The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill the Senior Environmental Planner, Cap-and-Invest Program and Emissions-Intensive Trade-Exposed Industries (Environmental Planner 5) (In-Training) position. This position will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.
The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington and to protect our State’s environment for current and future generations. In 2021, Washington’s Legislature passed the landmark Climate Commitment Act (CCA) – a sweeping piece of legislation that directs Ecology to develop and implement the state’s first Cap-and-Invest Program and commits our state to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050.
Washington’s Cap-and-Invest program is only the second such economy-wide program in the nation, and Ecology has been directed by the Legislature to have it up and running by January 1, 2023. It’s a big task with even bigger long-term impacts on the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and the global fight against climate change. Air Quality’s CCA Implementation Group is hard at work and looking to hire a diverse range of mission-focused professionals to help us bring this important legislation to life.
In this role, you will be the agency’s lead expert in emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries (EITEs) as part of the State’s Cap-and-Invest program while furthering policy and statutory objectives and ensuring a successful program. This position will coordinate the design and development of key policies and guidance on EITEs and the auction and market program, which is a top priority of the agency, Legislature, and Governor’s Office.
Please Note: This is a project position that is funded until June, 2027. The Funding for this position has a high probability of being renewed for the next bi-annual budget.
Note: This position offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress through the Environmental Planner field and achieve the goal class of an Environmental Planner 5. Candidates will be considered at the Environmental Planner 4 and 5 levels, depending on their qualifications. For salary levels for each, please see the qualifications section.
Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for a tele-work schedule. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and is subject to change.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of January 23, 2023. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before January 22, 2023. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
Salary: $75,120.00 - $98,592.00 Annually
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.
If you’re interested in applying, please follow this link: Cap-and-Invest Emissions-Intensive Trade-Exposed Industries (Environmental Planner 5) (In-Training)
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