Job Postings & Internship Opportunities

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  • March 20, 2023 11:25 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Water Resources (WR) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Operations Unit Supervisor (Environmental Planner 5) position. This position can be located in any one of the following offices:

    Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
    Northwest Region Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA.
    Central Region Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.
    Eastern Region Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA.

    Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

    Please Note: If the final location of this position is determined to be in our Northwest Region Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA. there will be an additional 5% pay increase due to its location in King County. In this instance the salary range will be $6,573 - $8,842 per month.

    In this newly established position, you will supervise a statewide operations and technical unit that supports several core business areas within the Water Resources Program, including water resources permitting, data management, compliance and enforcement, and technical analysis. You will work with a team to build and sustain statewide consistency, establish standard operating procedures to support core regulatory work, and provide technical service delivery to the program on projects of statewide significance. You will also manage priority operations-related process improvement projects, facilitate and lead statewide business teams, and help set the strategic direction for these teams and their work plans. You will be the program lead on Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act implementation and integration of environmental justice into core program work, and you will coordinate closely with the Office of Equity and Environmental Justice as new agency-level guidance becomes available.

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

    Program Mission: The mission of the Water Resources Program is to is to support sustainable water resources management to meet the present and future water needs of people and the natural environment, in partnership with Washington communities.

    Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for up to an 80% 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, we will review applications on March 31, 2023. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before March 30, 2023. If your application isn't received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date.

    SALARY: $75,120.00 - $101,052.00 Annually

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow this link: Operations Unit Supervisor (Environmental Planner 5)


  • March 16, 2023 12:45 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The City of Elgin (est. pop. 115,000) is seeking a seasoned, visionary leader to establish a transformative department at the forefront of local governmental communications.

    The ideal candidate will be cognizant of the current state of local journalism, social media and communications in the local governmental industry and be wholly committed to being a leader in establishing a new communications paradigm within the industry. The city’s Director of Communications and Engagement will work well in a team-centered environment focusing on collaboration, communication, and results.

    The Director of Communications and Engagement will be creating a new department and should have experience in managing and developing a team. The Director should have experience in managing a group of staff, encouraging feedback from the department team and providing direction as the expert in the room communications decisions. The Director will join the executive leadership team to assist in the decision making, policy analysis and other projects for the city and will readily engage with the community to build positive relationships and attain higher understanding of the city’s stakeholders to produce the most thoughtful reporting on the uniqueness of Elgin’s diverse community.

    A methodical, analytic thinker who continuously seeks and finds innovative and effective ways to share messaging and communication decisions is required. The Director of Communications and Engagement will bring competence in public speaking, crisis management, and exceptional oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated understanding of the different audiences for each medium and the way to best craft messages for each.

    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five years of professional experience is required, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity. Elgin offers a market competitive total rewards package that includes a base salary range between $121,968 and $163,449 depending on experience and qualifications. Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bakertilly/jobs/3698072/director-of-communications-and-engagement-elgin-illinois. For more information about this outstanding career opportunity contact Patty Heminover at patty.heminover@bakertilly.com or call (651) 968-7841. EOE

     


  • February 16, 2023 10:45 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Company: Peak Sustainability Group

    Job SummaryWe are seeking a Facilitation and Engagement Specialist to join our team of consultants. This position will provide facilitation and community engagement services as well as other support on projects ranging in topic from multi-interest watershed planning and management to climate mitigation and adaptation to land use prioritization and planning.

    Closing Date: February 23, 2023, 5 PM

    Link: https://peaksustainability.com/about-peak/employment/


  • February 16, 2023 10:42 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Join the Stepherson & Associates Communications team as a Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator and play a crucial role in supporting the planning, design, and construction of transportation, water, land use, and energy projects. In this role, you'll work with project teams to plan and implement public engagement processes, develop materials to communicate with the public, and plan events to connect with people and advance projects that benefit the community. One to two years of experience supporting communications, community outreach, public relations, or a related discipline is required. We encourage anyone with a bilingual or multicultural background to apply.

    Job Responsibilities

    Support implementation of engagement plans and outreach activities:

    • Work with a project team to plan, develop and implement community engagement activities.
    • Support the development of a range of project and engagement planning materials (i.e., fact sheets, FAQs, communications plans, surveys, questionnaires, presentations, etc.)
    • Research demographic and population data to inform equitable outreach practices that will engage underrepresented communities.
    • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data and summarize public input to create client-ready project updates and reports for internal and external audiences.
    • Create project website content and updates, as well as social media content and updates.
    • Track and draft responses to community correspondence and interactions. 
    • Coordinate logistics for in-person and online community events, workshops and meetings including the planning, coordination, and staffing.
    • Provide in-person, onsite, and door-to-door outreach to community members, neighbors, and businesses.  
    • Coordinate and staff onsite community events including tabling, event booths, pop-ups and other culturally responsive events.
    • Some projects may include supporting a project hotline and answering calls from the public.

    Desired qualifications:

    • Ability to understand and communicate complex technical information and concepts.
    • Experience implementing public engagement on infrastructure project(s) in the transportation, water, parks, energy, environmental, and/or land use sectors for public agencies.
    •  A commitment to, and experience in, implementing equitable engagement to reach marginalized communities.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience with editing and proofreading.
    • Strong relationship-building and listening skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a positive, respectful, and collaborative approach.
    • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Comfort working on high-profile and sometimes controversial issues and/or projects.
    • Experience and/or academic coursework in Urban and Regional Planning, Journalism, Communications, English, Political Science, Environmental Studies, or related field.

    Organizational values:  At S&A, we are expressly committed to equity and social justice, and as a team are centering equity through our work and our individual actions. We believe in supporting our staff in their personal and professional growth, providing new opportunities, building relationships, giving back and having fun! To support our staff in their personal and professional growth, all staff attend equity workshops, led by a professional facilitator who supports our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion journey.

    Workplace culture: S&A is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment that protects our employees, their families, and the broader community from COVID-19. All S&A staff are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. We are a hybrid workplace and work with employees to establish a schedule that works best for them and our teams. Most staff come into the office at least once per week. Staff managers work with employees to help to take full advantage of learning opportunities found through onsite collaboration and connection with colleagues and other project staff.

    Salary and benefits: S&A offers a salary commensurate with experience and competitive benefits. The salary range for this position is $54k-$70k annually. Benefits include paid vacation, sick, and volunteer days; paid holidays; bonuses; health coverage (medical, dental, vision); disability; parental leave; 401(k) with company match; transit pass; and free use of on-site fitness center.

    EEO: We encourage anyone with a bilingual or multicultural background to apply. S&A is an equal-opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

    To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to careers@stephersonassociates.com. We welcome work samples that demonstrate your strong communication skills.


  • February 16, 2023 10:37 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Looking to make a difference in your community? Join the Stepherson & Associates Communications team as an Engagement Project Manager and play a crucial role in supporting the planning, design, and construction of transportation, water, land use, and energy projects. S&A seeks a Project Manager with at least five (5) years of experience designing and implementing public involvement programs on transportation, water, land use, environmental and/or energy projects. We encourage anyone with a bilingual or multicultural background to apply.

    Responsibilities

    • Design, development, and implementation of public involvement and communications programs for multiple infrastructure projects, applying environmental justice principles that remove barriers to participation, with a positive, respectful, and collaborative approach.
    • Collaborate with and manage internal teams to delegate and complete work – providing mentorship that further develops the skills of the team.
    • Develop and oversee high-quality, client-ready, public-facing materials (i.e., engagement plans, communications plans, website content, fact sheets, email updates, surveys, questionnaires, press releases, social media and a range of other project materials, etc.), and other activities as necessary to support thoughtful, equitable and culturally relevant community engagement.
    • Plan, organize and facilitate online and in-person engagement activities (i.e., workshops, open houses, public meetings, etc.),
    • Represent projects, clients, and public agencies as needed to support project communications and relationship building in the community and with other agencies.
    • Closely track project activities, work with agency public information officers to ensure alignment of communications across projects and identify opportunities and risks.
    • Develop and manage scope, budget, and contract processes for assigned projects.
    • Build and maintain relationships with clients, agencies, and community-based organizations.
    • Lead internal engagement with other WMBE (women- and minority-owned business enterprise) consultants on the project team(s) to identify ways to support continued success and meet/exceed project utilization goals.
    • Assist with proposals and business development efforts as needed for key pursuits.

    Qualifications:

    • At least five (5) years of demonstrated experience designing and leading engagement programs designed to broaden public involvement and improve communications with community members, particularly for marginalized communities.
    • Demonstrated superior communications skills with the ability to translate complex technical information into easy-to-understand formats for non-technical audiences.
    • Ability to work collaboratively, navigate contentious and/or difficult conversations, resolve conflicts, propose thoughtful and innovative solutions, and gain agreement with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated experience leading dynamic teams on multiple projects of varying size and complexity, with a positive, respectful, and collaborative approach.
    • Demonstrated experience supporting public agencies to plan and implement public involvement in transportation, water, land use, environmental, and/or energy sectors.
    • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing communication and public involvement plans that use engagement tactics such as stakeholder interviews, public meetings, digital communications and website content, and the development of visually compelling collateral.
    • A commitment to and demonstrated experience in developing and implementing equitable engagement strategies to reach marginalized communities.
    • Experience managing defined scopes of work and working with clients to develop and implement public involvement strategies.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple deadlines for multiple projects.
    • Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive or controversial subjects with tact, kindness, and professionalism.
    • Ability to self-manage; be accountable for assigned projects, identify necessary actions, and proactively manage internal teams to deliver strong results with limited oversight.
    • Understanding of and commitment to the practice of public participation.
    • Strong relationship-building and listening skills.
    • Background in communications, community outreach, public relations, urban and regional, planning, environmental studies, environmental education, public policy, political science, orrelated field.

    Organizational values: At S&A, we are expressly committed to equity and social justice, and as a team are centering equity through our work and our individual actions. We believe in supporting our staff in their personal and professional growth, providing new opportunities, building relationships, giving back, and having fun! To support our staff in their personal and professional growth, all staff attend equity workshops, led by a professional facilitator who supports our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion journey.

    Workplace culture: S&A is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment that protects our employees, their families, and the broader community from COVID-19. All S&A staff are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. We are a hybrid workplace and work with employees to establish a schedule that works best for them and our teams. Most staff come into the office at least once per week. Staff managers work with employees to help to take full advantage of learning opportunities found through onsite collaboration and connection with colleagues and other project staff.

    Salary and benefits: S&A offers a salary commensurate with experience and competitive benefits. The salary range for this position is $75k-$100k. Benefits include paid vacation, sick, and volunteer days; paid holidays; bonuses; health coverage (medical, dental, vision); disability; parental leave; 401(k) with company match; transit pass; and free use of on-site fitness center.

    EEO: We encourage anyone with a bilingual or multicultural background to apply. S&A is an equal-opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

    To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to careers@stephersonassociates.com. We welcome work samples that demonstrate your strong project management and communications skills.


  • February 10, 2023 1:37 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST I

    Pay Rate Information – $68,000 to $78,000/year (Offer will be commensurate with experience)

    * If hired, candidate is required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no later than their start date or have a City of Ann Arbor approved medical / religious exemption.

    Benefits offered with this position include: Non-Union Benefits Summary 

    https://recruiting.ultipro.com/cit1009ca2/JobBoard/f90d5294-f62d-4de2-9878-31193309121c/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=c247c5d9-b552-4e9d-a55a-9263ef211036

    Role Summary

    Performs community/civic engagement responsibilities for city projects, policies, and programs, which includes assisting with development and implementation of engagement plans and strategies. Implementation efforts includes development and distribution of public notices, staffing engagement activities, collecting, organizing, and analyzing input, creating reports, and helping with staff education and training. Assists with coordination and implementation of physical and natural infrastructure planning projects. This position includes administrative and professional work.

    Duties

    Duties are performed under the direct supervision of the Public Services Chief of Staff or designee and may include the following:

    Essential Duties

    • Provide project management support and project coordination for public services initiatives, particularly as related to public involvement in the decision-making process.

    • Work with Project Managers to develop community engagement plans and strategies for their projects.

    • Make recommendations on the appropriate level of community involvement in decision-making on projects, policies, and programs across the public services area.

    • Recommend appropriate engagement techniques for public participation.

    • Coordinate with consultants on community engagement efforts and City of Ann Arbor standards for effective engagement.

    • Assist with development and distribution of community notifications about engagement opportunities in coordination with Communications staff. Includes multi-media forms of notification such as email, printed letters/postcards/flyers, phone calls, and other.

    • Actively participate in City’s equitable engagement efforts focused on inclusion.

    • Assist with the development of, and serve as an ambassador for, internal community engagement tools.

    • Assist with the development and delivery of internal staff training for meeting facilitation, engagement best practices, and city policies/tools/practices related to engagement.

    • Help prepare for and staff community engagement activities, such as project meetings and outreach efforts, as needed.

    • Summarize and analyze results from engagement activities, identify common themes, and determine next steps and follow-up items.

    • Serve as a Staff Liaison to various internal and external groups, as needed.

    • Plan and lead meetings with internal and external groups.

    • Work cooperatively with city units and external groups.

    • Perform research, planning and technical analyses related to community engagement.

    • Assist Senior Engagement Specialist with larger projects, as assigned.

    • Identify and respond to issues within the unit, service area, or citywide, seeking continuous improvements in the city’s community engagement process and practices.

    Related Work

    • Coordinate with other units, service areas, agencies, municipalities and organizations to advance quality, equitable, community engagement.

    • Present plans and design concepts effectively at public meetings.
    • Address complaints from citizens and others.
    • Organize and facilitate public involvement processes.
    • Assist in the preparation of grant applications, as needed.
    • Participate in orientation and training of permanent and temporary employees.
    • Develop graphics and other communication materials necessary to convey information.
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)

    • Principles and practices of community engagement, basic urban planning principles, and basic principles of local government operations.

    • Computers and software applications used in business settings (e.g. word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, graphics, and databases).

    • Public engagement and facilitation techniques and strategies.

    • Customer service principles.

    • Working knowledge of equity and contemporary race and social justice issues.

    • Simple budget preparation practices and analysis of data.

    Skills and Ability to:(position requirements at entry)

    • Organize people, information, and materials.

    • Handle groups of people that may have differing opinions, and determine productive next steps in these scenarios.

    • Maintain control of meetings and events with large groups of people.

    • Make decisions and problem solve.

    • Set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, and meet critical deadlines.
    • Communicate effectively through strong oral and written communication.
    • Develop and maintain non-partisan, respectful and effective working relationships with all levels within the organization.
    • Negotiate effective and creative solutions to difficult conflicts.
    • Listen effectively to thoroughly understand the intended message.
    • Collaborate and engage in shared exploration.
    • Have resilience to engage in deep, challenging work.
    • Coordinate, analyze and independently perform technical research and present the results.
    • Apply appropriate policies, regulations, and procedures.
    • Advance racial and social justice.
    • Be curious, continually learn, and engage in self-reflection.

    Education, Training and Experience (position requirements at entry)

    Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Natural Resources/Environmental Science, or a closely related field.
    • At least two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in community engagement, planning, or related experience.
    • At least one (1) year of experience in project or program management.
    • Public speaking experience; developing and delivering presentations.
    • The City of Ann Arbor, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.

    Preferred:

    Certification in community engagement, facilitation or related field (e.g., International Association for Public Participation or National Charette Institute)


  • January 24, 2023 12:57 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Company: Puget Sound Energy (Washington state utility)

    https://jobs.pse.com/job/Snoqualmie-Communications-Initiatives-Program-Mgr-WA-98065/977679500/

    Job summary:

    PSE's Communications Initiatives team is looking for a communications and public engagement profession alto join our dynamic team! The Communications Initiatives Program Manager will be responsible for the effective management and implementation of the communications and public outreach strategy for some of PSE’s most complex infrastructure projects.

    PSE aspires to be a beyond net zero carbon company by 2045. This position will be integral in telling our story about how PSE’s infrastructure projects fit into that goal while providing safe, clean and reliable energy service for our customers and communities.

    If you’re a communicator who enjoys educating and engaging customers and communities on complex projects or issues, advocating for our customers during project planning and implementation, and working on cross-functional project teams to meet common goals, we encourage you to apply!

    PSE is on a journey toward a more flexible, equitable, and innovative workplace as we progress to be our customers’ clean energy partner of choice. Our team is currently working fully remotely, and we will have future workplace flexibility as jobs allow.

    Closing date: open until filled


  • January 24, 2023 12:56 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Oregon Water Resources Department (WRD) seeks to hire two full-time, permanent Community Engagement Coordinators (Natural Resource Specialist 4, with an NRS 3 underfill option). As a Community Engagement Coordinator, you will empower and partner with the public and communities to understand their water situation and pursue solutions to meet the water needs of Oregon’s communities, environment, and economy. You will serve as an agency expert on public participation working with other WRD communications and engagement staff to improve community understanding of local water challenges and decisions and increase community voice in water management decisions. You will be a liaison between WRD and those who live, work, or have an interest in a place on water budget development, groundwater basin studies, development and implementation of place-based integrated water resources plans, or other agency-led initiatives as assigned. Your work will primarily focus on the North Central or Southwest Region of Oregon.  You will be a member of the Planning, Collaboration, and Investments Section within the Director’s Office, reporting to the Manager of that section. Consider joining our team and advancing our mission to practice and promote responsible water management in Oregon! Learn more about the Department

    What you will do 

    Public engagement is critical to WRD fulfilling its mission and ensuring the public plays a meaningful role in the pursuit of a secure water future. As an agency expert in public engagement, you will: 

    • Develop and coordinate public engagement plans, outreach, and strategies for increased engagement in and understanding of high priority agency projects such as water budgets and groundwater studies. 
    • Implement strategies to engage all communities, especially underserved and marginalized people, impacted by water management decisions using a variety of tools and methods including workshops, public meetings, market research, public information and advertising campaigns, visuals, and more. 
    • Coordinate and facilitate stakeholder, work group, and public meetings, formulating agendas, public meeting notices, meeting materials, and approach for engagement. 
    • Effectively communicate science, law, and policy to the public, working with technical and communication staff to translate technical efforts or findings into materials accessible and understandable by a general audience. 
    • Work with basins to identify how they want to use water budgets, groundwater study results, and other data in preparing for their water future. 
    • Support development of locally-led integrated water resources plans and implementation of state-recognized plans if present in the geographic area of responsibility. 

    What’s in it for you? 

    The opportunity to:  

    • Help members of the public, tribes, and stakeholders engage in Department activities and projects including groundwater basin studies, data and technical initiatives, and water management efforts so that they are empowered to speak into and help shape their water future. 
    • Support a sustainable water future for Oregon’s economy, environment, and communities.  
    • Join an organization with smart, driven co-workers who care about public service, water resources, and their co-workers. 
    • Work with a team that welcomes new ideas. 

    Natural Resource Specialist 4 Salary – The State of Oregon conducts a pay equity analysis to determine what pay step within the salary range to offer the successful candidate based on the experience documented in your application. See below for salary ranges. 

    SALARY

    NON-PERS eligible

    (this includes most new hires to state government. Employees typically gain PERS eligibility after six months of state service)

    PERS eligible

    (this is typically current or former employees of Oregon state or local government, public schools, universities, etc. 6% is deducted for PERS) 

    Natural Resource Specialist 4

    $5,396 - $8,292 monthly 

    $5,771 - $8,870 monthly 

    Underfill Natural Resource Specialist 3

    $4,693 - $7,180 monthly

    $5,019 - $7,678 monthly

     

    Other Benefits – We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: 

    • Exceptional medical, vision and dental plans with employees paying 1-5% of the total premium. 
    • Leave accrual starting at 8 hours of sick and 8 hours of vacation leave per month, with your vacation leave accruals increasing every 5 years. 
    • Access to and additional four days of discretionary leave - 3 days of personal business leave and one day of Governor’s Leave to use at your discretion each year. 
    • Eleven paid holidays per year. 
    • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), including a pension and employer contributions to the Individual Account Program. 
    • Optional benefits (such as term life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, long-term care, health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, enrollment in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program with a wide variety of investment options). 
    • Represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 
    • The opportunity to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program  (must qualify). 

    What we are looking for?  

    We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualifications listed below. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the qualifications of this position, please contact the hiring manager to discuss your application.  

    See the full job posting for the minimum qualifications for the NRS 4 and NRS 3 levels of Oregon state government employment.  In addition to these minimum qualifications, we are looking for the following:

    • Expertise in public engagement – You have experience developing and executing project-based community engagement strategies as well as creating content for materials for community engagement and public involvement. 
    • Experience coordinating workgroups - You are a formally trained and experienced facilitator , able to facilitate work groups made up of diverse interests tackling natural resource issues. 
    • Effective communication – You must be able to listen to and communicate with various parties on contentious issues, maintaining solid relationships. You are able to communicate technical topics in plain language to a wide variety of audiences, including scientists, policy makers, stakeholders, and the public, including historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. 
    • Equity and environmental justice – You are informed and engaged with issues of equity and environmental justice and seek to continue to learn and grow in these areas. You are experienced in creating safe spaces and meaningful engagement opportunities for those who have been historically underrepresented, harmed, or disproportionately affected by natural resource management decisions. 
    • Critical thinking skills – You have the ability to identify connections and generate ideas for navigating complex problems. 
    • Excellent organization skills and detail-oriented – You can keep track of project progress, timelines, deadlines, and deliverables, while also coordinating with project partners. 

    Where will you work? 

    Our priority is to hire a Community Engagement Coordinator to serve the North Central Region. We may also fill a position that focuses its service on the Southwest Region of Oregon.   The final candidates can choose between duty stations: 

    • North Central Region focused position – One position will focus on serving in the North Central Region of Oregon and can be based in Salem or Pendleton, Oregon.  
    • Southwest Region focused position - One position will focus on serving in the Southwest Region of Oregon and can be based in Salem or Medford, Oregon.  

    What are the working conditions?  

    This position may work remotely and/or in an office environment. The position can work remotely on a schedule agreed upon by the manager and employee. Overnight travel will be required within the region to attend meetings, develop relationships, learn about the basin geography and water issues, etc. Overnight travel will be more frequent if you are based in Salem. This position requires a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. 

    How to apply:  

    • Provide a brief (no more than 1 page) cover letter, to the attention of Kim Fritz-Ogren, indicating why you are interested in, and a good candidate for the position. 
    • Provide a resume (no more than 4 pages) indicating your experience pertinent to the required qualifications and desired attributes in this announcement. 

    Follow this link to learn more and apply.


  • 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)


  • January 10, 2023 1:17 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    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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