Site Manager/Senior Hydrogeologist 4 (Hydrogeologist 4)
Company: State of Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2022
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of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide
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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP)within the Department of Ecology is
looking to fill a Site Manager/Senior Hydrogeologist 4
(Hydrogeologist 4) position. This position is locatedin our
Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, WA .
In this Senior Hydrogeologist position, as a cleanup site manager
you will direct responsible parties through the cleanup process,
review submitted documents and evaluate technical information for
completeness and determine compliance with the regulations. You
will work in a collaborative environment with other cleanup site
managers with varied backgrounds and experience. In some cases you
may work on teams on complex sites. The Toxics Cleanup Program
promotes collaboration and sharing of experiences and promotes
opportunities for education and professional growth through regular
group-a-like meetings and trainings. As a cleanup site manager, you
would work with clients, consultants and environmental groups to
evaluate and implement the best solutions for site cleanup.
The mission of the Toxics Cleanup Program is to protect
Washington's human health and the environment by preventing and
cleaning up pollution and supporting sustainable communities and
natural resources for the benefit of future and current
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
- 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
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
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. At the present time, this position is
not required to be in the office regularly. However, this position
will eventually be in the office at least one day a week once
telework agreements are finalized. Ecology is following current
state guidance regarding mask requirements, health screening
questions before entry, and social distancing.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled,
the next screening date isSeptember 12, 2022. In order to be
considered for the next screening, please submit an application on
or before September 11, 2022. The agency reserves the right to make
an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
What makes this role unique?
This position often works independently with clients and
consultants as they manage the cleanup process. This position is
unique in that there is endless growth with learning new technical
concepts. Other rewards include helping clients and consultants
understand and manage the regulations to a successful conclusion.
This position will have the opportunity to develop coaching,
mentoring, and management skills both as a subject matter expert
and as a site manager. In this role, you'll work in collaboration
with the section manager, supervisor, and other site managers to
lead and mentor others.
What you will do:
- Manage and/or oversee the investigation and cleanup of
contaminated sites for compliance with MTCA, other relevant laws
and regulations, and program policies.
- Review hydrogeologic studies and reports for cleanup sites to
determine: relevant and appropriate field and design practices;
compliance with applicable regulations, laws and guidelines with
emphasis on design and performance requirements; adequacy of
hydrogeologic computations; and to coordinate the planning,
implementation and completion of site-specific projects.
- Provide technical assistance to consultants, industry,
governmental authorities, the public, and other agency staff.
- Prepare hydrogeologic reports; assists team members in their
analysis and understanding of design plans and specifications.
- In the capacity of a site manager, you will be responsible for
evaluating the completeness and accuracy of hydrogeologic
characterization, remedial investigations, and feasibility studies
of contaminated sites.
- Apply basic principles of environmental chemistry, human
toxicology, and aquatic toxicology for evaluating actions needed at
- Understand the methods of identifying and monitoring pollutants
in all media including soil, groundwater, surface water, air, and
sediments and have knowledge of field sampling, testing, and data
- Negotiate, issue, and enforce orders and Inter-Agency
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
A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in hydrogeology,
hydrology, geology, or closely allied field AND Five years of
professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist,
geologist, or closely allied profession.
A Master's degree with a major study in hydrogeology, hydrology,
geology, or closely allied field AND Three years of professional
experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist, or closely
A Ph.D. with a major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or
closely allied field AND Two years of professional experience as a
hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist, or closely allied
Registration as licensed hydrogeologist in the State of Washington
NOTE: Individuals who are interested in applying to this position,
and believe they meet licensing requirements for the State of
Washington based on reciprocity, are responsible for ensuring they
meet licensing requirements for the State of Washington prior to
submitting their application materials. These requirements can be
found at the following website: WA State Licensing (DOL) Official
Site: How to get your license: Geologists, engineering geologists,
or hydrogeologists by reciprocity .
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
- Washington State driver's license
- Must complete initial 40-hour hazardous materials training
followed by 8-hour annual hazwaste worker training. The initial
training must be completed within six months of appointment. The
Department of Ecology will cover the cost of this training.
- Possession of a valid Washington State Hydrogeologist license.
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or
all) of the desired experience below.
- Experience in cleanup site management.
- Familiarity with the MTCA cleanup regulation.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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It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the
documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be
- A cover letter describing why you are interested in this
- A resume outlining your experience and education (if
applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this
- 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
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.
If you have specific questions about the position, please email
Andrew Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please do not contact
Andrew to inquire about the status of your application.
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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 ,
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
for more details.
To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our
website at www.ecology.wa.gov 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
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