- The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill a Cap and Invest position as a Climate Change: Cap and Invest Allowance Auctions Lead (Environmental Planner 4)(In-Training). This position will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA subject to Ecology’s telework policy.
As the staff lead for auctions, you will be a crucial member of the cap-and-invest team. You will coordinate and implement allowance auctions that firms participate in to meet their emissions compliance obligations. These auctions are the linchpin of the cap-and-invest program.
In this role, you will provide staff leadership in the Cap-and-Invest Auctions and Market unit. The unit helps bring companies into the cap-and-invest program, facilitates allowance auctions and trading, and safeguards the cap-and-invest program’s integrity through ongoing market surveillance. The role includes substantial outreach to other jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec), external agencies, stakeholders, and the Western Climate Initiative, Inc., which provides the platform for Washington’s allowance auctions. The position is not supervisory. E.g., as lead staff you will assign tasks and mentor staff, but will not take personnel actions. For more details on job duties and qualifications, please see below.
- The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Climate Change – Landfill Emissions Planner (Environmental Planner 3) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
The Climate Rule Unit is a new unit created within Air Quality Program (AQP), tasked with the development of state rules governing Washington’s cap-and-invest program and other related climate programs. This position will specialize in the unique challenges surrounding methane emissions from landfills, which have their own regulatory framework.
This collaborative team is responsible for ensuring that the rulemaking process for the landfill methane regulations is transparent and accessible to all Washingtonians, and that the rules adopted by Ecology reflect input and feedback from diverse communities across our state, while advancing equity and environmental justice.
During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. This position is not currently required to work in the office on a regular basis.