Stormwater Careers

Current Stormwater openings:

Washington State


Skagit County Is Hiring

POSITIONStormwater Coordinator

SUMMARY: Responsible for compliance with all aspects of National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Stormwater permit, including public involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, controlling runoff from new development, redevelopment, and construction sites, and pollution prevention and operation and maintenance for municipal operations and annual reporting requirements.

The position will evaluate, plan, organize and execute Skagit County's Stormwater Program and serve as lead, overseeing work of assigned staff to accomplish the goals and objectives. The position must be available to respond to emergency duties as assigned.

SALARY RANGE: $28.26 - $30.28 Hourly

DEPARTMENT: Skagit County Public Works Department

LOCATION: Mount Vernon, WA


CLOSING: 08/05/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time

City of Seattle Is Hiring

POSITIONGreen Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Policy & Partnerships Lead

SUMMARY: Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) strives to be a Community Centered Utility working to make Seattle the best place to live for everyone. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage, and wastewater (DWW) services for Seattle residents and businesses. We also provide drinking water for 1.3 million regional customers in Seattle and the other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable utility services and to provide value for dollar. With that goal in mind, we pursue everything we do with the following core areas of focus:

- Improve Affordability and Accountability
- Achieve Excellence in Core Service Delivery
- Build equity through Strong and Inclusive Partnerships
- Enhance Public Health and Environment

We have an exciting Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Policy & Partnerships Lead opportunity who will serve as strategic advisor for critical programs and projects within the Drainage and Wastewater lines of business at SPU. SPU is expanding its GSI work in new ways and new geographic areas of the city to improve water quality and system performance, reduce localized flooding, increase livability, and expand green and open spaces, especially in urban villages. SPU has an ambitious goal of doubling its GSI capital projects over the next six years. This is an important opportunity to leverage our investment, try new approaches and seek ways to scale up our work and programs in GSI. To do this effectively, SPU is seeking a creative and motivated individual who will develop partnerships and deliver code, policy and regulatory changes necessary to help achieve those goals.

SALARY RANGE: $38.06 - $57.09 Hourly

DEPARTMENT: Seattle Public Utilities

LOCATION: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, WA

APPLY HERE: Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Policy & Partnerships Lead

CLOSING: 07/17/18 04:00 PM Pacific Time

Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Municipal Stormwater Permit Implementation Planner (Environmental Planner 3) 

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is looking for a Municipal Stormwater Permit Implementation Planner (Environmental Planner 3) in our Water Quality Program, located at our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA.

This position develops 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.

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.

SALARY RANGE: $51,504.00 - $67,584.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County - Bellevue, WA

Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Communications Manager - Water Quality Program (Communications Consultant 5) 

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is seeking an experienced communications strategist and media relations professional to join one of the most respected communications teams in state government.

We support agency leadership and lead strategic communications, public information and environmental outreach efforts. We develop and lead communications planning for high-profile, complex environmental issues affecting our entire state.

We're leaders when it comes to sharing information with news media, on the web and through social media. We're always looking for new ways to share our stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or our blog.

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, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.
 
SALARY RANGE: $58,284.00 - $76,464.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA

Puget Sound Partnership Is Hiring

POSITION: Salmon Recovery Manager (Exempt) 

SUMMARY: The Puget Sound Partnership leads the region's collective effort to restore, protect, and sustain Puget Sound. We align the work of our partners around a shared vision and science-driven, prioritized strategies. We ensure smart investments that help to allocate resources efficiently and effectively. By striving to remove financial, regulatory, and resource barriers for our partners, we serve as a catalyst for success in restoring health to Puget Sound. Our main office is in a LEED Platinum-certified building on the waterfront in Tacoma, WA within a 10 minute walk of downtown (restaurants, shopping, museums, farmer's market, etc.).

In this position, you will provide internal expertise, consultancy and leadership on salmon recovery to the organization's integrated planning division. You will facilitate and coordinate the continued development and implementation of regional salmon recovery plans and develop a vision for how they relate to and integrate with and into the agency's full scope of responsibilities, products and programs -- including the Action Agenda, the science plans and reports, adaptive management.

You will also be responsible for fostering relationships and coordinating implementation with salmon recovery regions across the state as well as with associated federal and state agencies. You will work with partners to adaptively manage and advance implementation of the Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan (Volumes 1 & 2) and manage the development of an agency backbone role for the development and implementation of the steelhead recovery plan by NOAA and other partners.

In addition, you will work closely with staff to support internal integration and communication among the local and regional recovery products, plans, and programs of the organization through communication and strategic planning. This position will develop and lead the implementation of a strategy to integrate the recovery and protection needs, opportunities, knowledge, resources and learning of Puget Sound salmon.

SALARY RANGE: $84,000.00 - $92,000.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Puget Sound Partnership

LOCATION: Pierce County - Tacoma, WA

APPLY HERE: Salmon Recovery Manager (Exempt)

CLOSING: 6/19/2018 11:59 PM Pacific


City Of Puyallup Is Hiring

POSITION: Civil Engineer - Journey Level

SUMMARY:
 The priority application date is June 13, 2018, and the posting may close upon receipt of a qualified pool of candidates. 

This position will provide professional and administrative work in the Stormwater section of 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 are completed on time and that work meets professional engineering standards and federal/state requirements. Frequent and considerable contact is maintained with engineering consultants, contractors, state and federal agency representatives, Council members, division personnel, and the public. Work is performed primarily in an office setting with occasional visits to construction sites in the field.

SALARY RANGE: $79,032.00 - $101,160.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Office of the City Engineer

LOCATION: Puyallup, WA

APPLY HERE: Civil Engineer - Journey Level

CLOSING: Continuous

City of Bellvue Is Hiring

POSITION: Senior Engineering Technician-Surface Water Quality 

SUMMARY: The City of Bellvue -- Bellvue welcomes the world. The City of Bellvue is a dynamic, international and multicultural, future-focused, diversity driven, high performing City. There are five essential and enduring principles that guide our actions and our decision making: Exceptional Public Service, Stewardship, Commitment to Employees, Integrity and Innovation. We value all employees and their contributions. The City invests in its employees and encourages and rewards employee growth and development. We build on our commonalities and our differences. Bellvue is noted for its diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The National League of Cities issued Bellvue its Cultural Diversity Award in 2015. Livability.com ranked Bellvue number 14 on its 2015 Top 100 Best Places to Live.

The City of Bellvue, WA is currently accepting applications for a Senior Engineering Technician in the Utilities Department. This position requires both the technical knowledge and skills to administer programs in their areas of responsibility, as well as, the ability to conduct regular routine field inspections and compliance investigations. The primary areas of responsibility will include private utilities systems inspection and maintenance programs for surface water (private drainage inspection and illicit discharge response), and wastewater (industrial user permits and related water quality monitoring). An employee assigned to this position will work as part of a team both in the office and extensively in the field, and is responsible for making decisions requiring sound judgement and technical knowledge, including knowledge of a variety of codes, ordinances, and best management practices. The position is required to respond to designated emergencies on a 24 hour basis and have work hours of 7 am - 3:30 pm, including periodic paid weekly stand-by duty for evening and weekends call-outs if necessary. 

SALARY RANGE: $66,820.00 - $92,203.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Utilities

LOCATION: Bellvue, WA

APPLY HERE: Senior Engineering Technician-Surface Water Quality 

CLOSING: 6/18/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

Department of Ecology is hiring

POSITION: Stormwater Compliance Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) 

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Stormwater Compliance Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) in the Water Quality Program as part of our Northwest Region in Bellingham, WA. If you like working with a diverse audience of local businesses, contractors and environmental stewards, are a good communicator, and like working in a vibrant field office, this may be a great opportunity for you.

This position works out of Ecology's Bellingham Field Office serving as senior water quality inspector for Construction, Industrial, Sand and Gravel, and Boatyard Stormwater NPDES permits. This position ensures that permitted operators adhere to state permit regulations to protect water quality, primarily in Whatcom County.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. Our work ensures that state waterssupport beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.

SALARY RANGE: $49,020.00 - $64,296.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Whatcom County - Bellingham, WA

City Of Tumwater Is Hiring

POSITION: Water Resources Educator 

SUMMARY: This recruitment will be open until the position is filled. First review of applications will start June 15th.

Under general supervision develops, manages, or assists with stormwater and water resources projects including stream and habitat protection and enhancement, reduction of pollutant sources, water conservation, public education, involvement, and outreach.

Receives general direction and spot check supervision by superior. Supervision of employees in lower classifications and volunteers may be required.

SALARY RANGE: $4382.00 - 5342.00 Monthly

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Tumwater, WA

APPLY HERE: Water Resources Educator

CLOSING: Continuous

The Department Of Ecology Is Hiring


POSITION: Construction Stormwater General Permit Writer (Environmental Specialist 4) 

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Construction Stormwater General Permit Writer (Environmental Specialist 4) in the Water Quality Program, located in our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA. 

This position has a direct impact protecting Washington's water to sustain healthy watersheds and communities through implementation of the Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSWGP), implementation of the CESCL Program, and contaminated construction site review. 

We are looking for applicants that are team oriented and can provide technical assistance both inside Ecology and to external stakeholders in a professional manner. Strong candidates will have a blend of skills and experience with developing and implementing regulations, engineering and communicating with s diverse audience. 

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance Wsahington'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.

SALARY RANGE: $49,020.00 - $64,296.00 Annually

The Department Of Ecology Is Hiring


POSITION: Nonpoint Source Pollution and TMDL Policy Lead (Environmental Planner 4) 

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology has an exciting opportunity for an environmental professional looking to be a part of our Water Quality Program in Lacey, WA. If you want to join a team working to protect, restore, and enhance Washington's waters, this may be the job for you.

The Nonpoint Source Pollution and TMDL Policy Lead (Environmental Planner 4) is the senior planner responsible for the overall management of the federal Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Program, and providing policy support for the TMDL Program. In this position you will have the opportunity to help the state protect clean water by developing major policy initiatives which guide the implementation of the Nonpoint and TMDL programs.

We are looking for applicants who want to use their knowledge of the Clean Water Act and Washington's Water Quality laws to direct and implement policy changes to improve and protect water quality in Washington State.

As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.

SALARY RANGE: $56,844.00 - $74,604.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA

City of Redmond Is Hiring


POSITION: Senior Planner - Environmental and Utility Services

SUMMARY: The Senior Planner - Environmental and Utility Services is an innovative and strategic thinker who develops policy options and manages planning projects for multiple utilities including surface water, wastewater, and solid waste management. This position requires significant collaboration among division, department, and city-wide staff on a variety of exciting projects to further the delivery of high-quality utility and environmental services to our community. This position will be a key member of the city's Environmental and Utility Services Division of Public Works and will work independently and in teams

DEPARTMENT: Public Works 

LOCATION: City Hall, 15670 NE 85th St. Redmond, WA

APPLY HERE: 

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/redmondwa/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=2063526

CLOSING: 05/09/18 11:59 PM

Tetra Tech Is Hiring


POSITION: Water Resources/Civil Engineering Intern

SUMMARY: Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees--16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multi-billion dollar company with local, client focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

Tetra Tech is currently seeking an Engineering student intern for our Seattle, WA office to support water resources and civil engineering projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. The ideal candidate will possess education and a desire to gain applied experience in engineering and scientific methods and techniques related to water resources management.


SCHEDULE: Part-time

LOCATION: Seattle, WA

APPLY HERE: 

 https://tetratech.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=17800000282

CLOSING: Continuous

Thurston County Is Hiring


POSITION: Stormwater Utility Planner

SUMMARY: Are you a hardworking, reliable, dedicated professional who is looking to make a difference int the community while protecting the local environment? If so, we have an extraordinary career opportunity for you!

The Thurston County Stormwater Utility has an exciting job opportunity for a mid-career professional as a Utility Planner. The Capital Program and Drainage Manual Stormwater Utility Planner coordinates the development and implementation of highly complex water resource related plans, studies, and projects including basin and watershed characterizations, stormwater management plans, restoration and retrofit studies, and drainage studies. The position will also provide assistance to the program's senior civil engineer for the administration of the County Drainage Design and Erosion Control Manual (DDECM), Capital Facilities Plan, and the identification, design, and construction of individual Capital projects. The position also coordinates several functional areas of the utility planning process, such as, but not limited to, cross-departmental compliance with the County's NPDES Stormwater permit, land use regulations, evaluation of environmental review, basin and watershed characterization planning, shorelines and resource protection, and provides significant experience and high level technical expertise in those functional areas or programs. This position requires broad experience in stormwater management systems and excellent communication and negotiation skills with the development community, other Thurston County departments, regulatory agencies, and the general public regarding complex or controversial public policy issues or services. 

SALARY RANGE: $5,963.00 - $7,951.00 Monthly

DEPARTMENT: CPED/Water Resources

LOCATION: Thurston County, WA

APPLY HERE: 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/thurstonwa/jobs/2065201/stormwater-utility-planner?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

CLOSING: 5/25/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

The Department Of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Municipal Stormwater Grant Project Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) (In-Training)

SUMMARY:The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Municipal Stormwater Grant Project Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) (In-Training) in the Water Quality Program. This position provides guidance to grant and loan recipients in order to help with planning, construction, and implementation of environmental protection projects and is located in our Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, WA.

We are looking for applicants who want to combine communication and technical skills to work with our grant and loan partners to protect and restore waterbodies. By working with local governments to implement the agency's grant/loan programs, evaluate applications, and manage financial assistance contracts, this position plays an instrumental role in preventing stormwater pollution and protecting ground and surface waters. Work in this role frequently intersects with state water quality regulations and permits, engineering specifications, and application of the latest science on pollution prevention, providing dynamic, team-oriented work environment.

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. 

SALARY RANGE: $49,020.00 - $64,296.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA

APPLY HERE: 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2046952/municipal-stormwater-grant-project-specialist-environmental-specialist-4-in-tr

CLOSING: Continuous

Federal Way is Hiring

POSITION: Surface Water Management Project Engineer

SUMMARY:Under the direction of the Surface Water Manager, coordinate with other Public Works and City staff to manage contracted consultant services in the design, permitting, construction, and inspection of public surface and stormwater capital improvement projects. Provide coordination of both public and private surface and stormwater related projects with Public Works Streets, Traffic, and Development Services Divisions, other City departments, outside agencies, and the general public. Perform field investigations of surface and stormwater problems; coordinate with city staff, outside agencies, and property owners in the resolution of identified drainage problems. Present project recommendations and status orally and in writing to supervisory staff and City Council. Analyze and design surface and stormwater projects to provide flood reduction, water quality improvements, riparian, stream, and wetlands habitat restoration.

SALARY RANGE: $7,274 - $9,212/month

DEPARTMENT: Public Works Department

LOCATION: Federal Way, WA

APPLY HERE: http://www.cityoffederalway.com/jobs/surface-water-management-project-engineer

CLOSING When Filled; 1st review of applications on April 20, 2018

Washington State Department of Ecology

POSITION: Municipal Stormwater Permit Implementation Planner (Environmental Planner 3)

SUMMARY: This position serves as a senior analyst, 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.

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.

SALARY RANGE: $51,504.00 - $67,584.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County – Bellevue, WA

APPLY HERE: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1990353/municipal-stormwater-permit-implementation-planner-environmental-planner-3

CLOSING: Continuous


WA Department of Ecology Job Opportunity

POSITION: Municipal Stormwater Grant Project Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Municipal Stormwater Grant Project Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) in the Water Quality Program. This position provides guidance to grant and loan recipients in order to help with planning, construction, and implementation of environmental protection projects and is located in their Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA.

They are looking for applicants who want to combine communication and technical skills to work with their grant and loan partners. By working with local governments to implement the agency's grant and loan programs and manage financial assistance contracts, this position plays an instrumental role in preventing stormwater pollution and protecting ground and surface waters.

SALARY RANGE: $51,504.00 - $67,584.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County - Bellevue, WA

APPLY HERE: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1983977/municipal-stormwater-grant-project-specialist-environmental-specialist-4

CLOSING: Continuous


WA Department of Ecology Job Opportunity

POSITION: Municipal Stormwater Grant Project Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Municipal Stormwater Grant Project Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) in the Water Quality Program. This position provides guidance to grant and loan recipients in order to help with planning, construction, and implementation of environmental protection projects and is located in their Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, WA.

They are looking for applicants who want to combine communication and technical skills to work with our grant and loan partners to protect and restore waterbodies. By working with local governments to implement the agency's grant/loan programs, evaluate applications, and manage financial assistance contracts, this position plays an instrumental role in preventing stormwater pollution and protecting ground and surface waters. Work in this role frequently intersects with state water quality regulations and permits, engineering specifications, and application of the latest science on pollution prevention, providing dynamic, team-oriented work environment.

SALARY RANGE: $49,020.00 - $64,296.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA

APPLY HERE: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1983553/municipal-stormwater-grant-project-specialist-environmental-specialist-4

CLOSING: Continuous



WA Department of Ecology Job Opportunity, hiring for two positions

POSITION: Stormwater Engineer (Environmental Engineer 2) 

SUMMARY: The Water Quality Program at the Department of Ecology is currently looking for two Stormwater Engineers in our Headquarters buidling in Lacey, WA. The Water Quality Program is responsible for regulating discharges of pollutants to surface and ground waters by writing and managing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, enforcing water quality laws, developing water quality standards and identifying waterbodies that fail to meet those standards, and providing technical and financial assistance to appropriate entities to help them protect and restore Washington's waters. These positions support this work by providing engineering support and guidance related to stormwater grant projects.

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 our agency, check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog, or visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov.  

SALARY RANGE: $56,844.00 - $74,604.00 Annually 

DEPARTMENT: Department of Ecology 

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA 

APPLY HERE: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1969633/stormwater-engineer-environmental-engineer-2-2-positions 

CLOSING: Continuous


ECOSS is Hiring!

POSITION: Stormwater Programs Director 

SUMMARY:  

SEE MORE: https://ecoss.org/jobs/stormwater-programs-director/ 


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