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Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Site Manager (Hydrogeologist 3) (In-Training)


  • Washington State Department of Ecology
  • 11/14/22
  • Lacey, WA
  • 98503
  • 70000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Per Governor Inslees Directive 22-13.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated effective November 4, 2022. Providing proof of being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment and your vaccine status will be verified prior to starting work. Being fully vaccinated means two weeks after you have received the second dose in a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use, licensed or otherwise authorized or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or listed for emergency use or otherwise approved by the World Health Organization. If you have questions, please contact Careers@ecy.wa.gov with COVID-19 vaccination in the subject line.

Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill two Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Manager (Hydrogeologist 3) (In-Training) positions. These positions are located in our Southwest Region Office (SWRO) in Lacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

As a Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Manager, you will be responsible for conducting hydrogeologic analyses and studies for groundwater, surface water investigations, feasibility studies, and cleanup actions at LUST sites. Your role will help ensure that LUST site cleanups are meeting the requirements of the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) and other applicable environmental laws and policies.

Program Mission: The mission of the Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is to protect Washingtons human health and the environment by preventing and cleaning up pollution and supporting sustainable communities and natural resources for the benefit of future and current generations.

Tele-work options for this position: After initial onboarding, this position will be eligible for up to an 80% tele-work schedule. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in other information. Schedules are dependent upon position needs and is subject to change.

Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of November 28, 2022. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before November 27, 2022. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

About the Department of Ecology

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embraces the value of people. To learn more, check out our Strategic Plan.

Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:

A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
Continuous growth and development opportunities.
A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings.
Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.

Our commitment to DEIR
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecologys work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.


Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.

Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.

Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecologys work.

Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.

We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.

Duties
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What makes this role unique?

As Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) site manager, you will implement Washington States cleanup law, the Model Toxics Control Act, while working with internal and external partners. You will be providing oversight of contaminated cleanup sites to ensure remedial actions comply with the mission of the Department and Program as well as environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

What you will do:
Serve as site manager and project geologist on Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) sites, exercising knowledge on contaminated site remediation through groundwater practices, sample and data evaluation techniques, and remedial technologies.
Perform initial investigations of environmental complaints and site hazard assessments of contaminated sites.
Review aspects of monitoring wells and well installation and groundwater sampling techniques.
Review and evaluate hydrogeologic testing results to determine aquifer characteristics, when needed for site investigation of a cleanup action at an assigned site.
Develop scopes of work and associated cost estimates and provide overall contract management and reporting for Ecology-led site investigations.
Coach and train other team members on new remediation technologies and approaches used at assigned cleanup sites.

Qualifications
This is an In-Training Position. The goal class for this position is Hydrogeologist 3 (HG3). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Hydrogeologist 2 level. If the finalist meets the requirements for the HG2 level, they will be hired in at that level and will be placed into a training program to become an HG3 within a specified period of time.

Required Qualifications:
Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, educational and volunteer experience. See below for how you may qualify.

At the Hydrogeologist 2 level: Salary Range 58 ($5,013 - $6,575 monthly) (In-Training)
Option 1:
A Bachelors degree involving major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field AND two years of professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist or closely allied profession.

Option 2:
A Masters degree or higher involving major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology or closely allied field.

Option 3:
One year of experience as a Hydrogeologist 1, at the Department of Ecology.

Registration as a licensed Professional Geologist in the State of Washington is not required at the Hydrogeologist 2 level.

At the Hydrogeologist 3 level: Salary Range 62 ($5,535 - $7,262 monthly) Goal Class
Option 1:
A Bachelors degree involving major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field AND three years of professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist or closely allied profession.

Option 2:
A Masters degree involving major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology or closely allied field AND one year of professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist or closely allied profession.

Option 3:
A Ph.D. involving major research in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field.

Option 4:
One year of experience as a Hydrogeologist 2, at the Department of Ecology.

Registration as a licensed Professional Geologist in the State of Washington is required at the Hydrogeologist 3 level.

NOTE: Individuals who are interested in applying to this position, and believe they meet licensing requirements for the State of Washington based on reciprocity, are responsible for ensuring they meet licensing requirements for the State of Washington prior to submitting their application materials. These requirements can be found at the following website: WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: How to get your license: Geologists, engineering geologists, or hydrogeologists by reciprocity.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Initial 40-hour hazardous materials training (HAZWOPER), to be completed within the first six months after hire, and annual 8-hour refresher.

Desired Qualifications:
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.
State of Washington Professional Geologist license.
Experience in cleanup site management.
Knowledgeable about the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) cleanup regulation.
Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.

Supplemental Information

Ecology seeks diverse applicants: We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Need an Accommodation in the application and/or screening process or this job announcement in an alternative format?

Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: careers@ecy.wa.gov and we will be happy to assist.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can reach the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up on the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.
If you are reading this announcement in print format, please enter the following URL to your search engine to apply: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology.
Application Instructions:

It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.

A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
Three professional references.
Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

For Your Privacy:
When attaching documents to your application (such as Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):

Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc.
Do not attach documents that are password-protected, as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded.

Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees:

Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

Application Attestation:

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

Other Information:
If you have specific questions about the position, please email Jerome Lambiotte at: Jerome.Lambiotte@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Jerome to inquire about the status of your application.

To request the full position description: email careers@ecy.wa.gov

Why work for Ecology?

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.

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave, 11 Paid Holidays per year, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information

Student debt: how working for Ecology can help
The Department of Ecology is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Forgiveness Program (PSLF). See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

Collective Bargaining: This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.


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