Stream Restoration Program Manager – TPS5
Stream Restoration Program Manager – TPS5
The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Environmental Services office is looking to fill the role of Stream Restoration Program Manager in our office in Olympia, WA. This position supervises the Stream Restoration Program, a functional organizational unit within the agency.
This position oversees and provides technical support for the biological components of statewide programs that establish fish passage at stream crossings and protect and restore stream habitat near state highways. This work helps support the agency’s objectives for environmental protection.
At WSDOT, we honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. If you would like to join our team-oriented environment and enjoy continuously changing environment, and yet with a great deal of career stability and growth, definitely consider a career opportunity with WSDOT.
This position will perform the following work:
- Plan, direct, manage and control activities of the Stream Restoration Program within the Environmental Services Office, including managing the program budget and related work orders, and consultant contracts.
- Work with other intra-agency managers to develop/coordinate Legislative budget requests related to environmental retrofits.
- Direct scientific studies conducted by the agency or others in relevant subject areas.
- Serve as a liaison of WSDOT in coordination with state and federal agencies and Indian Tribes related to policies and implementation of fish passage and restoration projects.
- Serve as an agency expert on stream restoration including correcting fish passage and environmental deficiencies.
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
- Bachelor of Science degree or graduate degree in biology, ecology, ecological restoration, fish and wildlife science, environmental studies, or closely related field.
- Five years of professional experience in environmental biology and ecology.
- Knowledge of federal/state/local environmental regulations related to waters of the state, transportation planning, and developing/negotiating policy and regulatory guidance.
- Understanding of techniques and construction methods for designing or retrofitting barriers for fish passage.
- Knowledge of budgetary and project programing processes.
- Experience negotiating, developing and managing contracts and understanding of budgetary and project-programing processes.
- Valid driver’s license.
How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large “apply” button at the top of this announcement. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.
Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Erik Lunke at 360-705-7747 or email to LunkeE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 17DOT-HQ-00906.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call or email the recruiter.
More than Just a Paycheck!Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That’s why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.Read about our benefits:The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information.Insurance BenefitsEmployees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state. Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses. Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts. To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website.Retirement and Deferred CompensationState Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs. For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems‘ web site.Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.
Vacation (Annual Leave)You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per WAC 357-31-165.
HolidaysFull-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays:HOLIDAYDATENew Year’s DayJanuary 1Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthdayThird Monday in JanuaryPresidents’ DayThird Monday in FebruaryMemorial DayLast Monday in MayIndependence DayJuly 4Labor DayFirst Monday in SeptemberVeterans’ DayNovember 11Thanksgiving DayFourth Thursday in November & Friday afterChristmas DayDecember 25Personal HolidayEmployee’s selection each calendar year
*Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice. Please refer to specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information.Social SecurityAll state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system.Sick LeaveFull-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in WAC 357-31-130.Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information.
01Please cut and paste your letter of interest describing how your experience, training, and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.02Please cut and paste your resume below.03Do you currently hold permanent status with WSDOT (not in a probationary or non-permanent appointment)?
04Do you possess a Bachelor of Science degree or graduate degree in biology, ecology, ecological restoration, fish and wildlife science, environmental studies, or closely related field?
05Do you possess five (5) years minimum professional experience in environmental biology or ecology?
06Please provide a description of this experience as it pertains to the responsibilities of this position.07Do you have knowledge of federal/state/local environmental regulations related to waters of the state, transportation planning, and developing/negotiating policy and regulatory guidance?
08Please describe below how you attained this experience. Do not indicate “see resume” in the field below. If you do not have this experience, please type “N/A”.09Do you have an understanding of techniques and construction methods for designing or retrofitting barriers for fish passage?
10Please describe how you attained and utilized this experience. Do not indicate “see resume” in the field below. If you do not have this experience, please type “N/A”.11Do you have a valid driver’s license?
12How did you learn of this employment opportunity?
13If you chose “WSDOT Employee”, “Other” or “Networking/Social Event” as the option for how you heard about this job opportunity, please specify the person or event in the field below:
- Job Fair
- Networking/Social Event (specify below)
- WSDOT Employee
- WSDOT Employment Site
- Other Source (specify below)
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