section, and the new and emerging work we do.

  • Identify and support succession planning strategies and staff development opportunities.

  • Help develop policies and guidance for implementing hazardous waste rules and laws.

  • Support your team as they implement state and federal laws and programs, including:

  • Safer Products for Washington

  • Children's Safe Products

  • Better Brakes Law

  • Hazardous Waste Management Act

  • Manage a biennial budget of approximately $12 million.

  • Develop and foster collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to find creative and innovative solutions. You'll work with other state and federal agencies, local and tribal governments, and the public.

Climate Change: Clean Transportation Grants and Cultural Resources Specialist

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

In this position, you will play a key role in reducing emissions and electrifying the transportation sector by overseeing the investment of settlement funds from the Volkswagen “Dieselgate” emissions violations. You will serve as the VW Team’s lead on Cultural Resources Reviews and implementation of agency and state environmental justice policy, ensuring protection of archaeological and tribal resources and compliance with Washington’s new Healthy Environment for All Act (HEAL). In this position, you will work collaboratively with other members of the VW Settlements Team to develop funding opportunities and negotiate, implement, and track grants. 

  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • In collaboration with the VW team, distribute and manage Volkswagen Settlement grants to fund projects such as electric vehicle charging stations, electric school buses, electric transit buses, and shore power for ships and other ocean-going vessels

  • Serve as the Air Quality Program’s Cultural Resources Review specialist, developing and maintaining expert working knowledge of principles in cultural resource reviews

  • Develop grant guidelines, scoring criteria, and application processes

  • Negotiate and implement grant contracts and manage projects

  • Track criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions reductions associated with projects 

  • Serve as the Volkswagen team lead on compliance with state environmental justice laws and policies (e.g., HEAL Act)

Environmental Health Specialist I/II

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

This position will conduct routine inspection and investigation in the Safe Environments program. Additionally, the individual will provide education, technical assistance and regulatory information to members of the public. The incumbent may be assigned to one or more areas in the Safe Environments section including, but not limited to those which deal primarily with solid waste facilities, chemical/physical hazards, landfills, complaint investigation, pollution prevention assistance, school health and safety and water recreation. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with the regulated community, staff of other public agencies concerning District regulatory responsibilities as well as public and private individuals who utilize the department's services.

  • Travels to various sites throughout the county conducting inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with current regulations.

  • Provides education, technical assistance, and regulatory compliance advice to the facility, the public and the media, translating technical and regulatory information to a variety of audiences.

  • Completes reports of areas in violation.

  • Recommends corrective measures and takes appropriate enforcement action.

  • Meets with responsible parties to discuss correction of deficiencies and to obtain compliance through education and appropriate enforcement action.

  • Reviews plans for establishments/facilities and inspects construction and remodeling.

  • Investigates complaints and incidents of suspected illness at establishments/facilities.

  • Maintains accurate field records, write reports, makes recommendations for follow-up actions based upon findings of investigations.

  • Updates and uses computerized data management systems.

Health Educator - Land Use

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The Health Educator plans and provides health education to the public and community partners regarding Environmental Health activities and regulations.  This position will work closely with other team members of Environmental Health to develop education and outreach material for a varied number of topics. The initial focus of this position will be education and outreach related to onsite sewage disposal system monitoring and maintenance but can include other areas of Environmental Health. This position will work closely with the public around land use activities and regulations, promoting proper septic system care and maintenance, and operating programs to provide financial incentives to septic system owners.  The position will also facilitate meetings of the public, or of subject matter experts in the areas of land use and onsite sewage.    

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Develops, maintains, updates, and implements various health education activities and materials.

  • Provides educational presentations to groups, specific to identified audience needs. 

  • Develops accessible networks of personnel and resources for assessed health education. 

  • Participates in staff meetings, committees, task forces, coalitions, and focus groups.

  • Prepares reports as requested.

  • Participates in meeting facilitation with internal and external partners.

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of media campaigns to promote Environmental Health and Public Health.  

  • Presents information sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences.

Emissions Inventory Specialist

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect, preserve, and enhance the air quality of Washington to safeguard public health and the environment and support high quality of life. The federal Clean Air Act requires all states to have statewide operating permit programs for businesses and industries that are the largest sources of air pollution. An air operating permit contains all the permit requirements that apply to an air pollution source. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Work with other analysists to assess potential air emissions impacts related to proposed legislation, rule, policy or guidance.

  • Conduct training and guide Washington Emissions Inventory Reporting System users as they enter and certify their air emissions data.

  • Develop and maintain air emission inventories for several assigned source categories and report them annually, triennially, and develop emissions inventories for specific modeling projects.

Permit Technician

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

Under the direction of the Land Use Supervisor, or designee, the incumbent performs a variety of technical assignments involving office review, permit processing and other technical support work. Additionally, the individual will provide education, technical assistance and regulatory information to members of the public.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Performs intake reviews and processes permit applications.

  • Uses computers to establish and maintain permit data bases and research parcel information.

  • Assists the public and answers inquiries about department services, programs and records; explains rules, policies, and procedures, and research database and files; refers matters requiring policy interpretation to supervisor for resolution.

  • Supports the relationship between the District and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and District staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and District information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with the regulated community, staff of other public agencies concerning District regulatory responsibilities as well as public and private individuals who utilize the department's services.

  • Provides education, technical assistance, and regulatory compliance advice to the facility and the public translating technical and regulatory information to a variety of audiences.

  • Updates and uses computerized data management systems.

Allowance Trading and Education Lead (Environmental Planner 4)

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

You will be responsible for ensuring firms can trade—and participate—in the Cap-and-Invest market. By helping firms get comfortable with this new market and how it works, you will enable them to maintain a primary focus on decreasing emissions so Washington can meet its goal of reducing emissions by 95% by 2050.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Helping Cap-and-Invests covered entities understand and participate in the allowance market

  • Working with Washington’s market subcontractor (WCI, Inc.) on allowance market changes based on feedback the incumbent receives from Cap-and-Invest market participants and others

  • Working with external jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) to harmonize allowance processes 

  • Direct outreach to entities with trading questions, as well as working with our communications team to develop and deliver trainings on how to trade and participate in the market 

Auctions Lead

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

You will be a crucial member of the Cap-and-Invest team. You will coordinate and implement allowance auctions that firms participate in to meet their emissions compliance obligations. These auctions are the linchpin of the cap-and-invest program and generate significant proceeds applied towards the decarbonization of the transportation industry, improving access to clean energy, and advancing health equity and environmental justice.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Working with Washington’s market subcontractor (WCI, Inc.) to ensure Cap-and-Invest entities understand and can participate in allowance auctions

  • Supporting the budget team in communicating revenue projections

  • Working with external Cap-and-Invest entities to ensure entities send Ecology accurate, timely, and complete auction-related data required by the Cap-and-Invest regulations to participate in allowance auctions

  • Working with WCI, Inc. on auction design improvements, and external jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) to harmonize auction processes

BEACH Program Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 4)

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating and leading the EPA-funded Washington State Beach Environmental Assessment, Communication, and Health (BEACH) Program. You will gain experience in implementing and maintaining a multi-year surface water monitoring program that evaluates bacterial impacts to marine swimming beaches. Responsibilities include managing budgets and contracts, leading and mentoring professional project staff, training volunteers on appropriate technical methods, writing technical documents, working with news media, conducting outreach, working with local health departments, and ensuring monitoring bacteria and notification of water quality problems follow proper procedures.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Manage the Washington BEACH Program with guidance from the Inter-Agency BEACH Committee including designing, implementing and maintaining the multi-year surface water monitoring program to evaluate bacterial impacts to marine swimming beaches.

  • Ensure all grant requirements are being met. Among other grant requirements, this position must apply for the annual EPA grant each year, manage the program budget, write and manage contracts with local entities, ensure data manager submits data to EPA by deadline, and write the annual report to EPA each year.

  • Coordinate the implementation and evolution of the Program with EPA. 

  • Write Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) for statewide monitoring of marine beaches and develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Lead and mentor other professional staff assigned to the project which includes training on appropriate technical methods.

  • Hold an annual inter-agency committee meeting, work with the news media, and ensure that monitoring of bacteria and notification of water quality problems follows proper procedures.

  • As the lead author, prepare the draft and final project reports for internal and external audiences.

  • Coordinate and compile weekly incoming bacterial data and submit data annually to the EPA. Work in conjunction with IT and BEACH staff to maintain the database. 

Food Safety Compliance Specialist 2 (3 positions)

Department of Agriculture

Location: Spokane County, Skagit County, King County 

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

This position performs journey-level work including inspections, investigations and sample collection to protect public health from unsafe adulterated food by gaining compliance with state laws and federal regulations. Travel is required to conduct in-depth food inspections in facilities that process or hold food products including: food processors and food storage warehouses; produce farms; dairy farms; dairy plants; custom meat facilities, slaughter plants and trucks; egg handling facilities; poultry processors and other food handlers.  This is a home office based position - you must have a functional home internet connection to be successful in this role.  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Evaluates firm's control of public heath risks by performing independent inspections of conditions in facilities that hold, pack, transfer or produce food. Inspections are based on the appropriate state and/or federal regulation and program policy.

  • Conducts federally mandated Grade 'A' Dairy testing of pasteurization equipment and evaluations of bulk milk haulers and samplers by written and practical examination.

  • Discerns between critical and minor violations and provides technical assistance to industry whenever possible.

  • Provides clear and concise oral and written reports of inspection and investigation findings.

  • Assists the program in development and review of compliance cases as needed.

  • Provide technical assistance and education to industry and the public regarding food safety regulation, compliance and enforcement.

  • Provides applicants with technical assistance to achieve licensing status including the review of construction and remodel plans for compliance.

  • Participates in developing technical brochures and factsheets to provide assistance and education to stakeholders, peers and other regulatory officials.

  • Coordinates and works with other state, local and federal agencies in actions, inspections, investigations and training dealing with issues of food safety.

Flood Risk Reduction Program Coordinator

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The Office of Chehalis Basin (OCB) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Flood Risk Reduction Program Coordinator (Environmental Planner 4) position. The Chehalis River Basin is Washington’s second largest watershed, and this position is unique because it specifically supports Chehalis River Basin-related flood damage reduction. The region has had more federally declared flooding disasters than any other part of Washington State, and you will be helping real people solve real problems "on-the-ground". In doing this, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of diverse partners on projects that when complete, immediately reduce flood damages at individual locations.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide technical and policy recommendations for implementation of the Community Flood Assistance & Resilience (CFAR) Program. 

  • Manage flood damage reduction project contracts, contractors and construction through Ecology or the WA State Recreation and Conservation Office. 

  • Coordinate with the local partners in the basin to facilitate and ensure efficient communication during implementation of CFAR programs and projects.  

  • Coordinate with the principal planner and with other state agencies, federal agencies, and local governments in development of community protection strategies that identify areas where buildings should be acquired or retrofitted to reduce or mitigate flood damage. 

  • Provide technical assistance to communities and property owners on non-regulatory floodplain management and flood insurance matters. 

  • Coordinate with Ecology Regional floodplain management staff, Flood Program policy lead, State NFIP Coordinator, Ecology RiskMAP coordinator, and OCB staff, to ensure Chehalis Basin Strategy flood risk reduction program priorities are informing state and Federal priorities.

Land Use Supervisor

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

Under the general supervision of an Environmental Health Assistant Director, incumbent plans, organizes, and supervises daily activities and operations in one or more division-wide environmental health programs such as food, sewage, water quality, solid waste/chemical and physical hazards, or water recreation facilities, and is responsible for supervising assigned personnel.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide instruction and training for assigned staff including quality, quantity and consistency of work and to ensure uniformity among field staff in the application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Analyze and resolve problems and deficiencies within assigned program area.

  • Review plans for upcoming projects or new services/businesses in assigned program area.