Climate Change: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Engineer (Environmental Engineer 2) (In-Training)

Washington State Department of Ecology Published: November 14, 2022
Location
300 Desmond Dr SE, Lacey, WA
Skill Level
Mid Level, Entry Level
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Engineering

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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen 

  • Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology.
  • In 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed ESHB 1112 to transition away from the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are chemicals commonly used in air conditioning systems, in refrigeration, as propellants, and in the production of insulating foams.
  • HFCs are extremely potent greenhouse gases. Reducing HFCs in products substantially decreases public exposure to harmful pollutants and helps address climate change.

Washington has adopted ground-breaking legislation to address climate change by sharply reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and achieve carbon neutrality. Do you care passionately about climate change? Are you seeking a challenging and rewarding job in which you will be directly addressing the climate crisis? Then join us as we implement this historic legislation.

Position Overview 
 
The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill two Climate Change: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Engineer (Environmental Engineer 2) (In-Training) positions. These positions 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 reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050.

Washington’s 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 (GHG) 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 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Engineer, you will be reviewing GHG emissions reports from entities, like fuel suppliers and industrial facilities, and evaluating the reports for accurate, timely and complete data. You will also prepare engineering calculations, provide technical analysis, conduct inspections and audits, make recommendations for violation and noncompliance, and assist with the third-party verification program.

Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for a tele-work schedule. 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 December 5, 2022. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before December 4, 2022. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
 
About the Department of Ecology
 
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. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embraces the value of people.
 
Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:
 
  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
  • An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities. 
  • A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings.
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations. 

  • Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
  • Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
  • Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.
    •  We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued. 

Duties

What you will do as a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Engineer:

  • Under the oversight of a Professional Engineer, review greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions report submissions from entities, such as industrial facilities, transportation fuel suppliers, and electric power entities, for accuracy and completeness of facility information. 
  • Calculate and review reported carbon or energy intensity based on facility processes, applying engineering knowledge and principles.
  • Conduct engineering analyses and review protocols, policies, and guidance for effective and consistent implementation of the greenhouse gas reporting program.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships and ongoing communication with reporting and regulated entities and stakeholders by providing proactive, timely information and answering technical questions.

Learn more about what it is like to be an Engineer at the Department of Ecology.

Qualifications

This is an In-Training Position. The goal class for this position is Environmental Engineer (EE2). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the College Career Graduate – Engineer Technology (CCGET) and at the Environmental Engineer 1 level. If the finalist meets the requirements for the CCGET or EE1 levels, they will be hired in at that level and placed into a training program to become an EE2 within a specified period of time.
 
Required Qualifications:

Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, educational and volunteer experience. See below for how you may qualify.
 
At the College Career Graduate – Engineer Technology level: Salary Range 49 ($4,013-$5,268 monthly) (In-training)

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical, industrial, or related field.
 
At the Environmental Engineer 1 level: Salary Range 55 ($4,656-$6,105 monthly) (In-training)

Option 1:

An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical, industrial, or related field AND one year of environmental engineering experience.
 
Experience may include a combination of the following:

  • Providing technical assistance to consultants, industry, local authorities, the public, municipal officials, agency staff, and engineers on environmental engineering problems and regulatory compliance.
  • Making general investigations and/or surveys of waste generation, water, and air pollution, or other environmental engineering problems.  
  • Preparing engineering reports and technical data.

Option 2:

A Master's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, industrial, or related field.
 
At the Environmental Engineer 2 level: Salary Range 61 ($5,399-$7,085 monthly) Goal Class
Option 1:An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical, industrial, or related field AND two years of environmental engineering experience.
 
Experience may include a combination of the following:

  • Providing technical assistance to consultants, industry, local authorities, the public, municipal officials, agency staff, and engineers on environmental engineering problems and regulatory compliance.
  • Making general investigations and/or surveys of waste generation, water, and air pollution, or other environmental engineering problems.  
  • Preparing engineering reports and technical data.

Option 2:

A Master's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, industrial, or related field AND one year of environmental engineering experience, which may include a combination of experience as described above.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: 

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Desired Qualifications:

We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.

  • Knowledge of greenhouse gases, climate change, emissions calculations and/or energy accounting. 
  • Engineering-in-Training certificate desirable.

Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.

Supplemental Information

Ecology seeks diverse applicants: 

We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Need an Accommodation in the application and/or screening process or this job announcement in an alternative format?

  • Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: careers@ecy.wa.gov and we will be happy to assist.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can reach the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.
  • If you are reading this announcement in print format, please enter the following URL to your search engine to apply: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology.  

Application Instructions:

It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.

  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
  • A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
  • Three professional references.

Note: Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

For Your Privacy:

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. 

Additional Application Instructions for Current 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.

Application Attestation: 

  • The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful.
  • The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed. 

Other Information:

  • If you have specific questions about the position, please email Luke Martland at: Luke.Martland@ecy.wa.gov.
  • Please do not contact Luke to inquire about the status of your application.
  • To request the full position description: email careers@ecy.wa.gov

Why work for Ecology?

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.

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 your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work 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 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 

Student debt - how working for Ecology can help:

Collective Bargaining:

  • This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative. 

Note: 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. 

Need an Accommodation in the application and/or screening process or this job announcement in an alternative format?

  • Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: careers@ecy.wa.gov and we will be happy to assist.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing you can reach the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.
  • If you are reading this announcement in print format, please enter the following URL to your search engine to apply: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology.

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.

Note: 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. 

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