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Chemical Action Plan Implementation Lead (Environmental Planner 4)

Company: State of Washington
Location: Lacey
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionPlease Note: The pay listed above doesn''t include the 3.25% pay increase that will go into effect on July 1, 2022.Per Governor Inslee''s Proclamation 21-14.2 , Washington State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process, prior to their start date. Requests for medical and religious exemptions will be considered. If you have questions, please contact [Click Here to Email Your Resum] with '' COVID-19 vaccination '' in the subject line. Keeping Washington Clean and EvergreenThe Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Chemical Action Plan Implementation Lead (Environmental Planner 4) position. This position is locatedin our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA . During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. This position is not currently required to work in the office on a frequent basis. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing. Looking ahead, Ecology has recently updated the agency policies on telework and flexible and compressed work schedules. Applicants with questions about position location options, telework, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in ''other information.''Are you interested protecting people and the environment from hazardous chemicals? As our new planner, you will serve as the Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program''s expert, responsible for the implementation of Chemical Action Plans (CAP''s) and Action Plans (AP). Actively engage with stakeholders such as, industry, tribes, local governments, and environmental groups in implementing the recommendations in the CAP/AP. Address environmental justice concerns to support disproportionately impacted communities as well as vulnerable wildlife populations. Facilitate the implementation of recommendations arising from CAP/AP planning activities which are complex or sensitive, involve multiple programs, state agencies, and interested parties to reduce toxic threats to Washington. T he mission of the HWTR Program is to protect Washington''s residents and environment by reducing the use of toxic chemicals, safely managing dangerous waste, preventing new contaminated sites, and cleaning up contamination. The HWTR vision is to be national leaders in minimizing and eliminating the impacts of toxic chemicals and hazardous waste. 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 embraces 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 clusion: 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. Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of May 4, 2022. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before May 3, 2022.The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.DutiesWhat makes this role unique?Chemical Action Plans (CAP) and Action Plans (AP) identify the potential health and environmental effects of persistent, bio-accumulative, and toxic (PBT''s) chemicals, and recommend strategies to reduce or eliminate those impacts. CAP/AP Developers within the program create these plans. This position, as the CAP Implementation Lead, implements the recommendations found within these plans by working with other agencies, industry, tribes, local governments, and environmental groups to make changes to the use of hazardous chemicals in the marketplace, industry, households, schools, and the environment.What you will do: Coordinate with agency staff and stakeholders to develop work plans that prioritize, fund and implement CAP/AP recommendations. Use facilitation and communication skills to coordinate implementation processes, which includes developing working relationships with multiple interested parties, and proactively involving environmental justice outreach to impacted communities to effectively implement CAP/AP recommendations.Support the Senior Toxics Reduction Planner in the development of CAP/AP implementation performance metrics. Help communicate results to management and the public. Meet with the CAP Developer, other agency programs, and state agencies, including the Department of Health (DoH), on an ongoing basis in order to implement recommendations. Seek out grant opportunities to disperse funding to local governments, NGO''s, tribes and other groups. This funding could go to projects such as product replacement, screening for hazardous chemicals in products, and setting up waste collection or recycling programs.Manage contracts for third parties supporting CAP/AP implementation. Coordinate with contracted parties to ensure that funded projects are implemented to Ecology standards.Convene and support an agency workgroup to coordinate our efforts to implement PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) CAP recommendations.Coordinate with management to develop policy recommendations and budget needs to implement the CAP/AP.Qualifications Required Qualifications: Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, educational and volunteer experience. See below for how you may qualify.Option 1:A Bachelor''s degree with a major emphasis in environmental or natural resource planning, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field.Five (5) years of experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development. Option 2:A Master''s degree with a major emphasis in environmental or natural resource planning, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field.Three (3) years of experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development. Desired Qualifications: We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.Experience working with Chemical Action Plans173-333 WAC or Safer Products for Washington Chapter 70A.350 RCW.Experience implementing environmental policy, rules or regulations.Experience coordinating with stakeholders and cooperators to implement environmental policy or programs.Experience obtaining and managing grants.Experience with contract management. Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.Supplemental InformationEcology 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. Need an Accommodation in the application and/or screening process or this job announcement in an alternative format?Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: [Click Here to Email Your Resum] and we will be happy to assist.If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can reach the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388 .If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail [Click Here to Email Your Resum] . Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up on the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile''s main page.If you are reading this announcement in print format , please enter the following URL to your search engine to apply: ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology . Application Instructions: It''s in the applicant''s best interest tosubmit 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.Three professional references.Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable. For Your Privacy:When attaching documents to your application (such as Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc. Do not attach documents that are password-protected, as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. 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. Application Attestation: 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. Other Information: If you have specific questions about the position, please email Nathan Lubliner at: [Click Here to Email Your Resum]. Please do not contact Nathan to inquire about the status of your application. To request the full position description: email [Click Here to Email Your Resum] 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 , Combined Fund Drive , SmartHealth *See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information Student debt: how working for Ecology can helpThe Department of Ecology is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Forgiveness Program (PSLF). See studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook , Instagram or our blog . 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.

Keywords: State of Washington, Lacey , Chemical Action Plan Implementation Lead (Environmental Planner 4), Other , Lacey, Washington

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