Northwest Environmental Business Council
  • 21-Feb-2018 to 31-Mar-2018 (PST)
  • WA State Department of Ecology
  • Lacey, WA, USA
  • $42,264.00 - $55,476.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible

The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Water Quality Grant and Loan Financial Specialist (Environmental Specialist 3) in the Water Quality Program. This position provides financial management for nonpoint pollution activity and stormwater management projects throughout Washington State. This position is located in our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA. We are looking for applicants who possess excellent communication, organization, and analytical skills. We are interested in meeting applicants who want to combine their strong science skills and technical knowledge in order to work collaboratively with the public, other government agencies, and tribes in protecting and preserving waters of Washington State.   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. To learn more about our agency, check us out on our websiteTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to sustain healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures that state waters support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health. The Water Quality Grant and Loan Financial Specialist manages state and federal grants and loans awarded to public entities and not-for-profit organizations for the planning, design, and implementation of water pollution control facilities and nonpoint source water pollution control activity projects. This includes:  

  • Serving as the staff financial manager on water quality improvement grant and loan projects.
  • Providing technical environmental assistance and administrative guidance to grant and loan recipients.
  • Providing technical and administrative support to the Water Quality Program regional office project managers and engineers.
  • Making technical and scientific recommendations regarding the development, coordination, and implementation of water quality financial and technical assistance programs and best management practices, particularly for stormwater management and nonpoint pollution activity projects.


Please Note: This project position is funded until June 30, 2021.

  This position will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be on March 16, 2018. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before March 15, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


Required Qualifications:   A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field AND two years of professional level experience in environmental analysis or control or environmental planning. Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education. A Master's degree in one of the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience. OR A Ph.D. in one of the above fields. OR One year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 2. The experience as an Environmental Specialist 2 can include assisting in any of the following areas: 1) performing field surveys or studies, 2) responding to complaints involving scientific or technical content, 3) preparing public meetings and hearings, 4) assistance with routine inspections or investigations requiring specialized knowledge of industry processes, pollutant sources or natural processes, 5) responding to routine inquires or requests for technical assistance involving scientific content, 6) special projects that are scientific in nature, 7) conducting routine sampling and testing analysis, interprets data, writing reports 8) performing basic sampling data review, 9) maintaining an environmental data base to support technical projects, 10) providing routine environmental technical and administrative assistance to grant/ contract/ loan recipients of environmental protection projects. Desired Qualifications:

  • Water quality experience in non-point pollution and/or stormwater management
  • Grant/loan financial management experience

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:  Must possess a valid driver's license.


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