Do you have experience in Clean Water Act permitting, site cleanup and pollution prevention? And are you looking for an opportunity to apply your experience and expertise in a fast-paced, high-profile and innovative regulatory setting? Then the Northwest Region Water Quality Planner position may be for you. This position, located in the Northwest Region section of the Water Quality Program in Bellevue, WA, supports on-the-ground implementation of new and ongoing water quality initiatives in the Duwamish River watershed by coordinating the use of regulatory tools, grant/loan funding, voluntary activities, and adaptive management plans so that point and non-point sources of pollution are controlled and reduced. Initiatives include implementing Washington's EPA-approved water quality standards for toxics and sediments, stormwater management and wet-weather treatment, and public education and outreach. 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. To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.
The mission of the Water Quality 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.
The Northwest Region Water Quality Planner uses knowledge of numerous complex water quality issues and processes to develop and implement regional strategies to reduce and eliminate toxics in the Duwamish River, and to provide water quality-related technical assistance to Ecology, other state and federal agencies, and the public. This position will:
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Ready to apply your experience to high-profile, fast-paced work? This position will provide you with opportunities to implement concepts that improve site-specific conditions in the near-term, while at the same time advancing and implementing regional strategies to control or reduce pollutants in stormwater over the long-term.
A Master's degree or above with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning or management, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, environmental management, chemistry, or closely related field AND three years of professional experience in water quality permitting, stormwater management, toxics cleanup, pollution prevention, or environmental planning. OR A Bachelor's degree with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning or management, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, environmental management, chemistry or closely related field AND five years of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development. At least three of the five years of professional experience must include water quality permitting, stormwater management, toxics cleanup, or pollution prevention. OR One year of experience as an Environmental Planner 3 which includes experience in water quality permitting, stormwater management, toxics cleanup, or pollution prevention, provided a master's degree as describe above has been obtained.
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