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Industrial Stormwater, Boatyard & Upland Hatchery Facility Manager (Environmental Specialist 4)

Company: Wa State Department of Ecology
Location: Lacey
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Water Quality program within the Department of Ecology is looking for a Senior Facility Manager. This position is in our Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, WA. In this position, you will be responsible for permit management for Industrial Stormwater, Boatyard, and Upland Fin-Fish Hatchery permits in the South area of Southwest Region. This includes Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties. You will administer state and federal water pollution laws, regulations, and permit programs for all assigned industrial facilities. We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills, the ability to quickly assess a situation and make a decision, work effectively in a stressful environment, manage workload and meet deadlines, and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with regulated facilities and the public. To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and follow, like or visit u on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog. What will you do? This position supports the program mission as a primary Ecology contact for assigned Industrial Stormwater, Boatyard, and Upland Fin-Fish Hatchery permits in the South area of Southwest Region In this position, you will: Provide comprehensive permit management for Industrial Stormwater, Boatyard, and Upland Fin-Fish Hatchery permits in the South areas of the Southwest Region.Help facilities come into compliance with their permit. Meet on site to inspect permitted and unpermitted facilities with their staff to discuss the permit and investigate any compliance issues. If technical assistance isn't effective, collect evidence and prepare recommendations for enforcement.Represent Ecology as a technical lead in all discussions involving permit requirements, compliance, and regulatory interpretation. You may also serve as an expert witness, testifying before hearings boards or courts.May issue warning and monetary penalty tickets in the field during inspections at noncompliant sites. Anticipate and seek to resolve disagreements in a constructive manner.Function independently and make appropriate decisions based on available information. Why join the team? This position gets to work with a diverse set of entities including all types of business and industry, both small and large.This is an opportunity to learn about and apply complex water quality laws and permit programs to prevent detrimental impacts to state waters from stormwater and other discharges. Please note: During Stay Home, Stay Healthy, staff are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. Ecology is maintaining less than maximum building occupancy, and requiring masks, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing. This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of May 5, 2021. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before May 4, 2021. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date. Qualifications Required Qualifications: There are multiple ways to qualify for this position. See options below: Option 1: Nine (9) years of combined education and experience:Experience: In environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning, which includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above (see descriptions below).Education: Involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field Option 2: Five (5) years of experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning, which includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above (see descriptions below). A Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field. Option 3: Three (3) years of experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning, which includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above (see descriptions below). A Master's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field. Option 4: Two (2) years of experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning, which includes one year equal to an Environmental Specialist 3 or above or two years equal to an Environmental Specialist 2 or above (see descriptions below). A Ph.D. in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field Option 5: Two (2) years of experience as an Environmental Specialist 3 at the Department of Ecology. More information on types of experience:Experience as an Environmental Specialist 2 can include assisting in any of the following areas: 1) performing field surveys or studies, 2) responding to complaints involving scientific or technical content, 3) preparing public meetings and hearings, 4) assistance with routine inspections or investigations requiring specialized knowledge of industry processes, pollutant sources or natural processes, 5) responding to routine inquires or requests for technical assistance involving scientific content, 6) special projects that are scientific in nature, 7) conducting routine sampling and testing analyses, interprets data, writing reports 8) performing basic sampling data review, 9) maintaining an environmental data base to support technical projects, 10) providing routine environmental technical and administrative assistance to grant/ contract/ loan recipients of environmental protection projects. Experience as an Environmental Specialist 3 can include a combination of the following: 1) investigating and / or resolving complaints involving science or technology content, 2) performing inspections, 3) drafting technical evaluations and reports, 4) develops plans for researching information used for technical projects, regulatory or policy development, 5) plan and facilitate public meetings and hearings, 6) project work requiring specialized knowledge of industry processes, pollutant sources or natural processes, 7) providing technical assistance for complex scientific content and/ or support for implementing scientific content programs, 8) conducting tests, analyzing and evaluating data, 9) using environmental databases to support technical projects, 10) developing scientific studies and resource management plans, 11) providing environmental technical and administrative assistance to grant/ contract/ loan recipients of environmental protection projects.

Keywords: Wa State Department of Ecology, Lacey , Industrial Stormwater, Boatyard & Upland Hatchery Facility Manager (Environmental Specialist 4), Executive , Lacey, Washington

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