Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), Washington State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hire process. Requests for medical and religious exemptions will be considered. If you have questions, please contact Careers@ecy.wa.gov with “COVID-19 Vaccination” in the subject line.
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
Do you want to make a positive impact on the environment? Are you eager to step into a leadership role and gain management skills that will help you grow your career? If so, join a passionate team of professionals who share your commitment to environmental cleanup and protection.
Accidental spills of dangerous materials and past business practices have contaminated land and water throughout the state. The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) works to remedy these situations, which range from cleaning up contamination from leaking underground storage tanks, to large, complex projects requiring engineering solutions. Our mission is to get and keep contaminants out of the environment.
The Aquatic Lands Unit Supervisor role is located in our Headquarters Office in in Lacey, WA. The position is classified as Washington Management Service (WMS) Band 1. To learn more about the state’s management classification system, please visit this link.
You’ll lead and support technical staff to clean up and restore portions of Puget Sound, the Columbia River, and other water bodies in Washington State. You’ll oversee personnel administration, directing and managing professional-level technical staff, and strategically implementing sediment management cleanup and restoration for the Puget Sound Initiative sites at headquarters, as well as policy and guidance development. Additionally, you’ll provide strategic sediment management planning, outreach, and technical assistance for the Toxics Cleanup Program, other Ecology programs, the regulated community, the legislature, business groups, and the citizens of Washington State.
Protecting Washington State’s environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embrace the value of people.
Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:
- A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
- An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
- Continuous growth and development opportunities.
- A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings.
- Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.
Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.
We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.
During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding building occupancy, mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of September 28, 2021. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before September 27, 2021 . The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
What you’ll do:
Work in the field of marine and freshwater sediments that aquatic and other life depend on for survival. You’ll protect and restore important ecosystems, critical to the environment.
What makes this role unique?
- Provides leadership and support to highly specialized technical staff.
- Participates in planning, hiring, budget, evaluations, and other duties to support the team.
- Builds and supports productive teams to work effectively to complete important projects.
- Provides technical support with their staff to other programs at Ecology.
- Helps preserve the environment and quality of life in Washington State.
Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, educational, volunteer and lived-experience. See below for how you may qualify.
A bachelor’s degree with major study in natural science (Aquatic Biology, Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, etc.) and four (4) years of professional-level work experience (professional research will be counted) in environmental analysis or control, including two (2) years equal to or above an Environmental Specialist 3 position at the Department of Ecology.
A master’s degree with major study in natural science (Aquatic Biology, Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, etc.) and three (3) years of professional-level work experience (professional research will be counted) in environmental analysis or control, including two (2) years equal to or above an Environmental Specialist 3 position at the Department of Ecology.
A PhD degree with major study in natural science (Aquatic Biology, Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, etc.) and two (2) years of professional-level work experience (professional research will be counted) in environmental analysis or control, including two (2) years equal to or above an Environmental Specialist 3 position at the Department of Ecology.
The individual must have, or develop during the trial/probationary period, a professional working knowledge of MTCA/SMS, Clean Water Act (CWA), and CERCLA regulations; and, SCUM and Wood Waste guidelines. The position must have, or develop during the trial/probationary period, a working knowledge of TCP policies and guidance.
All experience and education combinations that meet the requirements for this position:
Ecology seeks diverse applicants: We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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It’s in the applicant’s best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.
- A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position
- A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position
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Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees:
Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.
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Why work for Ecology?
As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.
Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State’s environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.
Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth *See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information
Student debt: how working for Ecology can help
The Department of Ecology is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Forgiveness Program (PSLF). See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency.