Department of Ecology supports the protection of our environment and sustainability.
Admin Assistant 4 (Former Employee) – Olympia, WA – June 25, 2012
The Department of Ecology offers flexible work hours with some positions being able to telecommute. Ecology supports advancement and provides free training in all areas.
I’ve gained top notch experience in many areas. A typical day utilizes my talents in maintaining confidentiality as principle support to the Department of Ecology’s Manager of the Toxics Cleanup Program. It allowed me to motivate and guide others under my supervision, and provided me with the ability to share my vast knowledge as a Senior Executive Assistant to others of the Agency’s procedures and expectations.
A typical day also involved mastering the ability to plan, schedule, and manage complex calendaring. I anticipated the needs of our manager and quite often prepared correspondence for his signature. I introduced a new filing system and successfully achieved positive results developing a pilot program for special needs staff.
The most difficult task in my position was corralling multiple parties in other State Agencies, local businesses, internal management and private citizens. In short order, I learned to plan, schedule and organize statewide events.
The most satisfying part of my responsibilities was taking on a pilot program that allowed those with both mental and physical challenges to succeed professionally. The gratification of seeing a new-found sense of pride was priceless!