Stormwater Careers

Current Stormwater openings:

Washington State


Stormwater Outreach Coordinator
AmeriCorps- Puyallup Watershed Initiative
"Living Stipend" of $1,200
Closing: July 1st, 2017


The Industrial Stormwater Community of Interest (ISCOI), part of the Puyallup Watershed Initiative, is working with local businesses in the Tacoma Tideflats to reduce pollution in stormwater runoff from industrial business sites. Learn more about the Puyallup Watershed Initiative, the ISCOI, and our other communities of interest by visiting our website at www.pwi.org.


Engineering Technician II, Stormwater    
Public Works-Engineering           
$4,205 - $5,158 per month       
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled, first review 5/8/2017
     
This is a full time engineering technician position under the supervision of the Engineering Manager. The position works within the Surface Water Utility but will occasionally work in other areas as needed.  The position works independently and does a fair amount of both office and field work.   This position works with other departments, agencies, and city residents to resolve issues and give technical assistance.



Communications and Outreach Specialist (Education and Outreach Specialist II)
Resource Stewardship/Water Resources
$4,801.00 - $6,385.00 Monthly
Thurston County, WA
Job Number: 27R00765
Closing date and time: 5/24/2017 at 5:00 PM Pacific

Thurston County's Stormwater Utility is seeking a dynamic, mid-career Communication and Outreach Specialist to assist with designing, developing, and deploying outreach campaigns and educational materials addressing some of the biggest sources of non-point pollution threatening the health of our lakes, streams, groundwater, and Puget Sound. This position works within the Education and Outreach II classification for the Resource Stewardship Water Resources Division.


Wastewater Operations Manager
Public Works
$85,036.25 - $109,602.28 Annually
University Place, WA
Job Number: 17-00162
Closing date and time: 5/29/2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific
 
This is responsible supervisory, administrative, technical and managerial work involving the Pierce County Wastewater Treatment Facility, biosolids management, fertilizer manufacturing plant, and reclaimed water.  An individual in this position must possess a variety of critical skills necessary to direct daily plant operations to include budget, technical applications of all treatment processes, personnel management, training and budget development and control.


Maintenance & Operations Technician - Utilities/Sewer/Stormwater
Public Works
$42,120.00 - $58,073.60 Annually
Annex, 8600 SW Imperial Way, Port Orchard, WA
Job Number:2017-MOTECH-Ut
Closing date and time: 5/29/2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific

Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, the incumbent assists in the (depending on area of assignment) construction and maintenance of sanitary sewage collection systems, stormwater drainage conveyance systems, detention/retention ponds or grounds mainly associated with the County Sewer Utility and Stormwater Divisions and provides assistance to the Solid Waste Division at times.


WRIA 9 PLANNING AND TECHNICAL COORDINATOR (PPM III)
Department of Natural Resources & Parks - Water and Land Resources Division
$80,412.80 - $101,920.00 Annually
201 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA
Job Number: 2017MK06872
Closing date and time: 5/31/2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific

We are looking for an enthusiastic, communicative person to manage the planning, policy, and technical aspects of implementing and adaptively managing and monitoring the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Salmon Habitat Plan. A team player who works side-by-side with many types of people to advance inter-jurisdictional basin improvement plans, and who works outside periodically.


Water Resources Engineer  
$77,570.27 - $94,282.87 Annually
Location: City of Olympia, WA
Department of Public Works
Job Number: 1700022
Closing: Continuous

The Olympia Public Works Department seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Water Resources Engineer. The selected individual will be responsible for providing an advanced level of technical expertise, project management and program administration within the context of utility-based water resource management. The Engineer will lead multiple complex and sensitive projects as part of a work group providing integrated planning, engineering, and program development services for City water-related utilities. The Engineer's work will focus on storm and surface water. Key responsibilities will include engineering analysis, project feasibility and scoping, policy implementation, field crew technical support, site development review and capital program management.


Commerce Specialist 3
Salary  $4,313.00 - $5,657.00 Monthly
Location  Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Type Project (limited duration)
Department Dept. of Commerce
Job Number 2017-00796
Closing Continuous

The Growth Management Services Program within the Local Government Division is seeking two full time project Environmentalist/Planners (Commerce Specialist 3 positions). One position will work with stormwater issues to protect and restore Puget Sound. The other position will work with watershed organizations, local governments and stakeholders to facilitate growth and re-development inside urban centers in order to restore and protect sensitive watersheds, and preserve working farm and forest lands. These positions will be focused on the Puget Sound area using National Estuary Program federal grant funds from the EPA.
Both positions work with staff from the Department of Ecology and other state agencies and are responsible for providing input into the development and review of the Puget Sound Action Agenda, which is the coordinated plan to recover the Puget Sound ecosystem.


Senior Duwamish Engineer & Modeler (Environmental Engineer 5)
Salary  $71,316.00 - $93,612.00 Annually
Location  King County – Bellevue, WA
Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Department Dept. of Ecology
Job Number 2017-WQ4392-00544
Closing Continuous

The Water Quality Program is currently looking to fill a Senior Duwamish Engineer & Modeler (Environmental Engineer 5) position. This position will be located in our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Bellevue, WA.  This position is responsible for pollutant modeling, permit issuance and management, engineering review, inspections and follow-up compliance actions that include formal enforcement, and the over-all control and prevention of pollution from industrial and stormwater sources in the Duwamish watershed in Ecology's Northwest region.

We are looking for applicants who possess excellent technical skills, the ability to communicate complex problems, and have the desire to work on some of the most challenging water quality permitting issues facing Washington State.


ERO Water Quality Section Manager (WMS BAND 2) 
Salary  $81,408.00 - $101,600.00 Annually
Location  Spokane County – Spokane, WA
Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Department Dept. of Ecology
Job Number 2017-WQ2584-01157
Closing Continuous

This position supervises 28 positions and has two work units. The work includes inspections and compliance actions for wastewater, stormwater and nonpoint source pollution discharges, water cleanup planning and implementation, and water quality financial assistance.  The Section manages approximately 600 water pollution discharge permit coverages, including permits for sewage treatment plants and industries, construction sites, municipalities, aquatic pesticides, sand & gravel facilities, boatyards, hatcheries, and water treatment plants.
 
We are looking for an experienced mid-level manager with excellent people skills and the ability to problem solve with large groups that deal with complex environmental projects, and who has great personnel skills and team management experience.
 

Source Control and Stormwater Engineer (Environmental Engineer 5)
Salary  $71,316.00 - $93,612.00 Annually
Location  King County – Bellevue, WA
Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Department Dept. of Ecology
Job Number 2016-TCP4374-11276
Closing Continuous

The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is looking to fill a Source Control and Stormwater Engineer (Environmental Engineer 5) position. The position will be located in our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Bellevue, WA. The Source Control and Stormwater Engineer position serves as the Regional Toxics Cleanup Program's lead engineering specialist in source control, stormwater management and treatment for industries, municipalities and land development in the Section's largest and most complex cleanup site, the Lower Duwamish Waterway (LDW) project area. This position issues discharge permits, inspects and reviews engineered improvements for complex industrial facilities that discharge stormwater in the lower Duwamish project area. We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills, strong verbal and written communicate skills, and experience writing, regulating or implementing NPEDS permits, Industrial NPEDS permits and/or Stormwater permits.

Construction Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 4)
Salary  $48,060.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Location  Clark County – Vancouver, WA
Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Department Dept. of Ecology
Job Number 2017-WQ2347-01545
Closing Continuous

The Construction Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 4) position serves as a senior environmental specialist, ensuring that construction sites comply with water quality requirements. We are looking for applicants who want to combine their strong communication skills with technical knowledge in order to work collaboratively with other government agencies, tribes, and the public to achieve Ecology's mission of protecting, preserving and enhancing Washington's environment for future generations.

Municipal Stormwater Permit Implementation Planner (Environmental Planner 3) (2 Positions)
Salary  $48,060.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Location  King County – Bellevue, WA
Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Department Dept. of Ecology
Job Number 2017-WQ40760672-00535
Closing Continuous

The Municipal Stormwater Permit Implementation Planners serve as senior analysts, developing policies, procedures, and standards of adequacy for municipal stormwater permit-related policies and efforts. We are looking for applicants with expertise in water quality-related planning and implementation, experience developing, planning, and coordinating stormwater programs, and the ability to communicate with a diverse stakeholder group.

Stormwater Inspector & Compliance/Enforcement Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) (2 Positions)
Salary  $48,060.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Location  King County – Bellevue, WA
Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Department Dept. of Ecology
Job Number 2017-WQ41033999-01487
Closing Continuous

The Department of Ecology has a two exciting opportunities for environmental professionals looking to be a part of our Water Quality Program in Bellevue, WA. The Stormwater Inspector and Compliance/Enforcement Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) positions focus on stormwater discharge from boatyard, industrial, and construction sites. We are looking for applicants who are genuinely interested in solving problems and gaining consensus amongst various groups in order to protect Washington's waters.

Stormwater Facility Project Financial Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) (In-Training)
Salary  $48,060.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Location  Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Job Type Project (limited duration)
Department Dept. of Ecology
Job Number 2016-WQP854-12940
Closing Continuous

Do you enjoy working in a collaborative work environment? Are you experienced in water quality improvement projects and looking to work for an organization that is dedicated to improving the environment?  If so, then the Stormwater Facility Project Financial Specialist position may be right for you!


Senior Engineer, Utilities (2 Positions)
Depatment of Utilities
$83,355.24 - $115,054.80 Annually
Bellevue, WA
Closing: Continuous

Bellevue Utilities is looking for two talented senior engineers to join our design team to support delivery of the Capital Improvement Program.  One of the positions will primarily focus on open stream and fish passage projects; the other will focus on constructed water, wastewater, and storm water utility systems.


Senior Program General Permit Writer (Environmental Specialist 5)
Dept. of Ecology
Thurston County – Lacey, WA
$53,016.00 - $69,648.00 Annually
Closing:Continuous

The Senior Program General Permit Writer is the senior program expert responsible for developing general permits, policies, procedures, regulations and guidance related to wastewater to keep our waters clean.We are looking for applicants who want to combine their knowledge of water quality laws with their ability to communicate effectively and work as a team to serve the State of Washington.


Senior Data Steward & Water Quality Permitting Specialist (Environmental Specialist 5)
Dept. of Ecology
Thurston County – Lacey, WA
$53,016.00 - $69,648.00 Annually
Closing: Continuous

The Senior Data Steward & Water Quality Permitting Specialist independently performs expert-level work with only administrative direction from WQP management. This position serves as the Agency and WQ Program expert and implements actions to address the most significant complex permit quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) and permit data management issues. This is an opportunity to help shape and guide Washington State's water quality permitting program.


Senior Program General Permit Writer (Environmental Specialist 5)
Dept. of Ecology
$53,016.00 - $69,648.00 Annually
Thurston County – Lacey, WA

The Senior Program General Permit Writer is the senior program expert responsible for developing general permits, policies, procedures, regulations and guidance related to wastewater to keep our waters clean.
We are looking for applicants who want to combine their knowledge of water quality laws with their ability to communicate effectively and work as a team to serve the State of Washington.


Senior Civil Engineer (Stormwater)
OFFICE OF THE CITY ENGINEER
Puyallup, WA
$86,808.00 - $111,120.00 Annually
Job Number: ENG-16-ADM-001
Closing: Continuous

This is responsible professional and administrative work in the Office of the City Engineer. Employees in this classification are responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and evaluating the work of their respective division. Careful attention to detail is required to ensure that projects and permit goals are completed on time and that work meets professional engineering standards and federal/state requirements. Work performance is reviewed for the quality and quantity of the results produced by personnel in the division. Errors can result in serious legal and financial consequences for the City as well as injury to the public. Frequent and considerable contact is maintained with engineering consultants, contractors, state and federal agency representatives, Council members, division personnel, City staff from other divisions and the public. Work is performed primarily in an office setting with occasional visits to sites in the field.  This position reports to the City Engineer and is responsible for leading the engineering technicians and other support staff within the division.


Stormwater Review Technician
Planning & Development Services Department
Skagit County, Washington
$52,624.00 - $66,955.20 Annually
Closing Date/Time:     Continuous

Reviews applications for building permits, land divisions, and other permits to ensure consistency with the Stormwater Management Manual and County code regarding stormwater. Performs field inspections to ensure stormwater facilities are constructed to permit specifications. Advises permit applicants on requirements of the County stormwater code and low-impact development techniques.


Municipal Permit Unit Supervisor
Dept. of Ecology
$71,316.00 - $93,612.00 Annually
King County – Bellevue, WA
Closing: Continuous

This position will be located in our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Bellevue, WA. The Municipal Permit Unit Supervisor fulfills the mission of the Water Quality Program through permit issuance and management, engineering review, financial assistance, inspections and follow-up compliance actions that include formal enforcement, and the over-all control and prevention of pollution from municipal wastewater treatment plants.

This position is open until filled, with an initial screening on December 13, 2016.  In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before December 12, 2016. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


General Permit Writer (Environmental Specialist 5)
Dept. of Ecology
$53,016.00 - $69,648.00 Annually
Lacey, WA Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Closing: Continuous



The Water Quality Program (WQP) is looking to fill a General Permit Writer (Environmental Specialist 5) position. The position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.

The General Permit Writer position serves as the senior program expert responsible for developing general permits, policies, procedures, regulations and guidance related to wastewater discharges and the effect on the receiving environment.  In addition this position assists with general permit development, management and administration to support beneficial uses of state waters.

We are looking for applicants who are organized and have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a service focus, and the ability to work well with others in a team environment.


NEP Stormwater Project and Financial Manager (Environmental Specialist 4)
Dept. of Ecology
$47,208.00 - $61,920.00 Annually
Location Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Closing date: Continuous


The NEP Stormwater Project and Financial Manager position serves as the senior environmental section specialist responsible for project and financial management and oversight of pass-through grants funded through the National Estuary Program's (NEP) Stormwater Strategic Initiative (SI) Lead Program – to protect, preserve, and enhance water quality in the Puget Sound.

We are looking for applicants who are able to work with a diverse audience, able to handle competing priorities, have excellent written and verbal communication and basic stormwater management experience.

Senior Water Quality Engineer (Environmental Engineer 5)
Dept. of Ecology
$70,056.00 - $91,956.00 Annually
Lacey, WA Thurston County
Job Number: 2016-WQ1198-06803
Closing: Continuous


The Senior Water Quality Engineer position represents the Department as a registered Professional Engineer with responsibility for performing professional environmental engineering duties for the protection and restoration of surface and ground water quality in the State. This position is recognized and designated in writing by the Program Manager as the section's authority for providing expertise and essential environmental engineering technical assistance to staff within the section that are responsible for writing NPDES and state waste discharge permits.

We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills and have the desire to work on some of the most challenging water quality permitting issues facing Washington State.



               















  

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