The Department of Ecology is Hiring!
Science and Engineering Section Manager (WMS Band 2)
$6,469.92 - $8,075.00 Monthly
$77,639.00 - $96,900.00 Annually
$77,639.00 - $96,900.00 Annually
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
Are you a strong leader that can manage a team of seasoned professionals who provide the scientific basis and technical support for statewide clean air and climate change policy?
The Department of Ecology is looking for an experienced environmental professional, scientist and effective manager to join our Air Quality program management team as the Science and Engineering Section Manager.
Our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create a work environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.
The successful candidate will play an important role within a leadership team in how our state, region and nation respond to air quality issues including climate change. If your career has focused on protecting, preserving and enhancing the environment or public health, this may be the position for you.
The Air Quality program management team members are strategic thinkers. We influence state and federal clean air law and major policies with strong science and develop plans, policies and agreements on air quality issues with state and national significance.
The Science and Engineering Section Manager leads the development and analysis of Air Quality data and analysis to understand and respond to high-profile, technically complex environmental issues. We work in a fast paced, politically-sensitive environment while balancing competing public demands.
High profile issues routinely involve coordination with the agency director, business and environmental leaders.
To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov.
Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts
This high-energy position serves as a collaborative and integrated member of the Air Quality management team. The successful candidate reports directly to our Air Quality Program Manager, located at our headquarters in Lacey, Washington.
The successful candidate will manage a biennial budget of approximately $2 million and is accountable for supporting, managing, and coordinating the section’s professional and technical staff.
The position manages a section of 12 environmental specialists, environmental engineers, toxicologists and atmospheric scientists.
This talented and seasoned team works collaboratively with headquarters and regional team members and external stakeholders to accomplish the following:
The Science and Engineering Section Manager:
This position is open until filled, with an initial screening on April 20, 2015. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before April 19, 2015. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment anytime after the initial screening date.
A bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental studies, environmental engineering, physical or biological sciences or relatedfield.
Five years of environmental project management, regulatory or technical experience.
A minimum of 18 months supervisory experience managing technical staff.
Knowledge of advanced principles of management, budget planning, strategic planning, environmental or environmental healthscience and personnel administration.
Ability to decipher multiple local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding environmental management and administrative procedure requirements.
A master’s degree or higher in environmental studies, environmental engineering, physical or biological sciences or related field.
At least two years air quality-related project management, regulatory or technical experience.
Three years experience supervising technical staff in a complex political environment.
For immediate consideration, please apply online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1110879.
Lisa Knutson-Sealey | Senior Human Resource Consultant
Department of Ecology, Human Resources Office
Phone: 360.407.6020 | Fax: 360.407.6190 | Mailstop: 47600