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Supervising Engineer - Environmental Engineer 5 - Permanent - *02504-23

Employer
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location
Olympia, Washington State
Salary
$82,896.00 - $111,552.00 Annually
Closing date
May 21, 2023

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Specialty
Environmental Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer, Project Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Government

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FULL-TIME/PERMANENT
SUPERVISING ENGINEER

Environmental Engineer 5 (EE5)
Capital and Asset Management Program (CAMP)

Olympia, Washington – Thurston County

This recruitment is posted open continuously.  First review of applications will be September 5, 2022.  Application review will be ongoing, and therefore we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once selections have been made.

We are seeking a results-driven Environmental Engineer to join our CAMP program and assist in the restoration and construction of facilities for fish supplementation, water distribution, fish passage, wildlife viewing, marine and inland recreational water access and general Department infrastructure facilities. 

The Capital and Asset Management Program (CAMP) mission is to serve the Department by delivering technical and professional engineering, construction, and maintenance to sustain facilities, infrastructure and ecosystems under the Department’s care. 

 

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Bald Eagle and the Capitol – Photo credit: Larry James

 

With that in mind, 

This is an opportunity to utilize your excellent judgement and subject knowledge making skills to product decisions that will withstand the “test of time.”

In this dynamic role, you will build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual trust.

The optimal applicants are results oriented, creative, and resourceful; using intelligence, common sense, hard work, and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges.

 

Duties

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Leque Island Estuary Restoration Project – Photo Credit: Paul DeBruyn

Our Environment Engineer will,

Manage engineering projects:

  • Prepares preliminary engineering designs, cost estimates, feasibility studies, final engineering designs
  • Plans and specifications utilizing technical design and analysis skills in structural, hydraulic and environmental engineering to support the Department’s mission.
  • Reviews and/or approves detailed engineering plans and specifications, site plans, engineering reports and/or operation and maintenance of environmental systems.
  • Develops project scopes of work.
  • Develops and monitors project schedules.
  • Prepares, reviews, and negotiates with applicable parties for environmental permits, regulatory orders and environmental plans and monitoring programs for assigned program(s).
  • Develop and monitor project budgets. 

Supervise and mentor staff:

  • Sets goals and objectives, develops strategies to implement, and develops performance measurements and standards for the purpose of ensuring individual and program performance objectives are met.
  • Develops the Performance Development Plan (PDP) for each assigned employee within unit; creates or updates position descriptions; monitors and documents employee performance; provides on-going feedback regarding levels of performance and conducts timely and meaningful employee performance evaluations.
  • Manages personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc. in a positive manner for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • 80% Office: Duties are performed in an office setting. This position requires extensive computer use and sitting. 
    • 20% Travel/Field: Work in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, or snow. May encounter rough terrain, riverbanks, slippery slopes, and other surfaces.
  • Schedule:
    • 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Monday-Friday.
    • Additional work hours are anticipated during the construction season.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Computer hardware and software, cell phones, and Office 365 Products

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of a valid Washington State Professional Engineering License (or the ability to obtain one within six months of employment through reciprocity) 
  • Driver’s license recognized as valid under Washington State Law and acceptable driving record.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or mechanical engineering or equivalent experience.
  • On the job training beyond education requirements in a diverse work setting for at least five (5) years.
  • Knowledge of fish hatchery operations, fish behavior, fish passage and screening regulations, Public Works contracting laws and regulations.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
WDFW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment.
You will be required to provide proof of vaccination as part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials - your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor before you will be allowed to work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes.
 

Supplemental Information

Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.
 
In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
  • A current resume. 
  • Three professional references. 
  • Copies of all applicable professional licenses/certifications.

IMPORTANT NOTES: 
All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link:  https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents

JOIN THE WDFW TEAM:
Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW!
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field.  We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

WDFW 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.

UNION – WFSE: 
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).  This recruitment may be used to fill positions in addition to those listed.  

  

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VETERAN PREFERENCE NOTICE:

To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following:

  • Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov.
  • Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.

 

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE NOTICE: 

To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:

  • Notify us of your military spouse status by email at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov.  
  • Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.

 

Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov.

 

As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully.  All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife 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, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.  

Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.com.

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