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Job Opening: Facility Engineer (Environmental Engineer 2) (In-Training)


Position: Facility Engineer (Environmental Engineer 2) (In-Training)
Company: State of Washington
Location: Lacey WA US

Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

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. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.

The Waste 2 Resources (W2R) program is looking to fill a Facility Engineer (Environmental Engineer 2) (In-Training) position. This position will be located in our Headquarters Building (HQ) in Lacey, WA.

The Facility Engineer position performs the full range of environmental engineering duties associated with regulating some of the largest industries in the state by issuing air, water, solid and dangerous waste permits and ensuring compliance with air, water, solid waste, hazardous waste, and toxics cleanup rules and regulations in order to minimize the industries’ impact to air, land, and water. We are looking for applicants who are able to work independently, are attentive to details, are able to effectively communicate with both professionals and nonprofessionals, and are creative problem solvers.

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.ecy.wa.gov .

Local efforts… Diverse people… Statewide impacts

The mission of the Waste 2 Resources (W2R) program is to reduce the amount and the effects of wastes generated in Washington State.

Some of the key work activities of the Facility Engineer position at the Environmental Engineer 2 level include:

Under the supervision of a registered Professional Engineer, performs the full-range of professional environmental engineering duties associated with air emissions, wastewater discharges, solid and hazardous waste management, and cleanup issues for major industrial facilities as assigned. This includes:

Drafting and negotiating air operating permits, construction approval orders, and water quality permits.

Reviewing engineering designs for air pollution control systems, wastewater treatment systems, hazardous waste treatment systems, site cleanup treatment systems, and other equipment/procedures.

Reviewing and evaluating engineering reports, monitoring plans, pollution prevention plans, closure/post-closure plans, and other required reports and documents.

Responding to and investigating air, solid/dangerous waste, and water quality complaints in cooperation with other programs.

Prepares and delivers department findings at public hearings relating to issuing air and water quality permits.

Acts as a liaison between assigned facilities and other public agencies and sections within Ecology.

Plans and performs environmental inspections, audits, and monitoring studies to ensure compliance with state and federal air quality, water quality, dangerous waste, and solid waste regulations.

Makes recommendations for enforcement actions based on a review of monitoring reports, inspection results, and complaint investigations.

Analyzes and interpret RCWs, WACs, internal policies, procedures and guidance documents to provide technical assistance to industrial facilities and answer questions from the public. This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be January 16, 2017. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before January 15, 2017. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date .

To broaden the candidate pool, we will consider candidates that qualify at the Environmental Engineer 1 or 2 levels. Please read the qualifications section below to learn more about this exciting career growth and in-training opportunity.

The goal class for this position is an Environmental Engineer 2 (EE2). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Environmental Engineering 1 and 2 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the EE1 level then they will be placed into a training program to become a EE2 within a specified period of time.

At the Environmental Engineer 2 Level: Pay Range 61 ($4644 – $6095) Monthly

A Master’s degree in one of the following engineering fields, sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resources, environmental, chemical, mechanical or related field.


One (1) year of environmental engineering experience.


A Bachelor’s degree in one of the following engineering fields, sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resources, environmental, chemical, mechanical or related field.


Two (2) years of environmental engineering experience.

At the Environmental Engineer 1 Level: Pay Range 55 ($4005 – $5253) Monthly

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


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 resources, environmental, chemical, mechanical or related field.


One (1) year of environmental engineering experience.

NOTE : The required education must include at least 15 quarter credits or 10 semester credits of course work in air and water pollution control, waste management, and environmental sampling and analysis.

Application Instructions:
Please include the following documents as an attachment to your application:

A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of 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 call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail [email protected] . Please do not call this number or 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 Stephanie Ogle at: [email protected] . Please do not contact Stephanie 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. 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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