Washington State Environmental Engineer 3 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 Water Quality Program (WQ) is looking to hire an Environmental Engineer 3. The position will be located in our Central Regional Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.

The Environmental Engineer 3position is responsible for performing professional environmental engineering duties for the engineering and regulatory oversight of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment facilities in order to protect water quality. Duties include: providing independent and/or final review of engineering reports and design documents for municipal and industrial wastewater facilities and developing discharge and/or reclaimed water permits for these facilities. The position provides financial assistance to the Central Region by developing and administering the contracts for the funded projects. Reviews facilities plans, plans and specifications, and environmental reports required for funding application.

We are looking for applicants who have strong communication skills, great people skills, the ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines, and who have the ability understand and explain technical concepts to a diverse audience.

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 Environmental Engineer 3 position is located within the Water Quality Program (WQ). The mission of the WQ program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to sustain healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures that state waters support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.

Some of the key work activities for the Environmental Engineer 3 position:

  • Serves as the facility manager for industrial and municipal facilities in the Central Region and is responsible for performing professional engineering duties including providing review and final approval of municipal and industrial engineering reports, construction plans and specifications for wastewater treatment facilities to ensure compliance with state and federal water quality laws and regulations in the Central Region.
  • Provides engineering and technical expertise for development of wastewater discharge permits and discharge limits, sampling and testing schedules and compliance schedules for wastewater treatment.
  • Is responsible for permit management of assigned municipal and industrial facilities.
  • Provides timely review of comprehensive sewer plans and engineering reports.
  • Provides engineering support and proposal rating for grant and loan applications.
  • Serves as the section lead for water reuse projects -representing the section on the agency water reuse work group and, and on the program pretreatment work group.
  • Plans and performs annual inspections including pretreatment audits and pretreatment compliance inspections of assigned facilities in accordance with agency guidance documents and work plans.
  • Prepares technical inspection reports to support agency regulatory activities and to advise permittees of permit compliance status.
  • Refers facilities to water quality technical assistance staff as appropriate.
  • Supports other facility managers with engineering and wastewater treatment information and advice.
  • This position provides financial assistance to the Central Region by developing and administering contracts for the funded projects.
  • Reviews facilities plans, plans and specifications, and environmental reports required for funding application.
  • Works as a regional project manager for the funded project and works with the financial manager from contract development to project closeout.
  • Reviews and verifies payment request vouchers, performs site inspection, and participates in project audits with EPA.
  • Responds to and investigates point source water quality complaints in cooperation with other programs or agencies, as needed.
  • Works with section compliance specialist to make recommendations for enforcement actions to achieve compliance with applicable water quality laws and regulations concerning permit or water quality violations.

This position is open until filled. The next screening date will be February 1, 2017. In order to be considered for the next screening, please submit an application on or before January 31, 2017. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

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

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington AND two 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 AND three 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in wastewater treatment plant design and operations, including preparing general sewer plans, facility plans, and contract documents (plans and specifications) for municipal wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Experience or training in modeling including wastewater engineering and/or mixing zone analysis.
  • Ability to apply negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues to the public.

Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington, in good standing.
  • Must possess a Washington State Driver's License. Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:

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

  • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required/desired qualifications of 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 call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not call this number or 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 send an email to Sanjay.barik@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Sanjay Barik 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-WQ0794-00277

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: $63,480.00 - $83,316.00 Annually

Location: Yakima County - Union Gap, WA