Climate Change: Cap-and-Invest Outreach and Education Specialist (COEES4) (In-Training)

January 24, 2023 12:33 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill a Climate Change: Cap-and-Invest Outreach and Education Specialist (COEES4) (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 to help our state meet its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050.
Officially launched on Jan. 1, 2023, Washington’s program is only the second such economy-wide program in the nation and the work of implementing this program has only just begun. 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 already hard at work and looking to hire a diverse range of mission-focused professionals to help us bring this important legislation to life.

As a Cap-and-Invest Outreach and Education Specialist, you will be part of the policy unit within the CCA Implementation Group, leading education and outreach efforts to inform the public about the Climate Commitment Act generally, and the Cap-and-Invest Program specifically.  You will be responsible for leading effective community outreach and policy education, including strategic engagement with participating businesses, key stakeholders, Tribes, the Legislature, and the general public.
Note: This position offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress through the Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist (COEES) field and achieve the goal class of a COEES4. Candidates will be considered at the COEES3 and COEES4 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 are subject to change.

Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of February 6, 2023. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before February 5, 2023. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

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 ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth *Click here for more information. 

SALARY: $48,156.00 - $75,120.00 Annually

If you are interested in applying or would like to know more, please following this link: Climate Change: Cap-and-Invest Outreach and Education Specialist (COEES4) (In-Training)

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