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Site Manager (Hydrogeologist 3)

  • Washington State Department of Ecology
  • 09/11/22
  • Lacey, WA
  • 98503
  • $64,332.00 - $84,396.00 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

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The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Site Manager (Hydrogeologist 3) position. This position is located in our Southwest Regional Office (SWRO) in Lacey, WA.

As a cleanup site manager, you will direct responsible parties through the cleanup process, review submitted documents and evaluate technical information for completeness and determine compliance with the regulations. You will work in a collaborative environment with other cleanup site managers with varied backgrounds and experience. In some cases, you may work on teams on complex sites. The Toxics Cleanup Program promotes collaboration and sharing of experiences and promotes opportunities for education and professional growth through regular group-a-like meetings and trainings. As a cleanup site manager, you would work with clients, consultants and environmental groups to evaluate and implement the best solutions for site cleanup.

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.

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 required to work in the office 10% of the time. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding health-screening questions before entry, and social distancing.

Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of May 23, 2022. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before May 22, 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.

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.


What is unique about this position?

This position often works independently with clients and consultants as they manage the cleanup process. This position is unique in that there is endless growth with learning new technical concepts. Other rewards include helping clients and consultants understand and manage the regulations to a successful conclusion. This position will have the opportunity to develop coaching, mentoring, and management skills both as a subject matter expert and as a site manager.

What you will do:

Manage and/or oversee the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites for compliance with MTCA, other relevant laws and regulations, and program policies.
Review engineering studies and reports for cleanup sites to determine: relevant and appropriate field and design practices; compliance with applicable regulations, laws and guidelines with emphasis on design and performance requirements; adequacy of engineering computations; and to coordinate the planning, implementation and completion of site-specific projects.
Provide technical assistance to consultants, industry, governmental authorities, the public, and other agency staff.
Prepare hydrogeologic reports; assist team members in their analysis and understanding of design plans and specifications.
In the capacity of a site manager, you will be responsible for evaluating the completeness and accuracy of engineering characterization, remedial investigations, and feasibility studies of contaminated sites.
Apply basic principles of environmental chemistry, human toxicology, and aquatic toxicology for evaluating actions needed at contaminated sites.
Understand the methods of identifying and monitoring pollutants in all media including soil, groundwater, surface water, air, and sediments and have knowledge of field sampling, testing, and data gathering.
Negotiate, issue, and enforce orders and Inter-Agency Agreements.
Required Qualifications:
Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, educational, volunteer and lived-experience. See below for how you may qualify.

Option 1: A Bachelors degree involving a major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field AND Three (3) years of professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist, or closely allied profession.

Option 2: A Masters degree with a major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field AND One (1) year of professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist, or closely allied profession.

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

Option 4: A Bachelors degree or higher involving a major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field AND One (1) year of experience as a Hydrogeologist 2 at the Department of Ecology.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:

Must have a valid driver's license.
Must be registered as a Professional Geologist in the State of Washington.
Must have, or be able to complete, a 40-hour hazardous material training followed by annual 8-hour refreshers. Must be completed within six months of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.

Research and Analytical Skills/Abilities: Ability to research, evaluate, and draw conclusions from data; support recommendations with facts and analysis; interpret and apply rules, laws, policies, and procedures.
Communication Skills/Abilities: Ability to convey ideas and facts orally and in writing using language the audience will best understand.
Familiarity with the MTCA cleanup regulation.

Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.

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.

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.

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Application Instructions:

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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.

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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 Andrew Smith at: Please do not contact Andrew to inquire about the status of your application.

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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

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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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