WA Dept. Ecology – Multiple Environmental Specialist Positions – Lacey, WA

February 12, 2022 • Jobs, Puget Sound Jobs • Views: 223

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

VW Settlement Grants and Cultural Resources Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) position.  In this position, you will play a key role in reducing emissions and electrifying the transportation sector by overseeing the investment of settlement funds from the Volkswagen “Dieselgate” emissions violations. You will serve as the VW Team’s lead on Cultural Resources Reviews and implementation of agency and state environmental justice policy, ensuring protection of archaeological and tribal resources and compliance with Washington’s new Healthy Environment for All Act (HEAL).  In this position, you will work collaboratively with other members of the VW Settlements Team to develop funding opportunities and negotiate, implement, and track grants. This is an ideal position for someone interested in clean transportation, cultural resources preservation, and environmental justice. Not yet an expert in all of these areas? Ecology is seeking smart, eager candidates and will provide on-the-job training as needed.

Clean Transportation Grants Specialist (Environmental Specialist 3)(In-Training) position. In this position, you will play a key role in reducing emissions and electrifying the transportation sector by overseeing the investment of settlement funds from the Volkswagen “Dieselgate” emissions violations. In this position, you will provide grant guidance, communications and outreach, research, and analysis in supporting senior staff. You will work with a wide array of public and private stakeholders and closely with senior staff and budget analysts to establish, optimize, and track funding opportunities to electrify transportation.

Quality Assurance Coordinator (Natural Resource Scientist 3) position. In this scientist position, you will serve as the Quality Assurance Coordinator (QAC) for the air quality program and conduct research and develop tools to analyze and ensure the quality of air monitoring data and information that is used by the Program to accomplish its mission and strategic goals.  As such, you will research, plan, develop, direct and implement the Air Quality Program’s quality system to ensure accurate and reliable air quality information that will stand up to scrutiny, meet EPA and Ecology requirements, and provide a foundation for Air Quality Program and agency credibility. This position will also review and analyze our most complex data sets and be instrumental in establishing new quality assurance protocols as we roll out our expanded air monitoring in overburdened communities for the Climate Commitment Act.

Air Sensor Calibration & Repair Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) (In-Training) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)  An Air Sensor Calibration & Repair Specialist position (ES4 In-training) has been posted. This is a highly technical HQ-based position in the NWRO/SWRO & Air Quality Operations Unit within the Technical Services Section. This position will be instrumental in rolling out our expanded air monitoring in overburdened communities for the Climate Commitment Act and will have a specialty focus in air sensors and Federal Equivalent Method particulate sampling as part of that effort.

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