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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (SPPR) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Program Training Specialist (Marine Transportation Safety Specialist 3) position.
This position will be located in either our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA, or our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA. This depends on where the finalist resides or will be residing.
We are looking for an experienced Incident Command System trainer for the state’s oil spill prevention, preparedness and response program. This position is an opportunity to share your skills in developing and delivering critical emergency response training. We are looking for individuals with enthusiasm and innovation in the areas of adult learning, incorporating a variety of mechanisms for delivering training.
This position is within the Statewide Resources Section in the Spills Program. The section activities support the work of prevention, preparedness and response to oil and other hazardous material incidents throughout the state. The section has subject matter experts that help to assist, lead and coordinate with program management teams, staff and stakeholders.
The Spills Program’s mission is to protect Washington’s environment, public health and safety through a comprehensive spill prevention, preparedness, and response program. The Spills Program’s vision is to prevent, prepare for, and respond aggressively to oil spills; to be our best for the State of Washington. Our Spills goal is “zero spills”.
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.
Please Note: The salary posted above does not include the additional 5% premium pay that this position will receive if the position’s final location is in King County (Shoreline).
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of November 15, 2021. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before November 14, 2021. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
What makes this role unique?
The Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response program within the Department of Ecology leads the state for oil spills and other hazardous material incidents. We must maintain a level of expertise in managing oil spills. This position is critical in ensuring program personnel are trained and ready for deployment to incidents throughout the state.
What you’ll do:
- Develop and write statewide training plans for the Spills Program.
- Identify key training requirements to maintain Incident Command System (ICS) credentialing and development.
- Consult with section managers and other program leads to assess program skills and capability needs.
- Organize training workshops internal and external to the program, including HAZWOPER training for agencies, volunteers and tribes, as well as program staff and response training workshops.
- Deliver training curriculum for the program.
- Research solutions for other trainings at the request of section managers and program leads including contracting and coordinating details and logistics.
- Review and analyze sufficiency of policies and procedures for implication and impact to the program.
- Participate on the Spills Program Incident Management Team (IMT) in ICS positions (as designated on the team roster) during drills and significant events.
Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment and educational experience. See below for how you may qualify.
A total of Eight (8) years of education and/or experience as described below:
Four (4) years of
- Education: involving major study in marine engineering/operations, marine transportation, environmental science, business or public administration, physical science, naval architecture, or closely related field OR
- Experience: managing responses under an Incident Command System, oil spill planning and project management may be substituted year for year for education.
Four (4) years of additional environmental or maritime experience.
The environmental or maritime experience may include a combination of the following:
- Writing emergency response plans for a company or an agency that prepares the organization for response and recovery.
- Working in groups, such as task forces, subcommittees and workgroups, on disaster planning. In particular working as a lead, chair or co-chair of a group.
- Writing documents in plain, understandable language, translating technical information into easy to understand documents.
All experience and education combinations that meet the requirements for this position:
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
- This position is part of the Spills Program Incident Management Team (IMT) and Crisis Management Team (CMT) and must complete Incident Command System (ICS) training at the level of 100, 300, 700 and 800.
- Must maintain HAZWOPER certification annually and continual training as required by the Program as they come available to maintain IMT position qualifications.
- Must be able to obtain the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card, which entails a detailed background check.
- Must have eligibility and certification to permit travel to and from Canada, including passport or Enhanced Driver’s License.
- Must have valid Washington driver’s license
- Must be prepared for a minimum 3-day field deployment within 1 hour of notification.
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.
- Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. High proficiency in public speaking and communication.
- A strategic thinker with organizational and time management skills.
- ICS position credentials.
- Understanding of training and development best practices.
Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.
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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- 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.
- Three professional references.
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Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees:
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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.
Collective Bargaining: This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
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. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.