Stormwater Careers


Current Stormwater openings:

Washington State

WSU Is Hiring

POSITION: Agricultural Research Technologist 2

SUMMARY
Assist with research in support of the Soils & Water and Soil Health programs at the WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (NWREC) in Mount Vernon, including coordinating project activities and leading support staff (especially temporary hourly employees); contributing to the experimental design of research trials; setting up and maintaining research trials; conducting physical, chemical, and biological laboratory analyses; collecting and analyzing data; and maintaining good lab/equipment organization, hygiene, and safety. Due to the environment in which the person in this position will be working, the person must be willing to work outdoors under a range of weather conditions and with a diversity of crops, soils, and field conditions. The person must be willing to travel to field trial sites across WA, and occasionally in the greater Pacific Northwest (ID and OR), with potential overnight stays. The person must be willing to work in conventional and organic agricultural production systems. The person must be willing to work with, or in the vicinity of lab and agricultural chemicals, for which appropriate safety measures, equipment, and training are provided. The person must work well individually and as part of the Soils team, as well as with Soils collaborators and stakeholders.

SALARY RANGE: $3,052.00 monthly

DEPARTMENT: WSU Mount Vernon NW Research & Extension Center

LOCATION: Mt. Vernon, WA


CLOSING: 3/05/2020


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Water Quality Program Manager (EMS Band 3)

SUMMARY
Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. If you want to lead a highly effective, collaborative team that is dedicated to protecting Washington's waters, this may be the position for you.

Our Mission at the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington's environment, for current and future generations.

Our Water Quality Program contributes to that mission by working to protect and restore Washington's waters to support healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures state waters can support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.

The Water Quality Program Manager is an Exempt Management Service Band 3 position that reports to Ecology's Deputy Director, and is located at our headquarters building in Lacey, WA.

We are seeking a motivated and innovative problem-solver, with both strategic and operational experience, to lead and manage our Water Quality Program. Our new Program Manager will be a forward facing problem-solver who builds strong relationships with our various stakeholders in order to achieve results through technical and financial assistance and regulation.

SALARY RANGE: $97,600.00 - $125,100.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County – Lacey, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Snohomish County Is Hiring

POSITION: Planner, Senior - Public Works (Surface Water Management) + Eligibility Register

SUMMARY: It is an exciting time to work for Snohomish County Public Works! We are looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented employees. If you are interested in advancing your career using your expertise and knowledge in the areas of protecting and enhancing water quality and aquatic resources, and are passionate about preserving water resources for future generations, join our Surface Water Management Program Planning team as a Planner, Senior - PW!

This Planner, Senior - PW will lead SWM's Marine Resources program and will be the lead coordinator for the Marine Resources Advisory Committee (MRC). This position plays a key role in advancing SWM's mission to work in partnership with the community to protect and enhance water quality and aquatic resources.

If you are dedicated, motivated and team-oriented with significant professional experience in natural resource planning in the areas of marine resources, watersheds, floodplains, water quality, and habitat protection and restoration, this is your opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for talented applicants with a proven track record of working collaboratively with colleagues, management, stakeholders, and other key partners. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, including speaking, writing, public speaking, collaborative decision making and problem resolution.

The successful candidate will have qualities in alignment with SWM's core values: providing and demonstrating high quality service, leadership, stewardship, accountability, respect, and integrity. This is a professional level position where the successful candidate shall demonstrate the ability to excel in a team environment and interact effectively with a diverse group of professionals. In addition, this position will lead and/or coordinate the work of other staff, so the preferred candidate will be able to give and review work assignments and work well with other staff within the SWM Division.

For further information on Snohomish County Surface Water Management's programs, please go to www.surfacewater.info.

Some highlights of the generous benefits we offer to our employees:
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Sick leave: You will accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month.
  • Vacation Leave: you will start out accruing 6.7 hours of vacation each month. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County.
  • Holiday Pay: The County observes 10 paid legal holidays per year, and additionally provides employees with two floating holidays annually.
  • Pension Benefits: County employees are eligible for Washington State PERS enrollment.
  • Benefits: The County offers a wide range of benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, deferred compensation and more.
  • Pay Increases: The salary range for this position is $6,217.84 - $7,553.05 per month. Each year you will be eligible for a 5% step increase until you reach the top step. An annual cost of living adjustment may also be included, as negotiated by AFSCME.

Snohomish County, north of Seattle, is located in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The county has rich scenery, numerous activities and a thriving economy.Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. When joining Public Works, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement are highly encouraged and supported. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We are invested in your success and growth and offer competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference providing services for our citizens. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career.

Public Works is the largest department in the Snohomish County government with approximately 600 employees. Snohomish County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This growth presents many challenges for the Public Works department in maintaining and improving critical infrastructure such as roads and bridges, managing the solid waste and recycling needs of county residents, and monitoring surface water issues. Visit the Public Works webpage to learn more.

SALARY RANGE: $74,614.08 - $90,636.60 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Everett, WA


CLOSING: 2/11/2020   11:59 PM PST


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is currently looking for a Municipal Stormwater Permit Implementation Planner (Environmental Planner 3) in our Water Quality Program, located in either our Vancouver Field Office, in Vancouver WA, or Lacey WA. The successful candidate can choose their preferred location of Vancouver or Lacey. Ecology's Vancouver Field Office houses a small, highly independent staff in the Portland Metropolitan Area. The Lacey office includes Ecology's Southwest Regional Office and Ecology's Headquarters' staff. 

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.

Our top candidate is self-driven, has excellent people skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse stakeholder group, possesses the ability to quickly assess situations and make decisions, and has a high level of emotional intelligence.

SALARY RANGE: $57,948.00 - $76,128.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Clark County – Vancouver, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

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 reviews stormwater pollution reduction infrastructure projects for grant funding and provides guidance to grant and loan recipients in order to help with planning, construction, and implementation of environmental protection projects in Southwest Washington.

We are looking for applicants who can combine their excellent communication skills and passion for technical work to help our grant and loan partners reduce stormwater pollution caused by municipal stormwater. 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: $52,536.00 - $68,892.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County – Lacey, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


King County Is Hiring

POSITION: Water Quality Planner/Project Manager II - Oceanographer

SUMMARY: King County Water and Land Resources Division maintains an ongoing, long-term marine monitoring program that tracks Puget Sound physical, chemical, and biological conditions over time and assesses impacts from human activities. More information about this program is available here: http://green2.kingcounty.gov/marine. The person in this position will be part of the small Marine Monitoring Program team within the WLRD Science Section. This team coordinates closely with field and laboratory staff who are primarily responsible for data collection. The person in this position will lead efforts to provide technical support within and outside WLRD by evaluating a wide variety of physical and chemical marine water data to describe conditions and impacts, seasonal and annual variability and trends, and compliance with water quality regulations. The person in this position will conduct quality assurance and quality control review of continuous and discrete physical and chemical marine water data, trouble-shoot any identified data quality issues with field and laboratory staff, conduct statistical analyses of marine data, manage data contracts with other organizations, prepare data reports and sampling and analysis plans. The person in this position will make presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences. The person in this position will also be participating in regional marine monitoring programs, such as the PSEMP Marine Waters Workgroup, is expected to take a leadership role in providing technical expertise on marine water quality issues, such as nutrients and ocean acidification.

SALARY RANGE: $76,689.39 - $97,208.38 Annually

DEPARTMENT: DNRP - Natural Resources & Parks

LOCATION: Seattle, WA

APPLY HERE: Water Quality Planner/Project Manager II - Oceanographer

CLOSING: 1/17/2020 11:59 PM Pacific


City Of Mount Vernon Is Hiring

POSITION: Assistant Planner OR Associate Planner (Natural Resources)

SUMMARY: Responsible for providing professional level planning support to administrative and senior-level planning staff, with emphasis on project management and/or as a technical specialist in a particular aspect of planning, for a wide range of land use proposals including subdivisions, special use permits and variances.. Coordinates the preparation and/or administration of comprehensive plan, public policy and development regulations. Works with a team of professional planners and support staff from pre-application through the public review process. Provides recommendations to the Hearing Examiner, Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners. Provides timely responses to public inquires relating to the land use code.

SALARY RANGE
Assistant Planner: $23.16 - $24.81 hourly, depending on qualifications
Associate Planner: $26.57 - $28.48 hourly, depending on qualifications

DEPARTMENT: Planning & Development Services Dept.

LOCATION: Mount Vernon, WA


CLOSING: 1/15/2020 11:59 PM Pacific


NIFC Is Hiring

POSITION: CMER Wetland Scientist

SUMMARY: This position is associated with the Washington State Forest Practices Adaptive Management Program and will participate in a team-oriented research and monitoring program with a focus on evaluating the effectiveness of WA state forest practices rules and regulations applicable to wetlands in forested areas managed under the WA state forest practice rules. Conduct literature reviews and sytheses. Serve as the principal investigator (PI) in the implementation of field studies on the effects of forest practices on wetlands, wetland buffers and wetland functions. As PI and CMER staff science representative, will work with the project manager and be responsible for technical performance of contractors. Analyze research data and write peer-reviewed technical reports.

Email Wendy Bowman for qualifications.

SALARY RANGE: $61,255 - $87,306 Annually (DOQ)

DEPARTMENT: Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

LOCATION: Olympia, WA

APPLY HERE: Send resume and cover letter stating interest by Jan. 13, 2019 to - Wendy Bowman, HR, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, 6730 Martin Way East Olympia, WA 98516-5540; wbowman@nwifc.org

CLOSING: January 13, 2020


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

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

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, and communicating with a diverse audience.

SALARY RANGE: $52,536.00 - $68,892.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


City of Sammamish Is Hiring

POSITION: Senior Engineer-Stormwater

SUMMARY: The City of Sammamish is looking for an experienced, innovative, and collaborative Senior Engineer to join Public Works' Stormwater Division. The division is comprised of a diverse group of engineers, technicians, and inspectors. We're passionate about what we do for the City's storm and surface water system and we foster a strong team dynamic in the division, relying on each other's unique skills and expertise and collaborating to solve problems. 

Under the supervision of the Senior Stormwater Program Manager, this position serves as an in-house storm and surface water professional engineer. The Senior Engineer - Stormwater position assists with the development, administration and implementation of the City's storm and surface water management program. This position provides project management or engineering expertise for the management, planning, analysis, design, construction, inspection, monitoring, operation, and maintenance of highly to moderately complex public works storm and surface water planning and engineering projects; presents project recommendations and status orally and in writing to the public, staff, Planning Commission, Hearings Examiner, and City Council; assists in developing and implementing storm and surface water related budget, policies and procedures, and educates residents regarding surface water and drainage issues.

Each staff member is expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties as may be required from time to time. Work during the evening, weekend or holiday may be required. The position serves at-will at the pleasure and discretion of the City.

SALARY RANGE: $86,030.00 - $117,739.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Sammamish, WA


CLOSING: 12/28/2019 11:59 PM Pacific


City of Shoreline Is Hiring

POSITION: Surface Water Program Specialist

SUMMARY: To coordinate and support implementation of NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems) Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit program elements, including but not limited to source control, public education and outreach elements, and other duties as needed to support Surface Water Utility administration and operations.

This is the journey level class within the Surface Water Program Specialist series. Employees within this class are responsible for: implementation and general administration of one or more NPDES permit program elements; providing technical level support to the Sr. Surface Water Program Specialist and moderate to complex level of support to other Surface Water Utility staff; and working independently under the general direction of the Surface Water Utility Manager.

SALARY RANGE: $28.52 - $36.14 Hourly

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Shoreline, WA


CLOSING: 12/18/2019 11:59 PM Pacific


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

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

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

This position works regionally and as part of a statewide team, developing policies, procedures, and standards of adequacy for implementation of municipal stormwater permit-related policies and efforts.

We are looking for applicants with experience working as a team, 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.

SALARY RANGE: $57,948.00 - $76,128.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Whatcom County - Bellingham, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Port of Seattle Is Hiring

POSITION: Senior Environmental Program Manager

SUMMARY: The Airport's Senior Environmental Program Manager (SEPM) leads three (3) staff members from various departments to address all matters associated with environmental management of stormwater and wastewater ensuring Airport compliance with federal, state and local environmental rules, regulations and permits.

Knowledge and understanding of federal, state and local environmental regulatory requirements.

 Knowledge of airport operational procedures and maintenance protocols to evaluate operational impacts and additional resources impacted by permit compliance. Ability to understand the NPDES permits process and implementation. Ability to utilize technical knowledge as well as practical knowledge to implement stormwater programs. Ability to understand construction methods and process, stormwater design, airport operations and FAA requirements. Knowledge of airport operations and maintenance protocols. Ability to provide consistency with historical practices, meet current and future airport operations and set a precedent for future permitting goals. Knowledge of Port procedures and policies regarding contract administration.

SALARY RANGE: $103,384.00 - $129,230.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Port of Seattle

LOCATION: Sea-Tac Intl Airport


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

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 our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA.

We are looking for applicants who can combine their excellent communication skills and passion for technical work to help our grant and loan partners reduce pollution caused by municipal stormwater. 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: $52,536.00 - $68,892.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County - Bellevue, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

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

SUMMARY: 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 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. This position is located in our Eastern Regional Office in Spokane, WA.

We are looking for applicants who want to combine communication and technical skills to work with our 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: $52,536.00 - $68,892.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Spokane County - Spokane, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is currently looking for a Municipal Stormwater Permit Implementation Planner (Environmental Planner 3in our Water Quality Program, located at our Vancouver Field Office, in Vancouver WA. Ecology's Vancouver Field Office houses a small, highly independent staff in the Portland Metropolitan Area.

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.

Our top candidate is self-driven, has excellent people skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse stakeholder group, possesses the ability to quickly assess situations and make decisions, and has a high level of emotional intelligence.

SALARY RANGE: $57,948.00 - $76,128.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Clark County - Vancouver, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. Of Health Is Hiring

POSITION: Water Quality Restoration Program Lead - Public Health Advisor 4

SUMMARY: The Washington State Department of Health manages the classification of over 300,000 acres of commercial shellfish harvest area in Puget Sound, along the coast and in coastal embayments. Assuring shellfish are grown in areas that meet stringent water quality standards is paramount to the protection of public health.

This Public Health Advisor 4 is designated as the technical expert in shellfish growing area sanitation, leading the water quality restoration program and opening or closing shellfish harvest areas based on rainfall, flooding, and spill events, and works with commercial shellfish companies to assure they are notified about closures. 

The restoration program focuses on protection restoring and water quality in shellfish growing areas. The restoration program in collaboration with our partners has been successful at improving water quality and reopening shellfish harvest on over 50,000 acres since 1990.

The position coordinates with numerous partner agencies and organizations on multiple levels. Outside the agency, the position interacts with agencies, organizations, and governments implementing water quality protection and restoration projects in shellfish growing areas. This position also works together with a team to monitor and evaluate environmental conditions and assure shellfish harvest areas are open and closed appropriately.

SALARY RANGE: $4,953.00 - $6,496.00 Monthly

DEPARTMENT: WA Dept. of Health

LOCATION: Thurston County - Tumwater, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Duwamish "Brownfields" Stormwater Compliance Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Duwamish "Brownfields" Stormwater Compliance Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) in the Water Quality Program. This position works to prevent and cleanup water pollution and improve sediment quality specifically in the Duwamish River, up gradient Green River, and priority tributaries to this river system. This position is located in our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA.

We are looking for applicants with experience in industrial stormwater management, pollution prevention, toxic pollutants, and compliance, 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.

SALARY RANGE: $52,536.00 - $68,892.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County - Bellevue, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Water Cleanup and Technical Assistance Unit Supervisor (WMS Band 1)

SUMMARY: The Water Quality Program at the Department of Ecology is looking for a supervisor for our Water Cleanup and Technical Assistance Unit in our Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, WA.

This position leads a team of eight staff, including two at a field office, who provide water quality-related technical assistance and oversight for forest practices, develop and implement Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs, or water cleanup plans), conduct water quality monitoring, and manage grant projects.

We are looking for applicants who possess the leadership and management skills necessary to supervise staff working on diverse and complex environmental issues. We're looking for somebody with excellent people skills, who exercises good judgment, and who wants to lead a team of professionals.

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: $74,302.00 - $93,516.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Pierce County Is Hiring

POSITION: Water Quality Specialist 3

SUMMARY

This position has the opportunity to work one-on-one with our customers to impart the importance of maintaining stormwater systems for water quality, flood reduction and overall quality of life. 

YOUR FUTURE IN THIS ROLE

You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse team with a passion of maintaining and improving our natural environment. This position should expect to interact with the public daily and be able to communicate in person, in writing, and on the phone succinctly and clearly so that the recipient can easily understand the information. The position must be able to trouble shoot system problems that may be the result of improper installation or maintenance and provide recommendations for corrective actions.

CORE DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES

Program development and management of the Stormwater Inspections Technical Assistance Program. Conduct inspections of private commercial, industrial, and residential stormwater systems for compliance with federal/state/local regulations and provide technical assistance as needed. 

This position inspects stormwater systems and source control best management practices on private and public sites. These are inspections of sophisticated and complex stormwater management facilities associated with industrial, commercial and multi-family land use to determine or verify the proper operation and maintenance of stormwater management facilities and implementation of stormwater best management practices. 
SALARY RANGE: $34.09 - $43.35 Hourly

DEPARTMENT: Planning & Public Works (PW)

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Pierce County Is Hiring

POSITION: Water Quality Supervisor - Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Section

SUMMARYWhy It's a Great Department:
Come work for a department that develops, trains, and promotes their employees. Join the team at Planning and Public Works, and help us build a livable Pierce County for people to Live, Work, and raise a family.

Why This is a Great Opportunity:
This is a unique role within the Planning and Public Works Department, Surface Water Management Division in the IDDE Section. We are a team of highly motivated individuals that want to make a difference in the quality of surface waters in this County. We are committed to high quality customer service. This is a great opportunity to provide crucial information about protecting and improving the County's surface waters. Your team provides critical technical assistance to the public on a daily basis.

How to be Successful in the Role:
To succeed you must be a self-starter who is has strong leadership skills, and exceptional communicator, organizer. You will need the ability to communicate complex information to the public on a daily basis and elected officials; responding to regulatory requirements and municipal needs. 

SALARY RANGE: $79,830.40 - $102,232.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Planning & Public Works (PW)

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Pierce County Is Hiring

POSITION: Water Quality Supervisor - Monitoring

SUMMARYWhy It's a Great Opportunity: 
You will have the grand opportunity to provide leadership and knowledge to a team in order to optimize the water quality program for our communities. You will be providing crucial information about the County's surface water and stormwater to key decision makers.

Why It's a Great Department: 
This organization is lucky to have a team of motivated individuals who want to make a difference and are very committed in providing our communities with high quality services that they deserve.

How to be Successful in the Role: 
You will need to be a great leader and communicator bringing a depth of knowledge and passion for natural/environmental sciences to thrive in this incredible opportunity. Your ability to leverage partnerships, build relationships, and take control optimizing team performance will guarantee your success.

Your Future in this Role: 
As you develop your team and grow its capacity to support Surface Water Management's mission you bring our water quality story to life for the public, management, and elected officials through data driven water quality and environmental assessments You will serve an integral role in making the county a great place to live. If you relish in this type of fulfillment, you will absolutely love this role. 

SALARY RANGE: $79,830.40 - $102,232.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Planning & Public Works (PW)

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Northwest Region Water Quality Planner (Environmental Planner 4)

SUMMARY: Are you a strong communicator with experience in Clean Water Act implementation, 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 and Puget Sound 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 the Puget Sound No Discharge Zone, Washington's 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. 

SALARY RANGE: $64,008.00 - $83,964.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County - Bellevue, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Nonpoint Water Quality Specialist (Environmental Specialist 3)

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Nonpoint Water Quality Specialist (Environmental Specialist 3) in the Water Quality Program. This position is responsible for administering nonpoint source water quality laws with a focus on protecting the southern resident orca population, including protecting and restoring Chinook salmon and reducing toxic contaminants in their food web. This position is located in our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA

We are looking for applicants who are excited about applying their excellent communication skills and a passion for technical work to find and fix water pollution problems in the northwest region of Washington State.

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: $45,288.00 - $59,436.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County - Bellevue, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Nonpoint Water Quality Specialist (Environmental Specialist 3)

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Nonpoint Water Quality Specialist (Environmental Specialist 3) in the Water Quality Program. This position is responsible for administering nonpoint source water quality laws with a focus on protecting the southern resident orca population, including protecting and restoring Chinook salmon and reducing toxic contaminants in their food web. This position is located in our Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, WA

We are looking for applicants who are excited about applying their excellent communication skills and a passion for technical work to find and fix water pollution problems in the southwest region of Washington State.

SALARY RANGE: $45,288.00 - $59,436.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Skagit Nonpoint Water Quality Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Skagit Nonpoint Water Quality Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) in the Water Quality Program. This position is responsible for administering nonpoint source water quality laws with a focus on protecting the southern resident Orca population, including protecting and restoring Chinook salmon and reducing toxic contaminants in their food web. This position is located in our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA.

We are looking for applicants who are excited about applying their excellent communication skills and a passion for technical work to find and fix water pollution problems in the Skagit Watershed. The Skagit Watershed experiences high bacteria levels and high temperature levels. Qualified applicants will be working with a diverse community of agricultural producers, rural landowners, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and tribal partners to promote riparian planting projects, install best management practices on private properties, and conduct studies aimed at achieving these goals. 

SALARY RANGE: $52,536.00 - $68,892.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County - Bellvue, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


City Of Tukwila Is Hiring

POSITION: Stormwater Maintenance & Operations Specialist

SUMMARY: The Surface Water Program provides for engineering studies, preliminary engineering, construction, and maintenance of public surface water and drainage facilities to include control and monitoring of storm and surface water quantity and quality in the City's sewer and surface water conveyance systems. The Green River Basin management agreement and the Green River levees are also included in this program. The costs of operating and maintaining the system are included with the capital projects necessary for system improvements.

The Sewer & Surface Water Division is seeking two (2) dynamic team players in the division to perform specialized work in the installation, repair and maintenance of the City's surface water and related systems including: City pump stations, water quality structures, catch basins, manholes and pipes. Additionally, this position maintains City grounds including: mowing and trimming grass, pruning shrubs and removing debris when necessary; repairs sidewalks, streets and lawns as necessary following utility system work, and operates a variety of equipment including: a forklift, vactor truck, dump truck and trailer, loader, backhoe, excavator, pipe line video inspection equipment, pipe threading device, jackhammer, air compressor and hand and small power tools in accomplishing work assignments. The Stormwater Maintenance and Operations Specialist operates equipment which requires a Class-A Commercial Driver's License with Tank Endorsement that must be obtain by entry.

SALARY RANGE: $5,077.00 - $6,174.00 Monthly

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Tukwila, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: General Permit Coordinator (Environmental Planner 2)

SUMMARY: Our Water Quality Program is looking to hire a General Permit Coordinator in our General Permits Unit at our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA

This position develops, coordinates, and facilitates planning processes for the development of the program's approximate 23 general permits and regulations by assuring timely document development and review through public notice, stakeholder groups and internal review.

We are looking for a candidate that possesses strong organizational, communications, and customer service (internal and external) skills in order to assist permit writers in maintaining their permit schedules and complying with public process requirements.

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 performance driven leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.

SALARY RANGE: $48,792.00 - $64,008.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Policy Coordinator (Environmental Planner 2) (Part-Time)

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is looking for a Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Policy Coordinator (Environmental Planner 2) in the Water Quality Program in our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA.

Pharmaceuticals discharged to the environment in wastewater may threaten the health of humans, the Southern Resident Killer Whales, their prey, and other aquatic species.

The Water Quality Program has been tasked with convening discussions, identifying priorities, determining source control approaches, and recommending wastewater treatment methods to reduce pharmaceuticals in wastewater. 

This position, located in the Program Development Section of the Water Quality Program, supports this effort by coordinating and facilitating the process for the development of a plan to identify, prioritize, and address pharmaceuticals and other chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) in wastewater.

This is a new position at Ecology, and is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the protection of Southern Resident Killer Whales and our Puget Sound while taking advantage of a flexible, part time (30 hour per week) schedule.

SALARY RANGE: $23.37 - $30.66 Hourly

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA


CLOSING: Continuous



Skagit County Is Hiring

POSITION: Compliance & Technical Unit Supervisor (WMS Band 1)

SUMMARY: The Water Quality Program at the Department of Ecology is looking for a supervisor for our Compliance and Technical Assistance Unit in our Northwest Regional Office. Our Compliance and Technical Assistance Unit focuses on regulating stormwater discharges from municipalities, industries and construction sites across 7 counties in northwest Washington.

This position leads a team of around 10 staff in implementing stormwater and other general water quality permit activities, such as field inspections, technical assistance, enforcement, and outreach activities.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent people skills and experience with stormwater management and environmental enforcement. As a leader in our program, we are looking for someone who has experience coaching and mentoring staff and new hires.

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: $74,302 - $93,516 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County - Bellevue, WA


CLOSING: Continuous



Lake Stevens, WA Is Hiring

POSITION: Engineering Technician-Surface Water

SUMMARY: This is a skilled technical position with an emphasis on performing daily operations and inspections of storm/drainage facilities, industrial waste facilities, grease traps/grease interceptors and erosion/sediment control measures in compliance with various federal, state and local regulations. The incumbent is part of a collaborative work team that is responsive to inquiries from the public, contractors, consultants, engineering professionals, and staff.

Work is characterized by a independent, routine, and sometimes specialized duties associated with inspection of facilities, such as retention/detention ponds, underground storage tanks, bioswales, flow control structures, manholes, catch basins, conveyance systems, industrial waste connections to sewer, and surface water programs to comply with federal and state environmental regulations, including the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, NPDES, and the Puget Sound Water Quality Management Plan; facilitates compliance with the city's Comprehensive Plan; deals with storm water related inquiries and issues; coordinates with stakeholders related to surface water matters. Performs support for engineering studies associated with surface water. Requires the ability to make decisions within job responsibilities and take responsibility for such decisions.

Work is performed with limited supervision. The supervisor sets the overall objectives and resources available; once the incumbent gains proficiency in assigned tasks, more independence and discretion are expected in handling projects and priorities. The incumbent and the supervisor work together to develop deadlines, projects, and determine work to be completed. The incumbent is responsible for the work, plans and carries out the assignments, resolves most conflicts that arise, coordinates work with others, and interprets policies on own initiative in terms of established objectives and technical judgement. The incumbent keeps the supervisor informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far reaching implications. Work is reviewed in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness of results.

SALARY RANGE: $5,272.66 - $6,671.65 Monthly

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Lake Stevens, WA


CLOSING: Continuous (First review 7/1/2019) 


City of Des Moines Is Hiring

POSITION: Civil Engineer 1

SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Engineering Services Manager or the Surface Water Manager, the Civil Engineer I assists in the implementation of programs and projects in the Planning, Building and Public Works Department. Duties include approval of private drainage and/or transportation plans; investigation and engineering analysis of citizen concerns; administration and management of public capital improvement design and construction projects; preparation of plans, specifications and estimates application for funding assistance through federal, state and local programs; and coordination of work with skilled and/or clerical employees. The employee works within the framework of established City codes and departmental policies. Work is reviewed by the Engineering Services Manager or Surface Water Manager through evaluation of work programs, reports and work results.

SALARY RANGE: $77,676 - $94,428 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

LOCATION: Des Moines, WA

APPLY HERE: Civil Engineer 1

CLOSING: Continuous (First review 8/18/2019) 



Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Construction Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 3)

SUMMARY: The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to support healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures state waters can support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.



The Construction Stormwater Inspector conducts investigations to identify construction stormwater discharges. This work includes:

  • -Responding to and investigating environmental complaints related to construction stormwater
  • -Inspecting construction sites for compliance with the Construction Stormwater General Permit
  • -Developing watershed-based inspection regimes, using GIS, water quality impairment data, and other geospatial tools to prioritize sensitive waterbodies to protect from stormwater pollution
  • -Working with higher level environmental staff to negotiate enforcement actions and other complex agreements
  • -Communicating and building relationships with non-complying entities in order to work toward voluntary compliance
  • -Developing partnerships with municipalities, businesses, and interest groups in order to identify and respond to environmental issues
  • -Being a part of team of water quality professionals working to identify new and innovative means and methods of reducing stormwater pollution
  • -Contributing to policy and GIS tool development with the Southwest region's construction stormwater team
  • -Coordinating watershed cleanup actions (e.g. TMDLs) with Ecology's TMDL leads, Municipal Stormwater Permit planners, and water quality assessment staff

SALARY RANGE: $45,288 - $59,436 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA


CLOSING: Continuous (First review July 2, 2019)


Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Construction Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 3)

SUMMARY: This Construction Stormwater Inspector works under general direction of the Watershed Resources Unit Supervisor to conduct investigations to identify construction stormwater discharges within the Southwest Region, and bring permittees into compliance with the construction stormwater permit. This includes:
  • -Inspection of construction sites for compliance with the Construction Stormwater General Permit and delivering technical assistance.
  • -Responding to and investigating construction stormwater complaints.
  • -Working with higher-level environmental staff in negotiating enforcement actions, contaminated sites, and other types of complex agreements.
  • -Communicating and building relationships with non-complying entities in order to work toward achieving voluntary compliance.
  • -Recommending actions and procedures necessary to bring dischargers into compliance, including the use of formal and informal enforcement actions.
  • -Developing partnerships with municipalities, businesses, and interest groups in order to identify and respond to environmental issues.
  • -Representing the agency as environmental specialist in enforcement actions, hearings, and legal proceedings. Providing testimony in cases involving the approval, denial, or conditioning of permits; the imposition of civil penalties.

SALARY RANGE: $43,968 - $57,708 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA


CLOSING: Continuous (First review July 1, 2019)


Dept. of ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Construction Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 4)

SUMMARY: 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.

Some of the key work activities of the Construction Stormwater Inspector position are:
  • -Conducts investigations for the identification of construction stormwater discharges within the Southwest Region.
  • -Responds to and investigates construction stormwater complaints in cooperation with other programs.
  • -Communicates with non-complying entities to achieve voluntary compliance.
  • -Recommends actions and procedures necessary to bring dischargers into compliance, including the use of formal and informal enforcement actions.
  • -Responds to highly complex inquiries for technical assistance requiring an advanced scientific knowledge of topics such as contaminated stormwater construction sites.
  • -Represents the program in the area of construction stormwater.
  • -Provides scientific and technical consultation to other agency staff and local and federal agencies on the environmental impacts of various activities.
  • -Develops partnerships with communities, businesses, and interest groups in order to identify and respond to environmental issues affecting the common interest.
  • -Represents the agency as a senior environmental section specialist in enforcement actions, hearings, and legal proceedings.

SALARY RANGE: $51,000 - $66,888 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Clark County - Vancouver, WA


CLOSING: Continuous (First review July 1, 2019)


Lake Stevens Is Hiring

POSITION: Engineering Technician - Surface Water

SUMMARY: This is a skilled technical position with an emphasis on performing daily operations and inspections of storm/drainage facilities, industrial waste facilities, grease traps/grease interceptors and erosion/sediment control measures in compliance with various federal, state and local regulations. The incumbent is part of a collaborative work team that is responsive to inquiries from the public, contractors, consultants, engineering professionals, and staff.

Work is characterized by a independent, routine, and sometimes specialized duties associated with inspection of facilities, such as retention/detention ponds, underground storage tanks, bioswales, flow control structures, manholes, catch basins, conveyance systems, industrial waste connections to sewer, and surface water programs to comply with federal and state environmental regulations, including the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, NPDES, and the Puget Sound Water Quality Management Plan; facilitates compliance with the city's Comprehensive Plan; deals with storm water related inquiries and issues; coordinates with stakeholders related to surface water matters. Performs support for engineering studies associated with surface water. Requires the ability to make decisions within job responsibilities and take responsibility for such decisions.

Work is performed with limited supervision. The supervisor sets the overall objectives and resources available; once the incumbent gains proficiency in assigned tasks, more independence and discretion are expected in handling projects and priorities. The incumbent and the supervisor work together to develop deadlines, projects, and determine work to be completed. The incumbent is responsible for the work, plans and carries out the assignments, resolves most conflicts that arise, coordinates work with others, and interprets policies on own initiative in terms of established objectives and technical judgement. The incumbent keeps the supervisor informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far reaching implications. Work is reviewed in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness of results.

SALARY RANGE: $5,272.66 - $6,671.65 Monthly

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Lake Stevens, WA


CLOSING: Continuous (First review July 1, 2019)



Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance Is Hiring

POSITION:  Flood Sensor Field Test & Deployment Intern

SUMMARY: The Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance (SVPA) is a small, grass roots nonprofit dedicated to protecting the viability of the farms, residents and businesses in the beautiful and productive Snoqualmie River Valley. The Snoqualmie River is one of the Northwest's largest unregulated river systems near an urban area, and is also home to some of the richest agricultural soils in the country. Farmers, residents, rural businesses and commuters need more localized tools for predicting when the river will overtop at various locations, closing roads and inundating fields. Currently there is only one USGS gage within a 32-mile reach (Snoqualmie at Carnation). The SVPA is working on a project to deploy up to 20 low-cost automated gages, mostly on private lands, to provide real time data during flood events and for longitudinal trend analysis.

The SVPA has tested a variety of technologies and installations, and plans to roll out the project valley-wide by October 1, 2019. Some evaluation and comparison of installation and device technology is needed this summer. This position is a unique opportunity for a field scientist interested in instrumentation and environmental monitoring to design, implement, and report on a side-by-side test between two specific technologies under consideration by the team.

SALARY RANGE: $15 - $19 Hourly

DEPARTMENT: SVPA

LOCATION: Carnation, WA

APPLY HERE: Send cover letter and resume to Cynthia Krass

CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION:  Construction Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 3)

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is looking for a Construction Stormwater Inspector to join our Water Quality Program in Lacey, WA. This position inspects construction sites to ensure they are meeting water quality requirements

We are looking for applicants who want to combine their passion for environmental protection with strong communication skills in order to achieve Ecology's mission of protecting, preserving and enhancing Washington's environment for future generations. 

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. 

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and check us out on LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

SALARY RANGE: $43,968.00 - $57,708.00 Annually 

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA


CLOSING: Continuous




Kitsap County Is Hiring

POSITION:  Engineer 2 - Stormwater Design Retrofit/Supervisor

SUMMARY: The Stormwater Division Retrofit Engineer position performs a variety of professional field and office civil engineering work assignments which require the application of standard engineering principles in the planning, design, and construction of stormwater facilities. Duties include responsibility for design, permitting, project estimating, and project management, and involve coordinating the work of consultants or engineering and maintenance staff as it relates to assigned projects. This position supervises the work of the Stormwater Division Retrofit Engineering Design Team.

SALARY RANGE: $67,724.80 - $95,680.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Port Orchard, WA


CLOSING: Continuous



The City of Everett Is Hiring

POSITION:  Stormwater Plans Reviewer (Associate Engineer PE)

SUMMARY:
The City of Everett is currently accepting applications for the appointive position of STORMWATER PLANS REVIEWER (ASSOCIATE ENGINEER PE) in the Public Works Department. Under the direction of the Surface Water Manager or other departmental supervisor, perform reviews and approvals of professional-level civil engineering site designs with an emphasis on stormwater conveyance and treatment as defined in state and local standards and permits. Review of the work is based on the ability to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Municipal Stormwater Permit, accurate and effective enforcement of standards and requirements and documentation thereof, and the promptness with which review deadlines are met. The specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 
 Define stormwater-related conditions and requirements during Land Use permitting and SEPA review, define requirements for developers during pre-application meetings, and review and approve professionally engineered construction plans, specifications, and technical reports (stormwater site plans). 
 Conduct field reviews of projects to ensure correct design. Respond to issues and changes during construction. 
 Read and interpret engineering plans, specifications, and reports to ensure compliance with applicable codes. Review stormwater calculations and modeling results, perform drainage, infiltration, and treatment calculations and run WWHM and MGSFlood software. 
 Working understanding of Washington State Department of Ecology Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington. 
 Respond to drainage concerns and questions from both the general public and the development community. 
 Experience preparing stormwater development plans and reports is desired. Knowledge of soils and surface properties is preferred. 
 Perform related work and special projects as assigned.

SALARY RANGE: $6,638.00 - $8,631.00 Monthly

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Everett, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION:  Construction Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 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 Vancouver, 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 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 private industry, other government agencies, tribes, and the public to achieve Ecology's mission of protecting, preserving and enhancing Washington's environment for future generations. 

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. 

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and check us out on LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

SALARY RANGE: $51,000.00 - $66,888.00 annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Clark County - Vancouver, WA


CLOSING: Continuous



Department of ecology Is Hiring

POSITION:  Waste Management and Facility Transition Engineer (Environmental Engineer 3) (In-Training)

SUMMARY:The Nuclear Waste Program (NWP) is looking to hire a Waste Management and Facility Transition Engineer (Environmental Engineer 3) (In-Training). The position will be located in our office in Richland, WA.

The Waste Management and Facility Transition Engineer position performs professional environmental engineering work for the regulatory oversight and cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Facility in accordance with state and federal regulations and the Hanford Federal Facilities Agreement and Consent Order [Tri-Party Agreement (TPA)]. This position performs engineering and regulatory analysis and field compliance oversight of facilities, proposed permits, and cleanup actions/remedies prepared by the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) and its contractors and other facilities regulated by the Nuclear Waste Program. 

We are looking for engineers with strong people skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse team of technical professionals.

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: $68,580.00 - $90,000.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. Of Ecology

LOCATION: Benton County - Richland, WA


CLOSING: Continuous



Kitsap County Is Hiring

POSITION:  Water Quality - Program Manager

SUMMARY: Manages and performs a variety of advanced and independent professional assignments and staff. The Water Quality Manager supervises the Education and Outreach Program and Water Quality Monitoring Program, as well as the Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE), Source Control, and Spill Response Programs. This position also manages consultant contracts for program development projects, coordinates the Clean Water Kitsap (CWK)' program, performs grant writing and management, and leads the Municipal Stormwater NPDES permit reporting program.

Kitsap County Public Works has a unique opportunity to join the stormwater team as a Water Quality Manager. The ideal candidate will be experienced in stormwater management and have extensive experience in water quality, data analysis, public education and outreach.They will be a seasoned professional that has a successful track record for coaching, developing and empowering staff!

SALARY RANGE: $74,942.40 - $105,851.20 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Kitsap County - Port Orchard, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION:  Senior Stormwater Engineer (Environmental Engineer 5)

SUMMARY: Our Water Quality Program is looking to hire a Senior Stormwater Engineer at our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA

This position is responsible for planning, investigating, and proposing solutions to stormwater engineering problems to grant recipients and municipal permittees so that their stormwater projects are effectively implemented.

We are looking for creative problem-solvers who possess excellent people skills, with the capacity to grow their existing engineering expertise, and the ability to communicate technical decisions and recommendations 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 performance driven leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.

SALARY RANGE: $75,684.00 - $99,336.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


City of Issaquah Is Hiring

POSITION: Environmental Program Specialist

SUMMARY: This is a new position for the department designed to meet the needs of the City's expanding environmental programs. The focus of the work is on gathering data, performing inspections, providing education and outreach, responding to illicit discharges and connections, preparing reports, interfacing with the community, and performing research and analysis.

Work Environment:

Work involves both fieldwork and office work. Office work is performed indoors and requires sitting for long periods of time and operating a computer and other office equipment. Work can involve repetitive motions of the hands, wrists, and arms.

Field work involves walking over uneven terrain, stooping and kneeling to obtain samples, exposure to year-round outdoor elements, periodic exposure to hazardous waste and chemicals, and exposure to active construction site hazards. Work requires driving to perform site inspections and attend meetings. May require occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds.

First review of applications will take place on January 23, 2019.

SALARY RANGE: $69,298.32 - $88,387.92 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Public Works Engineering
LOCATION: Issaquah, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Construction Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 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 Vancouver, 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 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 private industry, other government agencies, tribes, and the public to achieve Ecology's mission of protecting, preserving and enhancing Washington's environment for future generations. 

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: $51,000.00 - $66,888.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Clark County - Vancouver, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Clark Conservation District Is Hiring

POSITION: Resource Specialist

SUMMARY: The Resource Specialist assists property owners in Clark County to plan and apply natural resource conservation practices using the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) specifications as detailed in the Field Office Technical Guide. This position provides technical assistance to landowners to solve natural resource concerns using creativity, best practices, and establishing long-term relationships with these clients. The Resource Specialist will also work with other partner agencies, organizations, and individuals as necessary to deliver assistance to improve water quality, soil health, and endangered species recovery in a fast-growing county. This position reports directly to the Clark Conservation District Manager.
This position is part-time, 32 hours per week with the potential for full-time dependent on funding. CCD provides medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as leave (vacation, sick, and 11 paid holidays per year, all pro-rated based on full-time).

SALARY RANGE: $22 Hourly (base)

DEPARTMENT: CCD

LOCATION: Battle Ground, WA

APPLY HERE: Resource Specialist

CLOSING: Continuous


Gig Harbor Is Hiring

POSITION: Engineering Technician - Stormwater

SUMMARY: This is a professional and technical position in the engineering field of Public Works. The employee occupying this position is expected to perform complex duties, occasionally in the absence of clearly defined operating procedures, where independent judgment is required. Technical problems are assigned which may require extensive research or extensive knowledge of the assigned function. The incumbent will manage and implement the City’s NPDES Phase 2 Stormwater program with assistance from other members of the Public Works Department and assist in stormwater-related support services for other City departments. The incumbent will also be required to perform occasional field inspections and assist in answering technical questions over the phone and in person with engineers, contractors, and the general public. The incumbent will be able to develop an effective working relationship with employees, city officials, and other municipal and state agency officials.

Under the direct supervision of the City Engineer and general supervision of the Public Works Director, and within the framework of governing federal, state, and local laws and policies established by the City Council, the incumbent will accomplish tasks related to established Public Works and other City programs as well as tasks associated with general civil engineering. Incumbent is responsible for compliance with internal policies and procedures, quality of work, compatibility with city programs and policies and manner and effectiveness with which he/she interacts with City staff, elected officials and the general public.

SALARY RANGE: $4,894.00 - $6,115.00 Monthly

DEPARTMENT: Public Works - Engineering

LOCATION: Gig Harbor, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


City Of Kirkland Is Hiring

POSITION: Surface Water Program Supervisor

SUMMARY: The Surface Water Program Supervisor supervises a professional staff of engineers, planners, scientists, education/outreach specialists, and other surface water program staff to address the City's surface water managemnet goals for water quality improvemement, infrastructure maintenance, flood reduction, and aquatic habitat protection. Manages the implementation of the City's NPDES permit to ensure compliance with federal and State regulations, and administers Kirkland Municipal Code sections relating to surface water management. Responsible for achieving the surface water management group's work program. Assists with surface water management policy analysis, development, and interpretation.

SALARY RANGE: $7,752.00 - $10,002.00 Monthly

DEPARTMENT: City of Kirkland Public Works Dept.

LOCATION: Kirkland, WA


CLOSING: Continuous



Dept. Of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Stormwater Inspector and Compliance/Enforcement Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is looking for a Stormwater Inspector and Compliance/Enforcement specialist in our Water Quality Program. This position is located at our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA.
We are looking for applicants who can communicate effectively with a wide audience, conduct complex investigations, and prepare enforcement documents in a clear and succinct manner.
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: $52,536.00 - $68,940.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County - Bellevue, WA


CLOSING: Continuous



Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Construction Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 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 Vancouver, 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 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 private industry, other government agencies, tribes, and the public to achieve Ecology's mission of protecting, preserving, and enhancing Washington's environment for future generations.
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: $50,004.00 - $65,580.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Clark County - Vancouver, WA


CLOSING: Continuous 


City of Kirkland Is Hiring

POSITION: Surface Water Program Supervisor

SUMMARY: The Surface Water Program Supervisor supervises a professional staff of engineers, planners, scientists, education/outreach specialists, and other surface water program staff to address the City's surface water management goals for water quality improvement, infrastructure maintenance, flood reduction, and aquatic habitat protection. Manages the implementation of the City's NPDES permit to ensure compliance with federal and State regulations, and administers Kirkland Municipal Code sections relating to surface water management. Responsible for achieving the surface water management group's work program. Assists with surface water management policy analysis, development, and interpretation. Oversees projects and programs within the work group. 

SALARY RANGE: $7,752.00 - $10,002.00 Monthly

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Kirkland, WA


CLOSING: Continuous 


Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Construction Stormwater Inspector (Environmental Specialist 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 Vancouver, 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 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 communications skills with technical knowledge in order to work collaboratively with private industry, other government agencies, tribes, and the public to achieve Ecology's mission of protecting, preserving and enhancing Washington's environment for future generations.
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: $50,004.00 - $65,580.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Clark County - Vancouver, WA


CLOSING: Continuous



Skagit County Is Hiring

POSITION: Section Manager - Surface Water Management

SUMMARY: Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Surface Water Management Section. Directly supervises the preparation and implementation of various plans and projects related to stormwater, flood hazard management, and salmon recovery activities within Skagit County. This position will support design and analysis for river and floodplain management projects and programs.

SALARY RANGE: $72,280.00 - $96,137.60 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Skagit County Public Works Department

LOCATION: Skagit County - Mount Vernon, WA


CLOSING: Continuous 


Dept. of Ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Senior Water Quality Inspector (Environmental Specialist 5)

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is looking for a Senior Water Quality Inspector in our Water Quality Program. This position, located at our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA, is the program's expert in industrial stormwater permit implementation, compliance assurance, and refinement, with a focus on the Duwamish River. We are looking for applicants who are experts in the area of stormwater management at industrial and construction sites and have extensive experience working independently with permittees and other stakeholders to resolve complex water quality compliance issues. 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: $57,984.00 - $76,092.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County – Bellvue, WA


CLOSING: Continuous


Department of ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Senior Water Quality Inspector (Environmental Specialist 5)

SUMMARY: The Department of Ecology is looking for a Senior Water Quality Inspector in our Water Quality Program. This position, located at our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA, is the program's expert in industrial stormwater permit implementation, compliance assurance, and refinement, with a focus on the Duwamish River.

    We are looking for applicants who are experts in the area of storm water management at industrial and construction sites and have extensive experience working independently with permittees and other stakeholders to resolve complex water quality compliance issues.

SALARY RANGE: $57,984.00 - $76,092.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: King County – Bellevue, WA

APPLY HERE: Senior Water Quality Inspector (Environmental Specialist 5)

CLOSING: Continuous



Department of ecology Is Hiring

POSITION: Puget Sound Nonpoint Pollution Implementation & Outreach Specialist (Environmental Specialist 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 Puget Sound Nonpoint Pollution Implementation and Outreach Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) is a senior environmental specialist responsible for developing and implementing nonpoint pollution reduction strategies associated with large scale water quality improvement initiatives in the Puget Sound, such as the Puget Sound Nutrient Reduction Project. This position will also assist the Watershed Management Section in providing public outreach activities by building community relationships and serving as the section's web editor.

SALARY RANGE: $50,004.00 - $65,580.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: Dept. of Ecology


CLOSING: Continuous


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

APPLY HERE: Municipal Stormwater Permit Implementation Planner (Environmental Planner 3)

CLOSING: Continuous



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

APPLY HERE: Communications Manager - Water Quality Program (Communications Consultant 5)

CLOSING: Continuous



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



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

APPLY HERE: Stormwater Compliance Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)

CLOSING: Continuous



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

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Ecology

LOCATION: Thurston County - Lacey, WA
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
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



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



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



Outside of Washington:


AZ Dept. of Environmental Quality Is Hiring

POSITION: Program Manager - Watershed Protection Unit

SUMMARY: At ADEQ our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection through technical and operational excellence; and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are looking for unit managers to help drive our agency towards accomplishing this vision. We need our managers to be versatile and forward thinking about tackling problems, to think about problem solving “outside the box” and have a combination of passion and technical skills for continuous improvement. To learn more about us, our organizational habits known as the ADEQ Way, our culture, and other positions we have open, visit us at DEQ/careers

The Program Manager for our Watershed Protection Unit is responsible for the oversight and tactical decision making over a unit dedicated to investigating surface water pollution, identifying pollution sources, identifying and implementing watershed, stream, and lake restoration projects. Further responsibilities include close coordination with funding, land management, and project implementation entities; evaluating and documenting employee performance, coaching staff and developing a corporate culture of continuous improvement and the ADEQ way.

This position champions continuous improvement projects within the unit and recommends and implements program or operational improvements; assists in the development of goals and strategies; develops policies and procedures related to planning; ensures the unit operations meet established time lines and objectives; provides guidance and interpretation of federal and state laws/regulations related to complex regulatory situations.


SALARY RANGE: Negotiable 

DEPARTMENT: Water / Environment

LOCATION: Phoenix, AZ


CLOSING: Continuous


Montana Watershed Coordination Council Is Hiring

POSITION: Executive Director

SUMMARY: The Executive Director of MWCC will work with our experienced and passionate Board of Directors to continue to implement the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan as well as refine our strategy for the coming years. This position is located in Helena, Montana. MWCC staff and board are guided by the shared values of accepting independence and interdependence, nurturing trust and safety, respecting autonomy, cultivating skillful practice, demanding transparency, encouraging consensus, remaining inclusive, and honoring humor. We believe that relationships drive conservation outcomes and that the future of successful natural resource management is at the community level. MWCC works to scale up local successes and deliver the resources needed to do more of what works. The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day management of MWCC. This includes program development and administration, communications, leadership, supervision, budget & financial oversight, and development. The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of MWCC and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The Executive Director also directs and supervises the work of MWCC employees, interns, assistants, bookkeepers, contractors, and volunteers that may be employed, contracted or otherwise working for MWCC. The Executive Director reports directly to the MWCC Board Chair.

SALARY RANGE: $40,000 - $60,000 DOE

DEPARTMENT: N/A

LOCATION: Helena, MT

APPLY HERE: Application review will begin on September 20, 2019. Position is open until filled. Please submit application/proposal via email in PDF format to Peggy M. Owens, CFRE at peggymowens@gmail.com. Use the subject line “MWCC ED”. Please include 1. Cover letter no more than two pages describing your interest in the role and capabilities. 2. Resume(s) or skills summary that demonstrate(s) how you meet the qualifications for the role and describe experience and key accomplishments. 3. Three professional references with contact information (name, phone, and e-mail) and brief description of relationship (former boss, colleague, former client, former teacher, etc.). 

CLOSING: Continuous


University of Connecticut Is Hiring

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Watershed Hydrology

SUMMARY: The successful applicant will develop an extramurally funded, innovative research program at the frontier of rapidly advancing theory, methodology, tools and technologies involved in watershed hydrology (e.g., sensors/automated monitoring, quantitative data analysis and modeling, and GIS/remote sensing-based landscape modeling). We are seeking applicants with demonstrated interest in using hydrologic science to inform environmental decision making and natural resource conservation in built, agricultural, or natural landscapes. The successful applicant will complement the existing expertise of colleagues within and outside the Department, including nearby offices of the United States Geological Survey, such as the New England Water Science Center (www.usgs.gov/centers/new-england-water/locations) and the Branch of Geophysics (https://water.usgs.gov/ogw/bgas/contact.html).

Responsibilities also include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, such as watershed hydrology, introduction to water resources, and natural resources measurements. Other duties include advising undergraduate and graduate students, and active contribution to the academic community through service at the department, college, and University levels.

SALARY RANGE: DOE

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment

LOCATION: Storrs, CT


CLOSING: Continuous


Utah State University Is Hiring

POSITION: Assistant Professor, Watershed and Water Quality Management Dept. of Watershed Sciences

SUMMARY: The Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in watershed water quality. This tenure-track, full-time (twelve-month) position is based at the USU main campus in Logan, Utah. The relative emphasis for the position is 60% extension, 35% research, and 5% service. The position will start August 2020.

We seek an individual who will develop and promote statewide extension programs in water quality management, conduct applied research in support of their extension program, and collaborate with diverse stakeholders. Examples of extension and applied research topics include but are not limited to: identification and management of nonpoint sources of water pollution, watershed monitoring and modeling of the flux and transformation of nutrients and/or other contaminants, remediation of water quality issues including eutrophication and harmful algal blooms, use of wetlands and riparian zones for water quality improvement in urban and rural watersheds.

SALARY RANGE: DOE

DEPARTMENT: Watershed Sciences

LOCATION: Logan, UT


CLOSING: Continuous


Watershed Consulting Is Hiring

POSITION: Stormwater Engineer

SUMMARY: Watershed Consulting is seeking a full-time Stormwater Engineer for our busy Burlington office. The Stormwater Engineer will fill a critical role to support and manage all phases of civil engineering projects related to stormwater, water quality, and river management. Specific tasks include:
  • Stormwater Planning, Design, and Oversight (~50% time allocation) – Assist with and independently manage all aspects of stormwater improvement projects with emphasis on innovative urban and rural green stormwater infrastructure, agricultural and road-based erosion, filtration/infiltration systems, rainwater harvesting, continuous monitoring and adaptive control, and research-based projects. Support and lead teams to interpret water quality and quantity models, prepare concept plans and details, prepare final engineering documents, and oversee construction activities.

  • Stormwater Inspection and Permitting (~25% time allocation)– Perform stormwater system inspections and develop permitting applications for redevelopment and development projects in Vermont and New Hampshire.

  • Stream Restoration and Culvert Retrofit (~25% time allocation)– Lead and support team to develop plans and specifications for stream and floodplain restoration projects, and culvert retrofit or replacement to improve geomorphic and aquatic organism passage conditions.

SALARY RANGE: Competitive

DEPARTMENT: Engineering.

LOCATION: Burlington, VT


CLOSING: Continuous



Mapistry is Hiring

POSITION: Environmental Compliance Manager - Stormwater Focused

SUMMARY: We are seeking to add an environmental engineer with 2+ years of experience to our Environmental Services Team. As a member of the Environmental Services Team, you’ll work with your fellow team members to craft simple yet effective compliance programs for enterprise-level Environmental Managers. As part of the Environmental Services Team, you should enjoy operating in a collaborative and dynamic environment while being able to manage your own tasks and priorities. Your primary goal will be to assist industrial facilities across the U.S. in complying with the extensive set of environmental regulations related to stormwater, hazardous materials, and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC). Your solutions will directly impact the environment by making it easier and more affordable for industrial facilities to comply with regulations.

SALARY RANGE: Competitive 

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services Team

LOCATION: Not Specified

APPLY HERE: Environmental Compliance Manager - Stormwater Focused

CLOSING: Continuous



Mapistry Is Hiring

POSITION: Senior Civil or Environmental Engineer

SUMMARY: We are seeking to add a mid- to senior-level civil or environmental engineer with stormwater BMP design experience to the team. As the team’s senior engineer, you should enjoy operating in a collaborative and dynamic environment and be able to manage your own tasks and priorities. Your primary goal will be to assist industrial facilities across the U.S. in complying with the extensive set of environmental regulations related to stormwater, hazardous materials, and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC). You’ll work with our Services team to craft simple yet effective compliance programs for enterprise Environmental Managers. Your solutions will directly impact the environment by making it easier and more affordable for industrial facilities to comply with regulations.

SALARY RANGE: Competitive 

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services Team

LOCATION: Not Specified

APPLY HERESenior Civil or Environmental Engineer

CLOSING: Continuous


Stone Environmental Is Hiring

POSITION: Assistant Quality Assurance Manager

SUMMARY: The Assistant Quality Assurance Manager will develop an understanding of various corporate functions (both project and non-project) as needed to measure, maintain, and improve corporate quality. Design and implement quality system analysis and methodologies for all aspects of corporate services. Proficient in designing and conducting audit procedures for internal and client deliverables.

The Assistant Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for ensuring that overall corporate quality assurance/quality control goals are met in coordination with the QAM. One of the primary duties of the Assistant Quality Assurance Manager is maintaining compliance with 40 CFR Part 160, Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs). This person should also have an understanding of the quality standards under ISO 17025-2005 and TNI NELAC standards.

SALARY RANGE: TBD

DEPARTMENT: Stone Environmental Inc.

LOCATION: Montpelier, VT


CLOSING: Continuous 


Stone Environmental Is Hiring

POSITION: Water Resources Staff Scientist

SUMMARY: Stone Environmental, Inc. is seeking a talented, detail-oriented individual with a background in the physical sciences for a full-time, permanent staff-level position in our Water Resources Management service. The successful applicant will support a group of engaged professionals working on a rich variety of projects including stormwater and phosphorous management plans, local and state-wide stormwater policy, and wastewater feasibility studies for unsewered communities.

SALARY RANGE: TBD

DEPARTMENT: Stone Environmental Inc.

LOCATION: Montpelier, VT


CLOSING: Continuous 


               















  

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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.