Water Resources Program Process Management Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 2)
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. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.
The Water Resources (WR) program is looking to fill a Water Resources Program Process Management Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 2) position. This position will be located in our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Bellevue, WA.
Water Resources Program Process Management Coordinator position will provide critical process support to the Northwest Region Water Resources Section. In this capacity, the position will work closely with the Water Resources Streamflow Restoration Unit and Technical Unit to ensure the success of the Section's core work.
We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills, the ability to quickly assess a situation and make a decision, and the ability to adapt daily to the needs of a new program.
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.
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 Water Resources program (WR) is to support sustainable water resources management to meet the present and future needs of people and the natural environment, in partnership with Washington communities.
Some of the key work activities of the Water Resources Program Process Management Coordinator position are:
Support Regional Streamflow Restoration Implementation:
Process and Committee Support:
- Assists in implementing Streamflow Restoration RCW 90.94, this position supports four separate Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committees and the development of watershed restoration and enhancement plans, working closely with Ecology's Streamflow Restoration Leads.
- Supports efficient and effective implementation of key legislation and development of plans that will offset water use in select watersheds.
- Assists in preparing for monthly committee and public meetings, which may include management of meeting logistics, document development and management, and identifying and researching policy or legal questions that need further analysis. Develops a schedule and manages complex logistics for project site visits, developing and reviewing template letters and documents, and ensuring compliance with public engagement and process transparency.
- Sits in for the Streamflow Restoration Leads for workgroup meetings as appropriate and needed.
- Works closely with the Unit Supervisor and Streamflow Restoration Leads to prepare the watershed restoration and enhancement plans which may include drafting background material, compiling technical reports, reviewing and incorporating public comments, and assisting with the State Environmental Policy Act review.
Implementation of Regional Grant Management:
- Works closely with the Streamflow Restoration Leads (grant managers) to ensure successful implementation of the streamflow restoration funding program in the Northwest Region per RCW 90.94.
- Ensures appropriate grant management and grantee compliance, the position may assist in review of grantee deliverables, coordination of site visits, drafting project summaries for communication materials, identification of concerns with project implementation, and providing assistance to grant recipients in planning, design, construction, and/or implementation of environmental protection projects.
- Supports administration of the streamflow restoration funding program throughout the Northwest Region, including organizing and maintaining files on SharePoint and other systems as well as copying, printing and scanning materials.
Permit Process and Maintenance Support:
- Supports the section's critical role in managing water resources in the Northwest Region.
- Assists with permit processing and maintenance, including reviewing permits for technical accuracy and finalizing work products prepared by senior permitting and technical staff, maintaining and updating permit-related templates, and substantively assisting the technical and permitting team with core work.
This position will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be on May 22, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before May 21, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field and one year of professional level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning.
Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education.
One year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 1 at the Department of Ecology.
A Master's degree in one of the above fields.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Must possess a valid driver's license.
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.