Oil Spill Drill Coordinator (Environmental Planner 3)
State of Washington - Lacey, WA

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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

The Department of Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment, and promote the wise management of our air, land and water for current and future generations.

This means protecting both humans and the environment from pollution, restoring and preserving important ecosystems that sustain life, and finding ways to meet human needs without destroying environmental resources and functions. Our everyday interaction with citizens, stakeholders, and the public we regulate is fundamental to achieving these results. We treat our customers as partners and collaborators, provide respectful and prompt service, explore creative solutions for the best results, and act with integrity. We maintain effective infrastructures and foster a workforce that is committed, productive and successful. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

The citizens of Washington trust that the Department of Ecology supports and assists them in promoting the sustainable environmental and economic well-being of the state. That trust, coupled with our effectiveness, helps Ecology to continue to receive the support it needs to advance our environmental mission.

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

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The mission of the Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response program is to protect Washington's environment, public health, and safety through a comprehensive spill prevention, preparedness and response program.

The program's Preparedness Section is currently looking for an Oil Spill Drill Coordinator (Environmental Planner 3). The successful candidate can be based either in Lacey, WA or Bellevue, WA .

This recruitment is open to transfer candidates within the Department of Ecology for five (5) calendar days per Article 4.3 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington and the Washington Federation of State Employees. To be considered, you must be a represented, permanent status Department of Ecology employee who is currently appointed to and holds permanent status in the Environmental Planner 3 classification. The most senior candidate meeting all of the criteria outlined in Article 4.3 will be appointed.

This position will ensure that the Spills Program has a focus on preparedness from oil spills to Washington waters and land, as well as effective and aggressive responses to oil and hazardous substances spills whenever they occur. The duties of this position will ensure that all programs activities and interactions with internal and external stakeholders comply with program expectations and agency's Vision and Code of Conduct.

The successful candidate will work to enhance the region's spill response capability through development of regional and local vessel and facility oil spill contingency plans and design of drills that test the effectiveness of the plans. This position contributes to the maintenance of the Northwest Area Contingency Plan and works closely with other state agencies, the state's higher education institutions, scientist, economists, private industry and response contractors, technology, manufacturers and system operators.


Required Qualifications

A master's degree or above with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field, AND two years of professional experience in land use, urban regional environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development.


One year of experience as an Environmental Planner 2 provided at least a Bachelor's degree is a field listed above or natural science has been achieved.

Additional two years of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development will substitute for the Master's degree provided a Bachelor's degree is in a field listed above or a natural science has been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Familiarity with oil spill response equipment, techniques, management.

Understanding of Geographic Response Plans and the Northwest Area Contingency Plan.

Experience in public speaking and successful participation on work teams.

Special Requirements

Must be able to obtain the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC card) which entails a detailed background check.

Able to obtain a US Passport or an Enhanced Washington State Drivers within 6 months from appointment.

Supplemental Information:

Application Instructions

To be considered, internal transfer candidates must submit an application through NeoGov by using one of the following options: completing the applicant profile, pasting the resume in the resume text field, or including the resume file as an attachment.

Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as 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.

Other Information

From July 1, 2011 through June 29, 2013, a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most state positions. The salary listed above includes this reduction. For specific information on the Temporary Salary Reduction, please click here .

If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6020 or e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov .

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. All employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the WFSE will, as a condition of employment, either become members of the WFSE and pay membership dues or, as non-members, pay a representation fee as described in the CBA, no later than the 30th day following the effective date of this CBA or the beginning of their employment.

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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