Stormwater Careers

Current Stormwater openings:

Washington State


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.


Streets and Public Grounds Manager - Public Works Operations
Department of Public Works
Kirkland, Washington
$7,283.00 per month - $9,398.00 per month
Open until filled.. Applications first reviewed on: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Join the Management Team at the City of Kirkland!
The City of Kirkland, Washington, is located on the northeastern shoreline of Lake Washington east of Seattle. Regionally recognized as a City with a small town feel, a sense of history, and a strong appreciation for quality of life, Kirkland has a population of approximately 84,000 and a land area of eighteen square miles. The Streets and Public Grounds Manager position resides in the Maintenance and Operations Division of Public Works and reports to the Deputy Director of Public Works. This position is responsible for coordinating Street and Public Grounds Operations.


Environmental Specialist 1 (TWO Positions)
Dept. of Ecology
$31,980.00 - $41,436.00 Annually
Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Closing: 3/28/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

The Environmental Specialist 1 positions assist in performing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating scientific analysis; plan and conduct routine field projects; assist with conducting surveys, analyze and record field conditions, assist with project administration, gather and analyze probabilistic sampling information which is used to develop recommendations and make decisions regarding landscape level assessment of aquatic resources statewide.


Project / Program Manager III - Lower Green River Basin Steward
Department of Natural Resources & Parks - Water and Land Resources Division
$60,303.00 - $76,438.00 Annually
King Street Center - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle, Washington
Closing Date/Time:     Wed. 03/29/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time

This position will be located in the Regional Partnerships Unit, part of the Rural and Regional Services Section of the Water and Land Resources Division. The Lower Green River Basin Steward will identify opportunities to protect and revegetate portions of the riparian corridor and implement habitat improvement projects along the Lower Green River and associated tributaries, working primarily within communities along the river from approximately Tukwila to Auburn.


Surface Water Utility Engineer
Department: Public Works
$6,717.00 per month - $7,903.00 per month
City of Kirkland
Closes: April 03, 2017 at 11:30 PM

The Surface Water Utility Engineer is responsible for tasks including the following: reviewing development proposals for compliance with surface water design regulations; maintaining and updating storm drainage regulations standards and policies; coordinating NPDES stormwater permit requirements; developing and managing water quality improvement programs including stormwater and ambient stream/lake monitoring and mitigation and restoration site monitoring, illicit discharge detection and elimination and private detention/water quality system inspection; conducting engineering design of solutions to small (neighborhood scale) drainage and water quality problems; Assisting Senior Surface Water Utility Engineer and Surface Water Engineering Supervisor with watershed and storm system modeling and planning; Assisting maintenance division with engineering design, water quality protection measures and environmental permitting.

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.


Urban Programs Educator
Woodinville, WA
$15-$16 hourly

Urban Programs Educators teach outdoor field studies for the IslandWood Urban Programs
team based both at the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville and in the Seattle area at schools and other public spaces.  Educator work schedules vary and can be adapted to fit a changing class and/or work schedule.
Brightwater programs are designed for 3rd-8thgraders and utilize the features of the Brightwater Center including the ponds, streams, well-equipped laboratories, and the wastewater treatment plant itself. 
The school day programs include three offerings: Landforms Field Study (focusing on environmental engineering and stormwater), Freshwater Ecosystems Field Study (a study of our ponds through an ecosystem services lens), and Humans and the Water Cycle (a close look at how people fit into the water cycle –specifically, the waste water treatment cycle). IslandWood’s Land and Water Field Study program focuses on investigating urban stream ecosystems and their role in the ommunity at Seattle creeks.



PUBLIC WORKS SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM - STUDENT WORKER
Depends upon position - Kitsap County, WA
Extra Help - Seasonal - $12.15 - $15.88 hourly
Closing: 3/31/2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

The Public Works Summer Employment Program positions performs varied tasks under the direct supervision of a regular Public Works employee to assist the department and assigned division with seasonal needs.    Important Recruitment Information: Interviews will be held in February, March and April . This is an ongoing recruitment; positions are filled as applications are received. Once candidates are screened and meet all of the criteria, the department will be contacting them for interviews. Candidates that do not meet the criteria, submit incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates that submit closer to the closing dates also may not be considered, because this position may have already been filled.

Municipal Stormwater Permit Implementation Planner (Environmental Planner 3)

Dept. of Ecology
$48,060.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Initial screening on January 24 (Announcement still open as of 2/27/17)


The Washington Department of Ecology’s Water Quality Program is recruiting for a Municipal Stormwater Permit Implementation Planner (Environmental Planner 3). The Municipal Stormwater Permit Implementation Planner serves as a senior analyst, developing policies, procedures, and standards of adequacy for municipal stormwater permit-related policies and efforts. The position will be located in the Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, WA. The recruitment will remain open until filled, with the initial screening on January 24. Please forward to others you think might be interested and let me know if you have any questions.


Source Control and Stormwater Engineer (Environmental Engineer 5)
King County – Bellevue, WA
Full Time - Permanent - $71,316.00 - $93,612.00 annually
Posted 2/20/16

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.

Engineering Technician, Senior
SeaTac City Hall; SeaTac, WA
Full Time - $61,276.80 - $78,436.80 annually
Posted 2/20/16

Under the direction of the Engineering Review Manager, the Senior Engineering Technician will perform a variety of duties involving the application of specialized engineering principles. Assist with the development and completion of projects including development review, road improvements and surface water management projects. Assist in the design and review of engineering plans for various utility and transportation related projects to assure compliance and compatibility with existing systems and applicable codes, standards, specifications and practices.  Communicate with agencies, the public and City staff and management to coordinate projects, answer questions, provide information and resolve concerns and issues.

Engineering Technician
SeaTac City Hall; SeaTac, WA
Full Time - $4,981.60 - $6,376.93 monthly
Posted 2/20/16

Under the direction of the Engineering Review Manager, the Engineering Technician will perform a variety of duties involving the application of specialized engineering principles. Assist with the development and completion of projects including development review, road improvements and surface water management projects. Assist in the design and review of engineering plans for various utility and transportation related projects to assure compliance and compatibility with existing systems and applicable codes, standards, specifications and practices.  Communicate with agencies, the public and City staff and management to coordinate projects, answer questions, provide information and resolve concerns and issues.

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
Job Number: 2016-WQ2413-11702
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
Job Number: 016-WQ3312-07569
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.

Elsewhere in the Country


Environmental Protection Specialist
Department of Energy and Environment
$76,082.00 - $97,340.00
Opening/Closing Date: 2/10/2017 - 3/12/2017
Location: 1200 1st St NE, Washington DC



Job Summary:
This position is located in the Standards and TMDL Branch of the Water Quality Division at the Department of Energy and Environment.  Incumbent serves as an Environmental Specialist and works with an interdisciplinary team to address various water quality issues. Incumbent is responsible for preparing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) using water quality, nonpoint source, point source and hydrological data and through application of water quality models.  Develops project scopes and contracts agreements, as well as manages contracts to conduct scientific and monitoring studies. Conduct statistical and graphical representations of the data generated and prepare technical reports. Applies watershed models to generate pollutant loads for different sewersheds in the District and coordinates and develops TMDL implementation plans.  Represents the Water Quality Division on regional, state and local environmental technical committees and workgroups.
Work Experience: 3 to 5 years


               















  

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On this site you will find information about these educational and training programs, designed to engage students and recent graduates in the environmental research performed at EPA.

For those of you 18-25 and/or Gulf War era II veterans, reservists and dependents who want to do field work such as restoration and monitoring as well as research and outreach, check out the link for a map of all open Washington Conservation Corps positions currently open. See http://www.ecy.wa.gov/wcc/memberpositions.html for more information about WCC including pay and benefits.