Washington State Air Permitting and Compliance Engineer (Environmental Engineer 3) (In-Training) in United States

Description

Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have 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, Ecology is a good fit.

The Nuclear Waste Program(NWP) is looking to hire an Air Permitting and Compliance Engineer (Environmental Engineer 3) (In-Training). The position will be located in our Richland Field Office (RFO) in Richland, WA.

The Air Permitting and Compliance Engineer position performs professional environmental engineering work for the regulatory oversight and cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Facility in accordance with state and federal regulations and the Hanford Federal Facilities Agreement and Consent Order [Tri-Party Agreement (TPA)]. This position performs air engineering and regulatory analysis and field compliance oversight of facilities, proposed air permits, and cleanup actions/remedies prepared by the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) and its contractors and other facilities regulated by the Nuclear Waste Program.

We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills, the ability to perform air permitting and compliance work for complex mixed waste facilities, the ability to make practical decisions, and the ability to communicate with diverse audiences.

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. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov.

Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts

Duties

The Nuclear Waste Program's (NWP) mission is to lead the effective and efficient cleanup of the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site, ensure sound management of mixed hazardous wastes in Washington, and protect the state's air, water, and land at and adjacent to the Hanford site.

Some of the key work activities of the Air Permitting and Compliance Engineer position include:

  • Provides professional engineering work as a licensed Professional Engineer for the regulatory oversight of air permitting and compliance for facilities and cleanup sites in the Waste Management and Transition Projects, and in the rest of the Nuclear Waste Program.
  • Performs air compliance inspections, prepares inspection reports, and recommends enforcement actions for Hanford air activities.
  • Performs environmental engineering review of plans and specifications, site plans, air permits, dangerous waste, water and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and MTCA remedial documents.
  • Provides professional engineering expertise for the review and evaluation of the existing Hanford air operating permit and its modifications and for new/proposed permits; negotiates and prepares permits. Interprets state air regulations, dangerous waste regulations, RCRA, Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) and CERCLA regulations, agency/program policies, technical engineering guidelines and procedures covering design requirements, engineering review and operation and maintenance requirements for environmental control and management of Hanford and non-Hanford regulated facilities.
  • Reviews and comments on design of systems for control of air emissions during waste treatment and facility D & D.
  • Evaluates waste treatment technologies for compliance with LDR requirements.
  • Provides engineering review of permit requirements and cleanup decision documents.
  • Drafts permit conditions and cleanup decision documents for facilities to ensure compliance with the applicable regulations.
  • Conducts engineering inspections and quality control evaluations on the Hanford site and at non-Hanford regulated facilities to ensure compliance with design submittals and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides general professional engineering support to Project and Section Managers on projects currently underway and proposed as part of the Hanford Cleanup.
  • Reviews designs and documents for compliance with applicable requirements.
  • Provides recommendations to management on emerging issues and issues of concern regarding the project assignments.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to other technical staff on assigned tasks.
  • Works with Headquarters technical staff on assigned state-wide issues.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be October 18, 2016. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before October 17, 2016. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Qualifications

The goal class for this position is an Environmental Engineer 3. We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Environmental Engineer 2 and 3 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the EE2 level then they will be hired in at that level and will be placed into a training program to become an EE3 within a specified period of time.

Required Qualifications:

At the Environmental Engineer 3 Level: Salary Range: 67 – ($5385 - $7068 Monthly)

A Master's degree with a 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 two (2) years of experience in environmental engineering.

OR

An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor'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 ANDthree (3) years of experience in environmental engineering.

NOTE: A Ph.D. in one of the above engineering fields will substitute for two years of the environmental engineering experience.

NOTE: Requirements for professional registration as an 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 professional registration as an engineer in the state of Washington within six months of appointment to this class.

At the Environmental Engineer 2 Level: Salary Range: 61 – ($4644 - $6095 Monthly)

A Master's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field

AND

One (1) year of experience in environmental engineering.

OR

An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor'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

Two (2) years of environmental engineering experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrates ability to perform environmental engineering review of plans and specifications, site plans, dangerous waste, water and air permits and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and MTCA remedial documents.

Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:

  • This position requires passing a U.S. Department of Energy test and acquiring a badge for access to the Hanford site.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington is required in order to advance to the EE3 level.
  • HAZWOPER 40 hour certification is required to perform with work. Must be able to meet the physical activity requirements for this certification.

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants MUSTinclude the following documents as an attachment to their application:

  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
  • A resume outlining your professional experience.

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.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

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 at (360) 407-6186.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov 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 careers@ecy.wa.gov. 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 Ron Skinnarland at: ron.skinnarland@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Ron 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 position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology. All employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the WFSE will, as a condition of employment, either become members of the WFSE and pay membership dues or, as non-members, pay a representation fee as described in the CBA, no later than the 30th day following the effective date of this CBA or the beginning of their employment.

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 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.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-NWP3134-10009

Department: Dept. of Ecology

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $64,620.00 - $84,816.00 Annually

Location: Benton County – Richland, WA