The Department of Ecology’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are still hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. The majority of our staff are currently working from home; we have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.
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 Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (SPPR) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Maritime Risk Lead (Marine Transportation Safety Specialist 3) position. This position is located in either our Headquarters in Lacey, WA or our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) Located in Shoreline, WA.
The Maritime Risk Lead position is responsible for leading complex projects to identify and reduce oil spill risks; and improve oil spill prevention, preparedness, and response. This position will provide project management for studies and analyses; produce reports to the Legislature; manage risk assessment contracts; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with tribes, public officials, the regulated maritime community, and other community groups; and provide guidance and subject matter expertise to a team of vessel inspectors.
We are looking for applicants who have expertise in vessel and maritime operations, and experience with complex project management and analysis projects, including risk assessments.
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.
Local efforts… Diverse people… Statewide impacts
Ecology’s mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment, and promote the wise management of our air, land, and water. Ecology’s goals are to prevent pollution, clean up pollution, and support sustainable communities and natural resources.
The Spills Program’s mission is to protect Washington’s environment, public health and safety through a comprehensive spill prevention, preparedness, and response program. The Spills Program’s vision is to prevent, prepare for, and respond aggressively to oil spills; to be our best for the State of Washington. Our Spills goal is “zero spills”.
Some of the key work activities of the Maritime Risk Lead position include:
- Provide project management for studies and analyses.
- Create, maintain, and manage project plans.
- Research oil spill risk topics and conduct analysis to meet project requirements.
- Lead or participate in outreach events with tribes, stakeholders, and the public.
- Manage risk assessment contracts.
- Produce Ecology publications and reports to the Legislature.
- Provide guidance and subject matter expertise to a team of vessel inspectors.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The Initial screening will be March 4, 2021. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before March 3, 2021.
Please Note: The salary posted above does not include the additional 5% premium pay that this position will receive if the position’s final location is in King County.
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Marine Transportation, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, or closely related field to include the Maritime Environmental Sciences from an accredited four year college or university AND four years of experience in the field of marine transportation, marine engineering, or vessel inspection.
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Marine Transportation, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, or closely related field to include the Maritime Environmental Sciences from an accredited four year college or university AND proof of a valid or expired United States Coast Guard license as a Master or Mate (of 1600 Gross Tons or greater) or Chief or Assistant Engineer.
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Marine Transportation, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, or closely related field AND three years of experience as a Marine Transportation Safety Specialist 2 (MTSS2) performing marine inspection activities. Complete documentation of experience is required in the application.
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.
- Experience with complex project management and with leading teams toward meeting performance metrics.
- Project management certification or training.
- Experience with risk assessments and analysis.
- Experience with meeting facilitation and presenting information.
- Experience with report writing and editing.
- Experience and training with contract management.
- Experience with Safety Management Systems.
- Experience with investigations and root cause analysis.
- Knowledge of design, construction, and operation of vessels.
- Knowledge of international, federal, and state maritime and environmental regulations.
Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
- This position is part of the Spills Program Incident Management Team (IMT) and Crisis Management Team and is required to complete Incident Command System (ICS) training at the level of 100, 300, 700 and 800.
- Maintain HAZWOPER certification annually and continual training as required by the Program as they come available to maintain IMT position qualifications.
- Be able to obtain the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) which entails a detailed background check.Hold and maintain eligibility and certification to permit travel to and from Canada, including passport or Enhanced Driver’s License.
- Hold and maintain a valid Washington driver’s license and be able to operate a state-owned motor vehicle.
- Position requires a willingness and ability to occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and travel statewide or out-of-state including occasional after-hours inspections, which could occur during the workweek or on weekends.
- Travel may be in a state-owned motor vehicle, commercial launch, or commercial or contracted aircraft.
- Incumbent works in environments with a broad range of health and safety concerns. Ecology provides periodic testing through a mandatory medical monitoring program.
Why work for Ecology?
Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State’s environment.
A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.
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
Student debt and how working for Ecology can help
Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information
Please complete the short on-line application, supplemental questions and upload:
- Your current chronological resume.
- A cover letter explaining how you fit the requirements of the position.
- Three professional references with current contact information.
- Please to do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.
- 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.
When attaching documents to your application (Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):
- Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc.
- Do not attach documents that are password protected as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded.
It is in the candidate’s best interest to submit all of the documents requested above. Applications without these documents may be declined.
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.”
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This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology.
This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.
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, military spouses 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.