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Waste Management and Transition Engineer (Environmental...
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State of Washington | Richland, WA
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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

The Nuclear Waste Program (NWP) is looking to hire an Waste Management and Transition Engineer (Environmental Engineer 3) (In-Training). The position will be located in our Richland Field Office (RFO) in Richland, WA.

The Waste Management and Transition Engineer position regulates hazardous waste cleanup and RCRA activities at some of the most challenging facilities at Hanford and minimizes their impact on the air, land, and water by preparing dangerous waste/RCRA permits and CERCLA cleanup documents for facilities and cleanup sites in the Waste Management and Transition Projects.

We are looking for applicants who are able to:

* Analyze complex technical and regulatory problems and develop workable solutions consistent with rules and agency policy constraints.
* Work well with others and able to work well with a diverse set of stakeholders.
* Pay attention to detail - produces quality work.
* Have a strong work ethic.
* Use good judgment.
* Work independently.
* Multi-tasks and effectively prioritizes work.
* Meet deadlines.
* Learn and stay consistent with other program's (TCP, HWTR, WQ and AQ) procedures and policies.

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. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov.

Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts

Duties

The Nuclear Waste Program's (NWP) mission is to lead the effective and efficient cleanup of the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site, ensure sound management of mixed hazardous wastes in Washington, and protect the state's air, water, and land at and adjacent to the Hanford site.

Some of the key work activities of the Waste Management and Transition Engineer position include:

* Provides professional engineering work as a licensed Professional Engineer for the regulatory oversight of dangerous waste/RCRA permitting for facilities and cleanup sites in the Waste Management and Transition Projects, and in the rest of the Nuclear Waste Program.
* Performs environmental engineering reviews of plans and specifications, site plans, dangerous waste/RCRA permits, air and water permits and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and MTCA remedial documents.
* Negotiates and prepares permits and cleanup documents. Interpret state dangerous waste regulations, RCRA, state and federal air and water regulations, Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) and CERCLA regulations, agency/program policies, technical engineering guidelines and procedures covering design requirements, engineering review and operation and maintenance requirements for environmental control and management of Hanford and non-Hanford regulated facilities.
* Reviews and comments on design of systems for control of air emissions during waste treatment and facility D&D (Decontaminate & Demolish).
* Evaluates waste treatment technologies for compliance with LDR (Land Disposal Restriction) requirements.
* Provides engineering reviews of permit requirements and cleanup decision documents. Draft permit conditions and cleanup decision documents for facilities to ensure compliance with the applicable regulations.
* Conducts engineering inspections and quality control evaluations on the Hanford site and at non-Hanford regulated facilities to ensure compliance with design submittals and regulatory requirements.
* Provides general professional engineering support to Project and Section Managers on projects currently underway and proposed as part of the Hanford Cleanup.
* Reviews designs and documents for compliance with applicable requirements.
* Provides recommendations to management on emerging issues and issues of concern regarding the project assignments.
* Provides guidance and leadership to other technical staff on assigned tasks.
* Works with Headquarters technical staff on assigned state-wide issues.

EE2 in-training level

This position is designed in-training and may also be filled at the EE2 level. At the Environmental Engineer 2 level, the incumbent performs the same duties listed above with the exception of making final engineering decisions, and the work is spot checked and reviewed by a licensed Professional Engineer.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be April 23, 2018. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before April 22, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Qualifications

The goal class for this position is an Environmental Engineer 3. We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Environmental Engineer 2 and 3 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the EE2 level then they will be hired in at that level and will be placed into a training program to become an EE3 within a specified period of time.

Required Qualifications:

At the Environmental Engineer 3 Level: Salary Range: 67 - ($5603 - $7353 Monthly)

A Master's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field

AND

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington AND two (2) years of experience in environmental engineering.

OR

An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical or related field

AND

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington AND three (3) years of experience in environmental engineering.

NOTE: A Ph.D. in one of the above engineering fields will substitute for two years of the environmental engineering experience.

NOTE: Requirements for professional registration as an engineer in the state of Washington are eight years of professional experience (which may include up to four years of college-level engineering education) and successful completion of sixteen hours of professional licensing exams. Applicants qualifying through the licensing equivalency option must achieve professional registration as an engineer in the state of Washington within six months of appointment to this class.

At the Environmental Engineer 2 Level: Salary Range: 61 - ($4832 - $6341 Monthly)

A Master's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field

AND

One (1) year of experience in environmental engineering.

OR

An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical or related field

AND

Two (2) years of environmental engineering experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrates ability to perform environmental engineering review of plans and specifications, site plans, dangerous waste, water and air permits and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and MTCA remedial documents.

Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:

* This position requires passing a U.S. Department of Energy test and acquiring a badge for access to the Hanford site.
* Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington is required in order to advance to the EE3 level.
* HAZWOPER 40 hour certification is required to perform with work. Must be able to meet the physical activity requirements for this certification.

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. These requirements can be found at the following website: WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: How to get your license: Professional engineer by comity

Why work for Ecology?

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 the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life 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, Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth

Student debt and how working for Ecology can help

Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.

* See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to their application:

* A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
* A resume outlining your professional experience.

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of 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 at (360) 407-6186.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."

Other Information:

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 the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Ron Skinnarland at: ron.skinnarland@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Ron to inquire about the status of your application.

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.

This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology.

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 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.

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