WA Dept. Ecology – Environmental Job Openings in Shoreline, WA and Lacey, WA

February 21, 2022 • Jobs, Puget Sound Jobs • Views: 954

The Water Quality Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Municipal Facility Management Engineer (Environmental Engineer 3) position.

This position is located in our Northwest Regional Office in Shoreline, WA and is eligible for a telework/in-office hybrid schedule. You will have the opportunity to telework the majority of your week, and should live within a commutable distance to our Shoreline office for in-person meetings, regional site visits, and activities.

Ecology is looking for a creative professional engineer with a passion for protecting and preserving water quality in Washington to join our Northwest Regional team. You will use your engineering skills to regulate and support domestic wastewater infrastructure projects in cities and communities throughout northwest Washington. The engineer in this position plays a key role in regulating wastewater discharges from a variety of facilities located in King, Kitsap, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties by:

  • developing wastewater discharge and water reclamation permits; 
  • reviewing general sewer plans, engineering reports and facility design documents; 
  • providing engineering oversight of infrastructure projects that receive financial assistance; and 
  • participating in inspections and enforcement activities.


The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology has multiple job openings at the Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.

Climate Change: Clean Fuel Standard Program Analyst (Environmental Specialist 4)(In-Training) position:  Transportation emissions are our biggest source of greenhouse gases in Washington and they have not declined meaningfully in the last 30 years. The Clean Fuel Standard is a new policy that aims to change that, decarbonizing the transportation sector while creating economic opportunity in electric vehicles and low carbon fuels. We are looking for an analyst to be responsible for the Clean Fuels program data. We will be receiving reports on all transportation fuels used in the state, monitoring a marketplace for compliance credits, tracking costs, and looking for possible fraud or double-counting. The analyst needs to be highly organized, have a keen eye for detail, and be good at producing insights from data. This position is responsible for helping fuel suppliers submit accurate reports, producing recurring reports of program data, and monitoring multiple data sources to predict future credit price swings and compliance challenges. You don’t need to be an expert in transportation fuel markets to succeed in this role, just a love of numbers, good Excel skills, the ability to provide great technical support, and a desire to be on the leading edge of climate policy in the U.S.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Specialist (Environmental Specialist 3)(In-Training) position. Do you want to help Washington State tackle climate change by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? Interested in getting out of the office to help people do their part to reduce GHG emissions? Do you enjoy helping businesses in Washington stay compliant with certain Washington State laws so they can continue being sustainable? Do you like mixing the technical aspects of science, working with complex machinery like large refrigeration equipment, and becoming well versed in the implementation of Washington’s climate regulations? Are you a detail-oriented person who wants to explain a complex process to the public in a way that increases their knowledge? Do you want to be part of a growing team that enjoys team collaboration? If this sounds challenging, yet fun and rewarding, we want to give you a chance to grow with us as a GHG reduction specialist!  You will:

  • Provide technical compliance assistance to the regulated community;
  • Work with teammates to promote awareness of Washington’s fluorinated gas regulations and encourage low-global warming potential alternatives; and,
  • Help develop, test, and then use Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to perform compliance inspections at facilities covered under Washington’s HFC laws.