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Senior Environmental Engineer - Corrective Action (Environmental Engineer 5)

Company: DSHS
Location: Lacey
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description The Department of Ecology's priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are still hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. The majority of our staff are currently working from home; we have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews. Keeping Washington Clean and EvergreenProtecting 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. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, and has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology may be a good fit.The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Programwithin the Department of Ecology is looking for a licensed professional engineer in our Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, WA.As a professional engineer and a project manager, you will provide engineering expertise for the cleanup of complex sites, specifically those where contaminated soil or groundwater present a risk of vapor intrusion into building and facilities.At Ecology, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at and follow, like or visit us on , , , or our .Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts Duties Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. Program Mission:The mission of the Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program is to foster sustainability, prevent pollution, and ensure safe waste management of the millions of pounds of hazardous substances used and disposed of each year by businesses and households in Washington State. Over the longer term, we work with businesses and governments to achieve a system where waste is viewed as inefficient, and most wastes and unnecessary use of toxic substances have been eliminated. What will you do?Ensure the cleanup of environmental contamination is effective, permanent and that people in the site's buildings are not exposed to vapor intrusion.Review sampling and analysis plans to make sure the data collected will be of sufficient quality to use in decision making.Evaluate sampled soil from contaminated construction sites to determine if excavated soil can be disposed of at a regular landfill.Why join the team?This is an opportunity to help Washington State clean up historical environmental contamination. You'll determine how to remediate contaminated soil and groundwater in order to make the environment safer for people and wildlife. This work involves researching and studying remediation methods' efficacy and cost. This work happens on a very long timeframe. The work you do will matter to the residents of Washington state for generations.You'll use your engineering experience to evaluate data quality and make sound decisions about how to clean up contaminated soil and groundwater.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 March 30, 2021. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before March 29, 2021. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date. Qualifications Required Qualifications:A Bachelor's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields; sanitary, water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field AND registration as a professional engineer in the State of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington AND five years of experience in environmental engineering. OR A Master's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields; sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field AND registration as a professional engineer in the State of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington AND four years of experience in environmental engineering. NOTE: A PhD in one of the above engineering fields will substitute for two years of the environmental engineering experience.NOTE: Requirements for professional registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington are eight years of professional experience (which may include up to four years of college level engineering education) and successful completion of sixteen hours of professional licensing exams. Applicants qualifying through the licensing equivalency option must achieve registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington within six months of appointment to this class. Desired Qualifications:The most competitive candidates may have some or all of the below experience; not having some (or all) of these should not keep an otherwise qualified applicant from applying.Experience working with environmental regulations. These could include the Model Toxics Control Act, CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, etc.Experience building relationships with local, state, and federal officials.Experience with budget or contract management.Experience communicating complex scientific issues and concepts to a wide audiences. This could include presentations to non-technical staff, written documents for public use, etc. Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.Driver's LicenseInitial 40-hour hazardous materials training followed by annual 8-hour refresher training is required and can be completed within six months of candidate hire.Why work for Ecology?Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:, , *, *, , , & , , , , , , , Student debt and how working for Ecology can helpEmployees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See for more details. *See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information Supplemental Information Application Instructions:Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.Include in your application:A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.A resume outlining your professional experience.It is in the candidate's best interest to submit all of the documents listed above. Applications without these documents may be declined.Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume," may disqualify you from further consideration.Please to do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable. Department of 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.If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."Other Information:If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail . Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.If you have specific questions about the position, please email Michelle Underwood at: . Please do not contact Michelle to inquire about the status of your application.The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative. 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..... click apply for full job details

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